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; six 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.
Get in touch to find out more, or to hire me for one of your life events.
Or Call 07828 762332