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Sisters of the mists Priestesshood and Huntsmen of Avalon
Sisters of the mists  Priestesshood and Huntsmen of Avalon

                                         The workings of the Priestess



When we become a seeker with the Sisters of the mists, we enter into the service of the Great Mother. We learn as we journey towards the Priestess how to work her energy into all we do and are. Three of the most important workings are the giving of healing to those who are in need, the healing and balancing of the lands around us and the lighting of the Flame of the mists.


We carry out her work as her ambassador, her voice and touch, bringing her energy into this world once more and the world ever closer to Avalon. Connecting through the sisterhood that reaches out worldwide, our energy is carried out throughout it and our path is walked with compassion and being. Lighting the flame to bring illumination to the darkest of places and pathways.




The nine day healing


So many are in need of healing energies in today's world. So many souls struggling and desperate for the change they seek. The more we gather and send collective healing energy, they greater the transformation is enabled.

The sisters of the mists follow the ancient nine day healing path. Working for nine days continuously, raising the energy needed. Healing energy is started on the first day of every month and continued until the ninth day. Working each day during the nine days for nine minutes. With a focused intent, healing is offered and given to those in need.

We also work with the energy of the flame of the mists, during this time to illuminate our healing energy out into the world and giving us a focus


The nine day healing of the Sisters of the mists, begins on the first day of every month and continues until the ninth day. Every day during those nine days for nine minutes healing is offered and given to those in need.


If you would like to join with us as a recipient please use the contact page with your details. I f you would like to join with us as a healer, simply add your energies to our own to help magnify the energy sent.


Daily healing.


Day one of the nine day healing.

This sees the beginning of the nine day healing. For nine minutes healers around the world, will focus their intent to those who have requested healing and energy. Be open to the energy that is being sent.


Day two of the nine day healing.

Healing continues to be sent, to those who have requested. For nine minutes healers across the world will focus their intention and connect. Bringing strength and power to their own personal healing abilities. Magnifying the healing energy and directing it to those who have asked. If you are a healer please join the nine day healing to empower all we wish to achieve.


Day three of the nine day healing.

As we continue to send out to those in need our healing gains in strength. Our connection deepens. For nine minutes our focus is only for its purpose as the healer. Our intent to send pure energy to the requests received.


Day four of the nine day healing

The energy is becoming more focused and heightened as we connect once more today. Sending to those who have requested and all those in need. As we bring attention to the nine minutes we choose for our intent, we recognise the energy as it connects more readily. Within the healing we send we also find that we receive, bringing balance to the soul.


Day five of the nine day healing.

The energy intensifies and reaches its peak. Focusing on the nine minutes during this time and all the souls who have requested energy to be sent. We hold our focus to their need. Nurturing and empowering. Sending the energy needed to allow the transformation to begin.


Day six of the nine day healing.

Day six sees us  beginning to release the energy raised. Cutting the tie and bond of the healer. Allowing the recipient to absorb all that has been sent. Remembering just to connect for those nine minutes yet empowering all we send. In a focused and concentrated way. Our healing is at its most powerful as we connect to others who are joining with the nine day healing.


Day seven of the nine day healing.

We now begin to gently close the healing flow we have been sending. Still with our focus on the nine minutes of the day. We now send a trickle rather that a rush of energy. Allowing the recipients to detach gently from the healing we have been sending. Still connected but faintly we send to those who are in need.


Day eight of the nine day healing.

The eight day brings the healing we send to others to a close. We send our last energy to those who have requested. And close the flow. We detach fully from those who are receiving and ensure that we have not taken on any part of them on an emotional or physical level. We cleanse ourselves and allow all we held to be emptied. We begin to rest and allow the energy to recover.


Day nine of the nine day healing.

The last day of the nine day healing sees us give to the healer. We send to the self to balance our being and soul. To recharge and heal aspects of ourselves. We are as important as those we connect and send out too. For nine minutes today it is only about us. No one else. We allow the energy of Avalon to embrace and wash over us. Releasing all we no longer need or desire. Releasing on the breath any stress and anxiety we hold and carry. We empower all we are and find a relief to all that burdens us. When we complete the healing we give all back to the Lady as the mists gently surround us, until next month when the nine day healings begin once more. 


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The nine day land blessings


In the ancient time of our ancestors who walked the path of Avalon, it was accustomed to bless the lands that we walk. To give thanks to the Great Mother for all she holds and gives to us, in our daily needs. Now we awaken that ancient custom and breathe life into it, finding a place for it in our modern life and taking time to give back all that is taken from the Great Mother and her lands.

To empower the lands beneath our feet, and energise the earth and all she holds. To bring healing as it is needed to the local area in which we dwell. To bless the fields that surrounds us so that they may yield their greatest harvest.

As we honour her with our blessing, she returns it to us in abundance, in the lushness of the trees, of all of nature in many guises. Of the birds in their song. all that hold so many signs and messages to us on our path.

The nine day blessing is held in many ways during its course. Through song and dance. Chant and verse. Dressing of the lands. Offerings and adornments. In drumming and music. In silent connection. Within the symbols of Avalon. 

The blessing is held over nine days as this is the sacred number of Avalon and the Lady. As her Priestesses hold sacred offerings to the land, gently on the first day and raising the energy till a culmination on the ninth day.

On the 18th of each month, sees the beginning the nine day blessing. A sacred time of seclusion and connection for the priestess as she connects directly with the Great Mother, listening and understanding her needs. Holding a knowing that heals and balances her.

As more women join in with the blessing, we empower her. We become her. Our bloods flow to the pulse of her heartbeat. Our land and space becomes harmonious paces to be within. Life thrives and is abundant. 

Life grows before us and in our wake as we walk and travel the land. It becomes our source of power and enchantment. Join with the Sisters of the mists every month as we come together to bless the Lands and our home.




Day one of the nine day land blessing

The first day is the time of connection. To place your bare feet upon the earth and to feel her. To become as one with her. To feel her pulse and to ready yours together. To breathe in her air. To exhale in her harmony. To still your mind and to allow the freedom of the soul to move beyond our fast paced reality. To hold connection with all of her. Within the flowers and insects. of the nine day land blessingThe birds and animals. To allow them to see you. As you connect her voice becomes heard. Her face becomes seen. Her energy becomes felt. The connection of the nine day blessing has begun as you become entwined within the umbilical cord of the Great Mother.


Day two of the nine day land blessing.

The second day is to feel her need. What is she lacking? Where is she ailing? Finding the connection of day one she becomes the breath of the body. Allow her to speak through you. Allow her to guide you. She will tell you her needs, you only have to listen. Is it the time of planting and blessing of the seed? Is it the time of harvest and blessing all that is to be reaped? Is it the time of the fallow land when all lies dormant and we bless her for her rest? Does she need nourishment and food? She will guide you and show you the way to all she requires.


Day three of the nine day blessing.

Now having connected deeply with her and understanding her needs it is time to begin raising the energy needed to bless all she requires. Gently at first, calling in the energies of our ancestors and connecting with the ancient path. We find our own way of building the energy. Maybe by chant, by song, by dance, by drum, by quiet contemplation, by bare feet, by herbs, by fire. We allow them to build, aware we need to hold them for a further six days in our heart and soul. She embraces all we give as we bless the lands and acknowledge all she is.


Day four of the nine day blessing.

The energy rises further today. As we continue to bless her lands. Maybe working with sacred waters, or water collected from streams, we anoint her with all we hold. Giving thanks for all she gives. The bounty she offers each and every cycle. The foods she nurtures. We honour the sun and rains as they bring life and death to the lands. We hold them in balance. Bringing the fragile harmony needed for her survival. We recognise her work and in that recognition we find our thanks. We do not always see the effort she takes, but see the end result in her beauty, in wonder and awe. We find pause to breathe her in, entwining the self with all she is. Accepting we are her child and she our mother. We become one, and in doing so we bless the relationship as she embraces all we are.


Day five of the nine day blessing.

The half way point of the blessing. Now we cast out all that ails her. All that is not of nature. Maybe by collecting litter, clearing a river space. Weeding and tending our gardens. Recycling. So much causes her pain. We need to recognise how we can regularly help her need. What changes can we make to the space we live in? That will leave a lasting echo. Making spaces for nature. Places for bugs and insects. Bird feeding stations. Hedgehog hotels. Encouraging our neighbours to do the same. Letting a part of your garden grow wild. Planting meadow space.Growing vegetables even in a window box. Balancing out all the poison that is poured into her by others, all the toxins used in farming and gardening. Removing the rubbish of man that suffocates her and the nature that lives upon her. A physical action that makes such a difference as we bless all she is.


Day six of the nine day blessing.

This is the day we offer her foods. Rich composts, organic fertilisers, feeding and fulfilling her. Ensuring that all we offer is rich in nutrients but not harmful. As we tend to her we offer song, chant or even quiet contemplation. Communing with all she is and her nature in all its shape and sizes. Taking a moment’s pause to honour and respect her. Turning the soil and feeling her breath within it. Knowing that all we give to her she gives willingly back.


Day seven of the nine day blessing.

Today we bless the harvest. Those about to be collected and those still to come. We bless the farmers and their fields. Often in the midst of the crops we raise our hands to the skies and bless the land beneath our feet. Working with images fashioned from the very crops themselves. Leaving them to the elements and for the love with the Great Mother. We may nourish her with milk and honey, the goodness of all she is. As we feed her we also feed the self. As we bless her we also bless our personal harvests.


Day eight of the nine day blessing.

Taking the energy raised even further still held in the body of the priestess we begin to release the energy raised back into her. Gently and slowly. Bringing balance to the earth. A deep cleansing from all that ails her. Still holding some back for the final day tomorrow.


Day nine of the nine day blessing.

The final day. All that has been raised we now release in a crescendo of energy. Knowing that we give back to her all she holds for us. By making small changes to our space, by honouring her in the smallest of ways. We return the respect and love she holds for us, and in turn it feeds and nourishes her. We become more aware of the wildlife and nature and begin to speak her language. Really taking the time to commune and understand who she is. This is the time of great celebration, for we have reconnected a lost and forgotten connection which our ancestors carried in their being. We celebrate in dance and song, chant and drum as we did in the beginning of the nine day blessing. Closing the nine day blessing until next month when we will begin again. Always working with her need and season. We become more highly tuned to her cycle and our connection deepens as we become the footprint of the Great Mother.


Day after the nine day blessings.

Today we rest. Today we sit back knowing we have given her our all. Today we take stock for the self and give to us all we need

If this was your first joining of the nine day land blessings thank you for joining and we hope you join us again next month. The more of us that bless the lands where we live, the more global it will become. The more blessed the lands beneath our feet will be. 



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The Flame of the mists


Phiona first lit the flame of the Mists from a Veil of Dark gathering (Samhain) fire in Glastonbury (Avalon) in 2001. The flame has been held by Phiona and the Sisters of the Mists in their homes ever since. Transferring the flame lovingly and carefully from one candle to the next.


Every year at the gathering of the veils in Glastonbury, a new candle is taken to the sacred wells, where phiona cleanses the candle in the running waters of the Tor, charging and empowering it with the energy of Avalon, the lady and of the Hunter.


The candle is anointed with oils, dressed with flowers and herbs and held within the flame of the veil fire. Where it transforms from being just a candle and births itself as the Mother candle for the flame of the Mists.


Once it has been charged the flame is passed from the old Mother candle to the new Mother candle and it becomes the candle that holds the Flame of the Mists for the coming year. The old Mother candle is released into the fire of the veil and feeds the fire of the gathering.


This illumination is the light of the mists, It will help guide and call its sisters home. Through the darkness and when the path becomes lost. It will have a voice that whispers to those who wish to hear. It will guide the seekers who are lost to the shores of Avalon. For those already within the mists it will bring strength to their journey, and of the Priestesses it will bring light to Avalon and the old ways as she rises once more.


The Flame awakens the sacred energy of the Sisters of the Mists, bringing us home to the Lady and to the sacred lands of the Elders, where we hold the wisdoms and truths of the Ancient Isle. Allow the flame to burn brightly at this time of awakening and quickening to illuminate the journey of the self and those who are looking for a way through the mists.


The Flame holds within it the energy of the Unicorn and dragon of the ancient lores and truths. The Celtic warrior Priestess


If you wish to be a holder of the flame, you will be sent a tea light that has been lit from the mother candle and holds the Flame of the Mists within it. It will be cleansed with waters from the sacred wells of The White Springs, Chalice Wells and St Nectans Glen before it is sent to you .


When you receive this candle you should light it and embrace the flame within your soul. You will use the tealight to light another candle of your choice that will become your Flame of Avalon candle. Each tealight sent is a direct descendant that is birthed from the Mother flame.


You will become a holder of the Flame of the mists. Holding the light for Avalon as she rises into our reality once more. We light the Flame of the Mists candle on the darkest night of every month when the moon is of the dark. To bring Light to the darkest night as we find our way home.


There is no set rite, ritual or ceremony for the flame of the mists. You may wish to keep it continuously burning (in a safe container) or to light it just when you are in attendance. Once the flame has been ignited it also burns brightly within your heart and soul, as you connect with the Holders of the flame and the Sisters of the Mists.


If you are unable to light your flame for whatever reason the Sisters will always be holding the flame. You only need to connect to the energy to be within the flames embrace.


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There is no cost to sending the tea light, but If you wish to donate to the Flame of the mists, to cover postage for your candle please do so using the paypal button below.




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The illumination of the flame burns brightly around the world, calling to those who are lost and seeking. reaching out to those who are in need of healing energy and connecting women all over the earth to the beauty and compassion of one another.



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