Jo Clancy Interview
Forest Spirituality with Julie Brett
by Julie Brett
4M ago
This interview is with Jo Clancy, a Wiradjuri woman who teaches contemporary dance with an Aboriginal influence. I join her community classes here in Dharug and Gundungurra Country at the beautiful Kindle Hill school that has a lovely hall looking out over the bushland. This interview led to the chapter "Dancing the Earth" in my new book Belonging to the Earth: Nature Spirituality in a Changing World. You can get a signed copy via my jewelry website here: https://www.forestspiritjewelry.com/product-page/belonging-to-the-earth Many thanks to Jo for her beautiful contribution to the book, and to ..read more
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Welsh Druidry with Kristoffer Hughes
Forest Spirituality with Julie Brett
by Julie Brett
6M ago
In this episode I interview Kristoffer Hughes who is an author of many books on Welsh Druidry, and it the head of the Anglesey Druid Order in Wales. This interview led to a chapter in my new book 'Belonging to the Earth: Nature Spirituality in a Changing World'. You can purchase a signed copy here: http://https://www.forestspiritjewelry.com/product-page/belonging-to-the-earth Kristopher's new book is called 'Cerridwen: Celtic Goddess of Inspiration'.  You can find out more about the Anglesey Druid Order here: https://www.angleseydruidorder.co.uk/ You can find out more about my books and o ..read more
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Uncle Bruce and Patricia Shillingsworth Interview
Forest Spirituality with Julie Brett
by Julie Brett
8M ago
This interview was recorded in June 2021. Uncle Bruce and Aunty Trish Shillingsworth joined me for an interview over lunch. The chat ended up leading to the chapter "In This Together" that features in my new book "Belonging to the Earth".  Many thanks to both Uncle Bruce and Auntry Trish for sharing their stories and their wisdom about Country and culture with us.  Copies of the book can be purchased directly from me at www.forestspiritjewelry.com and include free art postcards including one of Uncle Bruce's art. The book can also be purchased from book retailers.    ..read more
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Uncle Peter Williams Interview
Forest Spirituality with Julie Brett
by Julie Brett
10M ago
In this episode I speak with Uncle Peter Williams of Ngemba Country in NSW. He is a senior song person and contributed to a chapter in my new book Belonging to the Earth. We chat about how he got into learning about traditional song and dance practices, the area he's from around Brewarrina, the River Tour, and his dreams to set up a cultural center. If you'd like to know more about Uncle Peter's work, you can find him on Facebook via his artist page Mara Mara: https://www.facebook.com/peterthulliiwilliams Belonging to the Earth is about ways that the nature spirituality community is respo ..read more
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Belonging to the Earth
Forest Spirituality with Julie Brett
by Julie Brett
11M ago
A podcast introducing my new book Belonging to the Earth: Nature Spirituality in a Changing World.  You can get a signed copy via my jewelry website: https://www.forestspiritjewelry.com/books-1 Or through your local bookstore or online bookstore.  Many thanks to the contributors of this book: Uncle Peter Williams, Uncle Bruce and Aunty Trish Shillingsworth, David King, Jo Clancy and Kristoffer Hughes. Their individual podcast interview episodes will be up soon.    ..read more
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Under a Pagan Sky documentary with Helen Browning
Forest Spirituality with Julie Brett
by Julie Brett
1y ago
This episode is an interview with Helen Browning, the director of the one hour documentary 'Under a Pagan Sky' that is also being shown as a 30minute version by Compass on the ABC as 'Pagans Down Under'. We chat about the documentary, the process of making it, Helen's inspirations and how it all came about and came together.  If you're in Australia you can watch the Compass episode on ABC iView until July 20th. It is also re-showing on Sunday 27th June at 6:30pm on ABC TV.  International friends can find out more about when it is coming your way by following the documentary on Facebo ..read more
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Luke Eastwood and 'The Druid Garden'
Forest Spirituality with Julie Brett
by Julie Brett
1y ago
In this episode I speak with Luke Eastwood about his new book, 'The Druid Garden: Gardening for a better future inspired by the ancients'. We chat about his own experiences with gardening, gardens he loves and why, what's in the book, what a Druid garden is, and how you can go about starting to create your own. It also has some of his ambient music at the end. I hope you enjoy having a listen! You can find out more about Luke and his work at: www.lukeeastwood.com  ..read more
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Gordon Cooper former Grand Arch Druid of the AODA
Forest Spirituality with Julie Brett
by Julie Brett
1y ago
In this episode I speak to Gordon Cooper, former Grand Arch Druid of the Ancient Order of Druids of America (AODA) 2015-2019. Gordon shares stories of his journey with Druidry and discusses important topics for us all, particularly for those of us practicing Druidry outside of the lands of its origin.  You can find out more about the AODA at http://aoda.org/ Gordon is also a member of the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids (OBOD) and has contributed articles to their website. eg: https://druidry.org/resources/wild-crafting-the-modern-druid ..read more
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Covid life and my Community Gardens
Forest Spirituality with Julie Brett
by Julie Brett
1y ago
In this episode I share about how the COVID lockdown has affected my life, my community and how my community gardens have offered a beautiful place for me to come back to my center.  I would love to hear your stories too, so please contact me via my website contact page: www.forestspiritjewelry.com  ..read more
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Emma Restall Orr
Forest Spirituality with Julie Brett
by Julie Brett
1y ago
In this episode I speak with Emma Restall Orr, my favourite author, on many different topics. Emma's writing on Druidry has shaped my experience over many years and after hearing that she no longer called herself a Druid I was fascinated to hear how that came about, what it meant to her, and how it had changed her practice and experience.  The talk was recorded in about July 2019, but due to various reasons I haven't been able to publish it until now. I'm really happy to finally release it and share this conversation with you.  You can find out more about Emma and her work at ht ..read more
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