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About me - JJ Middleway
I am a Druid elder in, “the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids”, which I have been actively part of for nearly a quarter of a century, frequently in a mentoring and teaching capacity. I also incorporate Buddhist meditation and practices into my life. I live in the beautiful Cotswolds with my wife Fleur http://www.fleurcamille.co.uk. I am parent to four grown up children; five grandchildren and two step children.
I am an experienced celebrant, ritualist & poet weaving a unique magic into weddings, funerals and naming ceremonies. I am often asked to assist in creating a holding/ritual space at ceremonies honouring the eightfold wheel of the year. This is often at sacred sites or at festivals.
I have participated, within a spiritual capacity, in various radio programmes, including Radio 4’s ‘Beyond Belief’ and Radio 2’s ‘Good Morning Sunday’. I have produced three CDs and a book of poetry.
I am passionate about Sacred Earth songs, singing the land alive through prayerful vibration. Within my circle I often share teachings and story, along with creating spacious periods of stillness. ‘Enchanting the Void’ is a potent, deeply healing and inspirational space filled with heart resonance: For the land, ourselves and the wider community.
I am currently working on a book which will reflect my work and teachings, through song lines.
As well as frequent sessions in my home town of Stroud, I travel with this inspired gift of sacred song and silence to various venues in Europe – including Holland, Italy and Germany along with various camps and festivals in the UK and abroad. I also broadcast weekly via facebook and youtube Sovereign Earth.
Hiring and Fees
With many years of experience, creating and co-creating ritual and celebrancy, I have a deep understanding of what goes into preparing and developing a beautiful ceremony, much of which often goes far beyond what is seen ‘on the day’ , and its true worth can often be underestimated.
Traditionally my work ethic of dedication to service – both for others and to myself – invites the following three questions to be posed;
- What’s it worth to you?
- What might you pay yourself if you were offering the work?
- What can you afford?
These questions allow for flexibility in terms of energy exchange. I consider the following guide prices to be a fair starting point, based on the above questions.
- Handfastings: to be negotiated
- Parting Ceremonies: to be negotiated
- Naming Ceremonies: to be negotiated
- Day rate and workshop rates by negotiation.
Where appropriate, travel and accommodation expenses need to be allowed for.