I am a shamanic practitioner, a Celtic polytheist and initiated Priestess of the native British Druid tradition working within the traditional spirituality of the islands of Britain and Ireland. I am a teacher of shamanic practice and the native spiritual traditions of these islands, a celebrant, ritualist and ceremonialist.
With extensive experience in the planning and facilitating of handfastings, namings, rites of passing, seasonal celebrations and rites, and all significant life events I can offer compassionate shamanic healing for those in need, specialising in ancestral and past life healing.
I am of Irish ancestry on my father’s side and an English maternal line deeply rooted in the landscape of the Ridgeway, the Vale of the White Horse, and the Thames Valley where it forms the current boundary between Berkshire and Oxfordshire. Born in Berkshire, close to where the Thames flows, raised in Dorset where the wild heaths stir the soul and where limestone, chalk, clay, and shale are shaped by the ebb and flow of the seas, I later moved to Oxfordshire where the limestone that becomes the Cotswolds rises through the clay of the Vale of Aylesbury. Today I live in Wiltshire, with Avebury nearby, though I am closer to Uffington White Horse and
Throughout my life, I have experienced a deep recognition that all of nature was alive and animate, and for a great many years I worked in
As my exploration of Druidry deepened I began exploring ever more passionately the sacred animistic traditions encoded in the old stories of these islands, working with my own spirit guides as well as taking courses with various teachers. Later I became interested in the practice of Michael Harner’s core shamanism as described in ‘The Way of the Shaman’, and soon afterwards profoundly influenced by the unbroken shamanic cultures of Mongolia, Tuva, and the Saami.
I offer special thanks to the following, who have taught me so much that I use in my practice today:
- The Order of Bards Ovates and Druids, whose courses inspired the spiritual path I am now on
- Emma Restall Orr (Bobcat), former Joint Head of the British Druid Order and founder of The Druid Network, who I spent a number of years in face to face teachings with, who remains hugely influential in my continuing spiritual practice and a deeply respected mentor
- Sarah Howcroft, who sadly passed into spirit early in 2017, who I was deeply blessed to have been given one to one training with and who gave me in-depth Shamanic Practitioners training
- Susan Greenwood, with her course on Magical (Shamanic) Consciousness at the University of Sussex for showing me that scholarship and intuitive practice need not be mutually exclusive
- Tira Brandon Evans on Faery (Celtic) Shamanism for giving me insights on the ancient myths of Ireland and fostering a deeper connection to faerie and to my own spirit guides
- Patrick MacManawey for his wonderful and perceptive teachings on Practical Geomancy and Earth Energies
- ‘green fuse’ for their superb funeral
I am a member of the British Druid Order, and The Druid Network, and Priestess and activist for Honouring the Ancient Dead. I remain active in many aspects of the shamanic, Pagan and the wider spiritual community. From 2005 until 2016 I was
My spiritual and animistic practice is heavily influenced by the traditions, myths, and stories of both Britain and Ireland; and by my own spirit guides, to whom I give deep and humble thanks. Within those old stories, hidden away like pathways in the mist, are encoded magical understandings waiting to be uncovered. Working with them, and with the gods and spirits of these islands breathes life, vitality and heart into the work I do. My practice is deeply inspired by my relationship with nature and the guiding spirits of nature. It is through this work, this tradition, that I believe we can find solutions to the disconnection and discontent that our western society is suffering; and it begins with ourselves, recognising and working with our own baggage and our own blockages.
I continue to deepen my personal practice through constantly seeking new understandings, and challenges. Our learning never stops. To all those who have shared, and continue to share, their knowledge and wisdom with me, whether as student or as teacher, I am deeply and humbly grateful.