OUR AVALON TEAM
ALUNA JOY was literally born awake and in the company of her guides, the Star Elders. Today she has evolved into an internationally known author, spiritual life coach, sacred site guide, alternative historian, ordained minister and modern mystic. In the Inca world, Aluna is considered a Qawaq (cow-wak), a clairvoyant or seer of present living energy. Aluna acts as a spiritual archaeologist using her clairvoyant / clairsentient gifts to excavate messages from the masters of ancient, enlightened cultures to uncover what affect this has on humanity and the collective consciousness. Aluna coined the term "sacred site junkie" because she is one herself. After her first trip to Tulum, Mexico, her life changed dramatically, and she was sent on an entirely different path in life. Since this time, her work has been influenced by uncountable shamanic experiences in sacred sites of Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, Peru, Bolivia, Egypt, Greece, England and Scotland, Australia and New Zealand. Aluna has been leading groups in the Maya world since 1986, the Inca world since 1996, and the Egyptian world since 2008, and Avalon worlds since 2007. Aluna offers Star Elder Sessions, formulates Sacred Site Essences and a by donation newsletter. She is the author of "Mayan Astrology" and her articles have been published worldwide. She is well known for her down to earth, accepting attitude that makes each one feel like they have come home. She inspires and encourages others to recognize and accept their own authentic divinity and connection to the Creator. "Our groups are family, and each one is a teacher and also a student. We work together as a team to unravel the sacred mysteries of life."
Read more about Aluna Joy here http://www.alunajoy.com/aluna.html
Read Aluna Joy's writings here http://www.alunajoy.com/articles.html
MARCUS MASON Our local guide, for both England and Scotland, will be Marcus Mason. Marcus is a practising Soul-Centred Astrologer, and has taught this for many years in the UK, Ireland, Europe and the USA. Part of his developing work with Crystal Meridian Therapy is to explore the relationships and effects of the planetary movements upon the body's energetic systems and chakras; what is emerging is a physical and energetic therapy, informed by nearly 30 years understanding of Astrology. Marcus has a LicAc MBAcC and has practised Traditional Acupuncture for 23 years, having trained in both Five Element Acupuncture and TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine). Combining these two styles enables an integrated approach that is capable of treating physical symptoms and illnesses, as well as addressing the underlying causes at the energetic, emotional, mental and spiritual levels. Marcus also combines his understanding of the disciplines of Acupuncture and Astrology, to work with sacred Earth Energies and Earth Healing, which has taken him to many of the world's sacred places. Marcus is father to one grown son, he is part Cornish, and regards Cornwall as his spiritual home. Marcus' book, "The Astrology of 2012", can be found here: http://www.alunajoy.com/books.html To read more from Marcus: www.heavenandearthastrology.blogspot.com
It is a blessing to have Raphael as our resident Angel group guardian and energy healer (and honorable Knight of Chivalry). He is an egoless and humble light worker of little words. He has been involved with energy work the majority of his life and has studied a variety of healing energy modalities including QiGong, Quantum Touch, Reiki and Kahuna Ancient Rainbow Conscious Healing (ARCH). His spiritual path has provided him with a deep humbleness and appreciation of all life and Mother Earth, as a direct result of his relationship with the Blackfeet, the Ojibwa and the Lakota Nations. Raphael feels it is a blessing for him to be able to serve our groups with great attention to detail and logistics. Raphael and his life partner, Aluna Joy, reside in Sedona, Arizona. Read more about Raphael here: http://healingswithraphael.com/
A SACRED AVALON PILGRIMAGE
The Rebirth of the Golden Grail Within
England ~ July 14 - July 25, 2013
Exploring the Sacred Sites of ... Glastonbury Tor, private time in Chalice Well, a private ceremony in Stonehenge, Glastonbury Abby, St John's Church, Avebury, Silbury Hill, Kings Arthur's Cadbury Castle, Crazy Crop Circles, the Michael-Mary Lines (a.k.a. the Dragon Lines), Burrow Mump, St Michael's Chapel of Brentor, King Arthur's Tintagel, Merlin's Cave, St. Nectan's Glen, The Hurlers, the amazing crystal Duloe Stone Circle, and more as time permits . . . plus surprises and magic.
Here is what we have planned . . . but as always, Spirit has full rein on adding and shifting things to make our experience even better. Spirit usually does.
(B=Breakfast Included, L=Lunch Included, D=Dinner Included)
Our group flies into Heathrow Airport in London any time on this day. You will be booked into the SHERATON SKYLINE HOTEL - http://www.sheratonskyline.com Please note that this is NOT the Sheraton Heathrow Hotel. From the airport, you will take the Hoppa bus to the Hotel (We will fill you in on how to do this later, it is easy). Overnight at the Sheraton Skyline Hotel.
After breakfast, we will set our intentions and have group introductions at our OPENING CIRCLE. Once having met our travel family, we will pack up our magic bus and travel to Glastonbury where our journey begins. Upon reaching Glastonbury, we will settle in to our retreat centre, The Middlewick Holiday Cottages, located at the foot of Glastonbury Tor. This will be our home for the next 5 days. Once settled in, we will walk up to the GLASTONBURY TOR, a sacred hill, topped by the tower of ARCHANGEL MICHAEL. Dinner will be provided by our own private, chef at Middlewick. http://www.middlewickholidaycottages.co.uk/Overnight at Middlewick Holiday Cottages. (B-D)
(*** Read the important information about Middlewick Holiday Cottages at the bottom of this column)
After an early breakfast, we have arranged for our group to have a PRIVATE visit to the gardens of CHALICE WELL, to drink and cleanse ourselves in the healing pools. We can feel Jeshua and Mother Mary at this well. The sacredness is drinkable. :) From here, we will continue on to explore the ruins of the GLASTONBURY ABBEY with its amazing Lady Chapel and the reputed GRAVE OF KING ARTHUR AND QUEEN GUINEVERE. We can have lunch in the charming and unique hamlet of GLASTONBURY. In the afternoon, we will visit ST. JOHN'S CHURCH which has associations with JOSEPH OF ARIMATHEA. In 2007, here at St. John's Church, Aluna Joy intuited this church as being the final resting place of King Arthur and Queen Guinevere. There will be free time to explore the many eclectic shops and galleries in this fascinating, small town. Dinner will be provided by our own private, chef at Middlewick. Overnight at Middlewick Holiday Cottages. (B-D)
After breakfast, we take a walk up to the hillfort of CADBURY CASTLE; the traditional site of King Arthur's Camelot, which has magnificent views over the countryside, and a real feeling of ancestral presence. There are no physical remains on this hill top, but it has amazing energy. Then onwards to the county of Dorset. Along the way, we will stop for lunch. After lunch, we will visit the amazing SILVER SPRINGS HOLY WELL. Dinner will be provided by our own private, chef at Middlewick. Overnight at Middlewick Holiday Cottages. (B-D)
After breakfast, we will be initiated into the unique and weird order of the CROPPIES, a.k.a crop circle junkies, as we spend the entire day hunting out and entering as many CROP CIRCLES as we can stuff into a day. For this day, we must ask the Crop Circle GODS to be abundant for us, and we know they will. We will have a stop for LUNCH somewhere. A Croppy pub maybe? If we have time we might squeeze in WELLS CATHEDRAL. Dinner will be provided by our own private, chef at Middlewick. Overnight at Middlewick Holiday Cottages. (B-D)
Today, we will have an early morning private ceremony in the magnificent stone circle of STONEHENGE. After our visit, we will have breakfast. From there, we will visit another amazing stone circle called AVEBURY. A sweet village sits right in the middle of this unique complex of giant stone circles and avenues. Many come to England for Stonehenge but discover that the journey was made for Avebury! Here you can have direct, very close encounters with the energies and the stones. It is phenomenal. Then some shopping in the National Heritage shop. We will have a leisurely late LUNCH at a nearby pub. In the late afternoon, we will visit other nearby sites time permitting. (Read up on stone circles, etc... here: http://www.stonepages.com/england/england.htm Dinner will be provided by our own private, chef at Middlewick. Overnight at Middlewick Holiday Cottages. (B-D)
After breakfast, we pack up our magic bus, and we leave Glastonbury and travel southwest through the county of Devon. En route we will visit other magical spots. Some of these places will be on the MICHAEL-MARY LEY LINES, including BURROW MUMP, and the tiny CHAPEL OF BRENTOR, dedicated to ARCHANGEL MICHAEL, on the edge of wild Dartmoor. We will stop for lunch along the way. In the late afternoon, we will arrive in the old Celtic kingdom of Cornwall. Here we will stay in the sea-side town of Boscastle. Dinner. Overnight at the Riverside Hotel in Boscastle near Tintagel. (B-D)
After breakfast, on our first full day in North Cornwall, we will wander through ST. NECTAN'S GLEN, with its fairy-haunted woods and waterfall. Afterwards, we will stop for lunch somewhere. After lunch, we will visit three stone circles known as THE HURLERS, and other lesser-known nearby sites as time permits. Dinner. Overnight at the Riverside Hotel in Boscastle near Tintagel. (B-D)
July 22nd (Full Moon)
After breakfast, we will visit the romantic castle ruins of TINTAGEL, the legendary birthplace of King Arthur, dramatically located on top of a cliff by the sea. We will also visit MERLIN'S CAVE. For lunch, we will stop at a cool PASTIE SHOP for vegi pasties :) YUM! Optional - you may want to visit KING ARTHUR'S GREAT HALL which was once a Masonic temple dedicated to the Arthurian Mysteries, in the village. Shopping, Dinner. Overnight at the Riverside Hotel in Boscastle near Tintagel. (B-D)
After breakfast, the day is yours to do with as you wish. This day will be an Integration Day (we will need this down time for what comes next). Optional cliff walk by the sea and visit to the famous Witches Museum. Dinner. Overnight at the Riverside Hotel in Boscastle near Tintagel. (B-D)
After breakfast, we will pack up our magical Avalon bus. Our first stop this day will be to DULOE, an amazing white quartz stone circle. Afterwards, we visit an ENGLISH CRYSTAL BARN. Here we will have a picnic lunch. After lunch, onward to Merrivale, which has two beautiful stone avenues, a stone circle and a large ‘grandfather’ stone. From here, we bus to our over night destination in Exeter. We will have a CLOSING CIRCLE for those that might be leaving us the next morning and have a farewell dinner at our hotel. Overnight at the Holiday Inn Express in Exeter. (B-L-D).
After breakfast, those not going to Scotland will be transported back to London's Heathrow Airport for flights home. For those going to Scotland for our extension, we will take taxis to the Exeter Airport for flights to Edinburgh, Scotland. *** If you are going back home . . . Do not book your flight home before 3PM in the afternoon. If you cannot find a flight that fits this criteria, you can book a room at the Sheraton Skyline Hotel - http://www.sheratonskyline.com, or any other hotel you wish near the airport and fly out the next day. If you are coming with us to Scotland, then follow the instructions below. (B)
SCOTLAND / ROSSLYN CHAPEL EXTENSION
Scotland Extension ~ July 25 - July 30, 2013
Exploring the sacred sites of . . . The famed Rosslyn Chapel, Rosslyn Glen, Loch Leven, Croft Moraig Stone Circle, The Praying Hands of Mary, Kilmartin Valley, and more as time permits.
From England's Exeter Airport, we will fly to Edinburgh, Scotland.
NOTE: Arrival flights from Exeter, England to Edinburgh, Scotland on July 25th, 2013 are included with the cost of this Scotland Extension.
After arriving in the capital city of Edinburgh, we will settle into our hotel which is only a few blocks away from the famous Royal Mile. After having settled in, you will have free time to explore the FAMOUS PRINCES STREET AND ROYAL MILE. Overnight at the Premier Inn in Edinburgh. (B-D)
After breakfast, we will explore the sacred landscape of Fife, with its ancient sites associated with the Mother Goddess and the druids. We start by sailing out across LOCH LEVEN to visit her castle on an island. This site played its part in the ancient devotions to the Goddess and also in the life of one of her most famous archetypes - Mary Queen of Scots, whose story is resplendent with such imagery. Then to a secret old Celtic place. Dinner. Overnight at the Premier Inn in Edinburgh. (B-D)
After a leisurely breakfast, and having checked out of our hotel, we will visit the exquisite ROSSLYN CHAPEL, whose enigmatic carvings, from the Green Man to the famous Apprentice Pillar, are steeped in stories of the Knights Templar and the Holy Grail. Afterwards, we can take a walk through the magical Rosslyn Glen with its sacred yew trees. Based on how long we choose to stay at Rosslyn Chapel, we may have an optional visit to CRAIGMILLAR CASTLE (entrance fees to Craigmillar Castle are not included in the cost of this trip), a lovely atmospheric medieval ruin made famous by Mary Queen of Scots. From here, we drive from Edinburgh north to Perth and stay the night here. Overnight at the Hunting Tower Hotel in Perth. (B-D)
After breakfast, we check out of our hotel, and we set off early to see some amazing sacred sites around Loch Tay. These include the Praying Hands of Mary near Glenlyon. About a 30 – 45 hike in is required for this amazing site. Afterwards, we will visit Croft Moraig Circle – a beautiful circle, close to the road, with 3 concentric circles of stones. Lunch. In the afternoon, if time permits, we will also stop at the Fortingall Yew Tree, said to be 5,000 years old and at the centre of the Scottish grids. From here, we will travel to Oban, and spend the night at our hotel. Overnight at the Ranald Hotel in Oban. (B-D).
After breakfast, we will check out of our hotel, and drive about 45 minutes south from Oban to the Kilmartin Valley, where the whole valley is filled with sacred sites. The first one we will visit is Kintraw Cairn. It is a sealed cairn, with an exquisite very tall standing stone, overlooking a loch – the guardian spirit of the Kilmartin valley. The other three sites are all within 5 minutes walking distance of each other. There is a stone avenue, a beautiful circle with an initiation chamber for one person in the middle, and a cairn that everyone can fit into (at a squeeze). Lunch. Then a stunning drive through beautiful scenery to the city of Glasgow. Arriving in Glasgow, we will check in to our hotel, and have our closing circle before dinner. Overnight at the Premier Inn in Glasgow. (B-D)
After breafkfast, everyone will make their own way to the Glasgow airport where you will catch your flight back to London's Heathrow Airport for your flights home.(B)
NOTE:Due to everyone's final departure flights (from London Heathrow's airport to your home destination) being different, we felt it best that everyone purchase their own July 30th departure flight from Glasgow, Scotland to London's Heathrow Airport. By purchasing your own Glasgow, Scotland to London's Heathrow Airport flight (available from BritishAir), you probably will be able to also catch your flight home from London's Heathrow Airport on the same day (July 30, 2013) and avoid having to stay an extra night in London. This also gives you the opportunity to stay longer in Scotland if you wish. Feel free to email Raphael if you have questions about this at email@example.com.
Pricing for Sacred Avalon Pilgrimage
The Rebirth of the Golden Grail Within
England - July 14 - July 25, 2013
DBL $ 3,695.00 USD - Per Person (for total group size of 26)
SGL supplement $ 595.00 USD - Per Person (for total group size of 26)
There are a very limited number of single supplements, and they are subject to availability
This price is based on 26 people.
If our group numbers fall below 15 (and we don't think that this will be the case), there will be a slight elevation in the price (about $200.00 USD)
Our group is limited to 26 adult spiritual pilgrims.
Scotland / Rosslyn Chapel Extension
July 25 - July 30, 2013
DBL - $ 1,895.00 USD per person(for total group size of 26)
SGL supplement - $ 495.00 USD per person(for total group size of 26)
There are a very limited number of single supplements, and they are subject to availability
This price is based on based on 26 people.
If group numbers fall below 15 (and we don't think that this will be the case), there will be a slight elevation in the price. (about $100.00 USD)
Our group is limited to 26 adult spiritual pilgrims.
The above Scotland Extension pricing INCLUDES your arrival flight from Exeter, England to Edinburgh, Scotland on July 25, 2013. However, it does NOT INCLUDE your departure airfare or taxi from Glasgow, Scotland to London's Heathrow Airport on July 30, 2013 (see below). Includes all inclusions as listed below.
Not Included in the Scotland Extension: Your departure flight from Glasgow, Scotland to London's Heathrow Airport on July 30th, 2013. Due to everyone's final departure
flights being different from London Heathrow's airport to your home destination, we felt it best that everyone purchase their own July 30th departure flight from Glasgow, Scotland. By purchasing
your own Glasgow, Scotland to London's Heathrow Airport flight (available from BritishAir), you probably will be able to also catch your flight home from London's Heathrow Airport on the same day
(July 30, 2013) and avoid having to stay an extra night in London. As of November 01, 2012, one-way airfare from Scotland's Glasgow Airport to London's Heathrow Airport cost about $100 USD. Taxis
from our Glasgow Hotel to the Glasgow Airport costs approximately £5 / $8 one way.
The Avalon Pilgrimages and Scotland / Rosslyn Chapel Extension Include: All accommodations, meals as listed in the itinerary, tipping for all meals included in the itinerary, tour vehicle and driver costs, services of hired, expert guides, all entrance fees to archeological sites, museums, etc... and applicable taxes. Note: All dinners at our hotels outside of Glastonbury will have three courses, with a starter, a main and dessert. Tea or coffee to follow is an extra $4-5 per person which will have to be paid individually. Yes, we dislike this too, but in the UK, they all work this way! At The Middlewick Holiday Cottages, the caterer will provide a 3-course (appetizer, a main entree and dessert) with teas and coffees provided on a serve-yourself basis. A vegetarian option will be available as one of the main course options. Aluna Joy and Marcus Mason will be providing their spiritual guidance. Raphael will be acting as group guardian, and supporting the group by handling logistics and any unexpected situations (heart donations for this trio are gratefully given and received at the end of the trip). All plans are subject to slight changes due to Spirit's calling. Also included will be laughs, joyful tears, and the beginning of lifelong friendships . . . just about everything a spirit could want! Plus, spiritual growth that cannot be measured by any standard! We guarantee that you will never be the same!
Not Included in the Avalon Pilgrimages and Scotland / Rosslyn Chapel Extension: Air travel fares from your home to and from London's Heathrow Airport in England, transport to and from our Heathrow hotel, and meals not mentioned in the itinerary. For all meals included in the itinerary outside of Glastonbury, tea and/or coffee is not included. If you are joining us for the Scotland Extension, you will also need to arrange your own departure flights from Glasgow, Scotland to London's Heathrow Airport on July 30th, 2013. We will help you choose the correct flight. Also, not included are light gratuities for the bus driver, bellboys, maids, etc... If you are called to tip, we ask that offer it from your heart. Trip/Travel insurance, flight insurance, laundry, room cleaning at Middlewick Cottages, telephone calls, faxes, internet, alcoholic beverages, mineral and bottled water, soft drinks, and incidental expenditures are not included.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT MIDDLEWICK HOLIDAY COTTAGES:
Middlewick Holiday Cottages are self-catering cottages, most with little kitchens. They have an unparalleled location at the back of the TOR in a quiet rural location and within easy reach of Glastonbury's sacred sites and town. You can actually take a long walk to the village from here. There is a beautiful apple orchard behind it and the sacred oaks of Gog and Magog are on the way as you walk to the Tor. We also have the benefit of the function room for group gatherings. The accommodations are simple and mildly rustic with shared bathrooms, but it will be worth it to stay within the energy field of the Tor for the five full days that we are in Glastonbury. Middlewick has a friendly atmosphere, and is very affordable compared to the other accommodations, so all of us will be saving money over all. We also have hired an amazing chef who will be catering to us.
Middlewick Holiday Cottages are able to accommodate 30 people in the available cabins, but a few of our guests will have to sleep on fold-out beds, in the lounge of some of the cabins. The more couples that we book, the less need there will be for folding beds. We will do our best to avoid this as much as possible. When you register for this pilgrimage, you can talk to Raphael who can inform you as to what rooms are still available before you send your deposits. Otherwise, he will place you in the best rooming situation possible. All of the bathrooms are shared. In the English countryside, the majority of the accommodations (guest-houses, small country hotels and bed-and-breakfasts) are for individuals, families and small groups of under 10 people. Middlewick has housekeeping at a minimal fee if you want your room cleaned and has self-serve laundry.
Remember, you are on a pilgrimage rather than a conventional tourist trip. You are going to the countryside of England and not boring, Americanized hotels. You are going to have an incredible and charming English experience.
REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS: (1.) Prior to sending your deposit, contact Aluna Joy to confirm space availability in the group, since we do book up fast. (2.) For Pilgrimage deposit, mail or bank wire 50% of the tour price. Contact Aluna Joy for Bank Wire Information. (3.) Mail / fax / email the completed registration form back to us along with a picture of yourself. (4.) Balances are due either by April 07th, 2013, or upon arrival in England (limited option). Those paying their balances upon arrival in England, balances are payable in CASH only (USD). Also, by May 1st, we will need your passport number, flight plans and any other requested extras to insure the quality of your pilgrimage. If this information is not provided at this time, we cannot guarantee that hotel accommodations and airport transfers will go 100% smoothly.
Aluna's Messages from our 2012 Avalon Pilgrimge.
REBIRTHING THE GODDESS HEART CODES ON SCOTLAND'S ROSE LINE
Aluna Joy and our Scottish Guide Iain Grimston, with Mary Queen of Scots, the Guardians of Grace, Archangel Michael
Loch Leven Castle, Scotland - July 1, 2012 - Message #15
Posted on 11/6/2012
MERGING WITH THE GREAT MOTHER
Aluna Joy, The Presence of the Great Mother and The Star Elders, with Meditation with Marcus Mason
Duloe Crystal Stone Circle, Cornwall, England - 6/29/12 Message #14
Posted on 11/8/2012
A RE-BIRTHING AT MEN-AN-TOL
CLEANING THE SLATE FOR A NEW WORLD
Aluna Joy, The Star Elders and Jeshua
Men-an-tol, Cornwall, England - 6/28/12 Message #13
Posted on 10/17/2012
A LEEP AT THE EDGE OF THE WORLD
A Life Changing Heart Experience
Aluna Joy Yaxkin, and Ancient Goddesses and the Knights Templar
King Arthur's Tintagel Castle and Merlyn's Cave, England - 6/26/12 Message #12
Posted on 9/10/2012
EARTH ACUPUNCTURE / ASCENSION POINTS
Aluna Joy Yaxkin, Archangel Michael, The Marys, and the Star Elders
Chapel at Brentor, England - June 25, 2012 - Message #11
Posted on 9/3/2012
IN THE CREATIVE WOMB OF THE GREAT MOTHER
Aluna Joy Yaxkin, Mary Magdalene, Mother Mary and the Star Elders
The Magdalene Chapel, Glastonbury, England - June 24, 2012 - Message #10
Posted on 8/30/2012
REALIZING THE GIFT IN OUR SOUL WEARINESS
Aluna Joy Yaxk'in Joseph of Arimathea, Archangel Michael and the Star Elders
Wearyall Hill - England - June 24, 2012 - Message #9
Posted on 8/30/2012
LINEAGE OF THE LIGHT SERVERS
Aluna Joy Yaxk'in, The Star Elders, Archangel Michael, Mother Mary, and Mary Magdalene and the presence of the linage of Goddess Light Servants
Glastonbury Abbey, England - June 24, 2012 - Message #8
Posted on 8/27/2012
FINDING TRUE NORTH ~ STONEHENGE
Aluna Joy Yaxk'in, The Star Elders, Archangel Michael and the Stonehenge Guardians
Stonehenge, England - June 23, 2012 - Message #7
Posted on 8/27/2012
THE EVOLUTION OF THE 5 ELEMENTS ~ A CROP CIRCLE MESSAGE
Aluna Joy - The Star Elders and Archangel Michael etc...
Near Silsbury Hill, England - June 22, 2012 - Message #6
Posted on 8/24/2012
THE UNIVERSAL UNCONSCIOUS RECYCLING STATION
Aluna Joy - The Star Elders and Archangel Michael
Avebury, England - June 22, 2012 - Message #5
Posted on 8/24/2012
THE LOVE BOMB! ~~ A PROFOUND HEALING OF THE PAST
Aluna Joy with Archangel Michael, Jeshua, Mother Mary and Mary Magdalene… & the Star Elders
Wells Cathedral, England - June 21, 2012 - Message #4
Posted on 8/23/2012
THE KING ARTHUR DIAMOND GRID ACTIVATION
Focusing on the Ideals of Awakening, Unity, and Truth
Aluna Joy Yaxkin, King Arthur, Queen Guinevere, Joseph of Arimathea, the Star Elders
At Cadbury Castle, England - Summer Solstice (the turning point (hinge) in the shift of the ages) - Message #3
Posted on 8/23/2012
BEGINNING THE JOURNEY ON THE MICHAEL / MARY LINES
Aluna Joy, with King Arthur, Queen, Guinevere, Joseph of Arimathea, and the Star Elders...
June 19th, 2012 - Chalice Well and St. Johns the Baptist Church in Glastonbury, England - Message #2
Posted on 8/22/2012
PREPARATION FOR THE ILLUMINATED PATH
OF THE CHALICE WITHIN PILGRIMAGE
Aluna Joy, and a mob of others!
June 18th, 2012 - London & Glastonbury at the Saint Michael's Tor - Message #1
Posted on 8/10/2012
Reading / Media Sugestions
Reading list ... if you so choose to prepare in this way.
A fun movie to watch about this is called "Stone of Destiny"
Also a must see / read is The Da Vinci Code
The Mists of Avalon - Marion Zimmer Bradley
The Sun and the Serpent. Paul Broadhurst, and Hamish Miller
The Traveler's Key to Sacred England. John Michell.
The Isle of Avalon. Nicholas R. Mann. St. Paul,
Energy Secrets of Glastonbury Tor by Nicholas Mann
The Quest for Arthur's Britain. Geoffrey Ashe.
Celtic Sacred Landscapes. Nigel Pennick.
The Avebury Cycle. Michael Dames.
The Silbury Treasure, The Great Goddess Rediscovered
Stonehenge Revealed. David Souden
The New View over Atlantis. John Michell
Stonehenge Decoded, Gerald Hawkins
Ancient Mysteries of Britain. Janet & Colin Bord
Mysterious Britain. Janet and Colin Bord.
Prehistoric Avebury. Aubrey Burl
We think, sometimes, there's not a dragon left.
Not one brave knight,
not a single princess gliding through secret forests ...
What a pleasure to be wrong.
Princesses, Knights, Enchantments and
Dragons, Mystery and Adventure ...
not only are they here-and-now,
they're all that ever lived on earth!
Masters of reality still meet us in dreams to tell us that
we've never lost the shield we need against dragons,
that blue-fire voltage arcs through us now
to change our world as we wish.
Intuition whispers true:
We're not dust, we're magic!"
~ Richard Bach
The Tor at sunset
The Vesica Piscis pool at Chalice Well
Chalice Well, also known as St. Joseph's Well, is linked to Christian and Arthurian legend, and is a timeless and sacred place that is full of legend, symbolism, sacred geometry and tangible healing energy. The wells location is at a crossing of twin currents of energy called the Michael and Mary lines. These lines travel from distant Cornwall to the Glastonbury Abbey, St. Michael's Tor and through Chalice Well before heading off to the Avebury's monolithic stone circle. It is said that Chalice Well is considered to be the 6th Chakra and relates to the third eye and a location of legendary King Arthur's Court. Legend says that Joseph of Arimathea, uncle to Jesus, traveled to Chalice Well after the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus. He is said to have buried cruets containing blood and water from the wounds of Jesus. From that day, the water of the spring became red. Pilgrims have come here for centuries to drink the iron rich water and to meditate and be healed in its amazing gardens.
Raphael tuning into one of the ancient Yew trees
Red berries on the sacred Yew Tree
The Yew Tree is a symbol of longevity, rebirth and resurrection and acted as sacred sentinels.
Religion in Neolithic times had similarities to pagan religions nowadays. The concept of Mother Earth and Father Sun overlap to some extent with the Archaeo-astronomers viewpoint. The concept of "energies" and the sitting of Stonehenge at the intersection of many Ley Lines also follows back to a nature theme. Today, the Druid religion uses Stonehenge as a key religious monument, though druidism itself wasn't around at the time of the Neolithic's.
The Abbey is rich in myth, legend and some very sketchy history. Legend says that Joseph of Arimathea brought Jesus here and built the old Waddle and Daub church. History's records documented that this church was still standing in 600AC, but was burnt down when the entire Abbey Church was destroyed by fire in 1184. In 1191, legend says monks found the buried remains of King Arthur and Queen Guinevere under two huge, black marble stones. Both King Arthur and Queen Guinevere were re-buried in 1278 just in front of the high altar in the Abbey in the presence of King Edward I and Queen Eleanor. Again, they were buried under the original two huge, black marble stones. In 1539, the Abbey was seized on orders of King Henry VIII, during his dissolution of the monasteries. Many think he dissolved it just to obtain the wealth that the Abbey had compiled, but he was also insanely jealous. The Abbey had a huge pilgrimage appeal because King Arthur and Queen Guinevere were buried there. Being a jealous man, he didn't like being overshadowed by a king that had been dead for centuries. He wanted King Arthur's legacy to be wiped out. So along with destroying the Abbey, he also destroyed any recorded history about King Arthur and his visions of Camelot. It is here where remaining fragments of Arthurian history ends.
Aluna and Raphael at the Abbey Grave site of King Arthur
A Stained Glass Window of King Arthur at St. John's Church
The black marble tomb cover of King Arthur
What has haunted us over the years was the energy that we felt from two extremely old, black, marble slabs which cover two oddly, unmarked tombs on either side of the high altar at St John's Church. Once we touched these black marble stones, what washed over us was a tangible presence of King Arthur, Queen Guinevere, and a strange familiar feeling of an idealistic time in Camelot in which there was honor and impeccability. I asked the church officials about the black marble slabs. They said that they too felt that they were very unusual, but according to some sketchy history, they were said to be the tombs of two wealthy merchants from Glastonbury's past in the 1500's. They were puzzled by these stone slabs as they are unlike anything in the church and were devoid of any names and dates of these merchants. It appears that the original markings were actully removed.