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  • Report from Pisces – the continuing tale of the River Usk pilgrimages

    27/08/2020

    Report from Pisces – the continuing tale of the River Usk pilgrimages
    Dear Usk Pilgrims, Usk to Clytha leg Thank you for going up the Usk River with us. And – we are planning two legs over a weekend in September – date to be confirmed. First leg from Clytha to Abergavenny and second leg from Abergavenny to Crickhowell. We may camp in a friends field or you may want ...
  • Walking the River Usk in Pisces, in the Wheel of Life British Zodiac

    21/08/2020

    Walking the River Usk in Pisces, in the Wheel of Life British Zodiac
    Photo: Near the mouth of the Usk, at the Gwent levels, looking across to Somerset I was introduced to the Wheel of Life pilgrimages back in 2017 when Jane Embleton and I worked with the energies of Heiros Gamos on either side of the Severn River during the time of Pisces, an extraordinary tale for another time. ...
  • Singing from the Heart

    26/07/2020

    Singing from the Heart
    My first experience of a pilgrimage organised by the Gatekeeper Trust was in 1990, when Peter and Sarah Dawkins led a group of us to some of the cathedrals of northern France, as well as the palaces of Fontainebleu and Versailles. We sang in the wonderful acoustics of the gothic cathedrals of Amiens, Beauvais and ...
  • A Multi-storeyed River’s Tale

    26/07/2020

    A Multi-storeyed River’s Tale
    In January 2013, I started an apprenticeship with my local river, The River Tone, with a visit to the source on Exmoor with a fellow gatekeeper Charlotte Yonge. The ground was waterlogged and as we walked, our steps created bubbling little springs in front of us…it was quite a magical experience. Three large horses tested ...
  • Silver Wheel Pilgrimage

    30/06/2020

    Silver Wheel Pilgrimage
    GATEKEEPER WHEEL OF LIFE PROJECT AN OVERVIEW OF EVENTS IN THE LANDSCAPES OF CAPRICORN THE INSPIRATION AND QUEST OF CAPRICORN? While we are in the process of shaking our foundations with challenging planetary alignments, let us consolidate our understanding of where, why and how we pilgrimage in our beautiful landscapes and what they reflect to us of our ...
  • Songs, Words & Water Blessings – River Reflections from Salisbury

    22/06/2020

    Songs, Words & Water Blessings – River Reflections from Salisbury
    The beautiful cathedral city of Salisbury has suffered 2 traumas to her health and wellbeing in just 2 years… It was in response to the first trauma that a fellow gatekeeper friend and I, initially felt moved to start blessing the rivers of Salisbury. An attempt to heal and transform the dark drama of the ...
  • KING ALFRED’S LANDSCAPE JOURNEY TO KINGSHIP

    22/06/2020

    KING ALFRED’S LANDSCAPE JOURNEY TO KINGSHIP
    KING ALFRED’S LANDSCAPE JOURNEY TO KINGSHIP Report of research and pilgrimage in the Wessex Landscape Temple Was King Alfred one of our ‘sun kings’ who established a kingdom and a language for the European diaspora into Britain? How does such a famous king become a wise ruler and effective educator as our cultural hero? Uncovering the rise ...
  • ‘Guardian of the Good Dream’

    22/06/2020

    ‘Guardian of the Good Dream’
    FULL MOON MEDITATION ROUND THE BRITISH LANDSCAPE ZODIAC ‘Guardian of the Good Dream’ – CELEBRATING SUN IN CANCER AND MOON IN CAPRICORN As we are questing ‘how can I embody our inner Guardian’, listening to the intuitive insights of Capricorn ‘the consolidator’ of our understanding, we can find inspiration for initiating the form our understanding takes within our ...
  • Sarah writes from Cygnus, the Swan

    19/06/2020

    Sarah writes from Cygnus, the Swan
    This constellation straddles Capricorn and Aquarius and is in the inner circle of constellations which provide the north pole star over the millennia. The Star Deneb, in the tail of the swan, was once the North Pole star – Arcas in Ursa Minor is the present north pole star. The constellation of Cygnus, the Swan, in ...
  • A New Vision for Gatekeeper

    30/05/2020

    A New Vision for Gatekeeper
    by Stephen Thomas As Peter Dawkins mentions in his video presentation about the birth of the Gatekeeper Trust, it is important to have a vision if we are to know where we are going and in order to progress consciously and to flourish in our purpose. This applies at all levels of existence – whether it ...