WORKSHOPS & TALKS at THE SPIRIT OF AWEN CAMP 2018.
SOME OF THE AMAZING TALENTED PEOPLE WE HAVE FOR 2018... First Swirlings.... BUT WATCH THIS SPACE MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED..........
I can not tell you how excited we are to announce that the rather lovely Carolyn Hillyer will be joining us at this years camp.. Carolyn will be running one of her magical and immersive workshops on the Thursday afternoon.. Seriously not to be missed ( Details to follow)...
Ffyona Campbell. (TBC)
Ffyona will be talking about how she discovered the long forgotten migration route our Hunter-Gather Ancestors used in order to find wild food in every season no matter where you are in Britain.. There will be Q&A and book signing.... Not to be missed
Suzi Elen Edwards & Tim Gwyn Clay
I am so please that we have these two wonderfully talented people joining us at this years camp. Together they will be setting up and offering ritual sacred Temple space dedicated to the God & the Goddess. Suzi will also be offering workshops on sacred ritual Tattooing, which will include an opportunity to experience henna body tattooing... this is a fantastic offer from an exceptional artist and an experienced traditional ritual Tattoo artist...I CANT WAIT....
Info to follow... it will be fantastic though....
Polly Jones (TBC)
We are over the moon to welcome back to Awen this wonderful Man, bringing with him a wealth of knowledge and know-how....
Graham will lead morning Stav sessions when we will explore the runes as manifested as stances. In each stance we root ourselves in the earth while reaching for the sky. We will also discover the animal exercises associated with each rune. These are good exercise, teach the animal associations of the runes and introduce some useful self-defence skills. In his workshop Graham will see how many of the associated trees are present in the locality. When we have found them we will learn how to identify them, share the lore passed down about them and discover the uses of each tree. For thousands of years people have depended upon trees for their very survival, trees have always been trees of life.
Xanthe Watery Tiger, Julie Sanderson TBC
We are very lucky to be able to introduce experienced practitioners, Xanthe & Julie, who will be offering group drumming and journeying workshops at this years camp which will call on shamanic practices... So open up your minds and experience the journey in a safe and controlled way with the knowledge that you are guided and protected by these three amazing women...
Pam & Doug Pinkerton :
The AWEN DROP-IN
Are you new to Awen, to camps in general & even to paganism? Are you camping on your own and unsure of whats what & who is who.. then look no further... These rather special and magical individuals will be there to guide, answer questions, introduce you to and generally point you in the right direction.....Pam & Doug will be facilitating the Awen Drop-In For all of the above and much much more.... I absolutely know they are looking forward to welcoming all of you....
Jamie has informed me that he has not quite made his mind up on the threme/content of his workshops but that it will... and I quote here.. "It will be Cosmic" ! .. ( I did Laugh) But Those of you familiar with Jamie's work will totally know that it will be and is not to be missed!!
Lady Oakwood Crafts.:
We are so lucky to have the fantastic Martin Keelor & Sue King joining us again this year. They will be bringing their fantastic workshop full of all things wooden. You will have the opportunity to experience turning wood and weaving on traditional loom, or whittle your very own sacred spoon/bowl.. Fantastic...
Trevor & Stephanie Hubbard
OH YESSSssssss.....And they are back this year with yet MORE of their fantastic sacred home brew.....We are SOOOOOooo Totally looking forward to this workshop!...
Trevor and Stephanie will be sharing their extensive
knowledge of wine and mead making through the ritual and seasonal wheel of the year; exploring the use of everything from Honey, leaf, berry, blossom & Grain.....It goes without saying that there will be much tasting of said wines and meads..........
Well it would be churlish not to!!...
Steve Davis: TBC
Back by popular demand, Steve will once again facilitate a stimulating, insightful and inspirational talk. With a background, both personally & professionally, that has given him a strong sense of connection with the rhythms of the land, along with the natural, ritual & seasonal wheel of the year.
Steve will be sharing his thoughts and looks forward to hearing yours whilst exploring our understanding of how we live as pagans in the 21st century.
DAVID OGDEN: TBC
David Ogden has been an enthusiastic weather buff since a youth. For two years he kept his own weather station in Edinburgh. His love of the weather and its many moods can be witnessed in a walking tour to ponder the clouds that we see. Join him to discover the names of the clouds and how they form.
What do they tell us about the weather now and in the hours to come....
Cloud watching is transformed
into a meditative time away from life's pressures.
Spirit of Awen Morris Side,
Lovingly known as 'Badgers Moon'
Phil Woodward-Tong, Darryl Cunnington,
Yes you read right.... The Spirit of Awen is pleased to announce its own Morris Side to which you are cordially invited to join, participate, enjoy and genuinely have fun with. So bring your instruments, your soft shoe shuffles, stick waving and or hanky flinging aspirations, and join the madness and mayhem as part of the Spirit of Awen Morris side.
Ali is a qualified Herbalist and teacher Join her for several informative, useful, fun & practical workshops. This year Ali will be focusing on 'Herbs for Women's Health' & also workshops which we are calling 'Herb Intensives' This will include Plant meditation,tastings,sketching & Discussion about recipes, remedies & Folklore.... Ali will also be available for 1-2-1 consultations..
Fox Flute & Andrea Bowles:
Once again we are blessed to have both Fox and Andrea at this years Spirit of Awen. It should, of coarse not be forgotten that these two are the King and Queen of all things sharp and pointy!! Archery, Axe & Spear throwing to name but a few... if you've always wanted to but never had the chance... well perhaps now is your chance... great fun in a safe environment with very experienced and professional teachers.
Wild Woman extraordinaire, Ronnie will be holding the drumming circle and offering healing with her unique attuning Quartz Crystal bowls.
The Wonderful Kim will once again joining us and her talk this year will on 'Planetary Magick PT 2'!!.. This promises to be fab, insightful and useful... Always very popular, Kim's workshops are not something you will want to miss....
This is very exciting for us... We have the exceptional & internationally well known Photographer, Mr Kev Pearson, who will be once agin this years Official photographer at the Spirit of Awen Camp.. Kev's very special talent of capturing the sacred, the enchanted and the magical, promises to capture us all in all our totally cosmic and epic glory.... Wonderful ...
Phil & Vanessa Woodward-Tong TBC
Join Phil & Ness on the Thursday Evening for a ritual to honour and venerate our Ancestors. Join them to bear witness to the stories of our collective beloved dead, both recent departed and those who left this world many generations ago. Let us create space to witness each other's stories and devotions, as we send our love and allow our voices to drift across the years to reach those who paved the way for us to live our lives in freedom and joy
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