ABOUT JUNIPER ROSE
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I am Juniper Rose, I dislike the constraints of labels however if you wish to understand what I do a little better then perhaps eclectic best fits my practice, for I have dwelt in many places and have incorporated the Magickal influences of all of them within my work as a Witch, Priestess, Teacher and Mentor as my own unique Path has developed into Personal Tradition.
Born in rural Australia, wild and free, my childhood was spent largely on horseback and along the creek amongst the whispering gums, stones, feathers and animal bones - communing with the spirits of the Ancient Landscape, this wonderful world was my universe before the futile attempts to arrange me into some semblance of an acceptable young lady began.
After the rigid environment of boarding school, which tried but failed to tame my Wayward Spirit, I fled to the teaming urban landscape of Sydney and immersed myself in the shadows of the Goth Scene, here I also discovered the wonderful Esoteric and Occult shops hidden in back streets, and I began creating an Urban Witchcraft Practice.
In the late 1990s I journeyed to the UK to discover my Ancestral Connections and explore the potent energies of Traditional Witchcraft and Folk Magick, here I lived for many happy years, a rather nomadic lifestyle within the ancient forests of England, traveling around in an old truck and discovering the Magick of ancient Celtic sites, reveling in the energies found amongst the old stones - those sacred places that lay upon the ancient plains, heathlands and moors. This wild time in my life fulfilled my need to be completely free and helped integrate my ancestry into my practice....!
During this English adventure, I also discovered the importance of Meditation, which has become a very large part of my practice and today is the basis of much of my inward journeying work. I have now been facilitating Meditation Classes and Circles and utilising the potency of Meditation in all my work for over 20 years. It has gifted me with a grounded platform for growth and supported my healing journey and truly helped me to rediscover my truth, and along the way, birthed some incredibly potent connections to Nature and Deity.
Upon returning to Australia over 13 years ago I was called by Hekate and given my Magickal Name - Juniper Rose, to me she is both Guide and Guardian, Illuminatrix and Creatrix and has inspired me to step into my own unique power and to hold space for others to do so too. Hekate assists with seeking the Keys to Growth, she inspires the Serpentine Nature of deep Spiritual Connections and holds the Sacred Torches that keep the Eternal Flame within us activated.
The Lady Medusa is also very important to me and looking back she has been there with me since I was compelled by her mythos in Ancient History at High School in the 80s, here I was also called to paint her likeness for my final major art work. Snakes have been appearing in my life since then and always at times of great Transformation and Rebirth. My call to focus more now on my work as a Shadow Serpent Priestess honours this serpentine connection to both Medusa and Hekate, whose energy coils through my practice, the power to Shed, Transform and grow....to rise from the Liminal Spaces through the Earthly Plane and weave upward towards the Starry Road, as the connection to heightened awareness develops and deepens. This powerful journey into the Space between the Horns - the 'Place of Becoming' holds the energy of the Sacred Shadow Serpent Path that winds through my work.
In March 2019, I was fortunate enough to fulfil a lifelong dream and travel to Egypt and explore my long time connections to Kemetic Magic, here I revisited past lives in service to Isis and Hathor, and deepened by bond with Anubis and discovered a powerful ally in Sekhmet - after an incredibly potent initiation with her at Karnak. At the journeys end, in the powerful Catacombs of Alexandria, I was called again by Medusa, here I spent time in Sacred Communion with her in the very heart of the Inner Chamber, an unforgettable and potent experience. Throughout these Catacombs - this Ancient Sacred Space, the Serpent energy flows, Medusa's protective likeness upon many surfaces from walls to sacophagi, it resonates throughout time and space....
And thus my Spiritual journey has been spread over both hemispheres and across several cultures, weaving a path of learning and sharing and I am, every day, full of gratitude for this Magickal Journey upon the winding Wayward Path. Now more then ever, I am fiercely committed to my own personal growth and development and, to the unfolding learning journey of those that seek my counsel.
Thank you for finding your way here, I look forward to connecting with you further, If you feel called to please see my offerings and services or email me to create something unique for you.
Juniper Rose (Jen)
ABOUT THE WAYWARD PATH
The Wayward Path is my offering to the Magickal Community, it is a supported space of guidance, knowledge sharing and encouragement to those who wish to step into their own personal power with authenticity and integrity. I am a teacher, mentor and priestess who is passionate about assisting the rediscovery of personal truth and to help guide and align others to their purpose, I do not dictate how this 'must' be undertaken nor do I wish to churn out clones of myself...ever!
Photo by Tidal Creations Photography
Photo by Tidal Creations Photography
Through my work with The Wayward Path, I create Witchcraft and Meditation based Workshops, Sacred Circles, Lunar Circles, Festival Event Offerings and also personalised Mentoring Services.
Most of my Workshops are delivered in my Mountain Sanctuary Home, deep in the heart of the Caldera (the Green Cauldron), on the slopes of the Ancient Tweed Shield Volcano in the stunning Northern Rivers NSW, Australia. Here I open my doors to those willing to learn and connect.
Delivering Workshops at Festivals is another of my passions and I have been involved with Starlight Festival Byron and O'Heart Festival Tyalgum and later this year in November with the potent Women's Festival, 'Conscious Connection with Self' at Kupidabin Wilderness in Qld.
The Wayward Path also offers Beginner Witch Weekend Immersion training for those new or newer to their path, I offer limited spaces to those dedicated to stepping into their Personal Power and am passionate about opening this Sacred Door.
The Wayward Path is an inclusive environment for those that are willing to undertake the deep work, to willingly begin to process their Shadows and bring balance into their lives, I ask of my students to delve deep within and rediscover their worth. This Magickal Journey is not meant to always be easy, it is at times, full of challenges and so it continues to conjure up many things that we need to face in order to grow, I would not have it any other way.!
So if you are willing to embrace your Shadows and your Light, this may well be the place for you, head along to the menu and look at upcoming Events, Classes and Offerings and please get in touch if you wish to know more. You can also follow me as The Wayward Path on Instagram, Facebook and Eventbrite. I also have a new Instagram feed dedicated to my Serpentine Connections - Drakaina Medousa, if you wish to find me there too.
I look forward to sharing Sacred Space with you soon.