Awakening the Heart Flame: A pilgrimage to Ancient England
October 22 – November 3, 2019
Traveller’s Joy presents “Awakening the Heart Flame” – a pilgrimage to Magical England – from October 22nd until Nov 3rd/2019. A 13-day journey of awakening, rekindling and remembering the creative fires within.
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You are invited to join Shamanic Practitioners: “Lorriiii Dragon Dream” Folkins & Meg Moonbeam as well as founder and creator of Traveller’s Joy, Contemporary Grandmother Shaman Nancy Dancing Light Sherwood and fellow Shamanic Practitioners; Brenda Marita Mason ~ “Spirit Whispers” ,and Jeff Smyth on this powerful and healing journey of the Heart.
Our intention is to move into right relationship with the mystical hidden realms of spirit and the web of life. To remember that we belong to the Earth and that as we heal ourselves we also heal the Earth. To call ourselves back into wholeness and to welcome home all that we’ve exiled so we can step more fully into our power and bless the world with our magic/medicine.
During this time of Samhain, when the veils between the worlds are at their thinnest, we hope to connect with the Ancestors and Spirits of the Sacred Sites, asking for creative suggestions on how we might release all that keeps us from our greatest possibility. To connect deeply with the land of ancient Folklore, Myth and Legend. Of Merlin and Morgana, the Holy Grail (the Cauldron of Plenty), King Arthur & Guinevere, Faeries and Pixies, Dragons and Giants, Knackers, Knights and Elves, so as to awaken our inner sense of wonder and magic. By walking, dancing, storytelling, drumming and singing we seek to better understand our roles for healing our collective Home, Mother Earth.
You are invited to join us as we activate our Dragon Eyes to see beyond our preconceptions and expectations. 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 strengthen our vision so as to make our dreams real in the world.
This trip may include occasional discomfort, sweat, faery laughter, spiritual warrior-ship, 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.
Serpent Temples and Stone circles, Historical Town walks and Garden Stoles, a Shakespeare Play, the Mysterious Isle of Avalon, Ancient Cairns & Sacred Wells, A White Horse & Dragon Hill, Giants’ table & Faery Mounds, Magical Caves & Faery Forests, Waterfalls & Ancient Ruins, Birthplace and Burial of Kings, Druid Trees & Ancient Underground Labyrinths, Planned & Spontaneous Ritual and Ceremony (Including Samhain and New Moon Drumming), Merry Maidens and a Castle(s) x Three, Faery Guardians, and Mounds, Streams and Beautiful Ocean Landscapes…and much more, remain possibilities within all of the above.
Oct 22: Arrive BEFORE NOON at London Heathrow Airport.
- Drive to Stratford-Upon-Avon (stopping to pick up groceries on our way) to our home for 4 nights the beautiful Stratford Holiday Let a 15 min walk or 5 min drive to historic town of Stratford-Upon-Avon.
- Opening Circle
Oct 23: Get acquainted with the area of Stratford-Upon-Avon.
- After lunch we visit Shakespeare’s Schoolroom & Guildhall.
- Walk to Shakespeare’s Birthplace and grave.
- Dinner together in town
- Circle up
Oct 24: Kenilworth Castle & Elizabethan Gardens
- Lunch at Castle cafe.
- Afternoon Quiet Time
- 5:30 pm Dinner together in town.
- 7:30pm “King John” play at Royal Shakespeare Theatre Company.
Oct 25: Early Morning Breakfast
- Avebury Stone Circle site (The Serpent Temple), Faery Tree & village Shops.
- Lunch Red Lion Pub
- Uffington Castle – White Horse and Dragon Hill (40min drive East of Avebury)
- Dinner Together
- Last night in Stratford.
Oct 26: Breakfast and farewell to Stratford Holiday Let
- The Rollright Stones
- Okehampton Castle
- Arrive at our home for the next 4 nights the beautiful Mesmear Cottages at Polzeath Beach Cornwall
- Catered Dinner at Mesmear Cottages
- Circle up
Oct 27: Breakfast @ Mesmear
- Tintagel Castle & Merlin’s Cave
- Lunch in Tintagel
- St. Nectan’s Glen/Rocky Valley
- Catered Dinner at Mesmear
Oct 28: Retreat Day
- Nighttime New Moon Drumming
Oct 29: Early Morning Breakfast @ Mesmear
- Southern Cornwall; Men-an-tol, Lanyon Quiot, Ballowal Borrow, Merry Maiden’s Stone Circle & Madron Holy Well all remain possibility ~ allowing for in-the-moment guidance.
- Dinner in Penzance
Oct 30: Early Breakfast and pack up our vehicles and farewell to Mesmear.
- Wistman’s Woods
- Left over picnic lunch
- Drive to Swallet Farm, Bristol, http://www.swallet.co.uk/ (stopping to pick up groceries on our way)
- Dinner in town
Oct 31: **Samhain*** Breakfast at Swallet Farm
- Time to explore Glastonbury
- The White Spring
- Dinner Together
- Circle up for Samhain Ceremony
Nov 1: ***All Saints Day*** Breakfast at Swallet Farm
- Glastonbury Tor, Chalice Well
- Lunch in Glastonbury
- The Glastonbury Abbey
- Dinner together
Nov 2: Breakfast at Swallet Farm
- Stanton Drew
- Lunch out
- Afternoon Quiet time
- Close the Circle and prepare to leave Swallet Farm tomorrow AM
Nov 3: Early morning Breakfast at Swallet Farm
- Drive to Heathrow
- Goodbyes and See you Soons.
Fee – Early Bird Prior to Midnight June 1st, 2019: $1950 CAN per person
Fee – After midnight June 1st, 2019: after June 1st: $2050 CAN per person
Non-refundable Deposit if made prior to midnight on June 1st/2019: $550
Non-refundable Deposit if made after midnight on June 1st/2019: $650
Second Payment: by June 1st: $550
Final Payment: by Sept 15th: $850
NOTE: As seats are limited this offer is extended on a first-come-first-served basis until the 18 seats are filled. We will give notice when that point is reached.
Price includes all ground-travel within England (including to and from Heathrow prior to 12:30 pm on Oct 22 and flights leaving late morning to evening on Nov 3/19), entrance fees and Tour & Circle facilitation, Ceremony, Contemporary Shamanic teachings, booking of shared accommodations at a discounted price (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 try to make it happen, but cannot guarantee a private room). Please contact us for pricing of accommodations.
Fee does not include airfare which must be arranged and paid for by participants. All Flights must arrive before 12:30 pm in Heathrow on Oct 22nd.
Fee does not include Accommodations or Meals. Accommodations/meals will be paid by participants individually at the venues and/or prearranged catered Vegetarian meals as we travel. Accommodations to be paid in CAD. Participants will likely need an additional $1850 – $1950 CAN for expenses, such as accommodation, lunches and dinners depending on food tastes etc.
Self catered light vegetarian breakfast is included with accommodations. All other meals will be paid by travellers.
- Catered vegetarian dinner at Mesmear is £20 GBP/meal/person Oct 26th, 27th & 28th,
- Catered vegetarian lunch at Mesmear on Oct 28th is £15 GBP/person
- Lunches out run from £10-£18 GBP ($17-$30)
- Evening meals are about £15-£25 GBP ($26-42).
BAGGAGE: One small carry-on and one average suitcase
Our team of 5 leaders have previous pilgrimage experience together. Nancy Dancing Light Sherwood is the founder/owner of Travellers Joy with over 20 years experience leading Sacred Pilgrimage. Each leader is a seasoned shamanic/spiritual practitioner, and will be part of an energy shield of Dragon essence that we are creating for this trip.
Also please note that all TJ pilgrimages have a very strong subtext of community building. If you wonder what a better world could be, a pilgrimage with TJ offers a delicious taste!