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    Ancestral Oracle of the Celts by Caitlín Matthews       The Art of Celtic Seership, Divining from Nature and  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    
                         
   
Ancestral Oracle of the Celts by Caitlín Matthews
     
The Art of Celtic Seership, Divining from Nature and 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
   
                         
   
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.  Now reprinted
     
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.

Reprinting March 2021
     
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.
   
                         
   
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    Celtic Spirit: 366 Meditations for the Turning Year by Caitlín Matthews       Christmas Tales Storyworld by John Matthews, illustrated       Drumming Between Worlds by Caitlín Matthews       Mystery of Spring Heeled Jack by John Matthews    
                         
   
Celtic Spirit: 366 Meditations for the Turning Year by Caitlín Matthews
     
Christmas Tales Storyworld by John Matthews, illustrated
     
Drumming Between Worlds by Caitlín Matthews
     
Mystery of Spring Heeled Jack by John Matthews
   
                         
   
This year-long pilgrimage helps you connect the cycles of your soul to the circle of the seasons. From Samhain in the winter half of the year, through from Beltane in the summer months, here are mediations on the gifts and blessings of life to the insights and promises of the soul, enabling you to complete your own sacred circuit of the turning year. Each daily meditation includes a practical task to implement.  
     
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.
     
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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    Psychic Protection Handbook: Powerful Protection For Uncertain Times by Caitlín Matthews       Robin Hood: The Lore of Robin & the Greenwood by John Matthews       Secret Lore of London edited by John Matthews with Caroline Wise       Singing the Soul Back Home by Caitlín Matthews    
                         
   
Psychic Protection Handbook: Powerful Protection For Uncertain Times by Caitlín Matthews
     
Robin Hood: The Lore of Robin & the Greenwood by John Matthews
     
Secret Lore of London edited by John Matthews with Caroline Wise
     
Singing the Soul Back Home by Caitlín Matthews
   
                         
   
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.
     
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.
     
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 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.
   
                         
   
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    Return of the Soul Doctor 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       The Shaman’s Oracle by John Matthews and art by Wil Kinghan    
                         
   
Return of the Soul Doctor 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
     
The Shaman’s Oracle by John Matthews and art by Wil Kinghan
   
                         
   

The second of the Soul Doctor books sees the return of Ash and another set of case histories recorded by his assistant Jack Rivers, involving mysterious psychic disturbances and unsolvable soul sicknesses. Set against the background of their residential nursing home on the South Downs, many stories play out: the unwary visitor to sacred sites who falls into a dangerous trance, the overshadowing of a young artist who paints like a Renaissance master, the deadly haunting of an army camp, the Jacobean play with a reputation worse than that of Macbeth, the man still being stalked by a prisoner put away for life, and the young woman trying to return from a life of abuse. Ash and Jack delve deeper into the human psyche, reaching into the timeless zones to bring healing to shattered lives. This time they face dangers that require them to seek sanctuary themselves.

     
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.
     
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.
   
                         
   
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    The Sidhe by John Matthews       The Circle of the Sidhe by John Matthews & Wil Kinghan       This Ancient Heart: Landscape, Ancestors, Self. Ed. Paul Davies & Caitlín Matthews       Vision of the Side by John Matthews, art by Wil Kinghan    
                         
   
The Sidhe by John Matthews
     
The Circle of the Sidhe by John Matthews & Wil Kinghan
     
This Ancient Heart: Landscape, Ancestors, Self. Ed. Paul Davies & Caitlín Matthews
     
Vision of the Side by John Matthews, art by Wil Kinghan
   
                         
   
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.
     
Following a five-year process of recording the teachings of the Faery race known as the Sidhe, the four sidhe oracles compiled and written by John Matthews with art by Wil Kinghan are finally presented as a set in a single box, with a revised book with updated text and methods of working with the oracles, having 100 cards (comprising all 4 Sidhe oracles), a book of 159 pages in a specially designed box, and a bag in which to store cards. The Circle of the Sidhe replaces the earlier sets of cards and booklets, which will be discontinued when the remaining stocks are sold out. 
Includes: The Moon Oracle of the Sidhe and The Sidhe Oracle of the Fleeting Hare, The Sidhe Oracle of the Glorious Sun and The Sidhe Oracle of the Flowing Waters 
Please be aware that we only carry a limited number of these titles due to the heavy import duty applied to the cards which are printed and sent from the USA. Those living in USA are recommended to purchase copies directly from the publisher: Lorian Press at www://lorian press.com.
 
     
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.
     
The Vision of the Sidhe contains the two final oracles as given to John Matthews by the people of the Sidhe, the Irish Faery race. The accompanying book contains everything required to work with The Sidhe Oracle of the Sun and the Sidhe Oracle of the Waters. These, together with the previous two decks, constitute the four part work Voices of the Sidhe, each focused on one of the elements. Each can be worked with separately, and may be use with the 2 earlier decks  of the Sidhe Oracle of the Moon and the Sidhe Oracle of the Fleeting Hare, available on this site a set under the title 'Waking with the Sidhe.'
   
                         
   
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    Walking with the Sidhe SET by John Matthews: Book & 2 packs of cards                            
                               
   
Walking with the Sidhe SET by John Matthews: Book & 2 packs of cards
     
 
     
 
     
 
   
                               
   
This manual combines the two books of the Moon Oracle of the Sidhe and The Sidhe Oracle of the Fleeting Hare, into something unique and new. Here you will be working directly with the Sidhe themselves, through the medium of imagery and visionary words, and moving beyond these in many subtle and different ways. This book continues and extends John’s work began in his book, The Sidhe. NOTE: This comes with new book, and  the cards of both Moon Oracle of the Sidhe and Sidhe Oracle of the Fleeting Hare, saving £20.
     
 
     
 
     
 
   
                               
   
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