The Fairy & Human Relations Congress is an annual event in the North Central Cascades in Washington State, dedicated to promoting communication and co-creation with the Intelligence of Nature.
Matthew Sherrill was our special correspondant at the 2012 Fairy & Human Relations Congress. Matthew is a transpersonal spiritual guide and Energy healer.
Deborah Koff-Chapin is an artist, vocalist, author, teacher, independent publisher. She is the originator of the process of Touch Drawing and the author of “Drawing Out Your Soul” and “The Touch Drawing Facilitator Workbook”. She has produced multi-media educational media including a video, audio CD’s and Touch Drawing materials kits. Each summer since 1997, she has convened the Annual Touch Drawing Gathering, which attracts an international community of Touch Drawing practitioners and facilitators. Deborah lives with her husband, architect Ross Chapin, on an island in Puget Sound. Together they co-founded a multi-modal sacred arts circle, which has been ongoing since its inception in 1983.
Deborah speaks with Matthew about the imaginal journey with touchdrawing; bridging the past and the future through art; and Gaian inspiration of this art approach…
Michael Dunning was born in Glasgow, Scotland. He experienced a ten-year period of healing and a shamanic initiation through Nature, that took place under the vast enclosure of a yew tree. Michael believes that the yew tree was once regarded by the indigenous and pre-Celtic shaman-healers (Druids) as a great source of occult knowledge holding the keys to an an ancient and embryonic language of healing and rejuvenation. Michael teaches in US and UK. In 2009 he founded the Sacred Yew Institute. The institute offers a two-year professional training in Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy as well as workshops and lectures on the history of the yew tree, Yewshamanism and Occult -Embryology. In 2012 Michael will be introducing The Essence of the Five Trees Teachings. These teachings will bring all the elements of his work with the yew and the Elemental beings in Scotland together for the first time.
Michael speaks with Matthew about his initiatic experience with the yew tree; “the embryonic Tree of Life;” filogenetic recapitulation; “the mother of all trees;” and “the chambers of the unborn”…