Raised from a child by his grandfather, Stephen was spiritually grounded at an early age in the pagan ways. As a Welsh Gipsy, Shaman and Horse Whisperer, his grandfather taught him how to talk to the trees, listen to the forest as well as animals and help bees to fly by plucking them from the early morning dew, cupping them in his hands and gently blowing warm air on them to dry their wings. Before he died, he baptised Stephen in the Pagan ways and told him he had the powers of a Sharman and to use them wisely. He also gave Stephen a pagan name from the Welsh Folk song that celebrated the White Cliffs of Dover, Dafydd Y Garreg Wen or ‘David of the White Rock’. Stephen continues his love and respect for the land, all its creatures and the power of mother nature.