This piece was birthed from a request by an ancestral pagan from Jersey for a sacred ritual cloth. He wished me to channel the spirits from two sacred spaces in his ancestral home. One of these spaces was the Faldouet Dolmen and the other a sacred ancestral sight specific to the family and not public. With detailed descriptions of sacred spaces, trees, spirits and a deepening connection between us I let it brew, and just after Ostara I started to manifest. ‘The Dance’ was finished and blessed on Beltane 2019 and for me has become the essence of ‘The Dance’ between the lord and the lady, light and dark, sacred feminine and sacred masculine, blessing us all with love and light.
These words from Ben evoke the essence of this piece of sacred art:
Wisdom grows within the land,
Witches circle hand in hand,
Waken all the old ways back,
Do not hide in shadows black,
The moon doth glow and vibrant bright,
Awaken all ye into life”
Every aspect of a landscape is sacred and awake. You can here the call of the old ways when standing in ancient monuments, Witches gather here, work here.
In the woods under the pale moon light, witches come, gather and lift the blanket of illusion, which is the human mundane reality is then pulled back to reveal a world of magic.
This piece is inspired by the ancient ways of the land and spirit path. The lady and lord hidden within the wilds where we gather to praise and sing their names. Naomi has captured the spirit of place, connecting to the depths of Jersey. This piece hides within it magic that is natural and aligned with the spirits and the ancestors. This is based on two sacred landscapes which have come together to inspire all those who wish to listen.
This journey is not for the faint hearted it is beautiful and deadly all at once. Can you reach the paths end? Is there a paths end? Search and you will find, ask and you shall receive…..there is magic there but I can not tell you, you have to find it yourself.
Words and poem written by Ben De Veulle Filleul