The year passes in linear fashion yet in reality it spirals, as we pass each seasonal milestone, we are not the same as we were last time. Like a river, our waters continually change, our cells constantly regenerating. Autumn transition This period of autumn leaning into winter has a soporific effect on me. I feel … More Curling into winter’s embrace
– and what they might do with them instead. Ask any child to draw or describe a witch and you’ll probably get this: Warty nose, pointy hat, black cat, riding a broomstick. And come 31st October if you walk the suburban streets around dusk you’re quite likely to find some small-scale versions wandering around … More Why witches don’t ride broomsticks
To work magic is to weave the unseen forces into form; to soar beyond sight; to explore the uncharted dream realm of the hidden reality. ~ Starhawk The trees were whispering secrets, and a lone crow flew through the air, calling out loudly in his thick, throaty voice. The air hung still, the gentle … More Salt Bowl Ceremony
One day you finally knew what you had to do, and began, though the voices around you kept shouting their bad advice ~ from ‘The Journey’ by Mary Oliver Summer can be frenetic. The ongoing urge to pack in as much as possible, while the sun shines, while the kids are off school…. I used to … More Holding space for self-care
Who were the witches? Where did they come from? Maybe your great, great grandmother was one. Witches were wise, wise women they say. And there’s a little witch in every woman today! ~by Bonnie Lockhart The hardest bit about being a western witch, is the hundreds of years of heavy baggage it can bring. The … More The way of the western witch
This western world can be an unendingly busy place. Organised around the dominant patriarchal society where worth is measured by productiveness, and time counted in hours; it’s easy to get swept up and forget that there might be another way. Sometimes ,it can feel like there simply isn’t enough hours in the day to fulfil … More What is a Red Tent?
Imagine if we approached all major milestones in our life in a way that honoured us, not only physically but mentally, emotionally & spiritually – in ways meaningful to us and our individual circumstances. How might our lives be different? I like to think we would feel stronger, with a tribe at our back as … More Celebrating birth as a rite of passage
Join us to celebrate a very special Spring Equinox this year with a women’s circle ceremony, in the purpose-built yurt of Sacred Space in our woodland, on Sunday 18th March from 5pm. Sit with sisters of the heart to honour the turning of the Great Wheel of the year and our place within it. The … More Spring Equinox Sacred Women’s Circle
Do you ever wonder what it means to make Sacred Space? Maybe not in exactly those words; maybe there’s a tug on your heart that yearns for something, the way your body yearns for a glass of water on a hot day. This could be the yearning of your soul for some Sacred Space within which … More Making Space Sacred
These expectations: the pressure from family & society to perform and be happy can be crushingly painful as you struggle to put it all together. The tree, the decorations, the shopping, the wrapping, the planning and cooking. Everything perfectly timed and all the time with a smile. And somewhere inside there’s a voice wondering if … More Why does this time of year have to be so hard?
You feel alone in the world, even though you’re busy and know lots of people. You feel like there’s no time, no space to slow down and it’s like no-one really knows you. You’ve been working really hard to do all the ‘right’ things to make the world a better place, but you can’t shake … More Is this you?
Full Circle is a space, but it is also a concept. It’s a space I wish to create in a woodland yurt on our land, a space within which we can deepen together, slow down, go deep, listen and really hear the whispers of the heart, the lamentations of grief and shouts of joy filling … More Creating Full Circle
Connecting * Supporting * Informing Autumn rolls around again, with its vibrant hues, misty mornings with that certain special smell in the English air and then it’s certainly time to set off for the annual European Doula Network conference! This year was hosted by the Polish doula association ‘Doula w Polsce,‘ in Warsaw. The quote … More The European Doula Network