Calling all creatives!
On this unique, 9 night tour visit Sacred Places in the magical, mystical southwest of France and Sacred Places you will experience a shift within.
On the Sacred Feminine trail, you will expand your intuition.
Using a travel journal you'll record daily experiences in any form you desire to. Open further to your creative potential, the feminine aspect of yourself.
What is the Sacred Feminine?
The Sacred Feminine means valuing the feminine aspect of yourself.
We all have a male, female side. The feminine is an important aspect of the creation process. We reach our right creative side of the brain through the left female side of the body. We are all creative beings. Discover how logic and creativity work better hand in hand.
On this trip we will visit and explore sacred places in the south west of France that have continued to honor the feminine face of God.
Has your inner voice been attempting to awaken you further?
Like Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz, those red shoes will help you get home- discover the power of RED. We will discuss energy, colors and power, how we get it, lose it and keep it.
In this workshop, you will see how the inner spirit speaks in symbols. All over the earth symbols still stand that very few people today understand. Once you see the symbols your intuition relates to and understands, a door will open for you.
Is this like a vision quest?
Yes. I have been trained by shamans to understand how energy works and as an artist i help people use art as a tool for awakening consciously. You will receive tools to unlock the left brain's control over your mind to free the creative spirit within you. You'll be able to expand your imagination.
The imagination can go where logic often cannot.
A doodle I created in 2002 taught me huge lessons:
* One part of the doodle showed just how much fear I had at that time which kept me in boxes.. When there is fear, your creativity is blocked.
* Then I got to see what moving past the fear felt like on paper where it is safe as well as in my body. This gave me the opportunity to move through fear in the middle of fearful situations.
The Doodle that changed my life
* Then I saw what the opposite of fear looks like in art. The circle represents love, never ending. Moving toward love felt great and this drawing drew me to the experience of feeling love daily.
Let me show you how your doodles, the art you love and symbolism can assist you in a new way! details below...
Itinerary (June 2 - 11 , 2018)
Day 1: Pick up in Avignon, Welcome Dinner in the village of St Maximim la Ste Baume, home of the church that holds the relics of Mary Magdalene. Overnight in St Maximim la Ste Baume.
Day 2: After breakfast, a short drive into the mountains where we will hike through Druid's Forest, up to the cave of Mary Magdalene. Legend has it that the saint lived out her life in this cave. Overnight in St Maximim la Ste Baume. Group dinner.
Day 3: After breakfast, a short drive to St Maries de la Mer. In France, it is widely believed that Mary Magdalene arrived here, along with an Egyptian named Sara Kali, after the crucifixion. The local village church here is the home of Black Sara, a Black Madonna who is the patron saint of Gypsies and a double for the Goddess Isis. Sara also figures quite prominently into the legends about Mary Magdalene and Jesus Christ (made famous in the novel, The Da Vinci Code). After a group lunch, drive to Limoux. Dinner on your own.
Day 4: Today we will see a very important Black Madonna, one that was very popular among Cathars in the 11th and 12th centuries (the Cathars were a heretical Christian sect with some interesting beliefs about Mary Magdalene). We'll also visit the Church of St Martin, where there is a famous stained glass window that some say depict the marriage of Jesus and Mary. Group lunch. Dinner on your own. Overnight in Limoux.
Day 5: The legendary villages of Rennes le Chateux and Rennes le Baines are on today's itinerary. We'll visit the famous church of Mary Magdalene, the Throne of Isis (thought to be left over from a sacred site dedicated to her), The Fountain of Love (a natural spring associated with goddess legends in the area), and some sacred springs that date back to Celtic times and were frequented by the Romans for healing purposes. Group lunch. Dinner on your own. Overnight in Limoux.
Day 6: Today we will drive into the Dordogne region of France. Our destination is a village that holds an important Black Madonna, Our Lady of Rocamadour. The church here was built on top of a cave that was used for worship by the Druids. We'll stay overnight in this little hilltop village carved into the face of the cliffs. Lunch on your own. Group Dinner.
Day 7: After breakfast, we will take a short drive to Les Combarelles to see some beautiful -- and quite feminine -- prehistoric cave art. Overnight in Rocamadour. Group lunch. Dinner on your own.
Day 8: Our Lady of Meymac, also known as The Egyptian, is on our itinerary today as we head toward Lyon to visit the shrine of the Roman goddess, Cybele. Cybele is strongly linked with the Christian Mary's in this region of France. Like Isis, she is often seated on the same Throne of Wisdom that are so common among the Black Madonnas of France. Overnight in Lyon. Group lunch. Dinner on your own.
Day 9: We will make our way back to Paris, with an overnight stop in Chartres to visit its magnificent Gothic cathedral. Chartres Cathedral's extensive iconography is so concentrated on feminine imagery that it has long been suspected to symbolically represent ancient goddess worship. It's most famous Black Madonna (there are two here!), Our Lady of the Crypt, dates back to the 6th century and presides over a sacred well that was the site of pagan worship long before a Christian church was built on top of it. Chartres is also home to a labyrinth that is popular among pilgrims. The labyrinth is an archetypal symbol of the psyche and of that twisty, unpredictable, tortuous, serpentine path toward wholeness and authenticity. Pilgrims walk into the labyrinth and then find their way back out again, representing an inward/outward expedition of birth and rebirth. We will hold our closing ceremony at the labyrinth. Farewell Dinner.
Day 10: Departure Day.
2 nights in Couvent Royal hotel (St Maximim la Ste Baume); 3 nights at Logis Hôtel Moderne et Pigeon (Limoux), 2 nights at Best Western Beau Cite Rocamadour, 1 night in Lyon, 1 night at Mercure Cathédral (Chartres). See photos.
PRICE AND REGISTRATION:
Price includes accommodation, transfers, transport during the Workshop, breakfast and one main meal per day (lunch or dinner) except for departure day. Flights are not included.
- $2999 per person double occupancy (limited private rooms may be available; contact us)
- Requires a $500 USD deposit to book
Monthly payment plans available for early birds! Call 954-663-7250 for information!
- Balance Due By: April 2nd, 2018
- Register By Date: Final date to register is April 2nd, 2018
- Cancel By Date: Final date to cancel your registration is April 1st, 2018
- Please read our Terms and Conditions prior to registration.