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?
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?
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
I call upon the plants of this land to teach me and show me the way to balanced health of mind, body & soul. I ask you to give me the courage to walk among you each day in silence that I may hear your whisper and learn your teaching. I pray to great spirit … More Each day, a new lesson comes
There is meaning beneath the glitter and glamour of Christmas. To me it feels like a yearning to touch something deeper, be part of something bigger, to feel the spark of divinity and believe that magic is all around. Maybe it comes from the searching for this meaning, hidden as it is beneath layers of … More Resting in midwinter silence
Have you ever had a feeling so deep that you felt it right down in your bones? This is how I feel about holding ceremonial women’s circles to honour the seasons. The way I see it women have been sitting together in circles for longer than living memory, but our bones remember how affirming it … More Women Who Honour the Seasons
Something incredible is happening right now as all around the world women are waking up to the power of the feminine. Within the feminine is the power to create, simple as that, it is the biggest creative force on the planet. Bigger than Microsoft, bigger than Apple, even bigger than Google because it is more … More Awakening feminine power
Welcome to the gateway into the Mother Night ~ the longest night of the year for those of us in the northern hemisphere. The Winter Solstice is a tipping point, the north of the Earth reaches its furthest point form the sun. The dark night is a place of dreaming and visions. Ride the horse of Rhiannon as … More Solstice Blessings!
In very Ancient times when we followed Moon time, women often gave birth en-masse – they had conceived on a full moon (ovulation) and then gave birth together 9 Moons later in mass rituals. There is an ancient birthing chamber in Malta, an island of the Goddess, where women ritually entered the chamber, gave birth together, … More Following Moon Time
Coming home last night along winding country lanes, as the blood-sun was sinking behind leafy trees, mist swirled between the high Devon hedges. The grass heavy with cold dew and my skin felt the cold that was creeping in along with the darkness. The cycle of seasons is tangibly changing this week, the long hot days … More Cycles of life