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 The Ninefold Way of Avalon: Walking the 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.
The Elements of Magical Herbalism
The use of herbs in magic is a potent art found in ancient and indigenous traditions around the world — an art which is still in active practice today. Come learn how plants can be powerful allies in our quest for change, self-mastery, and spiritual transformation. We will learn the folkloric properties of some commonly used herbs, discuss the moon’s influence on plant growth and harvesting, discover how to create herbal talismans, and explore ways to use magical herbalism in our everyday lives. We will work directly with herbs as we learn how to identify their energy signatures and elemental correspondences for ourselves.