Knowledge from a forest

Waking to a cold and frosty morning. I reckoned that the sun was going to be out before long and so opted for a trip to Delamere forest for a walk and general closeness to nature. Wayne Dyer recommends this kind of stuff as ‘wilderness therapy’ although exactly what I was being therapised for in this instance was unspecified. Perhaps it is like going to the gym and more of a ‘maintenance therapy’? Hmmm! So it was that some time in the morning I found myself walking amongst the last of the Autumn leaves and enjoying the sense of treeness that has been my companion throughout this year. As ever, the clanking of the dowsing rods stuffed in my utility belt – or in this instance the whole in the back pocket of my jeans – suggested...

Samhain – transformational energies of the elements

The complexities of life often catch me by surprise. The mix is so varied, meaningful and relevant that it is difficult to describe where a particular chapter (of your life) begins. For me it seems quite common that the web of life interweaves multiple phenomena, experience and whatever was left over from last night’s cooking into the mix to create a new day that seems unique and individual and yet if one takes but a single thread and follows it (down the rabbit hole) it leads to truly unexpected and to what I original thought of as unrelated phenomena. Humbling is a word that begs for deeper meaning when I traverse such tunnels of thought and speculation. I am not going to enter the debate of intelligent design, god, gods or indeed evolution. I am certain...

New Moon dedications

According to Philip Heselton’s book “Secret Places of the Goddess” theĀ New Moon phase is a good time to perform a dedication to the three-fold Goddess. Well, I don’t go in for ritualistic acts on the whole, but a little meditation seemed in keeping with The Spirit. A simple crystal layout using my five main crystals in a cardinal layout, with the fifth stone forming the centre, seemed most appropriate on this night. I started at midnight and after meditating for several minutes I began to formulate my thoughts on the things I was looking to achieve: faster and stronger relations with nature spirits; a keener perception of earth energies; the development of the ability to employ energy in my life. As I made my dedications sheet lightening...