Fire in the Head – the shaman’s halo

There’s a lot of nonsense talked about whether someone in the West can call themselves a shaman, because ‘shaman’ is a Siberian word and we’re not Siberians. The truth is, we are shamans. We do the same job as the Siberian shamans of old. We experience the same mystical heat in our heads as all…

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Opening the Third Eye

I received guidance last Easter to offer darkness training which helps to open the third eye, to create optimal conditions for better visioning. I began in June and it was a great success. However, I then had to stop because I needed to recover from a hospital operation … but this is just to say…

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The last shaman of Britain

I am taking this title from the best and most scholarly work ever written on the Celtic bard Taliesin, by John Matthews. It was my inspiration when deciding to bring Taliesin back to life as a singing-and-breathing character in my own stories that make up The Glastonbury Chronicles. It is evident, from the substance of…

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Bird Magic

I’ve recently been receiving visions of a huge waterfall of platinum light streaming down into an obsidian black abyss. As I stand there looking up at it, it shapeshifts into the most beautiful woman whose head is turned upwards, scanning the skies. I found this odd at first – usually the ‘gods and goddesses’ that…

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How to activate the third eye

After a lifetime of disuse, most of us have some trouble getting our third eye or pineal gland to function because it is quite dormant. On top of that, a Western diet doesn’t do it any favours. The gland, which is at the base of the grail cup-shaped hypothalamus, can become calcified through us not…

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Talking to trees

On the day I moved to Glastonbury, I was walking up Chilkwell Street towards the Tor and, to my left, I could see, out of the corner of my eye, two evergreen trees that were completely and totally head-over-heels in love with each other. It stopped me dead in my tracks. I was rooted to…

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Why race matters to the shaman

I carry the memories and stories of my ancestors in the blood of my race – in my DNA. These are unique to the Celts and Anglo-Saxons, who are white Caucasians, and they form the basis of my spiritual consciousness and my cosmological understanding. I love my race and wish to help preserve it against…

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We CAN be heroes – and for more than one day

Our loss of the wisdom possessed by our earliest ancestors is the reason why we can be ensnared so easily in misunderstandings about our past. When we believe, as we have been schooled to, that man today is the crowning achievement of a creation that has slowly evolved from knuckle-dragging cavemen, it is then a…

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Sacred Sex Magic and the Sovereignty of Anglo-Saxon Kings

In my last article, I wrote about the protection of the Sovereignty of the Honey Isles, as the British Isles were once known by its bee shamans who understood the alchemico-magical, fertility metaphor of their bees suckling on nectarous apple blossoms. This was a reference to sacred sex magic, an ancient shamanic technique that would…

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Wisdom from the Dark Elves and the Light Elves

ROSEMARY TAYLOR is a shamanic practitioner who specialises in the Northern Tradition of the Eddas and Runes. Here she writes about her experiences with the spirits who were known as the Elves in the Old Norse myths. In the Old Norse Eddas, we are told about “Other Places in Heaven”: “There are many magnificent places…

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An Esoteric Guide to the Four Holy Hills of Avalon

You will need to understand a little basic magic or alchemy to appreciate the elemental energies that govern a diamond-shaped area of Britain of more than 100 square miles known as Avalon. But don’t worry because it is easy. It’s just about how the four energetic elements – fire, water, earth and air – interact…

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