This weekend’s solstice is an extraordinary one. Not only because we are in the middle of the coronvirus pandemic and the huge upheaval it has inflicted on our everyday lives, or the Black Lives Matter international uprising that seeks to change structural racism, or that we are in the middle of the 6th mass extinction … More The Holy Trinity of this solstice eclipse
In March, the world as we know it turned upside down. And my reaction was to drop the ‘extras’ and focus my energy and attention on the core. This boiled down to a few things – family, home and garden, physical health, and the women I work with in circle. Social media and blogging took … More Magic at a distance
Marrying another person is a big step, it involves courage for the commitment you are agreeing to. It requires a level of vulnerable intimacy, a willingness to be seen by another person in all your wounds as well as all your glory. It requires emotional bravery. This was one of my biggest barriers to opening … More Love (yourself) this February
It’s been two years now since this course first started writing itself. I know that’s kind of a funny way of expressing it, but it’s true – I didn’t so much write this, as get out the way and let it write itself. This way of writing is true of many of my creations, such … More The way of the witch
At a recent workshop when serving up some soup and bread for lunch I was asked what it was, and when I heard the words coming out of my mouth I kind of realised how unusual it was. I was almost embarrassed by how much effort went into the humble bowl of soup and slice … More Food, glorious food!
What is a women’s circle? This video shares what a women’s circle can be like. A place where women come together, create something beautiful, and share their stories. It’s a safe, supportive space of acceptance and non-judgement where all women are welcome. A diversity of women from different walks of life create a rich environment … More Sacred Women’s Circle: a video
Let’s start with what a Mother Blessing Ceremony (hereon refereed to as *MBC*) is NOT. Ok, so *MBC* is not a baby shower (gifts for baby and party games), it’s not a religious ceremony, it doesn’t need a celebrant (but you might like to have one anyway), it is not an opportunity for people to … More What is a Mother Blessing Ceremony?
Gently unfolding, yet profoundly shifting. I’m dreaming of creating a space, a closed container for some deep & slow work that evolves through the seasons over a full year. Each month we’ll spend a full day together; sitting in circle, sharing our stories, honouring the season and life cycles. Spend time in nature both together … More Dreaming the witches’ way
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
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