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Thoughts on Climate Breakdown

Why call it Climate Breakdown? I have some thoughts on climate breakdown I want to share with you! I assume you realise that climate “breakdown” is more commonly termed climate “change”. It is far more than change though, and when I read this...

INTERCONNECTIVITY

I’ve been experiencing interconnectivity, leading me to a deeper understanding of how it works. In recent months I have been integrating various streams of knowledge and skills that I have accumulated over the past few years. Can you recall a time in your own...
My Fascinating Ancestral Site

My Fascinating Ancestral Site

Respect Rivers: Join our next walk on May 26th 2018 Over the years living in Ireland I have come to respect and revere rivers, and indeed, all things water! I sense how Ireland carries a strong connection to water – she is a true water soul. So whenever I return...
Tree Conversations with Elyse Pomeranz

Tree Conversations with Elyse Pomeranz

Can we have tree conversations? Last year I published my book Reconnecting with Trees. After that I incorporated various techniques I describe in the book into my work, connecting with trees on walks and workshops in various locations. Sometimes people experienced...
Achill Island journey

Achill Island journey

Seeing a window in the Irish wet summer I set off for Co County Mayo on a solo Achill Island journey. I was hoping to find a specific area that a friend had told me held high earth energies, albeit on hearsay. My friend’s grandmother came from the westerly...
Healing Trees with Sound

Healing Trees with Sound

Last weekend I had a great opportunity to try healing trees with sound. I have always felt that sound healing can work on trees as well as on people. My recent additional training in biofield tuning reminded me of this possibility. When I attended the Tara festival in...
What is sound healing?

What is sound healing?

Sound healing can be done with a variety of instruments that emit pure acoustic sound, including the human voice. But what is sound healing? It uses vibrations to induce a deep relaxed state in an individual, wherein healing can take place. Tuning Forks in Sound...
Winter Solstice Walk

Winter Solstice Walk

This year I was invited following a talk to organise a Winter Solstice walk. The river Inagh shares its name with a mythical river goddess. She rushes through my ancestral village, forming picturesque rapids near its old stone bridge. Luckily we practiced all the Gaia...

Gaia Touch Walk

Meditation In just over two weeks I am organising a Gaia Touch Walk for the Solstice. This morning during meditation I tried a Gaia Touch exercise to strengthen the World of Beyond. It starts with being fully present in your body. It then leads you to a point where...
Airmid Goddess of all healing plants

Airmid Goddess of all healing plants

An inspiring workshop on Airmid the goddess of all healing plants Recently I had the good fortune to being able to last-minute attend a ceremonial retreat entitled Airmid and the Dream of Plants. It was a real treat to be safely retreated into the plant kingdom. Led...
Tree Meditations for the Heather Season

Tree Meditations for the Heather Season

My tree meditations for the Celtic Tree continue with the Heather. The group of trees that support the Heather Season in the Ogham Calendar are very positive ones with powerful intuitive qualities too. The heather is primarily connected to the dreamtime and so can...
Labyrinths in Cork

Labyrinths in Cork

One of the artefacts I come across on my wanderings over Ireland is the labyrinth, a very special mechanism for centering and clearing yourself, especially when journeying! Here is an account of my visit to labyrinths in Cork. Enjoy! In late July I drove to Cork with...

Trail Following Gaia

After Marko Pogacnik’s visit to the Burren I invited local participants from his workshop to return for a follow-up workshop tour in South Galway, tuning into the earth energies and practising Gaia Touch exercises in nature. Throughout this post I will include...

Communicating with our tree archetypes

This is a workshop to develop our awareness of tree archetypes as valid aspects of our soul life. Through activities that are simple to replicate we will be encouraged and inspired to develop our own means of communicating with trees as tree archetypes. This uses the...

Oak Meditation

The oak meditation I composed for this month of the Oak came a surprise to me as a few days before actually writing and recording it I received a download of it essence energetically. By this I mean I was in silent meditation and the whole being of the tree entered me...

The Hawthorn Month

The hawthorn month is a time when nature is showing us her pulse loud and clear, and it is a racey one, with the courting of the king and queen at Beltaine, and the strong heart that the hawthorn affords. She transforms the smouldering fire of the blackthorn into a...

The Willow and the Blackthorn month

The Blackthorn shares the same lunar month as its gentler counterpart the Willow. It is an enigmatic thorny tree, pictured here close-up with its long talon-like thorns and delicate blossoms. I notice it most when it comes into flower, though in winter its fruit the...
The ancient OGHAM calendar

The ancient OGHAM calendar

The ancient Ogham Calendar Why did I choose this photo above? Winter is the time when the earth is more active according to the seer Rudolf Steiner. The tree in its bare outline reminds me of everything that is stirring below, out of sight, and I will connect with the...
The Soul World of the Celtic Tree calendar

The Soul World of the Celtic Tree calendar

I am creating an exciting innovative range of  audio meditations honouring the Celtic tree calendar. This meditation product goes very well with my book Tree Murmurs and the Celtic Tree essences I administer as one of the first qualified Ogham Tree practitioners in...

How to sound activate land

  The above short video using tuning forks to “sound activate” a castle was one of a series of four taken in January with artist Whit Forester of the USA. As Whit puts it; By placing the tuning forks on the floor we turn each floor of the Castle in...

Walking a labyrinth

Walking a labyrinth is very beneficial for our mental and spiritual health. I have known of labyrinths as a tool for reflection for at least 30 years. When I lived in Edinburgh the University had a beautiful one installed in George Square. This was convenient for...

The Rowan Month is upon us

“Truly winter is a season of Inner Fireworks with an opportunity to dance with the earth, as at no other time.”                                         (Shirley Langpohl, Nova Scotia)   During these literally dark times we are experiencing on the...

Legendary Landscapes of Clare

I am compiling a list of legends of dragons, fairy people and other diverse creatures that stem from the natural landscape of County Clare. This is for a free talk I will be giving on Friday 16th October at 8pm at the wonderful Kilshanny House in County Clare. I think...
Dowsing on Holy Island Lough Derg

Dowsing on Holy Island Lough Derg

I returned to Holy Island Lough Derg after a gap of several years, armed with my dowsing map that I had created upon the last visit. I was delighted with the fact that the ley lines still seemed to be there, and more delighted still that the weather was beautiful for...

Ireland’s smallest stone circle

It’s not to do with the size and it’s all to do with the quality of a site. In this case that truth is clear to behold when you visit Ireland’s smallest stone circle: Kealkil Stone Circle in beautiful West Cork.  In The Divine Blueprint Freddy Silva...

Ceremonial site

Recently I took friends and clients to a new site in South Galway I discovered. Some old friends of mine had mentioned a bullaun stone lying in their local butcher’s field by the river. A bullaun stone is a stone with a carved hollow in its centre. Some believe...
Being one with nature

Being one with nature

I’m pleased with the article on the earth energies in the Burren that  I wrote for Ireland’s latest magazine Otherwise. What I particular enjoy is the surprise interaction with readers I am encountering. I was in my local wholefood shop when the owner told...
What is earth healing?

What is earth healing?

If I were to be blunt about it, I would say that earth healing is a figment of the imagination! I know many of my past clients on tours claimed to be healing earth sites, but deep down I sensed that the sites were already in a pure state-however as humans we are not...

My books at Rosslyn Chapel

My books on sale at Rosslyn Chapel near Edinburgh, Scotland are not only about the chapel itself. In some ways the chapel is a sacred grove set in stove. In the fifteenth century there was a great deal of knowledge of tree lore and the power of nature that inspired...
Tour Holy Island Lough Derg

Tour Holy Island Lough Derg

Why not tour Holy Island Lough Derg with me?This rural recluse is one that is not too far away from the Burren where I live. The journey there skirts the Slieve Aughtys mentioned in my book Spirit of the Burren.I spent a wonderful afternoon dowsing this holy island...
The sheela-na-gig of Clonmacnoise

The sheela-na-gig of Clonmacnoise

Sheelanagigs are not a constant in my radar as they are scattered fairly widely throughout Ireland and many are worn or in obscure places. That is why I was so pleased to spot one at a well-known tourist spot in the west of Ireland: Clonmacnoise is one of...

Appreciating the small things

Last Friday when I arrived in the pouring rain at Kinvara to set up my book stall for the long morning ahead, a van almost hemmed me in as I parked. I offered to back up more to give the driver more room. He walked around the back of his van, reached in and gave me a...

Nature Retreat in the Burren

I have designed a beautiful short break in the Burren in the west of Ireland, in which you can reconnect with Nature and nourish your “earth soul” in the process. So far I have dates for a great self-catering accommodation ready. The mid-nineteenth century...

Where have all the fairies gone?

Having read a number of books on the fairies, or elementals of late – I feel in the mood, rather than overtly qualified, to write something on the, and indeed for the, fairies. There have been many incidents when I believe I have encountered fairies. As a very...

Finn’s delight

FINN’S OLD GROUNDS When I lived in Scotland I was aware how Glen Lyon in the heartlands of Scotland was an area that was ringed by ancient homesteads known affectionately in old books as “Fingallian ring forts”, or “Irish homesteads”.The...

Workshops for embracing the Earth

My workshops encourage you develop a sensitivity to the Earth. Gaia Touch yoga is like a series of earth meditations with simple gestures and focussed intent geared toward creating a healthy and creative link between you and the living Earth. This creates mutual...

Winter Sunlight in the Burren

It is the time of year when Spring fast approaches, and yet the winter days can be the coldest in the season. So on the days when the sun blesses the land with a strong presence, it is a pure joy to be out on the land. I was so greatful to be out last weekend on one...