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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My students have requested a second year through 2022. 

New dates will be posted in early 2023. 


Slàinte mhaith!   

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