“Human presence is a creative and turbulent sacrament, a visible sign of invisible grace”. John O'Donohue

About Me



Hello and welcome to you. My name is Jude Mills. I also have two other names: Ceibhfhion (my Celtic name and the name of this blog) and Mahashakti (yogi name) Both are Goddess names, from two different traditions which for me share deep historical and spiritual roots.


I am an ordained interfaith minister, a hospital chaplain, Anglican Lay Minister and Masters student in Public Theology.   I have studied extensively over several years in traditional Druidry, Celtic Spirituality, Celtic Christian Ministry, Celtic Shamanism and Celtic Reiki (Ogham Healing) and have received the three levels of Druid initiation as a Christian Druid: Bard, Ovate and Druid. I am a member of the Druid Network and the Natural Death Society. 

I have thirty+ years' experience as a performing artist,  group work facilitator and teacher. I graduated from the University of Glasgow in 1989 with an MA in theatre and music and spent a number of years as a community arts facilitator before moving into teaching and training and taking postgraduate studies in psychology. As well as my job as a part-time healthcare chaplain, I am also a Yoga teacher, complementary therapist, and certified embodiment facilitator. I specialise in yoga for people living with cancer, and teach yoga teachers to offer this work. 

Until early 2015 I was based in Glasgow, where I ran my own yoga studio. I now live in East Sussex on the South Coast of England, where I  studied for my PGCert in creative writing at the University of Brighton. I write  - poetry and non-fiction -  paint, make music, take photographs and enjoy experiencing artistic expression in all its forms.  As well as blogging on here, I publish another blog dedicated to the poetry of my Grandfather, William Oliphant . I love poetry!

At the heart of my practice is a deep panentheist* spirituality rooted in the Celtic tradition of Christianity and Christian mysticism and supported by my practices of Yoga and meditation. 

My relationship to, and fascination with this great mystery has been lifelong, and I find truth, depth and meaning in the teachings of many faith paths and spiritualities. Some might see this as cherry-picking. I see it as being open to the truth wherever it is found. There is one truth, and although I follow a particular faith path,  I acknowledge that are many expressions of faith.  I am also a pragmatist. I love nature, and science. I don't think that spirituality and science are mutually exclusive. Whilst some may think that my beliefs and practices are about believing fairy stories, my experience of my path is somewhat different. My practice is deeply Earth-based and whilst I honour myth and legend and acknowledge their usefulness in archetype and symbolism, I aim to keep my feet firmly planted on the Earth. In all my work I  aim to act with the utmost integrity.

*Panentheism  is the view that the Divine (God) is both fully immanent within all of Creation– and – fully transcendent from Creation. 


2 comments:

  1. I know you and love you...tears flowing as I read 'about me' today ♥

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  2. This is beautiful. I can hear and see you speaking. Thank you, Jude.

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