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Spirit of Iona: Autumn Equinox

Date: 18/09/2022
Time: 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM BST See your local time
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In session four of the Spirit of Iona series we focus on the wisdom of the Druids with Katherine Collis and John Matthews.

We would love you to join us in a celebration and exploration of the deeper aspects of the Autumn Equinox

Facilitated by Katherine Collis, with guest speaker John Matthews, we will begin our Autumn Equinox celebration with a simple ritual and a time of reflection.

Katherine will create a sacred space for you to explore how your inner life aligns with the seasonal cycles and the sacred within the land where you live, wherever you are in the world.

We will continue to build community together through sharing insights and experiences with one another as we pause to reflect, dream, journal and deepen into the spirit of peace, prayer and pilgrimage – further discovering our lives as a blessing within the whole.

We are very fortunate to welcome John Matthews as our next Spirit of Iona guest. John has been described as ‘Oxford’s answer to all things mythic’ and he is one of the foremost experts on Celtic Wisdom Traditions.

“Although they left no writings of their own, the Druids have had a profound impact on modern culture. Largely forgotten by a Christianized Europe, this ancient Celtic priestly caste has reemerged as avatars of eco-friendly spirituality, potent symbols of what many feel is missing in a rational and industrialized world.”

— John Matthews

Pricing and dates

Join us Sunday 18 September on Zoom at 4pm UK time, until around 6.30pm.
Across the world this will be:

8am PDT / 9am MDT / 11am EDT and Ottawa / 5pm Cape Town / 8.30pm Delhi / 11pm AWST / and AEST 1am Monday.

If you are unable to be there, we will send you a replay.

Book Now £25

Celebrate the Celtic Year £175

While our facilitators are here to support participants during events and courses, they are not trained therapists. We are not a therapy centre and the programmes are not designed for those needing therapeutic support.

What to bring with you

  • A journal to write in
  • A candle to light for our sacred time together
  • An open heart that welcomes new possibilities
Book your place and celebrate the Autumn Equinox of 2022 in the Spirit of Iona!
Katherine Collis

About Katherine Collis

Katherine Collis is a Findhorn Fellow who lived in the Community in the early 1970s and has maintained a close relationship over the decades. Upon leaving she moved to the United States as part of the founding of the Lorian Association – a sister organisation to the Findhorn Foundation.

Katherine has a background in adult education, gerontology, human and spiritual development and works as a spiritual counsellor, retreat leader and teacher. She has a 50 year relationship with the Isle of Iona where she has led annual retreats and conference groups with a focus on Celtic Spirituality and its vision of the sacredness at the heart of all life.

Katherine lives in Santa Barbara, California where she partners with her husband Roger in mentoring groups and individuals.

John Mathews

About John Matthews

John Matthews has been a professional, independent scholar since 1980. His list of publications total over 100, including The Celtic Shaman, Secrets of the Druids, Taliesin, and for young readers, Pirates which was a number one New York Times best seller translated into 18 languages.

John has made a lifetime study of the legends of King Arthur and the oracular, bardic traditions and teachings of the Druids. He has more recently acted as an advisor on several big budget movies, including King Arthur, Pirates of the Caribbean and Prince of Persia. John along with his wife Caitlin, a scholar and author in her own right, together have co-authored numerous books – from their earliest works, The Western Way, retitled Walkers Between the Worlds, to creating an Encyclopedia of Celtic Wisdom.

John and Caitlin are Findhorn Fellows who align their work with the knowledge they have gained from the Druids and the spirituality of these early ancestors. They offer not only a wealth of insight into the historical knowledge of Celtic heritage, western esoteric teachings and Gnostic spirituality but are wise teachers, imparting practices for deepening into the fullness of our own human gifts and nature. We are glad to announce that Caitlin will be presenting later in our series.

For more information find John and Caitlin at hallowquest.org.uk


Date: 18/09/2022
Time: 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM BST See your local time
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