We love the work of Martin Duffy, a shamanic teacher and practitioner based in Dunderry Park, Navan, Co. Meath. We were delighted to speak with him for our Autumn 2019 issue, on Transpersonal Psychology, plant medicine, Wetiko and more. This is a longer version of his conversation with Paul than the one that was published in the magazine. Enjoy!
Awesome August! We are definitely enjoying a good summer, and the last month of this lively season is going out with a bang! There’s plenty of events and activities to do in Dublin city and all over this beautiful island and we are all taking advantage of the fair weather. To pair up with the buzz we are bringing you some beautiful news including events, three amazing competitions, Positive Nights news, as well as retreats event recommendations & more! Our fabulous Summer magazine edition is still out! Sign up here to get a hot copy in your postbox! Loads of love, from all the team. Join us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter if you haven’t already.
Leopard Warrior at Positive Nights!
Positive Nights is on a short summer break! We will return on the 24th of August with a lovely surprise.
HERES a heads up on one of our upcoming events…from our AUTUMN SCHEDULE:
Date: August 31st, 2017
Powerscourt Theatre, Dublin 2
A very interesting evening. John lockey is the Author of the upcoming book Leopard Warrior, he is a fully initiated sangoma (healer & shaman) in the Xhosa lineage of South Africa. His remarkable journey through the constrains of Apartheid is a testament to the human spirit, and to the power of frogiveness and reconciliation.
Thrive: Wellness @ Groove Festival!
Groove Summer Festival presents Thrive, the Festival’s all new health, fitness and wellness quarter, which offers festival goers the chance to relax, rejuvenate and re-energise the mind, body and soul through a jam-packed programme of over 35 free movement classes, wellness workshops and inspirational talks.
Remember that we are also giving away two tickets for two winners each for this fantastic festival! Simply follow Positive Life on Facebook or Twitter, share this post on your Facebook or Twitter page and tag @positivelifemag so we know!
Spirit of Folk 2017
A Beautiful Spiritual Gathering
The event is alcohol free to ease your connection with nature!
Location: Dunderry Park, Co. Meath, Ireland
Date: 9th – 10th September
Spirit of Folk presents the Dunderry Park Festival 20th Anniversary: The Gathering 2017. This celebration will feature some SOFF favourites with a specially curated SOFF stage and storytelling in the cairn, along with a whole host of inspiring speakers and workshops. WE have been before and we love the vibe, we also hosted MARTIN DUFFY at one of our recent Positive nights and he is the biz.
Sir Richard Branson @ Pendulum Summit 2018!
Date: January 10th – 11th, 2018
The Pendulum summit is returning to Ireland! This is the world’s leading business and self-empowerment summit taking place on January 10th – 11th 2018 at the Convention Centre in Dublin. Among the confirmed speakers are Top Sport Psychologist Dr. Bob Rotella and NY Times bestselling author Marci Shimoff. Headlining the event will be Philanthropist, Entrepreneur and Adventurer Sir Richard Branson. Our Autumn 2017 Positive Life issue will feature Sir Branson and his sacred approach to business, so stay tuned!
Visit Pendulumsummit.com for more info!
The Beautiful melody of Deva Premal & Miten
Remember we are giving away two tickets for this beautiful Concert! Simply share this post on your Facebook or Twitter page and tag @positivelifemag so we know!
Deva Premal & Miten concert
Date: September 22nd, 2017
Location: RDS, Dublin
Celebrated chant masters Deva Premal & Miten bring their Temple at Midnight Tour to Ireland. Accompanied by Nepalese bansuri maestro Manose, with Canadian Joby Baker on bass and Danish percussionist Rishi, their unique, spiritually inspired evenings of mantra, song, and chant are treasured by audiences around the planet.
Experience the spiritual teachings of Eckhart Tolle
Date: Saturday, September 9th, 2017
RDS centre, Ballsbridge, Dublin.
Globally renowned spiritual teacher Eckhart Tolle will be in Dublin for this special event. His profound yet simple teachings have already helped countless people throughout the world find inner peace and greater fulfilment in their lives. At the core of the teachings lies the transformation of consciousness, a spiritual awakening that he sees as the next step in human evolution.
Dr. Joe Dispenza in Dublin!
Remember we have two tickets to give away for Dr. Joe Dispenza’s Progressive Workshop weekend event in Dublin from September 29th – October 1st, 2017. Just follow us on Facebook or Twitter, share this post and tag us to let us know!
Date: September 29- October 1st
Royal Dublin Society (RDS), Merrion Road, Ballsbridge
Dr. Joe Dispenza’s Progressive Workshop returns to Dublin in 2017 presenting a unique three day workshop where Joe will lead you through the language of science to reveal the latest research and findings of how to step into a new personal reality!
You can get tickets and learn more here!
Spirit of Folk Acts & Programme
19-21 September, Dunderry Park
After a jam packed summer season of festivals, Spirit of Folk, happening this 19th-21st of September is planning to see the season out with something a little different than what punters might have seen at festivals this year. Set on the grounds of Dunderry Park, Co. Meath with 25 acress of wooded parkland and lake the festival which hosts two stages of live music from the folk, trad and bluegrass genres will also hope to educate and delight festival goers with their wide range of eclectic activities.
From battle reenactments, falconry, midnight shadow puppet shows to inspirational talks and workshops, relaxing treatments and tours and trips to local sites such as the Hill of Tara, Spirit of Folk is one for those looking for a completely immersive experience right in the middle of the Boyne Valley.
‘Festivals, historically, were a chance for the community to re set. To step outside their everyday lives, dance, celebrate and get ready for the season ahead. I hope SOFF is a good example of those kind of ideas in a modern setting.’ Says Festival Director Natasha Duffy ‘Im looking forward to learning more about the night sky from our resident astrophysics Lee Hurley who will be hosting a telescope session after dark both nights and of course to our headline act of Dee Armstrong, Rónán Ó Snodaigh, Eoin Dillon and Seanan Brennan of Kíla!’
Over 40 acts will grace both the main and woodland stage including Tupelo, voted best Folk Act at the Hot Press Reader’s Poll 2013; Dan Walsh, Touted as one of the finest banjo players in the UK; In Their Thousands, a four-piece outfit comprising alt-country, folk & rock; Dan Amor, Hailing from North Wales, a formidable talent making his way to Ireland for the first time; The Emerald Armada, an energetic festival-favorite and Belfast born and bred.
As well as great musicians there will be lots of alternative events that will complement the music and these include storytelling and poetry reading by Pat Speight, Eddie Lenihan, Aideen Mc Bride as well as talks and workshops on ancient druidism and shamanism; African song and dance workshops; yoga; ancient astronomy and bushcraft.
‘The Festival scene in Ireland is rich at the moment but we hope Spirit of Folk stands out as something a little different, one for those maybe looking for a quieter magic, more conversation and one that will leave you a little inspired!’
Other acts featuring at this year’s festival include: Carriages, Lynched, Bunoscionn, DANI, Leading Armies, Coscan, Mo Hat Mo Gheansaí, Elk, Juhn Echo, Liam Quinn, Stephen James, Na Tonnta, Wicker Bones, Corner Boy, Catherine Hatt, Oisin McCole, Laura Ann Brady, Ailbhe Reddy, Darren Lynch, Owensie, Rob Corcoran and Tommy Hayes & Mattu Noone, Old Hannah with more acts to be announced!
Weekend tickets: €70 Day tickets €40.