Soul~Journey Itinerary UK July 2016
Our soul-journey begins with the wonders of Cornwall; the place of trixy pixies, superstition & hedge witches. We will journey through myth & magick to the Castle of the Lady Igraine, Mother of Arthur Pendragon in Tintagel
From our meeting place at Heathrow, we will journey across the land along the Arthurian trail to our first stop at Windsor Castle. Built in from 1070 this magestic palace is the oldest functioning castle in the world!! Home to St Georges Chapel and steeped in Templar mystry and the order of the Garter. We wil explore the sprawling grounds and apartments, the through the beautiful medieval township of Wells in Somerset. Here we will sit our first circle together on the sprawling lawns of the grand cathedral, connect with our new found sisters and partake in a bite to eat. After lunch we will explore the stunning cathedral with its beginnings dating back to 909AD & also take a stroll over to Vicars Close which claims to be the oldest planned residential street in England. With buildings dated to the mid 14th century. You can literally feel the passing of time & people as your feet grace the cobble stones!
From Wells, we will journey to our beautiful home in Cornwall where we will take some time to freshen up & relax before coming together for our welcome feast.
Get you day pack ready & board the mystery bus, we are off down the coast!
Today we explore the relics left behind by the ancient celtic tribes of this land. The dolmens, stone circles, shrines and glens. Through meditation and soul-journey those of us with the blood of the tribes in our veins will connect though story & song to the places of our ancestors. We will be walking the land of the Dumnonii tribe and their presence is still very much felt within the landscape.
At Lanyon Quoit our first ceremony takes place. The releasing of those soul-memories or experiences that have gifted us their knowledge & learning and the identifying or starting the process to notice what may be keeping us stuck in certain patterns within this life and even the begining of calling back our soul shards. This place holds such power as to evoke the feeling of shift, change and the new buds of spring time growth to just begin to stir.
From here we journey only a little ways down the rd to Men-an-Tol. A place of fertility we begin the dreaming, creating & visioning of what & how we want to grow, the things, ideas and shifts we wish to create. The Wyld Ponies also inhabbit this beautiful landscape with the gifts of freedom, beauty and raw honesty these majestic animals offer medicine and healing of their own!
A little closer to home, we will take ourselves to the site of Tintagel Castle. Steeped in mystery and magick, the land really holds the energy of another time. The time space were the peoples beliefs shifted and the merging of the 'old wayz' and the new took a dominant shift to a focus on the 'new' religion. If the tides & weather grace us, we will explore Merlins cave deep beneath the castle and invite the great wizard to join us in a little journey work. From Tintagel Castle we will move into the village for lunch, shopping and a little free time.
In the afternoon of day two, we will take a short drive out to Rocky Valley for a gentle walk through the forrest to find the labyrinth carvings. Thought to be from the bronze age 1800 - 1400 BC I truly believe they act as a portal to another space.
We will spend time here connecting to the land its ancient past, its tribes and a possible peep through the portal .... This evening will be free flow depending on how we all feel ... pub or stay in :) it will be a BIG day tomorrow.
After a later start, we will journey into the Valency Valley for a meditation & sisterhood circle. This beautiful forrest is full of trixiy pixies and fae, there really is a wonderful sense of magick here! After our circle we will venture into the quaint little fishing village of BOSCASTLE to visit the famous museum of Witchcraft & delight in its collection. Then free time to explore this lovely little town and perhaps try a traditional cornish pasty!
After lunch, we will make our way to ST NECTANS GLEN This majestic waterfall holds its own beauty and power. As we wind ourselves through the forrest along side the River Trevillet, you will see the fairy stacks built in the water by previous visitors. Thought to be connected legends of King Arthur, this place truly is a wonder beyond time and space. Some personal time will be given to kick back and relax in the afternoon, and in the evening we will travel back into Boscastle for dinner & some live music at the Cobweb Inn.
Today we say good bye to our beautiful home in Cornwall and journey into the wonderland of Wiltshire. Just outside of the historic town of Bath we will make our home for the next eight days. Our accommodation has a heated indoor pool near by, laundry facilities and very comfortable surroundings to sit and re-gather. The rest of the day will be free flow to allow time for relaxation, stocking up on supplies, journaling & just to take in our journey so far. We will gather together in the evening for circle and meditation.
Bath is a town steeped in history, from the tribes of the land and their worship of the hot thermal springs and Goddess to the Romans and their cultured offerings bought to this land.
Bath has been a site of pilgrimage for well over 2000 years. Today we will explore the old city of Bath. Starting at the ancient Roman baths site. We will explore these magnificent ruins and the wonder finds that have been found in the region. We will look at the cross cultural beliefs that sprang from this gathering of people and tune into the Goddess Sulis Minerva who is a melding of the celtic and Roman Goddess figures.
For our midday meal, included in your investment price, we will gather together for a decadent three course lunch in the Pump Room Restaurant. Truly opulent, in the Victorian era, Bath became a highly desirable place to spend ones summer season and as such an air of high culture and refinement sprang forth. Today it is our time to dabble in such finery and perhaps a Champagne or two!
After our decadent lunch, some free time to wander the stunning town of Bath.
We will be meeting back in the early evening, at the modern day Thermae Bath Spa. At sundown enjoy the blissful roof top spa pool, overlooking the magnificent architecture of Bath. And there is always time for some divine pampering and toning in the Aroma Steam Rooms. (Spa session included in your investment price) Any additional services (highly recommended) can be added by yourself, see Larissa for more info.
This evening will be free flow as we all come in relaxed & centred from our relaxing spa treatments.
Today will be one of many highlights of our journey. STONEHENGE, this magnificent pre-historic monument, just resonates with incredible energy gathered over many, many moons. The new visitor centre, is now open, offering a world of discovery. Featuring a permentant exhibition holding hundreds of prehistoric objects from the Stonehenge World Heritage Site. Also the 'Set in Stone? How our ancestors saw Stonehenge' exhibition. It tells the story of our changing understanding of Stonehenge, from medieval myths and antiquarian theories to modern archaeology. An outdoor gallery, which will include several reconstructed Neolithic houses. Using archaeological evidence and authentic materials, these buildings will provide a glimpse of the lifestyles and technology of the Neolithic people who built Stonehenge, plus so much more.
We will then have the opportunity to walk around the monument & take in the energy of this space & a photo op or two..
We then have the opportunity to wander through the countryside to WOODHENGE, another space & time, for journey circle.
Later in the evening we will commence our private SUNSET visit to STONEHENGE, inside the sacred circle. This space entrenched in mystic history, speculation & wonder truly is a delight to the soul. Its structure demands attentions and its purpose contemplation!
Grab your day pack for a day of exploration of the beautiful Whites horses that prance across the hillsides of Whitshire. We will journey to Uffington, the most famous of the horses & dance along the lines of Dragon hill for meditation connection & fun with the tribe energies of the land. From here alongside the ancient ridgeway, we visit Waylands Smithly a neolitic long barrow steeped in legend & story. It is said that in times gone by if your horse was in need of a shoe the traveller could leave a coin and his stead and on the morning return to collect his reshod horse.
Today, many leave a silver coin offering in exchange for a wish. Alongside the Smithy we venture into the faery forrest. This blessed place of beauty & wonder is without doubt a homeland of the Fae.
Glastonbury, a true spiritual highlight for some of us on this our soul-journey, will be a place where we will have the opportunity to spend two days exploring, experiencing and connecting to the Priestesses of AVALON both now and across the veil, the energies of the Fae folk and stories and figures from Arthurian Legend.
Today in the heart of Avalon, Glastonbury we have the opportunity to explore all those fabulous shops and take a walk around the impressive Glastonbury Abby grounds.
The abby with its beginnings at around 63AD has had a very colourful
history with links to King Arthur in perhaps a yester year tourism bid,
and its final tumble in the dissolution of the churches under Henry the VIII.
We may chose to have dinner in Glastonbury before returning home.
No soul journey would be complete without a visit to AVEBURY. One of the largest stone circles on the planet comprised of three concentic stone circles and a bank & ditch structure, it holds an energy which I personally find very different from Stonehenge. The male and female energies of the stones and the Michael & Mary energy lines that run beneathe the land seem to make this structure vibrate and feel alive, its as if the stones are watching the passage of time and hold a frequency, almost like a calling for those of us more atuned to energy.
The sacrecd site of Sibury Hill. There is much speculation of what the ancients created here. There is the thought that is is a beakon or energy recepticle left over from another race of people perhaps not of this planet. It was once though to be a burial chamber and even a refuse heap. Whatever the purpose, this sturucture is a beakon on the land that draws us close for inspction and thought.
On this visit to Glastonbury, as soon as you see the Tor in the distance it will send your body & mind a buzz with energy, wonder & emotion. We will take pilgrimage to the infamous Tor and walk across the labyrinth to the summit. The entire labyrinth however takes much time to walk, we will instead be journeying up the newer pathway.
Place of magick and legend, deep within the Tor it is said houses the fairy King Gwyn ap Nudd, we will perhaps connect with his energy on our meditation.
At the foot of the Tor is Chalice Well. Set amongst the beautiful gardens, the red spring has been a source of healing, inspiration & spiritual power across the fabric of time. In this sacred space we will sit circle together and have time for quiet contemplation and personal exploration. There can be many emotions and soul experiences stirred in the place, where the connection of the cauldron, of the transformation Goddess Ceridwen weaves her magick and stirs the memory within you.
Our final circle togther at our home in Witshire then we board the bus and head back towards London. We will be dropping back to Gatwick / Heathrow Airport where for those not flying directly, public transport access can also be arranged & luggage storage facilities. are available. (Click this link for more info)
Fond farwells ...
Once the bond of sistahood is created it may bend, stretch and tangle but NEVER will it be broken xXx
***Additional Information ***
While we hope to move within the scope of this itinerary as closely as possible, where weather demands & situations beyond our control, days may need to be swapped about. Also note that should a crop circle appear while we are based in Whitshire, we will endeavour to share this wondrous energy with you which can simply pop up when ever the others choose to create them, thus altering our day.
::: Physical Fitness & your Soul-Journey :::
This journey will see us, climbing over small hedges, walking on uneven surfaces, in paddocks, near stinging nettels and up a fairly decent incline should you wish to , and we HOPE you do, want to climb to the top of the Tor.
There is MUD, stairways and its the Uk so likey rain. Our days are faily full and you will need to use your personal ownership of self and decide if you need a little more rest.
Where available there may be additions, surprises and new presenters added to our soul- journey.
All that we ask is that you bring with you wonder, love, a sence of humour, adventure & gratitude and be prepared for the soul-journey of your life!