Gwydion’s Crossing: Between Worlds Retreat

Otherworld Retreats offers shamanic-based immersive & sacred experiences
in the UK & Ireland.
Wander with us wild and free, and discover the mystic magick of the Cornish Coast. During this 8 day retreat over Autumn Equinox, we will travel between this world and the eternal world unseen.

Listen deep to the song of the ancient trees, the beat of the ocean banging the cliffsides, the wind howling down the forgotten paths, calling out the spirit we silence beneath.

Gwydion leads us beyond the threshold to worlds above, below and between. Experience the breadth and depth of the mind, body and spirit as we follow the ancient wisdom of the land. We share meals, dreams and visions as our feet trace the marks of this sacred ground. These lands inspired the visions of Arthur, Morgana Le Fay, the Lady of the Lake, Mordred, and Merlin, where once magick and the material lived side-by-side.

V&E Words: Empathy

What is Empathy? I explore the eymology, psychology, physiology and spirituality behind the concept in an attempt to answer this question. How do we feel the other? How do we know the difference between our feelings and the feelings of the other? The three major components of empathy seem to be: knowing, feeling and responding compassionately. We read books to gather knowledge of things we do not have the time or space to learn first hand. Tuning our empathy has the same effect but for emotions. We can connect with other humans and simulate experiences we have never had. In doing so we expand our awareness and are better able to live ethically and effectively with our fellow humans.