Celtic Earth Spirit – are practitioners of The Old Ways and Awenyddion (Dreamweavers/Walkers between the Worlds) in the tradition of the mainland of the British Isles (Brythonic).
The Old Ways are the indigenous knowledge, philosophy, customs and practices of the sacred relationship between all that is; the people, the creatures, the elements of nature and the realms.
At its very heart lies the balance between life and death itself and it is the job of the practitioner to preserve this balance.
The ‘Old Ways’ are the magic of the Earth Herself, the essence which binds all things together, which will last far longer than the time of mankind.
Tan Harvey is the founder of Celtic Earth Spirit, she ‘walked between the worlds’ in the Old Ways Shamanic tradition – since she was a very young child.
Always an Earth Spirit (astrologically her Sun, Ascendant, Moon & Mercury are all in the Earth sign of Capricorn, born at dawn, under a new moon on the 1st of the 1st) – her relationship with nature, wildlife and the Earth have always been important leading to involvement with organisations such as Greenpeace and Friends of the Earth from her teens onward.
“I owe an awful lot of what I am to a wonderful couple called Mr. & Mrs. Lucas, who were my surrogate grandparents – they moved in next door when I was about 18 months old and I called them ‘Lukie’; it was they who taught me the Old Ways & the mysteries of the natural world.
Mrs. Lucas taught me about healing plants, and how to cook (including lotions and potions), Mr. Lucas taught me how to grow my own organic food, folk-lore, custom and practice and how to connect with and through the natural world around me. I spent every available waking moment in their company.
My mother used to disparagingly refer to Mrs. Lucas as ‘The Witch’ – you know in hindsight I gladly think that she was probably right.” – Tan
Tan has continued her learning and development through hundreds of hours of study, research & personal practical experience using many, many different resources including (but not exclusive of): the ancient Mythologies (Celtic), Folk-lore & practical experience and of course ……..’THEM’.
Tan conducts ceremony and teaches The Old Ways. She is a trained & experienced counsellor (South Staffs Alcohol Advisory Service & Turning Point – Health & Social Care ) and still uses her counselling skills in her role today. She is also a qualified Permaculture Designer and freelance landscape photographer.
Awenydd – Earth Warrior – Guardian Of The Old Ways Landscape Photographer Permaculture Designer Counsellor/Psychic
Awenydd – Woodsman – shaman Website Editor
Awenydd in Training Musician Website Editor
Former Tribe Members – Now crossed to the Rainbow Bridge – your wings were ready my fur-babies but my heart wasn’t – Tan XXX
Dylan - R.I.P. 26/08/2016
Head of security - shredding papers - no-one would steal our identities
Kira - R.I.P. 26/05/2016
Head of Activities - as little as possible is what counted