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“Speak to us of Houses.” The Prophet

June 19, 2018

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And so the people asked the Prophet to share his wisdom and they asked him about there homes.    

Here is an extract from the poetic fabled book called ”The Prophet” a timeless masterpiece written by Kahill Gibran in 1923

Here in green text and between stanzas, is my short interpretation of what the Prophet was saying to the people of the city of *Orphalese and what we can learn from it  (*I see a correlation here perhaps with an “Omphalos” which is the stone at the very centre the "navel" of the world.)


 “Speak to us of Houses.”

And he answered and said:

Build of your imaginings a bower in the wilderness ere you build a house within the city walls.

Use your imagination to build outside of the what is considered normal  Have yourself feel at home in the world of nature as well as your home: Go out into nature, learn from nature.

For even as you have home-comings in your twilight, so has the wanderer in you, the ever distant and alone.

Go beyond mere comfort and protection from the elements, expand your understanding of what a home can be. 

Your house is your larger body.

We are our home and our home is us, it reflects who we are literally, how we relate to our home is how we relate to ourselves and the greater environment

It grows in the sun and sleeps in the stillness of the night;  it is not dreamless. Does not your house dream? And dreaming, leave the city for grove or hilltop?

Your house has a consciousness of its own, in 'house whispering" we tap into this consciousness that is connected to you. Allow your home to support you to explore the world.   

Would that I could gather your houses into my hand, and like a sower scatter them in forest and meadow.

Especially as we live in such close quarters, in cities and towns it’s important to connect with nature and the land.

Would the valleys were your streets, and the green paths your alleys, that you might seek one another through vineyards, and come with the fragrance of the earth in your garments.

But these things are not yet to be.


We are now starting to see and include Biophilic design, which incorporates natural elements, natural deliberate materials and motifs and symbols,  as well as living plants, into our homes and workplaces for better wellness.

In their fear, your forefathers gathered you too near together. And that fear shall endure a little longer. A little longer shall your city walls separate your hearths from your fields.

We have retreated from nature and been taught its dangerous and that the indoors & towns are where we belong, but we now begin to embrace things like forest bathing as a healing modality  

And tell me, people of Orphalese, what have you in these houses? And what is it you guard with fastened doors?

Have you peace, the quiet urge that reveals your power?

Does your home really allow you to fully support all aspects of you, on all levels, is it really full of valuable or just consumerist stuff? Does it encourage you to step into your life purpose?  

Have you remembrances, the glimmering arches that span the summits of the mind?

Have you beauty, that leads the heart from things fashioned of wood and stone to the holy mountain?

Tell me, have you these in your houses?

Have you incorporated natural and motivational elements that inspire us our hearts and spiritually too as nature does?

Or have you only comfort, and the lust for comfort, that stealthy thing that enters the house a guest, and becomes a host, and then a master?

Ay, and it becomes a tamer, and with hook and scourge makes puppets of your larger desires.

Though its hands are silken, its heart is of iron.

It lulls you to sleep only to stand by your bed and jeer at the dignity of the flesh.

It makes mock of your sound senses and lays them in thistledown like fragile vessels.

Verily the lust for comfort murders the passion of the soul and then walks grinning in the funeral.

Our obsession with comfort has led us to be ill and sick with homes full of toxic materials, with windows closed with the air conditioning on, and we have become addicted to comfort and thus our senses have been dulled down. We have closed down too much in our endeavours and addiction to be comfortable. 

 But you, children of space, you restless in rest, you shall not be trapped nor tamed.

Your house shall be not an anchor but a mast.

It shall not be a glistening film that covers a wound, but an eyelid that guards the eye.

You shall not fold your wings that you may pass through doors, nor bend your heads that they strike not against a ceiling, nor fear to breathe lest walls should crack and fall down.

You shall not dwell in tombs made by the dead for the living.

And though of magnificence and splendour, your house shall not hold your secret nor shelter your longing.

For that which is boundless in you abides in the mansion of the sky, whose door is the morning mist, and whose windows are the songs and the silences of night.


Our home can be more than a place to hide from the world, they can be places that inspire us, and nurture our soul. Life us up

Healthy places that make us well, not ill, supporting us physically emotionally, psychologically and spiritually. All we need to do is want this, to aspire to aspire to this and our places could be this.


Anthony Ashworth a designer, teacher and Shaman, he helps people to understand how to create and bring forth beautiful homes that can nurture us on all levels.


The book the   ”The Prophet” written by Kahill Gibran can be easily found in its entirety free online.

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Knot tying magic

June 17, 2018

Knot tying is an ancient magical art,

rooted deeply in the mythology of the celts and Britains & Europe

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As just a part of many practices I bring to shamanic healing with nature, I sometimes have clients tie knots onto a healing birch tree. Bringing together ancient tree magic and lore with knot magic. Knot tying binds in the positive healing intentions. As you tie each knot of many, you announce your intentions and ask that they are granted.

You can think of the knot as an anchor point for an idea or intention that you want to manifest. Further, the bright ribbon flutters in the winds of change for a year or more, continually whispering out to the world and upon on the winds your wishes. The wind as Air element is all about bringing change and movement, the wind a powerful spirit in itself.  The feminine birch tree is renowned for its magical healing qualities and is anchored through the earth to the unseen realm of the underworld below and its crown reaches up to the heavenly realms above, bringing the healing energies of these two realms together on this middle world realm.

Shamanic healing and spiritual mentoring can help you more easily move through the life's difficult times, be they physical, psychological or spiritual.froma shamanic perspective all life's troubles are all ultimately rooted in some kind of spiritual issue or dis-ease. Please do give contact me if you would like to talk about shamanic healing. 

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Set yourself free ~ Deep Shamanic healing

June 15, 2018

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Set yourself free ~  A guide to and for a whole life 

"What you fear to look in the eye can become your greatest Ally.

    What you keep in the dark may haunt you.

When you have the courage to look from behind your covered eyes at that demon you fear most. It can become a literal powerful guiding spirit in your life. 

By lovingly feeding rather than starving that demon, that deeply embedded wound, which we may have had since early childhood, that demon that haunts the recesses of our Pyhce and prevents us from fully living and stepping into our greatness,

may be tamed to be in service to your wildness & your wildest dreams.  

This most beautiful of shamanic techniques originally comes out of ancient Tibetan shamanism was introduced to me by one of my mentors, Paddy Murry a psychotherapist & shamanic counsellor & when I leaned into him, asking him for help in a troubled time in my life. I am forever grateful to him and the amazing guiding light it turned out to be.  

It came to me at a time when I most needed it, I felt lost and felt I was drowning in deep childhood wounds that had surfaced and been triggered by feelings of betrayal and abandonment. It helped to heal at the deepest core of my being and got me back on my feet, to begin to walk again, to move forward with more authenticity on my journey to realising my self and my life's purpose.

I have since taken this technique as adopted by Tibetan Buddhism, back deeper, back to its original shamanic roots. Using ancient shamanic ways, this return allows the opportunity of building a life-long relationship with a powerful spirit guide to provide not only healing but ongoing psychic support, protection and guidance on our journey in life.  

If this calls to you, call me. This shamanic healing process can be very successfully done well over skype or video casting, so it's available to everyone, anywhere on the globe.           

Contact me for a free no obligation half hour mentoring session to discuss if this may help you as it did me.



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Clutter Clearing vs Space Clearing

June 6, 2018

Cluttering clearing is the foundation stone to good positive energetics in a home!
When I was speaking to a man today, I asked what the words "Space clearing" brought up for him, he surprisingly said.
"It sends a shiver up my spine, it means my wife wants me to throw away all the things I love and that took me years to accumulate"
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This is NOT what clutter clearing it is all about. No need to throw out what you love or what is useful and being used. It's about the excessive the unloved and unused things, it's about letting go of excess, it's not about going without or deprivation.
So what is the difference between Space Clearing and clutter clearing?
To be clear Clutter Clearing is not Space Clearing, although clutter clearing, is a great way to begin the process of clearing your home of negativity and allowing the positive to begin to flow.
Space Clearing is not about the physical home as such, but of course, the physical has an effect on the subtle and psychic energies of your home too. Space clearing is removing the UNSEEN but real negative energy or poor spiritual shadows left behind by every negative event that happens in your home, the bad argument, sickness, sadness, anxiety, and depression just to mention a few. Space Clearing removes the old thought forms and bad vibes that sink into the very walls and structure of the home over time. It clears the path for the new, the wonderful and brings forth a fuller experience of life. Not an emptiness of home or heart.

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Best Home Reno advice

June 1, 2018

Best DIY Home Reno advice. 

I was asked today what is one essential & wise piece of advice that I could suggest to potential DIY home renovators. 

The best first step when renovating is to get an overview of your dream, by creating a master floor plan design. Drawn up by a good & experienced professional planner, such as a Building Designer or Architect. (someone like me for instance) & very early in the renovating process. You don’t have to employ them for the entire service they may offer, just ask for planning advice! The bird's-eye perspective of a floor proposed plan can make all the difference to the feel, light, usability, energy efficiency practicality & overall vibe of a home. It helps prevents the home renovator from making big mistakes. Once a master plan is in place. Jobs and small projects can be picked off, one job at a time and without compromising the overall vision.

I am often called in to give advice to clients in their homes and from a design and Vastu-Feng Shui perspective. Sadly I have often had to say. “If only you had called me in before you started”. For instance, having spent a lot of money renovating the existing bathroom or kitchen, its impossible to now justify moving it. Although moving it may have completely lifted the entire home, dramatically by potentially provided much needed Northern natural light, a great view to the garden or being able to add in that re-sale favorite, an ensuite.

This DIY tip is just a little snippet of the sort of practical information, along with soulful & wellbeing information, in our upcoming book. Currently being written by Linda Moon & myself.

Creating Sanctuary: Easily create your Zen & conscious home for wellbeing & success. (working title only) 

#creatingsanctuary #conscioushome #zenhome #sancturay #creatingsanctuary

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The Lost Paradise: and how to reclaim the path. Shamanism

March 22, 2018

Our early ancestors were much more fortunate than we are. Their camps were very close to the great silver birch which stands at the very centre of the universe and holds up the sky; whose roots lead down to all the halls of the underworld and whose branches stretch up to all the seven heavens. Since it was but a short walk to the Tree, it was a simple matter for anyone and everyone to climb to the heavens or follow its roots to the realms below. The marvels of heaven and the underworld weren't hidden from our ancestors. Compared to us, they were like gods.

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One day , however, a terrible thing happened. A man vowed to cut down the Tree. Perhaps he wanted to prove that he was as powerful as the gods. Perhaps he had learned something in his travels up and down the Tree which had turned him against the gods. No one can quite remember,· it was a very long time ago. Anyway, he took his axe, and, summoning up all his strength, struck a great blow at the base of the Tree.

At this blow, the entire universe shook, and all the inhabitants of all the different worlds were thrown into consternation. At the second blow, a tiny crack appeared in the Tree, and the gods called an emergency council. The chief of the gods declared that man had been given too much power and was now threatening the very order of the universe. If the Tree were to be saved, it would have to be veiled from human sight and sense. So the mighty gods combined their wills and, uttering spells of great power, they removed the Tree from the circles of the world. Even the paths that led to the Tree were hidden.

Since that time, only the dead and the shamans can find the paths that lead to the Tree.

The Decadence of the Shamans [Alan Cohen] 

This is perhaps allegory but also it is literal as well, I do believe it was easier for all our ancestors once and so yes they were fortunate. And the axe that was used by man to cut the tree was Ego and the veil the gods used was to trick man into believing he is separate from everything and master of all was the over rational mind and its belief that we are separate. (form everything.)

BUT the skills the shaman uses are still available to us, on a physical level I choose live very close to pristine forests, rivers, mountains & caves. Here I am able to commune with spirit. I am also able to access the Mythic World Tree to visit the very heavens and the Underworld! How? By the archaic arts of shamanism, by the use of the shamanic drum to altar my consciousness, so as my helping spirits may guide me “there”. The shamanic drum is also called the spirit horse. The beat on which one rides into these realms, riding the sonic push of repetitive rhythm, quieting and subduing the rational mind, opening the spirit to allow one to climb and descend. Giving access to other ways of perceiving our varied worlds, opening the sacred gates to the multiverse.

If you would like to learn these methods, I can arrange to teach you.  Anthony Ashworth 

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"Dogoto" to heal without medicine

March 15, 2018

Ancient African Geomancy "Dogoto" to heal without medicine

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This is an extract from a paper and lecture I was asked to present as the guest presenter of two International conferences, the first in San Diego USA and the second in Italy.  

China has a well-recognized geomantic tradition in Feng Shui. Most, if not all ancient cultures have some kind of geomantic tradition. But what of the great, dark continent of Africa?

Anthony Ashworth went on a pilgrimage to his homeland Africa with the express desire to find out if the Africans, as a group of peoples, had any significant tradition in Geomancy or sacred space. He was more than surprised to find a living tradition as rich as China, Tibet or India. For this tradition, which does not have a name as such, Anthony coined the term "Dogoto" a Zulu word meaning to "Heal without medicine ".

What potential archetypal knowledge infuses all ancient building traditions?

What, if anything, can we learn about these traditions that may inform us, as to the core environmental needs of humanity? Are there core similarities between the various Geomantic traditions, and can we endeavor to define a non-cultural or multi-cultural Geomantic system outside the boundaries of religion and or culture? 

What may more subtle factors support human beings other than physical shelter and aesthetics?

What do we really need to consider in the design and decoration of our places?  


Credo Mutwa       

Sangoma (High Sanusi) Credo 

What, if any, concepts tap into a deeper, more ancient understanding of place, perhaps only realised and appreciated by us in the deep recesses of our subconscious.

These questions inevitably led building designer Anthony Ashworth to a study of the world’s geomantic and cosmological design systems. Firstly to Feng Shui, the most popular and arguably one of the most coherent systems, then deeper into the past, to India’s Vastu Shastra, the forefather of Feng Shui. This led to an appreciation for the place of ritual and ceremony and its encoded knowledge, which led yet further back into our roots in the indigenous traditions and shamanism. Ultimately leading back to humanity’s shared and now proven ancient birthplace, our primal Mother Afrika.


Academic research into African geomancy & building traditions revealed very little.

Seeking information directly from the source necessitated a research trip to Africa, to study with the Sangoma, traditional shaman, holders of the old ways. This led to one outstanding teacher, Vusamazulu Credo Mutwa, Zulu High Shaman, Knower of the past and future, Keeper of all African tribal beliefs. Credo unlike most other Sangoma was willing to share what many Africans still consider sacred and secret knowledge. So, as on a pilgrimage, Anthony traveled back to Southern Africa, the place of his birth, for the first time in 40 years, to sit at the feet of a great African Master.

I credit a great deal of the African knowledge and concepts contained in this paper, directly to Credo Mutwa, as gifted to me as I sat at his feet and then charged to share this knowledge of Africa with others. Credo is a great man, I have had the privilege to sit with a number of great spiritual teachers in my short life. Credo is, in my opinion, an African equal to the likes of the Dali Lama, the Pope or a great Yogic Swami. He has all the traits of a great master, unassuming and humble, polite to a word, totally centered, with a profoundly wonderful wit.

He asked nothing of me and gave so very much.  

Credo Mutwa Quotes

The common threads, between the ancient traditions of African and those of the Eastern and Western traditions, astound me and the similarities seem to be far more than the differences.


The African spiritual and geomantic systems, their messages, myths and methodologies, all share much in common with more well known cosmological and subtle energetic design systems.

Africa shares an understanding and emphasis on concepts such as: the Earth as a living organism, our role as human beings as protectors of that Earth, the concept of gnomic centre, the Axis Mundi, the importance of the directions and how they carry differing energies, classification and hierarchical division of differing subtle energies into the elements such as earth, fire, water and air; the effect of colours as a spiritual and energetic force, how materials generally and in buildings have both good and harmful effects on the human system, and how shape and form in structures effect and inform us, to mention but a few.  


The traditional African is very deeply connected to the earth and to a sense of place.

They see the earth as their primal and living mother. This is not dissimilar to the beliefs of other more recognised indigenous peoples such as Native American and Australian Aboriginal. In fact, they even share many root words, for instance, “Kuri.” in Zulu and in Australian Aboriginal is the very same word meaning whale.


This deep connection brings a very full awareness of the influence of one’s place and space, on one’s life. Especially informed are the Sangoma, keepers of sacred knowledge. With an apprenticeship of between ten to twenty-five years, they may be likened to African Druids. The trees and all nature are their sacred teachers and provide their medicines and wisdom. The Sangoma works on behalf of the community, as a medium, a bridge between the seen and unseen, between this world and the parallel “other worlds”, between the all-important ancestors and the individual. The ancestors are seen in a similar way to Chinese thinking and other indigenous cultures, to be able to influence the subtle forces of the universe, to bring rain, influence health and all aspects of life. The African first looks at what spiritual or energetic force may be causing negative issues in their life before they attempt a physical cure. This is a living tradition most Africans still actively live every day. Geomancy and geomantic divination are an integral part of everyday African life.    


We create our homes and then they create usWinston Churchill


Like the Geomantic traditions of the West, Feng Shui, Vastu Veda of India, and many other ancient traditions, the African is concerned with sacred space and the manipulation of the environmental energies for the physical, emotional, psychological & spiritual well being and healing. The Sangoma’s, (Credo Mutwa’s at least), understanding is as great or in some aspects even greater than most I have studied.


Architects, designers and other place makers such as Feng Shui practitioners, can take great solace in the following revelation from Credo. In Africa, building designers or place makers are considered to be very karmically advanced. In Credo’s words: “very close to God’s hand”. The manipulation of our environment as built structures is seen as being of critical importance. They, the place makers are therefore considered very spiritually evolved and are considered to have no more than five remaining reincarnations on this earth, until their ultimate release and enlightenment. All of which “should” be good and positive reincarnations.

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Sacred Geometry and ‘not so sacred’ geometry.

The traditional Zulu dwelling is the thatched and wattle and daub timber framed Beehive hut. According to Credo this is a very deliberate shape. The curvilinear geometry of the dome, circular plan, and soft edges evolved and was maintained, in order to help heal injured warriors. After battle and injury, the warriors spent time in these environments enabling them to heal very rapidly. He also pointed out that the ancient Celts, amongst others, also built round houses of similar shape and construction and for the same reasons, and that Native American Tepee’s with a “cone” geometry, have a similar effectiveness. 


Celtic Round Houses were made of wattle and daub with thatched cone-shaped roofs. They usually had a single entrance, aligned according to cosmological principles. The majority were oriented towards the east. All remarkably similar construction and form to Zulu huts. The Roman invaders of Britain frowned upon the local building techniques as described by Vitruvius who lamented that ‘burnt brick’ would be so much better. Perhaps beginning the eventual demise of this type of earth construction in Britain.                                                                 

Dogotomeans to heal without the need for medicine. Credo applied this word to the traditional Zulu domed huts. A “ne” at the end of the word denotes a thing or a place. So a place that heals a person without the use of medicine is Dogotone. I suggest this could be used as an appropriate labeling, for their rich building and place tradition. How many modern buildings would we be happy to apply this label of healing too? Ultimately, is this not the concern of all geomantically-influenced buildings, to help, rather than hinder the human condition? Currently, most modern buildings and the materials used to construct them, the poor understanding of the designers and lack of awareness of the clients create, or at the least contribute to, illness and dis-ease rather than actively supporting, let alone helping to heal the inhabitants.            

Again, echoing such traditions as Feng Shui and Vastu Veda, Credo told how building shape is paramount to the vibrational energies their shape sets up, influencing and containing the energy. Credo spoke with great passion about this and lamented the current trends in world architecture. He drew particular attention to the squared off, sharp-edged, rectangular building types of today along with all the straight lines, planes and square, sharp windows, doors and openings. He considers this type of dominant design to be profoundly negative. In his own very strong words

“Bloody murderous buildings, sending us mad”.

According to Credo Mutwa, in the Zulu and other African traditions, very similar to the teachings of Feng Shui, sharp edges create negative energy and negative pressure waves or negative “Chi”, known in Feng Shui as "Shar Chi" or poison arrows. The African tradition goes further to say that all sharp corners to all surfaces should ideally be somewhat rounded off. Believing that the western obsession with straight, boxy architecture, interiors, and furnishings, is creating a negatively charged environment, that has ultimately led to (or contributed to) a downfall of positive consciousness, creating psychological, physical and spiritual health issues for us all.

Many ancient buildings although often based on regulated and squared geometry, are at least softened in their application and construction. Deliberately or by handcrafted building techniques and or the applied three-dimensional decoration, effectively taking off the straight cut. Many modern building styles are obsessed with so-called ‘clean and hard lines’, minimal textural surface treatments and are often referred to as ‘Zen-inspired design’. I would beg to differ. My study of Japanese Wabi Sabi, the Zen of things and place, shows me that there is nothing Zen about this style, quite the contrary. Wabi Sabi is about soulfulness, materials that age with the gracefulness of time and that reveal spiritual truths, not an obsession with minimalism and planar glossy surfaces.

Credo cited the dominant building types of civilizations such as Rome and Babylon as very precise and sharp in form and edge, with hard squared fenestration (window & doors openings). He described these cultures as “bloody-minded.” Hitler’s fascist architecture had these characteristics. Credo says the actual Architecture of the infamous twin towers of New York’s 911 may have, in some way, attracted negativity and helped to single them out? 

Since my talks with Credo in 2003, there does seem to be some trend away from the box in civic and large-scale architecture. Unfortunately, contemporary domestic architecture seems to be ever more “the box” as the desired model. 

Within the context of this paper I am not able to go into explicit detail about all that I have learned about African geomancy, However, I will now, at least give quite some detail on one interesting case study. 

It is worth considering, alternate forms for our buildings. An adobe style, with rounded internal and external corners to buildings, the corners of doors and windows etc. It may be a more gentle, feminine alternative to the masculine, cutting box.


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Portals and Space Clearing with Mystic

March 15, 2018

"A lot of people talk a good game when it comes to space clearing but here is how proper, magical space-clearing is really done."

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This is a reblog from Mystic Medusa blog

As some of you know, I got Anthony Ashworth in to do some ghost-busting the other day. And it was brilliant.  He is mostly working in the Southern Hemisphere but he’s networked to the hilt (he had an amazing Elder wand carved as a Snake and with a rose quartz crystal in the mouth, it was made for him by England’s Chief Druid at the time) so you can email him to get reccies for space-clearings, ghost-busting etc where-ever it is you live. I like him as he has an insanely brill knowledge of esoterica, Shamanic stuff and myth but he is also an avid listener…And he is Aries! NOT at all like the peeps we bitched about in Bad Guru Syndrome.

So some random thoughts re the process…this is just if you’re interested in space cleansing, ghosts and so on. I get that it may be insanely dull for some peeps.

* I smudge and spray Space Cleansing spray around whenever i clean (a lot – Mars in Virgo, right?!) and my house is Feng Shuied to the hilt + i got the Ley Lines done. So I almost thought he might walk in and say nothing needed to be done. Like when you fantasize that a trainer is somehow going to excuse you from lunges lol. But now he came in with what looked like half of Hogwarts and laid it out on my desk. Some scary looking instruments were, he said, just in case. Happily we didn’t need the full on ‘fuq off demon’ expulsion kit.

* Runes are rad. I don’t think about them very often but I SHOULD because of my German-Nordic heritage. It is good to get with your DNA-Racial type myths-Pagan traditions. And Runes are simple to use. eg; I am now getting the Algizrune carved into the table I do most of my writing on. It is for Protection (from Love Zombies?) and Opportunity, amongst other things. So this is like a simple but effective way to magic up your everyday life. Not everyone wants to go around carving Runes into furniture, I get it, you can have a little wooden plaque or something if you want.

* The actual clearing is full ON. I guarantee your neighbors will hate your guts by the end of it. There is an ultra-loud Ganesh bell, loads and loads of Sage, a drum that sounds satisfyingly primordial + loads of melodic but carrying chanting of ancient Mantras. Before it, whilst Anthony is setting up the mandala (like the one above but I was too absorbed to get a pic of my actual one soz – it had the Runes done in salt- you have to have a cleansing shower with this stunning natural magic gunk: rosemary, frankincense, sea salt and a few other things I forget. You come out looking and feeling sensational – the bath, less so.

* Artemesia Absinthe!  This stuff is something else. It’s absinthe made with mugwort & wormwood the most powerful magic herb of all…aka Herb of Artemis. You can only put a couple of drops on your tongue, it is amazingly bitter and said to help you access other dimensions. Genius substance. You can make it yourself. I am seriously considering doing this but fear that with the excuse of it being SO enchanted and good for you, it would too easy to develop a hefty Blue Devil Hoochie Juice habit. You steep mugwort in vodka, i think. It also has the effect – as does all Mugwort no matter how you do it – of cutting unhealthy ties. It is like Anti Love Zombie Venom but all the more powerful for being with alcohol. Alcohol is Arabic for “The Spirits” f.y.i.

* Anthony the Aries Ghost Buster said there were NO ghosts in the house. So i’m like “well w.t.f has been waking me up in the middle of the night?”  He said it can be emfs or even your own electrical energy going haywire. This makes sense as i have Aqua Rising and a very prominent Uranus – i get those sleep startles, clairaudience & electric shocks non-stop. But then he discovered the portal in the backyard. I have a side courtyard thing but a tiny backyard, so dark and annoying that when i moved here last Aug, i basically decided to ignore it. I am not going to go into long-winded explanation re this, it felt right. Even though it’s my main $$ & Romance sector. I know, right, der?

And so when AA could not open the door to get out there, I was doing a rad job of talking him into totes ignoring it all. He was insistent, saying “it is part of your property, you have to confront this…” like a shrink with a snake wand. So THAT is where there was a Portal. Portals are neutral. Anything can come through them. (Sydney Residents: There is apparently a massive one on Cleveland St lol)  There could technically be more with the Large Hadron Particle Collider doing its things. BUT the point is that you discourage crap entities from coming through by making the area where it is awesome.

And i had let this little area be all dank and unloved. It is not just the Portal, it’s also that it is a double 8 in Flying Star Feng Shui so it needs to be a gorgeous area. So my new OBSESSION is to beautify this area so I instantly (swathed in a haze of Sage smoke – I think the neighbors think I am a massive pothead now) texted the Celtic Leo and said you HAVE to help me with this. He is good value. He is painting me a giant Red Ankh to go on the wall, weeding and researching whether a plant i call Dunny Creeper but which has a more spiritual name will work there.

* AA is genius at helping you work out your Power Animals/Totems/Guides etc. He doesn’t prescribe. He just sort of asks interesting questions and the answers present themselves. Amazing. And he thinks you should always have a representation of it – at least one- in your house. For power and as a ready symbol so you can all upon it and/or feel strengthened gazing at the pic. Plus it’s more magic. In your house. So I am getting the awesome Raven pic below. It’s a superb pic because the Artist actually gets that Ravens in the underworld are always silver. That is how they show up.

* Ganesh – the Elephant God said to be the Remover of Obstacles – is brilliant to have as a statue guarding your entrance. Inside if you think he is going to be nicked. Ganesh, says AA, is like a Christ figure. I am NOT going to attempt a retelling of the myth here but he is said to guard the Divine Feminine…Interesting, yes?

Okay, so there was loads more but it was fascinating and yah, the house feels completely diff. Unfortunately, it also bought up a whole lot of flu-like symptoms (a ghost cleansing crisis?) but the clearing aspect of it works a treat. And the ideas to magic up one’s house are just amazing. He does form school Feng Shui, not Flying Star (my fave) but if you have already had Flying Star Feng Shui done, he just works around that.  I realize this reads like an ad and it is actually not – I paid and it’s not that cheap lol! So time-consuming, exhausting and loud but totes worth it i.m.o.

So I dunno, what do you think?  And would it be legal for me to make Artemis Absinthe and sell it through the site as Anti Love Zombie Venom?


Tags: conscious home, feng shui, space clearing, vastu, zen home

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Beam me up "not" A Feng Shui & Vastu tip

March 14, 2018


Bedroom Wide Ceiling Beams Over Cool Black And White Bedroom Interior Set With Brown Plaid Area Rug Idea Designed For Men Contemporary Bedroom Ideas for Modern Men

Whilst I love the look of exposed beams. From a Feng Shui and *Vastu point of view, one needs to be careful of the use of them and especially, but not limited to bedrooms and over beds.As they can create a sense of dis-ease, and possible problems with what is known as the "Cutting Chi" The energy of a bow wave that comes off the beam itself,  pressing down, say  over your legs can create health issues in the legs, or between you and your partner may create a pushing apart of the couple. These are only as a potentiality not as a given. Some of my clients just do not feel comfortable sitting under a beam. let alone sleeping under one.

I often suggest enclosing the beams over the bed as an optimal solution or at least painting them out to be the same as the ceiling if they are highlighted or timber or installing a hanging fabric canopy can work well.    

 * Vastu is an ancient Indian Vedic Feng Shui system. The Great Grandfather of Feng Shui.

Anthony Ashworth March 2017 

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Take your Spirit for a walk. : It's free.

March 14, 2018

Activities to do when your broke Whether it’s the end of the pay period and you’re running low on cash, or you’ve decided that your middle name is now “Frugal”, it can be hard to keep yourself entertained. Here are eight activities that you can do without thinking about selling a kidney.

Reblogged from an article

Bush Walks, But Better

Do you feel disconnected from the world, and you need to take a break from city life? Anthony Ashworth, Vastu Feng Shui man, offers his advice for those who want to go out in nature. “Spirit walks in nature Forest Bathing 100% free. In Australia, we are lucky to have an abundance of bushland near or in our cities, so take yourself into nature on a Spirit Walks, the Japanese call it forest bathing. It’s more than a bush walk, it’s where you go into nature more consciously, you start by announcing yourself and your intention to be in the bushie :

"I am Anthony I am here to connect with the spirit of the bush and receive healing" ask permission of the spirit of the forest to be there, then walk very slowly and watch, slow & deepen your breathing down.

Use all your sensors, listen, smell and feel the forest, sit down and do nothing for at last 20 minutes or more in one spot (no talking) then go hug or at least place your hands on the tree and then speak with that tree and see if it has anything to say, you might get quite the surprise? Meditate on a rock & connect your soul with the soul of nature our original mother, get your toes into the soil or into the creek. Being in the forest brings us peace of mind, peace of soul and peace to our overly abused wallets too.”

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Tags: shamanism, spirit walks

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“Nature” and Etymology

March 8, 2018

What is at the root of this word. Nature.



Many shamans and spiritual luminaries I have studied with, look to Etymology for clues to spiritual truths. The famous African shaman Credo Mutwa, brought this to my attention, when spending days sitting humbly with him, soaking up & receiving his Afrikan wisdom.    

Etymology is the study of the origin of words and the way in which their meanings have changed throughout history. A chronological account of the birth and development of a particular word or element of a word, often delineating its spread from one language to another and its evolving changes in form and meaning.

The word “nature” originates from the Egyptian word for deity, the formative spirits or elementals, and the other than earthy realms.

Neter means Nature , simply put that before vowels(the corruption) existed it was Ntr . So The Neter Gods , Nature Gods The ancient Egyptian word “netjer,” sometimes also spelled “netcher” and, somewhat astray, “neter.” It is transliterated as nTr, where the “T” represents a prepalatal stop usually rendered in Western speech as a “ch” sound. 

Nature and being in nature is inexorably linked with spirituality, shamans have know this for tens of thousands of years before the Egyptians.

Wallis Budge, the great Egyptologist, recognized something fundamental about the word natura: "Another definition of the word [NTR], given by Brugsch, means 'active energy that produces and creates things regular recurrence; which gives them new life and gives them back their youthful vigor. 

Schwaller de Lubicz explains that in the ancient temple civilization of Egypt, our most ancient form of symbol, did not simply designate quantities but instead were considered to be concrete definitions of energetic formative principles of nature. The Egyptians called these energetic principles Neters, a word which is conventionally rendered as "gods.

The symbol or hieroglyph for this nTr was a banner or flag like character which was based on the banners placed outside the temples.

Being in nature may return us to our own true nature, show us the nature of things

Return us to our natural state, so being  close to nature, brings us close to spirit, close to deity, spirituality and our own true spirit

Nature Spirits and the Spirit of Nature, seems ever more a fitting descriptor for my little FaceBook page.

Tags: healing., nature, naturespirits, shamanism, spirits

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What is a nature spirit ?

March 8, 2018

"In mythology, nature spirits, or deities are composed of etheric matter. Their job is to build and maintain the plant kingdom while working in conjunction with the devas and elementals. ... Adherents may literally consider such deities to be divine beings that control particular natural phenomena."
Photo by Anthony Ashworth. taken on a Spirit Walk 
That's a definition I found online, and here directly links to deities as well, which is a little odd in my view. I think they mean Deva's, which are Vedic angel-like beings, responsible for creation amongst other roles.
But the word Deva's is now used to describe bigger landscape nature spirits? Nature Spirits are much broader than just being associated with plants, they are associated with all nature from plants to rivers to rocks, to crystals mountains and caves, forests & entire complex landscapes. Plants tend to be more readily relatively accessible, but I'm sure many of us have felt the spirit of a river or waterfall haunt our consciousness.
Nature spirits are also be named fairies, and gnomes and sliths and the like. Shamans and our ancestors have taught us we can connect and learn from these Nature beings, big or small complex or simple, and who reside in a world that is ours but just outside ours at the same time.
We can even partner with them as I do during Space Clearings, land healing & shamanic healing, to help harness energies and bring forth balance.  Part of what I do on Spirit walks is connect people in with these invisible realms and beings.  Also, see my blog post of the root of the word "nature".   
Anthony Ashworth 

Tags: nature, shamanism, space clearing, spirtis, spirtwalks

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Sick Buildings

March 6, 2018

Sometimes it’s not people that are the problem, but the building they are in.

A client rang me to ask for advice.

Jenny had been having lunch with a work colleague and that they had been discussed how a particular building they had both worked in and in which Pam still worked daily. They began to discuss the building and both agreed that it just had a really awful feel.

No one liked working there.

It seemed to drag people’s moods down and just felt off, it felt like the building was angry?

My client Jenny had obviously been hanging around me (a House Whisperer), too long. She told me, she had asked her work friend Pam, to reach out and touch the wall of the café they were having lunch in.

She said “touch the wall and ask the building, if it is male or female?”

Much to Pam’s surprise, she immediately got the answer “Female”.

Jen then said, “now ask the building.  What its purpose is? ”  

Pam did and got “’to bring people together” 

Jen said why not ask your troubled & sick building what its purpose is. Pam said oh no, I don’t like the energy of that building at all, I would not feel comfortable to engage with it. Not at all thank you. 

We have all had feeling that a place just does not feel right, that something feels off, we can decide to not enter or at least avoid that place. But what if we have little choice, we have to work there or live there? These places can over time create what is known as sick building syndrome and effect the wellness of those who spend considerable time in them. 

Jen had previously used my services as a Space Clearer and recommended me to her other businesses colleges. Anthony she said, “I know you can clear a space of negative energy, what about an entire building”. Could I help to improve the situation of an entire building? I said, “sounds like you have a sick building indeed and yes, I can definitely help with that.

The sick building syndrome is where occupants of a building experience negative psychological and or physical health effects that are linked directly to the time spent in the building.

Often no specific cause can be identified, but a pattern of symptoms emerges.

distress, dis-ease, unhappiness and discontent.

 The complainants may be localized in a particular room or zone or may be widespread throughout the building. We are here focusing on a place of business but it equally applies to a home

6 key symptoms of a sick building in a workplace.

1.    Occupants feel better on leaving the space or spending time out of the building

2.    Higher than expected absenteeism from the work place.

3.    High attrition and poor long term retention of staff 

4.    Poor workplace culture. Including poor relationships between employees and between staff and management  

5.    Productivity is less than expected.

6.    Non-specific complaints about the workplace & building.

Sick building syndrome can come about for a variety of physical, psychological and subtle energy reasons. I am here going to focus focusing on the energetics of a sick building. However it is necessary to mention what the physical problems can be for a sick building.

Physical reasons may be the likes of

*Poor ventilation, low changes of fresh air, high humidity

*Man-made Toxins in the air or outgassing from mad-made materials in or of the building, such a PVC, plastic paints, carpets, fabrics, glues etc   

*Natural toxins such as Molds and fungus spores 

*Unhealthy and or inappropriate lighting and lack of daylightHigh

*Electromagnetic radiation

These issues can be tracked down & traced to the source by procedures such as Air testing, checking lighting levels with a meter and assessing types of lighting used types. Then air cleaning, the actual removal or modification of pollutants, increasing ventilation and access to natural light etc.

But what if the building does not have these issues or they have been corrected and problems still persist & the building still just feels off.

We live in a universe of energy, some energies are assembled into physical form, but they are still energy and impressionable energy at that. Buildings have the ability to hold onto the energies, of the past, a kind of memory.

Not just in the surface in a room, but held deeply within the very fabric of the building. Its called predecessor energy and what that means is, every event, every occurrence every emotion expressed or repressed by its occupants can be held in that building & may still be present as a shadowy reflection of the original event or circumstance. The very floors, walls structure, doors, carpets and even furniture, all hold onto memory energy. The denser a material, such as brick or concrete the more it may hold the energy and memory of the past. You may note that most supposed haunted buildings, in Australia at least, tend to be old, solid brick or sandstone buildings, & with small windows allowing little cleansing light in and with constricted spaces.   

When a building holds positive memories no one has an issue. Occupants just know the building feels good, even if they do not quite know why, but when its old negative thought forms, trauma, anger, loss or sadness, embedded in the building. This can leech out to affect the occupants of the space and drag them down. Just some of the past issues may be 

Unhappy employees

Traumatic events, disagreements, sickness death

Negative thought forms and unrealised dreams or aspirations 

What was on the site before the building was built?

Did the actual construction of the building or remodeling create the problem?

I have been to buildings where the builder went broke and all the subcontractor were not paid out what they were owed.  I was told the disgruntled workers repeatedly cursed the building, the builder, and the owner. This left a very angry energy behind, and I even found out that some sub-contractors, not only cursed at the time but every time they drive by, they still hurl more curses and abuse at the place.  

Perhaps the building was an old hospital and, it’s now a lawyers office the building spirit of that old building is now not happy? Or maybe it holds the memory of much sadness and grief. I find repurposed buildings that were originally institutions for the elderly or the mentally ill to be especially troublesome, they may hold much angst, grief, and sadness. They can actually hold a confusing energetic impression of dementia, and this affects the new users of the building.  Even the subdivision of a piece of land can create sadness and confusion in the land that oozes out over time.

So can anything be done to help remove these negative vibes and old stale energy? The answer is a definitive yes.        

An energetic Space Clearing of the existing poor stale energy of a space can make a huge difference to a space. And the people in it. It can really improving the space for greater, productivity, increased staff satisfaction, better work relations and generally higher levels of well being, all of which can substantially add to the bottom line profit of the businesses in that building or space. 


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Spend time in Nature, it’s critical to being a human!

February 27, 2018

Spend time in Nature, it’s critical to being a human!

Spend time in Nature, it’s critical to being a human! 
Nature is what formed us & raised us as beings. She, Nature is our literal ancient Mother!
It’s not a metaphor; she is the womb from whence we came, the mother that raised us in her likeness and the Mother that provides all to us, her children. And of course, the Father, the Sun, provides a vital source of energy without which we could not live either. 
We come out of her & from her. But we ARE also her!  Or at the least her beloved children, yes I believe the earth is capable of & loves us ! 
The leaves on a tree are the tree, they are not individual leaves alone.  An apple tree, fruits apples. We the leaves on the tree, the  fruit of the earth, can only feel love as we come from a loving read more ... at my blog at

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Creating homes to nurture, support and hold us. 
Building Design-Vastu Feng Shui-Space Clearing 
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Nature is what formed us & raised us as beings. She, Nature is our literal ancient Mother!

It’s not a metaphor; she is the womb from whence we came, the mother that raised us in her likeness and the Mother that provides all to us, her children. And of course, the Father, the Sun, provides a vital source of energy without which we could not live either.


We come out of her & from her. But we ARE also her! Or at the least her beloved children, yes I believe the earth is capable of & loves us !

The leaves on a tree are the tree, they are not individual leaves alone. An apple tree, fruits apples. We the leaves on the tree, the fruit of the earth, can only feel love as we come from a loving Earth!


We are nature, and far more so than we are our clever made man environments. Those environments that have existed for such a very short time, we have not even had time to evolve to truly be in them, and they are not what created us, we created them.

We are nature. We do not just reside in it! 

This is a primary disconnect.

This ability to re-connect is the basis of being enlightened and that all cultures talk of, to really realise this is to begin to be truly enlightened.  

This disconnect from other, this primary disconnect from nature, creates much of why we struggle in our lives and with ourselves. This disconnect is a modern psychosis, indigenous peoples who live close the land who know they are part of and ARE nature do not suffer this most base of physiological disorders.

BUT we cannot just know this intellectually; we can’t just read about it.

One needs to live it, live it into ourselves! In order to live into this knowing, we must reconnect deeply, truly. That’s is why I offer my Spirit Walks, fast tracked processes that help us slow our mind. Ways based on ancient shamanism that enable people to reconnect. I enable that connection, and as I was enabled & so you can have a deep drink of the waters of connection, and what that connection, that truth, really feel like. For more information on Spirit Walks see my website

Spirt Walks


Tags: #forestbathing, #nature, #shamanism, #spiritwalks

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Why bother to connect with nature? What’s in it for me?

February 20, 2018

Why bother to connect with nature? What’s in it for me?

“The true frontier for humanity is learning to connect.” Dr. Sue Johnson


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I have for many years now spent time in nature, deliberately connecting with the spirit of the bush and the inhabitants that reside there, both in form and in spirit. I knew it felt good when I spent time in Nature. I knew in my bones it was good for me. I felt more real, I felt happier, more connected and importantly more resilient to life’s trials, but why? Even despite a number of tragedies amongst my family and friends that should have been enough to throw me into depression and anxiety.

So, what’s in it for us as human beings to bother connecting with nature and the spirits that inhabit her? Through those tragedies, I had also begun to get counselling support and this reintroduced me to a passion for the study of psychology, which in turn helped me to understand & elucidate the human condition. At last, I had some better understanding of & ways to articulate why my processes of connecting with Nature seem so powerful over and above it just feeling nice to be in nature. It’s a complex matter but simplistically put, our mammalian brains are hard-wired for connection.

Bonding on this level is very old in us, very essential. It even creates Oxytocin, the feel-good or love hormone. Connection to each other is critical, yes. So also is our connection to our lost mother. As humans, we have chosen to progressively remove ourselves from Nature via the move away and distancing ourselves from our original environment. First to villages, then towns and now cities. We’ve progressively unattached ourselves from our original mother, the earth. She, this most ancient mother, ultimately provides (via the support of father sun) everything for us, and yet we treat her with great disdain. We use her. We abuse her. We hardly ever ring home anymore or ask how she is. We have become more and more isolated from her. We have become ever more withdrawn from her. This withdrawal builds on itself in a cycle of disconnection, to the point where we have given up on this connection like we might give up on a relationship or a bad marriage. We feel superior in our cities. We have conquered the earth. Who needs to be connected to the conquest of our achievements? We are humans, not animals. We do not need nature anymore.

Sure “it’s” pretty and we might occasionally go see her briefly or watch her with David Attenborough. But all too sadly we do need her & urgently. That relationship to our mother used to make us feel relatively safe. Now we struggle with doubts, with negativity. We have become care-less of that relationship. We no longer care for, or about nature. (End part one) Author : Anthony Ashworth e runs nature Spirit Walks see his website for more details.  

“The true frontier for humanity is learning to connect.” Dr. Sue Johnson.


Attachment and deep “attachment” as expounded by Attachment Theory is a core need for humans.

We have lost much of our deep attachment to nature, so we have been cut adrift from our original source. We have become isolated from nature and isolation leads to neglect. With this neglect comes a slow, deep, creeping guilt, the guilt that we do not really care anymore. Losing connection with the earth on this level scares us and this fear subtly unsettles us, so we shut down. We have shut down our ability to really empathise with the environment and with others. Just look around and see what is going on in the world right now. I believe many of us are unknowingly afraid to confront these feelings, these emotions buried under layers of addictions, to food, TV, alcohol & drugs. We are numbing to the pain within ourselves, and the earth. Look at the growing statistics of depression, anxiety & obesity. The more advanced and removed from nature our cultures become, the greater these issues come forth, to the tipping point now of an exponential explosion of discontent & poor mental health.

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I think we are now so far removed, that this guilt that we feel deep down inside scares us. I have had clients say they feel they cannot connect to Nature. They are scared to connect. They are scared at what the long abandoned and abused mother will say to them if they open a dialogue. We are ashamed of the way we have treated her so we withdraw further. Can we really look up & into her eyes? Are we so scared that we would see disgust? No, you will not. Not at all! What I have found when I have looked deeply into her eyes, are pools of unconditional love. I see great love and trust and that she is weeping for us, weeping for her own children. She is sad for us and she says “Please come home. Please come home, from the war.” She allows us to touch the sadness inside and let it go, to have a conversation and be held by our original mum.

So, how do we begin to reform the lost bonds? How do we re-attach? How do we get home? It’s not enough to think about it, read about it here, or see it on TV. We need to create a new dance with nature. Different music brings about a different dance. My new dance, in conjunction with my dowsing buddy Kevin Parker, has been via Shamanism, Dowsing and Deep Ecology.

Kevin & I have for many years now explored our reconnection to Nature Spirits. These are the literal voices of the earth, whispering in our ear. The watery eyes of the mother calling us back. They have told Kevin Parker & I, it’s time we shared what they have taught us so far, what we were scared to share should we be labeled a bit (or a lot) odd. We have been given maps for greater understanding & new music to share & dance to. We would love to help choreograph your beautiful dance back home. It’s up to you to stand up for the new dance, or will you remain a wallflower? My gratitude for the elucidations of Dr. Sue Johnson an EFT psychologist of renown. Author : Anthony Ashworth Originally publish in the AFSC newsletter

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Vastu does it work ?

February 9, 2018

Do people living in a Vastu home find it works?  

Architecture is guesswork, Architects are not taught to design with the occupant’s life aspirations and overall well being, in mind. They do not generally have knowledge of the basic constructs and forces that underlie the very fabric of the universe. They simply are not taught this at university.

But Vastu does. Architects and building designers are taught how to put a building together how to assemble its parts and use materials. They are taught the design process and with a disproportional emphasis on what a building looks like, not how it supports the core needs of its occupants. Vastu on the other hand, in conjunction with good Architectural and building knowledge provides comprehensive time tested formula and templates that enable, homes, & buildings to be designed with these underlying principles that have been proven to work over 10s of thousands of years. Creating living building that are in sympathy with the very forces that created the universe and our world in the first place, building based on Vastu principle have a higher vibratory resonance and a more suitable vibration for people to thrive in, to enable them to more easily achieve there goals of happiness and success in many areas of there live from, beautiful relationships, to connected healthy family and success in business and career and life generally.  

But do the people who live in Vastu designed homes, find that it works?

A widely published research sociologist wanted to find out and quantify this, so he sent a comprehensive survey measuring quality of life to several hundred people worldwide that live in Vastu dwellings. The survey’s results are powerful; they lend a great deal of credence to the claims that living in these homes would create an influence of good health, happiness, family harmony, and growth toward enlightenment.

90% reported improved quality of life

85% reported less stress and better health

80% reported improved mental health

88% reported their children were happier

92% reported greater overall success

All attributed to living in Vastu.

*Vastu is a form of ancient Indian Feng Shui

Anthony Ashworth Zen home ~ Conscious home: Vastu design

Research as published by the Transcendental Meditation Organisation. 2107

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The power of making a power object.  

February 5, 2018

: Shake, rattle and consciously role that energy.


Last night I was working with my much loved shamanic rattle I have had for many years, and that I mostly use for shamanic Space Clearing, Especially useful when a negative entity is involved, and for shamanic energy clearing of clients and myself as well.


During working with it, it spoke to me and said, I know you have loved me over the years and at times you have repaired me as needed when needed, but the time has come for more input from you, I need a fresh start and I need renovating and re-energizing. This made complete sense to me as it was looking tied the feathers were now short and ruffled and the handle even a bit loose.


So last night I revamped my rattle, with love, attention & intention and this morning on picking it up I got a strong flash of energy and then a message came from spirit to share in writing,


Why I have a rattle at all and how I use it and begin to talk about shamanic tools and power objects.    


Initially purchased some 15 years ago, it’s a natural gourd rattle with a wood wand though the middle, it was made in Mexico as a musical instrument. I was originally attracted to the symbols carved onto it, of vegetative sun busts, lightening, pathways and the sounds it made.

My rattle has over the years undergone a natural evolution of change to become more personal, more beautiful in my eyes and importantly more powerful, the power to some extent comes from its now long history and my relation ship with it.

I find the deeper my relationship with a tool the more inherent the imbued power it contains.


I need to have a relationship with my shamanic tools or build a relationship with them. Making a tool from scratch by hand as I do, inherently builds that relationship into a tool much more easily & naturally.


When I buy or find an object to be used as or part of a shamanic tool, it may take quite some time, even years, for me to truly get to know and utilize it.


I may find a particular rock or crystal or feather and it may need to stay on or near my altar for ages, sometimes years,. I carefully place it and then talk to it aloud or in my mind and ask that it reveal its purpose in and over time, if I do not already have a purpose in mind.


Talking to your tools, as if or knowing that they are alive, is a powerful practice, ,


One of the benefits is that it begins to break down our rational education and rational mind, around what we have been told is living and what is not.


So called inanimate things, do hold a consciousness and may be inhabited by helping spirits and powerful energies.


This kind of thinking is known “primitive thinking” as described to me many years ago, by my Feng Shui Master Rodger Green and when asking his student to take a leap of faith when beginning to understand concepts in Taoism and Feng Shui. This is a concept or truth called animism; it’s a deeply ancient perspective on life.


Animism is the belief that all things have some level of spirit or soul, including animals, plants, rivers, rocks, mountains, stars and even rattles.


This residing indwelling energy may be further enhanced by other spirit energies to become a power object, a shamanic devise that supplements the shamans own power connecting him/her more deeply with source energy and spirit. These can be gifted to the shaman by spirit or the shaman may imbue this energy himself over time and with the assistance of helping spirits.

My rattle is just one of my power objects, it has been empowered over time by ritual pray and intention, used primarily in Space clearing and Shamanic energy clearing of clients. The sound of the rattle via vibration breaks up energy in order that it may be released or reprogramed, the rhythmic sound of the shaking rattle also helps put me into a shamanic altered state that helps me receive messages from great spirit or my helping spirits and guides.

But that is just the beginning of what my rattle means to me, its deeply symbolic as I said, I was initially attracted to the sacred symbols hand carved onto the rattle, symbols that represent spirit, power, fecundity and light. Now the rattle has undergone a number of transformations, the original feathers soon wore out, and the handle became loose and so the were replaced by feathers belonging to the sacred Raven and all that that entails, for me. Raven is incredibly important to me as it is to many shamanic cultures.

I then replaced what was in the rattle itself; originally they were just little plastic beads. Now replaced with tiny sacred pebbles of loadstone and quarts, as given up to me by ants from there nest in the wild. The pebbles collected appropriately and with permission from the ants. And gifts given back.

These gifts are shamanically seen as being powerful, as they are literally gifts brought forth from the underworld and mother earth by the earth dwelling ants, and can carry a powerful vibration.


The contents of the rattle now became meaningful to me, and the rattle was literally filled with spirit energy, and the energy of the earth and of ant medicine.

Our understanding of our relationship to the world and things, can be deepened when we engage in intentional creative processes and handcrafting.


I recently just spent two days in a forest with my son making a wooden long bow, and that was quite the experience. This bow my become a source of power, it certainly is a source of pride.


I have made many shamanic power tools, from wands & staffs & smudging fans, drums and rattles, to name a few. They are part of my lively hood yes but they are also part of my consciousness and part of me and they are filled and fill me with spirit.      


You too can make your own rattle, from scratch or via modifying one as I did, one can start with a plastic bottle filed with your own tiny pebbles or seeds, rice etc. Empower yourself, call forth spirit and ask, just begin simply you may be surprised what may arise.  


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Shoes off ! get on the earth. Get Earthed

January 16, 2018

Shoes off ! get on the earth. Get Earthed

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Dogs don’t wear shoes, neither did we once.  

llnesses do not come upon us out of the blue. They are developed from small daily sins against Nature. When enough sins have accumulated, illnesses will suddenly appear. —Hippocrates



As human beings we evolved for millions of years to be bare footed & not wear shoes ! Shoes are a relatively new invention and came with the development of civilisation, towns and cities, we stopped walking regularly on the earth.

An aboriginal elder Aunty Wendy once told me. When the kids are misbehaving instead of just shouting at them to stop it or behave, my people, my mob still shout at them, be we shout this very specific instruction out loud to them instead

“Take your shoes off ! and get outside onto the grass for 10 min. NOW ! ”

Simple advice from a non-scientist about grounding or otherwise called earthing and it is getting traction in some scientific and medical circles theses days.

What is earthing or grounding ?

Simply put it is walking on the earth, the grass or the even the beach to enable a exchange of electrons and flow of energy from us to the earth and the earth to us.

Earthing is not a fad nor a magic remedy. It is not a medicine or a supplement that you have to remember to take or swallow every day for months before you notice any effect. It does not require long clinic visits or treatments.

Earthing is a safe and healthy lifestyle practice that can have a transformative effect on your health. So why is it not spoken of more, why did my doctor not tell me about it. Well its 100% free ! no one can make out of it, and it sounds too simple. . Well that’s not completely the whole truth, there is a growing industry trying to sell earthing products, such as earthing sheets and earthing shoes, but I am not recommending these. I am merely suggesting you just take your shoes off and walk in the garden or the park for 10 mins a day.  There is no need for this to be extreme or painful, choose soft ground, a park is a good start. Over time the bottom of your feet will become hardened like mine were when I was child and then we can walk more or less      

Going bare feet on the earth, connects us to the harmonizing elecrtro-magnetic rhythms of the earth, the Schumann resonance. It is also the same resonance as sacred sound syllable of OM or AUM. Earthing or grounding can help you feel better and be healthier. And hey your outside, probably getting some Vitamin D and connecting with nature at the same time. Connecting with nature is and will be a big part of healing the world and healing the woes of humanity. I strongly believe a big part of why so many of us and especially teenagers are suffering from mental health issues, such as depression and anxiety, is this lack of connection to the outside and specially the natural world, earthing is just part of the benefits we may receive.    

Living indoors and wearing insulting shoes, disconnects us from our natural electric state & hinders our bodies ability to be in sympathy with the circadian rhythms of life. Circadian rhythms are said to be the foundation stone of good physical and mental heath.

Living the majority of our lives indoors where we are exposed to high-frequency-man-made electromagnetic frequencies (EMF) reaps havoc on our biology and our mental health, when disconnected from the natural low frequency EMF’s found on the Earth’s surface this is made worse.

Electrons move from the Earth to the body and vice versa when the body is grounded. This effect is sufficient to maintain the body at the same negative-charge electrical potential as the Earth. Electron flow in the mitochondria is known to reduce inflammation so it stands to reason that this flow of free electrons into the body from the earth is the mechanism by which inflammation is brought down.

The Earth is negatively charged. It has an endless supply of negative-charged free electrons. Anytime you have two conductive objects and they make contact, such as your bare feet and the ground, electrons will flow from the place where they are abundant to the place where there are fewer of hem. The electrical potential of the two objects will thus equalize. 


So I have an amazing offer : Today only

A 100% free no onbligation 7 day FREE trail for but its only available today (otherwise you will forget to do it)

Act now and receive an addition 10 minutes free at no extra cost,

Ask a friend to join you and receive FREE great karma and connection.  


Take the earthing challenge !

Try earthing for seven days, 10 minutes a day and if you don’t any feel better, then stop ! Write back to me if you feel too and tell me I’m wrong.

Kick off your shoes off, walk barefoot on green grass or moist sand at the beach or the earth, or go the extra mile and go for a walk in actual nature bare foot. anywhere like our ancestors did. 10 to 20 minutes a day as many days as possible a week can make a big difference, or just some times infrequently will help a little, try it for yourself and see. Please feel friend to save and share this article with your friends .  

Anthony Ashworth is a Vastu Feng Shui Man, House Whisperer and Shamanic healer.

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The Wings of Africa & the Spirit message of Rhino

January 7, 2018

The Wings of Africa & the Spirit message of Rhino

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The subtle element of FIRE carries qualities, qualities such as those of transmutation and purification, Passion for life and creativity.

So yesterday with the intense summer heat, the fire energy seems to have sparked a surge of passionate creativity in me.

and from that process, a spirit message emerged that & I needed to hear heed and the fire speaks to me. 

I felt a push by spirit, a push by the heat of the fire, this came forth as a desire to create, design, make a new smudging wand. Sweating, I got out my large feather collection, I collect them as a walk in the bush or even the suburbs. On a large table, I got out a few sacred wood wands, I had had for a while, ready to create a new tool when inspiration rose up in me, some glue hemp string, coloured silk cloth, cowry shells crystals, gems etc.

 I opened myself up and said inwardly, let spirit guide me, in this process.    

An unexpected result came forth, a trident Smudging wand. I’ve never seen one before, nor even thought of making one, but here it is and she is beautiful and powerful. She is called "Wings of Africa"  and contains the essence of Africa where I was born, along with a powerful Shamanic creature, a mythical flying Rhino. African mythology is full of wonderful mythical beats. The White Rhino ( originally"whyte" which means powerful)  is one of my totems and a spiritual name, and as given to me by the Credo Mutwa a renowned Sangoma a chief Shaman of the African tribes. The actual name is not given here as one should shroud ones spiritual power names and not share in public.



Below are some of the spirit attributes of Rhino 


As an earth element animal, the Rhino will also help you maintain a connection with the Mother (earth) and mother Africa, for me having been born in Africa this connection is profoundly important.

Rhino brings with it not only power but also the Whyte Rhino was a harbinger of prosperity, Credo told me. If one saw this sacred and protected animal on the way to hunt or trade it meant good fortune & much abundance would follow. Our ancient ancestors, over 80 thousand years ago, worshipped the great mega Rhino as the spirit of power and the power of the golden horn.


Take a step back and delve into the deeper more spiritual meanings of your current life situation. Know that you are powerful.

-Rhinoceros - says


Rhinoceros is letting you know that you need to look more closely at everything around you because things are not what they seem. Are you seeing lack instead of abundance? This animal is here to remind you to appreciate the expansive bounty that surrounds you. Stop and give thanks to the infinite miracles occurring in every moment of your life. Use your spiritual eyes, not your physical eyes to see the truth and maintain a close connection with “Mother Earth” as you expand your inner knowledge to a whole new level.

 If Rhinoceros is your Animal Totem:

You are for the most part a solitary and wise person choosing to spend a great deal of time alone. You enjoy the comfort of your own company and are comfortable with yourself. You have a very close relationship with the ancient wisdom of your soul and have a lot to share about what is real and how to live. For the most part you are a self made success and an achievement seeking powerhouse in your chosen field.

“If the rhinoceros is your totem or come to you as a spirit animal it is your responsibility to take heart of the underlying symbolic message the rhino has for you "nothing is as it seems." The rhino is your companion to help you on a soulful journey in recognizing the truth with your spiritual eyes - not what your physical eyes as Rhinos have poor eyesight and a profound sense of smell.

“Our physical human eyes see something special and magical in the rhino horn - we can initiate that powerful strength, protection, and success internally. Indeed, mystics tell of having visions of an illuminated (sometimes golden) horn the rhinoceros thrust through the veil of ignorance - ripping the veil open to let loose all the opulence and riches (enlightenment) of all mankind's desire. Our physical human eyes see something special and magical in the rhino horn - we can initiate that powerful strength, protection, and success internally. Indeed, mystics tell of having visions of an illuminated (sometimes golden) horn the rhinoceros thrust through the veil of ignorance - ripping the veil open to let loose all the opulence and riches (enlightenment) of all mankind's desire.” 



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Common interior design mistakes and how to avoid or fix them.

November 16, 2017

Common interior design mistakes and how to avoid or fix them.

One very common interior design mistake is to follow, strong interior design tends from the TV shows, magazines or social media. What I mean by strong is, quite individuated to a time, or a theme or specific look. By the time we notice a trend, its often outdated already, it can easily date your home to that period in time.


For example the current already & passed in my opinion trend of “timber look” ceramic tiles, this will date your home or renovation to this precise time of around 2015-2016. It was a new and relatively innovative product not extensively seen before, so specific to that time. Another current trend which I happen to quite admire, is the Biophilic inspired trend, using Nature as inspiration.


I applaud these principles of bringing nature into our homes to nuture our souls. However the current trend refers to natural patterns of plants, flowers shells, feather etc. But it may, depending on the individual strength of a particular design or pattern, date quickly.

Certainly the associated trend of tribal-influenced Biophilic design where feathers and printed tribal artefacts etc , are featured will. Again I personally really like tribal-inspired patterns and prints. But be careful they may date your home or renovations or worse they may it outdated already.  



One way to notice if a trend is collapsing and a past already is if the materials are already heavily discounted or on sale, via the big discount houses. They are trying to clear of stock that is not moving for a reason.


All this is easily fixed, choose finishes you like not "what is on trend" and more toward neutrals with less specific patterns or colours finishes and materials. That being said if you wait 15 or 20 years, it may become retro enough to be on trend again.

Be an individual. Not part of the heard.


Real natural materials tend not to date so easily useless they have not been used much before, natural materials and natural colours are considered to be the best Vastu Feng Shui materials, having the best subtle vibration, but they also have different qualities too, so need to be selected with discernment as well.  


Anthony Ashworth Zen Home- Conscious Home

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November 16, 2017

Creating a Welcoming Home (the Temples and Markets way).

On first impressions:
“First impressions count and are all important in the feeling of a welcome home and not just for your guests, but importantly for you to feel fully welcomed. Create a beautiful, inspirational entry that reminds & inspired you of what life you really want to live. Then critically, use it!

Many of us now drive directly into our dark smelly garage, if so then into a bland hallway, so try going back out through the garage door and in through your now beautiful & inspirational entry! The ancient Chinese referred to this as the ‘Shining golden entryway’.”
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Why Vastu and Feng Shui are influencing the Australian property industry

November 16, 2017

  • Think you might build or renovate? Consider the practices of Vastu and Feng Shui to guide you on direction, aspect and location for success
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When it comes to home constructions or renovations, practicality and function are important, however, increasingly in Australia, cultural influences from Vastu and Feng Shui are playing a lead role.
Lakshmi Singh

12 SEP 2016 - 12:18 PM  UPDATED 12 SEP 2016 - 12:48 PM


In 2012, demographer Bernard Salt predicted that by “osmosis”, the Australian property industry could reflect cultural preferences of home buyers – and these predictions are coming true. Vastu and Feng Shui are increasingly being incorporated into property development as buyers and developers alike are seeking harmony in their homes.

At their heart, both Vastu and Feng Shui are all about ensuring your living spaces encourage health, coherence and prosperity.

Vastu is an ancient “Indian poetic art and science of crafting an energetically balanced home for and of the soul,” says Anthony Ashworth, a Sydney-based Vastu consultant. Earth, Air, Fire, Water and the Vastu mandala (the indwelling spirit of the home itself) are important elements to consider in Vastu, he says.

What makes a Vastu-compliant home? Location, direction and orientation of rooms play a significant role and if unbalanced, can impact family life, as Anne Clark, lifestyle health consultant and author discovered.

“We used to live in a property in Kuranda where we were in a valley, down low, and we had several disasters, flooding and even sickness. In our current property at Cooroy, we are up high and have prospered more as a result. No disasters,” she says.

Feng Shui – composed of the invisible chi (energy) in the sky and the visible chi in the land around us is about the interaction and influence of this energy in both indoor and outdoor living spaces, says

Kony Kang, accredited Feng Shui consultant with the Association of Feng Shui Consultants.

[When designing the home], ensure the master bedroom can be placed in the southwest, and the northeast is open.

Kang’s advice starts with selecting the right location at both the macro level (state or suburb) and the micro level (the street). A compatibility test between the direction the front door is facing and the place or time of birth of the owner can also impact suitability, he says.

Aspects such as the orientation of the kitchen, the presence of windows overlooking certain features and even the time period in which you want to live in the home may all have an impact on whether the energy in the house is optimal for you, says Kang.

“Location and landform might be ok, but we need to see whether it is good for you to live in this property at this time,” he says.

If you have the opportunity to start building a house from empty land, Ashworth’s advice is to consider a site that allows plenty of space and access to light from the north and east.

“[When designing the home], ensure the master bedroom can be placed in the southwest, and the northeast is open,” he says.

Vastu principles can also be applied based on a family’s life stage and for a young family, abundance and relationships could be very important. To invite abundance – both in terms of physical health and wealth, Ashworth advises against placing toilets in the north and northeast but establishing a water feature, pictures of nature and elements with the colour green in these directions.

To invite abundance – both in terms of physical health and wealth, Ashworth advises against placing toilets in the north and northeast.

For older couples, spiritual concerns might be more of interest and Ashworth recommends energising the north and northeast by setting up a meditation spot here or keeping a clean bowl of water with clear quartz stone in it.

All is not lost if you’ve bought your property already as the practices can be applied during renovations to improve the aspect of your home.

Chen plans to employ a Feng Shui consultant to advise him about renovating to make space for an extra bathroom as well as suggestions on placement of furniture throughout the house.

Similarly, Clarke placed a water fountain and highlighted their front entrance with crystals to abide by Vastu principles.

“Ultimately, I’m grateful for the peace it brings,” she says.

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Zen Home- How your home can help you recover from work stress

November 16, 2017


How your home can help you recover from work stress February 15, 2015

Linda moon : with interview inclusions by Anthony ashworth 


Peace: Stress and pollution make it more important than ever that we find respite from the modern world in our homes.

These tips will help transform your home into a haven that rejuvenates you after a stressful day.

Peace: Stress and pollution make it more important than ever that we find respite from the modern world in our homes.

Modern homes are generally far too masculine and have a lot of fire/yang energy that creates stress and anxiety," says Anthony Ashworth, a consultant in Zen-inspired interior design and feng shui.

"Think of your home as more like a bowl than a box; as a place of ease and rest, and being, not doing."

Minimise sharp edges, hard finishes and angular furniture, including glass tables and granite surfaces, which amplify stress, he says. Soften windows with curtains and choose furniture with rounded edges and softer materials.

Calm the senses
Bring the aromas of the forest indoors with a potpourri of bark and leaves, or essential oils. "Promote a deep, restful mood with frankincense," suggests aromatherapist Catherine Cervasio, who recommends rosemary for clarity and lemon to pep up energy.

Avoid artificial lighting that's too harsh, bright or dark, and maximise natural light in your main living space.

Ashworth recommends earthy colours for calm: soft whites, natural browns and greens. Urban noise, the television and the hum of fluorescent lighting and appliances can be stress-inducing. "Ensure all appliances are as quiet as you can afford," Ashworth advises. Mask unpleasant sounds with an indoor fountain or music that mimics nature. Nurture connection
Studies show that hard furniture, or heavy furniture that doesn't move or is lined side by side against walls, can hinder social interaction. Encourage companionship with comfy, movable furniture configured in circles or semi-circles. Open-plan kitchens enable communication while cooking, the modern version of gathering at the hearth.

Warm indoor temperatures foster social interaction, according to research published in Psychological Science. Declutter
Clutter saps our mental resources, leading to potential for greater stress. Peter Walsh, author of Does This Clutter Make My Butt Look Fat?, also believes it can make us overweight. He blames clutter and obesity on loss of personal control and a culture that encourages instant gratification and the consumption of more than we need.

Walsh has a simple decluttering recipe: go through every room methodically, and ditch anything you haven't used in the past year or don't love with a passion. List everything you need for the house and don't buy anything else. Don't let stuff rule you: do you really want piles of old newspapers on the kitchen table? Think natural
In alpine areas, beds made of stone pine are said to improve sleep quality.

A study by Austria's Human Research Institute reported that sleeping in a stone pine bed could reduce heart rate and induce a more restful sleep, greater sense of wellbeing and higher extroversion. Flavonoids in the pine's essential oils are thought to be responsible. Natural materials link us to nature, says Ashworth. Choose wood, stone, bamboo and paper rather than plastic, and pieces that age gracefully. "It's all about how your home feels rather than how it looks," he says. "More than 90 per cent of everything we find in the home is manufactured," says Nicole Bijlsma, author of Healthy Home, Healthy Family. She warns that many chemicals found in the home are unregulated and toxic to human health. Bijlsma's strategy is "less is best".

Avoid pesticides, chemical cleaners, plastics and artificial fragrances. Open windows to air the house, and use damp microfibre cloths for cleaning. Set the scene
Those without a pleasant outlook needn't lament: pictures of nature also elicit calm, according to studies by Roger Ulrich, an architecture professor at Sweden's Chalmers University of Technology. Hide a brick wall with displays of leafy branches, indoor plants or a nature-themed screen.And keep washing or paperwork out of view – it can cause stress.

Give peace a chance

Ashworth recommends dedicating a small space as a "peace" zone to retreat to when life overwhelms you.

Reflect tranquility with an inspirational painting, spiritual emblem, candle or positive affirmations. It's a reminder that home is where our inner harmony resides.

Blind Walks A simple way of exploring our surroundings in a different way is to do so blindfolded, being led around by a partner. Try it for a few minutes and then swap over. Try it again, but this time attempt to sense what is in front of you, as though the space around you was an organ of perception.

It can be very interesting to explore attitudes to personal space in a group, particularly how people feel when their space is ignored, infringed or disrupted. By examining and understanding our perception of space, we can learn how to manipulate it. As a solo exercise, try and observe yourself in different situations, from stillness to movement, and how you relate to the space around you. We can learn to feel that the space around us is a medium, or an organ of communication through which we can send ripples or waves. T’ai Chi is a very good BodyMind exercise in this respect, as its slow, graceful movements are useful in enhancing the feeling of being immersed in a fluid-like space.

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Storm Deva - The Nature Spirit of a giant storm.

November 10, 2017


Storm Deva - The Nature Spirit of a giant storm.

A shamanic true tale 



I had gotten into my sacred bath, I bath ritually and journey in the bath for myself or for clients a couple times a week for 2 hours or so.


The bath is my private uninterrupted space, I set it up the same way each time with many accouterments such as waterproof speakers, essential oils, my home made bath salts , candles, incense, flower head and herbs, flute, didgeridoo & mouth harp (the drum does not like the steamy hot atmosphere), crystals and other power objects I may be working with, I smudge the bathroom known to the family as my Bath-Womb and smudge myself .


So I was just beginning to go into an altered state via music, throat chanting etc.

I follow a kind of shamanic routine to get into shamanic consciousness.


Soon I felt an unusual presents, not a familiar one.


It was big, very very big and powerful but felt gentle & strong.

Through and behind my chanting I began to feel or maybe hear what I thought was a train in the distance or blasting or something?

I could feel the vibrations, then over the 30 minutes or so, it got louder and deeper and more intense.

Something was up the birds had stopped singing and the colour of the light had changed.


I realised the deep rumblings were thunder, an amazing orchestral beating of thousands of kettle drums and grandmother drums being struck rhythmically by Thor’s lightening hammer .

Then my phone (used in the bath to play trance music & drumming tracks) pinged and it said “storm and flood warning “ in your area.


So I opened the weather radar to see, wow a huge storm front and I mean huge was coming in across the whole eastern seaboard of Australia from Queensland to Victoria and the entire coast of New South Wales.


I recalled my mystic mate Kevin Parker, had asking me if I had ever worked shamanically with the weather Deva spirits? At the time I said no it had not arisen for me.

The radar showed this monumental storm front was shortly going to pound us. No way in the world could it miss us, it was going to be quite a storm.


I realised it was close to twilight, twilight is a time when my and the doors of perception are most open and when the veils between the worlds is thinnest, a perfect time to connect .


I had already connected with the energy of this storm well before it arrived or even rationally knew it was coming, so it seemed very much to be an invitation to connect & go further and deeper, so I did.


I settled in to connect with the energies deeper, it felt amazing to feel into the sheer power of something this big, this Giant Nature Spirit Deva of the storm.


It was careering down on me and the booming rhythmic thundered was getting closer, thunder literally shaking the very earth like a huge shamans drum.


A thought arose in me, a doubt. Who am I to talk to this Huge Devic Spirit, maybe the energy is too big, maybe I should back off ?


“NO” the storm Deva said, you have asked permission you are humble, feel me “NOW”.

My heart raced a little, then opened up still further, I was in tears of rapture at the tingles that were coursing through my body. The storm and I had become one, the barriers of my limiting skin and limiting consciousness gone, my ego thin, the ecstasy and bliss were beautiful    


The Storm Deva then said ! tas it spoke to my consciousness


“LETS PLAY, ask me something !”


What does one ask a mega storm? In retrospect I can not believe what I asked of it!

I said

“how about you go around me and miss my home completely” Knowing fore well this was impossible having seen the trajectory & size of the storm coming into three entire states.


The Strom went very quiet, , the thunder stopped the wind settled, the birds started to call out seemingly in delight and celebration.

Storm Deva said “WATCH”

I was looking out of my bathroom window as the windows are always open when I bath, but I could not see a lot of the sky as the trees water sodden, had closed in around the window. I kept feeling into the energy, amazing as it was.


Storm Deva said again “WATCH ME”


I said “I’m trying too” , should I get out of the bath and go onto the terrace to watch the light show roll in ?

Strom Deva said “NO” watch ME from above,”


I thought to myself, of course I will shamanically travel up and fly into the sky and watch from there.    


Storm Deva said “NO …. use your iphone “  


I opened the radar again to see the Radar live video, showing the storms progress over the past half hour or so, it had been literally coming straight at me in a huge front, as I watched I could not believe my eyes, the radar showed the storm had begun to change direction, ever so slightly at first increasingly more over the next 15 minutes. Finally and impossibly the storm slid by my home by literally only a few hundred meters away or less, the front was so big it could not possibly do this, but it had somehow opened up a gap and over the next half an hour or more as waves of the front came through, each one went past and even around my home so that the storm was all around very close to me & yet not ever over me, the Storm Deva seemed to Giggle at my astonishment, I even said at one point “enough!” who am I to have you do this ?

I was strangely disappointed that I had missed the fury of storm , and said to the the Storm Deva I ‘m sorry if that was egotistical of me to ask such a big ask, just let it rip.






Titans such as this it seems, talk very slowly with few words, but with great authority, entering your consciousness almost from the inside out. It is difficult to describe with mere words.    


At this point I want to say that it had occurred to me before asking that we had, had a lot of rain in the weeks before this storm and the land and all the plant and animals, rivers etc did not need more water, although half an hour or so after getting out of the bath, it poured and has not stopped raining much since then.  


The reason I share this story is not to make me look the Shaman, or in order to demonstrate that these things are possible, I have communicated with many a Nature Spirit, Elementals such as fire or water, animal spirits, plants, a place, a home, a waterfall, even a landscape and a whole city Deva, but I felt to small or too in my ego or too less than, to try to manipulate the weather, I may never try to manipulate the weather, but I will communicate with Weather Deva’s given the chance.

It occurs to me in hindsight that it was a block on my behalf to not to want to try as I felt the only reason one would do so, was for personal human gain.

I do not communicate with other spirits for personal gain, but I had this block that to do so with weather would be.


We as humans have to a large extent been programmed to ask what can nature, the universe do for me, rather then just communicating for the sake of communicating, communicating with and building relationship with other nature spirits has always been a joy.


Let me tell you, communicating with a storm is a joyous experience, try it one day for yourself ! I now look at the sky the clouds and the rain in a different way, they are no longer inert weather patterns, they are playful titans in the service of great spirit.


Kevin is often reminding me that the work with Nature Spirits must be fun ! As well as being serious.

Well Kevin it seems you have indeed been listening to those clouds and they to you. As this was the funniest experience in a while. Between you, great spirit and a Great Storm you have taught me a very BIG great lesson.

One can simply play without the need for wanting anything or any outcome out of it. Thank you I am most grateful !


This occurred over 12 months ago, only now do I feel confident and brave enough to share it in this Blog.


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Dowsing as a support to Feng Shui

November 10, 2017

I recently gave a presentation at the AFSC conference on the Gold Coast 2017 on Dowsing  as a support to Feng Shui, followed by workshops on the Gold Coast and in Sydney, but dowsing is more then a mere support, its amongst the the very ancient roots & foundations of Feng Shui itself.

More than 2000 years ago the writings of the veritable sage Confucius mentions dowsing, Emperor Kwang Sung 2200 BC was known to have dowsed & the prophecies of Hosea more than 1400 years ago talk of dowsing for water veins  he refers to as ‘divination’. Emperor Ta Yu, the founder of the Hsia dynasty also talks of dowsing. Dowsing was used to determine underground water and energy streams and dragon lines.

In the later periods the Feng Shui masters used and still do use today the Lou Pan, the indication of the trembling of the the Lou Pan needle is used to access earth energies and geopathic stress.

My point here is, dowsing is sometimes considered a new age or ancient western modality, it is not ! It clearly was and can be an integrated part of our present Feng Shui practice, I would go so far as to suggest or ask, that without implementing it into our Feng Shui work and consultations are we fully and authentically practicing Feng Shui?

Dowsing is an art that taps into our intuition into the divine feminine within all of us, it’s a diagnostic tool that tunes into unseen energies inherent or embedded in a home or the land under it or surrounding it, these unhealthy or troublesome energies may be man made or natural or even spirit energies.

The dowsing rod, pendulum or Lou Pan needle is not magic, no psychic ability is needed.

Dowsing & it’s tools are simply instruments which shows the reaction of the human nervous system & subconscious selves. Our rational mind may process 4 or 5 pieces of information at one time, our subconscious can process over 40,000 pieces of information at one time and is far more sensitive than any of our 5 senses, as experienced through our rational mind, dowsing taps into our ancient intuitive self, the gut feeling that kept us alive as a species a for millions of years before we developed our rational minds. So get dowsing for your clients and yourself, if you know how or learn how to if you don’t.

After many years of dowsing & much research, I now teach specific techniques to become professionally proficient & confident with dowsing, entraining both the left an right brain together so they work in harmony for significant & accurate results. If you would like to learn or step up and inot your dowsing skills please contact me, to register your interest. Anthony Ashworth  

*This article appeared in the AFSC Association of Feng Shui Consutants news letter Nov 2107  

ademdum Dowsing is also intricatly linked with Vastu 



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Nurturing your own spirit with Nature medicine.

October 17, 2017

Nurturing your own spirit & self with Nature medicine.

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I woke up feeling a little down, having gone to bed over thinking and worrying about concerns and problems in my life. I got up and sat in my mediation nest, a beautiful, nurturing soft place of cushions and a warm, quiet blanket.

During my mediation I realised I had fallen back in the human condition of allowing my mind to focus and dance with my problems - allowing it to take me to places of worry and negative emotions, rather than appreciating all the really great things I also have in my life.


My glass was fast becoming half empty, rather than half full.


I felt into my heart and I felt it was shutting down, by perceived hurt, criticism, sorrow. We all have times in our lives that seem hard. Grief can kick in and whilst it’s good to feel into these times & honor them, we can also allow them to take us over.


So I decided I needed that which I know best helps me:

to reopen my heart to seeing the sunshine rather then focusing on the shade.


I needed some Nature Medicine.

I needed to take myself on a little Spirit walk for my soul.


I grabbed the car keys, my wooden flute and my little dog. Five minutes later we were walking amongst the gum trees between deep, red earth wombat holes, along the river toward the wetlands.


I felt myself wanting healing. I so wanted to feel better. “I’m in Nature, I should be feeling good, I should be connecting,” but No, my monkey mind had come on the walk with me, poo.


So I relaxed and stopped trying to connect, stopped trying to feel better. I just started to really look at what was around me, smell what was there, hear what was present. I grabbed a hand full of tea tree leaves, crushed them between my palms and inhaled deeply. Aunty Wendy an indigenous elder, says this stuff is bush medicine for her aboriginal mob for when they are feeling anxious. I smiled and was reassured by this memory. Even traditional indigenous peoples got anxious sometimes. I tend to Romanticise the life of our indigenous ancestors, as they lived so closely connected to the land, in apparent paradise. However they, like me had things on their minds: “I’m worried the wife feels I have not brought back enough meat that last hunt. What of that other tribe and what they may be planning. “


My dreamy mind was brought back into the now, as I stumbled on a gum tree root and I looked up at a shining blue black Raven cawing loudly overhead.


When Raven shows up I know things will happen.


Walking helps to move me and moves my emotions, but I also know that sitting still in Nature is a very powerful practice.

So I found a warm spot, with a beautiful view down over the lake and the water bird infested, shrubby islands. I settled the dog, warmed my wooden flute in my hands and played a Pan like drone, softly to the wind, to the water and to me.

I had stopped.


The harmonic music soothed me, as I felt connected to other than me, and that resonated back into my heart. The birds listened and then sang along. The wind played the trees and a wire fence breezily hummed. I closed my eyes for a while and went deeply inward.


As I opened my eyes, two huge ancient birds floated in from the blue sky, to plane down upon the water with giant webbed feet.

The Pelican. An old wise friend, one I had not seen for a while. They can disappear into the great, blue beyond, seemingly for years at a time, as can our hearts.


I recalled the alchemical myth of Pelican. Seen higher in esteem, even than the majestic Eagle. Pelican is the greatest of flyers. It takes a huge amount of energy for them to get off of the water, but once in flight they soar upon the unseen up-currents for hours & days, able to traverse continents, almost without effort. With this ability to fly into the stratosphere endlessly and effortlessly, they are a symbol of Great Spirit.


A symbol to aspire to: Effortlessness.  


And yet the Pelican is also depicted in the alchemical diagrams as having multiple chicks. The chicks, being symbols of our many aspects of spiritual self. She is compelled to peck at her very own breast, making herself bleed and pour blood from her own heart in order to feed her fledgling chicks - an ancient shamanic and profound wisdom symbol.


Even the very greatest adept of effortless flight, needs to sacrifice to self, in a painful symbol, of self love, giving of self to self and in order to nourish our spirit selves, our own inner growing children.


Here I was, in the bush by the waters, being reminded, nurtured by nature herself, sacrificing my time, my busy day, my sorrowful bleeding heart in order to feed & nourish my soul.


It completely astounds me that almost without exception, when I consciously go out into nature for healing and connection as opposed to just going for a walk in the bush, nature, great spirit, provides me with the nutrients I need. To see Self or some aspect of myself, reflected back to me, coloured by verdant wisdom and earthy grounded insights.


Nurturing one’s self, one’s spirit, as the Pelican mythically does, in order that we may fly more effortlessly through life, is important. Making time for Nature to nurture us, as a mother nurtures her children, is an art lost to most.


An old aboriginal Uncle, unfortunately I don’t recall who, but I think that’s OK, as in my mind he’s become archetypal wisdom & represents all indigenous people. When asked, “What is the most important thing you can do to help white fellas understand the deep connection to country that aboriginal peoples feel” he replied:


“Sit down on the ground in’da bush, for 2 hours. Shut up, be quiet.”


This answer was so profoundly simple. It left an indelible mark on me.


Remember to honour yourself & nurture your own spirit. No one else can like our own ancient mother, Nature.


Anthony Ashworth is a Shaman and House Whisperer. He takes people into pristine nature on what he calls Spirit walks and guides people with shamanic techniques, to easily reconnect with nature and with themselves.  click for information on Spirit Walks  


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Vastu & Chess: The Game of Existence

October 10, 2017

Vastu & Chess: The game of existence

The game of Chess is an very ancient game with connections deeply rooted in the Vedic tradition of Vastu and the Vastu mandala grid of squares, most often simplified down to a 8 x 8 or 9x 9 squares held within a square grid of one over aching square. 

The chess board of eight x eight squares represent the meta-field of non-physical existence, as opposed to nine x nine squares which infers the physical field in which we are mostly conscious. So Chess is about what has created and is happening in the greater universe, its not a simple war game, about soldiers. Its deeper more mysterious the we we image. I think I and many of us have felt this when we play, its ancientness it’s so much more than a game.    

Originally before the pieces were ascribed as Kings & Queens, knights and bishops, the pieces were hierarchical Devas, angelic energetic creatrix beings, still present and accessible in parallel universes today and they represented and still do, the forces of light. The black pieces are the Asura's or some call demons, although they not evil demons as such.

 “Asuras (Sanskritअसुर) are mythological lord beings in Indian texts who compete for power with the more benevolent devas (also known as suras).[1] Asuras are described in Indian texts as powerful superhuman demigods or demons with good or bad qualities.” Wikipedia

It's most important to note both "sides" pieces black and white travel on both the black and white squares, suggesting dualists pathways of opposing energy for both sides angelic and demonic to travel upon. In the bible the devil was once an angel who took a differential path to that of the good angels, later demonified as fallen from grace, but no devil then no God.

From a Vedic perspective the universe defined itself by subtle separation in order to self experience, so there is no 'game' or no existence no consciousness at all, without both sides represented here by black & white.

Without the black, the darkness, we cannot perceive the light and without light the white, we can not perceive darkness. The universe (us) is simply unable not only to perceive, but to exist at all, without its counterpart, the two sides are the very same sides of the same coin.

In chess we participate in this symbolic and metaphorical reference to the teaching of the Vedas, where the eternal struggle between theses two opposites, that are one and eternally linked (and actually aspects of the one. Or are the one, differentiated )

Both are required for life & consciousness itself, to exist, at all. There is no way to see the one without the other it must as a given, contrast against itself a counterpart.

So when you may next see a game or play chess played or play yourself, remember it is more than even an archetypal battle, rather the chess board is a universal metaphor of the creatrix matrix showing us symbolically how the universe and the core forces if of the universe & existence are being played out. You get to be in the mind of God in some sense symbolically. Check Mate. By Anthony Ashworth Vastu Feng shui man  

Tags: chess, feng shui, vastu, vastu shastra

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I’m a temple traveler. It’s what I love to do.

October 1, 2017


I’m a temple traveler. It’s what I love to do.


I sometimes feel like I’m some sort of questing Indiana Jones, but my gold is not physical treasure it’s exploring and trying to comprehend the sacred vibration, resonance and deep symbolism of these places.
I have traveled to many parts of the world, not all (not yet anyway) on a quest to visit sacred temples, and then explore them. I can not help but then analyze, these most sacred and energetic of human and divine places. It is my personal quest to understand the core, archetypal needs of humanity around space and place.

I have explored many temples and temple complexes around the world, including those in countries such as India, Cambodia, Japan, Indonesia, Vietnam, the Middle East, Pakistan, Turkey, Europe and Britain. Many of them iconographic & famous ones, such as: Angkor Wat in Cambodia, Mahabalipuram in India, My Son in Vietnam & Palmyra in Syria, just to name a few of the sacred buildings around the world I have known.

However one, more than any, stands out as extraordinary beyond all others.

The Ancient Vedic Temple of Madurai in central Southern India.

Madurai, the oldest continuously operational temple in the world, is a living place of unbroken worship for over 6000 years. From humble beginnings as a Linga stone in a forest shrine, to now being a sacred Axis Mundi, the epicenter of a thriving city, the entire region of Tamil Nadu, if not of India herself.

Imagine how much love, dedication and pure sacrifice has been poured into the idols, the altars, the waters and the very stones of Madurai. Many temple complexes may have been grander, bigger or even once upon a time more energetic, but Madurai Temple is an ancient living temple, an actual living being, deity imbued & exceptional, in so much as it is constructed and dedicated, most unusually, to both the God and the Goddess in the same temple.

I can personally attest to the incredible and palpable power, peace & extraordinary frequencies that emanate from many sacred building and profound natural landscapes, but of all places Madurai Temple still leaves its sacred mark on me. It opened me. It opened my heart & my soul & filled me with love and appreciation for life & Spirit. It changed me.

I have been invited to give a another presentation at the Dowsers society in Sydney. Its not unitl December, but please put it in your dairy now if you feel to attend, they charge very little for these lectures.
The full short article I wrote for the Dowsing society is here bellow and on my website.
My 2 Day Introduction to Vastu (Which is ancient Indian Vedic Feng Shui) workshop coming up soon November 4th & 5th

In this presentation, I will share my story of Madurai, what I felt and saw as well as exploring and explaining some of the rich archetypal symbolism of the Architecture the *Vastu design, decoration and layout present there.
To visit and know Madurai even virtually, as I will share in my presentation, is to share in the energies and symbolism of the very creation of the earth and the universe itself.

Anthony Ashworth is a Feng Shui man, Shaman, Dowser, Vastu Consultant and teacher, he helps people get the very best life out of there homes. If you would like to know more about the core elements of Vastu & on which Madurai Temple is based and proceeding this presentation he is running a Vastu Intensive 2 day weekend Master Class on November 4th & 5th in Sydney. No previous experience necessary.
* Vastu is the ancient great, great grandfather of Chinese Feng Shui, Geomancy

Please register your interest at

 Dowers society link

Tags: dowsing, sacred sites, vastu

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Space Clearing the ghosts of energies past

September 6, 2017

Space Clearing the ghosts of energies past. by Anthony Ashworth 

This article was origainlly published in Issue Magazine.


I had a sickening feeling in my gut, like when you are confronted with the smell of something really spoiled & rotten, your nose tells you to be aware, be careful, something’s toxic, something’s off.

I gagged then burped & coughed “this place feels awful” I said to myself. But there was no physical "off" smell, nothing was rotten or off, or was there?

This was a clients apartment they had rented out, bad tenants with bad vibes, it felt shabby & unkempt yes, but the worst of it was the feeling the place had, just pure bad, sad feeling in the air &coming out of the very walls. You would think I would have gotten used to this by now, I had been clearing & cleansing other peoples homes for many years. Oh well just another day of Space Clearing.

My client had gotten me in to Space Clear both their home & an investment apartment they were having a lot of trouble with, the latest tenants were again bad tenants, as were the ones before them & before them yet again, drug addicts & this time worse with mental health issues to boot, I had at that point no idea of any of this history, but I could feel it in my bones, the house was whispering to me, telling me all its stories of sadness, grieve, anger & sickness that were trapped in the walls, the floors the entire fabric of the building, all the ills of the human condition, all the unrealised dreams & the lost love. I could feel tears welling up as I burped & gagged yet again. My client who was hovering by the open door said “can you fix this?”

Whilst this place was a lot worse than your average home needing a Space Clearing, I could clear it, I would help to reset the energy of this poor little apartment to be light, clear supportive of whoever next lived here.

Ok I said, lets sort this out, where’s my house doctors bag,( its literlly a large  old doctors leather bag)

And I grabbed my big shamanic frame drum & I began to tell the house with sound & song, precious herbs & smoke that it was loved after all, the very indwelling living spirit of the home seemed to begin to smile & the etheric smell began to dissipate & abate.

The happy ending to this dark tale is that within a few days of clearing it and investing the place with positive energy vibes & love, my client rang me to announce with great glee that he had rented the apartment out to a charming young executive who had asked for a long lease & much to his complete consternation, if it was alright if she repainted the entire unit, at her cost!

Space Clearing which is markedly different to Feng Shui may be an ancient tradition, but frankly it is needed more thn even  in our modern times.  Even or especially in your normal suburban homes or places of businesses.

Sadly just leaving the television on, brings in negative energies from the outside world, let alone all the inadvertent negativity we create ourselves in our home. Sickness, sadness worry or the simple act of an unfulfilled dream or unrealised aspiration, a single sad thought or worse, spoken words of anger or despair can create a small but cumulative pocket of down-ness of darkness, all of which over time builds up embeds itself in the home & creates a less than ideal environment in which to live & thrive

The more hardcore & mystical aspect of Space Clearing is Ghost oe entity busting.

Some homes & some people do experience non helpful spirits, ghosts or entities, these energies may not be malevolent as such, perhaps just disruptive of sleep, often creating fear in the family, which makes it worse, often time it is children who are more aware & experience this as night terrors.

These types of problems are often associated with the home being on a spirit line, ley line or song lines or the junction of two of theses lines, which tend to work as spirit highways the junctions being spots to hop off, others reside in places that may have been meaningful to them in life. People often get scared because spirits can project onto them another person, one whom the ghost wants to tell something, not the person now living their. So for instance they might say “come with me to the other side” which is quite scary stuff, but this statement is being addressed to an ex-wife, not you. They simply just see you as that other persona they want to see.

Sometimes theses troubled homes require clearing & healing with dowsing & earth acupuncture as well as Space Clearing.

Whist this article has focused somewhat on the negative effects of not Space Clearing, the big plus in Space Clearing is what it brings forth in your life, bucket loads of positive energy & a much greater likelihood of your dreams & desires and aspirations being manifest, right now.

If you would like to have your home Space Cleared I’d love to be of service, I also run on request one or two day DYI Space Clearing workshops 6 or more people require . Anthony Ashworth is a Sydney based professional Space Clearer & Feng Shui Man & dowser working throughout Australia. 

Tags: dowsing, entities, feng shui, ghosts, space clearing, vastu

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