Thank you for visiting my new website and blog page. I have been looking for a long while to create a space where I can share my ideas and thoughts about the different areas of my spiritual practice and the work that I am doing with myself and with the groups that I meet all around the UK, and I have finally put this together. I look forward to seeing this page grow and develop just as I intend to grow and develop.
I am known mostly for the Shamanic Drums that I make and the Drum Birthing workshops that I have held up and down the country as Heron Drums, however, I also share other work connecting people with the land, with the wheel of the year and with themselves through ceremony and shamanic practice. I have also been involved in different forms of sacred menswork for many years, and continue to participate in mens groups and hold workshops and retreats to provide sacred spaces for men. I plan to be talking about all of these things on this page.
My spiritual practice has largely been centred around contemporary shamanic practices, influenced by traditional shamanism from the Ecuadorian Amazon, modern druidry, and from the slight glimpses into ancient British and European practices that we have from archaeology and surviving folklore.
Alongside all of this, I have studied and taught Psychology and trained in Psychotherapy, and am aware that this has been within the backbone of a lot of my thinking and understanding with regard my spirituality, as I believe many of the theorists have been looking to answer the same spiritual questions as I have been looking for in shamanism and other mystical traditions.
The main aim of this blog is to give a space for the many things that I do and am involved in that are separate to Heron Drums. I hope you will all be interested, entertained and (who knows) inspired by my blog posts here and engage with them by commenting or emailing me.