A spiritual travel adventure through the mists of time in the wild Scottish Isles
26 May – 4 June 2020
Connect with the magic that lives within you on a tour of sacred sites in Scotland. Your journey begins with a Druid ceremony in the beautiful woodland setting of the prehistoric Clava Cairns and standing stones near Inverness.
After lunch we walk in silence through the Rosemarkie Fairy Glen to a pool and waterfall. In times gone by, locals say that children of the village decorated the pool with flowers as a way of thanking the fairies for keeping the water supply clean.
In the video below, you’ll hear one of our spiritual pilgrims describing her experience:
The further up the path I walked, the more it spoke to me. There were no other human voices, so by the time I arrived at the fairy pool with its water sprites leaping over the boulders, I was hooked, I was there!
So, after just one day in this timeless land, the energy of the enchanted landscapes and sacred sites of Scotland will be working their magic on you.
Places you visit on our tour of sacred sites in Scotland
Our tour of sacred sites in Scotland starts in Inverness and ends in Glasgow. Highlights of your journey include:
- Inverness and surrounding area – prehistoric Clava Cairns and standing stones, Rosemarkie Fairy Glen, Loch Ness
- Orkney – Skara Brae, Maes Howe, Stones of Stennes, Ring of Brodgar
- Loch Lomond National Park, where we honour the wizard Merlin – the Wild Man of the Woods. According to legend, Merlin lived here in the ancient Caledonian forest where he developed the gifts of prophecy and shape shifting.
- Iona – Abbey, Nunnery, St Columba’s Chapel
- Standing stones at Kilmartin
- Tarot readings in sacred sites, which reveal insights into your own spiritual journey…readings whose messages will continue to unfold for years to come.
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Your tour hosts
Jamie George, Director of Gothic Image Tours, has been taking spiritual pilgrims on tours for over 30 years. “It’s been an honour to journey with so many interesting and inspiring people, helping them tune in to the history, mystery and magic of ancient sacred places, where every site has a story to tell. I imagine myself coming there for the first time, and if you put yourself in that position, all kinds of things can open up. For me, it’s a dance between memory and revelation. Some of the most memorable times are those when we’re just having fun. You find yourself laughing and joking because you’re opening up, you’re becoming much more at one with yourself and the land. I’ve had the pleasure of organising this journey many times over the years and look forward to warmly welcoming you to this magical land.”
Linda Marson, professional Tarot reader, teacher, video producer and founder of Global Spiritual Studies, has been in a working partnership with Gothic Image Tours since 2013. “The Tarot cards tell a story about the universal human journey…from the big challenges in life to the mundane,” she says. “Travel is a way of life for me and those 78 cards are my favourite travel companions. Consulting the Tarot as you travel can yield amazing insights into stuff that’s going on in your life. Think of those cards as a GPS, one that puts you in the driver’s seat and alerts you to road blocks and shortcuts to where you want to be in your life.” During tours, Linda facilitates a process for using Tarot to explore the messages sacred sites and landscapes have for each person.
Your tour guests
Helen and Mark Woodsford-Dean
Helen and Mark live on Mainland Orkney, where, through their company Spiritual Orkney, they offer a range of sacred and spiritual services to visitors, guests, seekers and pilgrims, as well as to local communities. “We are the Scottish Pagan Federation (SPF) Local Organisers for Orkney and are active members of an interfaith dialogue group here,” says Helen. “We facilitate open rituals for the eight major Pagan festivals at The Ring of Brodgar, all of which are open to anyone with a warm heart and open mind.” Helen is an experienced archaeologist and teacher, as well as a published author. Mark’s background is a combination of Druidry and shamanism. He is also a qualified arborist, health care professional and archaeologist. Helen and Mark are our local guides on Orkney.
Kate and Corwen
Kate Fletcher and Corwen ap Broch describe themselves as musicians and instrument makers who ‘explore the sound world of our Ancestors’. They perform folk music and drama, recreate Ancient music and instruments, make crafts, run workshops for schools and demonstrate at museums and other events. At Woodwick House, our home on Orkney, they will perform for us at a musical soirée. They will play Viking, Saxon and Medieval music on authentic instruments. For more information about these talented musicians and craftspeople, click here to to visit their website where you’ll find videos and recordings of their music.
In this video, spiritual pilgrims talk about their experiences at some of the magical places we visit.
Early bird: £2,350 per person twin share.
To qualify for this price, you must book and pay your deposit by 30 November 2019.
Full price: £2,450 per person, twin share (from 1 December 2019)
Single supplement: £350 per person. Single rooms are few and on a first come first served basis.
Deposit: £500, payable upon booking
Final payment is due by 26 March 2020
Special offer for Scotland and Ireland: £4,645 per person, twin share for two tours – Sacred Scotland and Enchanted Ireland. This special offer of £150 off the early bird price of each tour is valid until 30 November 2019, and only for a twin share booking. If you are not registering with a friend or partner, we can help you find a kindred spirit room mate.
If you book a single room for both tours, you pay the early bird rate for both tours but the single supplement is reduced to £300 per tour. Discounts are applied on the invoice for your final payment.
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