Shamanic Lands 4 – Working with Elementals

This is the second of the posts about the presentation given by the very knowledgeable Dr.Patrick MacManaway at the Shamanic Lands event at the Conway Hall in London. In this second post I will recount the information that he gave relating to working with dragons and specifically with the various elementals. Elementals are the spirits of the earth, fire, water and air which play a large part in mediating and harmonising the subtle energies which operate in an area. Working with Elementals Patrick talked about bringing your brain into the right state of mind in order to communicate with the Elementals. He showed us diagrams of the brain states: Alpha waves for relaxation, and Theta waves for the meditative state. As plants work in the Alpha and Theta range, so we...

Return of the Spirit of Creation

Return of the Spirit of Creation

Any creative act can have its moments of high intensity, and then some lulls. When you have a creative project under way the lulls are like having a headache – you don’t really want them and you feel as though they are somewhat forced upon you. So it was that this month “real life events” began to get in the way of some writing that I am doing, just as the speed of the work had reached a manageable and satisfying pace. Some of the events were very mundane, but in a twist of The Wheel of Fortune the other event was something which would, once again, inspire me to pick up where I left off, and indeed to accelerate the work. I find myself in a London hotel room near to Euston Station. Hardly an inspiring location, except that I have a small...

Cailleach and The Mesa Luna Amulet

Cailleach and The Mesa Luna Amulet

Not all my visions come about as a result of a visit to a megalithic site. I do some work with a group of lovely people who attend my outdoor meditation sessions during the Summer months. When the group isn’t meeting during the Winter then some of these friends come around to work with me in a more social context, and this affords us the chance to try different meditation methods. By a beautiful coincidence the evening that we meditated was also a full moon. The omens were auspicious, and the energy of the evening matched it perfectly. The group were lovely (as usual) and when I suggested a meditation we all got stuck in – incense was lit, and a candle was placed in the centre of the group as a focal point for anyone who wanted it. I did. I got...

Summary of the Year 2015 Part 2

Summary of the Year 2015 Part 2

In the second part of the summary of my work done in 2015 I will mention the quests that I undertook. Quests and Progress Here is a list of the quests that I undertook this year with a link to the posts that discuss them. Quite a diversity! And knocked into a chaotic spiral after Lammas, I feel. WINTER SOLSTICE to IMBOLC My new spirit guide will teach me the language of the winds, which can be learned through contemplation of the wind, or by listening to the rustle of trees. To align myself with The Great Bear – to follow Arthur – and to understand the qualities of NORTH. Great Bear quest Arrows point to Arthur Axis of Time IMBOLC to SPRING To understand the process of germination – To prepare the soil in my garden energetically for germination...

Spirit of Place in the Meditation Circle

Spirit of Place in the Meditation Circle

I started a weekly meditation circle last year. I was impressed by how many people turned up regularly, but this year the intake was even bigger. I made a few changes this year. I moved the venue slightly to provide a more intimate working space, and to accommodate more people. Part of that work involved me clearing out a place that was overgrown and full of old rotting and rusting junk. It took me a couple of days to clear, but when the space was finished it felt amazing. Before I had done any work I had entered into a dialog with the Spirit of Place. Was the space suitable? Would it be alright to use it in this way? Was the spirit happy with me preparing the space or should it be left as it was? All these questions were asked and more. So, I already felt...