Amantha Murphy has developed a shamanic healing practice based on Irish teachings passed down from her own grannies and Irish mentors. It's called the Way of the Seabhean (shay-van), which translates literally to "yes woman," a woman who opens herself to the forces of nature and the spirit world. Since 2015, I've been apprenticed to Amantha, learning more every year about the weave of our spirits and of nature, the ancient Irish goddesses and methods of helping people with various problems in their lives.
One of the most powerful times in my apprenticeship was a trip to Ireland to visit stone circles and other sacred sites. All of the photos on my website related to the Seabhean are ones I took on that trip.
Amantha's second book, The Way of the Seabhean, was published on January 31, 2021, the day before Imbolc, Brigid's Day or Candlemas by the church calendar. It includes an illustration of the 10 energy centres in the body according to the Irish reckoning, done by me!
The Paps of Anu in County Kerry, Ireland, on a beautiful sunny day in September 2016.
Altar cloth sewn and painted to show the Celtic Wheel of the Year. The trees each represent a season, and the "fixed" points (the two solstices and the two equinoxes) while the moons represent the phases of the moon and the moving points, or "hinges," of the Celtic Wheel of the Year. Each section of the wheel is about 45 days, just over six weeks.
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Main burial mound seen from two smaller burial mounds at Knowth, Bru na Boinne ("bend of the Boyne") heritage site in Ireland. The main burial mound is dated to 3200 BC, older than Stonehenge or the Great Pyramids of Giza.