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Mike Harris is an authority on the Western Mystery and Brythonic Celtic Traditions and has written and lectured extensively on both of these during the last twenty years. He first became interested in meditation, magic and related subjects whilst practicing Aikido in the late 1960's, but now confines his "ki" activities to being a Reiki master! He received his magical training from Gareth Knight and was one of the founding Magi of the group centred on Hawkwood College that Knight subsequently formed in the early 1980's. Mike lead the group during its eventual transformation into the Avalon Group, which he co- founded with Wendy Berg. He is considered to be one of the leading authorities and exponents of ritual magic in the Western Tradition today. Mike is presently Magus of the Company of Avalon and a member of the advisory board of the Wisdom of the Ancients project in North Wales . He is an author and a published poet and has appeared on British television.
Mike lives in North Wales, in the breathtaking Snowdonia scenery which inspired the Mabinogion and which gave birth to the mythologies of Arthur, Merlin and Taliesin. Following careers in advertising, finance and retailing, he now devotes his full time energies to writing, lecturing, workshops and the direction of the Company of Avalon. He also provides innovative "Magic on the Land" excursions in North Wales and in other magical locations upon the British landscape.
Magic on the land excursions
The ridge of Cadair Idris which dominates the landscape of southern Snowdonia and overshadows Mike's home. Cadair Idris ("the chair of Idris") has played a considerable role in welsh mythology. It appears from Mike's researches (see books) to have represented the constellation of the Great Bear in ancient representations of the night sky upon the "star map" of the local landscape. . JRR Tolkien did much of his writing not far from here Tolien had a writing retreat in arthog just ubder
Typical "Magic on the Land" excursions include locations like these, set in the stunning scenery of Snowdonia . Mike has managed to weave his extensive knowledge of magic and mythology to topography and archaeology to tell the stories of Arthur, Merlin and Taliesin, to show how welsh Celtic mythology worked with landscape (and still does!). Excursions can be tailored to suit all tastes from the studious to the lighthearted to the seriously magical.
Mike has also works with sacred tour groups at Glastonbury, Avebury, Stonehenge and other notable sites in Britain and arranges itineraries with a good mix of "on the land"/earth energies work, history, archaeology, mythology and formal ritual/ pathworking as required.
FEES are subject to size of group and activities. The 2003/2004 season fee scale starts at �195 per day (9.30am-7.30 pm) plus expenses.
For further details and availability email Mike at [email protected]
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