Phiona is a Seanachaidh ( pronounced Shan-ah-kee). A Whisperer and reciter of ancient lore and the clans histories. Her family clan hails from the Celtic lands of Scotland and Ireland. Phiona’s bardic story telling comes from the ancient Isles of Mona and Avalon and of the ancient ways.
The Seanachaidh are hereditary bards where the gift of storytelling is passed on through poetry, song or words was passed down through the generations. The gift of the Seanachaidh cannot be learned and is only found within the family clan.
They would hold the histories and legends of the clans throughout the descending generations. Holding the clans inner most knowledge and wisdom and reciting it for those who were of the listening ear. They would educate the children of the clans histories and making sure that the myths were kept alive. Nothing was committed to the pen. Only ever spoken, the Seanachaidh would speak the histories. They were held in high respect as the advisors to the clan elders and would often hold the Lores of the clan and rouse the warriors before fight.
The Seanachaidh hails from the Irish Celts, and the bardic tales and ways were brought over in 500AD with the invasion of the Irish. Settling their clans with the Picts of the Scotts and also in Wales. It was the heart of the Celtic ways and kept the culture alive even when it became stripped bare. The Seanachaidh fled to the forests and became the wild ones of the woods. Taking the histories underground and keeping them safe.
The People of the old ways would come together in the celtic lands at the Cèilidh (pronounced Kaylee) The gathering of the people. Old and young alike would gather around the fire. The air filled with music and chant. Dance and enchantment within the air. The Seanachaidh would recite the tales of their people, tales of Magic and enchantment. Tales of battles, of conquers, and losses, and document those events within memory. Tales of love and death. They brought the clan together weaving them throughout time and generations.
They brought the myths and fairy tales of the clans histories into being, weaving words through the reality of time, bringing them into reality and being. They held the knowledge of the ancient beasts and mythical beings that walk and dwell alongside our reality. These were handed down through the generations of the Seanachaidh. The next holder of the oral story telling tradition carefully being given all the knowledge of the clan to carry into the future generations.
They spoke in a forgotten language, that us of the modern world have long forgotten, yet modern day Seanachaidhs still are able to hear and to speak in allowing the words of the ancient to fall upon the ears of those who seek them. Phiona has been told that she speaks in the forgotten form of fairytale. A way of speaking from another time and place, that would weave the words into reality and bring the truths home with a familiar way of speak that allows you to feel safe to listen and understand .
Today Phiona continues this tradition bringing the whispers and truths of the ancients, the elders and of the Lady herself.
Phiona is a child of the old ways and a daughter of Avalon. She has always heard the Lady Priestess as she whispers the words to her, and has shared the wisdom she brings with those around her for many years. Phiona is the founder of the Sisters of the Mists ~ Priestesshood of the ancient ways and whisperer of the words of Avalon.
First hearing the Lady’s whispers as a child and just believed that everyone else could hear her too. It was only as she aged that she realised the Lady was talking to her, and that she wanted Phiona to share the whispers with the world. Following the path of the Priestess and of the craft, and embracing the wisdom that the Great Mother passes to her. Now through “From the Whispers of Avalon“ Phiona has placed her whispers together in a book of insights from the Lady herself to share with you.
“I have long been a Priestess of the old ways, even before I knew.”
Phiona only ever had to hear the words Merlin , Nimue, Morgaine or Avalon as a child and was back within the mists before she even took a breath. The Lady has walked with her for as long as she can remember, always whispering to her, even though at times Phiona tried to refuse to hear her as it was so painful to reside within this realm of man and away from her beloved Isle of Avalon.
She has heard the Lady’s call many times but through her own life lessons has not always followed the path that the lady had laid down before her. Phiona looked for her in different pagan paths ranging from traditional witchcraft to Wicca, and also the solitary hedgewitch, but she never found the lady there.
But as Phiona’s life continued she realised that she hailed from Avalon and through many journeys, Phiona has followed the path of the Priestess for a lifetime of years.
She has lived the teachings that the lady has shown her for the last 15 years. Founding the Sisters of the Mists ~ Priestesshood of the Ancient Ways, teaching groups locally to her home, it was only recently that the Lady asked Phiona to share them openly for those that wish to follow her path.
Empowering the feminine divine that resides within us all.
Now that Phiona has embraced The Lady of Avalon , she shall never leave Phiona’s side and as she worked through the veils that the Lady laid before her, it has allowed Phiona to become the Elder Priestess, listening to her word and bringing her wisdom through the mists to those that seek and into the realm of man.
Phiona has worked as a healer for over 20years and always channelled the energy of Avalon through to her clients and watched as they too have taken the Lady into their energy and transformed. Phiona has worked all her life as a Priestess in one guise or another, but only embraced it fully 20 years ago and watched as her life became all she had once known through many lifetimes before within Avalon.
Now standing next to the Lady of Avalon, she brings her words into our world today. The Sacred Isle is rising once more and she of all things is waking. The sacred mysteries are within reach. Phiona will help you to embrace them as you look down the path of the sacred mists. Found nestled between the pages of the books she writes to inspire the soul and awaken the dormant.
Currently writing her next book about her journey to Avalon which is anticipated to be available for purchase at the end of the year.
Once read, you will never forget, and your life will transform before you .)O(
Published in August 2011. From the whispers of Avalon, has been a popular and fast selling book. Phiona’s first book, that has taken many years in the making and most precious, as it comes straight from the heart. Available to buy directly from phiona. your own dedicated and signed copy will be your companion as you connect to Avalon and the Priestess within
Phiona Hutton is one of those women who it is said ‘she was not born, she was created’. What an astonishing gift to the world this woman is and she does not even realize it. It really does not matter what you believe as far as your faith is concerned you really need to follow this woman! She speaks truth. Her words are the true definition of beauty, love and all that is wonderful. Her words will speak to the deepest parts of your soul and wrap you in a warm embrace. She has and continues to do this to me and everyone who follows her. She has a beautiful old soul and I can only pray that in my next life I can maybe be her sister, neighbour or maybe her best friend and just hang out all day talking with her. Blessings always dear Phiona and thank you for your words and for just being you!
You are this most beautiful example, truly blessed by the Goddess, of what people aspire to be!! Your LOYALTY to the Goddess, Avalon and those who follow the same path is unshakable. Your LOVE of the Goddess, Avalon and others is so pure and steadfast that it can be felt in your words alone. You always speak the TRUTH of the Goddess and of Avalon. The Goddess does not make mistakes when She chooses those to bestow Her special gifts to. And you my dear Phiona, as we all know, are worthy beyond measure to walk in the Mists and we are ALL honoured to call you Sister. Never forget how truly LOVED you are dear Sister! She continues to open my eyes each and every day and her words are a constant blessing in my life. I also feel very blessed to be a part of this amazing Sisterhood.
Phi has spread her words and opened many eyes to the humble truths that so many deny! Phiona Hutton you are AMAZING!
As always your message is a light in the dark. Thank you again. Have a wonderful day.
I never thought about it like that, it's like you've just told us all a complete new way of thinking and of looking at ourselves, a very important and amazing life lesson. Thank you my friend. xxxxx
Thank you phi. Your words are always so on point. It really is so helpful and comforting to read your feelings to see the situation in black and white bringing clarification that you are on the right path. Your really helping people to constantly move forward phi. Bless you
Every time I read your posts, it is like you have seen the kind of day I went thru. This time I let go and regained my "self", and woke up feeling released from the victim. Brilliant as always Phiona. And as always ... Thank you.
You may not realise it Phiona, but you have inspired so many people over the years not just for your beautiful writings, your devotion to The Lady, but your words of advice that come from the heart and the simplicity in which you share them so that the most ordinary person and everyday person feels lifted and inspired and gathers hope and serenity for their future. You shine.
"From The Whispers of Avalon", Phiona Hutton, author, priestess of Avalon and mentor takes the reader through an ancient portal -a stargate- through which only the "whispers" of her mystically inspired poetry carry you as you are transported beyond the mists, open to exploring your own inner mysteries in Avalon. "From The Whispers of Avalon" has the power to spark something deep within the soul of every woman and daughter of Avalon. Although the mysteries of Avalon guard themselves, Phiona's beautiful poetry filled with wisdom that undoubtedly comes from the Lady herself, can be likened to one of many keys to parting the mists and awakening the ancient dreams and desires of all daughters longing for home.
This is a wonderful book that takes you through a journey to reconnect to your ancient path. Beautifully written, Phiona's whispers will comfort, heal and empower the priestess within you. The poetry of her whispers bring the words to life in such a way that you feel yourself stepping into the pages and into your distant memories. An inspiring read, that i highly recommend.
“I have bought and read Phiona's book "Whispers of Avalon", all I can say is WOW !!! Phiona takes me by the hand and transports me to the magical shores of Avalon. She awakens the magic within and without. The magical circle is cast and you are spellbound from the very first word, emotions flowing free like a spring of remembrance.Thanks ever so much Phiona"
"From The Whispers of Avalon" is a soul touching journey that brings you through the Mists to Goddess and Avalon. The words are not mere words, but emotion, love, wisdom and a journey into your own soul. Phiona Hutton has a way of writing that clearly shows the love of Goddess and to help others along the path. "From The Whispers of Avalon" has helped me to understand a little better the yearning within my heart and soul. My connection to Goddess and Avalon has deepened from reading it.”
"I just received my copy of From the Whispers of Avalon and I am overwhelmed with it's beauty. These whispers touch me so deeply as I read them, I can't even explain it. Some of them bring me almost to tears and leave me breathless. Thank you so much Phiona for publishing them for all of us to read and experience :) and congratulations”
“Dearest Phiona. Your whispers have really been opening up my spirit to who I really am. For as long as I can remember I have had this familiar feeling of a different life. I have had many out of body experiences and have felt that I have seen visions of our ancient home Avalon. Your words bring joy to the loneliness in my soul. How would I be able to start taking your classes. Do you do them on line? Thank you for your enlightment. Bright Blessing )0(“
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“I was given your book as a wonderful surprise. So many times I've felt a missing link between what I've experienced with the God/Goddess and how its reflected in different books. When I read the words you channeled from the God/Goddess I felt a remembrance and a part of my soul rejoiced in its beautiful truths. The words fill me in a way that I've never experienced. They take me home. Bright Blessings”
“Bless you Phiona, thank you very much. I received your book and candle today, thank you Phiona I am already reading it and cannot believe how it resonates with me, you have written so beautifully and so heartfelt, and the way you speak of the Great Mother and our connection to Her. For everyone but in particular for those who hear Her call and long to know Her better and serve Her, as we once did is very moving and brings out this lovely feeling of coming home. Like its where I meant to be all along. thank you, and also I really appreciated your lovely words you wrote to me in the book, and I look forward to lighting the candle I bought specifically later today, this all means so much to me already, much blessing to you Phi xx )O(“
“Hi Phiona. I was just listening to one of your podcasts (with Tylluan Penry). I am so happy to have found these. Thank you for doing them. When I read your Whispers writings about Avalon and now having heard you speak about the old ways and Avalon, it brings me to tears. I understand the feeling you expressed about how it's like someone has passed away..... you grieve and long for it. Thank you for validating what I feel. You have beautiful gifts and thank you for sharing them. I truly am blessed”.
Wonderful, insightful, written straight from the heart.. I treasure this book as I would a bible if I were christian.. A real treasure of wisdom, thank you Lady Phiona for your selflessness.
“Avalon - the island of apples, is ingrained in our hearts, in our collective consciousness. Our collective strength. Thanks to Phiona Hutton it is going to be truly amazing in the years to come!”
“I love how you guide and share without preaching, it's elegant, beautiful and feels like time travel to a gentler world as I read your words, your eloquent heart, always shines through.”
"You were born to this path, you give so much to others you must feel elated as it all returns three fold, allow the words of others to lift and warm your heart and spirit as you do for so many. love and blessings
"Thank you for sharing these beautiful words of wisdom. I look for the postings each day and they have such meaning and relevance to me. many blessings for all the help and guidance that you give xx”
"Sometimes I feel that you have written things specifically for me, you are a wonderful wordsmith xx"
This is the first book I have read by Phiona and what an unusal and compelling book it is. As she shares the Whispers she has received, we are transported to that magical Isle of Avalon which some of us may sense buried deep beneath the layers of modern life. Long or short, each Whisper weaves it's own magic around the reader.
“I can highly recommend this book to anyone who is wishing to grow closer to the Lady and to Avalon. The words will deeply touch your heart and soul, heal you, and open the door to many wonderful blessings. You will not be disappointed. It is well worth the money.”
I discovered you by accident ! What a blessing. Your writings take my breath away. Will have to read everything you have written. The book "Mist of Avalon" opened my heart and prepared me for a new way of life, and now i have found you. Tank you for sharing your beautiful gift with us all. Blessings from a crone down in the heart of Texas.
Brightest Blessings Phiona....I was drawn to your page today and am so pleased to read such beautiful words. I have been a Priestess of the Craft for about 20 years now and your words are wise, perceptive, and so very beautiful. It is so refreshing to see the Goddess and her ways told in such a gracious and truthful way. I hope you receive all you hope for in this endeavor. Blessed Be, Lana )O(