September/October 2023 Alchemical Voice

A great read, once again! Within this publication, you have information on the Mabon pagan times by Sue Penney with crystals recommended for now. Our great author John Sjovik writes about 'Choosing and Choices', and 'Shamanism - a personal reflection'. Nasreen Pritchard asks if we have lost the plot!? Hear the sounds of Jane Cuva - Ancient Vibrations. Julie de Vere Hunt continues with The Osirion, Abydos. Carol Coggan talks about being at one with the Universe. Chronic fatigue, Mitochondria Part 2 by Martin Lewis. Stacey-Ann Postma writes about The Disillusionment of Indigo Children. Claire continues her journey on the different doshas, this edition covers Pitta. Find out Where the Plants Whisper from Hannah Gauss. Roy Shadrake wins the front cover and writes about his photography.

A great read, once again! Within this publication, you have information on the Mabon pagan times by Sue Penney with crystals recommended for now. Our great author John Sjovik writes about 'Choosing and Choices', and 'Shamanism - a personal reflection'. Nasreen Pritchard asks if we have lost the plot!? Hear the sounds of Jane Cuva - Ancient Vibrations. Julie de Vere Hunt continues with The Osirion, Abydos. Carol Coggan talks about being at one with the Universe. Chronic fatigue, Mitochondria Part 2 by Martin Lewis. Stacey-Ann Postma writes about The Disillusionment of Indigo Children. Claire continues her journey on the different doshas, this edition covers Pitta. Find out Where the Plants Whisper from Hannah Gauss. Roy Shadrake wins the front cover and writes about his photography.


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<strong>September</strong>/<strong>October</strong> <strong>2023</strong> - Issue 22<br />

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Reflection<br />

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The Disillusionment of<br />

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ADHD versus Indigo?<br />


ABYDOS<br />


Pitta - The Fiery Dosha<br />

Insights into Ayurvedic nutrition<br />



Mitochondria Part 2<br />

The Essence of Chronic Fatigue<br />

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Martin Lewis<br />

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Stacey-Ann Postma<br />

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John Sjovik<br />

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Claire Sparks<br />

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Nasreen Pritchard<br />

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Hannah Gauss<br />

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Jane Cuva<br />

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Roy Shadrake Photographer<br />

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Julie de Vere Hunt<br />

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Carol Coggan<br />

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John Sjovik

<strong>Alchemical</strong> <strong>Voice</strong> - L2M - Issue 22<br />

MABON<br />

Sue Penney<br />

Mabon is the festival that celebrates the autumn<br />

equinox. This is around the 21st of <strong>September</strong> and is a<br />

time for celebrating all of the things that we have from<br />

the simple blessings in our life like our home and<br />

families to the abundance of everything we have grown.<br />

This would have been the harvest festival celebration in<br />

years gone by.<br />

This is also a time for reflection on the successes of the<br />

year to date and for letting go of the things that no<br />

longer serve you.<br />

Mabon is the perfect time to set intentions, release bad<br />

relationships and anything that is unhealthy or<br />

destructive in your life.<br />

I always find that <strong>September</strong>, especially is a great time<br />

for new beginnings, with the new school year in the UK,<br />

as a child it was always exciting to get our new things<br />

for school. The blank exercise books and it always felt<br />

like a fresh new start where everything was possible.<br />

You can celebrate Mabon by decorating the house with<br />

fresh and dried flowers, you can even buy or create<br />

your own Mabon wreath to hang on your door.<br />

Go apple picking, and have a picnic. The weather is<br />

usually still clement in <strong>September</strong>.<br />

Spend some time journalling all of year achievements<br />

and blessings for the year so far.<br />

Also note things that you still wish to achieve and<br />

things that you wish to stop doing and remove from<br />

your life.<br />


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You can have a bonfire, invite your friends and then you<br />

can send your written notes up to the universe by<br />

placing them in the fire.<br />

You don’t need to have a big ritual.<br />

You could just create a simple altar, placing some fruit<br />

and nuts on it and perhaps a bit of greenery from your<br />

garden.<br />

You could place your journaled notes on the altar and<br />

place a candle in a votive glass on top and light it<br />

instead.<br />

As with any ritual it is personal to you. There are no<br />

rules and you can just do what you feel fits in with you,<br />

your life and beliefs.<br />

Sue Penney<br />

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NOW<br />

Sue Penney<br />

<strong>September</strong> – Lapis Lazuli<br />

<strong>October</strong> – Opal<br />

Lapis Lazuli has been treasured since ancient times,<br />

prized by the Egyptians and used to make pigments,<br />

it’s very name means blue. It is known for joining the<br />

heart and the mind and giving insight. It encourages<br />

self-awareness and, as a blue stone is great for<br />

anything to do with the throat, from healing a sore<br />

throat to instilling you with the confidence required<br />

to speak your truth.<br />

Opal is all about stabilising emotions and reducing<br />

inhibitions. They are beautiful iridescent stones<br />

which can appear to change before your eyes. They<br />

are said to instil loyalty and trust in the wearer and<br />

they are a symbol of purity and hope.<br />

Opal is said to spark creativity, and is associated<br />

with the sacral chakra to spark love and passion.<br />

Along with this it can soothe inflammation and<br />

boosts the immune system. It is great for helping to<br />

overcome insomnia and reducing depression and<br />

vertigo. It is also great at dissolving anger and<br />

dispelling negative thoughts. It is such a beautiful<br />

stone that just looking at it brings me great joy.<br />

I would use it when I need clarity on a situation and<br />

needed to be able to speak from the heart as it helps<br />

to reveal your inner wisdom whilst helping your body<br />

to remain calm. It enables you to draw on and trust<br />

your intuition.<br />

Lapis is best worn at the base of the throat on a<br />

pendant but you can also just keep a tumble stone in<br />

your pocket. As with all crystals the energy will<br />

automatically go to where it is most needed.<br />

Opal can help you change if you are feeling stuck<br />

and as they can enhance your natural traits and<br />

energies you need to be in the right and positive<br />

frame of mind when working with them.<br />

Opal will help you to understand yourself and others<br />

and can bring love and passion into your life. Opals<br />

are great for strengthening your memory and will<br />

assist you in expressing your true self.<br />

One of my favourite precious stones. There are many<br />

types from fire opal to common opal that can help<br />

with many disorders connected with the stomach<br />

and the eyes. They are a stone of good luck,<br />

happiness love and positivity. For all-round good<br />

fortune in love and life, you cannot choose a much<br />

better crystal to work with than the opal.<br />

Sue Penney<br />

Soul Verse<br />

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John Sjovik<br />

The few times when I have made clear and decisive choices,<br />

they have never been intellectual. All of them have been<br />

based on fear, fatigue, irritation, delusion, hope, desire and<br />

also (sometimes) on a gut feeling.<br />

When my decision has gone against my internal compass, it<br />

has always turned out to be wrong. When my decision has<br />

been founded on basic feelings such as fear and delusion,<br />

hope and desire, it has turned out to be wrong, or at least<br />

less wise.<br />

The best choices I have made in my life have been based on<br />

thorough logical analysis, matched against my gut feeling,<br />

my heart and with a healthy portion of doubt.<br />

The best choice is always slightly tainted with doubt. Doubt<br />

sharpens your senses and enables you to have greater<br />

awareness and critical analysis. You will continue to doublecheck<br />

information, question the seemingly obvious and<br />

make sure to always have a way to back out with keeping in<br />

control of possible losses, financial or emotional. Whenever<br />

you feel 100% certain, you should always pause for a<br />

moment and double-check.<br />

Also, note that what was a clear and obvious choice at one<br />

time, may not remain good at a later date. The situation you<br />

chose to enter may not fit you or be beneficial for you as<br />

you grow, learn more and become more nuanced and<br />

developed in your skills and abilities. It is always a good<br />

idea to re-evaluate the choices you once made, however<br />

good they might have appeared at one time.<br />

Everybody, including beggars, can and should be choosers.<br />

Just make sure to keep your wits about you and listen to<br />

your heart and gut.<br />

John Sjovik | Shaman Healer | www.shamaqi.com<br />


<strong>Alchemical</strong> <strong>Voice</strong> - L2M - Issue 22<br />


PLOT?<br />

Nasreen Pritchard<br />

Have we lost the plot?<br />

And if so… the Plot of which or even better WHO’S’<br />

story?<br />

I love to play with words. Their origins, multiple<br />

meanings, intentions…<br />

It’s been on my mind a lot that we may have borne the<br />

brunt of this phrase in society.<br />

A lot like ‘mid-life crisis’, it’s not that helpful… and can<br />

be harmful.<br />

Lucky for us, Joseph Campbell so beautifully offered<br />

an alternative ‘mid-life awareness’ in The Hero’s<br />

Journey.<br />

ANY period of such strong change deserves to be held<br />

and supported.<br />

Maybe some of our resistance and discomfort to<br />

change has significance to how far we have travelled<br />

away from our true selves, our True Nature.<br />

We are Nature<br />

And so, it is true, we are nothing BUT change. We<br />

exist on the Earth, and we are OF the Earth!<br />

Our bEARTHdays are celebrations of this!<br />

I guess a ‘plot change’ shakes us up for many reasons.<br />

We might hear phrases like ‘I never saw that coming’<br />

or ‘you’d never believe’ or even ‘I’ve/they’ve definitely<br />

lost the plot!’<br />


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We know the phrase well “You are the creator of<br />

your own destiny”.<br />

But,<br />

What if our Story is written in reverse?<br />

And when we ‘change the plot’, we are slowly<br />

revealing OUR story.<br />

With each plot change a sign, a lesson to help<br />

guide us?<br />

Reconciling what we already know deep inside, bit<br />

by bit….<br />

What if the biggest Plot Twist is when we can no<br />

longer ignore the story within?<br />

For this next bEARTHday spin around the Sun, I am<br />

listening like I’ve never listened before… maybe<br />

losing the plot a little, but only to be unravelling a<br />

beautiful story...<br />

I hope you are too!<br />

Nasreen Pritchard<br />

Movement & Meditation Coach<br />

Author of Keep Calm and do<br />

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<strong>Alchemical</strong> <strong>Voice</strong> - L2M - Issue 22<br />

There is a quiet revolution happening around the<br />

globe. A huge shift occurring, that, over the next few<br />

years will see many more people start to take notice<br />

of the new (and old) energy healing technologies that<br />

are gaining not only popularity but more space in<br />

academic research journals. It is literally occurring<br />

before our eyes. I would like to share with you over<br />

the next few issues the advanced, next (and now)<br />

generation devices that have been too long in coming.<br />

The truth is, there is much ancient knowledge that<br />

should have been passed down through the<br />

generations. For whatever reason, modern medicine<br />

took over, and it has its place.<br />

But, there is much to discover about the sacred sites<br />

and monuments left behind by our distant ancestors<br />

(and who they really were) - and the purpose behind<br />

their construction, the materials they used, the<br />

frequencies that resonate within their walls, the sites<br />

upon which they lie. My dear friend David Elkington,<br />

in his book “The Ancient Language of Sacred Sound”,<br />

writes; “I would suggest that our normal mode of<br />

consciousness is like a partial hologram: one that can<br />

view only certain frequencies unless an effort is made to<br />

perceive more. We seem to be like television sets,<br />

perpetually tuned in to one mundane programme, while<br />

an infinite number of other interesting transmissions are<br />

available, but not yet tuned in to.”<br />

In the next issue, we shall look at the true nature of<br />

DNA and how it relates to human language and what<br />

power our own thoughts, beliefs and words have on<br />

our ability to heal ourselves. Why is a singer/<br />

songwriter interested in all this? Because it is now<br />

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Julie de Vere Hunt<br />

<strong>Alchemical</strong> <strong>Voice</strong> - L2M - Issue 22<br />

The Osirion is shrouded in mystery.<br />

No one knows when or why it was built. Was it built<br />

as the tomb of Osiris, a cenotaph of Seti I (1294-<br />

1271 BC), or for spiritual initiation?<br />

With the exception of the Valley Temple in Giza,<br />

there is no architectural equivalent to the Osirion<br />

with its massive blocks, seamless regular joints and<br />

lack of round pillars.<br />

As one exits the western entrance of the Seti<br />

Temple into the bright sunlight one is blinded by the<br />

incongruous sight of a mass of stone pillars and<br />

walls that jutt up from a great waterlogged<br />

depression in the sand.<br />

The Osirion was discovered by Professor Margaret<br />

Murray in 1903.<br />

The foundations of the Osirion are much lower than<br />

the temple of Seti I, and believed to be much older.<br />

This would account for the uncharacteristic L shape<br />

of the temple of Seti I; if the temple builders had<br />

discovered the foundations of the Osirion when<br />

they were mid build, they would have had to avoid<br />

building over the foundations of the Osirion.<br />

L-shaped Temple of Seti I with<br />

the Osirion to the rear<br />

The perimeter of the Osirion is lined with retaining<br />

walls of dark red quartzite sandstone, faced on the<br />

inside with a number of small, square cells. In the<br />

centre is a raised platform, an island made of larger<br />

blocks of red granite; on top of the island stand ten<br />

monolithic (i.e.cut from a single piece of stone)<br />

pillars, weighing some 50-70 tons. The invisible<br />

joinery of some of the limestone walls and massive<br />

masterfully and worked granite stones that wrapped<br />

sculpturally around corners are mind boggling. We<br />

do not have the technology to build this now!<br />


Was Osirion linked<br />

to the Atlantean era?<br />

Being built some 50 feet below the adjoining Seti<br />

temple resulted in a channel about six feet wide<br />

running between the island and outer wall filling<br />

with water. No one knows how deep this channel<br />

actually is. This is also a characteristic of Atlantean<br />

temples.<br />

Omm Seti (see July/August <strong>Alchemical</strong> <strong>Voice</strong>)<br />

believed this water to have healing properties – in<br />

her book she cites several examples of spontaneous<br />

healings after immersing herself in the ‘Well of<br />

Roarings’.<br />

The Osirion is the heart of Abydos, with its<br />

depictions of the Flower of Life on the huge pillars<br />

representing eternal life, resurrection and divine<br />

union. This is believed to be the earliest known<br />

depiction of the Flower of Life.<br />

There are numerous versions of the Osiris and Isis<br />

myth but a popular one is where the sisters Isis and<br />

Nephthys “re-membered” and restored their brother<br />

Osiris following his murder at the hands of his<br />

brother Set. The myth says his head was buried<br />

here.<br />

Our local guide told us he believed the Osirion was<br />

+50,000 years old but my feeling was it is much<br />

older.<br />

I was doing some research and came across material<br />

linking the Osirion with Atlantean times. This<br />

prompted me to ask some questions in a recent<br />

kinesiology session.<br />


It appears the Osirion was built by extra-terrestrials<br />

from the Leo constellation some 125,000-130,000<br />

years ago. These ET’s were the semi aquatic ‘gods’<br />

worshipped by the Dogon tribe depicted on their<br />

caves. The Dogons referred to these beings as<br />

Nommos; the Dogon said they had arrived by space<br />

ship and imparted knowledge to them on creation<br />

and cosmology.<br />

Like the Great Pyramid, the original purpose of the<br />

Osirion was as an energy plant.<br />

Fast forward +100,000 years and the Atlanteans<br />

were displaced from Atlantis around 9,000 BC due<br />

to an intergalactic war. Many of them came to<br />

Egypt.<br />

Osiris was from Atlantis and he and his family came<br />

to live at the Osirion. The Flower of Life was<br />

inscribed during his time. It is indeed the oldest<br />

known Flower of Life symbol (there is an older one<br />

yet to be discovered at the Brotherhood of the<br />

Seven Rays high in the Andes Mountains).<br />

Osiris was a wise teacher and wanted to share his<br />

knowledge on the workings of the universe with the<br />

common people. As with all our great teachers<br />

(Buddha, Jesus) he was seen as a threat and<br />

murdered. His followers buried his heart at the<br />

Osirion temple.<br />

The Osiris cult was established and for thousands of<br />

years Abydos became the Mecca of ancient Egypt.<br />

This is why Egypt has me spellbound - there must<br />

be countless mysteries buried below the desert<br />

waiting to be discovered…<br />

Julie de Vere Hunt<br />

www.marymagdaleneslegacy.com<br />


<strong>Alchemical</strong> <strong>Voice</strong> - L2M - Issue 22<br />


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<strong>Alchemical</strong> <strong>Voice</strong> - L2M - Issue 22<br />



Carol Coggan<br />

Archangel Ariel has come forward for this issue. She is responsible<br />

for so much. Whilst all Archangels are available to help you at any<br />

time, you will know that Archangels also take on specific<br />

responsibilities. Previously, I have talked of the Moon cycles and<br />

working with Archangel Haniel. We can also work with other<br />

Archangels at the same time e.g. Archangel Raphael for healing,<br />

Archangel Michael for safety and protection.<br />

The three cards presented highlight aspects of Archangel Ariel.<br />

Archangel Ariel is the Archangel of the planets including Earth.<br />

She is concerned with the health of the Earth, its natural resources,<br />

the oceans, the animals, humans and nature. She is specifically<br />

involved with nature and the environment.<br />

Archangel Ariel is a warrior of feminine energy, she gives us<br />

courage, and if you see an image of a lion/lioness then you know<br />

she is around. This is her role of protecting the birds and animals of<br />

the planet, and as such she therefore protects us as human beings.<br />

Within this role of protection she is wanting abundance for us all.<br />

She wants to ensure there is enough healthy food, clean water,<br />

shelter and other resources for all beings on the planet. Within this<br />

desire for abundance for all, she will help you meet your earthly<br />

needs.<br />

We as humans often compartmentalise our lives into issues such as<br />

the environment; relationships; politics; health cycles; but we are<br />

all part of this one Earth, which is a small dot in the Universe. The<br />

Angels and Archangels are wanting us to view the Universe as a<br />

whole, so we consider the Moon cycles in relation to our lives, we<br />

can also interrelate that with Archangel Ariel, the environment and<br />

nature. Her warrior outlook encourages us to treat all as equals and<br />

interrelated, with the aim of protecting the Earth and all animals<br />

here.<br />

There is talk of climate change, sea and water pollution, the decline<br />

in bird population, lack of pollinators and people living in scarcity.<br />

So how can we work with Archangel Ariel to protect our Earth and<br />

be at one with the Universe.<br />


We can be mindful of the Moon cycles and how we are personally<br />

affected. From this we know when we need to “hibernate“ and go<br />

within or when we need to be outgoing.<br />

When we do go within, we can ask for Archangel Ariel’s guidance as<br />

it is like animals “hibernating“.<br />

In these two months, there is a new Moon on <strong>September</strong> 15th and<br />

the full Moon on <strong>September</strong> 29th (the Harvest Moon). In <strong>October</strong><br />

the new Moon is on <strong>October</strong> 14th and the full Moon is on <strong>October</strong><br />

28th (the Hunters Moon). The two full moons are labelled Harvest<br />

and Hunters moon, Harvest specifically being a time of bringing in<br />

supplies for the winter, and Archangel Ariel governing the abundance<br />

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The Archangels can and do act, but they need us to act also so that<br />

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Archangel Ariel needs us to support the environment, to enable nature and the planet to thrive. Having<br />

considered how you interact with the Moon cycles, consider your daily life and see how all aspects are<br />

interlinked rather than being compartmentalised. When you go out to work, or leisure or in relationships, don’t<br />

leave your spirituality and beliefs at home.<br />

How do you remain spiritual and be at one with the Universe? Archangel Ariel will help you in your thinking.<br />

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I am sure you can think of many more ways to enable the planet to prosper. Just getting out into nature and<br />

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John Sjovik<br />

A friend of mine is a practitioner of Shamanism. He<br />

gives workshops and offers individual healing. I asked<br />

him to explain to me his definition of Shamanism. His<br />

answer was swift and short. “It is a word”, he said to<br />

me. I was somewhat taken aback by that almost curt<br />

reply. Then I realized that in many ways, it is as good a<br />

definition as any. “Shamanism” really is a word as much<br />

as anything else.<br />

If you search the internet for Shamanism, you will get<br />

millions of hits, with a great variety of definitions and<br />

explanations of it. In my private collection of books, I<br />

probably have more than thirty books about Shamanism<br />

or with a reference to it.<br />

As with many modalities within spirituality, Shamanism<br />

is not an exact science. Otherworldly experiences are<br />

non-consensual.<br />

If you ask five practitioners of Shamanism, to search for<br />

an answer to a particular question, you might well end<br />

up with five somewhat different answers.<br />

This is quite natural and a reflection of the animistic<br />

quality of Shamanism as well as the fact that people will<br />

invariably influence and interact with that which they<br />

are studying.<br />

Complete neutrality and objectivity do not exist.<br />

Whatever you study or interact with you will interfere<br />

with. If you shine a light on an object to see it better,<br />

you have effectively changed its appearance.<br />

Light is energy and when it hits an object, the energy<br />

will interact with it and generate a vibration that<br />

changes its properties.<br />


In his book “Siddhartha”, the German author Herman<br />

Hesse talks about the challenge of being too specific in<br />

one's ambition to find truth and wisdom. If you seek<br />

something which you carefully define in too much<br />

detail, you will struggle to find it. Only by being open<br />

and allowing that which you seek to have its own shape<br />

and form, will you be able to gain higher wisdom. When<br />

searching for wisdom, do not try to forecast or<br />

anticipate it. To specify its nature could risk hijacking<br />

your search and limit the creative freedom of it.<br />

Shamanism is a highly personal experience in the<br />

interaction with helping spirits. For this reason, you<br />

cannot turn to other people and ask them to interpret<br />

your experiences. If you do that, you will give away<br />

your power by sharing the personal guidance helping<br />

spirits have given to you.<br />

Also keep in mind that magic shared, is magic reduced<br />

or even lost.<br />

Rituals and ceremony<br />

Many people are curious about rituals and ceremonies<br />

and are often quite fascinated by them. They ask<br />

questions about how to perform them and what<br />

happens if they make a mistake and perform them<br />

incorrectly.<br />

I think it is important to keep in mind that rituals and<br />

ceremonies are mostly if not completely for us humans.<br />

We need them to be able to focus, to do the work and<br />

to embrace healing. Spirit does not need rituals.<br />

People require rituals to make sure they stick to a<br />

certain schedule or discipline. That is why an airplane<br />

pilot has a check-list to go through before taking off.<br />

That is why people in an operating theatre follow<br />

carefully constructed routines when working on a<br />

patient. One of my teachers in Shamanism always<br />

advised the students to maintain a certain level of<br />

discipline in Shamanic work, no matter how confident or<br />

self-assured they might feel. This was simply to make<br />

sure that the practitioner observed the major guidelines<br />

in Shamanic work, in order to ensure safety and enable<br />

good results.<br />


An ancient way of life<br />

Shamanism goes back to the origins of the human race.<br />

It probably developed from human interaction with<br />

animals and with nature; from being curious about the<br />

stars in the night sky, the sun and the moon. People<br />

reflected on the relationship between various<br />

phenomena, whether they be physical, biological or of<br />

some other nature. As today, people also had dreams<br />

and visions. They used their imagination, creativity and<br />

experience to try to develop an understanding of the<br />

world they lived in. It was important to be able to<br />

somehow predict events in the future, to ensure good<br />

health of the community and for protection against wild<br />

animals and enemies. And I do believe that our<br />

grandfathers and grandmothers in the distant past had<br />

a profound sense of the spiritual aspect of the planet<br />

with all its plants and animals.<br />

In its very nature, Shamanism is an animistic<br />

understanding of the world around us. Everything is<br />

alive, has spirit and consciousness to a certain degree.<br />

Various forms of Shamanism exist on all continents.<br />

Even though rituals may differ, as well as ceremonial<br />

clothing and use of drums or other tools, the basic<br />

methods and principles are similar all over the world.<br />

Cultures and geographical settings may differ greatly,<br />

from Australasia across Africa to the Americas, Europe<br />

and the Nordic region. Yet the fundamental principles<br />

are so similar, you might call them universal.<br />

Stories from mythology can be very similar in character,<br />

even though details in the stories reflect local features.<br />

In Norse legend, there is the story of a wild boar called<br />

Sæhrímnir. The beast is killed and eaten by the Gods<br />

every night. It is reborn only to be killed again the next<br />

day for the next feast. The present day Inupiat Eskimos<br />

of Northern Alaska tell a similar story about hunting<br />

seals for food and other uses of the seal’s body.<br />

Treat the seal – also when dead - with respect. Return<br />

its bones to the sea. Pray to the sea goddess to release<br />

the souls of the animals that were killed in the hunt.<br />

Then there is a good chance that the seals will return to<br />

Earth as new life, so they can be killed again so that the<br />

Inupiat people can live.<br />


The fundamental purpose of Shamanism is to perform<br />

divination, to influence the course of events and of<br />

course to do healing. In all such work, it is of<br />

fundamental importance that the work is done with<br />

clear – and fair - intention and with profound respect.<br />

Keep in mind that you do not have universal<br />

knowledge. It is impossible for you to know if a certain<br />

outcome is good or bad, desirable or should be avoided.<br />

Only Spirit has that knowledge. For this reason, it is<br />

advisable to include in the declaration of intent, a<br />

request that the outcome of all Shamanic work should<br />

always be for the highest good of the Universe.<br />

Man with feathers<br />

In one of my early encounters with the otherworldly, I<br />

had a dream. I was standing in front of a hill. There was<br />

a figure standing on top of the hill. It was a man who<br />

slowly raised his arms straight out from the sides of his<br />

body. As he did that, I noticed feathers on his arms.<br />

Then he leaped from the hill, somersaulted through the<br />

air and landed steadily on his feet right in front of me,<br />

almost with a “ta daa!” expression on his face. He<br />

looked straight into my eyes and raised his eyebrows as<br />

in a “you see!?” greeting. I did not understand, so I<br />

asked him who he was. He just looked at me with a<br />

smile. So I called him “Man With Feathers” when I<br />

wrote about the encounter in my spiritual diary.<br />

Some years later, I participated in an introductory<br />

workshop in core Shamanism. I experienced difficulties<br />

to properly engage with the work and felt frustrated.<br />

The second day, we did an exercise where we walked in<br />

a circle around a group of people to the steady beating<br />

of their drums. I mumbled a prayer and asked Spirit for<br />

assistance. I said ”Please somebody, help me!” In the<br />

next moment, I noticed “Man with Feathers” walking<br />

next to me. He smiled at me and gradually moved closer<br />

as we continued around the circle and the beating of<br />

the drums became more intense.<br />

He moved closer and closer until we began to merge.<br />

When we were fully merged, I could feel how feathers<br />

grew out of my arms and I realized that “Man With<br />

Feathers” was me!<br />


Not a straight line<br />

Each moment in time, your life moves along a<br />

trajectory. It is tempting to extrapolate it as a way<br />

to foretell the future. I believe this would be a<br />

mistake. As a metaphor, look at a yacht sailing<br />

against the wind. It does not sail in a straight line<br />

but cruises along a zigzag path. This means that<br />

the yacht never moves directly towards the<br />

destination. Whenever you would extrapolate the<br />

movement of the yacht, it would go astray.<br />

It is similar with your life. If you expect it to move<br />

in a straight line directly onto the target or<br />

destination of your life, you will either miss it or<br />

break down.<br />

You need to accept going a little bit this way, a<br />

little bit that way. To navigate your life like that<br />

takes patience, dedication and insight into the<br />

nature of your destination and the path you<br />

follow.<br />

The best way to understand where you are headed<br />

is to work closely with Spirit, to seek wisdom from<br />

the Great Mystery and to trust the Sacred.<br />

My first power animal<br />

In a dream in the early hours of the morning, my<br />

first power animal came to me.<br />

He was a field mouse and he had a message for<br />

me.<br />

He reminded me that there is no up, down, left or<br />

right. That goes for the physical world as well as<br />

for the spirit world.<br />

He advised me to regularly go back to basics, to<br />

reiterate the learning I had at the beginning of<br />

Reiki, Shamanism and other modalities.<br />

He told me that I need to repeat the basic steps<br />

from time to time. By doing that, I will remain<br />

grounded and safe.<br />


We are co-creators of reality<br />

Reality stood peacefully in front of me and<br />

regarded me matter-of-factly. It flashed a smile<br />

and lifted its hands in a friendly but averting<br />

gesture.<br />

“Who are you?”, I asked<br />

“Do you not know?” Reality replied<br />

“I hesitate. You change shapes ever so often.”<br />

“I am merely a reflection of you humans. You<br />

never seem to be able to make up your minds.”<br />

”But reality is what it is, isn’t it? We humans just<br />

live in it.”<br />

“You are presumptuous and arrogant”<br />

”What do you mean? How can we humans<br />

influence the big world out there? We live our<br />

lives, as we always have. We have dreams. We<br />

have feelings. Reality is what it is.”<br />

”You are the world and Reality. Consider the world<br />

and you will find yourself in Reality. You create it<br />

with every action you take, with every breath,<br />

with every thought.”<br />

An eagle as a sign<br />

Sometimes I have a feeling that just as I am doing<br />

Shamanic "journeying", the "journeying" is doing<br />

me! It is as if the spirits are participating in my<br />

development, to the extent that they are actively<br />

involving themselves by their own desire to do so.<br />

There is an interaction, which is outside of my<br />

control.<br />

It is as if there is a path intended for me to follow<br />

and the spirits are very happy about my own<br />

actions and eagerly contributing with theirs.<br />


Many years ago, an eagle appeared during a drum<br />

journey. It was not a journey primarily intended to find<br />

a guide, teacher or anyone. It was a journey to help a<br />

friend find an answer to a question. Well, this eagle<br />

showed up and was very helpful.<br />

In my subsequent journeys, the same eagle appeared<br />

again and again. Every time without me calling for it. It<br />

simply arrived just like a dear friend who will come to<br />

your assistance without you having to ask for it.<br />

At the time, I managed to get hold of a copy of Mircea<br />

Eliades book "Shamanism; Archaic Techniques of<br />

Ecstasy". I opened it at a random page.<br />

Immediately, my eyes fell upon the sentence "...the<br />

appearance of an eagle is interpreted as a sign of<br />

shamanic vocation."<br />

Synchronicities are wonderful, aren’t they?<br />

Main focus of Shamanism<br />

The main focus of Shamanism is to encourage each<br />

individual to regain their spiritual authority<br />

You have to let go of the mind, of control and ego, so<br />

that the power of nature can flow unhindered.<br />

In their work, Shamans transcend and dissolve<br />

borders. Borders of time, space, gender, species and<br />

more. You surrender to the Shamanic work and<br />

thereby unite ecstasy and consciousness.<br />

John Sjovik<br />

Shaman Healer<br />

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Martin Lewis<br />

<strong>Alchemical</strong> <strong>Voice</strong> - L2M - Issue 22<br />



What are our mitochondria? Well, if you have read<br />

<strong>Alchemical</strong> <strong>Voice</strong> Issue 17, you might recall that in<br />

that article they were described as the ‘powerhouse of<br />

the cell’. Fatigue is fundamentally an imbalance<br />

between energy supply and energy demand. If you<br />

have chronically low energy levels, then your cells are<br />

not getting the energy supply they need. If the<br />

demands on your energy are too high this creates an<br />

energy deficit, which results in the symptom of<br />

fatigue.<br />

While there are many contributing factors to this<br />

energy deficit, the single most important thing to<br />

understand is that, in physical terms, the fatigue issue<br />

centres around your mitochondria.<br />

Within almost every cell of our body, we have<br />

between 500 to 2,000 mitochondria whose job is to<br />

literally make the energy your cells need to work. The<br />

more mitochondria we have, the more energy can be<br />

produced. As we age more mitochondria are lost than<br />

are replaced, hence the older we are the less energy<br />

we have. Also, when we get stressed our mitochondria<br />

need more nutrients to produce the energy that we<br />

need.<br />

Mitochondria take the oxygen we breathe and the<br />

food we eat (primarily carbs and fats) to create<br />

adenosine triphosphate (ATP), the fuel used to power<br />

all cellular and metabolic processes. Without oxygen<br />

and nutrients you will fade VERY fast ….. and without<br />

mitochondria, your cells will not have the ability to<br />

create the energy they need to function, meaning no<br />

process in the body can happen the way it was<br />

designed.<br />


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It’s no stretch to say that without mitochondria there<br />

is no life!<br />

Fundamentally, low energy levels are simply the<br />

result of a chronic cellular energy deficit. Fatigue is<br />

the symptom that results when the mitochondria in<br />

the trillions of cells that make up your body — your<br />

muscles, your hormone-producing glands, your heart,<br />

your liver, your brain, etc.—are not producing enough<br />

energy to power their functions effectively.<br />

Studies involving people with chronic fatigue or other<br />

disease states in which fatigue is commonly present,<br />

show that there are consistent associations between<br />

fatigue syndromes and mitochondrial atrophy and<br />

dysfunction.<br />

The Crux of the Matter<br />

Nutritional Aspects<br />

One of the fundamental issues involved with<br />

mitochondrial dysfunction is nutritional imbalance.<br />

So….. what causes our cells to have a deficit of<br />

energy? And why do our mitochondria sometimes<br />

fail to produce enough of it?<br />

And the answer is: signals.<br />

Apart from the obvious implications of eating ‘bad<br />

food’ - i.e. highly processed and sugar-laden ‘fast<br />

food’, nutritional deficits can include:<br />

the amino acid Carnitine, which is required to<br />

transport fat into mitochondria for use as an<br />

energy source. Several conditions can decrease<br />

the efficiency of carnitine reabsorption, and<br />

correspondingly increase carnitine excretion.<br />

Such conditions include the aforementioned highfat,<br />

high sugar intake, low-carbohydrate diets;<br />

highprotein diets; pregnancy; and certain disease<br />

states.<br />

Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10), which is required to<br />

produce energy, is depleted by statins.<br />

Antioxidants, which help with immune function<br />

and oxidative stress<br />

...and this results in:<br />

Lower rates of ATP (cellular energy) production<br />

Reduced gene expression in functional pathways<br />

for energy production, such as those related to<br />

metabolism, protein transport, and mitochondrial<br />

capacity.<br />

The core idea is that lack of energy at the macro<br />

level (you) is caused by a lack of energy at the micro<br />

level (in the trillions of cells that you are composed<br />

of).<br />

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The quality of mitochondria function is determined<br />

by the signals that your mitochondria are receiving<br />

about their environment — from the things you feel,<br />

think, believe, and what you do or don’t do.<br />

These are essentially NEGATIVE ENERGY FIELDS<br />

that you, or something else creates. The signals<br />

from your environment, that you expose your<br />

mitochondria to, are the critical factors that<br />

determine whether your mitochondria are<br />

performing at 20 per cent or 100 per cent of their<br />

capacity for energy production.<br />

In the longer term, these signals also tell your cells<br />

to either increase or decrease the number and size<br />

of your mitochondria, which is a process that<br />

heavily affects not only your energy levels, but also<br />

your resistance to dozens of diseases, which heavily<br />

impacts your ageing process and longevity.<br />

If you want to beat fatigue and build a high-energy<br />

body, the big key is that you want to give your<br />

mitochondria the signals that allow them to<br />

function at as close to 100 per cent of their<br />

capacity as possible.

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Negative Energy Fields<br />

Robert Naviaux, M.D., Ph.D, performed a groundbreaking<br />

‘metabolomics’ study where he and his team<br />

looked at the biochemical pathways in people with<br />

chronic fatigue and found that, compared to healthy<br />

adults, a mind-blowing 80 per cent of their<br />

metabolites (the substance required for healthy<br />

metabolism) were decreased, meaning that there<br />

were widespread systemic changes in metabolic<br />

function throughout their organs and cells of their<br />

whole body.<br />

The key thing to remember is:<br />

Fatigue is a type of survival mechanism that<br />

switches on in response to signals that indicate<br />

that you’re in a ‘harsh environment’, either one<br />

that you are experiencing in the now, OR one that<br />

you experienced in the past that has been<br />

UNRESOLVED, and is still creating metabolic<br />

dysfunction in the present - hence the diagnosis of<br />

‘M.E.’ or what is now termed ‘chronic fatigue<br />

syndrome’.<br />

Interestingly, Dr. Naviaux described this downregulated<br />

metabolic state as chemically similar to a<br />

peculiar state of physiology called ‘dauer’, (from the<br />

German word ‘dauerschlaf ’ - a type of therapy that<br />

uses drugs to induce deep sleep) which, in basic<br />

terms, is a survival mechanism that is triggered when<br />

an organism is faced with extremely harsh or toxic<br />

environmental conditions.<br />

Essentially this state is a ‘shut down’ of metabolism<br />

to enable survival, which keeps your body’s<br />

machinery working just enough to stay alive (but not<br />

function well), with the hope that this metabolism<br />

can switch back on again when a safer, less toxic<br />

environment exists. A classic example is when you<br />

fall asleep - or ‘zone-out’ - in the face of extreme<br />

demands or pressure!<br />

Dr. Naviaux found that the biochemistry of a person<br />

with chronic fatigue suggested that their body is<br />

going into a hibernation-like mode and turning down<br />

the dial on energy production. Their body is keeping<br />

just enough of the machinery on to stay alive and<br />

continue functioning, but not enough to actually<br />

function with vitality and abundant energy.<br />

What IS the resolution?<br />

The first thing you need to do is adjust the ‘harsh<br />

environment’ you exist in. This may be at work, at<br />

home, with friends, colleagues, family, - or more<br />

crucially in your own mind!<br />

This will require you to be accurate and honest<br />

about what, who, how, and when your environment<br />

did or does NOT, suit your energy production<br />

processes. For instance, if you live under constant<br />

threat on an emotional level, then your<br />

mitochondria are likely to shut down to enable basic<br />

survival, but nothing else!<br />

This requires a brutally honest and accurate<br />

assessment of what changes you need to make to<br />

increase this energy production. This may require a<br />

‘giving up’ of a state of mind or some physical<br />

activity OR situation that which no longer suits you,<br />

OR has ‘run its course’.<br />

Often a ‘sacrifice’ will need to be made, in order for<br />

your mitochondria to once again function at normal<br />

levels. This is not a ‘step-back’, it is a necessary<br />

step-up in order to move forward with purpose and<br />

abundant energy.<br />

References: Ari Whitten's book ‘Eat for Energy: How to Beat Fatigue,<br />

Supercharge Your Mitochondria, and Unlock All-Day Energy’<br />


www.appliedmetaphysics.co.uk<br />

kinesiology@hotmail.co.uk<br />

+44 (0)7968 740550<br />

Newbury, Berkshire<br />




mamishaart@gmail.com<br />

<strong>Alchemical</strong> <strong>Voice</strong> - L2M - Issue 22<br />

We channel art<br />

through Spirits of<br />

Vision and Essence,<br />

they show us the true<br />

spiritual essence of<br />

others.<br />

"The Shaman Seer -<br />

There is a true<br />

ancestral<br />

connection with the<br />

strength of dragon<br />

energy plus the<br />

wisdom and<br />

guidance from<br />

ascended masters."<br />


<strong>Alchemical</strong> <strong>Voice</strong> - L2M - Issue 22<br />



Stacey-Ann Postma<br />

I’ve known for a long time I am a truth teller. I‘ve always<br />

searched relentlessly for what’s fair, I can hyper-focus on<br />

details that don’t match up. This gives me the ability to<br />

see through what’s on the surface, and then there’s the<br />

zero tolerance for bullshit. Mostly these skills are useful,<br />

but soon the shine of being right about people’s motives<br />

wears off and you can be left feeling despondent and<br />

alone.<br />

It also raises questions. Why can’t others see what is so<br />

blindingly obvious to me? Why aren’t we doing something<br />

about it? How much more of this can we take? It can feel<br />

isolating and hopeless when you see the full picture and<br />

the contributions you can make aren’t so much as denting<br />

in the problem.<br />

Talk of Indigo children first started in the 70s, describing<br />

a special group of children around the world who have<br />

high intelligence and intuition, healing abilities, and a<br />

strong spiritual connection. Yet these children are often<br />

mislabeled as having behaviour disorders. Both my sister<br />

and I, as it turns out, are probably indigo children.<br />

It made for an interesting dynamic when we were<br />

younger. Born in the mid 80s, I sometimes feel our<br />

generation was the last one to be able to experience<br />

childlike innocence. On the cusp of the technological<br />

revolution, we had a computer in our home long before<br />

most people, but it wasn’t connected to anything and<br />

essentially we used it as an arcade game, family photos<br />

were on film, and never in our wildest imaginations could<br />

we have come up with the idea of deep fakes and fake<br />

news - something rampant in our world today.<br />

So now, not only do you need to work so much harder to<br />

find the truth, but it feels like humanity is determined<br />

more than ever to distract and deceive itself.<br />


Enter the almost fashionable rise of ADHD<br />

information and diagnosis. My sister is one of those<br />

who is exploring this as a ‘reason’ for her struggles.<br />

In a recent conversation with two of my most<br />

wonderful friends, it became almost a running joke.<br />

How we talk, moving from topic to topic in the logical,<br />

but probably nonlinear, way of people who haven’t<br />

caught up in a while, and almost all of the things we<br />

discussed, led us to ‘label’ ourselves and our mutual<br />

friends as ADHD.<br />

Let me be clear, I don’t take away from anyone who<br />

has this or any other condition. The systems in which<br />

we operate reward a certain type of behaviour, and all<br />

things that fall outside of that are hardly catered for.<br />

It must feel unimaginably hard to overcome this daily.<br />

As I write this, I’m trying to find ways of managing my<br />

ongoing fatigue that will fit into my job.<br />

I know today will be hard because I’ve woken up early<br />

and felt inspired to write, so later I am going to either<br />

need to take a 2 hour nap or know I might not be able<br />

to bring any value to the workshop my team has<br />

planned. It’s been challenging.<br />

My curiosity lies in looking at how, when we feel so<br />

disillusioned, when the anxiety of knowing on a soul<br />

level that things are bad and they are not getting<br />

better, when we can’t bare to keep conforming<br />

because we can’t find the real solutions to the hard<br />

questions - why do we then turn to labelling<br />

ourselves, our biology, as a reason for our feelings, as<br />

an explanation that means the problem is us, and not<br />

the world around us?<br />

Would there even be such a thing as ADHD if we<br />

were allowed to learn and work and live in the way<br />

that best suited each of us? Or is it just another way<br />

to try and shove a multifaceted, beautiful shape into a<br />

round hole.<br />

Stacey-Ann Postma<br />

Communications specialist helping others find<br />

their voice<br />


<strong>Alchemical</strong> <strong>Voice</strong> - L2M - Issue 22<br />


PITTA<br />

Claire Sparks<br />

The ancient healing system of Ayurveda places looks<br />

to the doshas for understanding an individual’s<br />

constitution and overall well-being. Among the three<br />

primary doshas of Vata, Pitta and Kapha, Pitta stands<br />

as the fiery force representing transformation.<br />

With its blend of fire and water elements, Pitta,<br />

derived from the Sanskrit word for "digestion" or<br />

"transformation", signifies the transformative power of<br />

these elements.<br />

The energy of Pitta dosha is responsible for metabolic<br />

processes, including digestion, absorption, and<br />

assimilation. It also influences our intellect,<br />

understanding, and power of discernment. It is<br />

described in Ayurvedic philosophy as possessing<br />

qualities of heat, sharpness, oiliness, and slight<br />

liquidity and spreading (in the way fire and water<br />

spread when they’re not contained).<br />

Pitta dosha is characterised by specific qualities which<br />

manifest physically and mentally. Its primary attributes<br />

include fire, providing warmth and energy; heat,<br />

regulating body temperature; sharpness, fostering<br />

mental acuity; oiliness, lubricating joints, and<br />

nourishing skin; and liquidity, maintaining fluid<br />

balance.<br />

When Pitta dosha is in balance it brings forth<br />

intelligence, ambition, courage, and effective<br />

leadership. Individuals who have a greater proportion<br />

of Pitta dosha in their mind-body make up, exhibit a<br />

sharp intellect, excellent digestion, radiant skin, and a<br />

strong metabolism.<br />

They embody passion, determination, and a natural<br />

drive for success.<br />


An imbalance in Pitta dosha, can lead to health<br />

issues. Physical symptoms of such an imbalance may<br />

include skin rashes, ulcers, acidity, inflammation,<br />

excessive body heat, and heat sensitivity.<br />

Mentally, imbalanced Pitta can result in irritability,<br />

anger, frustration, and a critical nature. In the<br />

seasons of summer and late summer, which are<br />

governed by Pitta energy, Pitta dominant individuals,<br />

or those with a Pitta imbalance, may experience<br />

these symptoms in their mind-body more acutely.<br />

Ayurveda recommends several lifestyle practices to<br />

maintain a harmonious Pitta dosha. Consuming<br />

cooling and hydrating foods, establishing a routine,<br />

engaging in relaxation activities, and adopting a pace<br />

of mindfulness can each contribute to balancing Pitta<br />

energy.<br />

Understanding Pitta dosha allows us to embrace the<br />

transformative power within ourselves. By balancing<br />

Pitta, we can experience optimal digestion, mental<br />

clarity, and vibrant vitality to lead a healthier, more<br />

harmonious life.<br />

Claire is a Diploma Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner and Yoga<br />

Therapist specialising in women’s health. With over 15 years<br />

experience in the wellbeing industry she is a weaver of women’s<br />

magic, supporting women to reawaken the divine feminine<br />

within to understand their uniqueness so they can live a healthy<br />

and balanced life.<br />

Based in Hampshire, UK, Claire supports women across the<br />

world from her online clinic.<br />

www.earthlightwellbeing.co.uk<br />

Facebook @earthlightwellbeing<br />

Instagram @earthlightwellbeing<br />

claire@earthlightwellbeing.co.uk<br />


<strong>Alchemical</strong> <strong>Voice</strong> - L2M - Issue 22<br />



Hannah Gauss<br />

It is damp in the forest. The rain just left, leaving raindrops<br />

falling off the leaves drumming rhythmically. Mist slowly rises<br />

from the warm earth and hovers through the Bluebells. The<br />

forest floor is alive. Every green is stretching and moving as if<br />

waking up from a long slumber.<br />

x<br />

The plants are whispering. The magic is tangible on this mild<br />

evening light.<br />

Our ancestors around the world understood the importance<br />

of plants for their survival and prosperity long ago. Plants are<br />

not only a source of food and medicine, having various<br />

healing properties, but they also carry important information<br />

and knowledge in their seeds and leaves. Plants teach us how<br />

to navigate the various terrains we find ourselves in, how to<br />

return to the knowledge of the lands, and essentially how to<br />

heal ourselves. When we begin to work with plants, we gain<br />

access to this knowledge by learning how plants whisper.<br />

One way to do that is by making Medicine Drums.<br />

Local plants are key players in assisting the birth of new drum<br />

spirits as well as gifting us healing. They voluntarily donate<br />

part of themselves to lend their healing abilities and wisdom<br />

to a drum. The most common way is to soak the animal skin in<br />

water with the plants, and get the rawhide to absorb their<br />

energies.<br />

Nettle is a great cleaner of energies and fern shows us how to<br />

grow in darkness.<br />

Another way is dying the skin with natural dye made of their<br />

leaves. In some cases the drum calls in the plants for<br />

assistance. Other times, the plants themselves are so<br />

powerful that they can call in a drum spirit. This means the<br />

energy field of the plant acts like a magnet to the<br />

corresponding energy of the drum spirit, and actively attracts<br />

it.<br />


In some cases, Plants weave a web of energy that acts<br />

as a vessel holding the spirit through the birthing<br />

process until it has taken form in its physical body, the<br />

drum itself. Without the assistance of plants, drums<br />

would not exist.<br />

<br />

The most profound way of learning the ways of plants is<br />

by physically working with them. We are automatically<br />

getting to know our local environment, and learn about<br />

the different properties each plant holds. For instance,<br />

Gorse grows in the mountains and has incredible healing<br />

powers for asthma, swelling, dermatitis and so on. We<br />

reconnect to the knowledge of our ancestors and<br />

recover it for our healing. At the same time, when we<br />

touch plants, weave grass, harvest flowers, their<br />

energies transfer to us just like they transferred to the<br />

rawhide. Have you ever noticed how you feel after<br />

collecting Mugwort or drying Nettle?<br />

The delicate nature of plants requires us to learn where<br />

they grow, their healing properties or safety in order to<br />

handle them properly. We also learn how to harvest<br />

these plants responsibly so that we may find more next<br />

year. In Shamanic or Spirit work, we strive to live in<br />

balance with our environment, and only ever take as<br />

much as is needed. In a sense, plants teach us to<br />

consider other needs than our own. When we work with<br />

natural material we unavoidably are becoming more<br />

fine-tuned and caring for our environment.<br />

When we remember the bond with nature through land<br />

work, we return to living in inner and outer balance - a<br />

healing desperately needed for humanity at this time.<br />

This is how we serve our communities and our planet<br />

through craftsmanship - when we begin to listen to the<br />

plants whisper.<br />

Hannah is a Shamanic Healer and Medicine Drum<br />

Maker near the Cooley Mountains in County<br />

Louth, Ireland. In her craft, she has whispered with<br />

many plants. Though they are not as talkative as<br />

stones, she recommends stopping by for a listen<br />

with your local Dandelion now and then.<br />

www.hannahgauss.com<br />

@hannahjgauss<br />


Hidden in the Mist<br />

<strong>Alchemical</strong> <strong>Voice</strong> - L2M - Issue 22<br />

Susan always knew she could sense<br />

things that she couldn't see, so when her<br />

husband James starts to act strangely is<br />

there more to his behaviour than meets<br />

the eye?<br />

With her daughter also starting to act<br />

strangely, Susan's nerves are on a knife<br />

edge, having lost all of her self-esteem<br />

at her husband's hands, not knowing<br />

where to turn and with echoes of the<br />

past still clinging persistently to her<br />

home.<br />

Susan instinctively knows that<br />

everyone's survival depends upon her.<br />

Will Susan be able to save her family<br />

from the malevolence which threatens<br />

to engulf them all?<br />

Hidden in the Mist is a supernatural<br />

book that is loosely based on some reallife<br />

experiences that Sue personally had<br />

in her childhood.<br />

“I read Hidden in the Mist in less than a<br />

week as I got gripped by the characters<br />

and the storyline - really needed to know<br />

how it was all going to turn out! I enjoy a<br />

good ghost story and this was a really<br />

good ghost story.”<br />

Pulling out all stops in her debut work of fiction, Sue Penney’s Hidden in the Mist is a<br />

ghostly tale par excellence.<br />

Aware of her own personal supernatural abilities since the age of three, the author<br />

draws on real-life events she experienced as a child to give Hidden in the Mist an<br />

authenticity and scare factor that plays with your mind from the outset. Adding further<br />

to its spooky credentials, the front cover is illustrated with an image of the actual house<br />

in which the author first experienced the paranormal.<br />

Worthy of a solid ten out of ten for its accomplished plot, pace and the fear it evokes,<br />

Hidden in the Mist is most definitely one to read with the lights on full."<br />

Hidden in the Mist book now available www.soulverse.co.uk<br />

sue@soulverse.co.uk<br />


Life behind<br />

the mask<br />

<strong>Alchemical</strong> <strong>Voice</strong> - L2M - Issue 22<br />

A compelling story of a young mother, happy in her<br />

first marital home, running her successful dance school.<br />

Everything changed one fateful night; following a<br />

severe car accident, her husband developed paranoid<br />

schizophrenia. A year of desperation, misery attempted<br />

murder, a shooting and a suicide followed.<br />

A second husband with rage issues, led to physical<br />

abuse of her son and a life of fear. Follow her fight to<br />

protect her children and explore the horrors they faced<br />

growing up. Years remaining silent for fear of reprisal<br />

and the guilt carried from seeing the effect it had on<br />

her children.<br />

Another near fatal car accident and the unexplained<br />

miracle rescue. An illness that drained her body, stole<br />

her career and left her bedridden. This is one woman’s<br />

battle against insurmountable odds. The will to survive,<br />

protect, overcome years of torment, fear and<br />

oppression and the day she discovered the strength<br />

within, to fight back and step out from ‘BEHIND THE<br />

MASK’<br />

I spent most of my working life as a professional dance instructor, designing and<br />

producing theatrical shows for children. When a severe back injury resulting<br />

from a car crash forced me into early retirement, I started looking for new ways<br />

to be creative and find a new outlet in life to express myself. Writing filled this<br />

void and allowed me to clarify, accept and eventually script what has happened<br />

to me over the years, which makes for a compelling and at times, difficult read.<br />

For a very long time I tried to come to terms with what I have been through and<br />

how it has affected both me and my family. Having finished this book, I am now<br />

able to look back and reflect on my life in a way I never thought possible. The<br />

sheer number and variety of traumas I have experienced is almost<br />

incomprehensible and the horrors of some of the situations are a lot to take onboard.<br />

These have shaped me into the woman I am today.<br />

Within the book you will experience my life in its rawest form including a suicide,<br />

a ruined career, a lengthy lawsuit, a terrible marriage, an abusive husband,<br />

terrified children, a debilitating illness, broken families, dreams shattered, hope,<br />

fear, and impossible choices. Only when you are at your lowest, when you feel<br />

that life has taken too much from you, do you look deep inside yourself and<br />

make a choice. This story is my choice.<br />

Available from Amazon, Waterstones, WH Smith or<br />

Pegasus Elliott Mackenzie Publishers<br />


R O Y S H A D R A K E L R P S<br />

P H O T O G R A P H E R<br />

<strong>Alchemical</strong> <strong>Voice</strong> - L2M - Issue 22<br />

Photography is, for me,<br />

entirely personal. I<br />

create images for my<br />

own pleasure and<br />

enjoyment, however I<br />

do hope from the<br />

images on these two<br />

pages, I can share what<br />

I feel with you.<br />

There is something meditative in the process of creating an image, from exploring the surroundings of<br />

wherever I am and deciding on what to photograph, to how I photograph the subject matter and<br />

being absorbed in the process of getting the exposure correct and then deciding what should be in<br />

the picture and perhaps, more importantly, what should not be included.<br />

Once the image is captured the process is not over for me. The image still needs to be “developed”,<br />

nowadays on the computer and then decisions are made on how to get to that final image.<br />


<strong>Alchemical</strong> <strong>Voice</strong> - L2M - Issue 22<br />

All images<br />

Roy Shadrake<br />

All rights<br />

reserved<br />

w w w . f l i c k r . c o m / p h o t o s / r o y s h a d r a k e / a l b u m s<br />


O r i g i n a l a r t s t r a i g h t<br />

f r o m t h e h e a r t !<br />

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L o v e & L i g h t J e w e l l e r y<br />

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L o v e & L i g h t J e w e l l e r y<br />

Black amber is such a beautiful stone<br />

with many physical benefits including<br />

inflammation, pain relief, detoxification,<br />

depression, anxiety and mental clarity.<br />

Black amber is also said to be the stone<br />

of love and relationships, attracting new<br />

love into your life.<br />

Beautiful black amber pendant wrapped<br />

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Garden quartz also know as iodolite, the<br />

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see all the secrets of the stone with its multi<br />

coloured ,scenic inclusions reminding us of a<br />

underwater fairly tale forest.<br />

<br />

Meditating with the stone will help unlock the<br />

doorway to spiritual realms and to facilitate<br />

with lucid dreaming . Giving you guidance<br />

and direction and support on your spiritual<br />

journey.<br />

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Stunning garden quartz wrapped in<br />

copper with black tourmaline and<br />

hematite beads<br />


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Jan is a gifted and professionally<br />

recognised healer, spiritual counsellor<br />

and psychic, working with clients to help<br />

them find the root cause of their physical<br />

condition which is normally an emotional<br />

issue buried deep inside.<br />

Jan Reid<br />

Be Good to Yourselves<br />

Dorset (distance healing available)<br />

www.begoodtoyourselves.com<br />

email@begoodtoyourselves.com<br />

+44 (0)776 993 6500<br />


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Mytchett, Surrey<br />


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balancing vibrational energies<br />

Helping you to<br />

release the past<br />

change belief systems<br />

feel more complete<br />

bring yourself into alignment<br />

We visit past lives that could be<br />

the source of a current issue.<br />

We clear emotional and physical<br />

pains carried over from many<br />

lifetimes.<br />


P R A C T I T I O N E R ' S<br />

E N E R G E T I C P R O T E C T I O N<br />

O N L I N E C O U R S E<br />

Jovi Hoonjan<br />

Arm yourself with<br />

protection tools and<br />

practices that you can use<br />

in your day-to-day life and<br />

during sessions.<br />

Essential for anyone who<br />

works with the public.<br />

Online Shamanic<br />

guided meditations<br />

with protection<br />

formulae<br />

Root Race transition<br />

Oracle cards<br />

Powerful ancient<br />

sacred symbols<br />

Rituals and ceremonies<br />

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