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What is Clairaudience?

Clairaudient messages are communications received through clairaudience, a form of extrasensory perception (ESP) or psychic ability where an individual hears voices, sounds, or messages from the spiritual realm or higher planes of consciousness. Clairaudience means “clear hearing” and is one of the major psychic abilities.

For me, clairaudience developed with fragments of long-forgotten or unfamiliar songs popping into my head when I was washing up or in the shower.  If I can remember it for long enough I research the lyrics online and look for the messages. I have enjoyed listening to songs that I either don’t recall hearing or have long forgotten and I have felt supported by the messages they contain.

Characteristics of Clairaudient Messages

The notion of repetition is a characteristic for me: if I’m in the kitchen cooking I might not have time to write the lyrics down, and then when I’m walking the dog I’ll realise that I’ve forgotten.  Then a couple of days later it will come back to me and I make sure that I write it down and look it up immediately before it goes away again.

Internal Sound: These messages are often heard inside the mind, similar to thought but distinct in that they seem to come from an outside source.

External Sound: Less commonly, the messages may be heard externally, as if someone is speaking aloud to the person.

Variety of Sources: The messages can come from various sources, such as spirit guides, angels, deceased loved ones, or other spiritual entities.

Clarity and Repetition: Clairaudient messages are typically clear and distinct. Sometimes, they may be repeated to ensure the message is understood.

Guidance and Insight: These messages often provide guidance, insight, warnings, or information that can help the individual in their personal or spiritual journey.

How Clairaudience Can Manifest

We all have different experiences of clairaudience, so there is no set expectation.  Music is the only form I receive, but there are others.

Random Words or Phrases
Hearing random words or phrases that seem to pop into the mind without any apparent source.

Music or Sounds
Hearing music, sounds, or tones that have no physical source.

Names and Numbers
Receiving specific names or numbers that hold significance.

Conversations
Hearing parts of conversations or dialogues, either within the mind or externally.

Developing Clairaudience

I didn’t set out to develop clairaudience; it came to me later in life after fifteen years of mediation and a plant medicine ceremony which really brought it through as a mode of communication from my spirit guides/higher self.

Meditation:
Regular meditation can help quiet the mind and make it easier to discern clairaudient messages.

Listening Exercises:
Practice active listening in daily life to enhance auditory perception.

Trust and Openness:
Trusting in the messages received and remaining open to the experience without scepticism.

Journaling:
Keeping a journal of any messages, sounds, or voices heard can help in recognizing patterns and understanding the messages more clearly.

Distinguishing Clairaudience from Mental Health Issues

Clairaudient messages are a form of spiritual communication received through the sense of hearing. They can provide valuable insights, guidance, and support. Developing this ability involves practice, openness, and discernment, ensuring that the messages received are for the highest good.

It is important to distinguish between clairaudient experiences and symptoms of mental health conditions, such as auditory hallucinations associated with disorders like schizophrenia. Clairaudient messages are typically positive, guiding, and constructive, whereas auditory hallucinations in mental health conditions can be distressing, negative, and disruptive.

Of course, addictions may be the source of the problem such as taking street drugs,  drinking too much alcohol or taking too much plant medicine.  Pharmaceutical drugs can also disrupt mental health but you must discuss this with your doctor rather than abruptly stopping the medication which may cause other problems.

Shamanic Healing

If you are experiencing distressing experiences that are in the realm of mental health issues, a Shamanic Healing Distact Session may help.  It could be a Spiritual Parasite or Entity that is controlling an aspect of your behaviour.  Such entities attach via tears in the energy body created by trauma allowing negative influences to come in and take over.  Rose uses Shamanic Techniques to remove Spiritual Parasites and negative energy and change the agreements you made that have allowed them to resonate with you so that they cannot return.

The Narcissistic Abuse Cycle

The cycle of narcissistic abuse is a repetitive and destructive pattern of behaviour often experienced in relationships with narcissists. This cycle typically consists of three main phases: idealization, devaluation, and discard.  In my experience, these phases are common to all narcissists including mothers, spouses, partners, friends, group leaders, and work colleagues.

Understanding this cycle can help you to recognize and break free from abusive relationships. Here is a detailed explanation of each phase:

Idealization Phase

During this phase, the narcissist appears charming, attentive, and loving, creating a “honeymoon” period in the relationship. This stage is also known as “love bombing” because the narcissist overwhelms you with affection, praise, and gifts.  The narcissist may flatter, shower with compliments, and make grand gestures.  If you have a history of feeling undervalued this makes you feel valued, special, and deeply connected to the narcissist, creating a strong emotional bond.  It feels wonderful and is intoxicating.

Devaluation Phase

Once you are emotionally invested, the narcissist will gradually shift towards devaluation. The narcissist begins to criticize, belittle, and manipulate, eroding self-esteem and sense of self-worth.  The narcissist may engage in verbal abuse, gaslighting, passive-aggressive behaviour, and blame-shifting.  You may feel confused, anxious, and worthless, often questioning your reality and blaming yourself for the narcissist’s behaviour.

Discard Phase

In the discard phase, the narcissist abruptly ends the relationship or distances themselves emotionally, leaving you feeling abandoned and devastated. This phase can be temporary, with the narcissist returning to restart the cycle. The narcissist may ghost, withdraw affection, or abruptly end the relationship causing intense emotional pain, confusion, and a sense of betrayal.

Hoovering

After the discard phase, the narcissist may attempt to re-enter your life, a tactic known as “hoovering.” This is often done to regain control and restart the cycle of abuse.  The narcissist may apologize, make promises to change, or employ manipulative tactics to draw you back causing hope for change so that you re-enter the relationship, only to repeat the cycle.

Breaking the Cycle

Recognizing the cycle of narcissistic abuse is crucial for breaking free. Here are some steps to consider:

  • Education: Learn about narcissistic personality disorder and abuse patterns to understand what you are experiencing.
  • Feelings: Tune into your feelings and if something feels wrong, pay attention.
  • Boundaries: Set and enforce strong personal boundaries to protect yourself from further harm.
  • Support: Seek support from trusted friends, family, or professional counsellors who can offer guidance and validation.
  • Self-Care: Focus on self-care and rebuilding your self-esteem and sense of self-worth.
  • No Contact: Consider implementing a “no contact” rule to fully detach from the narcissist and prevent further manipulation.

Shamanic Healing

Narcissistic abuse is often an entrenched pattern, evolving from early childhood experiences where we develop beliefs and agreements about ourselves and others.  This could take the form of “I’m not good enough” which has far-reaching consequences for people in their lives, holding them back from experiencing their true potential.  It may stop them from applying to college to do a course, sabotage them from attending an interview for their dream job, or put them in a state of depression where they don’t want to socialise.  The pattern will repeat from early childhood caregivers through friendships, work colleagues, and partners/spouses.

Talking about our problem in psychotherapy can give us a cognitive understanding of the situation, but it cannot change our programmed behaviour on a subconscious level.  Shamanic healing can break the trauma bonds with the abuser by changing the agreements that have caused them to seek a detrimental relationship.  By shifting to “I am good enough” we can step into a new manifestation of life with a new job, home, and hobbies.

Soul Retrieval will enable you to get the life-force energy back that was stolen from you, which is a very empowering experience.  This gives solid confidence which is not in ego.  Energy Body Healing will seal up the holes in your energy body so that the soul parts cannot leave again.  Spiritual Parasite / Entity Removal will remove any external negative forces that may be controlling you without you knowing, such as causing you to drink too much which leads to emotional outbursts that the entity feeds off leaving you drained. The removal of negative energy and blockages through Shamanic Extraction will help you to feel refreshed, and more energetic and give you a positive frame of mind.

For further information go to Shamanic Healing and Shamanic Techniques.  To book a free 10-minute Zoom to discuss your needs, please go to the Contact and to make an online booking go to Bookings.

Homemade Glass Cleaning Spray

Here is a step-by-step guide to making a homemade glass cleaner using white vinegar and orange peel which is easy, cost-effective, and gives excellent results.

I started cutting out chemical cleaning products over 20 years ago since they are a major source of toxins which pollute our homes and harm the aquatic life in our waterways.

The health risks associated with common toxic household cleaning products include:

  • respiratory issues from ammonia, bleach, and Volatile Organic Compounds;
  • Skin irritation;
  • Eye irritation;
  • Cancer and hormone disruption.

But as prices continue to rise natural glass cleaning products such as Method are around £4.50 for 800ml, so I was looking for a cheaper alternative without resorting to chemicals.

I knew that white vinegar was a good all-round natural cleaning product as it is a major ingredient in many natural brands, so I decided to experiment with ways of making it smell better.

My local veg box delivery contains three organic oranges per week, so I wanted a recipe to recycle the orange peel.  If you like a citrus smell you could also use lemon, grapefruit or lime peel according to what you have at home.  Alternatively, you can try different combinations of essential oils.

You can reuse an old plastic trigger bottle or buy a reusable bottle.  I bought a reusable glass bottle with a spray trigger from my local refill shop, Juniper on Lavant Street in Petersfield – https://www.juniperonline.co.uk

You will need:

  • An air-tight jar;
  • White vinegar;
  • Orange peel;
  • A sieve or muslin;
  • Water (optional);
  • Lemon or Lavender Essential Oil;
  • A spray bottle.

Instructions:

Prepare the Orange Peel

Peel a couple of oranges and remove as much of the white pith as possible using a small knife or peeler, so as not to make the final liquid cloudy.

Infuse the Vinegar

Place the orange peel into a clean glass jar.

Fill the jar with white vinegar until the peel is completely submerged.

Seal the jar tightly with a lid.

Steep the Mixture

Let the mixture sit for at least two weeks in a cool, dark place. This allows the essential oils from the orange peels to infuse into the vinegar.

Strain the Mixture

After two weeks, strain the vinegar to remove the orange peels using a fine-mesh strainer, muslin, or cheesecloth.

Dilute (Optional)

If you find the vinegar too strong for your liking, you can dilute it with water. A common ratio is 1 part infused vinegar to 1 part water. However, for tougher cleaning jobs, you might prefer using it undiluted.

Add Essential Oils

Depending on the base of your mixture you can experiment with different essential oils.  With my orange base, I tried lemon and lavender.

Storage

Pour the strained (and possibly diluted) vinegar into a spray bottle.

Label the bottle and store it in a cool, dark place.

Using the Glass Cleaner

Spray the mixture onto glass surfaces.

Wipe with a clean, lint-free cloth or paper towel.

For best results, buff the glass with a dry microfiber cloth to prevent streaks.

Gently shake the bottle before each use to ensure the mixture is well combined.

What is the Jezebel Spirit?

The Jezebel Spirit can be seen in all social groups and is particularly prevalent in the various Spiritual communities based on the ‘love and light’ model.  It is most obvious in the self-appointed leaders of these groups who often claim to receive ‘insights’ and ‘downloads’ from their guides but don’t have the discernment and wisdom to see that they are from a negative influence.

Key Characteristics of the Jezebel Spirit include:

Lack of Authenticity:
The individual being controlled by the Jezebel Spirit and comes across as insincere and false.  They say what they think you need to hear to do their bidding.

Manipulation and Control:
– A Jezebel spirit is often associated with controlling and manipulative behaviours. Individuals under this influence may use deceit, flattery, and seduction to achieve their goals and maintain power over others.

Rebellion and Idolatry:
– The Jezebel spirit is linked to rebellion against authority, especially spiritual authority and Natural Law.  They look to psychics on YouTube for guidance and lead people away from a true connection to the Creator.

Seduction and Immorality:
– Sexual immorality and seduction are common traits attributed to the Jezebel spirit. This includes physical acts and leading others into moral compromise through charm and allure.

False Prophecy and Deception:
– Individuals influenced by a Jezebel spirit may falsely claim to have spiritual insights or prophetic gifts. They use these claims to deceive and mislead others, often causing division and strife within communities.

Biblical Reference
The concept is primarily derived from the story of Queen Jezebel in the books of 1 Kings and 2 Kings. Jezebel, the wife of King Ahab, promoted the worship of Baal and Asherah in Israel, opposed the prophet Elijah, and orchestrated the murder of Naboth to seize his vineyard.

Modern Usage
In contemporary usage, the term Jezebel Spirit explains behaviours that disrupt communities, families, and relationships. In Christian teachings, it’s considered a spirit that needs to be confronted and cast out through prayer, spiritual warfare, and adherence to biblical principles.

Shamanic Healing

Shamanic Healing can assist both the victims and the perpetrators.

Rose can assist victims with Shamanic Techniques to extract negative intrusions, seal the energy body, get to the root cause of the problem, erase any detrimental subconscious programmes, retrieve lost soul parts and stolen life-force energy, and create a new way of being so that clients can shift their relationship dynamics and enjoy their lives.

Although it is unlikely that the Jezabel spirit will allow its host to either seek out or accept any healing, Rose can perform entity removal and the extraction of spiritual parasites for those who accept that they have a problem.

Resources for Further Reading

These sources provide detailed explanations and biblical context for understanding the concept of the Jezebel spirit and how it is applied in modern Christian teaching.

1. GotQuestions.org: Offers a comprehensive overview of the Jezebel spirit and its characteristics.
https://www.gotquestions.org/Jezebel-spirit.html

2. Charisma Magazine: Lists traits associated with the Jezebel spirit and provides insights into dealing with this influence.
https://www.charismamag.com/spirit/spiritual-warfare/18759-40-identifying-traits-of-a-jezebel-spirit

3. Bible Study Tools: Provides biblical context and interpretation related to the Jezebel spirit.
https://www.biblestudytools.com/bible-study/topical-studies/what-does-the-bible-say-about-the-jezebel-spirit.html

What is Narcissistic Abuse?

Narcissistic abuse refers to the psychological, emotional, and sometimes physical maltreatment inflicted by individuals with narcissistic traits or narcissistic personality disorder (NPD). This type of abuse often leaves deep, lasting impacts on victims. Here are some key aspects of narcissistic abuse:

Characteristics of Narcissistic Abuse:

Manipulation:

  • Gaslighting: This is a form of manipulation where the abuser makes the victim doubt their reality, memory, or perceptions. It involves lying, denying facts, and twisting the truth to make the victim question their sanity​​.
  • Triangulation: The narcissist might bring in a third party to reinforce their perspective or to create jealousy and rivalry, further destabilizing the victim​.

Emotional Abuse:

  • Devaluation: After initially idealizing the victim, the narcissist begins to criticize, belittle, and demean them, stripping away their self-esteem and self-worth​.
  • Silent Treatment: Ignoring or refusing to communicate with the victim as a form of punishment or control​.

Control and Domination:

  • Isolation: Narcissistic abusers often isolate their victims from friends, family, and support systems to maintain control and dependency​​.
  • Financial Control: They may control the victim’s finances, making it difficult for them to gain independence​​.

Psychological Manipulation:

  • Love Bombing: Initially overwhelming the victim with affection, flattery, and attention to quickly gain their trust and affection​​.
  • Projection: Accusing the victim of the very behaviours and faults the narcissists exhibit themselves.

Physical and Sexual Abuse:

  • Though less common, narcissistic abuse can also involve physical and sexual violence. This aspect of abuse serves to further dominate and control the victim​​.

    Impacts on Victims:

    Psychological Effects:

    • Trauma and PTSD: Victims often experience symptoms of trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), including anxiety, flashbacks, and severe emotional distress​​.
    • Low Self-Esteem: Continuous devaluation erodes the victim’s self-esteem and self-worth, making it difficult for them to trust their own judgment​.

    Emotional and Social Effects:

    • Isolation: The victim may become isolated from their support network, feeling alone and misunderstood​.
    • Depression and Anxiety: Chronic exposure to narcissistic abuse can lead to severe depression and anxiety​.

      How You Can Heal:

      Rose can assist you with recovering from narcissistic abuse with a Shamanic Healing Session using Shamanic Techniques that will:

      • Remove negative intrusions and energy;
      • Replace lost or stolen life-force energy;
      • Discover the source of abuse;
      • Heal the original trauma;
      • Erase the programmed responses;
      • Create new empowering behaviours;
      • Seal the energy body to prevent further leakage of energy or intrusions.

      Spirit may include additional information and guidance tailored to your experience and healing process. More than one session may be required.

      Resources for Further Reading:

      These sources provide comprehensive insights into the dynamics of narcissistic abuse, its characteristics, and its profound impact on victims.

      Psychology Today: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/toxic-relationships/201707/narcissistic-abuse

      Healthline: https://www.healthline.com/health/narcissistic-abuse

      Verywell Mind: https://www.verywellmind.com/signs-of-narcissistic-abuse-syndrome-4155227

      The Summer Solstice in England: A Celebration of Light and Abundance

      In England, the Summer Solstice is on Thursday, June 20th at 21:51 BST.

      Also known as Litha or Midsummer, it is an ancient tradition celebrating the longest day of the year marking the peak of the sun’s power as it reaches its highest point in the sky, resulting in the most daylight hours.

      Its significance is deeply rooted in England’s ancient cultures, notably the Druids and Anglo-Saxons, who revered this day as the peak of the growing season and a time of powerful natural energy and the abundance of nature.

      Litha is a time to replenish your spirit in the sun’s glow and give thanks for the power and warmth of the sun, and the first ripening summer fruits.

      It also serves as a reminder of our connection to the natural world and the same vital force that fuels all physical and spiritual life. It’s a time to appreciate the beauty and bounty of nature, reflecting on the importance of the environment and our role in preserving it.

      We can also take some time in solitude, enjoying the sun’s rays and reflecting on our personal growth over the first half of the year noting and celebrating our achievements and considering how we can make changes for improvement.

      Traditionally, Litha is celebrated with various rituals and customs, including:

      1. Bonfires and Fire Festivals: Lighting bonfires is a common tradition, symbolizing the sun’s power and driving away evil spirits. It is customary to jump over the flames to leave behind negativity and embrace the sun’s positive energy
      2. Nature Celebrations: Gathering flowers and herbs to make garlands or wreaths honouring nature’s abundance. Plants like chamomile, lavender, and sunflowers are commonly used in rituals and decorations​.
      3. Feasting: Sharing meals with family and friends, often incorporating seasonal fruits, vegetables, and other bountiful produce.
      4. Rituals and Spells: Performing rituals for protection, prosperity, and purification, often using the energy of the sun and the natural elements.
      5. Sunrise and Sunset Watching: Observing the sunset on the shortest night and staying up to watch the sunrise is another way to celebrate the solstice. This ritual emphasizes the transition and the balance between day and night​.
      6. Altar Decorations: Litha altars are adorned with symbols of the sun such as candles in yellow, orange, and red; fresh flowers like sunflowers and lavender; summer fruits; and crystals like citrine and carnelian to represent the sun’s energy​.
      7. Celebrations and Feasting: Litha is a time for community gatherings, feasting, singing, and dancing. Many cultures incorporate traditional foods and drinks that celebrate the season’s bounty​​.
      8. Symbolic Acts and Crafts: Creating sun wheels, making floral wreaths or crowns, and crafting with seasonal materials to honour the sun and connect with nature​​.

      The Summer Solstice has influenced literature with the most famous being Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, weaving a tale of magic and romance that captures the enchantment of this time of year. The notion of fairies and mystical happenings on Midsummer’s Eve has permeated English folklore, adding a touch of whimsy to the celebration.

      The Summer Solstice in England is more than just an astronomical event; it’s a celebration of history, culture, and community. From the ancient stones of Stonehenge to family and community celebrations, the solstice brings people together to honour the sun, the Earth, and the enduring human spirit. As the longest day unfolds, it invites us to bask in the light, celebrate our heritage, and enjoy the relaxed summer days.

      Was St Peter’s Church Built by Peasants?

      In my last post, I researched the early history of Petersfield and St Peter’s church.  But there is a detail that has been niggling away at me which has caused me to start questioning the validity of what we are being told.

      The ‘Conservation Area Character Appraisal and Management Plan‘ on the East Hampshire District Council website states that St Peter’s Church was built ‘In the 12th century, probably between 1125 and 1150, when the earliest part of St Peter’s Church was built’.

      https://cdn.easthants.gov.uk/public/documents/Petersfield-Conservation-Area-Character-Appraisal-and-Management-Plan-ilovepdf-compressed.pdf

      Yet, I find it very odd that this is the only website that will commit to a date for the building of the church. None of the other sites covering the early history of St Peter’s offer a specific date, they all gloss over it. Why would there not be official records giving the construction dates?

      Having seen the detailed craftsmanship and the large amount of stone used to build the structure of St Peter’s, I wondered how this would be possible for people who at that time were peasants living in timber structures and surviving by working on the land.

      The Anglo-Saxon period continued until 1066, which was the start of the Norman Conquest. BBC Bitesize confirms what our children are taught for GSE History about life in Anglo-Saxon times, which in contrast to this church building seems very primitive. 

      Yet, our historians would have us believe that around fifty years after the Norman Conquest, these same peasants were building stone churches and castles.

      But there is no mention that Anglo-Saxon men were master craftsmen capable of the detailed stonework as seen on what is known as the ‘Norman Chancel Arch’ as described by the Hampshire History website.  How did these farm peasants manage to find the time to focus on learning the craftsmanship and building skills required to build a church such as this? Who taught them those skills?  And how were there enough men to both tend the fields and carve ornate detail like this with a hammer and chisel? 

      According to BBC Bitesize, our children are taught for GSE History that in Norman times everyone lived a short walk from a castle or church, which means there must have been a lot of castles and churches.  But who had the time to build such large-scale structures to such a high level of workmanship when everyone was busy working on the land?  What changed in the fifty years between the Norman Conquest and the building of Norman churches?

      The answer is nothing, and BBC Bitesize confirms that the people were still living off the land during Norman times.

      Then, we are told that approximately fifty years later the local peasants rebuilt and greatly enlarged the church, which does not make any sense. My feeling is that the church was already larger and because there were no records as evidence they made up the narrative that it was gradually extended over time to make it seem like it had been built by our civilisation.

      Towards the end of the twelfth century, a second period of building added the north and south aisles, taking the walls out to the north and south ends of the transepts and building a west tower to replace the central one.’ https://stpeterspetersfield.org.uk/about_stpeters/the-history-of-st-peters-church/

      It doesn’t make sense that farm workers built stone structures with detailed carving such as this when the housing at that time was of timber construction. I wonder if these castles and buildings that are said to have been built in Norman times were actually the remnants of a previous civilisation.

      The History of St Peter’s Church in Petersfield: Anglo Saxons, Wolves, & Magna Carta

      The first church in Petersfield was built before the establishment of Petersfield as a town, in an area of fields which was part of the extensive Anglo-Saxon Manor of Mapledurham, also known as Malpedresham, and now known as the village of Buriton, which was in the centre of the estate.

      The Saxon origins of Mapledurham were first recorded in the time of the Saxon King Edward the Elder, son of King Alfred the Great. He was the King of the West Saxons, or Wessex, between 870 and 924.

      At this time the manor was held by a woman, Wulfeva Beteslau otherwise known as Wulfgifu Beteslau. The Domesday books recorded that she owned 23 valuable manors across the south-west in Hampshire, Sussex, Wiltshire, and Dorset.

      Wulfgifu is an Old English name derived from the Old Saxon language of North West Germany comprising the elements of ‘wulf’ and ‘giefu’ meaning ‘wolf gift’. Wulfeva was an Anglo-Saxon name with the other forms including Ulveva, Ulveiva, Ulvevia, Ulueua, Vlueua, Vlueue, Wlueua, Wlviva.

      Giefu is a rune from the Younger Futhark with the alternate Anglo-Saxon rune being Gyfu. The old runic poems give it the meaning of ‘gift’ and it is now associated with generosity and gratitude in all aspects of giving and receiving, both for the giver and the recipient.

      The link with wolves comes up again in 1302 when The Testa de Nevill, a compilation of early records of feudal landholdings made between 1198 and 1292, says that Malpedresham was included in the hundred of Wlputta.  Wlputta is linked to place names in Europe and North America, such as the town of Wolfput in Belgium, and in Suffolk, England the village of Woolpit was formerly known as Wolfpit.

      Twenty-two of Wulfgifu’s estates, including Mapledresham were taken by William the Conqueror during the Norman Conquest (1066-1154 ) after the Anglo-Saxon forces of Harold Godwinson were defeated at the Battle of Hastings. When he became King William I of England he gave the valuable Manor of Mapledurham to his wife Queen Matilda of Flanders, also known as Maud. She owned the Manor for several years but died in 1083, shortly before the Domesday survey was published.

      The survey shows that in 1086, Ida of Lorraine, the wife of Count Eustace II and the Countess of Boulogne, was the holder of the other manors in Hampshire and Dorset previously owed by Wulfeva.

      St Peter’s Church and Petersfield are not mentioned in the Domesday Book because the area was open fields, but it mentions a ‘church’ in the centre of the Mapledurham estate, which is now the site of the Norman Church St Mary’s in the village of Buriton. It is possible that the original Saxon building was rebuilt by the Catholic Queen so that she could attend Mass, but there are no records to prove this happend.  St Mary’s church has some features which are said to be Norman such as the font, medieval stone seats, and the Norman/Romanesque arches bearing carvings of water lilies, foliage and scallops.  It was clearly important to the people as it remained the mother church of the local area until 1886.

      In Norman times the Petersfield area, situated in the north of the Manor, was isolated from the parish church in Mapledurham by swamps and marshes, so a chapel of ease, or chapelry, was said to be built on a gravel ridge between two streams to enable the farm labourers to worship when they were out working in the fields. It was called St Peter-in-the-Veld and later St Peter in the Fields because ‘veld’ means open space. It is thought that the earliest part of St Peter’s dates from the late Norman period between 1125 and 1150.

      On the death of Queen Matilda in 1083 the Manor of Mapledurham reverted to King William who gave it to Robert Fitzhamon for services rendered in suppressing the revolt of Odo of Bayeux. His wife Sibyl of Montgomery Fitzhamon did not bear a son, so his property passed with his daughter Mabel when she married Robert de Caen Fitzroy.  He was William’s nephew, and the illegitimate son of King Henry I who became the First Earl of Gloucester.

      Robert’s son, William FitzRobert, the Second Earl of Gloucester, founded the town of Petersfield in the early 12th century after he started a market in front of St Peter’s church and subsequently sold parcels of the surrounding land to the merchants so they could build houses.

      During the reign of Henry II, he granted the burgesses of Petersfield all of the liberties and free customs enjoyed by the citizens of Winchester and allowed them to have a merchant guild. These privileges were rewritten in 1198 by his widow Hawise de Beaumont in the Charter of Petersfield, which was confirmed by King John and is preserved in the archives of Petersfield Town Council.

      “Know all men, present and to come, that I, Countess of Gloucester have granted and confirmed to my Burgesses of Petersfield, who have built and are settled and who shall  build in it, all liberties and free customs in the same Borough which the citizens of Winchester have in their city, who are in a guild of merchants and let them have the same in a guild of merchants as my husband, William Earl of Gloucester, granted to them by his charter.”

      Harissa founded the Abbey of Nuneaton, and a further link between the Chapel of St Peters and the St Mary’s parish church of Mapledresham was recorded when William granted free alms from them both to the nuns of St Mary of Nuneaton in Warwickshire.

      William died in 1183, leaving three daughters Mabel, Amice, and Isabel.  Henry II gave Isabel in marriage to Prince John along with all of the possessions of the earldom which he had himself retained for six years, and which John retained after his accession and divorce from Isabel.

      In 1205 King John then granted the manors of Mapledurham and Petersfield to Aumary Count of Evereux also known as Earl Evereux, who had married Mabel one of Isabella’s sisters. On his death, King John grated it to Geoffrey de Mandeville, Isabella’s second husband.

      These were turbulent times and before the year was out Geoffrey was in revolt against John in the winter of 1215, the year John was forced to sign Magna Carta by the barons of England who were greatly annoyed by his poor treatment of the people, so they wrote our English constitution which still applies to the Monarcy and our politicians today.

      In 1331 the Bishop of Winchester linked the chapel of Petersfield and the church of Mapledurham with the prior and convent of St Swithun, Winchester.

      After this date, the Manor of Mapledurham again reverted to the Honour of Gloucester, with the sole surviving heiress of William, Earl of Gloucester being Amice, wife of Richard de Clare, Earl of Hertford.  Their grandson, Richard de Clare the Earl of Gloucester and Hertford, granted the manor to his brother William de Clare and his heirs.

      The family of Hanbury held the manor until 1691 when they sold the estate to John Barkesdale, who shortly afterwards sold it to Ralph Bucknel, whose heirs conveyed it to Edward Gibbon Director of the South Sea Company. His son Edward Gibbon inherited it in 1736 and passed it on to his son, the historian Edward Gibbon.

      In 1789, he sold it to Lord Stawell, who then sold it to Henry Bonham of Petersfield. Henry Bonham died in 1800; his brother and heir died in 1826, leaving his Buriton estates to his cousin John Carter, who assumed the name of Bonham and was the first John Bonham-Carter. He died in 1838, leaving a son and heir John Bonham-Carter, who died in 1884, leaving a son and heir John Bonham-Carter who died in December 1905, leaving the Buriton estates to his brother Lothian George Bonham-Carter.

      References

      Malpedresham; Mapeldoreham; Mapeldereham, Mapledreham, Mapeldurham, Mapeldeham and Appeldoueham; Mapuldrham; Mapylderham; Mapel-Dereham.

      https://www.british-history.ac.uk/vch/hants/vol3/pp85-93

      https://www.historic-uk.com/HistoryUK/HistoryofEngland/Matilda-of-Flanders/

      https://cdn.easthants.gov.uk/public/documents/Petersfield-Conservation-Area-Character-Appraisal-and-Management-Plan-ilovepdf-compressed.pdf

      https://www.britannica.com/biography/Robert-Earl-of-Gloucester

      https://opendomesday.org/place/SU7321/mapledurham/

      http://www.domesdaybook.co.uk/hampshire2.html

      https://stpeterspetersfield.org.uk/about_stpeters/the-history-of-st-peters-church/

      http://buriton.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/The-Old-Rectory-whole-doc-final-web.pdf

      https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/8375320/matilda-of_flanders

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Domesday_Book

      https://archive.org/stream/victoriahistoryo03page/victoriahistoryo03page_djvu.txt

      https://archive.org/stream/historyofhampshi03doubuoft/historyofhampshi03doubuoft_djvu.txt

      https://www.british-history.ac.uk/search?query=petersfield

      https://www.history.ac.uk/research/victoria-county-history

      W

      https://archive.org/stream/historyofhampshi03doubuoft/historyofhampshi03doubuoft_djvu.txt

      Migraine Headaches

      Causes of Migraine

      Aspartame

      An artificial sweetener containing Aspartic Acid 40%, Phenylalanine 50%, and Methanol 10%.  Aspartic Acid is an excitotoxin which excites neurons to death causing nerve damage and triggering migraine headaches.  Methanol is a cheap but deadly form of alcohol.  phenylalanine and aspartic acid in the brain which increase cortisol levels and free radicals & cause neurophysiological symptoms including learning problems, headache, seizure, migraines, irritable moods, anxiety, depression, and insomnia. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/28571543/

      Smart Meters

      By emitting Radiofrequency (RF) radiation Smart Meters (AMI Meters) can cause migraine, tinnitus, insomnia, dizziness, anxiety, chest pain, palpitations, and memory loss.

      Electrosmog

      Wifi, Bluetooth, AirPods, all mobile phone signals, mobile data, 5G, and Radio-frequency (RF) radiation.

      Lighting

      LEDs in screens and lighting cause blue light.  The flickering of fluorescent, strobes, and lasers.  Use incandescent bulbs and blue light glasses and change the light level on your screens.

      MSG

      Monosodium Glutamate

      Parasites

      Dewormers: Wormwood, garlic, and papaya seeds.

      Botox

      Botulinum toxin (BTX) goes into your bloodstream and into your brain.

      Full Moons

      The moon pulls on the toxic buildup in the body.

      Coffee

      Synthetic Fragrances

      Use essential oils, particularly Peppermint and Lavender which are soothing for headaches.

      Solutions to Relieve Migraines

      Earthing

      Standing on the earth daily and fitting a grounding sheet to the bed.

      Cayenne Pepper

      Blend 1 whole organic lemon, 1 piece of fresh ginger, 1 pinch cayenne (up to 1/4 tsp), 1 pinch black pepper, 1 tsp curcumin, some raw honey & 16oz water. Banishes inflammation and is good for pain relief.

      Herbs

      Peppermint, Tulsi, Feverfew, Rosemary, and Willow Bark Tea.  Tumeric and Shin Jyutsu.

      CBD Oil

      Cannabinoid deficiency has been linked to migraines.

      Hydrogen Peroxide

      Hydrogen Peroxide Oxygen Therapy with food grade 3% HP is highly therapeutic, naturally produced by the earth, and has many medicinal benefits including curing migraines.

      Homeopathy

      Usually taken in the strength of 30c in the small pillule format.  Buy online from Helios https://www.helios.co.uk.  Always seek professional homoeopathic treatment if symptoms persist.

      MAG PHOS is the Number One Remedy for camping pains. 
Known as the homoeopathic aspirin. Very effective if crushed in warm water and sipped. Useful for neuralgia of the head and face, cramping or shooting pains. Relieves headaches; toothaches; and menstrual pain. Those who respond well to this remedy may be sensitive or nervous types who often talk about their pains. Better: heat; firm pressure. Worse: cold; uncovering; touch.

      Cocculus Indicus is also useful in headaches due to loss of sleep, mental excitement, grief, anxiety, or vexation. Headache starts at the nape of the neck and occiput and then extends to the spine. Pain as if a tight cord is bound around the head with a sense of emptiness in the head. Pain is worse on lying down and while riding.

      Ignatia for headaches caused by emotional stress.

      Nux vom for headaches caused by overindulgence or stress (after a party).

      Nux vom or pulsatilla for migraine.

      Aconite for a sudden headache, that feels worse for cold, and is characterised by a tight band around the head.

      Apis for stinging, stabbing or burning headaches where the body feels tender and sore.

      Belladonna, for throbbing, drumming headaches with a flushed face.

      Bryonia for sharp stabbing pain when the eyes are moved.

      Hypericum for a bursting, aching headache with a sensitive scalp.

      Ruta for a pressing headache caused by fatigue, and made worse by reading.

      Healing the Web of Life Shamanic Journey Circle – June 2024

      Healing the Web of Life Shamanic Journey Circle

      Step into your shared responsibility as a Guardian of the Earth and Caretaker of the Web of Life at our next meeting on

      Sunday 23rd June 2024
      14:30 to 16:30

      at
      The Centre of Complementary Medicine
      13b Dragon Street, Petersfield, Hampshire GU31 4JN

      The Centre is located behind Animal Crackers
      and is accessible via the driveway between Animal Crackers and ATS Euromaster.

      You can turn up on the day or book your place by calling The Centre on 01730 231 655.

      Learn how to Journey and meet your Power Animal before going on a Shamanic Journey to discover your role as a Guardian of the Earth and ways you can be involved in healing the Web of Life. Participants will be invited to share their experiences with the group.

      You can make a cash donation on the door and card payments can be taken at the time of booking.

      The session will last for approximately two hours.

      Bring your cash donation, a yoga mat, blanket, cushion, notebook, pen, eyemask, or something to cover your eyes – drums are not required.

      To stay in touch with our events and to ask any questions please join us on social media:
      https://www.facebook.com/groups/shamanicjourneycirclepetersfield
      https://t.me/ShamanicJourneyCirclePetersfield

      What is the Web of Life?

      Shamanism is the oldest spiritual practice and was common to almost all pre-modern societies for around 50,000 years.  All traditional tribal cultures lived in harmony with the earth and respected the sacred nature of the Web of Life, being in reverence for both the Feminine and Masculine Principles. They offered their gratitude for the blessings of Mother Earth as our Goddess and Creation, and Father Sky as our God and Creator.

      Ancient cultures recognised that the Creator made every natural living thing on earth and gave them a Spirit. The Web of Life refers to the spiritual connection shared by all plants, animals, and minerals, together with the men and women, and the Earth herself. We can tap into this interconnectedness via Shamanic Journeys and ask Spirit what we can do to support the Earth and nature.

      Why Do We Need to Participate?

      The realm of spiritual ecology is a contemporary solution to the environmental crisis by providing reverence for and spiritual communication with Mother Earth. It is a two-way communication that returns our ancestors’ connection with Nature’s spiritual power.

      The Roman Empire eradicated our connection to the Mother and Father by promoting the now dominant patriarchal system of control, which has held the masculine principle in supremacy, leading to the systematic abuse of both women and Mother Earth. Goddess worship and shamanic practices were either diluted or assimilated into the new hierarchy of Christianity. Labelled as heretical and discarded under the threat of punishment or death they were replaced with a mediated relationship with a vengeful god, colonialism, industrialisation, and technology.

      In traditional tribal cultures localities had spirit guardians, families had protective ancestors, and individuals enjoyed a direct connection to Mother Earth through the spirits of plants and animals. They also enjoyed a direct relationship with Father Sky who was able to provide a constant source of loving guidance. These common themes run through the diverse shamanic cultural traditions that today bring us unified global truths and an important understanding of our relationship with the natural world.

      The Land is alive and should be respected by humanity: by connecting with the energy of the Earth Goddess our role is to assist with re-establishing the right alignment with the Guardian Spirits of the Land and to heal our relationship with Mother Earth and the animals and plants who live in harmony with her.

      At a time when the behaviour of humanity makes our future survival questionable, these principles can form the basis for a shift in consciousness to being more spiritually aware so that we can form a renewed relationship with Earth. 

      As an old Native American prophecy states: 

      “When the earth is ravaged and the animals are dying, a new tribe of people shall come unto the earth from many colours, classes, creeds, and who by their actions and deeds shall make the earth green again….”

      Drumming Track

      Listen to a drumming track on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NsjrGznlEE4
      Listen to a drumming tack online: https://shamanicspiritmedicine.com/drumming-for-shamanic-journeywork
      Download the drumming track for free: https://shamanicspiritmedicine.com/shamanic-drumming-download/medicine-drum-drumming-for-shamanic-journeying