A transformative journey of healing and growth, with Spirit providing the engine and Mother Nature the fuel. Simon left his comfortable middle-class life and moved to the Irish Republic when an old girlfriend of his, who lived there on a smallholding with ducks, hens and goats, became very ill. Through stories of healing, mediumship, dowsing and shamanism, Spirited Nature traces the author's development and interaction with many different forms of spiritual energy and how he learned to live with equal comfort in the material and spiritual worlds.
Simon's beautifully written tale is breathtakingly evocative of rural Irish life - the sounds, smells, colors, pace, and bucolic atmosphere are lovingly summoned to vibrant life on the page. Yet this is no ordinary tale of pastoral living. It is Simon's shamanic encounters with Herne and other denizens of liminal realms, and the deceptive ease with which he walks between the worlds that makes this a remarkable account of a life-changing experience, one that forces us to question our own relationships with other beings and the very nature of reality. --Grahame Gardner, President of the British Society of Dowsers