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.

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Epona

Who is the Celtic horse goddess Epona? I have spent a lot of time researching her and there is not a lot of information on her despite her widespread popularity on the continent. How do I work with Epona? Discover her associations and her power in working through the darkest parts of ourselves.

V&E Animal Omens: Snake

Snakes represent metamorphosis and rebirth.
Today I went for a walk in the woods and came across a little gardener snake. Usually I wouldn’t see them because I try not to but I was with someone who is a snake magnet. I took this a sign that it is time for me to delve into snake omens. What does it mean when a snake crosses your path? What is the spiritual significance of the snake?
What lessons can we learn from the snake?

V&E Animal Omens: Wild Turkey

Yesterday I went for a ramble in the forest with a wonderful walking companion and we came across a beautiful, female, wild turkey! We tried to follow it but both the turkey and ourselves discovered that the path we were walking had been overtaken by a new-build subdivision.
It has been such a long time since I have written about animal omens and this encounter was so striking and made such an impression I had to know what message the turkey has for us!
Turns out they are messengers of abundance and in Spring they represent the beginning of a new journey of abundance. There is plenty to learn from this fortunate meeting in the woods!

Exciting News!

Our exciting news is that V&E Guidance has launched a quick and easy way for you to get your Tarot or Oracle card readings. All you have to do is follow links, choose your reading, let me know if you have any specific questions, and you will get your full detailed reading in your inbox! Choose from 4 reading options: Comprehensive or 3-Card Faeries’ Oracle and the Ultimate Wildwood Tarot or 3-Card Tarot Readings. E-mail readings are a great way to receive guidance because then you can always return to what was communicated. This is especially useful with the Faeries’ readings because the guidance they give and the messages they share can sometimes last for months! I have provided more information on the difference between a Faeries’ reading and the Wildwood to help you decide but if you have anymore questions don’t be afraid to send me an e-mail and I will help you pick one that is right for you!

V&E Poetic Therapy: Altarwise by Owl-light

Altarwise by Owl-Light is a poem rich with feeling, symbolism and spirituality. Thought to be one of the more surreal and challenging works from Dylan Thomas’ collection of poetry because of the heavy reference to complex philosophical notions of time and space and the deeply religious symbolism. I felt the potency of this poem from the first line and find the imagery incredibly inspiring and engaging. I don’t think the sentiment of the poem is challenging because there are so many lines that are really yummy to read just in the way the sound and rhythm of the words come together.
I found the experience of reading the poem and writing this article invigorating and healing for me. I felt like my mind had been stagnating and this was just what I needed to revive me! In addition to sharing the poem I have briefly defined some of the terms to enrich the reading:
Furies, Abaddon, Mandrake, Capricorn, Cancer, Pelican of circles, Adam, Jacob, Nettle roots, Hemlock, Tree- tailed worm, Eve, Skullfoot, Rip Van Winkle, and Antipodes, what do they have in common, and what is their significance? I hope you enjoy and I would love to hear your feedback!