Women of the Islands

An online gathering in the Bone Cave

Saturday April 23, 2022

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An online gathering to explore the mythical women and ancient priestesses of the British islands

Throughout the oldest British mythology, stories of islands where women live alone together, rule, or tend sacred places, are abundant. And the ‘real’ islands of, and around, Britain were once seen as a bastion of female power by writers and travellers in Classical Europe. In this gathering, we’ll explore those stories, from Tir na mBan, the magical Land of Women, to Morgan le Fay and the wondrous Isle of Avalon. On the way, we’ll encounter legends of the female founder of Albion, and the giants and ‘Amazonian women’ of the Scottish islands. We’ll delve into the reasons why these ancient stories of women as priestesses, the keepers of women’s mysteries, contained within an island – a place where women can be free, safe, apart from the patriarchy – resonates so strongly with women today.

how it works

Our gathering took place via Zoom, in a format which enables us to enjoy each other’s faces, and to break out into discussion groups to deepen our connections with other participants. The session included story, poetry, teachings, participant discussion groups, and a gentle dance/ movement session. 

The recording of this event is available for purchase; it includes a video of the main session, the chat transcript, and access to a list of reading resources; we did not record the breakout sessions. The full recording is approximately 3 1/2 hours long.

After you’ve made your payment (below), you’ll be immediately directed to a ‘Welcome’ page for the gathering, where you’ll find the video recording, transcript of the chat session, and additional resources.


The fee for this recording is £25. Please follow the link below to make your payment using any credit or debit card. (For those of you in other countries: currency exchange rates change by the hour, and so we’re not able to tell you what the cost of this course is in your currency. This currency converter offers you live rates, though they may or may not reflect the rates actually given to you by your bank or credit card provider. It will, however, give you an indication.)

IMPORTANT: While paying and registering, you will be asked to create a username and password which will allow you to log into the Members’ Area of this website, select ‘Bone Cave’ from the dropdown members’ menu, visit this event’s ‘Welcome’ page, and so access the video and other material. It’s important that you make a note of these details; you won’t be able to access your resources if you do not have them.

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Please note in particular, before purchasing, that no refunds can be given for this event.


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