From the beginning of time, women have been healers, shamans, priestesses. They came together to heal, nurture, and to love.
In the ancient world, women did not share their inner world with their companions. They gathered in social circles, where they were safe to share their dreams, visions, experiences, desires, as well as their emotions. These social circles of sharing were the woman’s opportunity to express their soul and be nurtured.
Only the feminine understands the feminine. However in today’s world the sisterhood and union of the feminine have been compromise by competition between women.
Women are finding themselves unfulfilled, alone, frustrated, and disconnected. They are feeling something sacred is missing in their life. Now we are being called to return to the ancient feminine ways of sharing and expressing from our soul.
Now we are being called to return the ancient feminine ways of sharing and expressing from our soul. Being part of a women's circle is a cornerstone to stepping back into the divine feminine power.
I invite you to join us for a sacred journey of sisters who gather from all across the globe. Journey to a place of surrender where through love, and sharing, we will experience divine wisdom.
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May 14 to 24, 2018
May 13 Our journey officially starts May 14, however in order to wait for all the participants to arrive at one location, we are chosen to arrive May 13 and get together at The Tower Hotel London. Hopefully there will be sometime to enjoy an afternoon in London and even get together for a fun dinner. In any case we plan for leaving tomorrow 9:00 am so if you arrive and does not connect with the rest of the group, we will great welcome during break- fast.
Day 1 May 14 - Monday After breakfast we leave London to Glastonbury, in the way we will make few interesting stops. First at Winchester, than Salisbury and finally Stourhead. We should be in Radstock at around 5:00pm to settle into our home/hotel for the next few days. Sweet Dreams!
Day 2 May 15 - Tuesday
After breakfast we travel to Glastonbury to spend a magical day with Nandini.
Nandini Gibbins a Priestess of Goddess, that has personally dedicated to Brigit, will be our spiritual tutor and ceremonial Priestess for this journey.
In Avalon, all the Priestesses work with the Wheel of Avalon and Lady of Avalon and her many names which are different aspects of Goddess.
The Lady of Avalon is a local Goddess for this landscape of Glastonbury. Brigit, whom name means Goddess, is the Goddess of the whole British Isles and we are here to learn and experience a deep connection with the Goddess presence with this land and our own Souls.
We begin our journey into the Mysteries of Avalon meeting both sacred springs, the female and male energies and a meditation walk through the gardens of the Chalice Well to experience the energies of the Deep Feminine. We will connect to the trees, flowers, herbs and Symbol of Vesica Piscis Power and do a meditation at the head of the well to connect with the sacredness of the Divine Feminine in this time of Beltane, where the wheel of the year is at full Spring and Goddess is called Rhiannon, the Goddess of Love & Sacred Sexuality, wear something red to connect with the red thread of our mother lines and to re-member who we are and that we are all connected., we will gather in circle and call in our mother lines. So, please the day before reflect on your mother, grandmother, great grandmother or any female figure that has a special meaning to you. We will spend 1 1⁄2 hrs to 2hrs in Chalice Well. At the White Spring Well House, our ceremony will be dedicated to the Element of Water – Mother of Water Goddess Domnu. Nandini will cleanse and bless each one of us with the sacred water and we will chant some sounds of power as the acoustics there are great, bring your singing voices! We will spend some time on the Brigid Altar, Goddess of Healing and the Horned God - Male principle. If you feel inspired you can bring a towel/swimming costume to have a deep in one of the spring water feed pools. It is a bit slippery, dark and wet, so take care. In the afternoon, we climb Glastonbury Tor in meditative procession, taking in the sounds, wind and stillness of the views. We will have a ceremony for the element of Air, using sage to cleanse each other and our auric fields, getting ready to withdraw the senses and connect to the spiral of energy of Archangel St. Michael, the powers of the Upperworld and Mary Magdalene as both ley lines meets at the Tor.
Returning to our hotel. Free evening to meditate, journal and integrate our beautiful day. Sweet Dreams!
Day 3 May 16 - Wednesday
A lovely day playing and exploring this enchanted England town. Wells, the smallest city in England, and stunning medieval location hosts a fascinating Saturday Market ... food, music, art and the local flavor of south west beauty will be our entertainment this morning. Wells is truly an enchanted town and our walk here will bring us to the oldest inhabited street in the country, also an opportunity to explore the magnificent 12th century Wells Cathedral, with its resplendent architecture, including an exquisite Mary chapel. Afternoon will also offer a 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.
Free Evening. Sweet Dreams!
Day 4 May 17 - Thursday
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 Guinevere. In the Abbey, there is an orchard that has a deep connection to the Lady of Avalon, Nandini will help us to connect with the Lady of Avalon, asking Her to bring Her purple healing and supportive energies for this day of exploring the sacred Divine feminine. We will have some time to spend connecting to the trees, herbs and flowers of the medieval herb garden and collecting some to create for your own Priestess/Shamanic Pouch. Nandini will teach us how to make our own talisman of power and presence so it will be a part of your memory once you leave Avalon. Priestess Pouches has been worn by Priestesses and Shamans for thousand of years, they can hold magic objects, amulets, leaves, flowers, stones or any objects that connect the wearer to Nature and Her magic gifts. Pouch is worn around the neck in order to keep it close to wearer’s heart.
After lunch we visit the medieval and old chapel, said to be a site to a pagan temple, Chapel of St Margaret, which has a deep resonance with Mary Magdalene. Mary Magdalene was known as a temple harlot and is the matron saint of childbearing women. The qualities of Goddess are contained within stories and images of Mary, mother of Jesus and those of Mary Magdalene, who is today being revelead as the lover of Jesus and mother of his children. At the chapel, Nandini will conduct a small meditation focused on the healing of Her powerful presence and teach us a prayer to Mary Goddess and Mother of All. We will light a candle and perhaps some incense, thanking Her for her gifts of healing, childbearing, transformation and love.
Free time to explore the many eclectic shops and galleries of this enchanted town, Nandini can arrange some therapies, healing and card readings with herself and other Priestesses at Goddess House or of your personal choice through town. Early evening we return to our hotel. Sweet Dreams!
Day 5 May 18 - Friday
Ninety miles west of London and twenty miles north of Stonehenge stands Avebury, the largest known stone ring in the world. Older than the more famous Stonehenge, and for many visitors far more spectacular, the multiple rings of Avebury are cloaked with mysteries which archaeologists have only begun to unravel.
Our pilgrimage to Avebury and the ritual landscape of giant stone circles and avenues will be guided by the leading authority on the geodetic system of earth eneries Maria Wheatley. Maria is a second-generation dowser, she was taught how to decode the land by her late father, Dennis Wheatley, who was considered to be one of the UKs top Master Dowsers. We will ritually enter the stones, and explore its powerful energy transmitions while attuning to the wisdom its hold.
Maria will be offering us an experientional workshop... and our day will be filled with magic and wisdom.
Short description of our day by Maria: We discover the secrets of Avebury as I discovered a sacred lunar Goddess alignment at Avebury. We explore the reconstructed sector and the non reconstruction sections. Explore the deep inner waters produced by Gaia which I call yin water and the energy pattern this underground water emits to yang underground water whith falls as rain.Cleansing our body water.
We will cleanse our own body water via connecting with the sacred yin waters of Avebury, and make our own energetic water essence, something we can take home to carry on body water and aura cleansing.
Leys and yin and yang earth energies We explore the stones'energies and the yin and yang earth energies that encoil a ley line called St Michael. We will also explore the healing life enhancing earth energies of the west Kennet long barrow that predates Avebury stone circles by one thousand years.
Only 1500 meters south of the main Avebury rings stands Silbury Hill, the largest, and perhaps the most enigmatic, of all megalithic constructions in Europe. Crisscrossing the surrounding countryside are numerous meandering lines of standing stones and mysterious underground chambers, many positioned according to astronomical alignments.
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, the place of ancestral energies and the Crone Goddess.
Free evening for journaling, meditating or a private sessions with Maria (Past Life Regression, Tarot, Druidic Soul Star readings, Druidic Soul Star Astrology) .Sweet Dreams!
Maria Wheatley - Avebury, Crystals, Stones
Day 6 May 19 - Saturday
Today, Nandini will take us to visit Bride's Mound which is a holy place, said to be where St. Brigid (Brigid - Goddess of Healing, Smithcraft, Poetry, Wells and Springs) who visited and spent some time there in an oratory dedicated to Mary Magdalene. There was an old chapel on the top of this small hill which said to contain possessions left by St. Brigit when she left for Ireland including a necklace, a bag for collecting herbs and her bell. There is a long history of connection between Glastonbury and Ireland beginning with the Goddess Brigit and continuing into Christian Times.
We will start our pilgrimage walking up to Weary Hill onto the top of swan’s head (One of the Power animal of Goddess) and visiting the Holy Thorn, a magic tree said to be planted there by Joseph of Arimathea where we can tie ribbons with our wishes.
We will carry on walking down the hill towards the Bride’s Mound. This is an old way to reach the mound where once upon a time, one would have get on a boat of reach Bride’s Mound. Today, we can walk there. Bride’s Mound is a place of power and deep connection with Earth and it is in alignment with the Tor. Nandini will guide us to connect to Mother Earth and create a small altar (please, bring small items that can be left and biodegradable as offering to Mother Earth). A small head of well dedicated to St.Brigit is nearby on the river Brue, a river also dedicated to Goddess. Here we will honour Great Mother, Mother Earth, Banbha – Goddess of Earth, connecting deep to ancestral lines. If it not too much wind, we will have a guided visualization to meet the Holy Grail.
Return to Avalon, free afternoon to explore the magic, perhaps return to one of your favorite sites.
At 5.30pm, Nandini will held an evening farewell ceremony and sharing circle at the Goddess Temple where will honour our lives as women and give thanks in deep gratitude to the opportunity of walking this sacred land together in harmony, discovering new places in ourselves and shedding away what no longer serves us. Priestess Nandini will finalize the evening with a sound healing journey to recharge us to the rest of your pilgrimage in Britain. Sweet Dreams!
Day 7 May 20 - Sunday Early morning we leave to one of the biggest highlight of our journey. We travel to the sacred site of Stonehenge to met Maria. We will have the special opportunity to enter the circle before hours, this is a private entrance, different from regular visitors that are only allow to walk around and observe the site from far away.
We will enter in a sacred way, guided by Vera and Maria and even though we can't touch the stones, we will feel their embrace us with a super powerful vibration and Maria will teach us how to draw in these energies as the Druids have done.
Maria will offer us another amazing workshop, this time based on her research on Stonehenge.
I located the long lost elongated skulls of Stonehenge and tracked one skull down to show how the skull of a neolithic queen of Stonehenge is akin to the Eqyptain long skulled people. I have researched a ley line that links Stonehenge and Avebury as well as other sacred sites but what is extraordinary regarding this ley is that each sacred site corresponds to a planet in the heavens. My research on Stonehenge phase 1 reveals lunar alignments and a Goddess based society with moonlit rituals led my the long skulled culture. I describe the later Stonehenge phase 2 and 3 that most people are familiar with. I connect people to the energies of the sites as well as showing how this famous and glorious monument creates a global ley system that links to a global zodiac landscape.
Free afternoon for journaling, meditating or a private sessions with Maria (Past Life Regression, Tarot, Druidic Soul Star readings, Druidic Soul Star Astrology) . Sweet Dreams!
Day 8 May 21 - Monday
After our time immersed in the special land of Somerset we travel to to the kingdom of Cornwall. We arrive at Tintangel. The castle ruins which sit atop the cliffs hard the legendary birthplace of King Arthur. There have been few more evocative appealing stories throughout history than that of the young warrior king. With its call to the noble, the romantic, the courageous and the spiritual seeker in each of us how can we fail to be drawn to this legend? By walking this land on our own Grail quest we find answers, ofter in themes unlikely of places.
It may be down below on the beach in Merlin’s Cave, accessible only at low tide, or the beautiful White Lady Waterfall where the water flows down to the valley below. Or it may well be at Dozmary Pool, the home of the Lady of the Lake where we each received a gift from the Lady. Free evening. Sweet Dreams!
Day 9 May 22 - Tuesday
St Nectan’s Glen woodland Walk to the Waterfall & Hermitage through an ancient woodland with ivy clad trees and along the banks of the River Trevillet as it sparkles and gurgles busily on it’s journey to the sea. A place where animals and birds play amid a mysticism of fairies and spirits, serenaded by the wonderful sound of bird song. Many myths and legends, from King Arthur and his knights to ghostly sightings, surround this place: but one undeniable fact is that it is a place of outstanding natural beauty. St Nectan’s Waterfall is in St Nectan’s Glen, an area of woodland in Trethevy near Tintagel, north Cornwall, stretching for around one mile along both banks of the Trevillet River. In the Cornish language St Nectan’s Glen is Glynn Nathan, meaning deep wooded valley of Nathan. The sixth-century Saint Nectan is believed to have sited his hermitage above the waterfall. According to legend, Saint Nectan rang a silver bell in times of stormy weather to warn shipping of the perils of the rocks at the mouth of the Rocky Valley.‘The sunset of life gave to the saint the spirit of prophecy, and he told his weeping followers that the light of their religion would grow dim in the land; but that a spark would for ever live amidst the ashes, and that in due time it would kindle into a flame, and burn more brightly than ever. His silver bell, he said, should never ring for others than the true believer. He would enclose it in the rock of the Kieve; but when again the true faith revived, it should be recovered, and rung, to cheer once more the land.One lovely summer evening, while the sun was slowly sinking towards the golden sea, St Nectan desired his attendants to carry him to the bank which overhung the “Kieve,” and requested them to take the bell from the tower and bring it to him. There he lay for some time in silent prayer, waiting as if for a sign, then slowly raising himself from the bed on which he had been placed, he grasped the silver bell. He rang it sharply and clearly three times, and then he dropped it into the transparent waters of the Kieve. He watched it disappear, and then he closed his eyes in death. On receiving the bell the waters were troubled, but they soon became clear as before, and the bell was nowhere to be seen.’“The child is not yet born who shall recover this treasure.” WRITTEN BY Austin Kinsley ON 20/09/15
Day 10 May 23 - Wednesday
We pack our bags and leave this magical site of Merlin's Cave in search of Camelot. When looking For King Arthur's Camelot - Cadbury Castle is the place surrounded by myths and legends which have created the enduring impression of a wonderful, mythical castle and land; where knights in shining armour lived to a noble Code of Chivalry. These legends are so deeply ingrained into our minds that many have gone in search of evidence that this place did in fact exist and we will follow their footprints.
Visions of Camelot
Cadbury Castle Today
Local tradition, first written down by John Leland in the early 16th century, tells that Cadbury Castle was King Arthur's Camelot, meaning "land by the River Cam". There was a Great Hall at Cadbury during the 5th Century AD and it is thought that Cadbury was close to Arthur's eastern frontier and thus would have been a strategic site. From Cadbury, we travel to London. Overnight in Hilton London Heathrow Airport. Sweet Dreams!
Day 11 May 24 - Thursday
Divine Feminine Circle is never broken. We go to our different directions, we take with us the lessons learned, the laughs, the tears, the love and all the joy of our Sisterhood created. Till we hug again… farewell and safe travels my ladies!
About our Spiritual Leader and organizer on this journey
Vera Lopez is a native of Brazil and International Transformational Teacher and Coach. She began studying spirituality at the age of 18 in Brazil. For 14 years she studied and worked with Luiz Gasparetto, a well known Psychologist - Metaphysical Teacher and Spiritual Psychic Artist, in his spiritual and metaphysical center in Brazil. There she realized her natural ability to channel and started to direct it as a guidance tool while working as a spiritual counsellor.
Spiritual Group Leader & Shaman In 1989 she founded Spirits of the Earth®, a spiritual adventure travel company, touching the lives of hundreds of individuals while guiding them on spiritual journeys to Machu Picchu, Peru. Initiated in the Inca Tradition many times by different elders in Peru, including the Q’eros, Vera is a shaman in her own right. She also leads spiritual journeys to Brazil, Sedona and England. New sacred sites will come soon.
Speaker & Presenter Vera leads international classes and retreats on many topics such as shamanism, metaphysics, traditional Japanese Reiki, Awakening the Illuminated Heart (a course from School of Remembering, founded by Drunvalo Melchizedek). And Divine Femine Circle and Retreats all over the world.
Nandini is a Priestess of Brigid, Complementary Therapist & Tutor for over 15 years.
She has qualified at Diploma Level in Reflexology, Aromatherapy, Indian Head massage, Hot Stone massage, Holistic massage, Warm Bamboo Massage and Yoga. She encompasses Reiki, Brighde Healing and Elemental Goddess Healing in her practise.
Her love for Goddess and transformational time training as a Priestess made her embrace and channel a deeper healing vibration that can be felt on her work as a therapist.
Nandini has always been drawn to a holistic approach to health, well-being and women's health as a way to heal body, mind and spirit as one, to help release the stress and tension of modern day living which can deplete the body of its natural ability to remain in good health.
She has a strong foundation in Yoga studies, forming the base for her work in Complementary Therapies. Nandini teaches Complementary Therapies, Reiki and Goddess Healing as diploma courses throughout the year for those who are interested in learning a new skill.
She has also a PhD in philosophy and is writing about Myth, Symbolism and the Path of Goddess.
About our leading authority on the geodetic system of earth energies and workshop teacher
Maria Wheatley is an accomplished author of books on sacred sites and dowsing. She has researched the esoteric design canons of prehistoric sites, Druidic ceremonial enclosures and the Knights Templar for many years.
Maria has studied Neolithic Britain and Bronze Age prehistory with the University of Bath and alongside other professionals, Maria combines her knowledge of archaeology, and earth energies with state of the art equipment to locate and detect the hidden frequencies that the Earth emits. Believing in the Earth Force or dowsing is simply not enough for Maria, she wants to show the world that the prehistoric designers of ancient sites could locate and harness earth energy. Her findings challenge our understanding of sacred sites.