the wellkeepers

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‘THE WELLKEEPERS’
Restoring the Sacred Feminine & the Sacred Masculine
a journey to wholeness

Centuries ago, the path of the heart & the way of the soul were forgotten. In the Grail myths, as I wrote in my first book in 1993* & have taught in various workshops since 1991, the well-maiden guardians were raped, the waters poisoned, the land laid waste.

Our times are patriarchal: we’ve inherited a worldview biased towards warfare, conquest, individualism, logic & the rational mind, & the qualities often traditionally associated with the feminine principle, such as relatedness, intuition, community (including with other species, & the earth itself) & the feeling nature have not been sufficiently valued. We need both perspectives to work in harmony.

Myth can show us the way forward, even as it records a time of loss & destruction. Through the lens of archetypal psychology & myth, especially the Grail legends (which were my primary subject of study in their original languages of mediaeval French & Old Welsh at Cambridge University in the 70s), we will explore a different way to be alive, with our unique gifts, in the world: a conscious way that can heal our own wounds & contribute something positive, healing, to the web of being in which we all exist.

As we explore the archetypal and mythic phases (as I wrote of it in my book mentioned below, further adapted for this century & its troubles) of this journey in relation to our own lives, we will each also be writing vignettes from the book of our individual life. Call it narrative eco-therapy, personal mythology, or soulwork. Or all three & more.

Roselle has a counselling qualification, has been exploring this psychospiritual journey via the Celtic & other wisdom traditions for over 40 years & teaching it for 27, & was commissioned to write a book about it in 1993: *‘RIDING THE DRAGON – myth & the inner journey’, Element Books.

NB the year-long course, begun in January 2017, was for a private closed group of women only. However, I’m rethinking it as a result of an inspiring experience with that group, and have decided I very much want to have men and women working together. It will be offered again both as a terrestrial (probably residential) and also as an online course, & men will not be excluded in this search for the lost anima mundi! If you’d be interested to join a group in the future (the groups are kept small, for depth and individual attention), please register your interest via the Contact form.

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MY BLOG features many posts on this & related subjects. The latest is this one.

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Brittany – photo B grundbacher