Tantra and Ecospirituality

This year has been an incredible journey for me, I am halfway through a very intensive year-long training with the Tantric Institute of Integrated Sexuality, learning to use a tantric approach in my work as a love, sex and women’s empowerment coach. Alongside this, with the Temple of the Great Goddess in Rome, I am…

What’s in a Name? The Naming Ceremony

Of course, everyone loves a handfasting, but one of my very favourite ceremonies to officiate as a Sacred Celebrant is the Naming Ceremony – both for babies and adults. The Baby Naming Ceremony For those parents not interested in a christening, it can seem like there aren’t many options for a special ceremony to mark…

Honouring Nature’s Downtime… Even with a full time job

The shortest day and longest night is approaching… As we enter the Dream Time of Yule we can feel our energies dipping, as all around us nature begins her Winter slumber. The trees have lost their leaves, conserving their energy before the great outpouring of new life in Spring, animals begin to go into hibernation,…

The Way of the Sacred Celebrant

It’s not often that you gain a whole new family within the space of a week… …But that’s exactly what happened this September at ‘Celebrant’s bootcamp’, otherwise known as the Sacred Celebrants Academy training in Glastonbury. I had chosen to attend this course for continuing professional development – I’d run rituals and ceremonies for many…

Lughnasadh and Gratitude in Difficult Times

Though it seems like the Summer Solstice was only moments ago, the time of Lughnasadh, the first harvest, is nearly upon us. This is a time of abundance and hope, the earth is ripening under the caress of the sun and the grain harvest is beginning. Above all it is a time for gratitude. Gratitude…

Book Review: Sacred Actions by Dana O’Driscoll

It is through the combining of human reverence and thoughtful action with the outer energies of the land that the sacred is awakened. Dana O’Driscoll Disclosure: I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. Quite simply, this is a beautiful and thoughtfully practical…

A Partnership for the Earth…

Exciting times here at Earth Spirals! I’m really excited to share with you that we are now part of the SoulTrees Partnership program, and 10% of all profits from Earth Spirals will go to TreeSisters, helping to fund their amazing work reforesting the tropics, empowering local women and giving back to the Earth. “We are…

Sea Foam and Sanity – The Names Aphrodite and Venus

What is allure without a little mystery? Our beloved Goddess Aphrodite, called Venus by the Romans, queen of love, desire, truth and beauty, still confounds scholars who try to pin down Her exact origins, and even the origin of Her name. The Roman name Venus is not too obscure, it comes directly from the Latin…

Discovering Brides Mound – People and Place

In the last post we looked at the many legends surrounding Brides Mound in Glastonbury.  Now I’d like to look at how people interact with this special place. How do people celebrate the land, and connect to the living mythical landscape?  How do the enduring legends contribute to the sense of the land as sacred,…