Update for the Dark Gathering 2018

The Dark Gathering

There a couple of items that need updating in this year’s line up at the Dark Gathering.  Firstly, the Mari Lwyd Workshop will not be taking place this year after all.  However, we hope that we can reintroduce this again at a later date.

The other main change to the schedule is that sadly, the Boscastle Buoys are unable to perform for us this year.  In their place will be a demonstration of traditional Welsh dancing by Cwmni Gwerin Pontypwl.

Given these changes the Programme of Events will be as follows:

2 pm – Warm up act from the Salt Sisters.

3 pm – Dark Morris performances from Beltane Border Morris, Domesday Morris and this year’s Guest Side, Wolfshead & Vixen

4 pm – Display of Welsh Dancing

4.30 pm – Dark Morris performances

5 pm – Comfort Break

6 pm – Procession leaves from main car park

6.20 pm…

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Village Witch Update

Book Cover 2

What do you think of the new cover for Village Witch?  I think it’s great and very atmospheric.  There’s new illustrations and artwork too inside which are equally evocative.

Many thanks to the skills of Angie Latham for these lovely new additions to my book.  If you wish to see more of Angie’s work you can contact her and her work on Facebook:


and on her website here:


Remember that if you want to purchase a copy to contact my publisher, Mandrake of Oxford here:


I have a feeling that 2016 may well bring all sorts of important changes and that this will be the first of many more.  🙂

Penkevyll makes it as a Cover Girl!

Shaman Penk Yes, Penkevyll the famous Lands End Obby Oss, has made it as Cover Girl to the glossies!

“Out soon – Indie Shaman ‪#‎shamanism‬ magazine Issue 25. A great time to subscribe – get Issue 24 on subscription and Issue 25 at the end of July at https://indieshaman.co.uk/.

Includes: ‘Cunning Folk’ a chat with Cassandra Latham-Jones;

‘Reconnecting To Ourselves Through The Consciousness Of Plants’ by Davyd Farrell;

‘Horse Scents’ by Hearth Moon Rising;

‘Working with Wolves: The Wolf Life Path Cards’ by Lorenzo Guescini;

Eoghan Odinsson continuing his series on Northern Plantlore with ‘Comfrey’;

An interview with G.W. Bénard;

‘Animals, a shamanic story’ by David Sparenberg;

Some thoughts on telepathy from Ann Fallas and columnist Yvonne Ryves in Shaman Moon;

Book reviews including Itzhak Beery’s ‘The Gift of Shamanism’ and ‘The Toltec Secret’ by Sergio Magaña Ocelocoyotl plus Shamanic Events calendar.

With thanks to all of the above contributors as well as to Mike Chapell for the wonderful front cover photo and wildlife photographer, Rochelle Kent-Ellis, and poet, Chris Roe, for the beautiful back cover. Thanks also to Peter Carter, Rebecca Orford and Jack and Nigel Dugdale for article photography. With special thanks to Martyn Kington for the inspiration and of course not forgetting grateful thanks to proof reader, Martin Pallot!”

I’m looking forward to receiving my copy at the end of the month when it will be added to my Archive.  🙂

Mag Article

My copy of ‘Indie Shaman’ arrived this morning with my article inside. A good quality glossy magazine. If you want to read the rest of the article you’ll have to get your own copy!  🙂

Book Signing in Bude

Wise Old Crow

On Saturday 25th July 2015 between 1.30 and 3.30pm I will be at The Wise Old Crow for a Book Signing of the second edition of my book, ‘Village Witch’.

I will be giving a short talk at 2.30pm on life as a village wisewoman and will be available to answer any questions you may have.  My partner, Laetitia will also be with me who is gifted in mediumship and whose speciality is Sea Magic.

Here are links to The Wise Old Crow for any further information you may need:



I do hope that you can join me and Laetitia on this day as we would be delighted to see you all!  🙂


Well, the Book Signing and Talk went very well judging by the feedback we received afterwards.  There was a good turnout for the talk and I sold 20 books by the end of the day.  As a direct result of this we have had consultancy and workshop requests so all in all a resounding success.

Here are a few photos of the day:

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My thanks to Sue Clarke of Wise Old Crow for organising and hosting this event and I have no hesitation in recommending her shop as an excellent venue to others.  🙂

Important Notice: Latest Update on ‘Village Witch’


Village Witch is now published by Mandrake of Oxford with new photos and artwork plus a small update.  Books and Kindle version can be purchased from: http://mandrake.uk.net/village-witch-coming-soon-in-2013/

New Facebook Group

A Facebook group for ‘Village Witch’ has been set up as a discussion forum for village witchcraft and associated matters:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/137514883114996/

Thursday 3rd January 2013

You can now no longer order Village Witch from Troy Books as they have ceased its publication.

We are currently working on a new edition as most of the photographs, all of the illustrations and also the painting on the book cover have been withdrawn by their creators.

We are in the process of replacing these and making the book more in keeping with the type of person I am and the energies I work with.

October 2nd 2012

Be Aware: For all of you who have already bought my book, ‘Village Witch’ – congratulations! It’s about to become a Limited Edition in it’s present form with Troy Books.   So for those who may have considered getting a copy, make sure you purchase it before the cut off date of January 2nd 2013.   Hopefully it will be printed by a new publisher in the future.  Watch this space!

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