The Grail Mysteries, Lesson 3: Forging our own Faery Sword of Truth

by Annie Dieu-Le-Veut Sometimes people use old myths about faeries, dwarves and wizards to build a cosy, walled cognitive space – in the same way that as children we used to construct camps from blankets and bedspreads in which to hide from the realities of the adult world. However, the ancient myths were not meant…

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The Grail Mysteries, Lesson 2: Healing with the Sword of Truth and the Lady of the Lake

If you have followed my guidance in Lesson 1, you will hopefully have begun the process of diving down deep into the frozen lake of your emotions and using the heat of concentration – through visualisation or shamanic journeying – in the alchemic crucible of your own inner space to release them and bring them…

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The Grail Mysteries: Lesson 1 – Healing the Wounded Queens with Fragarach, the Sword of Truth

By Annie Dieu-Le-Veut This article forms the beginning of a shamanic quest for my readers to help them understand and work with the imagery contained within my books that are based on Celtic magic. So if you’ve just stumbled into this Mystery Teachings class, you may want to go to the Introduction first, and then…

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The Grail Mysteries: The Virgo Teachings and the Peacock’s Tail

By Annie Dieu-Le-Veut I hope you like the beautiful wrought gilded chalice gracing the cover of my new book The Grail Mysteries as much as I do. It was commissioned by Abbot Suger of St Denis, France, in the twelfth century, while its sardonyx cup was made in Alexandria in the second century BCE. Those…

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Listen to Chapter One of The Bright World of the Gods, read aloud by the author

HERE she comes,” muttered Cerridwen, through glinting black diamond teeth, as the dark silhouette of a woman came suddenly into view against the pinkening skies on the horizon, running across the top of an undulating field before vanishing again into the dew-laden deeps of the darkening gloaming. Cerridwen’s wizened snake’s eyes had been scouring the…

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Rites of passage: how the wolves (initiates) are misleading the un-initiated sheep

By Annie Dieu-Le-Veut Who trusted God was love indeed And love Creation’s final law Tho’ Nature, red in tooth and claw With ravine, shriek’d against his creed. Lord Alfred Tennyson’s In Memoriam A.H.H.  This poem is well worth the read, in it entirety, because it shows the false idea that was in full flood in…

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The Bright World of the Gods – a real faery tale from the mists of Avalon

by Annie Dieu-Le-Veut This is a real faery story … The Bright World of the Gods was gifted into my Dreamtime by the spirits of the land that inhabit the other dimensions permeating the Vale of Avalon, in Somerset, England. These spirits are known locally as the Gentle Folk, or the Fae, although you might…

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What is a Shaman, and what does a Shaman do?

By ANNIE DIEU-LE-VEUT In order to understand what a shaman is, it is best to approach the subject by learning about what a shaman actually does. Shamanism is a technique through which we contact intradimensional beings, known to our earliest ancestors for hundreds of thousands of years as the spirits. Shamanism eventually morphed into the…

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