A journey through the mists of time from Stonehenge to Cornwall
27 June – 6 July 2019
Our spiritual tour of England is a journey of self-discovery that opens you to an awareness of life’s possibilities.
On the first morning, we rise before dawn for a pilgrimage to the great temple of Stonehenge. There, inside the circle, we hold a Druid ceremony to honour the land, the ancestors and the beginning of our journey together. This first morning sets the mood for our shared adventure.
Here’s how one of our spiritual pilgrims described the experience.
To be inside the circle at Stonehenge and experience the energy of that place was wonderful. Each one of us brought our own spiritual energy into the circle and gave back to place. This created a unique connection in the group and between each person and the sacred space.
Tour highlights and itinerary
After the early morning at Stonehenge, our spiritual tour of England takes you to Glastonbury. We stop along the way at the giant hill fort of Cadbury/Camelot, believed to be the location of King Arthur’s Camelot Castle. Legend has it that on the night of a full moon, you can hear the thunder of hooves as Arthur’s knights ride forth on their next adventure.
Other highlights of your journey include:
- Avebury and West Kennet long barrow
- Glastonbury – Chalice Well, the Tor, Glastonbury Abbey
- Tintagel and surrounding area – Tintagel Castle, Merlin’s Cave, St Nectan’s Glen
- Boscastle – Museum of Witchcraft and Magic
- South Cornwall – Boscowen-un stone circle, Merry Maidens stone circle, holy wells of Madron and Sancreed.
- Tarot readings in sacred sites, which reveal insights into your own spiritual journey.
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Your tour hosts
Jamie George, Director of Gothic Image Tours, has been taking spiritual pilgrims on tours for over 30 years. “It’s been an honour to journey with so many interesting and inspiring people, helping them tune in to the history, mystery and magic of ancient sacred places, where every site has a story to tell. I imagine myself coming there for the first time, and if you put yourself in that position, all kinds of things can open up. For me, it’s a dance between memory and revelation. Some of the most memorable times are those when we’re just having fun. You find yourself laughing and joking because you’re opening up, you’re becoming much more at one with yourself and the land. I’ve had the pleasure of organising this journey many times over the years and look forward to warmly welcoming you to this magical land.”
For more insight into the Gothic Image travel experience, read Jamie’s blog post, Soul journeys through sacred landscapes.
Linda Marson, professional Tarot reader, teacher, video producer and founder of Global Spiritual Studies, has been in a working partnership with Gothic Image Tours since 2013. “The Tarot cards tell a story about the universal human journey…from the big challenges in life to the mundane,” she says. “Travel is a way of life for me and those 78 cards are my favourite travel companions. Consulting the Tarot as you travel can yield amazing insights into stuff that’s going on in your life. Think of those cards as a GPS, one that puts you in the driver’s seat and alerts you to road blocks and shortcuts to where you want to be in your life.” During tours, Linda facilitates a process for using Tarot to explore the messages sacred sites and landscapes have for each person.
For more insight into the concept of soul journeys, read Linda’s blog post, Personal transformation through travel.
Your tour guests
Penny Billington has been the editor of the magazine for the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids (OBOD) for 15 years, She is an author who regularly speaks on all aspects of Druidry, and leads ceremonies and workshops in England and Europe. Her books include The Path of Druidry; walking The Ancient Green Way, a best-selling practical Druid study course and guide. She also wrote a series of Druid detective novels and contributes to books on Druidry, ancestral connections and meditative practice. For more information visit Penny’s website. Arthur Billington is an honorary Chief Bard of OBOD, leading music workshops and playing at major events. As bluesman, ZZBIRMINGHAM, he plays clubs and festivals nationwide and presents the weekly Blues Cruise for Glastonbury FM radio. His latest CD, Kozmick, is a magical blues/Druid fusion.
Paul Broadhust is one of Britain’s most original authors exploring the mysteries of ancient landscapes. He has written seven books, including The Sun and the Serpent. a classic work for anyone interested in Earth Mysteries. The dramatic coastline and legendary Cornish landscape where he lives with his partner Gabriele have inspired a number of books. These include The Secret Land which presents new discoveries about how the origins of the Arthurian myth can be traced back to ancient cosmology. Axis of Heaven: The Greenwich Meridian – Britain’s Secret Axis of Power reveals a new and previously unknown side to Britain’s history. He uncovers a secret concealed in the landscape, which influenced successive kings and queens throughout the ages. Click here to visit Paul’s website.
Steve Marshall was a professional musician for 30 years and a sound engineer. But now, he is an independent researcher in the field of archaeology, having spent close to ten years researching and photographing the Avebury landscape and monuments. The result is a ground-breaking book, Exploring Avebury, the Essential Guide, which was published in 2016. New areas that Steve explored in depth, are sound and acoustics and the connection between the siting of prehistoric monuments and moving water. “I visited and recorded over fifty springs within a five mile radius of the Avebury Henge,” he says. “During the winter of 2012-13 when water levels were unusually high, I made significant discoveries around Avebury – notably that the great ditch surrounding Silbury Hill is lined with springs that supply most of its water. The springs had never been seen before.”
In this video, you see highlights of places we visit, with commentary by some of the spiritual pilgrims who made this enchanted journey in 2017. May their reflections inspire you to join us in 2019!
Before the tour each person did a Tarot reading to explore the link between their own inner journey and the outer journey they were about to make. Here, Linda Marson demonstrates the layout.
Earlybird: £2,350 per person, twin share (book and pay your deposit by 30 November 2018)
Full price (from 1 December 2018): £2,450 per person, twin share
Single supplement: £350 per person. Single rooms are few and on a first come first served basis.
Deposit: £500, payable upon booking
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