2018 Guest Speaker



Jhenah Telyndru


Jhenah Telyndru has always felt called to dance with joy in that liminal space which straddles the realms of history and myth, of individuality and collectivity, of the seen and the unseen. A creative mystic who loves science and values fact, Jhenah embraces the conscious co-creation of the future, while immersing herself in an impassioned study of the past. The path between, she believes, is where the mysteries are revealed and where true magic happens.

In 1995 Jhenah founded the Sisterhood of Avalon, a non-profit Celtic Women’s Spirituality organization, and serves as Academic Dean and lead instructor of the Avalonian Tradition. Theological Seminary.  She teaches Avalonian Intensive Workshops around North America and the UK, and has facilitated in pilgrimages to sacred sites in the British Isles since 2000. A priestess in the Avalonian Tradition, Jhenah has been dedicated to Goddess Spirituality for over 30 years.  She is the author of Avalon Within: A Sacred Journey of Myth, Mystery, and Inner Wisdom (Llewellyn 2010), which is used by Women’s Spirituality Groups and solitary practitioners’ world-wide. 

A professional’s tarot counsellor for over 20yeears, Jhenah is the creator of The Avalonian Oracle: Spiritual Wisdom from the Holy Isle (Schiffer, 2016) oracle deck and books, gorgeously illustrated by Emily Burnner.  She is the originator of unique system of inner pilgrimage can be experienced on the beautiful instructional DVS Trancing the Landscape: Avalonian Landscape Postures.

She also produced a spoken word album for guided meditations entitled Journey to Avalon: Immrama to the Holy Isle. Jhenah’s writing has been featured in periodicals including PanGaia, SageWoman, The Beltane Papers, Circle Magazine and The Tor Stone: Quarterly Journal of Women’s Mysteries magazines, several Llewellyn annuals, and both fiction and non-fiction anthologies.


Workshops with Jhenah Telyndru PPD 2018

The God and Goddesses of the Ancient Celts

Many modern Pagans draw spiritual inspiration from the ancient Celts, but what do we really know about pre-Christian Celtic religions and the deities they worshiped? How can we best honor our spiritual forebears while also developing personal relationships with the Celtic Gods themselves?  How important is it to have “Celtic” blood in order to practice a form of Celtic Paganism?  Join us in exploring these and other questions as we take a whirlwind tour through history, archaeology, mythology, and folk practices in a quest to understand the nature of Celtic divinities through and understanding of their cultural origin.

The Elements of Magical Herbalism

The use of herbs in magic is a potent art found in ancient and indigenous traditions around the world, an art which is still in active practices today. Come learn how plants ca be powerful allies in our quest for change, self-mastery, and transformation.  We will learn the folkloric properties of some commonly used herbs, discuss the moon’s influence on plant growth and harvesting, discover how to create herbal talismans, and explore ways to use magical herbalism in our everyday lives. We will work directly with herbs as we learn how to identify their energy signatures and elemental correspondences for ourselves.