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SB teaching

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In 2017, I founded The Hedge School as a focus for my teaching work on cultivating the mythic imagination. My courses and teachings are centred on the ways in which each of us can uncover our own unique mythopoetic identity, and the unique gift – the hidden treasure – which we bring to this world.

The old forgotten pre-Christian mythologies and philosophies of the West – from the magical stories of Celtic Ireland to the soul-centred mythtellings of Plato in ancient Greece – are rich, complex and beautiful. They offer up a world in which everything is not only alive, but has purpose and intentionality of its own. A world to which each incarnated soul chooses to come, for a reason: to fulfil its own unique calling, and to offer up a gift which can only be expressed through relationship with and participation in that animate world. Carrying the fire, carrying with us the image that we were born with, that we brought with us when we chose to come into this world.

It’s time to reclaim those old, indigenous ways of being in the world – to reclaim the foundation-stones of Western spirituality, and bring them back out into the world where they belong. Founded in authentic scholarship as well as committed, embodied practice in the mythopoetic and other creative arts, The Hedge School’s offerings are above all about finding our way back into the mystic – about delving into the mysteries of wild psyche, and finding a deep, embodied sense of belongingness to this beautiful, animate Earth.

Please visit www.thehedgeschool.org to see what’s on offer, or follow the specific page links below.

 

Opportunities to work with me in Europe

Please visit this page on The Hedge School website.

 

Opportunities to work with me in North America

A surprising percentage of the people who take my online courses or join my retreats here in Ireland are from the USA and Canada; at the last count, it was around 80%. For this reason, in 2018 I decided it was time for me to begin teaching there, and to offer more opportunities to study with me in person. I lived in America from 1996 through 2001, and so somehow it seems appropriate to bring this work back to a country I once thought of as home.

Forthcoming North American events are listed at this page on The Hedge School website.

 

Distance learning

I currently offer a small number of self-study online courses via The Hedge School; from 2019 I’ll also be offering interactive courses via an external partner organisation. Please check out this page on The Hedge School website to see what’s currently on offer.

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