Scotland Pilgrimage 2018

A Reunion of Souls
April 27th to May 9, 2018

This call to Scotland comes from a land that has the power to create change in our consciousness. It comes from a need to join with other souls whose intention is to join with the land to heal a past where blood is in the soil and to turn our spiritual warriorship into protecting the earth in a way that brings us together in spirit with all the beings on the huge rock that is Scotland.

This is a journey of nourishing and remembering our creatively wild spirits, as we will explore ways to align with the purpose of Alladale Wilderness Reserve where the owner has a vision to reintroduce wild species to Scotland. (Watch video about it here.)

Through the ancient art of Pilgrimage we wish to merge with the spirits of the creative people, who carved the rock in ancient times and left messages for us in the stone. Whether we have Ancestors or past lives in Scotland, we seek to understand, by walking, dancing, storytelling and singing for our collective Home with the Earth.

You are invited to join us as we activate our Dragon Eyes so as to see through the illusion of separation. To see clearly in both, the Physical World ~ with all that can be touched and felt with our hands and feet and the Mysterious Worlds of intuition and instinct ~ with all that can be sensed and felt within our heart & soul. To remember that we are Nature and as we heal Nature also heals.

This is large work, and you are invited to participate if you feel ready to contribute time, resources and openness to this journey. The spirits know we are coming and there will be much more preparation for this meaningful journey.

This trip may include occasional discomfort, sweat, faery laughter, spiritual warriorship, tenderness, feasting, grief, compassion, creativity, and wild joy. In other words, living fully, through the contributions of Celtic culture, lands and point of view, which will bring us more of what we need to know.

Stone circles, ruins, a crannog, Jacobite Train, ferries, a Scottish mountain, planned & spontaneous ritual and ceremony (including Beltane and full moon drumming), castle(s), faery mounds, streams and wells... and much more, remain possibilities within all of the above.

We have spaces for only 19 people + the 5 who form Pentacle of Support & Protection: Nancy, David C, Brenda, Lori and Jeff.


April 27: Arrive BEFORE NOON at Prestwick Airport, near Glasgow: you will be met in order to travel on the train from the airpot to GLASGOW CENTRAL. We gather for boarding to Fort William: if anyone is NOT taking a flight on the 27, we need to meet you at the CENTRAL train station, so let us know. We will be asking you to inform us of all flight plans.

TRAVEL by TRAIN : from Glasgow to Fort William, via Rannoch Moor. Travel to Kinlochleven at the head of the West Highland Way.

We will reside at MacDonald Hotel and Cottages, Kinlochleven, 7 miles from Glencoe: after the first night we will be the only people staying at the hotel itself.

April 28-30: Group activities including hiking, walking, visiting Glencoe, Full Moon Beltane Celebration.

May 1: Travel to Fort WILLIAM to catch train to Maillag. Cross Isle of Skye to Kyle of Lochalsh. Take train to Inverness. Travel to Alladale Wilderness Reserve by minibuses.

Lodging: Eagle's Crag for 8 people (to be decided) and the BUNKHOUSE for 16 (to be decided). Long walkers will be in the remote bunkhouse; Eagle's Crag will hold energy for the other group and take shorter walks during the stay. MEALS: cooked by leaders with some help from you!

May 2/3: Questing Days

May 4: Travel with our bus and driver to Culloden near Inverness, with other options possible, as guided by spirit.

Our day ends at Rosemount Hotel, Pitlochery, a small hotel for which we are the exclusive guests.

May 6-8: Travel to Eastern Scotland, land of the Picts. 2 day trips on our bus, as guided.

Climb the fairy mountain, Schiehallion, on day between bus trips; alternate activities for those not hiking.

May 8: Leave Pitlochry for Stirling; Stirling Castle tour option or town walks. Days end: Group circles up to say farewell and then Travel on our coach to Glasgow CENTRAL for those going on post-pilgrimage journey on train; those flying out May 9 go by coach to a hotel near the airpot for flight out the next day.

PLEASE NOTIFY us of your preference to stay or fly, for our purposes of booking airport hotel.

May 9: Fly home out of Glasgow


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Tour fee of $1850 CAD per person includes all ground travel within Scotland, entrance fees and tour facilitation, booking accommodations (based on sharing a room with others; when there is a private bedroom available for people who want to sleep together in a double bed, we will make it available, but cannot guarantee a private room).

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Fee does not include airfare which must be arranged and paid for by travellers.

Accommodations and meals will be paid by travellers individually at the venues as we travel. Travellers will likely need $1700-1850 CAD for expenses, such as accommodation, lunches and dinners, tips, any alcoholic beverages, and a guided tour in a jeep at Alladale if you want one. Importantly you will need 350 GBP in cash, if possible, for the Alladale accomodations and meals.

Breakfast is included at Kinlochleven and Pitlochry, and costs are about 75 GBP ($110) per night per person at each place; lunches run from 7-10 GBP ($10-15) and evening meals are about 15-25 GBP ($20-30).

BAGGAGE: guidelines for LIMITING your luggage will be provided; only day type packs will go to the bunkhouse at Alladale where everyone's large luggage will go into Eagle Crag.

Our team has previous pilgrimage experience together and recently led a Celtic Shamanism workshop in Nova Scotia. Each person is a seasoned spiritual practitioner on the pentacle point, who will be part of of an energy shield of Dragon essence that we are creating for this trip.

Non-refundable Deposit ASAP: $450
Second Payment: by Dec 15: $550
Final Payment: by Feb 15: $850

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As seats are limited this offer is extended on a first-come-first-served basis until the19 seats are filled. We will give notice when that point is reached. Also please note that all TJ pilgrimages have a very strong subtext of community building. If you wonder what the better world could be, a pilgrimage with TJ offers a delicious taste! Anyone not interested in participating at that level would be best advised to not apply.

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For more information, contact Nancy Sherwood.