The Wounded Healer

“Annie, if I become a shaman, will I be able to help people, to heal them?” I get asked this a lot … and I always reply: “Well, yes and no. And at first, no.” The first requirement from you as a trainee shaman is encapsulated by the rubric: “Physician heal thyself.” Shamans blaze a…

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Backstage at the Theatre of Dreams

I was just saying to a friend the other day about how living in Glastonbury is just like living backstage in the Theatre of Dreams. I’ve been here for 11 years now … more than long enough to notice that most visitors are secretly hoping to catch the will-o-wisp, the ignis fatuus or Fool’s Fire…

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Are you destined to become a shaman?

This purpose of this video is to help people recognise whether they are budding shamans. I felt compelled to make it because I’ve realised there’s not much out there to help the person on their way to becoming a shaman …to even know if they are on the right path, or just going completely crazy!…

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Who the Devil is the Devil…Really?

In this new video, we’re getting down and dirty with the Devil, to find out who the devil he … or she… really is! You can watch it here, or just carry on reading below to get the same information in an article.

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The gods in the machine

I’ve recently been experiencing quite painful nocturnal leg cramps, and in looking for the remedy, I’m being taken on a quite fascinating journey of discovery which I’d love to share with you. After satisfying myself that it wasn’t lack of magnesium, I was left casting around for another answer, which came when a friend recommended…

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Life on Earth

Every single major religion is a Death Cult at heart. Every single one promises a much better life somewhere else while, at the same time, those who run the popes and the priests make life as difficult for us as possible, just to ram the point home. But it’s a trick … it’s a trial.…

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The esoteric meaning of the maypole

The maypole is often called a fertility symbol, and that’s why it’s a popular custom to dance around it at Beltane, the festival most associated with sex and fertility. But we may not know what the maypole’s dance with the red-and-white ribbons actually symbolises. It is a depiction in dance about how the alchemical marriage…

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Soul Retrieval: What Becomes of the Broken-Hearted?

What is shamanic soul retrieval, who needs one and why? How did the knowledge of this vital healing technique get forgotten about, and how is it being recovered today – in an age where its benefits are needed more than ever? How can you tell whether you are suffering from soul loss, and would be…

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The Font of All Wisdom

We may sometimes wonder why we should be concerning ourselves with spiritual matters when the world seems to be only just holding back from the brink of an apocalyptic meltdown. So in this video, I’m going to share with you my thoughts on all that …. or you can just carry on here and read…

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The Dragon Eggs of Easter: the magical, pre-Christian origins of the festival

In this video I explain how the origins of the festival of Easter go back as far as the most ancient dragon lore, which existed long before Christianity. Those dragon teachings in themselves make up a deep esoteric metaphor for the knowledge of how to bring the heavens down to the Earth. Once I’ve explained…

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The Dragon and the World Tree – the basics of shamanic journeying

As many of you know, I write books on the Mysteries and shamanism.  But you may not know that I also train people in shamanic  techniques – which are many and various. However, the basis of all those techniques is rooted in the World Tree.  So I’ve put together this video about the World Tree mainly…

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