Celtic Earth Wisdom
Celtic Earth Wisdom offers a pathway to reclaim your Celtic ancestral knowledge. Through workshops and courses you are shown a new way of living, thats new to you but infinitely ancient in origin.
As European peoples we have lost our vital connection to the land and the cultures connected to that land. How would it feel to have your own indigenous culture that you can claim? How would it feel to be able to honour the Earth without apology? How would it feel to have permission to follow the rhythms of nature and be released from modern day pressures and conformity? This ancient knowledge is waiting for you, come join me in discovering the magic world of Celtic Earth Wisdom.
When you claim your Celtic Earth Wisdom you take your place upon the earth in a powerful way. You are connected back to a time when your ancestors were deeply and profoundly connected to the Earth. Life becomes more magical as you recognise the sentience that surrounds you. You are nature, your spirit is wild and free and wants you to run into the forest, knowing you can’t get it wrong. You are a child of this Earth, your ancestors knew it and it’s time for you to own this once more.
Before humans created ideas, concepts and labels about nature, there was just nature. It's always with us, surrounding us no matter where we are since time began.
Forest Therapy also known as Forest Bathing or Shinrin Yoku, takes us right back to this most simple and innate ways to know nature, being in it and exploring it using our senses. It's simple yet profound. Forest Therapy is the very best way that I have come across to create a deep and profound connection to the more than human world, even if you already spend a lot of time in nature.
As we move slowly through the forest you are invited to discover new sensory ways of relating that dissolve the gap between your human self and the world around you.
I am a certified Nature and Forest Therapy trained by The Association of Nature and Forest Therapy (ANFT).
A Forest Therapy experience is generally 2-3 hours and starts with a sensory meditation and then flows into a series of simple yet powerful invitations that are designed to open up the senses to experiencing the natural world in a whole new way. Not only will you experience a deeper sense of connection to the more than human world but also to the people you share this experience with. We end with a tea ceremony of wildcrafted plants and wholesome snacks.
Tree Mystic organises regular scheduled group walks and can organise tailored Forest Therapy events for groups and organisations.
What people have said:
“A beautiful experience of communing with nature — right in the middle of the city — and noticing the beauty and magic that are always available if we just pay attention. Hannah provides the perfect guidance, as well as some healing tea and light snacks at the end. Highly recommend this gentle ‘adventure’ if you want to destress, reconnect with yourself, or just enjoy some deeply relaxing time in nature.”
Sarah: South Africa
“Thanks Hannah. We had a wonderful experience walking and talking to plants in the city forest. You gave us great insight into the secret life of these beautiful city dwellers. They have their own vibration and will gladly share their stories, if only we took the time to feel them and listen deeply. We got a lot of insight about the indigenous plants and animals of New Zealand along with guided meditation. Our journey ended with the comforts of a blanket and medicinal tea made with the leaves we collected in the forest.”
Anna: New Zealand
“A lovely way to reconnect with nature and appreciate the complex ecosystems we are a part of. The walk provides you with an opportunity to see details in nature often overlooked, as well as finding calm, reflection and gratitude within yourself.”
Hello and welcome. I’m Hannah McQuilkan. I’m a qualified Naturopath, Medical Herbalist, Aromatherapist and Certified Forest Therapy Guide. I have 20 years experience in the Wellness Industry and am currently in my final year of a 3 year Celtic and British Mystery Traditions course. I've lived in Auckland, New Zealand all my life and have ancestry from Scotland, Cornwall, Britain with a splash of Danish.
I founded Tree Mystic in 2018 after a profound nature experience in a park in Philadelphia where I came away with the unshakeable knowing that nature can and is communicating with us. This led me to study forest bathing with ANFT (The Association of Nature and Forest Therapy).
Using my knowledge from the forest bathing training, I was able to listen to the earth more deeply than I ever had before and because of this I was able to sense the voice and presence of my ancestors for the first time. In a world where appropriation of other cultures is no longer appropriate, I was looking for a way to worship the land that I could claim fully and call my own.
As I began to research my Celtic ancestry I was surprised and delighted to discover an rich cultural legacy where the world is animated with spirit, with Gods and Goddess who live above the earth and below the ground, a seasonal cycle of celebrations, fairy faith, tree and plant wisdom, stories, myths and traditions.
I have come to see that reclaiming our Indigenous European Earth wisdom is critical if we are to move toward creating a sustainable, healthy and vibrant world and culture. For too long people of European descent have lost their vital connection to the earth and their place in it, it’s time to turn the tides and remember the wisdom of our ancient ancestors once more.
I also offer private sessions for Aromatherapy Massage, Angelic Reiki and Forest bathing.
I hope you enjoy what you find here. If you have any questions please reach out.