Welcome Virtual Traveller

Merry Met fellow lover of myth and story. My name is Dawn. I am an author, consultant, reenactor and professional storyteller.

Here you will find posts on mythic living; the idea that in order to connect with our inner selves and the biophilic rhythms that lie deep within us, we must first reconnect with the land, nature, heritage and the stories it holds. In this way we begin the journey to rewild ourselves through story.

My focus is Celtic, British and Scandinavian mythology to encourage reconnection to our natural selves, through the lessons present in the stories, folklore and nature of these cultures and the landscapes they inhabit.

Join me as we stir the cauldron of myth, legend and nature to discover the wisdom within it.

Why Subscribe?

Take your place around the virtual campfire and you'll never miss a missive. As a free subscriber you will receive:

  • Monthly Newsletter

  • Book Reviews

  • Catch Ups

  • Occasional Free-Range Folklore

In addition you will be notified of new episodes of my podcast ‘Stories From Lore’, which will remain free as it has done for the last three seasons. Season 4 Episode 2 is coming very soon and from that point you will receive new episodes straight to your inbox.

If you choose to upgrade, then as a paid member you will receive at least two extra paid subscriber posts plus access to an archive of posts that include:

  • Kitchen Witching - Folklore of the food and plants we find in our kitchen

  • Notes From The Downs - Connections with nature through folklore and stories

  • A Symphony Of Animals - Spoken word poetry exploring non-human nature

  • Downloadable, seasonal celebration guides.

  • Behind The Scenes

  • Mindful Moments For Wellbeing

  • Performance stories via audio and video

Supporting my work in this way allows me to continue to write freely and authentically and I thank you from the bottom of my story telling heart.

One of my favourite stories to tell is Cerridwen’s Cauldron, sometimes known as The Tale of Taliesin and it’s from this story that this substack takes its name. Listen to Cerridwen’s story here:

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Explore the cauldron of myth, legend, folklore & story with performance storyteller and author Dawn Nelson. Using stories & folklore from the Celtic, Brittonic & Scandinavian traditions, we follow the seasons to reconnect with nature & the land.


Dawn Nelson

An author, storyteller and consultant rewilding through story.