I am very happy that you are here!
And I hope that we can connect either via a workshop, a training, a session, a ceremony or in the dance! I am travelling on a regular basis so if you don’t hear from me straight away, it is very likely I am at a place where there is no wi-fi connection. However I do check my emails regularly so I will aim to get back to you within 24 hours.
In a nutshell
I am a Priestess of Avalon and of Rhiannon, the Goddess of Love.
Mother of three, and originally from the Netherlands, I live in Glastonbury and serve Goddess as movement meditation workshop facilitator, teacher of the sacred mysteries, tantric massage therapist, shadow huntress and sexual healer. I also have a history as a natural active birth worker and doula.
I hold ceremonies and workshops in the UK and abroad as part of the Path of Love: the Mirror of the Goddess within and all around us, grounded in the indigenous spirituality of the Celtic/European Lands.
I also facilitate individual and couple healing sessions, and run the fully accredited Priestess of Rhiannon training over several years, as well as a year long empowerment Soul Quest ‘Brotherhood of Rhiannon’ for men.
I am director and creator of The Magdalene Mystery School where we work with movement, touch, breath, sound, intimacy and meditation. Flowing into the space of holding what is, clearing what no longer serves, and envisioning what will become with loving intention and embodiment of Goddess. Starting in 2018, the Magdalene Mystery School will be endorsing several highly recommended trainings and affiliated events held by initiated Priestesses and Priests of Rhiannon, so watch our space.
The spiral dancer
Many people ask me what this symbol represents. It was especially designed by me as a way of marking my initiation as a Priestess of the Goddess. It is a combination of the great triple spiral, found in many ancient sacred sites around the world, and representing the Triple aspect of the Goddess; Maiden, Mother, Crone, and the spiral of life, death and rebirth. The upper part also represents the faces of the moon, and the lower part is the eye of the Goddess. All of it forms the symbol of a dancing woman and signifies that I walk Her ways.
The Goddess Conference
This year is the third year in which Marion van Eupen and I are the organisers of the Goddess Conference, the fabulous and world-renowned weeklong Goddess celebration pilgrimage in August. Now it it’s 23rd year, this conference has been the trailblazing event that has birthed the Temple and Priestess trainings here in Glastonbury as well as inspired other Conferences, trainings Temples and events world wide. I’ve been attending this fabulous Goddess celebration for two decades and have been a part of the weaving, holding and creating as ceremonialist for 16 years. Filled with ceremony, art, music and a cornucopia of amazing presentations and workshops, this great international meeting of Goddess loving people from all over the world is a privilege to help create and hold in Glastonbury. If you are interested in attending or finding out more, please look here.
I look forward to welcoming you at The Goddess Conference 2019 which is themed: SUN LOVER GODDESS.
The Motherworld is the society where mothers and the values of mothering – love, care and support for each other, and for our Mother Earth and all Her creatures and nature, are placed in the centre of our lives, rather than being left out on the periphery. The Motherworld is not some sort of returning to an imagined far away past, but a forward movement to a new kind of mother-centred community, where all are valued, supported and appreciated, and where we can experiment together with new ideas and forms.
The primary values for the new Motherworld are:
Honouring Mother Earth as a living being. Love for each other, nurture, kindness, support, respect, care, compassion. Honouring all forms of mothering, honouring fathers, and the celebration and nurture of children and young people. Protecting and taking care of the earth, water, fire, air and space in Her world.
The Magdalene Mystery School is a part of the Motherworld, and is a Motherworld enterprise.