Forest Spirituality with Julie Brett
Welsh Druidry with Kristoffer Hughes

Welsh Druidry with Kristoffer Hughes

August 2, 2022

In this episode I interview Kristoffer Hughes who is an author of many books on Welsh Druidry, and it the head of the Anglesey Druid Order in Wales. This interview led to a chapter in my new book 'Belonging to the Earth: Nature Spirituality in a Changing World'. You can purchase a signed copy here:
http://https://www.forestspiritjewelry.com/product-page/belonging-to-the-earth

Kristopher's new book is called 'Cerridwen: Celtic Goddess of Inspiration'. 

You can find out more about the Anglesey Druid Order here:
https://www.angleseydruidorder.co.uk/

You can find out more about my books and other work via my blog,
http://www.juliebrett.net 

Uncle Bruce and Patricia Shillingsworth Interview

Uncle Bruce and Patricia Shillingsworth Interview

June 8, 2022

This interview was recorded in June 2021. Uncle Bruce and Aunty Trish Shillingsworth joined me for an interview over lunch. The chat ended up leading to the chapter "In This Together" that features in my new book "Belonging to the Earth". 

Many thanks to both Uncle Bruce and Auntry Trish for sharing their stories and their wisdom about Country and culture with us. 

Copies of the book can be purchased directly from me at www.forestspiritjewelry.com and include free art postcards including one of Uncle Bruce's art. The book can also be purchased from book retailers. 

 

Uncle Peter Williams Interview

Uncle Peter Williams Interview

April 5, 2022

In this episode I speak with Uncle Peter Williams of Ngemba Country in NSW. He is a senior song person and contributed to a chapter in my new book Belonging to the Earth. We chat about how he got into learning about traditional song and dance practices, the area he's from around Brewarrina, the River Tour, and his dreams to set up a cultural center. If you'd like to know more about Uncle Peter's work, you can find him on Facebook via his artist page Mara Mara:

https://www.facebook.com/peterthulliiwilliams

Belonging to the Earth is about ways that the nature spirituality community is responding to the threat of the climate crisis. One important way is through learning more about First Nations culture and how we can better care for the Earth together.

A signed copy of the book along with art postcards - one of which features Uncle Peter's art - are available to purchase via my jewelry website:

https://www.forestspiritjewelry.com/product-page/belonging-to-the-earth

Belonging to the Earth

Belonging to the Earth

March 22, 2022

A podcast introducing my new book Belonging to the Earth: Nature Spirituality in a Changing World

You can get a signed copy via my jewelry website:

https://www.forestspiritjewelry.com/books-1

Or through your local bookstore or online bookstore. 

Many thanks to the contributors of this book: Uncle Peter Williams, Uncle Bruce and Aunty Trish Shillingsworth, David King, Jo Clancy and Kristoffer Hughes. Their individual podcast interview episodes will be up soon. 

 

Under a Pagan Sky documentary with Helen Browning

Under a Pagan Sky documentary with Helen Browning

June 24, 2021

This episode is an interview with Helen Browning, the director of the one hour documentary 'Under a Pagan Sky' that is also being shown as a 30minute version by Compass on the ABC as 'Pagans Down Under'. We chat about the documentary, the process of making it, Helen's inspirations and how it all came about and came together. 

If you're in Australia you can watch the Compass episode on ABC iView until July 20th. It is also re-showing on Sunday 27th June at 6:30pm on ABC TV. 

International friends can find out more about when it is coming your way by following the documentary on Facebook here:

https://www.facebook.com/UnderPaganSky

If you'd like to see it at a film festival in Australia you can find out about that there. If you'd like to organise a screening at your local independent cinema, you can contact Helen about that via the Facebook page above. 

Luke Eastwood and ‘The Druid Garden’

Luke Eastwood and ‘The Druid Garden’

May 10, 2021

In this episode I speak with Luke Eastwood about his new book, 'The Druid Garden: Gardening for a better future inspired by the ancients'. We chat about his own experiences with gardening, gardens he loves and why, what's in the book, what a Druid garden is, and how you can go about starting to create your own. It also has some of his ambient music at the end. I hope you enjoy having a listen! You can find out more about Luke and his work at:

www.lukeeastwood.com 

Gordon Cooper former Grand Arch Druid of the AODA

Gordon Cooper former Grand Arch Druid of the AODA

April 26, 2021

In this episode I speak to Gordon Cooper, former Grand Arch Druid of the Ancient Order of Druids of America (AODA) 2015-2019. Gordon shares stories of his journey with Druidry and discusses important topics for us all, particularly for those of us practicing Druidry outside of the lands of its origin. 

You can find out more about the AODA at http://aoda.org/

Gordon is also a member of the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids (OBOD) and has contributed articles to their website. eg:

https://druidry.org/resources/wild-crafting-the-modern-druid

Covid life and my Community Gardens

Covid life and my Community Gardens

November 17, 2020

In this episode I share about how the COVID lockdown has affected my life, my community and how my community gardens have offered a beautiful place for me to come back to my center. 

I would love to hear your stories too, so please contact me via my website contact page: www.forestspiritjewelry.com 

Emma Restall Orr

Emma Restall Orr

July 14, 2020

In this episode I speak with Emma Restall Orr, my favourite author, on many different topics. Emma's writing on Druidry has shaped my experience over many years and after hearing that she no longer called herself a Druid I was fascinated to hear how that came about, what it meant to her, and how it had changed her practice and experience. 

The talk was recorded in about July 2019, but due to various reasons I haven't been able to publish it until now. I'm really happy to finally release it and share this conversation with you. 

You can find out more about Emma and her work at http://emmarestallorr.org/

Samhain Meditation

Samhain Meditation

May 13, 2020

My apologies for a long absence! In this episode I check in a bit about where I've been and where you can find out about the DDUDE talks (Druids Down Under Discuss Everything) that I have been working on. Find them here at the SerpentStar OBOD channel:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaB05FdAhVRP1v5XlGQiwVw

Due to bushfires and COVID-19 life has changed a great deal in the last few months. Personal struggles made it hard for me to get podcasts out, however community adaptation in these times of adversity has meant some great developments and this meditation is one of them! Created by Kacey Stephensen with some little effects added by me, it was made for the SHOBODO event 1-10th May 2020, for our Samhain ritual. I hope you enjoy the journey it takes you on to seek the wisdom of the Cailleach and the ancestors. Many blessings of the season to you!

Julie 

 

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