Archives: The Isle of Arran, Wales, and Iceland, Spring 2000

Nancy took Maria MacKenzie-Cann to Arran because Nancy had been so drawn to it . Nancy knew that Arran has a long history as a tourist destination but that there was more to it than golf courses. Arran is very unique in the dragon line running across it (tectonic plates) and in sheer numbers of historic and sacred sites in one small place.
There was a constant air of reunion with the ancestors for Nancy and Maria, who were asked by the spirits, “ Why did you take so long!?”

Goatfel Mountain, Isle of Arran

They hiked and picnicked and created spontaneous ritual in glens, dales, moors and on hilltops. They allowed the spirit of the wild feminine, the dragon, and the faeries to touch them and move them through their prayers and celebrations.

One of their real pleasures was to meet the women staffing the offices of the Celtic Heritage Trust. The Trust had published many publications on Celtic culture as well as providing programs based on tradition and folklore. Their e-magazine is “Dalriada.”

Nancy in Wales 2000The dragon of Wales came in through the South West where Nancy and Maria climbed sacred mountains, created ritual on St. David’s Head, and joined the community at Cwrt y Clychau near Lampeter. The weather provided a lot of energy from the elements in order to raise and direct prayers, healing, and Light links.

Another dragon line is found in Iceland where continental plates meet: the two women went to a geyser area to do guerilla shamanism away from the public eye. They crossed an ice field and left a cairn in thanks for the assistance they received while exploring the rugged terrain.

The fire under the ice, the breath of the dragon, the steps of their ancestors and the passion for life tempered by compassion, led Nancy and Maria to be in service to “all our relations” during their journey of remembering and rejoining spirit tracks lost to time.