Joanna Bristow Watkins

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  • Ancient Egyptian Ceremony of Transformation through Anpu (Anubis), 4th September 2018

    Anubis poster by Jacqui Taliesin El Masri

    Tuesday 4th September is the Ancient Egyptian Ceremony of Transformation through Anpu (Anubis). Some sources show this Festival in the alternative date of 22nd September.
     
    An MP3 Meditation to overcome negative behaviour patterns is available from the Harmony Shop. The Egyptians believed that when a deceased soul entered the Halls of Amenti they would undergo a ceremony involving the metaphorical weighing of the heart (of the deceased) against Maat's feather, whereby the weight of the heart represents the degree to which the deceased lived in truth (that is how much he/she has sinned, the more he/she had sinned the heavier the heart). The meditation guides you through a journey with Anpu to see how you would fare if your heart was weighed against Maat's feather at this point in your life. This meditation was devised for 4th September, which being a Festival of Anpu would add emphasis, but can be used anytime.
     
    Anpu is the illegitimate child of Nebt-Het (Nephthys), born of her clandestine union with Asar (Osiris) but raised as the son of Set. Cast out when his true lineage was discovered, he became associated with dark and lonely places, a wanderer through the shadow-realm between life and death, Anpu therefore bearing witness to the darker side of mortality. He seeks out those lost souls who find themselves without guidance after their demise. He guards the Entrance to the Underworld, presided over by his true father Asar.  Hence, all who die will find themselves in the presence of this mysterious Jackel-headed God, who escorts them away from this world and to the gates of the next. 
     
    A laminated poster of Anpu (Anubis) by Jacqui Taliesin El Masri of Alkhemi.co.uk is also available from the Harmony Shop along with other Egyptian Deity posters by Jacqui.
  • Celestial Forecast May 2024

    Significant dates from ancient folklore and dates on which you can 'tune in' to higher frequencies, shown in green
    Times shown are UK times (GMT/UT+1), click here to convert to your local time
    Selected Events (Harmony Healing and other events as notified) in black

    May CF is readyMay is a month when our Pagan heritage breaks through into parochial folklore. 1st May is Beltane, also known as May Day, with the UK Bank Holiday being the first Monday of the month. Beltane a Pagan Festival still celebrated in parishes across the country featuring elaborate traditions involving May Poles, floral-dressed girls bedecked with flower garlands, Morris Dancers, Green Man imagery, hobby horses etc. We usher in the promise of sunshine and summer as we welcome green shoots and abundant blossom everywhere, not least the Mayflower (Hawthorn) associated with the old adage, ne'er cast a clout till May be out (which I always assumed meant the month itself)...

    The month could be named after Maia, a Greek Goddess linked with the land, fertility and growth. To the Anglo-Saxons, it was called Thrimilci, the month when cows could be milked three times a day due to constant grazing on abundant new grass.

    During May, as well as our own British Traditional Pagan Festivals (1st, 4th, 16th, 29th) plus Mental Health Awareness Week (13th-19th) and we can look forward to Roman (1st, 9th & 15th), Egyptian (14th) & Romani/French (24th) celebrations. Skywatchers can enjoy the Aquariid Meteors peaking on the 5th May. Our Full Moon Online Guided Meditation is 7.30-9.30pm UK time on Thursday 23rd May.

    We have Surrey Forest Bathing events with Bluebells at Harry Edwards on Saturday 4th May (for a group of up to 10 people) and Sunday 19th May. We can organise other dates subject to availability of the site.

    May Day BeltaneWednesay 1st Mayis May Day andBeltane - a Celtic word meaning 'fires of Bel' (Bel was a Celtic deity). It is a fire festival that celebrates the coming of summer and the fertility of the coming year. Celtic festivals often tied in with the needs of the community. In springtime, at the beginning of the farming calendar, everybody would be hoping for a fruitful year for their fields and hence also their families. Beltane rituals would often include courting: for example, young men and women collecting blossoms in the woods and lighting fires in the evening. These rituals would often lead to matches and marriages, either immediately or in the coming summer or autumn.

    Festivals frequently on the early May Bank Holiday in the UK (the first Monday on/after 1st May), when many towns and villages offering May Day celebrations.

    Jack in the Green procession, Hastings, 2022

    Jack in the Green Festival is held in Hastings, with four days of festivities around the May Day weekend, this year Friday 3rd - Monday 6th May. ​​​​​Since its revival in the 1980s the festival has become synonymous with the town of Hastings and is now one of its largest events. T

    Over the long weekend there is morris dancing around the town, a traditional ceilidh and a sunrise ceremony to welcome in the dawn of summer on Monday 1st May. Bank holiday Monday is the highlight as the town turns green. A grand procession leads the giant foliage-covered Jack through the Old Town and up to the West Hill, where he is eventually 'slain' and the spirit of summer is released! Image of the jack in the Green on the street parade, when we visited in 2022.

    Hastings Jack in the Green is a hugely popular event so local roads and the A21 can get congested and car parking around the town is limited. 

    Bona Dea 1st MayWednesday 1st Maywas also the annual Roman Festival of Bona Dea. In Roman mythology, Bona Dea (literally "the good goddess") was the goddess of fertility, healing, virginity, and women. She was the daughter of the god Faunus and was associated with supplying medicinal healing herbs in her temple garden. Bona Dea was traditionally invoked for freedom from slavery; many of her worshippers were freed slaves and plebeians, and several were women seeking aid in sickness or for fertility. This Festival was celebrated by women only!

    Veneration of the ThornSaturday 4th May, is the festival of the Veneration of the Thorn at which the Hawthorn is honoured.

    This is a festival of modern origin that may have been adapted from the night of Lunantisidhe on 16th May, honouring the fairy spirits of Hawthorns.

    Holy bushes and trees marking sacred places and wells are acknowledged and new scraps of cloth are tied to their branches. 

    Bluebells at HESaturday 4th May,11am - 2pm, the last chance this year for a private bluebell Forest Bathing session with friemds in the grounds of Harry Edward's Healing Sanctuary for a group of up to 10 people, £333. Larger groups available, enquire for cost details.

    Immerse yourself in the healing elements of nature and connect deeply with all your senses. Spend three hours in the woods mindfully connecting to your surroundings and living fully in the present moment, guided in simple sensory exercises: smell the bluebells, stroke the bark, listen to the birds. The session culminates with a treelaxation, our unique nature meditation under the canopy of trees. A deeply relaxing and rejuvenating experience, and which, despite the title forest bathing,does not involve any swimming!  Join with your friends, family or colleagues and enjoy the glorious bluebells together.

    Some of the scientifically proven benefits of spending time in woodland include reduced stress levels, stronger immune system response, and a stabilised cortisol cycle.

    This 3-hour session which will take place in all weathers except high winds or electrical storms. Book via our the Harmony shop. Email  to go on our forest bathing mailing list.

    AquaridsSunday 5th/Monday 6th May (specifically Sunday night / Monday morning) is the peak of the ETA Aquariid Meteor Shower,see rmg.org or EarthSky Website.Predominantly, this is a pre-dawn shower, that is one where the meteors may occur in the dark hour before dawn.

    The best display will rain down on the morning of the 6th May (between midnight on the 5th and dawn on the 6th) and with New moon on the 8th May, there will be minimal light pollution so visibility could be good, but these ETA Aquariids can appear any time between 24th April and 20th May. 

    Sham El Nassim 5th AprilMonday 6th May,in Egypt, is the ancient festival of Sham El Nassim (literally meaning "smelling of the breeze") which dates back to Pharaonic times (about 2700 BC) although it is celebrated on the Coptic Easter Monday, generally a week after our Easter Monday, but this year over a month later.

    It's not seen as a religious festival as it's a National Holiday for both Egyptian Christians and Muslims.

    Traditional activities include painting eggs, picnicking, and eating feseekh (fermented mullet). 

    Wednesday 8th May @ 04:21 (Tuesday night/Wednesday morning) is a Beltane New Supermoon. Pagan Dark Moon 13th 2

    The New Moon Abundance Ritual should be carried out within 24 hours after the New Moon. 

    It needs to be after the New Moon because the moon should be waxing (getting bigger again) to carry the manifestation energy. 

    There are video instructions on my Facebook Page and/or You Tube Page.

    New Moon is a good time to work on your Vision Board for the rest of 2024.

    9th May LemuriaThursday 9th Mayis the Roman Festival of Lemuria.

    This involved a ritual by the Master (or Mistress) of the House with nine black beans(!) to honour the Lemures – spirits of those who died unnatural or violent deaths.

    I wondered if it was connected to the ancient land of Lemuria,believed to have been situated in the Pacific area near Hawaii, and a possible belief by the Romans that the land may have been destroyed violently (legend says that, like Atlantis, a disaster such as volcanic eruption or flood caused its destruction). 

    1st May Surrey daySaturday 11th May is Surrey Day here in our locality, usually held on the first Saturday after the Bank Holiday May.

    The sixth annual Surrey Day takes place on Saturday 11th May, 2024, led by Visit Surrey and partners BBC Radio Surrey, Surrey Life Magazine, Surrey Lieutenancy and Local Food Surrey.

    Surrey Day is a huge, inclusive initiative to which everyone is invited! Details on the Visit Surrey website. 

    mhaw24 social post 02 square 0Monday 13th - Sunday 19th May is Mental Health Awareness Week here in the UK, and the theme this year is “Movement: Moving more for our mental health”.

    According to the website:

    Movement is important for our mental health. But so many of us struggle to move enough. We know there are many different reasons for this, so this Mental Health Awareness Week we want to help people to find moments for movement in their daily routines. Going for a walk in your neighbourhood, putting on your favourite music and dancing around the living room, chair exercises when you’re watching television – it all counts!

    Panegyric of IsisTuesday 14th May is the Egyptian Celebration known as the Panegyric of Isis, when Aset (Isis) found Asar (Osiris) and duly celebrated.

    Offerings of wine, bread and milk are made and traditionally Auset is praised for her gifts.  It is a happy time for celebrating quests in life.

    Informative laminated posters of Isis, by Jacqui Taliesin El Masry from Alkhemi, are available to purchase from the Harmony Shop.

    Argei 15 MayWednesday 15th Mayis the Ancient Roman Ceremony of Argei.At this festival, 27 human-shaped bundles of rushes, known as Argei were carried in an anti-clockwise procession through the city; possibly in a ritual undertaken as a substitute for human sacrifice. Finally, the Vestal Virgins were thrown the Argeiinto the River Tiber from the Bridge of Sublicius.

    16th MayThursday 16th Mayhonouring the fairy spirits of hawthorns. Lunantisidhe honours the fairy spirits of Hawthorns (whitethorns as opposed to the blackthorns venerated at Samhain).

    Holy bushes and trees marking sacred places and wells are acknowledged and new scraps of cloth are tied to their branches.

    Bluebells at HESunday 19th May,11am - 2pm, Forest Bathing in the grounds of Harry Edward's Healing Sanctuary at a cost per person of £39.77.

    Immerse yourself in the healing elements of nature and connect deeply with all your senses. We will take you on a 2½ hour journey through the beautiful landscaped park, nestled in this little known oasis of calm within Greater London. Through a selection of simple sensory activities, you will learn how to enhance your perceptions and slow down to focus on what could easily be missed. We end with a treelaxtion;  a deeply relaxing and rejuvenating experience, and which, despite the title forest bathing, does not involve any swimming!

    Some of the scientifically proven benefits of spending time in woodland include reduced stress levels, stronger immune system response, and a stabilised cortisol cycle.  Join us for this wonderfully nurturing session on the final day of Mental Health Awareness Week.

    This session which will take place in all weathers except high winds or electrical storms. Book via Harmony Healing shop. Email  to go on our forest bathing mailing list.   

    Thursday 23rd May is Flower Moon @ 14:53 UK time.Flower Moon Meditation 2023

    Between Full Moon and the next New Moon is considered as a good time energetically for detoxing the body. 

    See below for our monthly Full Moon Personal and Global Healing & Unity Consciousness Live Virtual Meditation or, if you prefer instructions to meditate alone, see Angela McGerr's Full Moon Meditation with Gabrielfrom Angela McGerr's book A Harmony of Angels; signed copies of which are available from the Harmony Shop 

    May Full Moon meditationThursday 23rd May, 7.30-9.30pm UK Time (GMT+1 which is also UT+1) is our Full Moon Unity Consciousness Meditation.

    During this session, we connect with other like-minded people and together we work through a mindful chakra balancing process using colours and etheric crystals, with the aim that all participants will experience a degree of unity consciousness. Participants all receive a deeply healing experience. Cost to participate is £20 by online BACS payment (£1 admin fee added for PayPal, concessions to RSE/VFoA graduates), book at the Harmony Shop.

    This activity serves as a good taster of Joanna's work in general and the virtual format of our Zoom based programme. And, most importantly, it's a step towards making a difference to the global predicament. To find out how working on your own spiritual consciousness can help humanity and the planet by raising the overall human consciousness levels, see Joanna's You Tube explanation.

    24 May Festival of the 3 MarysFriday 24th May is the Romani and Christian Festival of the Three Marysat Sainte-Maries-de-la-Mar, on the south coast of France. Here landed Mary Magdalene, Mary Jacob (the sister of Our Lady) and Mary Salome (mother of James and John).

    A local Chieftain, Sara the Kali, had a vision of their arrival and by spreading her cloak over the rough sea ensured their safe arrival. 

    29th May Oak Apple DayWednesday 29th May is the English Folk Festival of Oak Apple Day; held in honour of oak trees after Charles II escaped from Cromwell’s army by hiding in an oak tree. Oak leaves are worn until midday.

    In May 1660, Oak Apple Day or Royal Oak Day was a declared as a formal public holiday, to be celebrated in England on 29th May to commemorate the restoration of the English Monarchy.

    Although it was formally abolished in 1869, until national lockdown, the day was still celebrated in some parts of the country and is alternatively known as Shick Shack Day. Oak and Nettle Day, Yak Bob Day or Arbour tree Day.

    Acknowledgments

    Moonwise Calendar 2022Celestial Forecast is compiled by Joanna Bristow-Watkins of Harmony Healing, the original is published at Joanna's Monthly Celestial Forecasts. It is created using many sources but notably the Moonwise Calendar and Lia Leendertz's various Almanacs. Whilst considerable effort is made to ensure accuracy, this is not an exact science and sources are sometimes contradictory!

    These monthly Celestial Forecasts (CF) can be accessed via the drop-down box on the right. They are sent out to the main mailing list and CF subscribers a few days before the month starts. 

    Extracts from the Celestial Forecast are reproduced in Glyden Magick, an online magazine offered via Gylden Fellowship which is a fabulous resource for Neo-Pagans (particularly in the South of England when physical meet-ups can resume).

    To subscribe to the detailed Blog updates (headed with a title detailing the occasion/event so you can choose whether to open it or not), featuring New and Full Moon, meteor showers, eclipses and other meteorological events, interesting anniversaries, ancient festival dates plus notification of dates of numerological significance, sign up here. The nature of the Blog means that whenever there are several key dates in close succession, there will be frequent mailings. 

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    Through Harmony Healing, Joanna utilises the philosophies of the Ancient Egyptians, in the form of Reyad Sekh Em® (RSE) Level 1 Egyptian Alchemy Healing. Featuring four online modules of Khemitology (Ancient Egyptology according to the indigenous oral traditions), Violet Flame of Amenti, Mindful Chakra Balancing & Essene AngelologyMissed sessions are fully recorded so that registrations are possible at any time. Reyad Sekh Em (RSE) Level 1 costs £266 and run about three times a year. the individual modules are stand-alone and cost either £88 or £66, hence the RSE 1 package offers a cost saving.

    These are interspersed by her one month Lunar Cycle Alignment Programmes. She is also an intuitive healer offering 1-2-1 distant healings and readings, plus MP3 recordings. She is a fully qualified Fotrest Bathing guide, offering Forest Bathing sessions in the Surrey Hills of England. Joanna acts as the retailer for her sister, Angela Mcgerr's, best selling angelogy books and angel card sets. The are mostly now out-of-print, but Joanna still has some unused copies as well as pre-used versions of many of the card sets, see the Harnony Shop for the full details.

  • Friday 4th September, Ancient Egyptian Ceremony of Transformation through Anpu (Anubis)

    Anubis poster by Jacqui Taliesin El Masri

    Friday 4th September is the Ancient Egyptian Ceremony of Transformation through Anpu (Anubis). Some sources show this Festival in the alternative date of 22nd September. Image right of Anpu (Anubis) is from Wikipedia is by Jeff Dahl [CC BY-SA 4.0]. Joanna was interviewed by Linda Lang from ThoughtChange for their Mystical Side of Life Podcast series - see it on YouTube or for audio go to Anchor.
     
    An MP3 Meditation to overcome negative behaviour patterns is available from the Harmony Shop. The Egyptians believed that when a deceased soul entered the Halls of Amenti they would undergo a ceremony involving the metaphorical weighing of the heart (of the deceased) against Maat's feather, whereby the weight of the heart represents the degree to which the deceased lived in truth (that is how much he/she has sinned, the more he/she had sinned the heavier the heart). The meditation guides you through a journey with Anpu to see how you would fare if your heart was weighed against Maat's feather at this point in your life. This meditation was devised for 4th September, which being a Festival of Anpu would add emphasis, but can be used anytime.
     
    Anpu is the illegitimate child of Nebt-Het (Nephthys), born of her clandestine union with Ausar (Asar, Wzr, Osiris) but raised as the son of Set. Cast out when his true lineage was discovered, he became associated with dark and lonely places, a wanderer through the shadow-realm between life and death, Anpu therefore bearing witness to the darker side of mortality. He seeks out those lost souls who find themselves without guidance after their demise. He guards the Entrance to the Underworld, presided over by his true father Ausar.  Hence, all who die will find themselves in the presence of this mysterious Jackel-headed God, who escorts them away from this world and to the gates of the next.  
     
    An informative poster of Anpu (Anubis) by Jacqui Taliesin El Masry is available from the Harmony Shop along with other Egyptian Deity posters by Jacqui.
     

    By keeping traditions, ancient communities in Egypt retained a sense of harmony and connection, thereby bringing balance and wellbeing into their lives. Harmony Healing utilises the philosophies of the Ancient Egyptians to bring balance and harmony.

    The next virtual healing circle is 7.30-9.30pm (UK time),1st October. Reyad Sekh Em (RSE) Egyptian Alchemy Healing Level 1 is now availale as virtual interactive training modules, details on Harmony Healing Virtual Events. Currently, due to Coronavirus, most events will be virtual hence distant readings and healings are proving popular. We don't recommend giving a reading or healing to another person, without first checking whether it would be welcomed. 

    To receive regular Blog updates (headed with a title detailing the occasion or event so that you can choose whether to open it or not), featuring New and Full Moon, meteor showers, eclipses and other meteorological events, interesting anniversaries, ancient festival dates plus notification of dates of numerological significance, sign up for the Harmony Healing e-newsletters above or at the top of any page of this Harmony Healing website. The nature of the Blog (i.e. 13th - 23rd September this month) means that whenever there are several key dates in close succession, there will be frequent mailings. The sender e-mail address is  (and the sender will show as Joanna Bristow-Watkins @ Harmony Healing). You may need to add this email to your safe list and check your junk filter initially.

  • Monday 28th August, Summer Bank Holiday in the UK

    30 Aug Notting Hill CarnivalMonday 28th August is Summer Bank Holiday in the UK. It falls on the final Monday of August.

    In the United Kingdom, most workers have a day off work or school and the banks are closed. The Bank Holidays Act of 1871 introduced the August Bank Holiday to give bank clerks and shop people a day of relaxation not connected to holy days such as Christmas. This has morphed into a three-day weekend before the school summer holidays finish.

    In Scotland, the Summer Bank Holiday is the first Monday in August and, originally, this was the case for the whole UK. However, in 1971, after a five-year trial period, in England, Wales and Northern Ireland it was permanently moved to the final Monday of August.

    Generally, the Summer Bank Holiday is marked by the Notting Hill Carnival, held in the Ladbroke Grove area of London. In 2019, it was over my birthday weekend and there were 2.5 million attendees, 40,000 volunteers and 9,000 police on duty. It's the largest street festival in Europe, and the second-biggest street Notting Hill Carnival was founded by London’s Caribbean community in 1964 to celebrate Caribbean culture, and has maintained a Caribbean flavour. Typically there would be numerous fun and entertaining activities and a grand parade with amazingly colourful costumes. For this year's events, see VisitLondon.com.

    If you have children, weather permitting (avoid woodland locations in heavy winds), it's a great day to take them out on a nature trail at a local park, beauty spot, National Trust or woodland location. 

    In the last 30 years, evidence originally collected from Japan but with more and more global corroboration, has shown that spending time in nature, mindfully, and engaging the senses, has a measurable therapeutic affect (see the Forest Bathing section of our Harmony Shop for more about this concept and Surrey events we are offering for adults).

    As qualified Forest Bathing Guides, we are able to offer some suggestions on how to engage children with nature in a fun way that will also benefit their health and wellbeing.

    To appreciate the complete healing experience of nature, you will be encouraging them to stay still in places. Make sure you have lots of spare layers to keep them warm, and maybe pack a flask of hot drink. Don’t be put off if the weather isn't sunny, pack some waterproof trousers and take a waterproof picnic rug for sitting on the ground, plus some spare dry socks. You'll need some water too and I recommend a wet flannel in an old sandwich box, great for dirty hands later! 

    Instilling respect and care for nature means we need to take thoughtful actions for the environment such as leaving things as we find them and always taking any litter home with you.

    Once you've persuaded your kids into their decent walking shoes, or even wellies, here are some ideas from our forest bathing practice to help you turn the experience into more than just a pleasant walk in the woods. Of course, these can work for adults too...

    Start by turning off all electronic devices!  Yes, I know, a big ask in today's society, but essential if you really want to observe the minutiae of what is going on around you.

    Try to move slowly through the forest, so you don't miss anything, really encourage the children to concentrate and notice the details around them. 

    HE 30th May 2021Find somewhere to base yourselves for a while, put down your picnic mat or take some fold up chairs with you. Take some nice deep breaths, extending your outbreath to match or even exceed the inbreath; this helps your body relax. This is especially helpful of they are somewhat boisterous, but they still need extra calming, you can spend a few minutes getting them to tense, for a count of three, and relax each part of their body. Start with the feet, ankles and knees, moving up upwards (tensing the buttocks always guarantees a giggle or two), through the chest, shoulders, arms and fists, and ending with the face. Smiling as strong as you can and then releasing the mouth and ending by scrunching their eyes tight shut and then opening them again.

    Engage the children by focussing on the senses.  What can you see, hear, smell, touch? 

    Things to see, hear & touch

    Look out for woodland wildlife. If you have competitive children, you can keep a score of what you see - 5 points for animals such as squirrels and birds, 10 for deer, 1 for insects, such as beetles, bugs, woodlice and butterflies.

    Watch a particular spot for a few minutes and see how much movement is taking place even on a calm day with minimal wind. Can you identify the sounds that accompany the movement?

    Untitled designLook at the many different shades of green, how many can you spot?

    Notice the many varied textures around you. You can encourage the children to touch mosses and bark, but make sure they wipe their hands afterwards (hence the flannel). The image on the right shows Joanna and Katie (who together run Harmony In Nature) examining the texture of tree mosses and lichens at Newlands Corner, Guildford.

    You can suggest they imagine what it is like to be a tree, with their roots firmly planted in the ground and unable to run around. 

    It can be fun to make a game of familiarising ourselves with different tree species, teaching your children how to identify oak leaves and the wide canopy and stately trunk of most English Oaks and to spot the pale bark of the silver birch, and the distinctive leaves of the sycamore and chestnuts. You can revisit this activity later in the year when the acorns, twizzling sycamore seeds, conkers and sweet chestnuts are more apparent.

    Persevere for as long as you feel comfortable and are enjoying the activities. Whilst an adult session should last two to three hours for maximum wellbeing benefit, for children that might be too long. Aim for twenty minutes to an hour depending on your children's age and their concentration span.

    Fun family activities, especially in the tranquil setting of nature, can be really beneficial for your health and wellbeing.

    For adults wanting to attend one of our formal Forest Bathing sessions, we have availability left on our September 3-hour Forest Bathing Session at the private woodland within Harry Edwards Healing Sanctuary (11am - 2pm, £39.77) on Thursday 21st September.

    Contact Joanna for details, costs and availability if you would like to consider offering bespoke nature and woodland connection events at your venue or on your private land.

    Generally, Bank Holidays allow families to spend time together, helping to bring balance and wellbeing into people's lives.

    Harmony Healing utilises the philosophies of the Ancient Egyptians to bring balance and harmony. If you are interested in Ancient Egypt, Joanna Bristow-Watkins (Harmony Healing) is a Reyad Sekh Em® Egyptian Alchemy Healer and Teaching Mentor. Reyad Sekh Em® is an ultra high vibration healing system combining ancient Egyptian philosophies, alchemy, angelic elemental healing rays, sound vibration, sacred breathing and etheric crystalline energies. Reyad Sekh Em (RSE) Level 1 Egyptian Alchemy Healing features four online modules of Khemitology (Ancient Egyptology according to the indigenous oral traditions), Violet Flame of Amenti, Mindful Chakra Balancing & Essene Angelology.Missed sessions are fully recorded so that late registrations or are possible. Reyad Sekh Em (RSE) Level 1 costs £266 and run about three times a year. the individual modules are stand-alone and cost either £88 or £66, hence the RSE 1 Package offers a cost saving. Since the zoom sessions are recorded, it is possible to study the interactive material at any time.

    Through Harmony Healing, Joanna offers a wider spectrum of events designed to nurture your welbeing. If you are looking for regular spiritually enlightening activities which help to connect you with the lunar cycle,we have our monthly Full Moon Guided Healing Meditations. The next ones are Wednesday 30th August (Blue Moon & Supermoon) and Thursday 28th September (Supermoon)at 7.30-9.30pm (UK time = GMT +1). Participants all receive a deeply healing experience. Cost to participate is £20 by online BACS payment (£1 admin fee added for PayPal) or half price to RSE graduates. Book at the Harmony Shop.

    During these monthly session, we connect with other like-minded people and together we work through a mindful chakra balancing process using colours and etheric crystals, with the aim that all participants will experience a degree of unity consciousness. This activity serves as a good taster of my work in general and the virtual format of our Zoom based programme. And, most importantly, it's a step towards making a difference to the global predicament.

    Other services
    Within Surrey, via Harmony In Nature, we facilitate Forest Bathing Sessions to help adults reconnect with nature and reap the therapeutic benefits. 

    MP3 meditations and distant readings and healings are popular and we offer Harmony Healing Vouchers for any value for use on Harmony Healing services and Harmony in Nature vouchers for Forest Bathing vouchers.

    To receive regular Blog updates (headed with a title detailing the occasion or event so that you can choose whether to open it or not), featuring New and Full Moon, meteor showers, eclipses and other meteorological events, interesting anniversaries, ancient festival dates plus notification of dates of numerological significance, sign up for the Harmony Healing e-newsletters above or at the top of any page of this Harmony Healing website. The nature of the Blog means that whenever there are several key dates in close succession, there will be frequent mailings. The sender e-mail address is  (and the sender will show as Joanna Bristow-Watkins @ Harmony Healing). You may need to add this email to your safe list and check your junk filter initially.

  • New Moon New Vision - starting 1st April

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    Set your intentions this New Moon!

    The influence of the moon is well documented. From Dr Tom White’s pioneering work on circadian and circalunar rhythms, the effect of lunar cycles on menstruation, and Ferris Jabr’s studies of marine wildlife, to the ancient lore of the zodiac, angels, and the Mansions of the Moon.

    The impact of the full moon on natural processes is well-known - something our ancestors recognised with names drawn from ancient life. The flower moon signified the start of spring, the frost moon heralded the first frost and the harvest moon, the time to bring in the produce. The Druids had numerous ceremonies celebrating the power of the moon.

    Many myths and legends are based on the moon - tales of werewolves, words such as ‘lunatic’ and the notion of the Blue Moon. And it’s not just in the West. The Japanese celebrate Tsukimi or 'Moon Viewing’ every Full Moon. Even now, many people feel restless during a Full Moon, and as we can block out natural light with blinds and eye masks, we realise – it’s more than light, it’s energy.

    Lunar Cycle imageNew Moon, New Vision

    Our rejuvenation programme begins and ends with the New Moon.

    We start on the New Moon of 1st April through to 30th April. We pass through the phases of the moon, drawing on the moon’s energies and sharing ours in return.

    The programme includes distant attunements to the Sun, Moon, and Earth, the zodiac signs of Aries and Taurus (and their Guardian Angels Machidiel and Tual respectively) and the New Chinese Zodiac of the blue water Tiger (started 2nd February), plus Beltane Eve celebrations.

    We will create a supportive space for a select group of participants and build on strengthening our intuition and resolve, drawing on ancient wisdom to balance our chakras, align ourselves to the moon cycle and to create our best life.

    We will also include additional tools, with vision boards, new moon abundance rituals and the power of crystals and nature.

     

    Friday 1st April, New Moon @ 07:27; start of our New Year New Moon Lunar Cycle Alignment Programme

    We use an active WhatsApp group to work through the 28 Mansions of the Moon, (as identified in my sister Angela McGerr's Angel Almanac) and connect with the daily guardians of the lunar cycle.  This enables us to utilise the supportive energy of each lunar phase to move through life, embracing new opportunities.

    Attuned and Aligned This is a fun and participative event, with members of the group supporting each other throughout. Participants will be joining from their homes, with at least 6 online group mentoring sessions with e-mail and What's App support. 

    We ran the course three times in 2021. Eight of the original participants chose to repeat the course a second time, and three repeated it for a third. we ran it again Sunday 2nd January - Tuesday 1st February, three repeated it again.

    What's your commitment?
    1) Live Zoom calls

    All timings are UK time = GMT + 1 (Check your time zone)
    Friday 1st April, 7.30-9.30 pm - Welcome Call, introducing the programme and the Vision Board template
    Saturday 16th April (Easter weekend), 7.30-9.30 pm - Full Moon Chakra Balancing & Unity Consciousness Meditation
    Saturday 30th April, 7.30-9.30 pm - Eve of Beltane Ceremony, Closing session & discussion. Final attunement & follow-up.

    2) Recorded Zoom calls

    Play at leisure on the respective day:

    Saturday 9th April - introducing the next lunar phase & Vision Board progress update
    Saturday 23rd April - introducing the final lunar phase & Vision Board progress update

    Distant Attunements  

    These will be completed by Joanna at her home and received by you wherever you are situated

    Attunement to the Angels Gabriel & Ophaniel, to guide your person lunar journey through the programme on Friday 1st April, including Chinese Zodiac & Aries
    Equilibrium Attunement into Earth, Moon, Sun, Stars & constellations  plus Zodiacs of Aries & Taurus on Saturday 16th April
    Final Attunement on Saturday 30th April into the Earth, Moon, Sun, Stars, plus Taurus


    Ongoing Community Support via WhatsApp group 
    A weekly ritual with the Angelic Guardian as we move into each new lunar phase and a daily Mansion of the Moon affirmation with the angelic guardians of the day.

    Testimonials

    Working through a lunar cycle with a supportive group has a really beneficial impact, here's what two previous participants had to say:-

    “Such positive stuff for everyday living!” - Yvonne Oaks, London, February 2021

    “The course has so many dimensions to it…I thoroughly enjoyed it” Benjamin Mills-Glover, Sheffield, December 2021

    Find out more, and book, at the Harmony Shop, Events & Courses or click on the linked banner above.

    Other services

    Through Harmony Healing, Joanna offers a wider spectrum of events designed to nurture your welbeing. If you are looking for regular spiritually enlightening activities which help to connect you with the lunar cycle, we have our monthly Full Moon Guided Healing Meditations. The next one is Saturday 16th April (Easter Saturday) at 7.30-9.30pm (UK time = GMT). Participants all receive a deeply healing experience. Cost to participate is £20 by online BACS payment (small admin fee added for PayPal) or half price to RSE graduates. There are multi-buy packages for regular attendees. Book at the Harmony Shop.

    Harmony Healing utilises the philosophies of the Ancient Egyptians, in the form of Reyad Sekh Em (RSE) Egyptian Alchemy Healing, to bring balance and harmony. Reyad Sekh Em (RSE) Level 1 -our current interactive training course series started 17th February with Khemitology and completes 30th March with Essene Angelolgy. Modules are run three times per year and are recorded, so it is possible to start by watching the recordings and participating fully in the next series.

    Within Surrey, via Harmony In Nature, we facilitate Forest Bathing+ Sessions to help adults reconnect with nature and reap the therapeutic benefits.

    Currently, MP3 meditations and distant readings and healings are proving popular and we offer Harmony Healing Vouchers for any value for use on Harmony Healing services  andHarmony in Nature vouchers for Forest Bathing vouchers (£35).

    To receive regular Blog updates (headed with a title detailing the occasion or event so that you can choose whether to open it or not), featuring New and Full Moon, meteor showers, eclipses and other meteorological events, interesting anniversaries, ancient festival dates plus notification of dates of numerological significance, sign up for the Harmony Healing e-newsletters above or at the top of any page of this Harmony Healing website. The nature of the Blog means that whenever there are several key dates in close succession, there will be frequent mailings. The sender e-mail address is  (and the sender will show as Joanna Bristow-Watkins @ Harmony Healing). You may need to add this email to your safe list and check your junk filter initially. 

  • Starting next month: Thursday 11th January, New Year New Moon New Vision Lunar Cycle Alignment Programme

    thumbnail new year new moon new visionNext month on Thursday 11th January our annual New Year New Moon New Vision Lunar Cycle Alignment Programme (LCAP) starts on the New Moon (peaks at 13:57).

    New Moon is a good time to work on your Vision Board (downloadable instructions on this page) for 2024. Hopefully a more supportive global environment will start to take shape.

    We also include the New Moon Abundance Ritual,which should be carried out within 24 hours after the New Moon. It needs to be after the New Moon because the moon should be waxing (getting bigger again) to carry the manifestation energy. There are video instructions on my Facebook Page or You Tube Page.

    Aligning ourselves with the moon cycle is very therapeutic, hence being aware of the New Moon (good for starting new projects) and Full Moon (a good time for bringing projects to a conclusion) is excellent for bringing harmony and wellbeing into our lives. 

    Boost the year with some direction and support from a nurturing group of like-minded individuals. 

    This New Year New Moon New Vision is a mentoring programme through the first lunar cycle of the calendar year. This includes distant attunements to the Moon (New Moons on Thursday 11th January and Saturday 9th February plus Full Moon on Thursday 25th January), and featuring an elemental ritual Imbolc ceremony on 1st/2nd February. Furthermore, the final New Moon of the course in February is a Super New Moon carrying even stronger energy than usual.

    Costing £177 (£155 if booked before 31.12.23 and with generous concessions for my students and course repeaters). 

    Find out more via our YouTube Video and the details below.

    Lunar Alignment
    This lunar cycle programme applies the transformational properties of spiritual alchemy to help you feel rejuvenated. It's a special one lunar month empowerment and attunement programme combining the solar & lunar balancing with various ceremonies throughout the month. The 2024 New Year New Moon Alignment Programme begins with the New Moon on the 11th January and culminates with the New Moon on 10th February.
     
    Daily Practice and a Supportive Community
    We use an active WhatsApp group to work through the 28 Mansions of the Moon, as identifed in my sister Angela McGerr's Angel Almanac book) by connecting with the daily named guardian angels of the lunar cycle.  This enables us to utilise the supportive energy of each lunar phase to move through life challenges and embrace new opportunities.

    Attuned and Aligned
    The programme includes distant attunements to the Earth, moon, sun & stars (attunements take place on the New Moons plus the Full Moon). The cost to participate is £177 (£155 until the end of this year).  Ideally, we need time to post out an A1 poster template for your Vision Board (UK participants only) so early booking is recommended.

    This is intended to be a fun and participative event (though some activities will be recommended rather than compulsory), with members of the group supporting each other throughout the programme. Participants will be joining in from their home location, with at least 3 online virtual group mentoring sessions (totalling over 6 hours) and therefore receiving their attunements by distance, with e-mail and What's App support. See the above video to find out more. We've run it seven times in this format since 2021, with many participants repeating the programme multiple times.

    The video above talks about the Moon Course structure.

    What's your commitment if you sign up?

    Live Zoom calls - all timings are UK time = GMT (Check your time zone)
    Optional but it would be recommended to join them all if you can:-

    Thursday 11th January, 7.30-9.30 pm - Welcome Call, introducing the programme and the Vision Board template
    Thursday 25th January, 7.30-9.30 pm - Full Moon Chakra Balancing & Unity Consciousness Meditation
    Thursday 1st February*, 7.30-9.30 pm - Water Ceremony & Imbolc Celebration with Joanna and Sarah-Jane Dennis (Priestess of Avalon)
    Friday 9th February, 7.30-9.30 pm - Closing session & discussion. Final attunement & follow-up information will take place Saturday 10th).

    2) Recorded Zoom calls

    Play at leisure on the respective day:
    Thursday 18th January - introducing the next lunar phase & Vision Board progress update
    Friday 2nd February* - introducing the final lunar phase & Vision Board progress update

    *1st/2nd February events could be combined into one live event on 2nd February

    Distant Attunements  

    These will be completed by Joanna at her home and received by you wherever you are situated

    Attunements to guide your person lunar journey through the programme: -

    Attunement to the angels Gabriel & Ophaniel, plus Chinese Zodiac (Water Rabbit) and Zodiac of Capricorn on 11th January
    Equilibrium Attunement into Earth, Full Moon, Sun, constellations plus Zodiac of Aquarius on 25th January
    Final Attunement into the Earth, New Moon, Sun, Stars, plus  Chinese Zodiac (Water Rabbit moving to Earth Dragon) and Zodiac of Aquarius on 10th February

    To find out more about an attunement, see my YouTube video below

    Ongoing Community Support via WhatsApp group 
    A weekly ritual with the Angelic Guardian as we move into each new lunar phase and a daily Mansion of the Moon affirmation with the angelic guardians of the day.

    New Year New Moon New Vision, commencing 11th January @ £177 (£155 Early Bird Price until 31.12.23)

    Book at the Harmony Shop

    On paying for this workshop, you will receive an email giving the Zoom link to access your class. Remember to check your spam folder if you don’t receive this confirmation email in your main inbox.

    Testimonial from previous participant

    "As we're almost at the end of the course, but still the beginning of a journey, I thought I'd share a few of the things that have changed for me during this moon cycle.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
    ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
    I have more space within... I can literally feel it - possibly as a result of the Soul Star and Earth Star Chakras attunement, and also because of the releasing that has been happening over the last 2 weeks.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
    I have recovered a routine which brings about a more productive day.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
    My brain has tuned into the fact that I need to lose weight... I've let go of snacking, I'm having beautiful detox baths and have done the oil pulling. I am doing daily dance exercises.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
    I am meditating more and got back on track with daily self-Reiki.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
    I'm seeing the bigger picture.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
    I am generally more focused.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
    Such positive stuff for everyday living! ♥"⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
    Yvonne Oaks, Light From Within, London, 10th Feb 2021🎈

    Other services

    Through Harmony Healing, Joanna offers a wider spectrum of events designed to nurture your welbeing. If you are looking for regular spiritually enlightening activities which help to connect you with the lunar cycle, we have our monthly Full Moon Guided Healing Meditations. The next one is Thursday 27th December at 7.30-9.30pm (UK time = GMT). Participants all receive a deeply healing experience. Cost to participate is £20 by online BACS payment (small admin fee added for PayPal) or half price to RSE graduates. There are multi-buy packages for regular attendees. Book at the Harmony Shop.

    Harmony Healing utilises the philosophies of the Ancient Egyptians, in the form of Reyad Sekh Em (RSE) Egyptian Alchemy Healing, to bring balance and harmony. Reyad Sekh Em (RSE) Level 1 -study can commence at any time using pre-recorded videos.

    Within Surrey, via Harmony In Nature, we facilitate Forest Bathing Sessions to help adults reconnect with nature and reap the therapeutic benefits.

    MP3 meditations and distant readings and healings are available and we offer Harmony Healing Vouchers for any value for use on Harmony Healing services  andHarmony in Nature vouchers for Forest Bathing vouchers (£35).

    To receive regular Blog updates (headed with a title detailing the occasion or event so that you can choose whether to open it or not), featuring New and Full Moon, meteor showers, eclipses and other meteorological events, interesting anniversaries, ancient festival dates plus notification of dates of numerological significance, sign up for the Harmony Healing e-newsletters above or at the top of any page of this Harmony Healing website. The nature of the Blog means that whenever there are several key dates in close succession, there will be frequent mailings. The sender e-mail address is  (and the sender will show as Joanna Bristow-Watkins @ Harmony Healing). You may need to add this email to your safe list and check your junk filter initially. 

  • Starting next month: Tuesday 25th October, New Moon & start of our New Moon New Vision Lunar Cycle Alignment Programme

    thumbnail new year new vision extra blue tiger 1Next month on Tuesday 25th October our New Moon New Vision Lunar Cycle Alignment Programme (LCAP) starts on the New Moon (peaks at 11:48).

    New Moon is a good time to work on your Vision Board (downloadable instructions on this page) for 2022. Hopefully a move towards a world where we can move freely again and are enjoying a global economic recovery.

    WE also include the New Moon Abundance Ritual,which should be carried out within 24 hours after the New Moon. It needs to be after the New Moon because the moon should be waxing (getting bigger again) to carry the manifestation energy.There are video instructions on my Facebook Page or You Tube Page.

    Aligning ourselves with the moon cycle is very therapeutic, hence being aware of the New Moon (good for starting new projects) and Full Moon (a good time for bringing projects to a conclusion) is excellent for bringing harmony and wellbeing into our lives. 

    Boost the year with some direction and support from a nurturing group of like-minded individuals. 

    This New Moon New Vision is a mentoring programme through the full lunar cycle of October/November 2022. This includes distant attunements to the Moon (New Moons on 25th October & 23rd November plus Full Moon on Sunday 9th April), and featuring an elemental ritual Halloween ceremony on 31st October. Costing £155, find out more via our YouTube Video and the details below.

    Lunar Alignment
    This lunar cycle programme applies the transformational properties of spiritual alchemy to help you feel rejuvenated. It's a special one lunar month empowerment and attunement programme combining the solar & lunar balancing with various ceremonies throughout the month. The next Moon Alignment Programme begins with the New Moon on the 25th October and culminates with the New Moon on 23rd November.
     
    Daily Practice and a Supportive Community
    We use an active WhatsApp group to work through the 28 Mansions of the Moon, as identifed in my sister Angela McGerr's Angel Almanac book) by connecting with the daily named guardian angels of the lunar cycle.  This enables us to utilise the supportive energy of each lunar phase to move through life challenges and embrace new opportunities.

    Attuned and Aligned
    The current programme includes distant attunements to the Earth, moon, sun & stars (attunements take place on the New Moons plus the Full Moon). The cost to participate is £155. 

    This is intended to be a fun and participative event (though some activities will be recommended rather than compulsory), with members of the group supporting each other throughout the programme. Participants will be joining in from their home location, with at least 3 online virtual group mentoring sessions (totalling over 6 hours) and therefore receiving their attunements by distance, with e-mail and What's App support. See the above video to find out more. We run it three times a year since 2021: January/February (taking in Imbolc), again April/May (taking in Beltane) and finally October - November (taking in Samhain, which is also known as Halloween). It was a testament to the first course that eight of the original participants chose to repeat the course two months later, and three repeated it for a third time, and three repeated it again in January and April 2022.

    The video above talks about the Moon Course structure.

    What's your commitment if you sign up?

    Live Zoom calls - all timings are UK time = GMT + 1 until 29th October, then GMT (Check your time zone)
    Optional but it would be recommended to join them all if you can:-

    1) Live Zoom calls

    Tuesday 25th October, 7.30-9.30 pm - Welcome Call, introducing the programme and the Vision Board template
    Tuesday 8th November, 7.30-9.30 pm - Full Moon Chakra Balancing & Unity Consciousness Meditation
    Wednesday 23rd November, 7.30-9.30 pm - Closing session & discussion. Final attunement & follow-up.

    2) Recorded Zoom calls

    Play at leisure on the respective day:
    Monday 31st October/Tuesday 1st November - Celtic Festival of Samhain (Halloween) introducing the next lunar phase & Vision Board progress update
    Wednesday 16th November - introducing the final lunar phase & Vision Board progress update

    Distant Attunements  

    These will be completed by Joanna at her home and received by you wherever you are situated

    Attunements to guide your person lunar journey through the programme: -
    Attunement to the angels Gabriel & Ophaniel, plus Chinese Zodiac (Water Tiger) & Aries on 1st April

    Equilibrium Attunement into Earth, Moon, Sun, constellations plus Zodiacs of Aries & Taurus on 16th April
    Final Attunement into the Earth, Moon, Sun, Stars, plus Taurus on 30th April

    YouTube video 'What is an attunement?'

    Ongoing Community Support via WhatsApp group 
    A weekly ritual with the Angelic Guardian as we move into each new lunar phase and a daily Mansion of the Moon affirmation with the angelic guardians of the day.

    New Moon New Vision, commencing 25th October @ £155

    On paying for this workshop, you will receive an email giving the Zoom link to access your class. Remember to check your spam folder if you don’t receive this confirmation email in your main inbox.

    Testimonial from recent participant

    "As we're almost at the end of the course, but still the beginning of a journey, I thought I'd share a few of the things that have changed for me during this moon cycle.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
    ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
    I have more space within... I can literally feel it - possibly as a result of the Soul Star and Earth Star Chakras attunement, and also because of the releasing that has been happening over the last 2 weeks.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
    I have recovered a routine which brings about a more productive day.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
    My brain has tuned into the fact that I need to lose weight... I've let go of snacking, I'm having beautiful detox baths and have done the oil pulling. I am doing daily dance exercises.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
    I am meditating more and got back on track with daily self-Reiki.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
    I'm seeing the bigger picture.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
    I am generally more focused.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
    Such positive stuff for everyday living! ♥"⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
    Yvonne Oaks, Light From Within, London, 10th Feb 2021🎈

    Other services

    Through Harmony Healing, Joanna offers a wider spectrum of events designed to nurture your welbeing. If you are looking for regular spiritually enlightening activities which help to connect you with the lunar cycle, we have our monthly Full Moon Guided Healing Meditations. The next one is Sunday 9th October at 7.30-9.30pm (UK time = GMT+1). Participants all receive a deeply healing experience. Cost to participate is £20 by online BACS payment (small admin fee added for PayPal) or half price to RSE graduates. There are multi-buy packages for regular attendees. Book at the Harmony Shop.

    Harmony Healing utilises the philosophies of the Ancient Egyptians, in the form of Reyad Sekh Em (RSE) Egyptian Alchemy Healing, to bring balance and harmony. Reyad Sekh Em (RSE) Level 1 -our next interactive training course series started September 2022, but it is possible to catch up.

    Within Surrey, via Harmony In Nature, we facilitate Forest Bathing+ Sessions to help adults reconnect with nature and reap the therapeutic benefits.

    Currently, MP3 meditations and distant readings and healings are proving popular and we offer Harmony Healing Vouchers for any value for use on Harmony Healing services  andHarmony in Nature vouchers for Forest Bathing vouchers (£35).

    To receive regular Blog updates (headed with a title detailing the occasion or event so that you can choose whether to open it or not), featuring New and Full Moon, meteor showers, eclipses and other meteorological events, interesting anniversaries, ancient festival dates plus notification of dates of numerological significance, sign up for the Harmony Healing e-newsletters above or at the top of any page of this Harmony Healing website. The nature of the Blog means that whenever there are several key dates in close succession, there will be frequent mailings. The sender e-mail address is  (and the sender will show as Joanna Bristow-Watkins @ Harmony Healing). You may need to add this email to your safe list and check your junk filter initially. 

  • Starting soon: Friday 1st April, New Moon @ 07:27; start of our New Moon New Vision Lunar Cycle Alignment Programme

    thumbnail new year new vision extra blue tiger 1Friday 1st Aprilis New Moon (peaks at 07:27) and the start of our New Moon New Vision Lunar Cycle Alignment Programme (LCAP).

    I'm running a public zoom class tonight for Conscious Café, 7-8.30pm (UK time) called Harness the Power of the Moon for Health, Wealth & Wellbeing. Cost is £5.98 in advance, £8.14 on the door. I'll be giving lots of free tips and outlining more about what my New Moon New Vision LCAP involves too. Book at https://bit.ly/LCAPApril22

    The New Moon Abundance Ritual should be carried out within 24 hours after the New Moon. It needs to be after the New Moon because the moon should be waxing (getting bigger again) to carry the manifestation energy.There are video instructions on my Facebook Page or You Tube Page.

    New Moon is a good time to work on your Vision Board (downloadable instructions on this page) for 2022. Hopefully a move towards a world where we can move freely again and are enjoying a global economic recovery.

    Aligning ourselves with the moon cycle is very therapeutic, hence being aware of the New Moon (good for starting new projects) and Full Moon (a good time for bringing projects to a conclusion) is excellent for bringing harmony and wellbeing into our lives. 

    Boost the year with some direction and support from a nurturing group of like-minded individuals. 

    New Moon New Vision is a mentoring programme through the full lunar cycle of April 2022. This includes distant attunements to the Moon (New Moons on 1st April & 30th April plus Full Moon on Saturday 16th April), and ending with an elemental ritual Beltane ceremony on 30th April. Costing £155, find out more via our YouTube Video and the details below.

    Lunar Alignment
    This lunar cycle programme applies the transformational properties of spiritual alchemy to help you feel rejuvenated. It's a special one lunar month empowerment and attunement programme combining the solar & lunar balancing with various ceremonies throughout the month. The next Moon Alignment Programme begins with the New Moon on the 1st April and culminates with the New Moon on 30th April.
     
    Daily Practice and a Supportive Community
    We use an active WhatsApp group to work through the 28 Mansions of the Moon, as identifed in my sister Angela McGerr's Angel Almanac book) by connecting with the daily named guardian angels of the lunar cycle.  This enables us to utilise the supportive energy of each lunar phase to move through life challenges and embrace new opportunities.

    Attuned and Aligned
    The current programme includes distant attunements to the Earth, moon, sun & stars (attunements take place on the New Moons plus the Full Moon). The cost to participate is £155. 

    This is intended to be a fun and participative event (though some activities will be recommended rather than compulsory), with members of the group supporting each other throughout the programme. Participants will be joining in from their home location, with at least 3 online virtual group mentoring sessions (totalling over 6 hours) and therefore receiving their attunements by distance, with e-mail and What's App support. See the above video to find out more. We ran it three times in 2021: January/February (taking in Imbolc), again April/May (taking in Beltane and the 555 numerology of the year) and finally October - November (taking in Samhain, which is also known as Halloween). It was a testament to the first course that eight of the original participants chose to repeat the course two months later, and three repeated it for a third time, and three repeated it again in January 2022.

    The video above talks about the Moon Course structure.

    What's your commitment if you sign up?

    Live Zoom calls - all timings are UK time = GMT + 1 (Check your time zone)
    Optional but it would be recommended to join them all if you can:-

    1) Live Zoom calls

    Friday 1st April, 7.30-9.30 pm - Welcome Call, introducing the programme and the Vision Board template
    Saturday 16th April (Easter weekend), 7.30-9.30 pm - Full Moon Chakra Balancing & Unity Consciousness Meditation
    Saturday 30th April, 7.30-9.30 pm - Eve of Beltane Ceremony, Closing session & discussion. Final attunement & follow-up.

    2) Recorded Zoom calls

    Play at leisure on the respective day:
    Saturday 9th April - introducing the next lunar phase & Vision Board progress update
    Saturday 23rd April - introducing the final lunar phase & Vision Board progress update

    Distant Attunements  

    These will be completed by Joanna at her home and received by you wherever you are situated

    Attunements to guide your person lunar journey through the programme: -
    Attunement to the angels Gabriel & Ophaniel, plus Chinese Zodiac (Water Tiger) & Aries on 1st April

    Equilibrium Attunement into Earth, Moon, Sun, constellations plus Zodiacs of Aries & Taurus on 16th April
    Final Attunement into the Earth, Moon, Sun, Stars, plus Taurus on 30th April

    YouTube video 'What is an attunement?'

    Ongoing Community Support via WhatsApp group 
    A weekly ritual with the Angelic Guardian as we move into each new lunar phase and a daily Mansion of the Moon affirmation with the angelic guardians of the day.

    New Moon New Vision, commencing 1st April @ £155

    On paying for this workshop, you will receive an email giving the Zoom link to access your class. Remember to check your spam folder if you don’t receive this confirmation email in your main inbox.

    Testimonial from recent participant

    "As we're almost at the end of the course, but still the beginning of a journey, I thought I'd share a few of the things that have changed for me during this moon cycle.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
    ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
    I have more space within... I can literally feel it - possibly as a result of the Soul Star and Earth Star Chakras attunement, and also because of the releasing that has been happening over the last 2 weeks.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
    I have recovered a routine which brings about a more productive day.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
    My brain has tuned into the fact that I need to lose weight... I've let go of snacking, I'm having beautiful detox baths and have done the oil pulling. I am doing daily dance exercises.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
    I am meditating more and got back on track with daily self-Reiki.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
    I'm seeing the bigger picture.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
    I am generally more focused.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
    Such positive stuff for everyday living! ♥"⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
    Yvonne Oaks, Light From Within, London, 10th Feb 2021🎈

    Other services

    Through Harmony Healing, Joanna offers a wider spectrum of events designed to nurture your welbeing. If you are looking for regular spiritually enlightening activities which help to connect you with the lunar cycle, we have our monthly Full Moon Guided Healing Meditations. The next one is Saturday 16th April (Easter Saturday) at 7.30-9.30pm (UK time = GMT). Participants all receive a deeply healing experience. Cost to participate is £20 by online BACS payment (small admin fee added for PayPal) or half price to RSE graduates. There are multi-buy packages for regular attendees. Book at the Harmony Shop.

    Harmony Healing utilises the philosophies of the Ancient Egyptians, in the form of Reyad Sekh Em (RSE) Egyptian Alchemy Healing, to bring balance and harmony. Reyad Sekh Em (RSE) Level 1 -our next interactive training course series will start May 2022.

    Within Surrey, via Harmony In Nature, we facilitate Forest Bathing+ Sessions to help adults reconnect with nature and reap the therapeutic benefits.

    Currently, MP3 meditations and distant readings and healings are proving popular and we offer Harmony Healing Vouchers for any value for use on Harmony Healing services  andHarmony in Nature vouchers for Forest Bathing vouchers (£35).

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  • Thursday 9th May, Roman Festival of Lemuria

    381px Lar romano de bronce M.A.N. Inv.2943 01 Lara God worshipped for CaristiaThursday 9th May is date of the Roman Festival of Lemuria. Essentially, this was a ritual by the Master/Mistress of the House involving nine black beans(!) to honour the Lemures – restless and possibly malevolent spirits of those who died violent or unnatural deaths. Conversely, Lars were seen as benevolent Guardian Ancestors to be revered. 

    Traditionally, a sacred salted flour cake (mola salsa), was baked from the initial ears of wheat of the season, by the Vestal Virgins.

    According to Ovid (living circa 43 BCE - 17 CE), Lemuria was derived from Remuria by Romulus to appease the murdered spirit of Remus (Ovid, Fasti, V.421ff; Porphyrius). Ovid records that the custom to appease/expel the evil spirits at this festival involved walking barefoot and throwing the black beans over the shoulder at night. The head of the household was responsible for getting up at midnight and treading bare foot around the house throwing out black beans and incantating, "Haec ego mitto; his redimo meque meosque fabis (I send these; with these beans I redeem me and mine)" a total of nine times. The household would then clang bronze pots together whilst repeating nine times an incantation translating as "Ghosts of my fathers and ancestors, be gone!"

    This rendered the whole month of May as unlucky for marriages and led to the Roman proverb "Mense Maio malae nubunt (Bad girls wed in May)".

    Interestingly, in Celtic & Pagan lore, with Beltane being 1st May, this would have been a traditional month in which to marry, demonstrating a reversal of traditional beliefs.

    I have speculated as to whether the Festival of Lemuria was also connected with the ancient land known as Lemuria - thought to have been located somewhere in the Pacific - and a hypothetical belief upheld by the Romans that the land might have been destroyed violently (legend says, rather like Atlantis, that a disaster such as flood or volcanic eruption caused its destruction).

    By keeping traditions, Roman communities retained a sense of harmony and connection, thereby bringing balance and wellbeing into their lives.

    Through Harmony Healing, Joanna offers a wide spectrum of events designed to nurture your welbeing and to connect with nature and the moon cycle. We hold monthly Full Moon Guided Healing Meditations, £20. The next one is Thursday 23rd May, book at the Harmony Shop.

    Harmony Healing utilises the philosophies of the Ancient Egyptians, in the form of Reyad Sekh Em (RSE) Level 1 Egyptian Alchemy Healing. Featuring four online modules of Khemitology (Ancient Egyptology according to the indigenous oral traditions), Violet Flame of Amenti, Mindful Chakra Balancing & Essene Angelology.Missed sessions are fully recorded so that registrations are possible at any time. Reyad Sekh Em (RSE) Level 1 costs £266 and run about three times a year. the individual modules are stand-alone and cost either £88 or £66, hence the RSE 1 Package offers a cost saving.

    Other services
    Within Surrey, via Harmony In Nature, we facilitate Forest Bathing Sessions to help adults reconnect with nature and reap the therapeutic benefits. 

    MP3 meditations and distant readings and healings are proving popular and we offer Harmony Healing Vouchers for any value for use on Harmony Healing services andHarmony in Nature vouchers for Forest Bathing vouchers. 

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  • Wednesday 1st May, May Day, Celtic/Pagan Beltane plus Roman Bona Dea

    May Day BeltaneWednesday 1st May is May Day and Beltane - a Celtic word meaning 'fires of Bel' (Bel was a Celtic and Gaelic Deity). It is a fire festival that celebrates the coming of summer and the fertility of the coming year. Celtic Priests, as well as other high ranking officials in Celtic society, were called Druids. Celtic festivals often tied in with the needs of the community.

    In springtime, at the beginning of the farming calendar, everybody would be hoping for a fruitful year for their fields and hence also their families. Beltane rituals would often include courting: for example, young men and women collecting blossoms in the woods and lighting fires in the evening.

    Beltane is one of the four nature-connected Celtic seasonal festivals; along with Lughnasadh, Samhain and Imbolc.  

    1st May Jack in the Green Hastings 2022'Jack in the Green'was revived as an annual festival in Hastings in 1982 and this year it's Friday 3rd May to Monday 6th May. Image right was taken at the 2022 festival.

    Beltane rituals would often include courting: for example, young men and women collecting blossoms in the woods and lighting fires in the evening.

    These rituals would often lead to matches and marriages, either immediately or in the coming summer or autumn. See yesterday's Blog for more on the meaning and festivities of Beltane.

    Bona Dea 1st May1st May was also the annual Roman Festival of Bona Dea. In Roman mythology, Bona Dea (literally "the good goddess") was the goddess of fertility, healing, virginity, and women.

    She was the daughter (or wife/sister depending on sources) of the nature-god Faunus and was associated with supplying medicinal healing herbs in her temple garden.

    Bona Dea was also invoked for freedom from slavery; many of her worshippers were freed slaves and plebeians, and many were women seeking aid in sickness or for fertility.

    This Festival was celebrated by women only, with men being barred from any knowledge of her mysteries!

    This would have comprised part of the six day Roman Festival of Floralia, commencing on 28th April (Julian Calender equivalent), detailed on my earlier Blog.

    By keeping traditions, Celtic and Roman communities retained a sense of harmony and connection, thereby bringing balance and wellbeing into their lives.

    Joanna's Harmony Healing activities - not involving any rolling in the dew celebrations - are aimed at bringing harmony and wellbeing into your life!

    Through Harmony Healing, Joanna offers a wide spectrum of events designed to nurture your welbeing and to connect with nature and the moon cycle. We hold monthly Full Moon Guided Healing Meditations, £20. The next one is Thursday 23rd May, book at the Harmony Shop.

    Harmony Healing utilises the philosophies of the Ancient Egyptians, in the form of Reyad Sekh Em (RSE) Level 1 Egyptian Alchemy Healing. Featuring four online modules of Khemitology (Ancient Egyptology according to the indigenous oral traditions), Violet Flame of Amenti, Mindful Chakra Balancing & Essene Angelology.Missed sessions are fully recorded so that registrations are possible at any time. Reyad Sekh Em (RSE) Level 1 costs £266 and run about three times a year. the individual modules are stand-alone and cost either £88 or £66, hence the RSE 1 Package offers a cost saving.

    Other services
    Within Surrey, via Harmony In Nature, we facilitate Forest Bathing Sessions to help adults reconnect with nature and reap the therapeutic benefits. 

    MP3 meditations and distant readings and healings are proving popular and we offer Harmony Healing Vouchers for any value for use on Harmony Healing services andHarmony in Nature vouchers for Forest Bathing vouchers. 

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  • Wednesday 4th September, Ancient Egyptian Ceremony of Transformation through Anpu (Anubis)

    Anubis poster by Jacqui Taliesin El Masri

    Wednesday 4th September is the Ancient Egyptian Ceremony of Transformation through Anpu (Anubis). Some sources show this Festival in the alternative date of 22nd September. Image right of Anpu (Anubis) is from Wikipedia is by Jeff Dahl [CC BY-SA 4.0]. Joanna was interviewed by Linda Lang from ThoughtChange for their Mystical Side of Life Podcast series - see it on YouTube or for audio go to Anchor.
     
    An MP3 Meditation to overcome negative behaviour patterns is available from the Harmony Shop. The Egyptians believed that when a deceased soul entered the Halls of Amenti they would undergo a ceremony involving the metaphorical weighing of the heart (of the deceased) against Maat's feather, whereby the weight of the heart represents the degree to which the deceased lived in truth (that is how much he/she has sinned, the more he/she had sinned the heavier the heart). The meditation guides you through a journey with Anpu to see how you would fare if your heart was weighed against Maat's feather at this point in your life. This meditation was devised for 4th September, which being a Festival of Anpu would add emphasis, but can be used anytime.
     
    Anpu is the illegitimate child of Nebt-Het (Nephthys), born of her clandestine union with Ausar (Asar, Wzr, Osiris) but raised as the son of Set. Cast out when his true lineage was discovered, he became associated with dark and lonely places, a wanderer through the shadow-realm between life and death, Anpu therefore bearing witness to the darker side of mortality. He seeks out those lost souls who find themselves without guidance after their demise. He guards the Entrance to the Underworld, presided over by his true father Ausar.  Hence, all who die will find themselves in the presence of this mysterious Jackel-headed God, who escorts them away from this world and to the gates of the next.  
     
    An informative poster of Anpu (Anubis) by Jacqui Taliesin El Masry of Alkhemi.co.uk is available from the Harmony Shop along with other Egyptian Deity posters by Jacqui.
     

    For a list of Joanna's forthcoming Harmony Healing events, see this recent Harmony Healing Event Update

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