Glastonbury Positive Living
Maria-Teresa Harmer
Elen’s Flora:
The magical, folk and medicinal properties
of some Winter plants
associated with
Elen of the Ways

A warming, festive evening at Abbey House just ahead of Winter Solstice with Maria-Teresa Harmer.

Maria-Teresa is a Priestess of Elen within the Fellowship of Isis as well as a Ceremonial Magician. The talk this evening stems from her work as a Priestess of Elen and also from her other lives as an anthropologist, homeopath and magician. Maria-Teresa will be looking at how these plants and trees connect with Elen of the Ways, specifically their correspondences. As a homeopath she is especially interested in their medicinal properties which she will also discuss and as an anthropologist she will look at some of the mythic and folk traditions associated with them. As a magician she is interested in their magical properties and how best to ‘contact’ and work with them and use them in ceremonies.

Magic is a way of life for Maria-Teresa and she teaches ceremonial procedure and magical thinking from beginner to advanced from solo to group work. She is an Initiate of the Servants of the Light School and supervised their students for many years. She has taught ceremonial magic for the SOL but has now left to run her own school, the Companions of the House of Life, its Lodge and Outer Court.

Maria-Teresa runs workshops and retreats in all aspects of magic within the Western Mysteries. She has an MA in Anthropology – which is in part what led her to magic and is also a trained homeopath. Maria-Teresa taught homeopathy for some years before semi-retiring. She is particularly interested in the cross-over between Anthropology, Healing and Magic and this is at the heart of her talk. She contributed a chapter to the book Finding Elen: The Quest for Elen of the Ways edited by Caroline Wise on which this talk is partly based.

***Tonight there will be a ‘Secret Santa gift giving!***

Please dress festively and bring along a thoughtful, wrapped gift of at least the value of £5 (of course more if you wish). Something really lovely to make another’s Solstice/Christmas. We will place our gift in the circle for another to receive and we shall receive a gift from the circle.


£6 on the door. *Limited spaces* At the time of this update, Monday morning, 16th Dec, there are just a few remaining advance tickets available from Man, Myth & Magic, Magdalene Street (just to the left of the entrance to The Abbey).
We advise buying your ticket in advance if you can. Once these have been sold there will be a few remaining tickets available on the door on the evening itself and these will be available on a first arrival basis.

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