England

Return to Avalon with Karen Rae Wilson

Re-igniting the Sacred Flame of Camelot May 16 - 25, 2008

Join us for a ceremonial gathering and sacred invocation for Planetary Peace and the restoration of the Sacred Heart of the Feminine on the Wesak Full Moon, Glastonbury.

This is a sacred journey for visionary leaders, healers & spiritual peacemakers from around the globe. On this journey you will experience not only the sacred beauty of Glastonbury – legendary heart centre of the world – but you will have the opportunity to open to “Earth Listening” and the Magic of the Stones. Enjoy a private entrance at Stonehenge on the Wesak Full Moon, where Karen Rae will lead a Wesak Full Moon Ceremony and Grail Initiation to activate a vision of peace and harmony on Earth. We will also visit Avebury, Bath, London, and more. READ MORE

Tour Leader Karen Rae Wilson

Karen Rae is a Celtic mystic, sound healer, and wisdom keeper. A devoted practitioner of meditation for over 20 years, she is a student of the Divine Mother, Siddha Yoga, and the path of Shambhala.

MORE

This Journey was the most sublime, magically powerful experience of personal Healing and Universal prayers for peace; which of course vibrate magnificently during these potent times of critical shift for our planet. Jane Fryer, Washington D.C.

TESTIMONIALS

Tour Description

A ceremonial gathering and sacred invocation for Planetary Peace and the restoration of the Sacred Heart of the Feminine on the Wesak Full Moon, Glastonbury. In honour of the sacred lineage of Mary Magdalene, the Holy Grail and the Rose: Return to Avalon, Opening the Chalice, Re-igniting the Sacred Flame of Camelot Initiation, Ceremony, Purpose, Ritual, Remembering, Divine Blueprint, Nobility, Compassion, Truth, Blessing, Grace, Commitment, Communion, Pure Intention, Sacred Sound and Light.

silbury hill in england
Silbury Hill, England

For centuries the Sacred Feminine has been associated with both the Chalice and the Rose. The Grail is the ancient symbol of the lost Goddess. The role of the feminine in its most elevated presence has always been to inspire the highest ideals of society. 

The prophecies of the Great Medicine Traditions of every indigenous culture call forth the honoring of the feminine as an absolute necessity if we are to save the world from destruction. In Pre-Christian times the Druidic and Celtic women reigned in equal leadership with the men of their times. They were revered and acknowledged as the spiritual visionaries for their community. To honor the feminine is to honor the Earth. In truth they are inseparable.

sacred site of stonehenge
Stonehenge, England

This trip will be an Initiatory Journey. Avalon was the heart of Camelot and when Camelot fell, the nobility of the masculine protecting and upholding the ideals of the Sacred Feminine went asunder. Through honoring and celebrating the Earth you will enhance your understanding of your life purpose. On this journey you will experience not only the sacred beauty of Glastonbury –legendary heart center of the world -but you will have the opportunity to open to “Earth Listening” and the Magic of the Stones.

Ancient and indigenous people said that the “Stone People” were the Record Keepers, storing knowledge and information that would provide a key to the destiny of mankind. They knew that gathering and doing ceremony at the stone circles unlocked the innate power of the universe.

ceremonial sword in england
Sacred sword, England

Our journey will take place during the Wesak Full Moon - the most powerful Full Moon of the year when the sun is in Taurus - an extremely auspicious time for a group of people to come together on behalf of humanity. It is said that we can invoke the highest energies of the Master Teachers of the universe on this day. During Wesak the Christ energies and the Buddha energies come together with the power of Shambhala to pour forth blessings upon the world.

During our private entrance at Stonehenge on the Wesak Full Moon, Karen Rae will lead a Wesak Full Moon Ceremony and Grail Initiation to activate a vision of peace and harmony on Earth. At the stone circles we will enter a gateway to what the aboriginals call the “dreamtime” or the “first time” where heart knowing, intuition and access to the unseen worlds are more available. The moon will be in Scorpio. This represents a time when the direct voice of the ancestors can be heard.

With our precious Earth in such turmoil this journey is an invitation to those who feel personally called to take part in this Sacred Gathering. May this trip be a spiritual doorway for all who take part. May we seek to make a difference in these times of great change as we collectively give birth to the New World ~ Karen Rae

Read “The Emerging Power and Grace of the Feminine for Healing a Planet in Crisis” by Karen Rae Wilson, international leadership consultant & visionary performing artist. 

Depart your home city on your international flight to London. In flight overnight.

knight's sword in England

Morning arrival in London. Proceed through Immigration, Baggage Claim & Customs, where we all gather and meet with Karen Rae and our driver. We then board our coach for a lovely drive through the English countryside to historic Salisbury to visit the breathtaking 1000 year old Salisbury Cathedral. We then journey on to historical Glastonbury, notable for its myths and legends concerning Joseph of Arimathea, the Holy Grail and the tales of King Arthur. Situated on a powerful leyline, Glastonbury is considered one of the most powerful energetic places in the world. The town is also considered the birthplace of Christianity in Roman Britain with the first Christian Church being built here at Joseph's request.  In Arthurian myths, Glastonbury is thought to be the fabled Avalon.  Today the town is known as a centre for pilgrims and spiritual seekers looking to connect with the sacred energies of mysticism, religion, and historical lore.
 
Upon our arrival we check into our lovely hotel in nearby Wells- The Swan- about a 10 minute drive from the small town of Glastonbury, a former retreat for monks, nuns and pilgrims at The Abbey. Time for a short rest, and then we meet for an Introductory Meeting with our Tour Leader, Karen Rae Wilson.

During our journey we will be invoking, consecrating and activating the vision – through songs, stories, ceremony and ritual we will be seeking to restore the balance of the masculine and the feminine heart. Re-igniting the twin flames of our essence and Re-membering why we came.

Karen Rae will begin to share more about the power of the sacred sites that we will be visiting on our journey and how we can use their power to activate our visions and dreams. During our “Welcome to England” dinner at the hotel you will have an opportunity to share your intentions with Karen Rae and get to know the special people who have gathered for this journey.
(Overnight: The Swan Hotel, Wells, 6 nights)

Salisbury Cathedral in England

After breakfast we depart to the mystical Glastonbury Tor, located in the beautiful Summerland Meadows.  The word "Tor", is of Celtic origin, meaning conical hill which describes the attributes of the Tor itself.  Some believe the formation of the Tor to be the remains of an anceint labyrinth.  In Celtic mythology, the Tor is home to the Gwyn ap Nudd, the King of the Fairies and the lord of the underworld.  Legend suggests that the hill is hollow with the top of the Tor leading to a magical underworld. 

Here, on hallowed ground, Karen Rae will lead us in setting our intentions for the journey and an initiation into the Lineage of the Rose – a celebration of the sovereign power of the feminine and the courage and nobility of the sacred masculine.

Beside the Tor we find the Chalice Hill with its sacred Chalice Well.  The well is the symbol of the feminine, the mother, and is a site for quiet contemplation and meditation.  Travellers from all over have visited the well to receive healing from its magnetic and powerful waters. Here we will drink the healing waters from the Chalice Well and make prayers in the sacred garden.

Afternoon free for lunch on your own and individual exploration in Glastonbury. Return to the hotel later in the afternoon. Dinner on your own.

Glastonbury Tor in England

After breakfast we depart for The Abbey, considered the "oldest above-ground Christian church in the world", built by Joseph of Arimathea. The original church has been described by historians as “the holiest place in all of England” and is reputed to be the  earlier hiding place of the Holy Grail. It is also thought to be the burial site of  King Arthur and Guinivere. 
 
Free time to explore more of Glastonbury on your own, shop, rest, reflect and prepare for the Full Moon ceremony that evening. Lunch on your own. Return to the hotel in the afternoon. Group dinner at the hotel.

This evening we have a Private Entrance at the sacred ancient stone circle of Stonehenge where Karen Rae will lead us in a Wesak Full Moon Ceremony to activate a vision of peace and harmony on Earth. Here you will partake in a special Red Wine Initiation Ceremony of the Grail as we invoke blessings for our beloved Mother Earth and all of Humanity. This is an extraordinary opportunity to take part in ceremony dedicated to the restoration of the divine feminine as a profound healing presence for the Earth. The remainder of the ceremony will assist you to activate a personal vision for your life and connect with the ancient spirits of this magical place.

Sacred site of Stonehenge in England

After an early breakfast we journey through the  beautiful  and scenic countryside to explore the ancient stone circles and sacred Goddess sites.  At each site you will feel her powerful energies and tap into Her guidance and wisdom.

We hope to reach Avebury near dawn for a Sunrise Ceremonial Walk, down through The Avenue to the main stone circle. We will chant and “sing the stones” as we take in the power and beauty of the Earth and connect with the powerful ancient energies here. Karen Rae will lead us in a special Grail Initiation as we greet the beauty of the rising sun. We will visit The Sanctuary, a remnant from the past in honour of  the Goddess and her earth-based traditions.

We then journey on to Silbury Hill, one of the tallest man-made land formations in Europe.  The exact purpose of the hill is unknown.  Some theories state it is actually an ancient sundial or solar observatory to determine the seasons, others state is the burial site of King Sil, while other still say it was created in homage to the Winter Goddess or the Mother Goddess as symbol of the harvest or fertility.  We wrap up our day with a visit to West Kennett Longbarrow,  a neolithic tomb, and one of the largest and best preserved monuments of its kind in Britain. Lunch on your own.

Afterwards we drive through the countryside where we may see crop circle formations from this season. Return to our hotel for a Group Dinner.

Silbury Hill in England

Today you will discover the power of ancient trees – groves of ash and oak that the Druids loved, amidst the paradise and beauty of Stourhead Gardens. Here we will visit it’s jewel-like lake edged by the Grotto of Neptune as well as the Temple of Apollo and the Temple of Flora.

We will visit the earth mounds of Cadbury Castle – legendary site of King Arthur’s castle and home of Camelot – where we will be led in a Sacred Invocation Ceremony to Re-ignite the Flame of Camelot.

Lunch and dinner are on your own. Later return to our hotel.

English Gardens in England

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast at the hotel. We will leave late morning for a full day visit to Bath. We will experience the magic and mystery of the healing waters of the Roman Baths, where the traditions of the  Celtic Goddess, Sullis and the Roman Goddess, Minerva can be felt in the reflection of these ancient  pools.

We will enjoy a two course group lunch and then stay on in Bath into the early evening for shopping and individual exploration. Dinner on your own. Return to our hotel in the evening.

Bath in England

Check out of the hotel after breakfast and depart via private motor coach to London. Arrive later morning and check into our hotel in London. Lunch on your own. 

Visit Temple Church, one of the oldest of the Knights Templar, renowned protector’s of the Rose - and one of the few round churches still left standing. Later return to the hotel. Dinner on your own.
(Overnight: Thistle Bloomsbury Park, London, 2 nights)

(Photo: John Salmon, Wikimedia Commons)

 

Temple Church in England

Morning sightseeing tour of London with a Blue Badge Guide, including the Houses of Parliament & Big Ben, Westminster Abbey (including admission), Whitehall, Trafalgar Square, Buckingham Palace & the Changing of the Guard. Return to the hotel.

Lunch on your own. The afternoon is at leisure for individual exploration, shopping, or perhaps visiting the British Museum if you like. 

This evening we conclude our journey with an exceptional Farewell to England Dinner Cruise on the Thames River to culminate the magic and mystery of an extraordinary journey at an extraordinary time.

Our cruise will combine luxury dining, world-class entertainment, 5-star customer care and undeniably the most breathtaking views of London. Return to the hotel.   

Westminster Abbey in England

Transfer to the airport for your return flight to your home city.

(Photo: Derek Voller, Wikimedia Commons) 

English Countryside in England

Return to Avalon with Karen Rae Wilson

May 16 - 25, 2008

Tour Includes

  • Six nights hotel accommodation at The Swan Hotel in Wells (near Glastonbury)
  • Two nights hotel accommodation at Thistle Euston Hotel in London
  • Breakfast daily
  • Three dinners
  • Lunch in Bath
  • Evening classic dinner cruise on Thames
  • All tour related transportation by private coach from arrival on Day One to departure on Day Ten
  • Admission to all sites visited on tour – Salisbury Cathedral, Glastonbury Abbey, Stourhead Gardens (house, gardens & King Alfred’s Tower), Chalice Well, Roman Baths in Bath, Temple Church in London, Westminster Abbey
  • Private entrance at Stonehenge
  • Blue Badge Guide for London sightseeing (Day Nine)

 

Added Features:

  • Travel with Wisdom Keeper, Karen Rae Wilson (see Karen Rae’s bio here)
  • Meditations & ceremonies at the sacred sites, led by Karen Rae Wilson
  • Private group entrance at Stonehenge on May 20th, 2008 – for the Wesak Full Moon!
  • Visits to Salisbury, Avebury – The Sanctuary, Silbury Hill & West Kennett, Glastonbury Abbey, Stourhead Gardens & Cadbury Castle, Glastonbury Tor & Chalice Well
  • Full day visit to Bath, including two course lunch and visit to Roman Baths
  • Visit to Temple Church in London
  • Welcome Dinner
  • Farewell dinner cruise on Thames

Tour Does Not Include:

  • International airfare to London (ask us for a quote from your home city)
  • Cancellation & Medical insurance (ask us for a quote – Canadians only)
  • Meals not included, as indicated in the itinerary
  • Cost to obtain valid passport
  • Any items of a personal nature such as laundry, drinks and telephone calls
  • Tips & Gratuities for waiters, porters, guides, drivers etc.
  • Any item that is not specifically detailed on our website or in the final itinerary

Tour Price:

    • Double Room: USD $3,149 per person
    • Single Supplement: USD $610
Book this Journey
or call us on
1-877-874-7922 to help you make your reservation

Sign up to our Newsletter

Thank you. Please try again. Please ensure all fields are complete. Processing...