On this page you will find a list and links to many of the human teachers and communities I have been deeply influenced by and have been apart of. To come into this world, discover our gifts, awaken to the brightest aspects of ourselves and heal our body, spirit, mind, and soul we must come into relationship with those who will encourage, support, and nurture us. We cannot do anything alone. We require guidance, wisdom, encouragement, nurturing from those who will believe in us sometimes before we can believe in ourselves. We need communities to witness and support our journey. Communities who will mark our rites of passage, celebrating and grieving changes that we evolve into. Below are only a few of the many individuals and communities who have touch me as I have grown out of and into the magical loving human I continue to become today. I will be forever grateful for the gifts I have been given. And hope that I too can offer gifts back.
What is not listed is the incredible and deep guidance and love I have received and continue to be nourish by from the many guides who have come in the form of animals, spirits, the land, and magical beings. They walk with me through my dreams and waking journey.
Students of the Dream and Limina School is an organization created by Sue Scavo and Bill St. Cyr which focuses on a radical and unique dreamwork style, Embodied Dreamwork. They offer dream circles, retreats and practitioner trainings based on their philosophy and modality of dreamwork.
Sue, a gifted dreamworker, mystic, shapeshifter, poet, and brilliant teacher has been my dreamwork practitioner, mentor, guide, and dear friend. She has walked the path with me as we have danced with my dreams, assisting me in exploring and discovering it’s wisdom while standing witness to my becoming. Her teachings has laid the foundation for my unfolding and stepping into my wisdom and skills as a practitioner.
Bill, a brilliant teacher, activist, environmentalist, practitioner, and weaver of ideas that touch on trauma and coming into conciousness. He stood with me in the evolution of dreaming back to the earth, offering collaboration, guidance, and encouragement in growing this radical concept. We have grown in the depth of supporting each other in the planting of our gifts as seeds to witness the roots take to the dirt and the flowering of our passions into reality.
Students of the Dream and their school offer online classes that support the dreamer and practitioners in discovering their unique skills and beliefs about dreaming and the work. I deeply love and respect these two incredible humans as they role model their journey in becoming and walking a path in love. I encourage you to check out their online classes.
International Association for the Study of Dreams is a non-profit, international, multidisciplinary organization dedicated to the pure and applied investigation of dreams and dreaming. Our purposes are to promote an awareness and appreciation of dreams in both professional and public arenas; to encourage research into the nature, function, and significance of dreaming; to advance the application of the study of dreams; and to provide a forum for the eclectic and interdisciplinary exchange of ideas and information.
The GMDO is a contemporary Mystery School, with community, based in the Green Mountains of Vermont. Rooted in ancient wisdom, our Order was created in these times of great change with the intent of training a growing number of empowered Druids. We align ourselves with the spirit of the earth in order to heal, teach, and make a real difference in the world. The school offers a 3 year modern version of Druidic studies which is weaved with ancient wisdoms from diverse cultures and traditions.
Ivan McBeth, teacher and dear friend was a deeply magical human being, connected to the wind, stars, and dragons that roamed the land from the islands of the UK to the America. His vision of the GMDO manifested in the land he lived on Dreamland and the three year program he created with his partner in buisness and life. I discovered Ivan and began his training. It is here I found the potency of my own magic and the depth of awakening to relationship with the land, a yearning that has filled me for decades.
This training changed my life. Ivan died two and half years ago and Fearn is now the Chief Druid. Her magic and leadership highlights the foundation of the GMDO school and the community created within.
The gift both Ivan and Fearn have given me is the opportunity to teach within the school and give back to that which I was given.
Emma Restall Orr – Neo-Druid Priest – author – poet -deep ecologist – environmentalist, and steward for Honouring the Ancient Dead
This is where my Druid Journey began in the arms of Emma’s book “Spirits of the Sacred Grove” offered to me through a dear friend. Once I read I could ignore the path that was the gift of a life style and practice Emma offered.
Emma’s philosophy can be described as the perception and understanding of sanctity in nature – human and nonhuman nature. Where we feel there is inherent value we engage with care and consideration. Deus sive natura.
An environmentalist, deep ecologist, a vegan believing in minimal consumerism, my politics favour personal responsibility and co-operative community. Albeit a provocative word, I see this as true anarchy: authority being found only in the validity of sustainable, equitable and equable relationship. Creativity, peace and harmony are achieved through consideration, care, consultation and dialogue, where there is wakeful respect, without prejudice or assumption. A valuable life is one lived in service to one’s land and community. I aim to live in such a way that my ancestors would be proud.
The School of Lost Borders offers vision fasts and rites of passage training which cultivate self-trust, responsibility, and understanding about ones’ unique place within society and the natural world. Its programs provide guided opportunities, perspectives, teachings, and much needed self-reflection time in a non-judgmental yet challenging environment.
Foundations for this life-long journey are established by a three-year, intensive study. Unlike contemporary universities, Druid studies are furthered not only by personal reflection but primarily by ongoing personal connection and spiritual guidance of (i.e., apprenticeship to) a Druid Priest. In Maine, as of 2013, that person is Kevin Emmons. In New York City that person is James Lawer.
There are many Druid Orders and other pagan and earth-based organizations that offer solid training within their respective traditions. The Druid College is for those who wish to journey further. We wish to work with those who want to be ‘carriers’ of Nature-based spirituality – as compared to ‘followers’. We saw a need for a program for people who desire to go deeper, for those who wish to be in service, to fill the role of priest for their community and the land they dwell in.
Offers a rich assortment of journeys into the mysteries of nature and psyche, including soulcraft™ intensives, contemporary vision fasts, and training programs for nature-based soul guides. Guiding wilderness immersions into the wilds of psyche and mystery to discover soul purpose, personal transformation, transformational leadership and wholeness.
The International Order of Bards, Ovates & Druids
OBOD is a worldwide group of over twenty thousand members in fifty countries, dedicated to practising, teaching, and developing Druidry as a valuable and inspiring spirituality.
Druids works with Druidry as a spiritual way and practice that speaks to three of our greatest yearnings: to be fully creative in our lives, to commune deeply with the world of Nature, and to gain access to a source of profound wisdom.
The Order was founded in Britain over 50 years ago by the historian and poet Ross Nichols, aided by the writer and founder of the Tolkien Society Vera Chapman, and fellow members of the Ancient Druid Order, which developed during the early years of the last century out of the Druid Revival which began about three hundred years ago.