Topics referred to:
The Green Knight film:
Rocco, our keenest student on the Sophrology course, has just taken the Level Four course, and look at the result! He says the chakra colour meditation, with music by The Mind Orchestra, helped him the most, and you can hear it here: (the systems referred to relate to five areas of the body: 1: the head, 2: the neck, shoulders and upper arms, 3: The chest and upper back, 4: The midriff and stomach, 5: everything below the solar plexus). To follow in Rocco’s paw-steps click here!
Earlier this year I was sent a beautiful, handcrafted Oracle set created by the talented illustrator Simona Sanfilippo. Entitled The Taliesin Oracle, I was excited to receive it. As you probably already know, Taliesin is a very important figure in Druidry, and it is always nice to have new spiritual tools that help deepen our understanding of the Taliesin Myth and the wisdom and guidance it offers. I was so deeply impressed by Simona’s Oracle and wanted to share it here.
There are 25 illustrated cards (plus a bonus), including the four Elements. The accompanying explanatory booklet – currently in Italian – binds legend and oracle, with general Celtic info, plus links to free extra web content.
Simona has taken extraordinary care in creating this stunning project, cutting the paper by hand and printing on satin cardboard. The conception, illustrations, texts, layout, deck bag and packaging are all Simona’s work and produced with such loving attention to detail.
Remember that if you have any questions about the deck, or would like to own your own copy, you can write to Simona at email@example.com. You can discover more about how the project came together on her Instagram and Facebook Page, and more about Simona’s work on her Website.
You can find the poem I read here, on the ‘Hawk of the Pines’ website.
If you suddenly and unexpectedly feel joy, don’t hesitate. Give in to it…
Whatever it is, don’t be afraid of its plenty.
Joy is not made to be a crumb.
~ Mary Oliver
Wishing everyone a peaceful and blessed Equinox!
Hello again! After a 6 week break a new series of Tea with a Druid/Tea with Druids is back, and here are some notes and links to topics mentioned:
Thanks to Matthew Kniseley for the great new intro film. His site is here.
Thanks to Charlie Roscoe for the music that accompanies this film, from the track Blessed Water in the Album Druid Circle. You can also hear this music in the meditation collection Sacred Nature.
The film I mention of the Chauvet cave paintings is The Cave of Forgotten Dreams by Werner Herzog.
Frank Owen’s books that I mention are: The Mist-Filled Path and The Spiral of Memory and Belonging, and then his more recent poetry collections are The Temple of Warm Harmony and The School of Soft Attention. All are easily discoverable online. Franks’s website is here.