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are also the songs of our children "

The Druid Way

An Equinox Meditation

September 26th, 2023

In this tea I mention the singer Gwenno. Here is her Cornish song Tir Ha Mor:

‘Tir Ha Mor’ the first single from ‘Le Kov.’ Of the video Gwenno says: “We drove to St Ives and marvelled at the crashing waves, went up the coast, past Zennor and arrived at Levant Mine to pause for thought and remember those who had given and lost so much to the land. All we could do was appreciate the rugged landscape, as so many had done before us. We drove back to Cardiff and I mulled over the merits of dancing to your own song, and concluded that it’s alright to do so sometimes. Cornish Abstract Landscape artist, Peter Lanyon, Marghek an Gwyns (Rider of the Wind, his Cornish Gorsedd bardic name) glided over the land to get a better feel of Cornwall, Tir Ha Mor (Land and Sea) is inspired by his methods and muse. I filmed what was in front of me, which is nowhere near the same level of commitment, but it is my interpretation of what I saw and felt and that, I hope, is worth something.”

Equinox Blessings! /|\

September 22nd, 2023

Wishing everyone a peaceful Equinox weekend! Whatever season you find yourself in, take a moment to reach for the the balance within before you ease into the autumn, or launch into spring. Many Blessings! 

Preposterous beliefs

September 16th, 2023

“Almost everyone in public life accepts the same set of preposterous beliefs. That economic growth can continue indefinitely on a finite planet; that the unhindered acquisition of enormous fortunes by a few is acceptable, even commendable; that they should be allowed to own as much natural wealth as their money permits; that there’s nothing objectionable about a few offshore billionaires owning the media and setting the political agenda; that anyone who disputes such notions has no place in civil society. We are free to speak, up to but not beyond this point: the point on which everything hangs.” George Monbiot

Inviting the Muse

September 14th, 2023

Working with Youth & Nick Williams to create this was really fun and we covered a massive amount of ground – discussing how we can bring more creativity into our lives. This comes with a course I’m offering through the Shift Network. More details here.

Magical Days in Snowdonia

September 8th, 2023

Connection & Nature Experience Awakening

A few places are now available for a retreat I’ll be helping to facilitate 9-13 October at the magical Cae Mabon in Snowdonia. Do join us! Details here.

A Deep Dive this Autumn

September 7th, 2023

Do join me for a deep dive this Autumn into the territory where psychology, Druidry, myth and magic meet. Find out more at a special event that’s being aired 12 September at 5.30pm Pacific Time. That’s 1.30am BST so if you’re not on the US west coast and you’re not a night-owl, register anyway for the free session, because you can then watch the recording whenever you like! Details here.

Must we Suffer to be Creative?

September 7th, 2023

If this subject interests you, do join me and fellow psychotherapist John Wilson in a conversation that explores the mysterious relationship between creativity and suffering. We’re all familiar with the stereotype of the ‘tortured artist’ and the idea of the ‘wounded healer’, but do we have to suffer in order to access the deepest wellsprings of creation? Is there a relationship between trauma and creativity, and how can we best serve our clients so that any trauma they have experienced can enrich their creativity rather than stifle it?  More details here.

Finding Companionship in Aloneness

September 5th, 2023


The opening image is of an altar created at the Medicine Festival at Wasing. In this tea I read an excerpt from ‘At the Orphans Door’ by Tom Hirons – see the rest of the poems and more in the book of the same name published by I also read from Rainer Maria Rilke’s ‘Letters to a Young Poet’ and mentioned the Book ‘Finding the Mother Tree’ by Suzanne Simard.