Updated: Nov 18, 2022
My work and Consultations are often described by my clients as a Journey, a Journey from place to another… A journey that cascades into the depth, heart and core of self, and beyond time, layers fall away, what is often and always revealed is raw, real heartfelt truths. Deep healing is discovered.. Dropping into the blood and bones of life… We meet as strangers and part as kin. For we have undertook a journey of courage , grit, heart and grace.. I am totally honoured to do this work.. To sit with you, to take these journeys, soul journeys, to be met fully by our loved ones our ancestors, those that have come before us , those that have been taken to early, those that we have lost, yet with my hand on my heart they have never left us, they walk beside us, they love us with all their mite, and for a brief while we sit on a bridge between here and the otherworld, the rainbow bridge.. We travel and we are met fully with their love… This is what I do, this is what we do, we undertake journey’s…
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Come late Summer I intend to introduce My Earth Journeys .. Immersion into the fabric and wisdom of the land, and one of those pathways, when it is safe to do so, is to start to facilitate local Open Ceremonies and Rites beside an Ancient Oak Tree and Mere honouring the Wheel of The Year, Anchored in my recently discovered heritage.. Yet a path that I have walked the whole of my life.. Yet now is the time to Own it fully. Especially as I approach my 50th year… The rites will be heartfelt yet simple involving all that come, an offering, poetry, song drum, chant and magic, and importantly the talking stick…I intend to start this in and around Loaf Fest. Anchored in Community and Healing reclaiming the wisdom of our forebears, honouring the land and spirits and gods and goddesses that dwell their..
On a far-flung cluster of 18 of the most impossibly beautiful islands, Faroe Islands, Denmark: Tucked away at the bottom of a mountain-enclosed inlet, a grass-roofed village occupies a mystical, moody realm in Denmark’s Faroe Islands. This island, Streymoy, is just one of 18 that make up the windblown and remote archipelago that sits about 200 miles off the coast of Scotland.
For me since discovering my Nordic/Irish ancestry it brings a greater sense of meaning and purpose as I journey the wheel of the year. as my ancestors once did. Our celebrations humble us and brings us together with our Gods, Goddesses and our ancestors, honouring the ebb and flow of the land and its seasons. the Old Norse Germanic word for these rites were known as Blot is derived from the ancient Germanic word for "blessing"
Something that is very dear to me is this song for many reasons.. Its known as Lívstræðrir meaning Threads of Life preformed by Eivør & John Lunn its beautiful and haunting..
You don’t just hear this... you feel this... absolutely amazing in every way!! it's like I've connected with ancestors from over 1000 years ago.. this music is a bridge between that era and the present. So powerful. The music takes me to faraway lands and far-gone times it is the music of the the Faeroe people, and The Faeroe Islands, my people, 200 miles north-northwest of Scotland, and about halfway between Norway and Iceland. I am forever thankful for discovering the threads that flow through my life...
Rites, Blots, Offerings and Symbel
The main rites celebrated in Heathenry are called blōt and symbel (pronounced sumble). Heathen groups and individuals hold feasts and celebrations based around blōt and symbel at rites of passage (such as weddings or baby-namings), seasonal holidays, oath-takings, rites in honour of a particular God or Gods, and rites of need (in which Gods and/or ancestors are asked for help).
Historically A blōt was a offering to the Gods , alfs or ancestors. A feast followed afterwards at which the meat was shared amongst the participants. Blōts were held to honour the Gods or to gain their favour for specific purposes such as peace, victory, or good sailing weather.
A modern blōt centres around the offering of food or drink (often mead) or other items to the Gods and tends to be followed by a feast. It may be a simple rite or a more elaborate one depending on the purpose of the blōt and the number of participants. In an indoor blōt where food is offered, it is common to lay a place for the God, ancestor or alf at the table. During a blōt held outdoors offerings are often thrown onto a fire. Or butter laid on a scared stone outside the dwelling or home or mead poured at the base of a tree..
I have for many years instinctively offered a offering of Oats and Honey and Mead to the land and the old ones especially as the Wheel Turns and the Seasons shift...
Symbel is a ritual drinking ceremony in which one or more drinking horns or other vessels are filled with mead (or another appropriate drink) and used for toasting or boasting. It is common for modern Heathens to pass the horn(s) around all those participating after liquid is blessed. The first round of toasts may be to the Gods, the second round to wights or ancestors, and the third round may be to whatever else the assembled Heathens wish to toast.
There may be many more rounds, or the symbel may stop after a designated number. A separate libation (drink offering) may be given to the Gods, landwights or housewights, or some of the contents of the horn may be poured out as an offering to them.
As well as major offerings to the Gods or alfs, Heathens like to leave gifts for their domestic hidden folk: the wights who live in their garden and house. For this purpose, many Heathens keep a special bowl to leave offerings in the house of cakes and ale, or may leave food or drink on or near a small garden altar. Or again on a sacred Stone...
This makes me smile as I have often sensed Odin as a story teller gathered around the fire sharing tales with a horn full of mead...
Many Heathens will give offerings to their housewight whenever baking or brewing, as these things can easily go wrong, and so it is important to have the wights favour. It is also important when dealing with wights to be respectful of their space. In the case of a housewight this can be done by keeping the house clean and tidy.
This is a list of festivals celebrated by me that deeply resonate and aligned to a lifetime of feeling the fabric off the land and deeply anchored to my heritage and roots and on historical festivals and festivals from British folklore.
The celebration of festivals varies greatly between groups and individuals who will only celebrate the festivals they consider the most relevant to their path. Typically a festival year will include three, eight or nine and twelve of the following festivals and can be fused into the tides of the Moom.
Thorrablot 'January offering'
"Charming of the Plough/Plow" after the Anglo-Saxon spell and ceremony. Recorded as a regular feast only in Sweden, this blessing takes place January 31st. The name means "Thing (assembly) of the Goddesses." In Sweden, it was the first public moot/fair and market of the year; in Denmark, this is the time when the first furrows were ploughed in the field. This is a feast of new beginnings, at which the work in the fields for the growing season to come is blessed. For Charming of the Plough/Plow, the equipment would be “charmed,” as well as the field and seed, so the crops would be in abundance. The Landvættir/land wights would be honored and thanked for their help in the planting, growing, and eventual harvest.
This festival is based on the Icelandic feast called Thorrablot (which translates as 'January offering'). In modern times it has become associated with Thor due to the similarity of the names. Thorsblot thanks the god of thunder for his protection over the winter. Special foods are prepared in his honour which might included goat's cheese, goat meat stew, herring.. And a offering of Mead Oats and Honey giving thanks for traveling thorough the darkest part of the year, a simple yet heartfelt rite and ritual.
Disting / Frigga's Blot - 2nd February
Disting is a goddess festival and is typically dedicated to Frigga, Freya or Nerthus. It is also a time for honouring the Disir, the female ancestors, place a space at the table to honour them. Mothers and Grandmothers. “Nerthus’ themes are spring, cycles, health, energy, peace and prosperity. Her symbols are fire, chariots and soil. This Germanic earth Goddess welcomes the season with Her presence. She was so important in Danish regions that no weapons or iron tools could be left out during Her festivals. Brighten up your living space with flowers and decorations that speak of earth (Nerthus) and spring’s beauty. Again a Blot, offering of milk and honey for her and the landwrights can be given .
Lovers Blot - 14th February
Lover's Blot is a heathen adoption of the ancient European festival custom of Valentines Day which originated from pagan Roman times. Lover's blot is an opportunity for couples to ask the blessing of the gods and goddesses on their relationship. It is also a good time for those that are single to be guided by the Goddess to meet a future partner.
Often the couple will call on their own patron deities or alternatively one of the deities of love and sexual relationships, Siofn, Lofn, Frey and Freya. The goddess Lofn is particularly invoked where there is friction in the relationship caused by outside influences.
A Blot and Offering of Mead and Flowers is a beautiful way to honour this time, to bless your rings with mead and to re exchange them in a rite of love, and honouring your bonds.. To write and exchange vows, words, and poems. A wonderful simple rite is to fill a bowl of mead and flowers to place your rings, stir the mead and flowers clockwise, light candles for the years or months you have been together, or to dedicate one and to dress it with oil and herbs and to once again exchange rings. Or to exchange rings for the first time.
Ostara - 21st March
There is very little information on the Goddess Ostara but a lot of her traditions live on in the modern day Easter. As a holiday, Easter actually predates Christianity, it was originally the name for the Spring Equinox. One of Ostara’s name variations, Esotara, slowly evolved into the modern name for this holiday, Easter. The name "Eostre" (Old Germanic "Ostara"), is related to that of Eos, the Greek goddess of dawn, her name can then be translated as East, Dawn or Morning Light. Ostara’s name is also the root of the word oestrogen.
Ostara is said to originate from Northern Europe where it was said that she brought with her rebirth, renewal, and fertility to the land during the beginning of Spring. She was responsible for reawakening the earth and supporting the growth of new life. It was Ostara that warmed the winds, helped the trees to bud, and the snow to melt. Spring was seen as a time of hope after the harsh winters of ancient Europe. Ostara, and Spring, was a sign that no matter what harshness or coldness covers the Earth, it will be reborn again.
May Eve / Day - WALUBURGIS NIGHT April 31st - May 1st - Merrymoon
May is a joyous fertility festival marking the start of the summer. A lovely tradition is to build a may pole for this event decorated with garlands of greenery. Or a May Tree with sprigs or even a May Wreath all represents the world tree Yggdrasil, in Norse cosmology, is an immense and central sacred tree. Around it exists all else, including the Nine Worlds., May is a joyous fertility festival marking the start of the summer.
This ceremony is marked by outdoor activities such as dancing, parades, boundary blessing, and the seeking of permission from the Landwights the Landvættir for future rites and workings. For all these reasons, we consider Freya to be at the core of this festival, as she is mistress of both witchcraft and love. Freya and Nerthus are honoured at this time of year.
This festival marks the beginning of summer in Scandinavia. In all the Germanic countries, it is seen as a time when Seers and witches are particularly active, and often gather to celebrate spring , a gathering of skills and crafts, knowledge and wisdom A witch and seer -moot..
Young men would gather flowers and herbs and dress their beloved windows, and for the younger people to collect greens and branches from the woods at twilight, which were used to adorn the houses of the village.
Fires were kindled on grave mounds or other high places on this night; it is traditional for lovers to leap through the flames, to take a oath and bond of marriage , The Month of May was traditionally a month where many Weddings took place.. One of the main traditions is to light large bonfires, feast, and toast bonds and agreements made, share skills , wisdom, knowledge and trade goods..
It is at this time we also honour the Germanic seeress 'Waluburg it is said she was from the tribe of the Semnones. At some point in her life she got abducted by the roman army and brought to Egypt where she most likely served a roman general. A shard in which her name was inscribed was later found in the Nile.
Litha / Summer Solstice - 21st June / Midyear
Celebration of the Summer Solstice, when the power of the Sun is at its height. It was at this time that most foreign trade was conducted, as well as shipping, fishing expeditions, and raiding. Thus, Midsummer was the festival of power and activity. It was not without its dark side as well. Midsummer was recognized as the longest day of the year; thus, the year began to age after this time and the days grow progressively shorter.
It is also the time of the union of Frey and Freya who combine their energies to make the flowers turn to fruit. Heimdall and his rainbow bridge can be honoured at high summer, as can Aegir, Ran, and the Nine Sisters – all ocean deities. Logi may be honoured as patron of the Midsummer bonfires as well. Baldur is sometimes honoured on Midsummer as a sacrificed god of Light, and sometimes in November when things are withering and dying.
Midsummer is the religious celebration held at the summer solstice. This feast usually falls around June 20-21. Midsummer-related holidays, traditions and celebrations are found in all the Germanic countries of Northern Europe. Midsummer’s eve is considered the second greatest festival of the Germanic holy year, comparable only to the 12 days of Yule. Certain celebrations take place on the evening of the summer solstice. Great roaring Bonfires, speeches, songs and dancing are most traditional. Folk traditions include the making of wreaths, the kindling of fires, the burning of corn dollies, and the adornment of fields, barns, and houses with greenery. Midsummer as particularly a time to make blessings to Baldur. Model Viking ships are also sometimes made out of thin wood, filled with small flammable offerings, and burned at this time. Midsummer is the high point of the year, the time when deeds are brightest and the heart is most daring. This is the time when our Viking forebears, having their crops safely planted, sailed off to do battle in other lands. It is a time for action and risk, for reaching fearlessly outward.
It is for us the day we harvest our Garlic, after it be planted on Winternights October 29 November 2nd.
Lithasblot (Freyfest/Freysblot)July 31st - August 1st/ Harvest
The harvest festival; giving thanks to Urda (Ertha) for her bounty. Often alms are given to the unfortunate at this time, or loaves in the shape of the fylfot (the Sun-wheel, which fell into regrettable disrepute during the dark times of the second World War when the symbol was perverted as a symbol of chaos and darkness). Interestingly, Lithasblot 1941 was allegedly the time when the magical lodges of England performed rituals to keep the Nazi forces from invading their country; which may have worked, since Hitler eventually abandoned plans to invade Great Britain. Lithasblot has long been associated with ceremonial magic and magical workings. Lammas is the holiday of the first cutting of the grain, when John Barleycorn dies to feed us all. Every culture has a version of John Barleycorn, and in our cosmology it is Frey, who is mourned on this day for his sacrifice that we might live. Nerthus, his mother who cuts him down, is also honoured; so is Gerda his garden-goddess bride whose tears guide him back from Death. Another Lammas-associated goddess is Sif, whose golden hair is associated with the grain that Thor’s rains grew. Aegir may be celebrated as a brewer – as Frey is a beer god – and Njord may be hailed for the fish harvest that comes in. This is also an excellent time to honour Jord, the Earth Mother.
The name Lammas is taken from an Anglo-Saxon heathen festival which was forcibly Christianized. The name (from hlaf-mass, “loaves festival”) implies, it is a feast of thanksgiving for bread, symbolising the first fruits of the harvest.
Loaf-Feast is the end of the summer’s vacation, the beginning of a time of hard work which lasts through the next two or three months, while we ready ourselves for the winter. We honour Freya at this time, for all she has given us.
Then what comes next is The month of September / Shedding
Practically speaking, it marked the beginning of the gathering of food for the long winter months ahead, bringing people and their livestock in to their winter quarters. To be alone and missing at this dangerous time was to expose yourself and your spirit to the perils of imminent winter. In present times, the importance of this part of the festival has diminished for most people. From the point of view of an agricultural people, for whom a bad season meant facing a long winter of famine when many wouldn't survive until spring, it was paramount.
At the equinox, the sun rises directly in the east and sets directly in the west. In the northern hemisphere, before the autumnal equinox, the sun rises and sets more and more to the north, and afterward, it rises and sets more and more to the south.
In ancient times, our European ancestors celebrated their Harvest Feast and found many reasons to be thankful and to celebrate. Our people have done this for as long as we can trace our history, although what our people have felt thankful for has certainly changed over the many years. Remember as you sit down this year with your family, you're participating in an ancient tradition. And it's a great time to figure out what you're thankful for or, for your kindred to hold a blot of thanks.
Winternights (Vetrnaetr) October 29th - November 2nd Hunting
The beginning of the winter season for the Northern folk. Remembrances of the dead and one's ancestors were made during this feast. Winternights was a ceremony of wild abandon; Much divination was done during Winternights to foretell the fates of those entering the coming year. It was said that if one sat on a barrow-mound (grave) all night long on Winternights, one would have full divinatory, shamanic (galdr and seith), and bardic (skaldr) powers.
One of the MOST common harvest customs of the Germanic people was the hallowing and leaving of the "Last Sheaf" in the field, often for Odin and/or his host of the dead, though the specifics of the custom vary considerably over its wide range. The Wild Hunt begins after Winter Nights, and the roads and fields no longer belong to humans, but to ghosts and trolls.
The Winter Nights feast is also especially seen as a time to celebrate our kinship and friendship with both the living and our earlier forebearers. It marks the beginning of the long, dark winter time at which memory becomes more important than foresight, and when old tales are told and great deeds are toasted as we ready ourselves for the spring to come. It's a time to think of accomplishments achieved and those which have yet to be made. Winter Nights also marks the beginning of a time of indoor work, thought, and craftsmanship.
Winternights marked the beginning of the Wild Hunt, which would continue until Walpurgisnacht. This festival corresponds roughly to the Celtic Samhain, and the modern American festival of Halloween, although the darker aspects of the festival are not as pronounced among the Norse people. (The Norse festival of darkness was Walpurgis, a full 6 months away). Some Nordic-inspired groups call it Winternights, as winter is coming on. Hela, Goddess of the Dead, is honoured on this day, as is Mordgud the guardian of the Underworld, Nidhogg
Winternights is held the 31st of October. Winternights marked the final end of harvest and the time when the animals that were not expected to make it through the winter were butchered and smoked or made into sausage.
The festival is also called “Elf-Blessing”, “Dis-Blessing”, or “Frey-Blessing”, which tells us that it was especially a time of honouring the ancestral spirits, the spirits of the land, the Vanir, and the powers of fruitfulness, wisdom, and death. It marks the turning of the year from summer to winter, the turning of our awareness from outside to inside. Among the Norse, the ritual was often led by the woman of a family – the ruler of the house and all within. One of the commonest harvest customs of the Germanic people was the hallowing and leaving of the “Last Sheaf” in the field, often for Odin and/or his host of the dead, though the specifics of the custom vary considerably over its wide range.
The Wild Hunt begins to ride after Winternights, and the roads and fields no longer belong to humans, but to ghosts and trolls. The Winternights feast is also especially seen as a time to celebrate our kinship and friendship with both the living and our earlier forebears. It marks the beginning of the long dark wintertime at which memory becomes more important than foresight, at which old tales are told and great deeds are toasted as we ready ourselves for the spring to come. It is a time to think of accomplishments achieved and those which have yet to be made. Winternights also marks the beginning of a time of indoor work, thought and craftsmanship. These festival and feast celebrated the accessibility, veneration, awe, and respect of the dead. This was also a time for contemplation. To the ancient Germanic peoples death was never very far away, and it viewed as a natural and necessary part of life. To die was not as much of a surprise or tragedy it is in modern times and death as not viewed as something “scary” or “evil”. Of higher importance to the Germanic people was to live & die with honour and thereby live on in the memory of the tribe and be honoured at this great feast.
The dead could return to the places where they had lived and food and entertainment were provided in their honour. In this way the tribes were at one with its past, present and future.
On this night we honour those that have come before us, the women or elder of the household will place a space at the table and lead the blot and offering of mead, stories of the ancestors and those we have lost are encouraged and shared at the feast. Especially those that have been lost that past year.
Again, the Christians forcefully subverted the sacred Germanic Heathen calendar to honour Christianity, Winter nights on October 31 became “All Hallows Eve” and November 1st was declared “All Saint’s Day”.
Yule (Jol/Jul)December 20th-31st
Celebration of the Norse New Year; a festival of 12 nights. This is the most important of all the Norse holidays. On the night of December 20, the god Ingvi Freyr rides over the earth on the back of his shining boar, bringing Light and Love back into the World.
Jul signifies the beginning and end of all things; the darkest time the heart of winter (shortest hour of daylight) during the year and the brightest hope re-entering the world. During this festival, the Wild Hunt is at its greatest fever.
The god Wotan (Odin) is the leader of this Wild Ride; charging across the sky on his eight-legged horse, Sleipnir; a very awe-inspiring vision. In ancient times, Germanic and Norse children would leave their boots out by the hearth on Solstice Eve, filled with hay and sugar, for Sleipnir's journey. In return, Wotan would leave them a gift for their kindness. In modern times, Sleipnir was changed to a reindeer and the grey-bearded Wotan became the kindly Santa Claus (Father Christmas).
Yuletide is the pre-Christian Germanic Midwinter celebration. The name Yule is derived from the Old Norse HJOL, meaning ‘wheel,’ to identify the moment when the wheel of the year is at its lowest point, ready to rise again. HJOL has been inherited by Germanic and Scandinavian languages from a pre-Indo-European language level, and is a direct reference to the return of the Sun represented as a fiery wheel rolling across the heavenly sky. Yule celebrations and traditions at the winter solstice predate Christianity by thousands of years. There are numerous references to Yule in the Icelandic sagas, and in other ancient accounts testifying to how Yule was actually celebrated. It was a time for feasting, giving gifts, feasting and dancing. The Yule holiday is the holiest and most popular of all the native Germanic spiritual celebrations, as Yule marks the return of the God Baldur from the realm of Hel and the loosening of winters grip on the frozen Earth. The commencement of the Yuletide celebration has no set date, but is traditionally 12 days long with the start of the festivities beginning at sunset on the winter solstice (In the northern hemisphere, this date usually falls on or around December 20th) This Germanic Heathen holiday was forcibly stolen by early Christian missionaries and became known as the “12 days of Christmas”. The first night of Yule is called The Mothernight, where Frigga and the Disir (female ancestral spirits) are especially honoured on this night. Mothers Night is appropriately named, as it represents the rebirth of the world from the darkness of winter. This is the date with the shortest day and the longest night of the year. A traditional vigil from dusk to dawn is held on the Mothers night, to make sure that the sun will rise again and welcome her when it does. Yule is the season at which the gods and goddesses are closest to Midgard: our deities were called ‘Yule-Beings’ by the Norse, and Odin himself is called Jólnir, the “Yule One” and is where the image of Santa Claus is derived from. Yule is also the season during which the dead return to earth and share the feasts of the living. Elves, trolls, and other magical beings roam freely at this time, and must either be warded off or invited to come in friendship and peace. Yule is the time of the year at which the Wild Hunt – Wodan’s host of the restless dead – rides most fiercely; it is dangerous to meet them, but gifts of food and drink are left out for them, for they can also bring blessing and fruitfulness. Yule is a time for dancing, feasting and family. Sun wheels are sometimes burnt as part of folk festivities at this time. It was the practice in Germanic Heathen times to swear oaths on a hallowed boar (the totem animal of Freyr and Freya). This survived in Swedish folk-custom; a large boar-shaped bread or block of wood covered with pigskin was brought forth at Yule for this purpose through the beginning of this century, and boar-cakes are used for Yule-oaths by most Heathens today. Especially meaningful oaths were also sworn on the horn or cup while drinking at the Yule-feast. The ‘New Year’s Resolution’ is a diminished form of the holy Yule Oath. The fir or pine-tree which is carried into the house and decorated is an ancient Germanic custom, brought to America by German immigrants.
The tree on which holy gifts are hung was Heathen in origin representing Yggdrasil, the mighty cosmic tree of life. In Germany, those who kept the old custom hid it inside lest the church authorities notice, but in England and Scandinavia, the trees and various spirits received their gifts outside. In those latter countries, it was a candlelit and ribbon-bedecked wreath, the ring of which may have reflected the holy oath-ring or the Yule sun-wheel, that was traditionally brought in to decorate the home. The Yule-log is also an old Heathen custom. This log was supposed to burn all night during the longest night of the year to symbolize life lasting even in the time of greatest darkness, its fire rekindling the Sun in the morning. Its ashes or pieces were used as protective amulets during the rest of the year. Those who lack large fireplaces often use 24-hour candles instead. We use our Advent Spiral lighting on Solstice Eve and lighting for the next 12 nights and on the finial night we light our central candle.
The 12 days of Yule is largely devoted to baking cakes, cookies, and breads and making the unique decorations which beautify every Heathen home at this holiday season. There are, for example, intricate paper cut-outs to make and put on the walls; festoons, stars, wooden toys, and straw animals in the shape of Goats, and Wild Boars to hang on the Yule tree. The straw animals, which are still widely found throughout Sweden, are intimately related to ancient Norse Germanic mythology; originating in legends of the sacred animals of the gods; the Goats of Thor, the thunder God, and the Wild Boar of Freyr, God of Fertility.
The majority of the symbols associated with the modern holiday of Christmas (such as the Yule log, Santa Claus & his Elves, Christmas trees, the Wreath, the eating of ham, holly, mistletoe, the star…) are derived from traditional northern European Heathen Yule celebrations. When the first Christian missionaries began forcibly converting the Germanic peoples to Christianity, they found it easier to simply provide a Christian reinterpretation for popular feasts such as Yule and allow the celebrations themselves to go on largely unchanged, rather than trying to suppress them. Halloween and Easter have been likewise assimilated from northern European Heathen religious festivals.
Final Thoughts Individual Blots and Workings as the Wheel Turns.
Open Community Rites and Workings.
All the above is a anchor and a guide based on the foundations within the wheel of the year.
You will find individual Rites, workings and Blots and Symbel's within my blogs as the wheel turns... Each rite and working is felt and forged from direct experience, feel free to use them and make them your own. I have had many dreams and visions that come late Summer when it is safe to do so.. in and around Loaf Feast.. Freya Feast Lammas to some, to start to hold and nurture simple open rites and workings and Offerings, beside a Mere and ancient Oak Tree for local community anchored in the Old Nordic Wheel of the year, poetry, workings, song, drum and offerings and magic.... You would be so very welcome.. if this is something that speaks to you?.. Maybe sign up to my news letter if you haven't already... and check out my blog as the Wheel Turns.
A heartfelt thank you to my wonderful friends, kin , clan and tribe, near and far, seen and unseen that helped me weave together the strands of this journey and the inspired content, anchoring and wisdom within the blog, post and wheel, and my heartfelt gratitude to the wisdom of a lifetime that is now making this possible...