S3E1 – Manda Scott – Accidental Gods

4th March 2020


The Lumieres Podcast is alive! Two years after the last episode, I’ve been called back to the microphone once more. First, I share what I’ve been up to in the interim and why the podcast was on hiatus, the primary reason being that I’ve been finishing my first book, Chimera. The book is a memoir of the tumultuous year of my life twenty years ago when I was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive form of leukaemia. I’m now at the point where I am actively looking for a literary agent to help take the book to the next level and put it out into the world.

I heard the name Manda Scott many years ago from the wonderful Mac Macartney down at Embercombe in Devon (where co-incidentally Manda is teaching this November). He was talking about how her historial fiction books, the Boudica series, had been dreamed into being. A shamanic author? I was intrigued and made a mental note.

Manda is an award-winning novelist as well as an experienced shamanic dreaming teacher, running her own courses for the past fifteen years. I knew she’d make the perfect person to pick up the thread of this podcast with. Along with her partner Faith Tilleray, she recently birthed an extremely potent new project. Accidental Gods is the culmination of a year’s intense dreaming, meditating and planning. Accidental Gods is a podcast, a website portal and a framework for conscious evolution. It’s a bold and timely initiative that has the potential to be extremely beneficial to many people, regardless of background or experience. I urge you to check it out.

In this episode you’ll hear Manda share her journey from veterinary surgeon, through shamanism and dreaming, into best-selling novelist. Manda unpacks the Accidental Gods project in depth and we talk about the state of the world, where the hope lies and what we can do to allow the next steps to emerge.

Many thanks to Manda for her time and graciousness and to you for listening, liking, sharing and subscribing. I really appreciate your support. It feels good to be back!

Until next time,



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