James Mermagen

James Mermagen lives with his partner Ruth and their two children at the barns he converted on his farm in north Norfolk. Part retreat, part mystery school, Chaucer Barn – when not hosting weddings – holds retreats which explore the infinite potential of magic within every individual. Solstice and Equinox vigils held within its stone circle and are open to all.


Ego; what does it really mean? Who are we really?   As Oscar Wild once observed; “The final mystery is oneself. When one has weighed the sun in the balance, and measured the steps of the moon, and mapped out the seven heavens star by star, there still remains oneself. Who can calculate the orbit of one’s own soul?”

There is much to learn along the deeply mysterious path to meet our true selves. The eternal being that lies beyond ego – free of the imposter that so desperately wants to be us. Join me on a journey down the ultimate rabbit hole.



“Between 8pm and 9pm on Saturday evening I will be conducting a traditional Druidic summer solstice ceremony in the stone circle here at Chaucer Barn, where I live in Norfolk. There should be quite a few of us (social distancing naturally!) and we hope to have time for contributions including poems, songs and music. If we have time (as is traditional in solstice ceremonies) we may include a naming ceremony for my daughter who (by ‘coincidence’) will be one this Friday and possibly a handfasting ceremony also.
I hope you can “join us” in the stone circle here for what should be a moving and fun ceremony.”