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Magical Warrior Women

Magical Warrior Women

Magical Warrior Women is a spiritual creative collective for women. We share a day of creativity, spirituality, love, support, inspiration, activism and internal / collaborative growth. It’s a place to nurture any ideas you have, share what inspires you, learn with other women and grow together. This is a monthly occurrence. We are strong, powerful and magic! When we come together we can move mountains ! We intend to achieve great things in activism, charity, current affairs, human consciousness and inner transformation. Women of ALL AGES are welcome (and encouraged!) to join us.

We can accommodate women coming from far away to stay overnight. This weekend and EVERY weekend we do is on a DONATION basis, because we want this to be accessible to all and we really are doing this for the love 🙂

This month we are beginning our journey to heal the inappropriate female energies that hold us back and prevent us from fulfilling our potential



Next meeting 24th June  2017


For more info contact us


 This is a new addition to what we offer……..
Great Mongeham, United Kingdom

Up to 8 guests  2 rooms available. Deal is a delightful seaside town with a thriving music scene. We are close to world heritage site of Canterbury with …

We began offering Airbnb  May 2015-it has been a great experience.  We have met some lovely people who we look forward to meeting again.  So this year we have decided to extend the service and offer Shamanic/holistic treatments as part of your stay.  There is a possibility of making a drum-for more info see the Drum Birthing page-but on a one to one basis or in small private group.  The chance to experience one or more of the Shamanic/holistic treatments we have here whilst enjoying all the local delights that Deal and the surrounding area has to offer with its convenient  links to London and the Continent.  We look forward to welcoming you, your family and/or friends for an holiday experience with a difference.


Seersha and her lovely family were the perfect hosts. They made us feel comfortable and at ease the minute we walked through their door which was perfect as this was the first time we had used airbnb and with a large, young family(4 children under 8!) this was just fantastic. Also the journey had been an arduous one and the welcome we got really went a long way to easing the stress of the journey, we had arrived a lot later than anticipated and Seersha made us feel like we were one of the family, instantly making us feel welcome and at ease. We enjoyed our stay so much that we actually stayed again on the journey home. This is a Great place to stay especially if you have young children, Seersha goes more than the extra mile to help you, make you feel at home and is truly one of life’s great characters, she was so caring and compassionate with us and our family – the perfect host, we thoroughly loved our stay, the children didn’t want to leave.

We loved the welcome and were instantly put at ease, which can be difficult when you have 6 cheeky children excited for their holiday and running around a beautiful, very old house. We were made to feel like old friends or family members, never feeling out of place, we all got a great night’s sleep, awoke refreshed, well taken care of and look after in a truly personal way. Might I also add that Seersha is fantastic with children, our friends have a 9 month old baby and Seersha was always on hand to ask if there was anything the baby needed, “should I hold baby whilst mum sterilises the bottles”? just great, a service you would never get at a b’n’b or hotel!

Thank- you Seersha and family
From Pete in Manchester
Seersha made us feel at home from the moment we arrived, by inviting us to join her BBQ with friends and giving us two room options. We had very little time in Deal due to late arrival after a horrendous journey. Seersha and her husband both gave us great advice about making the best of our short time there and giving us excellent directions for our journey to catch the ferry at Dover the following day. An unexpected bonus was the vegan friendly breakfast options.

From Vereena UK

Seersha communicated with us well to ensure a timely welcome on arrival and answered our questions throughout our stay. We enjoyed learning about the very historic house and area. If you enjoy the countryside and still access to a town, this is a great location. Also, if you need to catch an early ferry from Dover the next morning. Seersha was a gracious host providing tea and other help especially for the children. The dogs and cat were friendly and the house was clean. We enjoyed Deal and the rest of the neighbourhood. It was great to have a parking space off the road. We really enjoyed meeting you and John. Thanks for the hospitality and tea tree oil treatments. They really helped.

From David USA

Connect with Mother Earth

Kurikindi Rainforest headband palm leaf


Kurikindi is a shaman from the Kichwa people who live deep in the Amazonian rainforest in Ecuador. He was born into a traditional shamanic family drawing on many generations of wisdom and knowledge. His family has travelled extensively in South America to gain greater understanding from other indigenous tribes and their Shamanic traditions.He has a deep and intimate understanding of the nature of energy and our inter-connectedness with all. In this workshop he will explore the first steps in learning how to communicate with the plant and animal kingdoms

Full day workshop – Cost £100 per person

He is also offering one to one sessions on Sunday 3rd July at a special price of £65 for workshop participants

For further info and booking please call Seersha 07809722097 or email her at seersha@sky.com

A Celtic Quest

A Celtic Quest ~ The Mysteries of King Arthur’s Court ~ One day introductory workshop

celtic quest

For centuries the stories of King Arthur and the Knights and Ladies of the Round Table have held us in thrall.

When the Plantagenet Kings became rulers of these lands, they felt it important to emulate King Arthur in order to express their Englishness. This legend was held in such high regard that Geoffrey of Monmouth wrote Arthur into his “History of the Kings of Britain”. For centuries this was held as true. Even today, scholars search for proof.

They are, of course, missing the point. Arthur is indeed the once and future King, he has been since these isles were formed and he will be long after we have gone. For he is the energy of the land. He is not sleeping, he is very much awake and waiting for us to take up our armour and work with him.

This introductory day will give us an insight into the meaning behind the legends and offer us a connection to the world of the ancients.

For further information email seersha@sky.com or call 07809722097


Celtic Tree Year~The Ash Tree~18th Feb-17th March

The Ash Tree
Fraxinus (which means firelight in latin) belongs to the olive and lilac family. It contains 45–65 species of usually medium to large trees, mostly deciduous. The tree’s common English name, ash, goes back to the Old English æsc, meaning”spear”. The seeds, are known as keys or helicopter seeds,

If you are born between 18Feb – 17Mar –

According to Celtic Astrology you were born under the Ash moon, this the third moon/month in the Celtic calendar. The Ash wood was believed to be enchanted and was used to make wands and spears for the druids. It is a hallowed tree, said to “court the flash” that is it is prone to lightning strike. An old English saying goes:

Avoid the Ash,
It Draws the Flash-

this is possibly because the Ash can grow to 150ft tall

British folklore attributes the ash with a range of protective and healing properties, particularly related to the health of children. Newborn babies were often given a teaspoon of ash sap. Sickly children, would be passed naked through a cleft in an ash tree to cure them. The cleft was often specifically made for the purpose and bound together again after the ceremony to heal over as the child also healed. It was then believed that an energetic bond was created between the child and the tree and fate of the tree linked closely with that of the child. So if any harm fell upon the tree then their human sibling would suffer some kind of harm in their life. Consequently many Ash trees had vigilant protectors who would look after them.
The Witches broom or Besom was also traditionally made of an Ash staff, together with Birch twigs and Willow bindings. Interestingly, it is thought that the besom was used in the form of shamanic flight. We’ve all seen many pictures of witches flying on their broomsticks! So hallucinogenic mixtures may have been smeared upon the handle, to be absorbed through the skin of the hands, whilst the Witch danced around with the pole between the legs, as if ‘Riding’ the broomstick into the otherworld, to gain insight and information . The Ash staff may have been used for the main handle because of its connection to Yggdrasil-theWorld Tree which allows the Shaman to travel between the 9 worlds.

Witches were said to live inside Ash trees, in the Germanic tradition there was the Askafroa or wife of the Ash who was an evil spirit said to do much damage. To appease her it was said to be necessary to make a donation to her on Ash Wednesday. In the Greek Hellenic traditions the Melai Nymphs were said to dwell within Ash trees

There is no reason other than its name why the Ash tree is associated with Ash Wednesday, however in some parts of England children used to bring a twig of black-budded ash to school on this day and any child who failed to remember this risked having their feet stomped on by other ash-twig-bearing children!

Ash wood is very strong, tough and elastic, and was used for Chariot and coach axles as well as oar,s tool handles and weaponry. The tree coppices/pollards well, giving strong straight poles. The density of the wood also makes it an ideal fuel, One of the traditional woods used as the yule log was ash. Ash is the best wood for burning and can be used seasoned or green.

Yggdrasil, (literally means s Odins horse) is the World Tree in Viking mythology and is an Ash, Yggdrasils trunk reached up to the heavens, and its limbs spread out over the World. Its 3 roots reached down into the Underworld. A squirrel Ratatosk ran up and down the tree carrying messages from the dragon Nidhogg who gnawed the roots continuously and fed on human corpes- representing the force of Death to the Eagle in the canopy, and back. A deer fed on the ash leaves and from its antlers flowed the great rivers of the world. A magical goat grazed by the tree, and its udders gave not milk but mead for the warriors in Odin’s Great Hall. The gods held their councils under the canopy of their guardian tree.

Odin, god of the Vikings, hung himself upside down on Yggdrasil as a sacrificial ordeal, during which he lost an eye to ravens. Ultimately though, he was rewarded with insights and wisdom, notably knowledge of the system of the Runes. Both he and Thor, the god of thunder, were said to possess magical spears made of ash wood. The Vikings were also known as the Aescling meaning ‘Men of Ash’.

Like the Vikings, the Gaels also thought of the ash tree (ooshin) as protective. Of the five legendary guardian trees of Ireland, three were ash. Ash is also the second most popular tree growing beside Irish holy wells, and on the Isle of Man ash trees were said to protect the purity of springs. In England the ash is the commonest tree as a place name element after the thorn.

The Ash can be seen as the feminine counterpart to the -Father Oak: in these two trees, the oak and the ash, the concepts of the All-Father and the World Mother, are embodied. There have been archaeological Druid finds of Ash wands carved with spirals in Wales which provides evidence of the powers of the Ash, suggesting that it was revered and employed by the Druids.

The Ash tree is associated with positive enchantment and focus of will and intent, which can aid in healing In terms of Astrological associations – Ash corresponds to the energies and season of Pisces which is the month of March. It is attributed to the water element. Ash trees bud in March-April time which may explain its placement in the celtic Calender. The fruit of the Ash tree, the keys, can be pickled and eaten in accompaniment with salads. The Ash tree comes into full bloom in May time and is known as The Venus of the Woods.

In Folk Magic, small crosses of ash wood were carried and were said to prevent sailors from drowning whilst at sea. The use of Ash Keys is generally thought to be protective against negative spells. Ash Wands are thought to have been used for the raising and directing of healing energies and enchantments. Ash leaves placed under the pillow before sleep were thought to bring prophetic dreams or were placed in water containers since it was thought the leaves fought off illness.

Another use of the tree was for the curing of lameness in cattle and general pains – which were thought to be caused by a shrew running over them. Thus a shrew would be placed deep into a hole bored in an Ash tree, and plugged up. It was then thought that any animal or person who was brushed with leaves from that particular tree would be cured. In Richmond Park in London, in the mid-19th century such a shrew ash was widely visited with the intention of healing children of whooping cough and other ailments.

It was also a folklore tradition that Snakes could not bear to be near an Ash tree or a wood cut from an Ash. In Irish folklore if shadows were cast upon crops by Ash trees, it was though the crops would be ruined. At many of the sacred wells in Ireland, Ash stumps have been found, which suggest its association with healing/wishing and well dressing traditions.
Ash trees were also thought in northern England to cure rickets and warts. There is a well-known English folklore verse which predicts how much rain there will be in summer from the dates when the Oak and Ash trees bud:
Oak before Ash we are in for a splash
Ash before Oak we are in for a soak.

Which means the summer will be wet or very wet I suppose-not wrong there then.

So Ash folk your aim in Life is to show others how beautiful this world is and teach them to care for Mother Earth and in doing so reminding them to tend to their own spirit in harmony with the Land. A little warning here though you need to keep your own feet frimly planted in the ground as you do have a tendency to daydream. Dreaming is good but you need self discipline to avoid becoming a ‘space case’! You are sensitive, artistic, often kind and affectionate even romatic! Some of you can be gifted Mediums but all of you are very connected to the higher energies.



So blessings to the Ash Folk!

PS If you look carefully at the picture you can see my son in the branches of our Ash Tree.

Getting to grips with blogging

Even though my website has been up for over a year I still haven’t got to grips with this blogging thing yet. I don’t seem to have enough time to sit at my PC daily or weekly or even monthly. I am not sure who I am writing for or even why? I am not a technophobe but I do find keeping up difficult sometimes. So far I have written about significant events but even that tailed off and I notice my last post was over 6 months ago. How frightening!

My three dogs

My three dogs

Since my last entry Annie and I have parted company-amicably.  She to pursue a new career and me to continue upon this Path.  As the credit crunch hit I expected workshop numbers to decrease and indivdual clients to vanish-however the opposite has been true.  Maybe in these difficult times people are looking for answers outside ‘the box’!

 I am working more closely with Eliana Harvey at the Shamanka School of Women’s Shamanism in Dorset which is wonderful.  Eliana is truely a Wise Woman and I am honoured to be associated with her.  It is amazing to watch a group of women grow and blossom over the course of 2 years.

On a personal level I have acquired 3 dogs and 3 cats.  I already have 3 sons!  So good things definetly come in 3’s!  I have a 14 month old cross breed called Marley, a 6 month old Rottweiler cross called Pixie and Marley’s half brother Silas who is 10 weeks.plus my old cats Fatboy and Zoe and the new addtion Ziggy a 4 month old moggy. I’d forgotten how rewarding owning a dog can be as the last one I had died 30 years ago!