Joanna Bristow Watkins

HarmonyHealingVirtualEvents

  • Friday 30th April, Beltane Eve in Pagan Tradition

    Beltane 30th AprilFriday 30th April is the Eve of Beltane; Pagan celebrations begin with people singing and dancing clockwise around the fire. The name 'Beltane' derives from the Celtic Deity 'Bel' (definition = 'the bright one') together with 'teine' – the Gaelic word for fire.

    The combined meaning is 'Goodly Fire' or 'Bright Fire', hence bonfires were lit to encourage the Sun to nurture the forthcoming harvest and to honour Bel ask for his protection of the local community.

    Bel seemingly required human effort before providing support so traditionally all community fires were extinguished and two Tein-eigen (translates as need-fire) bonfires were specially kindled for Beltane.

    Cattle were driven between the fires to purify them with the smoke and bring fertility. People jumped over the fire (not the huge ones I presume) to cleanse, purify and enhance fertility.  

    Couples pledged themselves to each other by jumping the fires together and to bless their union. After the celebrations, which ran from sunset 30th April to sunset on 1st May, the villagers took a bit of the Teineigen to start fresh fires in their home hearth.

    shutterstock 114601966 Pagan wheelBeltane is one of the four Celtic seasonal festivals; along with Lughnasadh, Samhain and Imbolc - as shown on the Pagan Wheel on the right, courtesy of Shutterstock (licence paid).

    Dew gathered at dawn from the grass is traditionally used in potions for luck and it is thought to be lucky to roll naked in the dew!!!  I remember collecting the dew at dawn for luck as an adolescent but I didn't try the rolling naked in the dew so can't testify to whether that works for anything other than risking (indecent) exposure.

    On Beltane itself, it's traditional to drink from a well before sunrise, then wash in the morning dew, adorn yourself with greenery, watch the sun come up, dance round the Maypole and otherwise abandon yourself to the season! Round Full Moon Cakes are eaten together with blackberry, elderberry, dandelion wine (or cider) being drunk. Visits are made to sacred springs where healing water is drunk. 

    Thanks also to Glastonbury-based Goddessandgreenman.co.ukwebsite who also credit Sacred Celebrations by Glennie Kindred as their information source. There are always amazing annual Beltane and May Day celebrations in Glastonbury, though this year if there are any they will probably have to be virtual.

    By keeping traditions, Pagan 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. 

    The next RSE 1 module series starts 14th May with Violet Flame of Amenti and 17th May with Chakra Balancing, Axiatonal Alignment and Unity Consciousness.

    If you are looking for spiritually enlightening activities following lockdown, which help to connect you with the lunar cycle, we have the next virtual healing circle on Wednesday 26th May at 7.30-9.30pm (UK time = GMT+1), and costs £20 (+ £2 Paypal fee). 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. This activity serves as a good taster of my work in general and the virtual format of our Zoom based programme.

    Other services

    If you would like to experience one of our spiritual offerings (meditation, reading, 1:1 healing, a Forest Bathing+ session or a full mentoring course), why not ask for a Harmony Healing gift voucherfor a birthday or other celebratory occasion? 

    A number of virtual courses are now ready, details on Harmony Healing Virtual Events. Currently, due to Coronavirus, most events will be virtual hence distant readings and healings are proving popular. It's best to first check whether it would be welcomed, before gifting a healing or reading to other individual.

    Joanna offers distant intuitive readings (past life and/or aura readings) and distant 1-2-1 healings and virtual healing circles. We also have meditations available.

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  • Harmony Healing Virtual Event Summer Update

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    Here is a list of forthcoming Harmony Healing courses and healing circles (list created 1st May, 2020), including 2 hour virtual meet-ups and full Workshops, to allow activities during lockdown. Virtual Events will be live on Zoom (more about Zoom below).

    We also have distant readings (from £60, recorded onto MP3) and distant 1-2-1 healings available (from  from £120 for a fully MP3/iTunes recorded 1-1¼ hour weekday session, £150 for a weekend or evening session). Details at Harmony Services/Healings & Readings.

    VIRTUAL EVENTS

    An Introduction to the Violet Flame of Amenti (Level One)
    Thursdays 14th May, 21st May, 28th May
    7-9pm (UK time) three consecutive Thursday evenings, £88
    Held remotely on Zoom
    See Violet Flame of Amenti page for details and to book.

    Essene Angels: Elemental & Nature Guardians
    Via London College of Psychic Studies (CPS)

    Saturday 16th May, 10am-5pm, UK time
    £85 (CPS Members), £105 non-members
    Held remotely on Zoom
    Must be booked via London CPS

    Mindful Alignment with your Chakras
    And reconnect with the Earth & Sky
    Friday 22nd May (New Moon), 10-3pm, £44 
    Held remotely on Zoom
    See Virtual Training Events for details and to book.

    Reyad Sekh Em (RSE) Level 3 - Advanced Practitioner Course Part 1
    Theory & Distant Attunements, £250
    Monday 25th May
    Only available to RSE 2 Graduates
    Held remotely on Zoom
    See RSE 3 Website Page for details and to book.

    An Introduction to Khemitology
    Wednesday 27th May
    10am-4.30pm (UK time), £88 
    Held remotely on Zoom
    See Virtual Training Events for details and to book.

    Virtual Healing Healing Circle
    Tuesday 5th June, 7.30-9.30pm UK Time (GMT+1 which is also UT+1) - Virtual Healing Circle, £11 to participate.
    This will be a Zoom video gathering and all participants will receive group healing, be able to nominate others for healing, plus there will be a global healing exercise. The Zoom link will be sent to all those booked in prior to the event. It's the night of the Full Moon, so we will also tune into the energy of that with Gabriel, Guardian Angel of the Moon plus hops, dreams and aspirations. See Harmony Healing Virtual Events for more details

    To book 2-hour Virtual Healing Share & Healing Circle, 5th June @ £11

    Or you can pay £10 online via BACS - Account name: Harmony Healing, account no: 70660345, sort code: 20-90-56 using HS0506 plus your first name as a reference.

    Please notify me of your booking via  so I send you the Zoom link.

    Virtual Healing Healing Circle
    Sunday 5th July, 7.30-9.30pm UK Time (GMT+1 which is also UT+1) - Virtual Healing Circle, £11 to participate.
    This will be a Zoom video gathering and all participants will receive group healing, be able to nominate others for healing, plus there will be a global healing exercise. The Zoom link will be sent to all those booked in prior to the event. It's the night of the Full Moon, so we will also tune into the energy of that with Gabriel, Guardian Angel of the Moon plus hops, dreams and aspirations. See Harmony Healing Virtual Events for more details

    To book 2-hour Virtual Healing Share & Healing Circle, 5th July @ £11

    Or you can pay £10 online via BACS - Account name: Harmony Healing, account no: 70660345, sort code: 20-90-56 using HS0507 plus your first name as a reference.

    Please notify me of your booking via  so I send you the Zoom link.

    Joanna offers distant intuitive readings (past life and/or aura readings) and  distant 1-2-1 healings and virtual healing shares. We also have meditations, distant attunements (personalised celestial attunementsangelic attunements and a balancing Equilibrium Attunement) available which can be undertaken anywhere in the world. As virtual courses become available, they will be listed on updates here.

    More about Zoom

    Virtual Events will be live on Zoom.

    All you need to take part is a computer with a webcam and microphone.  A camera is not essential but wihout it, the experience is less interactive and would not be recommended for a workshop.

    We have chosen Zoom as our online healing space and classroom as it's very easy to download and use. If you do not have Zoom, visit https://zoom.us/ and sign up for free.

    On paying for any virtual event, 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.

    It's worth logging into the Zoom 'virtual meeting room' 10 minutes before the start time so that you can check volume and video settings before the event commences. When you click on the Zoom meeting link, you won't need a password (it's already encoded).  You will be asked to enable the video (click yes) and then separately whether you want to use the built-in audio facility on the device you are using (click yes unless you are certain you have no built-in audio).

    Forest Bathing Events

    Cancelled Due to Government Enforced Coronavirus Lockdown: Sadly, even though Forest Bathing should be a great boost to the immune system, we are obliged to cancel these events until further notice because the recommended daily exercise hour should be within walking distance of home and people should only be in close proximity to family members with whom they reside. 

    The following in-person events are on hold until lockdown ends:

    Advance Notice of WI Talk
    The Great Escape: A Personal Perspective
    19.30-21.00, Tuesday 14th July (at this stage we assume the date will be retained)
    Leverstock Green Village Hall

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  • Harmony Healing: Forest Bathing & online events October/November

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    RSE 1 promotionANCIENT HEALING FOR MODERN LIVING
    New series of Reyad Sekh Em (RSE) Egyptian Alchemy Healing starts Thursday 15th October 7-9.15pm (UK).
    27+ hours of mentoring, full details at http://bit.ly/RSE1courses 🎇
    Four Reyad Sekh Em (RSE) Level One modules (also available individually)✨
    * how to use the Violet Flame of Amenti;
    * applying Ancient Egyptian wisdom (Khemitology);
    * working with Angels (Essene Angelology);
    * mindful chakra balancing and Unity Consciousness.
    Cost £266 - includes four spiritual attunements 

    Thursday 15th October10am - 12 noon, Forest Bathing+ at Newlands Corner, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) in the Surrey Hills, £25 (+ Eventbrite fee = £27.54). We have small groups of maximum 12*, including your guide(s) to allow us to adopt COVID precautions and social distancing. This is a 2 hour Forest Bathing+ session which will take place in all weathers except 30+mph winds.Booking link. *We are exempt from the social group maximum 6 rule due to our categorisation under sport and exercise.

    Thursdays 15th, 22nd & 29th October = Harmony Healing Virtual Workshop: Violet Flame of Ament (Level 1), 7pm - 9.15pm (UK time/GMT+1 = UK & USA friendly evening hours), £88. See Violet Flame of Amenti page for details and to book. 3 x 2 hour evening course, Worth 1 unit towards the RSE Level 1. Held remotely on Zoom.

    Moon Scarletts shotFriday 16th October @ 20.32 is the  New  Moon. 

    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 You Tube Page.

    Saturday 17th October,11am - 1.30pm, Forest Bathing+ in the grounds of Harry Edward's Heaing Sanctuary, £30 (+ Eventbrite fee = £32.93). We have small groups of maximum 12* including guide(s) to allow us to adopt COVID precautions and social distancing. This is a 2½ hour Forest Bathing+ session which will take place in all weathers except 30+mph winds. Booking link. *We are exempt from the social group maximum 6 rule due to our categorisation under sport and exercise.

    Tuesdays 20th & 27th October & 3rd November = Harmony Healing Virtual Workshop: Introduction to Khemitology, 7pm - 9.15pm (UK time/GMT+1 = UK & USA friendly evening hours),, £88. 3 x 2 hour evening course, Worth 1 unit towards the RSE Level 1. Held remotely on Zoom.

    Saturday 31st October is also Joanna's Virtual Harmony Healing Circle,7.30-9.30pm UK time, £11 (half price to VFoA/RSE graduates). 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. This activity serves as a good taster of Joanna's work in general. 

    See below for other information pertaining to this date.

    Moonwisew calendar 2018Saturday 31st October traditionally marks the end of the harvest and the beginning of the Celtic and Pagan New Year. Samhain is Irish-Gaelic for 'the Summer's end', and is pronounced 'sow-in'. Samhain represents the death of the summer sun god, Lugh. This festival celebrates Nature's cycle of death and renewal.  This is traditionally known as Halloween. 

    Samhain is one of the four Gaelic seasonal festivals; along with Lughnasadh, Imbolc and Beltane. 

    In the Northern Hemisphere, Samhain heralds the beginning of Winter when the world starts to darken and the days are getting shorter; the 'dark half' of the year and the demise of the sun's uplifting influence.  The crone, personified as Cailleach - the Queen of the Winter - was reborn on every All Hallows Eve, returning to bring the Winter and protect animals through the coldest months. She turned to stone on Beltane Eve, Beltane being 1st May. 

    Saturday 31st Octoberis the Full Moon @ 14.51.

    It's the Halloween Reed Blue Moon being the 2nd Full Moon in October.

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

    Click here for Full Moon Angelic Meditation

    Image of Gabriel by Richard Rockwood from Angela McGerr's Harmony Angel Cards, available from the Harmony Shop (signed by Angela).  

    Thursdays 5th & 12th November is also the start of Harmony Healing Virtual Module:Planetary & Elemental Essene Angels (£55), 7pm - 9.15pm (UK time/GMT = UK & USA friendly evening hours), 2¼ hours for 2 consecutive weeks, worth ½ unit towards the RSE Level 1. Held remotely on Zoom.

    Tuesday 10th, 17th & 24th November is the start of Harmony Healing Virtual Module: Mindful Alignment of your 11-chakras & Axiatonal Awakenment (£66), 7pm - 9.15pm (UK time/GMT = UK & USA friendly evening hours), 2¼ hours for 3 consecutive weeks, worth ½ unit towards the RSE Level 1. Held remotely on Zoom.

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