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Annual Conference 2017 – “Pathways of Light”

November 25 - November 26

£40 - £70

“PATHWAYS OF LIGHT” – Working with the Consciousness of Nature

This year’s Annual Conference will again take place in Pewsey, Wiltshire, and we are delighted to announce this year’s speakers:

Peter Dawkins, Elen Sentier, Daniel Docherty, Mandy Pullen, Jay Ramsay, Jane Embleton, Peter Knight and Sarah Dawkins

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Tickets still available:

Click on the orange buttons below to book online:
Weekend Ticket – £70

Saturday Ticket – £40

Sunday Ticket – £40

Alternatively please contact the secretary: 0300 123 7723 or email: secretary@gatekeeper.org.uk

Saturday 25 November 2017


“Working with the Consciousness of Nature” – Peter Dawkins
Peter works with the angels and nature beings who direct and help him to work in the landscape.  Peter will bring examples of what he is doing, how he considers that this works and why it is that a well walked pilgrimage route becomes a pathway of light. In this way, he will introduce the theme of the weekend and the contributions of the other speakers.

“Playing with the Ferlies” – Elen Sentier
The Ferlies, the Faer Folk, the Tylwyth, or nature spirits – however we call them, they are our allies and friends. The Ferlies want us to make friends and play with them again, then they will show us how to work with them, with ourselves, and with the whole of the natural world. Elen spent time with them up in Glen Affric this Spring and will share some of her experiences with us.


“Measured Steps: Practice and Philosophy of Labyrinths” – Daniel Docherty
To consciously walk and work with the Labyrinth is to pilgrimage to the centre of our own being. The labyrinth is an ancient and powerful mnemonic currently enjoying a revival as people today seek wholeness within the sacred and the mysterious. Through this illustrated talk, Daniel will explore how the ‘measured steps’ of the labyrinth can lead us to a deeper understanding of ourselves and the wider cosmos.

“Eco Shamanism – Becoming One with our Earth” – Mandy Pullen
Eco Shamanism is a marriage of shamanism and deep ecology and is very much a 21st century approach to shamanism. It’s central tenet is based on a radical shift of perception – being our Earth rather than being on our Earth. Mandy will lead us in an exploration of this approach.

Jay Ramsay will read from his own work and others, weaving his poetry in reflection of the unfolding themes.

EVENING: 8.00 – 10.00pm

Labyrinth Walk:
Join Mandy Pullen, Jane Embleton and Daniel Docherty in an evening labyrinth walk.

Sunday 26 November 2017


“Dartmoor Mindscapes – Re-Visioning a Sacred Landscape” – Peter Knight
Peter Knight returns to conference to give an inspiring powerpoint presentation about his 11th book, which is about his discoveries and deep, personal experiences on Dartmoor. He will share his insights, poetry and findings as he interacted (in all seasons and weather) with the moor’s tors and sacred sites, and will suggest how we can all walk more mindfully on any mythologised landscapes.

“The Living Circle” – Sarah Dawkins
Sarah will present news from Gatekeeper’s unfolding project creating a Wheel of Life around Britain. She will expand on the positive energy and inspirational experiences generated by the the events so far. The Paneurythmy, circle dancing, lantern lighting, pilgrimage and other activities are bringing new insights as to how pathways of light are created in the land.


There is a choice between two afternoon activities:

  • Joining a River Pilgrimage to the nearby Avon River, led by Mandy Pullen and Jane Embleton
  • Or creating a Mandala led by Peter and Sarah Dawkins

Jay Ramsay will again be speaking his poetry in reflection of the unfolding themes.

Closing Circle:
The weekend will close with the opportunity for discussion and closing comments.


November 25
November 26
£40 - £70
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Gatekeeper Trust
0300 123 7723


Bouverie Hall
North Street
Pewsey, Wiltshire SN9 5ES United Kingdom
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Weekend Conference Ticket£70.00Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 November Includes vegetarian soup lunch both days
Saturday Ticket£40.00Saturday 25 November ONLY Includes vegetarian soup lunch
Sunday Ticket£40.00Sunday 26 November ONLY Includes vegetarian soup lunch