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A Journey to Avalon
May 13th to May 21st, 2018

ITINERARY


Day One
You will be met at London Heathrow Airport and taken in our private bus to meet Mara at the Cotswold village of Lacock, which has preserved many of its fine medieval features. After lunch at a historic inn we’ll visit the ruins of the beautiful cloistered Lacock Abbey featured in many movies, including Jane Austen dramas and the Harry Potter series. Then on to the Glastonbury area to settle into our peaceful retreat centre beside a Celtic hill-fort.

Day Two
We begin our journey into the Mysteries of Glastonbury with a meditation walk through the gardens of the Chalice Well to experience the energies of the Deep Feminine. We will drink and cleanse ourselves in the pools in this place of Water and Earth. Then we walk over to the cave-like source of the neighbouring White Spring, now a temple to the deities of this place. Later, we climb Glastonbury Tor, topped by the tower dedicated to the Archangel Michael and the powers of the Upperworld, where you can see for miles all over the ‘Summerlands,’ and experience the powers of Air and Fire.

Day Three
Today we explore the legends and lore of the Holy Grail, and visit the evocative ruins of Glastonbury Abbey to view the Lady Chapel, the reputed grave of King Arthur and Queen Guenevere, and more. After lunch in town and free time to explore the many eclectic shops and galleries, we visit the medieval Chapel of St Margaret, which has a deep resonance with Mary Magdalene. Here we will have a meditation focused on the healing power of this powerful presence.
This evening we will have a beautiful harp concert by a renowned Glastonbury harpist!

Merlin's cave
       
Day Four
Our pilgrimage leads us to Avebury, a village which sits right in the middle of a unique megalithic ritual landscape of giant stone circles and avenues. We will ritually enter the stones, then be free to wander among them and attune to their energies. We will also visit the nearby pyramid-shaped Silbury Hill, associated with ancient harvest rituals, and enter into the chambered mound of West Kennet Long Barrow, a portal into the underworld.
Tonight we will have a special programme of Sacred Circle Dance, uplifting for body and soul!

Day Five
We leave Somerset for the sea-girt kingdom of Cornwall. We will arrive at Tintagel, and at low tide, enter Merlin’s Cave, an extraordinary portal to the Otherworld. Then we’ll explore Tintagel Castle, the legendary birthplace of King Arthur, dramatically located atop an island. Afterwards there will be an optional walk to St Materiana’s Church, or you can visit the gift-shops and galleries in the village, including King Arthur’s Great Halls, a Masonic temple dedicated to the Arthurian mysteries.

Day Six
Today our guest presenter, Earth Mysteries author Louise Hodgson, will lead a journey to fascinating pagan and goddess sites in the beautiful county of Dorset, including the famous Cerne Abbas Giant and the sacred spring known as Silver Well, the spectacular hill-fort of Maiden Castle and a Romano-British Temple Site dedicated to the Goddess Minerva. Lunch will be in historic Dorchester, and in the afternoon Louise will take you to other little-known magical sites of the Grey Mare and Her Colts and Kingston Russell Stone Circle. A scenic drive along the coast will follow on the return to Glastonbury.

Day Seven
After a visit to an ancient and sacred yew-tree, our pilgrimage takes us to Wells, the smallest city in England, where we will see the oldest inhabited street in the country, and explore the magnificent 12th century Wells Cathedral, with its resplendent architecture, including an exquisite Mary chapel. We also visit the elegant Bishop’s Palace, view its medieval chapel and unique collection of Green Man carvings, and wander through the beautiful gardens and sacred pools.

Day Eight
Our day begins with a journey to the 18th century gardens of Stourhead, which were designed according to esoteric principles. Here we will take a walk through the lovely ritual landscape with its temples and grottos dedicated to classical gods and goddesses. We then drive to Stonehenge for a guided tour around the lesser-known parts of this extraordinary landscape. After an early dinner in a nearby pub, we will return to Stonehenge for our private sunset ceremony in this most famous and majestic of megalithic temples.

Day Nine
This morning we head eastwards back to Heathrow airport for farewells and flights home.

Please note: While we make every effort to keep to the above itinerary, it may be subject to change due to weather or other unforeseen conditions.

 
 
 
 
 
 
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