“Will you ever begin to understand the meaning of the very soil beneath your feet? We (Native Americans) are the guardians of this sacred place." Blue Cloud, Mohawk
Just as Native Americans are the guardians of their sacred place, so we are the guardians of ours.
Druids were believed to be the priests of our native spiritual tradition ‘the old religion’ of the peoples who inhabited the islands of Britain and Ireland, spreading through much of Europe before the arrival of Christianity. It is increasingly understood, and within the Druid community acknowledged, to be of an older indigenous if ever-evolving religious tradition sourced within these islands.The Iron Age tribes who inhabited these islands in what is now referred to as the 'Celtic' period believed deeply in animism (all things have their own spirit) – their spiritual leaders may have been the Druids but they also had their shamans, their wise women/cunning men, all of the tribe members would have followed the spiritual tradition. They knew the cycles of the seasons and the movement of the stars, they knew the natural magic of the land and the energies that flow through our universe. We use the term 'Celtic' for ease, the tribes of this land would not have recognised themselves as that - they all had their own names. We cannot recreate their time but we can seek to regain some of the knowledge that we have ‘mislaid’ and apply it to the 21st Century.
Celtic Earth Spirit seeks to provide a resource for all who wish to live an Earth Spirituality; and we do 'live' an Earth Spirituality - this is a way of life - this permeates into everything we do - and it is what we do that affects the Earth - we must 'walk our talk' -
A low-impact, sustainable and self-sufficient woodland retreat project.
Revival for Mind, Body & Spirit. Not for profit social enterprise.
Over the next few months this website will be undergoing a major overhaul - all sections will be updated and revamped - a new look & new information will arrive in many areas - if for a while some things appear unfinished please be patient and check back often to look for changes - more than anything else have fun, the reason we choose to walk a different path is to improve the quality of life, so let's do it xx
Our Ancient Woodlands have evolved over hundreds of years and cannot simply be replaced by new plantings of trees, no matter how many trees are planted for every one destroyed in an ancient woodland. These Ancient Woodlands have very complex relationships, for instance between some of our rarest Orchids and Fungi. But there are many such relationships which cannot be replicated in a new planting. These complex relationships between trees, flowering plants, insects, birds, mammals, amphibians, worms, nematodes, bacteria and fungi would be destroyed if the destruction of these Ancient Woodlands were to be allowed.
Check Out this Useful Gizmo www.thetimeandplace.info Sunset/Sunrise, dawn and dusk times/calendar for your own postcode - Neat
Learn to be Mad, to be Howling Wild, to be the Earth Mothers' Child and to Walk with the Elements Around You.
Earth Manifesto Love & honour the Earth for it blesses your life & governs your survival Keep each day sacred and celebrate the turning of the seasons Do not hold yourself above other living things or drive them to extinction Give thanks for your food - to the creatures and plants that nourish you Limit your offspring for the Earth cannot sustain multitudes of people Do not waste Earths riches on weapons of war Do not pursue profits at the expense of the Earth, instead seek to restore its damaged majesty Do not hide from yourself or others the consequences of your actions upon the Earth Do not steal from future generations by impoverishing or poisoning the Earth Consume material goods in moderation so all may share the Earths bounties