Mara Freeman, M.A., is an internationally recognised British author and teacher of Celtic wisdom and the Western Mystery Tradition, which she has taught for over thirty years. Her first book, Kindling the Celtic Spirit, (Harper, 2001) has been hailed as the best modern introduction to Celtic spirituality and sacred traditions. A second book, Grail Alchemy: Initiation in the Celtic Mystery Tradition (Inner Traditions, 2014) has been called ” a Celtic literary temenos of our time, a sacred space, in which to further explore one’s own inner journey and transformation.”
While living in California for 28 years, Mara lectured and gave workshops throughout the United States, as well as leading retreats and pilgrimages in Britain and Ireland. Mara is director of the Avalon Mystery School, a three-year training programme in the Arts of Sacred Magic. A licensed psychologist, psychic and astrologer, Mara also offers personal consultations in the Celtic tradition of Anamcara, or soul-guidance work.
PROGRAMME – IN PERSON WORKSHOP
Restoring our Connection with the Sacred Land through the Celtic Sovereignty Goddess
Take a journey through story and image to discover the hidden goddesses in the ancient landscapes of Britain and Ireland. Our ancestors knew they could only live in harmony on the land if the goddess bestowed the right of sovereignty upon them, so they forged a sacred contract with Her in love and respect. In later times, stories recount how humans broke this ancient contract and defiled her holy places, an apt metaphor for the Wasteland we have made of our world today. We will enter deeply into the inner landscape on a vision journey to meet this Earth Goddess and restore our sacred connection with Her for the healing of ourselves and our planet. Afterwards we will celebrate the renewal of this loving relationship with joyful circle dances that honour the Earth.