Bee Helygen

Bee Helygen is a Priestess of Avalon and Priestess of Cerridwen. She is a Conference Ceremonialist (2018 & 2019), a Goddess Embodiment, an Oracle Priestess & Seer, a Temple Weaver. She is an Awenydd (Inspirer), a Swynwraig (Wise Woman). She was trained by Kathy Jones as an Emotional Healer and is a Soul Reader & Death Midwife. 

Bee is an experienced Ceremonialist and Celebrant who creates and participates in the Glastonbury Temple’s seasonal celebrations. She works at Goddess Healing House as a Priestess and Healer and serves as a Melissa to welcome visitors to the Mother Temple here in Avalon. She welcomes groups of visitors and gives talks and presentations on the Goddess. Her training in counselling and psychotherapy informs her work as Priestess and Healer.  

In 2015 Bee created a Priestess course for the Goddess Cerridwen, the Dark Mother and Queen of the OtherWorld of the Avalonian wheel. The course was granted Temple Teaching status, and runs annually for the last six years. The course is now also available Online and “we have a marvellous group of amazing people doing the training.”

Her ‘Dark Goddess’ ceremonies and rituals are inspired by her deep connection with Cerridwen: Goddess of Death, Rebirth and Transformation and can be designed for individuals and groups, who wish to explore and release their negative Life Patterns or send healing into the world wherever needed. 

After a decade of study conducted in Wales, she has reclaimed a healing tradition based on the ancient roots of the Welsh Wise Women, the Swynwragedd. Bee and the Cerridwen Priestesses and Priests also host the monthly Dark Moon ritual at the Goddess Temple, where healing energy is sent into the world. Visit cerridwen.co.uk for more information on teachings and offerings from Cylch Cerridwen (Circle of) and Bee.

Carole Carlton

Carole Carlton

Carole Carlton is a writer, speaker and workshop facilitator in many aspects of Pagan practice. She is a clinical Aromatherapist, herbalist, Reiki Master/Teacher for the UK Reiki Federation and has lectured in the Far and Middle East and many parts of the UK.

She is proprietor of ‘Mrs Darley’s Herbal’, a herbal and Pagan giftware shop in Bewdley Museum in Worcestershire, where, in addition to a wide range of loose leaf herbal teas, oils and incenses, her husband handcrafts bespoke athames, staffs, wands and pyrographed artwork.

Carole is also the author of the ‘Mrs Darley’ series of Pagan books, each of which explores a different aspect of Pagan practice. The books skilfully weave together the theoretical aspects of Paganism with delightful tales of the enigmatic, magical and ever wise Mrs Darley, Carole’s next door neighbour when she moved to a tiny tin miners cottage on the South Eastern edge of Bodmin Moor in Cornwall back in the early 1990’s. The eighth book in the Mrs Darley series will be released just in time for this event – ‘Mrs Darley’s Pagan Rites of Passage – Celebrating and Honouring the Sacred Journey of Life’.

Carole can be contacted via her web site at www.arcanus.co.uk Follow her on Facebook or on instagram @mrsdarley’

Ruth Llyn Cogan

Ruth Llyn Cogan

You and I have a kindred connection to the heartbeat of  the Great Mother  if you were never happier as a child flying a kite on a blustery hillside watching the clouds dance by, or catching tadpoles with a net made from nanny’s stocking, or enjoying long summer days returning home purple-stained and happy from picking berries for a pie, or watching a buzzard soar, or being in awe of the beauty and tenacity of the first snowdrops in spring, or being totally enthralled by dancing flames in the hearth at Yule.  Such an abundance of pure joy and beauty we receive on our Island of Albion.

For me, eventually the hustle and bustle of life and motherhood receded, and then in one moment, in a sunny woodland glade breathing in all of nature, something arcane stirred within me.  Listening to the whispers of the Divine Spirit, I knew that a new path lay before me or was it simply a remembering. 

And here I am a student of life and spirituality, a witch, holistic therapist, a Priestess Healer and Priestess of Goddess Cerridwen.  I am privileged to be a founder member and Melissa Mother at the Bristol Goddess Temple serving a wonderfully diverse community, where we hold various groups, workshops, healings and seasonal celebratory gatherings. Merry meet!

Gail Spiritstar

Gail Spiritstar

Gail Spiritstar is a Priestess of Cerridwen and an Awenydd of the Anglesey Druid Order. Born in Edinburgh, Scotland, Gail has always known in her bones the essential, deep connection with nature and a love of wild places. She has been consciously following a path of nature-based spirituality for 35 years. Gail moved to Wales in 1995 to train with the Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff. She is an experienced actor, singer and storyteller. Gail now lives in Southern Snowdonia, not far from Llyn Tegid, Bala. As a Priestess she enjoys serving by co-creating ceremonies, building community and…anything else Cerridwen may require!

Emma Clark

Emma Clark

Emma Clark is a Sister of Cerridwen in the second spiral of her training as Priestess of Cerridwen. She was born and lives in West Lothian, Scotland. She teaches Celtic Studies at the University of Edinburgh and has a PhD in Scottish Gaelic poetry. Emma has written and edited books on Celtic literature and the landscape. It is this passion for storytelling, the oral tradition, poetry, music and song, which often underpins her work with Cerridwen. She is a lover of the plant path and is fascinated with the way traditional medicine and traditional song often meet and mingle in the ancestral memory of the British Isles.