Virtual Pilgrimages and Retreats in the Tradition of the Mystics
Imagine immersing yourself in three or four days of ritual, storytelling, poetry, photography, labyrinth practice and art-making as you virtually follow in the footsteps of the great mystics through some of the most stunningly beautiful sites on earth.
Each day will begin with a heart- opening ritual of chant, meditation and candle lighting before Kayleen Asbo, and guest teachers gathered from around the world will guide you through the inspiring stories of Mary Magdalene, St Francis, Dante and Celtic sages as well as composers like Felix Mendelssohn and Hildegard of Bingen and contemporary artists and architects like Andy Goldsworthy and Antoni Gaudi.
You will learn practices that can ignite your own creativity from such internationally renowned teachers as poet Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer, singer Catherine Braslavksy, artist Sue Ellen Parkinson and Intentional Creativity leader Katherine Witteman.
Intimate small groups will connect you to fellow pilgrims throughout the world where you can discuss what is stirring inside of you and share your own creations in a community of encouragement, warmth and support.
Each journey will be available to participate in live or to stream for viewing later for the general rate of $150 per pilgrimage. We do have a number of scholarships available for those who are in need of financial assistance.
Journey One: From Jerusalem and Alexandria to Provence 11:00 am-1:00 pm PST, with optional discussion to follow The Gospel of Mary, Mary Magdalene andThe Path of the Rose, La Baume, the Valentinian Tradition of Seeking Our Full Flowering Song and Silence as a Pathway of Revelation and Awakening with David Cadman, Veronique Flayol, Catherine Braslavksy and Sue Ellen Parkinson
Journey Two: Ireland and Wales and The Thread of Original Blessing Original Blessing, Not Original Sin; Pelagius and Celtic Christianity Hermits and Pilgrims; Nature, Beauty and Friendship as Divine Revelation with Justin Coutts, Polly Paton-Brown and Sue Ellen Parkinson
Journey Three: Mystical Scotland The Sacred Standing Stones of Callinish Island with Judith Tripp St. Columba and The Book of Kells, Artmaking and Illuminated Manuscripts as Spiritual Practice; Felix Mendelssohn's Musical Voyage Through the Hebrides Lectio Divina and Poetry of the Carmina Gaedelica and George McLeod With Guest Teachers artist Sue Ellen Parkinson and poet Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer
Holy Week Retreat With Mary Magdalene Art, music and rituals for Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday History and Rituals of Anointing and Healing with Veronique Flayol Chanting with Cathrine Braslavksy The History of the Art and Music of Lamentation with Kayleen Asbo
Journey Four: Mystical England Glastonbury AbbeyThe Legends of the Grail; Glastonbury Tor; Chalice Well, Stonehenge and Avebury with Ruth Cunningham, Ingrid Hoffman, Robin O'Brien, Judith Tripp, Katherine Wittemann and Sue Ellen Parkinson
Mini-Pilgrimage: Saint Sarah and the Gypsy Pilgrimage with Catherine Braslavksy and Veronique Flayol
Journey Five: Mystical Spain The Black Madonna or Montserrat, the Llibre Vermell and the mystical architecture of Antoni Gaudi's Sagrada Familia with Catherine Braslavksy and Sue Ellen Parkinson
Future Virtual Pilgrimages:
The Sacred Ordinary in Amsterdam: The Dutch Masters, Van Gogh,Anne Frank and Etty Hillesum In the Footsteps of Saint Francis in Mystical Italy: Assisi, Gubbio, Cortona, La Verna In the Footsteps of Dante Aligheiri: Florence, Rome and Ravenna