Shamanic Lands 3 – The Energy of Dragons

Shamanic Lands 3 – The Energy of Dragons

This is part one of two posts describing the information that Dr.Patrick MacManaway presented at Shamanic Lands this year. I took so many notes that I could barely keep up and I had to take several photos of the screens because there was so much information on them! It was by no means a “dry” presentation though – far from it. Patrick is engaging and amusing, and he delivered his information with the authority that comes from hard-won practical experience married with a keen intellect. Here are some of the main points that Patrick raised in his presentation. European Magic and Shamanism He began the talk by introducing the purposes of European magic and shamanic practise. He stated they were for:- personal evolution landscape fertility personal,...

Another spiral comes around

Another spiral comes around

As you walk this crazy path… “Divine Guidance leads a man to perplexity” You begin to notice the spirals in your life. I have begun to note them here for three reasons. It adds to the flavour of the tales here It is a reminder to myself – I can’t recall everything (in fact I can’t recall many things) As the great psychologist and explorer Abraham Maslow demonstrated experimentally. The more you talk about them, the more they happen or the more you recognise them. As a previous post intimated, I am on a journey (along with a Facebook group of 150 people) of exploring the Forty Rules of Love ostensibly a novel written by Elif Shafak (another person who seems to have got involved in my quests – Wand ingredient). One of the...

Funny, what comes around

I was having coffee with my nephew the other day and he tells me of a post that I had put on Facebook recently. It was regarding a book that I had just purchased…Masnavi by Rumi. It shouldn’t be a surprise to readers here. As you know, the signs have been leading me in the direction of Sufism for quite some time. Here is a link to pretty much all the posts  related to that journey. From the tales my mum used to tell me when I was a kid, to the time spent amongst the Sufi’s last year to my current ventures. Oh by the way did I tell you about that? You can read all about it here. In some respects I am being immersed in the works of Sufism, Dervishes, and Rumi. To that end, I had purchased the above tome of poetry. As I said, my nephew mentioned my...

When the dowsing rods say YES

When the dowsing rods say YES

As you will know, if you read this journal a lot, that I am pretty good with making decisions in my life based on what I read from the rods as well as the signs and omens. Here is a question though… What do you do when the signs, omens and dowsing rods give you an unequivocal YES and your thinking and feelings are telling you, NO The first thing you can do is question whether you are in a fit state to ask the question…to which the answer is Yes. Of course you could then ask whether you are in a fit state to ask even that question, which then becomes ad nauseum. At some point you have to say, I’m okay. The next point of call is to ask whether you can actually ask the question you originally asked in the first place, to which the answer is Yes. So...

Tara: Blessings, the Moon, Tarot and a Goddess p7 Solstice 2015

Tara: Blessings, the Moon, Tarot and a Goddess p7 Solstice 2015

Blessings at Tara The previous six posts will confirm that today had been an amazingly experiential day. So we arrived at Tara, where Chris and I both had appointments. Mine was with a Goddess named Caileach. A being that I had first encountered here at this very spot some years ago and who had since dogged my life. Most of the times in a good way and on a few occasions in a trickier way. I guess it’s her nature as far as I could understand her nature. As I walked up to the mounds I wondered where to go and what to do. An intuitive thought came to me immediately. Just be. Really? Sounds a bit boring, but having learned patience I took it on board and followed Chris across the hill as he began his work. After several minutes, I felt his energy shift and knew...

The return of the Oracle of Dowth p5 Solstice 2015

The return of the Oracle of Dowth p5 Solstice 2015

I am biased. My previous visit to Dowth was pretty awesome even within the realms of this blogs magic. So I was expecting nothing less this time. Learning from my previous visit I had just left Knowth, having used a crystal pentagram to open my third-eye. I still felt the tingling as we walked the couple of miles to Dowth. During the walk Chris regaled me with what he had learned over at the university of knowth. Interestingly he had more knowledge about my quests than I did. I’ll leave that for his posts. However it does relate to an experience herein, so watch out for that. I climbed and wandered around the hill of Dowth with an almost reverence in my footsteps. Asking the rods whether I needed to prepare got me the “didn’t you just come...