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During the evening we gathered in circle to explore the Celtic sabbat festivals of the Wheel of the Year with a special focus on Lammas.

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Nicola & Jason Smalley
The Way of The Buzzard

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Here's the transcript from the circle

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18:56:37 From Steve : Good evening everyone from sunny Topcliffe North Yorkshire. Thanks so much Jason & Nicola for hosting another of your great talks.
18:56:59 From Christine Morroll To All Panelists : hi from Telford. Shropshire
18:57:09 From Denise Fisher (Galaxy A3) : Denise from Durham
18:57:11 From Fausta Dimascio : Good evening Fausta from Basingstoke x
18:57:15 From Yvonne To All Panelists : Good evening from Yvonne and Amy in Cheshire.
18:57:16 From Liz Gwilliam : hello from Stockport,lovely to see you xxx
18:57:16 From Sally Galbraith : hi everyone. its Sally from Hull x
18:57:21 From Jill Robinson : Good evening from Jill in Lancaster
18:57:23 From Lizzy : HI everyone I'm LIzzy, dialling in from Bethnal Green, east London. Hoping to see Blue again! :-)

18:57:23 From Chloe Smith To All Panelists : Hi, I am Chloe. I am from Halifax
18:57:23 From Fae Eilbeck : Fae from Wesham, Lancs. hello everyone xx
18:57:23 From Lyn Swan Ellison : hi from Blackpool. x
18:57:26 From Kate Pearson To All Panelists : Hi both, it's Kate from Aldershot, but originally from Lancashire!!
18:57:26 From Alison To All Panelists : Hi I'm Alison from Portishead near Bristol x
18:57:30 From Rose To All Panelists : Hello from Ramsgate, Kent.
18:57:31 From Bridget & John : Hi both, Bridget & John from Birmingham here
18:57:32 From Hilary : Hilary and Richard in London
18:57:34 From Nathascha Heijen : Hi from a rainy (yay!) Torbay, Devon.
18:57:35 From Luisa Morley : Hello, Luisa from Nottingham 🙂
18:57:35 From Rob Marchment : Hi all from Rob in Rushden...!
18:57:37 From kathryn To All Panelists : Hi this Kathryn from Saddleworth xxx
18:57:38 From Sue To All Panelists : I from Sue and Anne in Morecambe

18:57:38 From Wendy Jackson : Hello, Wendy from Flintham in Nottinghamshire.xx
18:57:39 From Carolyn To All Panelists : Hi Guys, used to live in Ulverston but now live in Mississauga, Canada
18:57:40 From Julia : good evening from Julia from Winchester
18:57:40 From Chris Newsam To All Panelists : CHris and Janice from No
18:57:42 From Becky To All Panelists : Becky from Worcester, hi 👋🏻
18:57:45 From Janet To All Panelists : Janet edinburgh
18:57:45 From Sheila Collins : hi from sheila at weymouth. feeling a bit unsettled so hopefully this gathering will settle me
18:57:49 From Helen Towers : hi everyone from a slightly sunny Kendal
18:57:50 From Hilary Turner : Hello everyone it's Hilary from a rainy Pembrokeshire
18:57:50 From Amanda : wonderful to connect once again..... Love from Amanda in Devon
18:57:52 From Anne : hi from north Yorkshire xx
18:57:52 From Trigga To All Panelists : Trigga camping out on Bodmin Moore with my hawk .... hi guys
18:57:54 From Deborah To All Panelists : hi from Milton Keynes 👋🏻
18:57:54 From Angie : Hello from Buckinghamshire

18:57:54 From Jayne Powell : Good evening everyone from Jayne in Stoke xx
18:57:56 From Maricia : hi all from Cornwall. lovely to see you both xx
18:57:57 From Roz : hi roz from redcar looking forward to tonight
18:57:59 From Carol Cupitt Parks : Greetings, all! This is Carol from Little Falls, New York.
18:58:02 From Elaine : Hi from Louth, Lincolnshire
18:58:03 From georgie : Hello everyone from Burnley :-)
18:58:04 From Catherine Kuszny : greetings from Catherine in Nuneaton xxx
18:58:05 From Jackie Jones : Hello... From flint and kite stokenchurch
18:58:08 From Kathy Carline : Hello All, I’m here x
18:58:14 From Mark To All Panelists : hi from Newcastle
18:58:22 From Susie Revell To All Panelists : Hi all I'm Susie from Bideford N. Devon
18:58:22 From Andy Jukes : Evening all.
18:58:24 From Amy : hi to all agian, amy from Leeds here
18:58:27 From Lizzy : Yay! Blue getting his gladrags on!
18:58:33 From Sonya : Hello Everyone from Essex :-) x
18:58:37 From Hazel To All Panelists : Hello from Hazel in Harrow
18:58:43 From Bee To All Panelists : Hi all from Berni in Leeds😊

18:58:54 From Sarah To All Panelists : Hi, Sarah from Hatfield.
18:58:56 From Anne To All Panelists : Hi everyone from Anne in Devon
18:58:58 From Paul&Jan To All Panelists : Hi from Jan and Paul in Todmorden lancashire
18:59:01 From michael : good evening from Blackburn
18:59:01 From Betty To All Panelists : Hello from Finedon
18:59:03 From Chris Newsam To All Panelists : whoops, Chris and Janice from Malton
18:59:07 From Megan To All Panelists : hello from Stafford xx
18:59:07 From A Kay : annK Bolton-le-sands Hi all, nice to be with you all
18:59:11 From susan Sharples To All Panelists : Hi from Sue from Manchester
18:59:12 From Janet To All Panelists : Janet edinburgh
18:59:16 From Karen : Hi everyone from Karen in Torquay xx
18:59:24 From Annie : Hi from Annie in Norfolk
18:59:27 From Alison Redgrove : Hi Alison Redgrove here from Somerset
18:59:28 From Peter : Hi all Peter from Harrow
18:59:35 From Nicki Jones : Hi from Nicki in Gower South Wales
18:59:36 From Sara To All Panelists : Sara From Surrey!
18:59:38 From Simone : greetings from the mountains of North Carolina.
18:59:39 From Vicki Garratt To All Panelists : hello from Vicki in Somerset
18:59:39 From Kath To All Panelists : Hi everyone
18:59:47 From Paula Taylor : Hello from Paula in Leicester x

18:59:55 From Catherine O'Sullivan To All Panelists : catherine from Huddersfield
18:59:57 From Sarah To All Panelists : hi, Sarah from Cumbria
18:59:58 From Mark To All Panelists : hello! Mark in Folkestone here.
19:00:01 From Anne : Hi from Anne in Markington near Ripon xx
19:00:01 From Susan Gripton To All Panelists : Hello from Su in Mansfield
19:00:06 From Lisa Clegg To All Panelists : Lisa Doncaster Donny
19:00:15 From Dave Griffin To All Panelists : Dave - Carmarthenshire
19:00:20 From Mark To All Panelists : great to see u guys again
19:00:22 From Jayne Missoni To All Panelists : Good evening, Jayne from Sunny Scunny x
19:00:23 From Andy Jukes : Greetings from Much Wenlock. Andy & Jo
19:00:25 From Hilary : (hello Lizzie, we are in Stratford, near you)
19:00:45 From Rich To All Panelists : Hi all. Rich from London
19:00:49 From Tanja Bastia To All Panelists : Hello from Tanja in Macclesfield :)
19:00:51 From Lesley To All Panelists : Hello, it's Lesley from Wales
19:00:51 From simon pollard : Hi all, Simon from Great Mongeham
19:00:51 From Michelle Skinner To All Panelists : hi all 🌻 from Dundee.. slightly moody skies but warm
19:00:52 From Elaine Wilkinson To All Panelists : Elaine from sunny Shetland
19:00:53 From Alison To All Panelists : I used to live in Leyland :)
19:01:00 From Jan Sue : Hello from the Lancashire coast.
19:01:11 From Lyndsey Smith : Hi Nicola and Jason and all, blessings from Lyndsey in Runcorn Cheshire

19:01:18 From Paula To All Panelists : Hiya from Liverpool
19:01:21 From Peter To All Panelists : Just back from the woods in Beaconsfield
19:01:22 From Michelle To All Panelists : Hi from Galloway, Michelle
19:01:23 From Gill Garside To All Panelists : hi, Gill from Mirfield xx
19:01:23 From Michelle Skinner To All Panelists : lovely to be here 🌻
19:01:26 From Rhona Graham : Hi Rhona joining you from Fife x
19:01:26 From Kathy Carline : beautiful evening from Petersfield, Hampshire
19:01:32 From christine kimber To All Panelists : Chrissie in Norfolk x/|\x
19:01:36 From Alison Redgrove : Hello Everyone
19:01:42 From Carol : hello all from Carol in Barnsley x
19:01:44 From Ann To All Panelists : Hi. lovely to see you.
19:02:01 From Peter To All Panelists : Miaow Blue
19:02:04 From Pam To All Panelists : Hi Pam from Oldham
19:02:07 From Dawn Carnell : hi from Devon
19:02:11 From Magda Pittaro To All Panelists : Hallo from Magda London
19:02:14 From ronnie To All Panelists : Hi, this is Veronica from Somerset
19:02:25 From Annie Draj : Hello to the three of you from Dawlish

19:02:30 From Lynsey To All Panelists : hello from Aberdeen 🙏💕
19:02:35 From Kath To All Panelists : Hi everyone from South Wales
19:02:35 From Alison Redgrove : Hi Dawn where abouts in Devon are you?
19:02:58 From Dawn Carnell : hi Alison Bickington
19:03:03 From Shona Harvey : Good evening from Liverpool x
19:03:06 From Iris Rogan : made it thanks Nicola
19:03:20 From Annie Draj : hi Dawn and Alison whereabout are you in Devon - I'm in Dawlish
19:03:27 From Alison Redgrove : Ooh nice Im in west Somerset.
19:03:38 From Carol To All Panelists : Hi from Carol in Nanstallon near Bodmin
19:03:39 From Andrea Ward : Hi from Settle
19:03:40 From Dawn Carnell : hi Annie Bivkington, Newton
19:03:41 From Lizzy : Hi Hilary in Stratford! We're almost neighbours in east London!Great to see people in Lancaster too - and AnnK in Bolton-le-Sands! I grew up in Nether Kellet and my family is still there. You probably know my mum! :-D
19:03:43 From Dawn Carnell : Abbot
19:04:06 From Jessie Curnow : yippee. love these evenings. Jess and Perran listening from Duloe in Cornwall
19:04:09 From Vix : sorry I’m late. x
19:04:12 From Beverley Thornton : Evening everyone, from Bradford, West Yorkshire
19:04:28 From karen forshaw : hi everyone
19:05:13 From Alison Redgrove : love your story Nicola and Jason.. Just such a positive and lovely partnership.
19:05:39 From Dawn Carnell : Hi Jess and Perran nice to see you both here
19:06:01 From Helen Towers : lovely purrs ❤️
19:06:29 From Carol Cupitt Parks : Love Blue’s purrs!

19:07:29 From Patsy Watten : Hi, sorry a bit late, internet playing up :( Patsy Upton on Severn
19:07:32 From Peter To All Panelists : My ancestors are from Pickup Bank on edge of same moors
19:08:34 From A Kay : Ann K--to D, where do your parents live? I've been here over 40 years, horses etc are still my love/life
19:09:16 From Lisa : my cat is on my knee looking at you too :)
19:09:38 From Stephen To All Panelists : just had to settle my cat.
19:09:46 From Jessie Curnow To All Panelists : hi both. hope you don’t mind. my husband has joined separately tonight from ripon. his father has hours to live and I am hoping this will bring some peace for an hour. a belief that we are all one with nature. Jess. xx
19:11:41 From Peter To All Panelists : More human not machines
19:12:14 From Lizzy : To Ann K. My mum and brothers live in Nether Kellet by the village green. Mum goes to coffee mornings in Bolton-le-Sands every Thursday (when not in lockdown). Dad was the city councillor for Kellet ward (which includes Bolton-le-Sands) for 20 years.
19:13:00 From Alison Redgrove : Ive been here since Beltane and in that short time the way of the Buzzard is changing my life … awesome
19:13:12 From A Kay : Be nice to meet sometime. I was on parish council for 5 years
19:13:17 From Jan Sue : Me too Alison.

19:13:28 From Lesley : Wish I lived closer.. I'm in Wales
19:13:43 From Alison Redgrove : Fab Jan isn't it just so right
19:14:12 From Wendy To All Panelists : Wish I was in Wales, missing it this year
19:14:20 From Jan Sue : Yes being part of this has been so nourishing Alison.
19:14:30 From Lizzy : Hi Jan and Alison, Beltane was my first Way of the Buzzard event too! Nice to see you again.
19:14:44 From Alison Redgrove : I heartily agree.
19:15:11 From Alison Redgrove : Lizzy thank you. Nice to be with you too
19:15:54 From Jan Sue : Hi Lizzy. Just a wonderful weekend in the middle of the lockdown. It was just right and at the right time. Nice to see you both again and everyone. xx
19:15:56 From Alison Redgrove : I do understand
19:16:05 From Kate Howells To All Panelists : Hello to All … looking forward to this … I can hear your beautiful cat purring … Kate
19:16:33 From Jan Sue : Someone is knocking at the door someone is ringing the bell. :)

The discussion

19:16:42 From Fausta Dimascio : hankering
19:16:42 From Peter : Hankering
19:16:46 From karen forshaw : hankering
19:17:07 From Annie Draj : it would be good if we could organize local groups. I'll stop now while J and N are speaking
19:18:06 From Maricia : local folks meet up as the way of the buzzard fledgling groups
19:18:46 From Alison Redgrove : Always up for meeting with like minded people .
19:19:08 From A Kay : Ann K--I agree be good
19:19:57 From Lizzy : To Ann K - I don't know when I can next travel to see my family in NK but I hope there's a way we can meet when I do!
19:20:40 From A Kay : Ann K--Lizzy, i'm in phone book
19:20:49 From Ian : At last!
19:21:20 From Jan Sue : Really interesting Nicola. Giving a really sense of meaning in this disconnected and consumerist world.
19:22:16 From Andy Jukes : Same for kids in schools. I used to hate the winter term when teaching in schools. the timetable didn't allow for energy changes with the seasons
19:24:11 From Bee : yes it’s clear on screen 😊
19:26:25 From Joanne Quayle : apologies for late arrival. good evening to everyone. Joanne in Surrey

19:27:27 From Ian : Evening, my apologies too for being late......
19:35:39 From Patsy Watten : I am having a go, picked my first beans this evening :)
19:36:11 From Alison Redgrove : Im having a go too with growing in eg boxes and being more industrious in the garden
19:36:34 From Alison Redgrove : Veg Boxes I mean
19:43:02 From Jane : Amazing Nicola! Awesome stuff
19:44:23 From Peter : Lovely explanation. Thanks :)
19:45:09 From Carol : that sounds very liberating thank uou
19:46:34 From Mark To All Panelists : loved the graphics
19:46:37 From Alison Redgrove : I love this grounding and moving through the year in harmony
19:47:00 From Dawn Carnell : great thanks, need to learn how to work in line with the wheel of the year
19:47:20 From Peter : Loved the picture like ancient manuscript

19:47:40 From Patsy Watten : I can relate to this, it makes sense & feels wonderful :)
19:47:41 From Anne : My youngest was born on 25th Jan and since then that time has highlighted the starting to wake up of nature and the winter is no longer as long
19:47:41 From Paula To All Panelists : It sounds like the wheel of year is similar to the phases of the moon.
19:47:53 From Rachael To All Panelists : so natural- I’m loving growing some of my own veg ✅
19:47:55 From Dawn Carnell : it is a good book indeed
19:47:55 From kathryn To All Panelists : just harvested my first cucumbers and tomatoes
19:48:07 From Deborah To All Panelists : good to give your intentions time to become reality as you set yourself to give you great markers.
19:48:15 From Ian : I like the sense of "Natural Flow" with the Wheel of the Year, natural endings, beinningd "For everything there is a Season"......
19:48:23 From Kate Howells : I resonate fully with this … its so nurturing … thank you Kate
19:48:25 From Sue To All Panelists : Great to think about using the wheel to plan and organise projects around
19:48:28 From Ian : Beginnings I meant

19:48:30 From Rhona Graham : Ive started using the Sabbats when making plans….seems so much longer than doing it by the month, and have been more productive
19:49:36 From susan Sharples To All Panelists : I agree it resonates well - makes explicit things I've often felt.
19:49:42 From Tanja Bastia To All Panelists : relates to women's cycles too
19:50:01 From Michelle Skinner To All Panelists : my corp is quarterly
19:50:03 From Anne : think Im going to jettison my standard diary and embrace this....feels so right!
19:50:12 From Lizzy : I definitely need to do less in the winter months but the pressure of society is just to keep going through at the same pace. I have been working with my monthly energy cycle for the last couple of years and found it so helpful. But it would be good to be able to start living in tune with the year too. I wonder how that restful time can be built into businesses/ jobs.
19:50:14 From Gill Minto : love the wheel of the year approach, it's a much more relaxed approach
19:50:18 From Alison Redgrove : its also much calmer

19:50:25 From Stephen To All Panelists : I am trying to find the best way for me to travel at this time. I am currently reading on the elder futhark runes and I have already had a connection with some. I am able to see and as well as sense a lot that is difficult to explain unless you follow nature's magics and I am exploring this. I have been told by a couple of friends who both say I am wide open and it's a struggle to try to ground myself and switch off.
19:50:56 From Janet To All Panelists : Wild Power menstruality Alexandra Pope Shane Wurlitzer uses similar language. I’m appreciating these links
19:51:03 From Susan Gripton To All Panelists : Newbie alert, resigned from mainstream teaching last year, a year later life has become more Sheep pace!! :-)Always loved the seasons and marking them seems so natural. Lovely to join you and Blue x
19:51:12 From Annie Draj To All Panelists : is there a wheel of the year diary?
19:51:15 From Alison Redgrove : for me its about mid winter feasting
19:51:33 From A Kay : ann k when working with animals and land you have to be aware of the seasons, and live with it
19:51:47 From Lynsey To All Panelists : I’ve had a 30 year drug addiction and I’m currently healing from a 19 year abusive relationship so I’m clueless about all of this however I do believe that spirits have guided me to yourselves- I need some kind of structure in my life but our current “calendar” and “time” makes me feel so oppressed for some reason 🙏💕
19:52:14 From Alison Redgrove : ooh fab
19:52:59 From Annie Draj To All Panelists : thanks

19:53:10 From Iris Rogan : I personally work with the wheel of the year but commas the first harvest - I agree 6 weekly things work its harder to use the moon cycles as I work with the growth of new witch only really gives us two weeks until it starts to wan,
19:53:12 From Yvonne : I have just ordered mine for next year!
19:53:20 From Karen Grainger : Evening all.
19:53:34 From Alison Redgrove : the earth path way lass isn't prinitng . ive contacted her
19:53:38 From Liz Gwilliam : me too Yvonne
19:54:04 From Fae Eilbeck : I've been checking to see when it's out for sale. I'll check again x
19:54:07 From Liz Gwilliam : they are available from today Alison
19:54:26 From Dawn Carnell :
19:54:35 From Rosslynne To All Panelists : today 24/6 Earth Pathways diary and calendar
19:54:56 From Alison Redgrove : I did too smell too
19:55:19 From Fiona Keane (Galaxy S5) To All Panelists : i felt it too!
19:55:27 From Fiona : Yes me too!
19:55:50 From Beverley Thornton : Yes! Autumn was very present this week even in the height of summer growth.

19:55:54 From Louise R : Same, thought it was the North West weather!
19:56:35 From Deborah To All Panelists : Tuesday had a real autumnal presence.
19:56:48 From Annie Draj To All Panelists : Ah I get fb posts from her diary
19:56:52 From Trigga To All Panelists : the leaves are starting to shed
19:57:02 From georgie : It's why I love cycle commuting -- you see the changes and really feel in sync with your surroundings
19:57:03 From Yvonne : Grain ripening, leaves are beginning to change colour and mushrooms are appearing.
19:57:08 From Karen : I've heard the change in the Robins call, a slight difference to its summer one
19:57:14 From Michelle Skinner To All Panelists : i rememberNicola commentin on soft leaves at Beltane
19:57:28 From Lizzy : Seen the first ripe blackberries appear this week.

19:57:47 From Fiona Keane (Galaxy S5) To All Panelists : Sometimes i get it (Autumnal/Samhain vibe) the odd time in August but not usually so early as 3rd week in July..!
19:57:56 From Alison Redgrove : cob nuts on our trees and alexander seeds blackening
19:58:11 From Rachael To All Panelists : I’ve been blackberry picking for the last week or 2
19:58:15 From Michelle Skinner To All Panelists : and i’ve been watchin ever since. my nasturtiums are starting to flower and flowers on my tomatoes and cucumber
19:58:16 From Ian : Acorns getting bigger....some falling
19:58:22 From Trigga To All Panelists : the young birds have fledged
19:58:26 From simon pollard : i’s quite amazing how swallow, martin and swift fledglings know how to get to the southern hemisphere without any guide
19:58:39 From Carol To All Panelists : I go to work at 3.30 am and it's definitely feeling more autumnal-I feel it in my nose!
19:58:39 From Carol : My sand martins are all departing.....
19:58:41 From Rich To All Panelists : Loads of butterflies
19:58:44 From Michelle Skinner To All Panelists : scotland a little later than down south
19:58:48 From kathryn : Ripening

19:58:50 From Fae Eilbeck : the blackberries are swelling and turning black x
19:58:52 From Hilary : spiders getting bigger!
19:58:59 From Karen : I've picked a few handfulls of ripe blackberries, and a few sloes about
19:58:59 From Beverley Thornton : Flowers going to seed
19:59:03 From Christine Morroll To All Panelists : things looking tired in nature.
19:59:03 From Simone : autumn wildflowers are blooming
19:59:11 From Alison Redgrove : my apple trees are ripening. seen geese flying back and forth
19:59:13 From Andy Jukes : I picked and ate my first blackberry of the year in our garden today.
19:59:16 From Louise R : Love seeing the crops go golden
19:59:22 From Deborah To All Panelists : The pear tree in the garden is so laden with fruit.
19:59:23 From A Kay : ann k --my swallows have gone, the Rowan tree is red and blackbird keeps testing berries
19:59:24 From Carol : They are hugely significant to me too..
19:59:25 From Liz Gwilliam : less little birds around that's small birds not babies
19:59:25 From Rhona Graham : Herbs flowering and going to seed
19:59:34 From Jessie Curnow : we welcomed some starlings. hedgerows look long and shaggy.
19:59:35 From Maricia : ripe blackberries, robin song changed and swallow and buzzard fledglings are out

19:59:35 From Barbara To All Panelists : grains are ripening - looking forward to making this years corn dollies 🙂
19:59:35 From Iris Rogan : spider are coming in the house
19:59:36 From Catherine Kuszny : Robins tut tutting.
19:59:36 From Andy Jukes : Mine was SWEET!!!
19:59:40 From Janet To All Panelists : the bleed is the winter of the CYCC
19:59:40 From Kathy Carline : I picked my first blackberries today at Harting down.
19:59:43 From Anne : yes the Rowan berries are really colouring and now I can see the sloes are colouring. Missing all the swallows there are few left except those nesting on the front of my house
19:59:43 From Jill Robinson : I drove through an absolute shower of golden leaves falling earlier thus week. It was quite an amazing experience. Lots of rowan berries, blackberries ready, there are lots of signs already.
19:59:47 From Carol To All Panelists : The blackberries here in Cornwall are still flowering!!
19:59:51 From Fay To All Panelists : Pears and apples ripening, grapes forming.
19:59:51 From Kate Pearson To All Panelists : Lovely listening, thank you! I have to log out now. See you again!

19:59:55 From Helen Towers : Been noticing Roman berries - lots of them around - first Tomatoes are ripening in the green house ❤️
19:59:57 From Lizzy : Saw a carpet of (I think) lime tree leaves in the park yesterday.
20:00:00 From Brenda : Elderberries forming and blackberries already ripe and acorns small but growing.
20:00:02 From Patsy Watten : The garden is much quieter now, not so many birds, lots of butterflies though and insects. Quite a lot of seed heads now on the flowers
20:00:04 From Carol : The barley is ripe...
20:00:09 From Rhona Graham : Blaeberries out now, brambles soon
20:00:09 From Emma : spiders don’t like conkers
20:00:29 From Anne : reddening crab apples and the baby robin now has a lovely red breast
20:00:29 From Vicki Garratt To All Panelists : the dawn chorus is quieter!
20:00:32 From Deborah To All Panelists : The goslings now matured
20:00:38 From jess To All Panelists : anemomies about to flower, aliums going to seed
20:00:39 From Carolyn To All Panelists : you are all making me home sick!! I love to hear all the changes happening!

20:00:40 From Beverley Thornton : Yes. Litha elderflower are transforming into berries
20:00:45 From Karen : the spiders also start coming in 😨
20:00:48 From Bee : Jasmine flowers are shedding all over the lawn.
20:00:48 From Fiona : Apples falling from trees, leaves changing colour, blackberries ripening. Birds song changed, a small in the air. As u say some plants & trees looking a bit tired now.
20:00:57 From Kate Howells : Yes seen swifts flying high … butterflies arrived … the small deer out of a night time … badgers … colour of the sun … beans beetroot toms rhubarb ready to eat, the black berries coming out here too.
20:01:10 From Carol : mist on the fields a coupleof days ago.. first hints of autumn
20:01:11 From Chris Newsam To All Panelists : flying ants
20:01:20 From Peter : Squirrels building nest again
20:01:25 From Dawn Carnell : when it rains the earth smells different too
20:01:29 From Fiona Keane (Galaxy S5) To All Panelists : yes our rowan tree has been br8ght wi5h berries for several weeks😃
20:01:36 From Karen Grainger : You could smell the slight chill of autumn on the air the other day

20:01:44 From Phoebe To All Panelists : Crab apples falling
20:01:46 From Janet To All Panelists : sorry having trouble with this typing thing. the book talks about bleeding being the winter of the cycle ovulating is the summer
20:01:47 From Andy Jukes : Nights are drawing in already and a certain melancholy that comes with that.
20:01:50 From Helen Towers : noticed the young Goosanders and cygnets on the river are nearly full grown
20:01:50 From Patsy Watten : maybe noticing now that I have more time :)
20:01:52 From Kate Howells : the scent of the blossoms
20:02:11 From Kate Howells : the scent of the forest
20:02:26 From Carol : ducks are growing up..
20:02:43 From Rose : Rosehips beginning to ripen. Summer flowers beginning to grow tired…
20:02:45 From Carol : I love the nights drawing in.. better sleep coming!
20:04:07 From Michelle Skinner To All Panelists : st andrews have a fayre in the atreet at lammas
20:04:32 From Alison Redgrove : ive already had a go at making a lammas loaf with my granddaughter which ill post on Fb . ill make a better one for the 2nd
20:05:30 From Roz : already harvested quite a bit from allotment. kale lettuce broad beans radish and tomatoes nearly ready

20:05:41 From Carol : curious about earlier ancestors (pre-agrarian)...
20:06:58 From Ian : Bit like the Tale beat me to it!!! lol yes John Barleycorn
20:07:05 From Annie Draj To All Panelists : i love grain folklore
20:07:42 From Carol To All Panelists : Thank you very much both. Have to go now
20:09:00 From Alison Redgrove : I live near a holy well
20:09:06 From Carol : ooh that sound interesting
20:09:46 From Patsy Watten : We have a lot of Wells in Malvern, Natural Spring water. There is usually a well dressing festival / competition
20:10:05 From Alison Redgrove : lammas is great
20:10:12 From Lizzy : "lughnasadh" - tricky spelling indeed!
20:10:29 From Rose : I’m very fond of Madron well in Cornwall - plenty of offerings still left. Very beautiful, still with a ‘well chapel’
20:10:39 From Carol : No I'm here... didnmt say goodbye?
20:11:48 From Carol : yes.. hunter gatherer.. was thinking that they didn't harvest grains (or at least not ones they cultivated)

20:13:45 From Carol : I'm guessing they were very attuned to yearly things (hence stone circles aligned to solstices)
20:14:21 From Carol : thank you....
20:15:24 From Peter : I slightly lost steps 3 and 4 - could you remind?
20:16:18 From Rose : Egypt was strongly influenced by the flooding of the Nile , I think that was the most important annual event.
20:16:31 From Lizzy : I think in Egypt the flooding of the Nile Delta was an important natural cycle as it made the land fertile.
20:16:38 From Lizzy : Oh haha we just said the same thing!
20:16:41 From Janet To All Panelists : thanks to you for this event
20:16:54 From Barbara To All Panelists : fantastic book
20:16:59 From Rose : So we did!
20:17:02 From Beverley Thornton : The Mysteries of Eleusis were part of a cyclical cycle in Ancient Free s.
20:17:03 From Fae Eilbeck : wonderful book 😁
20:17:06 From Maricia : i got my copy last week love it, thank you for recommending x
20:17:06 From Beverley Thornton : Greece
20:17:07 From Gill Minto : it's a great book, some fab ideas
20:17:13 From Karen : I have an old copy of it, lovely book

20:17:21 From Alison Redgrove : its a lovely book. I have bought one for my daughter too
20:17:23 From Dawn Carnell : what was the book please
20:17:44 From Beverley Thornton : I think they may have coincided with one of the festival's but I can't remember which!
20:18:14 From Gill Minto : the book is Sacred Earth Celebrations by Glennie Kindred
20:18:19 From Lizzy :
20:18:24 From Dawn Carnell : thank you
20:19:48 From Lisa Clegg To All Panelists : what was the name of the book please
20:20:38 From Annie Draj : just preordered Glennie s diary- thanks
20:21:27 From Dawn Carnell : much cheaper on Amazon
20:23:13 From Gill Garside To All Panelists : better not using Amazon.....
20:24:45 From Gill Garside To All Panelists : I ordered from Glennie and she lovingly signed it
20:25:35 From Annie Draj : yes but i m trying to avoid amazon as have used it so much so am tryng to go straight to author etc

20:26:05 From Gill Garside To All Panelists : I totally agree ❤️
20:26:53 From Paula Taylor : Glennie likes you to order her books directly from her if possible as she receives more. They come signed and beautifully wrapped.
20:27:03 From Lizzy : Jeff Bezos increased his networth by $13billion on Monday alone. I know who I'd prefer to give a few quid to!
20:27:21 From Rosslynne To All Panelists : and big businesses rip off authors
20:28:23 From Lizzy : Although I do appreciate not everyone has the finances to make that choice.
20:28:44 From Lizzy : Save the libraries!
20:29:30 From Dawn Carnell : did not know she had a website, but also money tight, will try to support her
20:29:55 From Gill Garside : I agree, Glennies books etc come lovingly signed, always best to support smaller retailers ❤️
20:32:20 From Liz Gwilliam : Dawn check out world of books, they buy 2nd hand books from charity shops and sell them giving a percentage to the charities. sometimes you have to wait until a particular book appears but it will save you alot of money x
20:32:21 From karen forshaw : thanks Nicola and Jason for this evening x got to leave now will catch the rest on the replay x
20:32:29 From Gill Minto : yes, it was lovely to get a personalised signed book from Glennie
20:32:33 From Jean Kavanagh To All Panelists : what was the 3rd question again please?
20:33:04 From Carolyn To All Panelists : that sounds amazing!!
20:33:10 From Lizzy : Here are the 3 journal questions is anyone missed them:What am I grateful for that has happened this year?What am I really proud of achieving this year?What seeds might I want to harvest and take through to the winter with me?
20:33:31 From Dawn Carnell : thanks Liz
20:33:49 From Tanja Bastia To All Panelists : thank you Lizzy

20:34:03 From Jean Kavanagh To All Panelists : thank you ♥️
20:34:05 From Phoebe To All Panelists : Grain mother = corn dolly?
20:34:06 From Helen Towers : A dear Buddhist teacher - I know encourages to develop the aptitude for the attitude of gratitude ❤️
20:34:12 From Rhona Graham : Love these ideas and questions Thank you x
20:34:14 From Chloe Smith To All Panelists : I plan my rituals, including a ritual bath, do my alter and plan food around the wheel of the year and I tend to spend a few days around the sabbats doing different ritual/magic as there are differents aspects/focuses of magic/ritual
20:34:29 From Rich To All Panelists : Thank you 🙏🏻
20:34:36 From Alison Redgrove : OOh loving all of this and such a lot to look forward too and shall be with you on Lammas too
20:35:42 From Lizzy : I'm wondering, how far does a journey have to be to be a pilgrimage? If I wanted to just walk to a park an hour away is that enough? Or is it more about the intentional aspect of the journey?
20:35:52 From Hilary : for Lizzie in Bethnal Green. We have a group that meets for these celebrations etc in Stratford (& on Zoom) @EastLondonGreenSpirit on FB
20:35:55 From Jan Sue To All Panelists : Thank you looking forward to making some plans for Lammas and full moon.
20:36:31 From Lizzy : Oh wow, thank you Hilary, I'll have a look!

20:36:48 From Irene To All Panelists : love it , thank you
20:36:51 From Jan Sue To All Panelists : Lizzy Nicola mentioned a power place I think that might be somewhere of meaning to you. So your park might be the place for you.
20:36:51 From Ian : Powerful!
20:36:55 From Alison Redgrove : Im excited too
20:37:20 From Bee : First time joining that was great thank you 👏 sadly have to go now 🙂👋
20:37:30 From Annie Draj : Beverley - the ancient mystery schools are fascinating
20:37:35 From Jackie Jones To All Panelists : I have to finish my celebrant training by 4th September! Very exciting … Lots of positive signs and connections being developed.. and learning from you to hone my skills
20:37:37 From Carolyn To All Panelists : so so exciting and we move to our new life - 200miles away the following week, so so much to celebrate! I look forward to the details
20:38:07 From Diane Nicholson To All Panelists : thank you Nicola and Jason. xx
20:38:26 From Sue To All Panelists : Thanks for a wonderful evening and hopefully see you on the 2nd.

20:38:26 From susan Sharples To All Panelists : Thank you very much, I need to go too.
20:38:32 From Annie Draj : thanks to you both plus Blue - of course he's part of w of the B. thanks to everyone - bye
20:38:51 From Bridget & John : Thanks both, see you Lughnasadh, Bridget & John
20:39:08 From Alison Redgrove : i have to walk my hound so ILL say goodnight everyone
20:39:30 From Maricia : thanyou for an informative lovel evningx
20:39:31 From Yvonne : Thank you so much Nicola and Jason, got to go now.
20:39:34 From Jessie Curnow : thanks all. see you for Lughnasadh. Jess, Perran and James xxxx
20:40:28 From Barbara To All Panelists : thanks very much for this. hope to be there for lughnasadh
20:40:38 From Gill Garside : will miss the 2nd August, but will celebrate with the re-run a few days later. thanks, goodnight 🙏
20:40:44 From Sonya : Thank you Nicola and Jason, brilliant as always x
20:40:46 From Maricia To All Panelists : Thank you so much both, one day i would love to join the mystery school but having a difficult year, one day i will! love to you both xx
20:41:44 From Jill Robinson : Thank you. See you at Lammas.
20:41:54 From Fausta Dimascio : love the mystery school - joined recently and learning so much - brilliant xx
20:42:14 From Jude Graham : I highly recommend the Mystery School to folks - I`ve really enjoyed the courses I`ve completed recently … Jason`s deepening to nature and spiritual connection … plus the session on Lammas. Content of all the courses is so rich and presentation of very high quality <3

20:43:10 From Patsy Watten : So do I :) Excellent value, so much knowledge for us
20:43:23 From Lizzy : Thank you all, I need to have a pre-lammas feast feast (i.e. tonight's dinner!) so I will leave you now. Bye!
20:43:30 From Gill Minto : highly recommend the mystery school, there is lots of information and guidance from Jason and Nicola, the courses are great
20:43:56 From Helen Towers : thanks guys - see you soon xx
20:44:04 From Janet To All Panelists : thank you so much!
20:44:09 From Michelle Skinner To All Panelists : agree such a brilliantly thought out and organised site 💖🌻
20:44:32 From Dawn Carnell : thank you for tonight, see you both soon xxx
20:44:44 From Andy Jukes : Got to go now. The Mystery School is great. Have a joyful Lammas.
20:48:56 From Carolyn To All Panelists : thank you so much for all if your hard work and for sharing your knowledge, I really can't wait to join...once I've moved and am settled! Hopefully see you for Lammas. Have a wonderful weekend x
20:49:01 From Hilary : Thanks so much Nicola and Jason. Blessings Y'all!!
20:49:46 From Paula Taylor : The Mystery school is an amazing resource. The wisdom Nicola and Jason share is rich and life enhancing, magical.
20:51:34 From Jan Sue To All Panelists : Thank you for tonight’s talk. The mystery school is a real treasure and I am so glad I found it. Have a good rest of the evening. Good night. xx
20:52:21 From Rick To All Panelists : thank you for sharing all your knowledge - loved learning. Meet again soon X

20:52:24 From Lyndsey Smith : Thanks so much for tonight, brilliant, so much learning, much appreciated, blessings to you both see you again Lyndsey
20:52:27 From Jackie Jones To All Panelists : Thank you for a lovely evening, but I need to go now. Will be in touch. Good night x
20:52:38 From Nicola Smalley :
20:52:58 From Beverley Thornton : Thank you, Jason, Nicola and all. Another informative evening. Thank you
20:53:10 From Ann : Thank you so much. So much help and knowledge.
20:53:11 From Beverley Thornton : Goodnight! <3
20:53:11 From Susie Revell To All Panelists : Thank you for tonight. I'll say good night.
20:53:48 From Kate Howells : Thank you very much … blessings
20:53:52 From Patsy Watten : It is a wonderful place to be, I don't have many likeminded friends, they all think I'm odd :) :)
20:53:59 From Michelle Skinner To All Panelists : thank you so much both. Fab as always . Have a lovely evening and weekend? see you on the 2nd
20:54:06 From Sarah To All Panelists : I'm being made redundant after 31 years service, is Lammas a good time to start a new life?
20:54:10 From Rob Marchment : I have to run away now - thank you so much everyone...!
20:54:28 From Rachael To All Panelists : thank you both 💚🌳💚
20:54:41 From Ian : Thanks all, gotta dash...Looking forward to diving deeper...….!!!
20:54:53 From Wendy Jackson : Thank you so very much.xx

20:54:54 From Michelle Skinner To All Panelists : you have succeeded!
20:54:55 From Annie : Thank you, enjoyed the evening. Must go now . Thank again
20:54:55 From Paul&Jan : Thank you both and everybody else here tonight. Feel have found so many kindred spirits.
20:55:09 From Trigga To All Panelists : awesome guys thank you x
20:55:11 From Rhona Graham To All Panelists : Wonderful space and resource youve created Thank you x
20:55:15 From Hilary Turner : Thank you so much have really enjoyed this evening but have to go now goodnight x
20:55:38 From Vicki Garratt To All Panelists : thank you so much. I’ll definitely sign up in a few weeks! good night.
20:55:38 From Jayne Missoni : I’m so happy to have found. I feel blessed. Thank you. Good night x
20:55:56 From Kathy Carline : Patsy, I quite agree , I don’t have many friends like we are - they are odd!
20:56:16 From Vicki Garratt To All Panelists : I’ve found everything you’ve said so very interesting. blessings to you both xx
20:56:18 From Julia : many thanks for this evening...time well spent
20:56:36 From Hannah To All Panelists : Thank you!
20:56:52 From Paul&Jan : Have to go now. Be with you in August Blessing to all. Paul and Jan
20:56:55 From Fae Eilbeck : Kathy, were all normal for us but it is lovely to have somewhere we can ask questions, support each other and just be who we are 😁
20:56:59 From Peter : QUESTION - is it best to start on the 1st on a calendar month to get the full cycle?
20:57:06 From Sarah To All Panelists : QUESTION I'm being made redundant at end of month after 31 years service at same company -- is Lammas a good time to be starting a new life ?
20:57:08 From Jean Kavanagh To All Panelists : thank you ♥️ wonderful evening ❤️
20:57:34 From Karen Grainger : Thanks all :)
20:57:44 From Carol : thank you! look forward to Lammas..

20:57:49 From Iris Rogan : Thank you and good night look forward to next time
20:57:56 From Kathy Carline : a beautiful evening here in Hampshire, sun setting I’m waiting for the new moon to rise.
20:58:11 From Betty To All Panelists : Another brilliant evening - thank you both, and goodnight to everyone.
20:58:12 From Rose : This was my first time and it was so lovely. Thank you….I must go now, but look forward to being with you again.
20:58:17 From Amy : will look forward to the event in august, good buy to you all til then
20:58:21 From Denise Fisher (Galaxy A3) : QUESTION on the Paleo Diet is the tea you drink caffeine free or green tea etc.
20:58:28 From Lesley : QUESTION- I missed step three.....what are we weaving again? Sorry, was trying to write it down quickly and missed it. Thanks :-)
20:58:40 From Stephen To All Panelists : I have already met my spirit guide and she regularly visits. my own cat often knows when I am Ill and he tries to look after me.
20:59:05 From Michelle Skinner To All Panelists : yay full moon!

20:59:34 From Susan Gripton : LOVE your vibe and will definitely be keeping in touch Thank you, blessed be to all. x
21:00:02 From Michelle Skinner : i got married 13th June so we were still going in to the light
21:00:45 From Phoebe To All Panelists : QUESTION: do you refer to gods and goddesses? Do you consider a matriarchial past?
21:00:47 From Jacqueline : Thank you ❤️
21:00:53 From Michelle Skinner : such fantabulous and loving gentle and nurturing ideas!
21:01:01 From georgie : Thanks for that question - I will be unemployed next month then starting a very part time job in Sept, I will be planting seeds to grow my venture at lammas
21:01:42 From Michelle Skinner : ggood luck to you both post redundancy and new beginnings 🌹🌷💐😘
21:03:51 From Peter : Thank you. Bye.
21:04:17 From Michelle Skinner : i wasxpaleo/ketobut just did an ayurvedic week.. all pulses ... love coffee but hace decaff and 2 squares of dark chocolate
21:04:51 From Michelle Skinner : coffee is a legume is it not?
21:05:18 From Liz Gwilliam : coffee is a fruit
21:05:48 From Patsy Watten : Love coffee, never had butter in it Jason ?
21:06:18 From Michelle Skinner : .. sugar does “that” to me.. full fat cream or coconut oil in coffee YUM
21:06:23 From Lesley : Thank you that's fab!
21:07:07 From Sarah To All Panelists : thank you for your wise words on Redundancy -- I'm trying to be positive about it, but it is frightening having worked there since leaving school -- but like the idea of not having to rush into a new life, and making it about my new self emmerging 😊
21:10:36 From Michelle Skinner : BULLETPROOF COFFEE
21:10:45 From Liz Gwilliam : coffee is the kernel of the coffee cherry
21:10:47 From Michelle Skinner : YAY
21:11:06 From Michelle Skinner : try coconut oil


21:11:11 From Fausta Dimascio : Nicola and Jason thank you for another great evening - see you at Lammas - goodnight and blessed be xxx
21:11:15 From Phoebe To All Panelists : Thank you very much, really smiling to myself , as all part of the journey, connecting with the past, through different openings. Really appreciate you sharing all this
21:11:20 From Michelle Skinner : thank you for your time!
21:11:24 From Michelle Skinner : I am very much looking forward to the day when we can meet in person! 🌻🍃🌱🌿🦅🌔🌙💫
21:11:31 From Lesley : Thank you so much, it was great
21:11:33 From Michelle Skinner : go chill!
21:11:37 From Fae Eilbeck : thank you everyone, see you at Lammas. thank you Nicola, Jason & Blue xx
21:11:37 From Denise Fisher (Galaxy A3) : Thankyou for a fabulous evening.
21:11:38 From Mark To All Panelists : thanks
21:11:38 From Patsy Watten : weel, you can learn from questions asked by others :) Thank you for this evening

21:11:40 From Gill Minto : thanks for a lovely evening 💖
21:11:41 From Catherine Kuszny : thank you so much.
21:11:45 From Jude Graham : It`s been a lovely evening xXx Thank You xXx
21:11:46 From Roz : bye for now stay safe
21:11:49 From Diane Lipundrigan To All Panelists : Thankyou. lovely evening💚
21:11:49 From Anne : thank you xx
21:11:53 From Maricia : goodnight both, hope to join you next sunday x
21:11:56 From Michelle Skinner : my daughter is in Sale so near you reasonablu often
21:11:59 From Janet To All Panelists : bye for now! super!
21:12:03 From Katharine To All Panelists : thank you both , interesting and I love your general approach to shamanism. 🙏
21:12:06 From Kathy Carline : thankyou for a lovely evening, see you on 2 August 🙏x
21:12:08 From Lesley : Bye for now, thanks and stay safe
21:12:08 From Stephen To All Panelists : until next time, good night
21:12:08 From Sarah : Thank you both

21:12:13 From Katharine To All Panelists : see you at Lammas
21:12:15 From Fausta Dimascio : love our virtual community
21:12:17 From georgie : Thank you too :-)
21:12:18 From Michelle Skinner : take care and thanks again 🌻😘💫
21:12:18 From Claire To All Panelists : thank you xx
21:12:21 From Amanda : thankyou Nicola and Jason....Blessings to all
21:12:34 From Liz Gwilliam : thank you for another great evening, hopefully next time I will be on a more sore eyes good night folks xx
21:12:39 From Carol Cupitt Parks To All Panelists : Thank you. Farewell!
21:12:41 From Patsy Watten : Good night all, thank you :)
21:12:45 From Lyn Swan Ellison : thanks for an interesting evening
21:12:47 From Michelle Skinner : ttfn
21:12:47 From Phoebe To All Panelists : Wonderfully energising and inspiring - thank you!!!
21:12:53 From Kath To All Panelists : Thank you
21:12:53 From Lyndsey Smith : Take care everyone blessings Lyndsey

Introducing The Way of The Buzzard Mystery School

In these unsettling times as the world pauses it is our moment to drop into a different space, away from the turmoil of the chattering mind, and reach out to taste that balm for our soul.

The shamanic path was made for this moment.

If you are looking to resource yourself spirituality and learn more about shamanism then the Mystery School is the perfect place for you. Here you can learn how to draw the healing magic nature holds, through deep nature connection, animal spirit medicine, tree spirit medicine and by aligning yourself with the natural rhythms of the earth.

Here you can learn how to access the wisdom from your spirit guides at a moment’s notice through shamanic journeying and call in support through ceremony. Here you can learn techniques on how to protect yourself in these unfolding times and cushion yourself from the uncertainty that the coming weeks and months hold.

We have over 100 hours of content to delve into in The Mystery School, all delivered through easy-to-watch videos, as well as our monthly live shamanic journey circle, our regular live coaching calls and our private facebook group. All our lessons include activities which you can easily follow without even needing to leave your home or garden if you have one.

Here you have a place to come to where you can come and join in with a community of like-minded travellers to kick off your shoes and place your feet on the bare earth. A place where you can rest and recuperate, immersing yourself in the healing energies of nature.

A place where you can calm yourself by tuning in to listen the soft reassuring words from your spirit guides.

All if this is available to you for just £14 per month with no lock in period. It's the shamanic alternative to Netflix!

Come and give us a try… our community is waiting on the other side to welcome you so we can journey through these times together.

But don’t take our word for it. Here are a few words from folk in The Mystery School who were at our special Spring Equinox Circle:

Thoughts from our clan about the Mystery School from last night:

The mystery school community has been truly wonderful this week - a calming place that has made me feel much better and grounded, so thank you.


Thank you so much. This tribe/clan and your generous spiritual work is genuinely helping keep me sane and balanced.


 The Mystery school has helped me over this week for sure, beyond today and into the this coming period.


thank you for creating a truly beautifully crafted evening.


The Mystery School is amazing, and has been a real oasis for me at a very difficult time. 


Loving this journeying planning... I'm a nurse!!


It’s excellent resource.


thank you so much for all you do it's greatly appreciated.


its an honour to be a part of this beautiful circle.


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