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. Mara now divides her time between the hallowed bournes of Glastonbury and West Wales.
Initiation through the Ancient Goddess of the Celtic Lands
Our distant ancestors in Britain and Ireland worked with the old Goddess of the deep Earth who invites us to take the spirit journey into the Otherworld. This realm of beauty and wisdom lies beyond time and space, but first we must let go of our old selves in the initiatory death and rebirth process taken by witches, druids, shamans worldwide.
Into the Cauldron of the Crone Goddess
In Celtic tradition the Old Goddess is a formidable and revered force who brings wisdom and empowerment through Her initiations that are similar to the death and dismemberment rituals of worldwide shamanism. She teaches us the lessons of winter, darkness and death – but only to strip away the false, conditioned self so that we may be returned to our essence as a radiant soul.
In this workshop we’ll listen to the myths and stories of these Ancient Ones and explore what we need to confront and let go of that is no longer serving us in our lives and keeping us small and subdued. Through inner journeying we’ll dive deep into Her cauldron and emerge with a new vision of life lived from the true self within..
Join Mara Freeman for a special lunchtime book-signing event of her brand-new book, Sacred Rose: The Soul’s Path to Beauty and Wisdom. A chance to chat with Mara and get a one-time discounted copy of this beautiful book! Friday 4th August 1-2pm (venue tbc)