The Hieros Gamos

All of our work, whether readings or crafting of ritual tools (and even this about text!), is done jointly. In this way the Hieros Gamos – the sacred marriage – brings the divine feminine and the divine masculine into all we do. This is the world soul in action, a balancing of energy, and is the path to healing and soul retrieval and integration.

Art credit: “The Lovers” card from the Druidcraft Tarot

Life is a Symbolic and Sacred Dialogue

All of our work intends to help you align with will of your soul, which is inherently aligned with web of all existence, the Oran Mor. Within the archetypal and symbolic language of Soul are messages from the otherworlds. Archetypal symbols encountered in various divinatory forms (such as tarot or astrology) invite us into a dialogue with the world soul and toward a fuller expression of our potential. The challenge is to understand the symbolic nature of these events and to understand the message within. Our readings are about understanding and dialoguing with these symbolic messengers.

We can fully inhabit this dialogue by both engaging these symbols and also through the expression of our Self through ritual. Through various forms of archetypal readings and the crafting of ritual tools, our aim is to help inhabit that sacred space free of the distractions of modernity and find the deep serenity that comes from becoming aware of and re-connecting to our unity with the world soul.

Art credit: “2 of Cups” card from the Sacred Circle Tarot

Shamanic, Alchemical, and Harmonic

Our readings are shamanic.

We use various divination tools in conjunction with shamanic journeying. Thus, our readings are a process, not a matter of sitting down for 15 minutes and interpreting the symbols based on their traditional meaning. Our reports are not cut and paste compilations of what someone else says; they are reports of our shamanic work. While we can provide a traditional reading, we feel this is not sufficient, nor the true meaning of divination. Symbols can’t always be interpreted on the basis of a standard cultural understanding; they change over time, and especially within individual context – the traditional symbols do not always mean the same for everyone. In our readings, we work closely with what is in direct communication with the spirits – the archetypal symbols of soul and world. We do take traditional meanings into account, but only after we have journeyed to the otherworld and worked with the spirits to receive the true message of the reading.

All of our readings are symbolically alchemical…

…in that they unify opposites. Both of us are involved in the reading and as such they all touch into the divine feminine and divine masculine, uniting them in a new form of intuitive reading. Additionally, our readings work with spirit and matter. The result is a fuller, more nuanced reading.

All of our readings are harmonic.

They are aimed at providing a foundation for you to move closer to alignment with the deeper purpose of the universe as embodied in your life.

Some of the methods we use include archetypal astrology (different from traditional astrology), ogham, the runes, and synchronicity or other significant experiences and images in the natural world. Many of our readings combine two or more of these. The divination process depends on the tool used and the type of reading, but usually takes 5 – 7 days. After the reading, you will receive a detailed report of all aspects of the reading.

Art credit: “The Ancestor” card from the Wildwood Tarot

Anima Mundi – The World Soul

All of our lives unfold within an interconnected web of all that is. This web is known by many names, such as the anima mundi, or world soul. In the druidic tradition, we know this as Neart or the Oran Mor (Great Song). Understanding this and engaging in dialogue with the web of existence is a large step in healing the perceived split between psyche and matter, and can therefore improve our embodied and psychospiritual health and well-being. Our readings and ritual tools are effective means to enter into the symbolic dialogue with the constant stream of events occurring in the world soul.

Art credit: “The Psyche” card from the Chrysalis Tarot