March 22, 2017
In this podcast I talk to my friend Kirsten Barnett Brown about the places where femininsm and Paganism intersect. We touch on the reclaiming tradition that we're both beginning to explore, Starhawk and her work, role models for young women, Red Tents, menstruation, gardening and activism. It's a fun chatty talk about the things we are passionate about. Some references:
'Women in Celtic Myth' by Moyra Caldecott
'Anastasia' by Vladimir Megré
'Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls' by Elena Favilli and Fransesca Favallo
'The Fifth Sacred Thing' and 'The Spiral Dance' by Starhawk
Find out more about Starhawk at www.starhawk.org
Find out more about the Samhain event at www.gsevents.org.au
March 3, 2017
In this episode I let you know some of my upcoming news:
Tonight I have The Peace Market on my facebook jewelry page www.facebook/ForestSpiritJewelry
If you miss out you can sign up for notifications at www.forestspiritjewelry.com
Excitingly I've sold the first 200 copies of my new book Australian Druidry in the last two months. Thank you all! <3
If you'd like a copy you can get it at my website www.forestspiritjewelry.com
I'm going to be at lots of events this year. Samhain with Gliding Seal Events will be on 21-23 April and you can get tickets at www.gsevents.org.au
I'll also be in South Australia for The English Ale in Mylor and presenting at The Druids of Oz talk which is $10. Find out more about the Ale at http://www.theenglishale.org/ and more about The Druids of Oz at https://www.facebook.com/events/375484595970895 It's a great day out!
I also have an interview to share with you. I was on Radio Blue Mountains with Julie Ankers for her show Love What You Do. It was so great to be able to share ideas and some of my favourite songs too.
February 7, 2017
In this episode I give you a bit of a catch up with what I've been up to, and share a chat with you about some tips and tricks me and my friend Lisa use to live more sustainably. Just a friendly chat we had that was worth recording! Lisa also creates lovely handmade soaps and other cleaning products. You can find Lisa's soaps on facebook at:
My book Australian Druidry is out now on pre-release only via my website:
Find out more about events I have coming up and more about Australian Druidry and my circles with Druids Down Under at:
The coconut scourers we mention are made by Safix. You can get them at many eco stores online.
Gliding Seal Events are actually at: www.gsevents.org.au/
I think I got that wrong in the intro!
Find out more about the English Ale event at:
July 29, 2016
In this episode I have a chat with Kristie, Pablo and Ben with whom I am helping organise the Gliding Seal Beltaine event in Sydney. It's going to be held on 14th to 16th October in Pennant Hills. It's not for profit and is run entirely by volunteers. We do it for the love. So it's really affordable! $140 for adults for two nights accommodation, food, feast, and all the activities. Get $10 off with an early bird ticket if you order yours before 30th July 2016. Not long to go! Find out all the details and get your tickets at:
I'm going to have a market on the Sunday. You can come for the whole weekend, just a day or just the market. There are lots of options.
I hope you enjoy this chat about what the event means to us and what you can expect. A great experience for adults and kids alike.
July 8, 2016
In this episode I chat with Amanda and Cassie who have been living in an Indigneous Community in a remote area of the Northern Territory of Australia. They talk about their experiences working with the local community, and what they have learned about the local culture and land. Amanda shares an interest in Druidry so we talk about that and how her practice has been changed and influenced working in a very different place to what she's been used to before. It's early days in their journey and I'm sure we'll hear from them again further along to hear about the development of the experience. It was great to get a snapshot of the experience.
June 28, 2016
In this episode I have a chat with my Instagram friend @SkepticalDruid. He's still "in the broom closet" as in he's prefering to remain anonymous about his Pagan path right now, so he's just going by SkepticalDruid in this podcast. He's new to Druidry and has started documenting his experience in Podcasts and Vlogs on You Tube. I think it's fascinating to hear about people's journeys in other parts of the world as we look into Druidry and nature spirituality, so that's what this one is all about. I hope you enjoy it!
Find out more about my Australian Druidry work at http://druidsdownunder.blogspot.com.au or on the Druids Down Under facebook page. You can also find my jewelry work at www.forestspiritjewelry.com
June 12, 2016
This is an episode about dealing with change, fear, desire, delusion, and moving house. I've recently moved from the Northern Beaches in Sydney to the Blue Mountains and before moving I was feeling quite apprehensive. Maybe you've been experiencing change in your life? I present some ideas that can be useful in finding peace in these tumultuous times. A bit of Druidry theory along with some Yogic ideas.
June 6, 2016
In this episode I speak with the lovely Adrienne Piggott, lead singer of the band Spiral Dance and event organiser for the English Ale, a Morris Dancing folk festival held in the Adelaide Hills every May. I was lucky enough to stay with Adrienne over the weekend of the festival and we sat down after a very busy time to have a chat about it all, and also about Spiral Dance, her creative process and our love of the integration of Celtic tradition into the Australian landscape.I hope you enjoy it. We had fun.
Or find us on facebook: Spiral Dance, Forest Spirit Jewelry, Druids Down Under.
May 28, 2016
In this episode I have a chat with Bree who runs the Sydney Northern Beaches Red Tent in Brookvale. We discus what Red Tents are, why you might want to go to one, and why, and how you might want to set up one yourself. We also discus some of the differences between our practices and ways we are each going about discovering new ways of holding circles and creating sacred space.
Find out more about Red Tent Australia here: http://www.redtentaustralia.org/