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Books & Recordings | Seasonal, Shamanic & Natural Wisdom Book Titles
 
    At the Gates of Dawn by Ella Young, ed. Denise Sallee and John Matthews       Celtic Shaman: A Practical Guide by John Matthews       Celtic Totem Animals: Working with Shamanic Helpers by John Matthews       Celtic Visions: Seership, Omens and Dreams of the Otherworld by Caitlín Matthews    
                         
   
At the Gates of Dawn by Ella Young, ed. Denise Sallee and John Matthews
     
Celtic Shaman: A Practical Guide by John Matthews
     
Celtic Totem Animals: Working with Shamanic Helpers by John Matthews
     
Celtic Visions: Seership, Omens and Dreams of the Otherworld by Caitlín Matthews
   
                         
   
In the late 1800s Ella began to gather the old tales that had been handed down from family to family for centuries. She lived among the rural folk in the West of Ireland and in the hills south of Dublin. As part of her devotion to Irish culture she learned Gaelic and, as a major contributor to the Celtic Revival, she taught classes in the language and the myths. This new collection of her writings, edited and introduced by John Matthews and Denise Sallee, is a deeply magical and evocative tribute to Ella's many gifts, featuring some of the best of her poetry and mythical storytelling.
     
This is a practical workbook for all those interested in the continuing practice of this most ancient discipline. Learn to work with the spirits, to relate to the festivals of the Celtic sacred year, to journey to the Celtic gods and goddesses. Read about the mysteries of the ancient Celtic world and see how these can be applied to our own 21st century lifestyle.
     
In the worldwide Shamanic traditions, the animal helpers in their spirit form act as guides and allies to the shaman’s journeys to the Otherworld. Comes with DVD, animal cards and book.
     
This book explores the seership traditions of the Celtic peoples, from the professional divinatory techniques of the ancient fíli or vision-poets, to the everyday omens sought by gifted seers from the world of nature. The art of seeing the invisible through faery lore, prophetic vision and the omens of the natural world derives from a unified understanding of the inspirational cosmos and the locations and spirits of the otherworld. Throughout there are suggestions for deepening personal vision.
   
                         
   
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    Celtic Wisdom Oracle by Caitlín Matthews       Christmas Tales Storyworld by John Matthews, illustrated       Drumming Between Worlds by Caitlín Matthews       Faeryland: The Secret World of the Hidden Ones by John Matthews, art by Matt Dangler    
                         
   
Celtic Wisdom Oracle by Caitlín Matthews
     
Christmas Tales Storyworld by John Matthews, illustrated
     
Drumming Between Worlds by Caitlín Matthews
     
Faeryland: The Secret World of the Hidden Ones by John Matthews, art by Matt Dangler
   
                         
   
This oracle was created in 1990 as the basis for our Walkers Between Worlds courses, and is now available as an ancestral oracle where you can ask the ancient ones and forerunners to guide your questions and bring advice. The 40 cards can also be used for ancestral healing rituals and meditation. Each of the 8 divinities and the 32 Celtic ancestors form a council of help and wisdom that can bring resourceful insights to your issues and questions. Sit in meditation and learn from your deep ancestors.
     
Christmas Tales provides another 28 Cards to add onto the Storyworld series. In this set, the world of Christmas is magically brought to life: Holly & Ivy dance with Mistletoe, ghostly carollers sing, gifts are given, Father Frost and Snow Palaces all stand ready to be made into stories that you make.

‘In all my years of writing I would never have thought a set of cards could open up my mind like these cards do.’ - Northern Poet
     
Drumming for the Shamanic Journey. Does what it says on the box: solid, regular drum-beats with good over-tone resonance for lifting your soul on its way. One 20 min. track and one 30 min. track, both with call-back.

Caitlín Matthews on tuneable goat-skin drum.
     
This illustrated book includes Faeries of the British Isles as well as those of Scandinavia, Germany, North America, Asia, Middle Eastern, and African worlds.

​The book is filled with stunning memorabilia that is sure to enchant and enthrall, including an envelope of real Faerie photos to be used as postcards, and a pull-out map of Faeryland. A Brief History of Faeries, Good Faeries vs. Bad Faeries, Faerie Spells, Faerie Sightings, Faerie Music.
   
                         
   
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    How to See Faeries by Brian Froud and John Matthews       Psychic Protection Handbook: Powerful Protection For Uncertain Times by Caitlín Matthews       Quest for the Green Man by John Matthews       Robin Hood: The Lore of Robin & the Greenwood by John Matthews    
                         
   
How to See Faeries by Brian Froud and John Matthews
     
Psychic Protection Handbook: Powerful Protection For Uncertain Times by Caitlín Matthews
     
Quest for the Green Man by John Matthews
     
Robin Hood: The Lore of Robin & the Greenwood by John Matthews
   
                         
   
Between the boards of this magical book, you enter the world of Faery aided by avid two avid explorers. Brian Froud’s wonderful art and John Matthews’ penetrating words, enable the reader to find their own way into this mysterious world. With paper sculpture and viewing device.

‘This book sucked me in! When you start reading it, you shrink down to the size of your hand and have to walk through the book, from one portal to another. And you can't get out until you come to the last portal.’ Ethan Teller.
     
Covering the many walks of life where we need to guard our power and protect our souls, giving preventative not just protective measures for the kinds of customary psychic disruption suffered in daily life. By targeting the ways in which we may cause such disruption and not just how we become victims of it and comprehensively covers all areas of psychic health, we can deal with family, relationships, work, ancestors and the dead.

With many practical strategies and rituals, this is a practical and compendious handbook for ethically maintaining daily life with confidence and good spiritual hygiene.
     
The Green Man is one of the oldest images produced by human beings anywhere in the world. This book examines the long and complex history of the Green Man from prehistory to the present and is highly illustrated with striking and authentic images. Including ways to work with the Green Man and a gazeteer of where to find him, it’s a big and beautiful book about this most ancient and important character.
     
This is the only contemporary book to fully explore the mythology of Robin Hood rather than concentrating on the human identity of the famous outlaw. It ties Robin to the ancient archetype of the Green Man, the lore and legends of the Faery race, to the possible Eastern influence of the English Mummers Plays, and suggests the real identities of several of the Merry Men.
   
                         
   
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    Secret Lore of London edited by John Matthews with Caroline Wise       Shamanism Bible by John Matthews       The Shaman’s Oracle by John Matthews and art by Wil Kinghan       The Sidhe by John Matthews    
                         
   
Secret Lore of London edited by John Matthews with Caroline Wise
     
Shamanism Bible by John Matthews
     
The Shaman’s Oracle by John Matthews and art by Wil Kinghan
     
The Sidhe by John Matthews
   
                         
   
A collection of essays about the hidden lore of London, edited by John with invaluable help from Caroline Wise, including a selection of marvellous new photographs taken especially for the book. Though this is based on the Aquarian Guide to Legendary London, edited by John and Chesca Potter, and originally published nearly 20 years ago, this fresh new edition contains fully updated and extended chapters, as well as a newly commissioned essay by Geraldine Beskin and a foreword by Iain Sinclair.

The gazetteer of sacred and mysterious sites around London is expanded and updated, making a fresh and indispensable book covering every aspect of the magical city.
     
This evocative guide to shamanism takes you on a journey from its origins in Europe, North America, Siberia and the Arctic Circle through to contemporary rituals appropriate to today.

Illustrated with cultural images, totems and people, John Matthews reveals the rich animistic traditions of this ancient spirituality and reveals how it can empower your life.
     
Drawing upon ancient world cave art to offer an oracle in which the prehistoric shaman’s vision within the darkness of the cave is the ancestral guiding wisdom. Explore your question with the help of the cave ancestors, animals and spirits. Each image is from prehistoric cave art from across the world, creating a scintillating oracle.

Comprising 52 cards, book, spread sheet and a drawer-box with ribbon.
     
This book is a series of conversations with the people of the Sidhe (pronounced SHEE) and the Faery Realms which John began some years ago. What the Faeries have to say to us is of great relevance to our present times. This book provides a powerful way of contacting the realm of faery for yourself and comes with several key exercises.

This extraordinary book has been praised by many, including Celtic teachers Frank MacEowen and Tom Cowan.
   
                         
   
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    Singing the Soul Back Home by Caitlín Matthews       Tales of the Haunted House Storyworld By John & Caitlín Matthews       Taliesin: the Last Celtic Shaman by John Matthews, with contributions by Caitlín Matthews       This Ancient Heart: Landscape, Ancestors, Self. Ed. Paul Davies & Caitlín Matthews    
                         
   
Singing the Soul Back Home by Caitlín Matthews
     
Tales of the Haunted House Storyworld By John & Caitlín Matthews
     
Taliesin: the Last Celtic Shaman by John Matthews, with contributions by Caitlín Matthews
     
This Ancient Heart: Landscape, Ancestors, Self. Ed. Paul Davies & Caitlín Matthews
   
                         
   
This book supports shamanic students who are looking for co-ordination and backup to their daily shamanic practice; it troubleshoots problems, opens up new ways of working and supports personal discovery of otherworld and our shamanic relationships with the multiverse.

It introduces the new reader to concepts behind the regions of the Otherworld, allies, journeying and daily shamanic practice. With many practices to support your learning.
     
Tales of the Haunted House provides another 28 Cards to add onto the Storyworld series, this time for Hallowe’en. Suitable for the older child, this one has runaway eyeballs, ghosts playing cards, the pumpkin party, the quaking quagmire and the lonely corridor, and its haunted inhabitants all wait for you to tell their story.
     
This was the first book to explore the shamanic background of the bardic traditions of Britain and Ireland. It covers the myth of Taliesin, translates some of his major poems and establishes the background and parallel myths that reveal the prophetic and oracular skills of the ancient poets who were once part of the ‘people of the gift.’ This rich study opens many new boxes.

Only available from us in UK.
     
13 authors explore the threefold relationship between the landscape, the ancestors and ourselves. By focusing upon the essentials that shape Pagan and Heathen identity, this book reveals the connective pathways where beliefs, actions and metaphors lead to dynamic, practical and spiritual lives. This Ancient Heart is essential reading for people with an interest in earth spirituality, our shared ancestors, sacred landscapes, shamanism, anthropology, archaeology, religion and heritage studies.
   
                         
   
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    Mystery of Spring Heeled Jack by John Matthews                            
                               
   
Mystery of Spring Heeled Jack by John Matthews
     
 
     
 
     
 
   
                               
   
From Victorian Legend to Steampunk Hero in an extensive investigation of the origins and numerous sightings of the mysterious and terrifying figure known as Spring-Heeled Jack who, in Victorian London in 1838, was reported as springing over hedges and walls, from dark lanes and dank graveyards, to frighten and sometimes physically attack women. Exploring the vast urban legend surrounding this enigmatic figure, John Matthews explains how the Victorian fascination with strange phenomena and sinister figures paired with hysterical reports enabled Spring-Heeled Jack to be conjured into existence.
     
 
     
 
     
 
   
                               
   
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