Jhenah Telyndru is the founder of the Sisterhood of Avalon, an international non-profit women’s spirituality organization established in 1995, and serves as academic dean of the Avalonian Thealogical Seminary. She holds a master’s degree in Celtic Studies from the University of Wales, Trinity St. David, and has a bachelor’s degree in archaeology.
Her published works include Avalon Within: A Sacred Journey of Myth, Mystery, and Inner Wisdom (Llewellyn, 2010), The Avalonian Oracle: Spiritual Wisdom from the Holy Isle (Schiffer Books, 2016), Pagan Portals – Rhiannon: Divine Queen of the Celtic Britons (Moon Books, 2018), The Mythic Moons of Avalon: Lunar and Herbal Wisdom from the Isle of Healing (Llewellyn, 2019), Pagan Portals – Blodeuwedd: Welsh Goddess of Seasonal Sovereignty (Moon Books, 2021) and Awakening Avalon: The Ninefold Path of the Priestess (Llewellyn, 2023).
Jhenah hosts residential training retreats around North America and the UK, and facilitates pilgrimages to sacred sites in the British Isles through Mythic Seeker Tours. She is a frequent presenter and guest speaker at academic conferences, religious symposia, women’s spirituality gatherings, and Pagan festivals around the world. As a member of clergy, Jhenah performs rites of passage in her community, is in service as a Transpersonal Tarot Counselor and teacher, and is a certified Amicus Mortis (Friend of Death) through the Anglesey Druid Order.
A priestess in the Avalonian Tradition for more than three decades, Jhenah has been walking a Goddess path since 1986.
Kindling the Cauldron: Engaging the Ninefold Breath
This breathing practice is a simple yet powerful tool that can be used to activate the Cauldron of Inspiration within us, to potentiate our sacred service in the world around us, and to facilitate the receipt of the Ninefold gifts of Awen so they may flow through us.
The Nine Maidens of Annwn: Reclaiming the Cauldron of the Otherworld
In a quest to obtain the pearl-rimmed cauldron of the Chief of Annwn, King Arthur and his men journeyed across the sea to brave the seven fortresses of the Otherworld. The vessel they sought was in the keeping of Nine Maidens who kindled it with their breath; from its depths, words of poetry and prophecy were uttered.
Likewise, we will undertake a journey — over waves of lore and literature, through swells of myth and history — to seek out the purpose of this Otherworldly Vessel and the nature of the Nine who serve as its Guardians. Along the way, we will explore the creative essence of the Awen, touch upon the mysteries of Sovereignty, and reveal a deep current that flows within the Avalonian Stream of Tradition.