Daughters of the Faerie Tree

the bright knowledge

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“For the people of the ancient Celtic world, seership opened windows into the otherworld, awakening the essence of true vision and wisdom which was known by the poets as the gléfiosa or ‘the bright knowledge.’” 

~Caitlin Matthews

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Artist: Frederic Lord Leighton




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Do not let it be forgotten 
that there is a native Mystery Tradition of our race 
which has its mature aspect in the sun-worship of the Druids and

the beautiful fairy-lore of the Celts, 
its philosophical aspect in the traditions of alchemy 
and its spiritual aspect in the Hidden Church of the Holy Grail, 
. . . not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. 
 - Dion Fortune

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Join me for a yearlong immersion that will deepen your connection to the

Green Realms of Nature, both seen and unseen.


We will walk the labyrinth literally and figuratively, spiraling into the quiet center of the mystery and weave our way outward, laden with gifts to share.


Five women will travel quarterly to a magical haven on a rural island in

northern Vermont where we will engage an intimate sisterhood, illuminated by the guiding wisdom of old Celtic lore.


This is an opportunity to enter a kind of faerie college of magic-making and

bardic study of the celestial and terrestrial influences, divination, inner alchemy, soul flight, ritual, kitchen witchery, botanical crafting, and the study of reason through the Trivium, the logical fallacies and the maxims.


This curriculum strengthens both the inner and the outer mind, producing an adept who can ably straddle both worlds.

From the Studens:

 "I've never felt like I found "my people" before coming to your cottage. thank you so much for the container you hold and the people you've introduced me to.'

Cassie,  Seattle 

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Beginning in 2020

Thursday is for travel and arrival,

(times of arrival will vary for each person).

Friday, Saturday and Sunday will compose our work together.

Monday is the day of departure.

Students must plan accordingly.

I am offering three separate groups of just 5 women each.

We keep the circle small. 


Group 1


Gathering 1:

Arrive Thursday, May 7th, 8, 9, 10 

depart Monday, May 11th


Gathering 2:

Arrive Thursday, September 10th, 11, 12, 13 

depart Monday, September 14th


Gathering 3: (A new year – 2021)

Arrive Thursday, January 7, 8, 9, 10  

depart Monday, January 11th


Gathering 4: (2021)

Arrive Thursday, May 6th, 7, 8, 9  

depart Monday, May 10th


Group 2:


Gathering 1: 

Arrive Thursday, May 21st, 22, 23, 24 

depart Monday, May 25th

Gathering 2:

Arrive Thursday, September 24th, 25, 26, 27 

depart Monday, September 28th

Gathering 3: (A new year – 2021)

Arrive Thursday, January 21, 22, 23, 24  

depart Monday, January 25th

Gathering 4: (2021)

Arrive Thursday, May 20, 21, 22, 23  

depart Monday, May 24th


Group 3


Gathering 1: 

Arrive Thursday, June 11th, 12, 13, 14 

depart Monday, June 15th

Gathering 2:

Arrive Thursday, October 1st, 2, 3, 4 

depart Monday, October 5th

Gathering 3: 2021

Arrive Thursday, January 28th, 29, 30, 31  

depart Monday, February 1st

Gathering 4: 2021

Arrive Thursday, May 27th, 28, 29, 30  

depart Monday, May 31st

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