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The Avalon Rose Chapel® Mary & Michael Pilgrimage 2023
Allow me to guide you on a powerfully transpersonal pilgrimage to the Holy Isle of Avalon, Glastonbury and the Summerlands, diving deeply into the mythos and energies of these sacred lands and The Avalon Rose Lineage, with my close friends and expert guest facilitators Nalini Blossom, Laura Daligan, Sophie Pullinger, Lydia Lyte and Oliver William Huntley.
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The Avalon Rose Chapel® Mary & Michael Pilgrimage
Glastonbury-Avalon & The Summerlands 10-16 June 2023
The annual Avalon Rose Chapel® Mary & Michael Pilgrimage to Glastonbury-Avalon and the Summerlands takes place from Saturday 10 June to Friday 16 June 2023, with a special invitation to join The Avalon Rose Chapel® Community Day & Ceremony on Saturday 17 June.
During these 7 days, I will be guiding you on pilgrimage, joined by my close friends and expert guest facilitators, to all the Rose and Celtic-Druidic sacred sites in Glastonbury-Avalon and the Summerlands, including day visits to:
- Burrow Mump & The Avalon Rose Chapel® with Nalini Blossom
- Bride’s Mound, Wells Cathedral & The Bishop’s Palace
- The Roman Baths & Thermae Spa in Bath
- Avebury Henge & Stone Circles with Laura ‘Red Witch’ Daligan
- Chalice Well, Glastonbury with Sophie Pullinger & Lydia Lyte
- St Nectan’s Glen, Cornwall with Oliver William Huntley
- Wearyall Hill & Glastonbury Abbey with Oliver William Huntley
The pilgrimage is the perfect accompaniment to The Avalon Rose Chapel® Priestess Training, which runs online from August – May each year, as we visit all the same Rose and Celtic Sacred Sites that we journey with on the training.
Below you will find all the information with a link to an online application form where you can apply for The Avalon Rose Chapel® Mary & Michael Pilgrimage, as well as for The Avalon Rose Chapel® Priestess and Practitioner Trainings.
The Mary & Michael Dragon Lines
The Mary & Michael Dragon Lines weave their way through the lands of Brigit’s Isles like two serpents, forging a sacred pathway from Norfolk to Cornwall, uniting together at certain spiritual vortexes in their Sacred Marriage of Divine Feminine and Masculine energies.
I have lived on the Mary & Michael Dragon lines my whole life, firstly in Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire, and then in Glastonbury-Avalon and the Summerlands since 2009, where I live in The Avalon Rose Chapel®, situated on one of the ancient islands in the Great Lake of Avalon, with the Michael line running straight through the Chapel.
I became aware of the Mary & Michael alignment when I was training to be a Priestess of Avalon with the Glastonbury Goddess Temple in 2001, and read The Old Straight Track by Alfred Watkins (1925) as well as The Sun And The Serpent and The Dance of the Dragon by Paul Broadhurst and Hamish Miller, who track the alignment.
I’ve spent the last two decades making personal pilgrimages to all the sacred sites that these dragon lines traverse, deep into the valleys of sacred spring waters where churches to Mary are sited upon sanctuaries to the ancient Fish & Mermaid Goddess, and high up onto the sacred mounds and hill tops where churches to Michael were founded upon Beacon Hills originally dedicated to the Sun God.
The Avalon Rose Chapel® is situated on the Isle of the Dog in the Glastonbury Zodiac, beneath the Dog Star Sirius, and close to Burrow Mump where the Mary and Michael dragon lines meet in their Sacred Marriage.
“The St. Michael Line of traditional dragons sites in south-west England (…) is remarkable for its length and accuracy. It appears to be set between two prominent Somerset hills, both dedicated to St. Michael with ruined churches on their summit. These two hills are Glastonbury Tor and ‘The Mump’ at Burrowbridge some ten miles to the south-west. Both these hills appear to have been artificially shaped so that their axis align with each other, and their orientation, 27 degrees north of east, can be read off a large Ordnance Survey sheet.” John Michell, The View Over Atlantis
It is here that we will start our sacred 7-day Pilgrimage as I guide you on a powerfully transformative, transpersonal journey with the mythos, deities and energies of The Avalon Rose Lineage, grounded and rooted in these sacred lands of my birth.
I have designed the Pilgrimage as a deeply transpersonal journey into the mythos of The Avalon Rose Lineage, grounded in the sacred lands of Glastonbury-Avalon and the Summerlands, and co-facilitated by some of my closest friends and expert guest facilitators – Nalini Blossom, Laura ‘Red Witch’ Daligan, Sophie Pullinger, Lydia Lyte and Oliver William Huntley.
This is a completely unique pilgrimage founded in my 30 years of lived, embodied experience of these lands, since I first came to the Summerlands aged 19, spending my holidays in the next door village to where I now live, after which I began coming regularly to Glastonbury-Avalon from 2000 to train as a Priestess of Avalon and work at The Glastonbury Goddess Conference, journeying up and down the Mary & Michael Dragon Lines from my homes in Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire, until I eventually moved here in 2009 and founded The Avalon Rose Chapel® in 2018.
DAY 1 ~ Saturday 10 June
Coach from Glastonbury to The Avalon Rose Chapel® for our Welcome Circle and Lunch
Pilgrimage to St Michael’s Church and Burrow Mump for our Opening Ceremony to ground into the energies of the Mary & Michael Dragon Lines, which unite there in their Sacred Marriage
Dinner at The Avalon Rose Chapel® followed by a private concert with Sacred Musician Nalini Blossom
Nalini is a close friend and Rose Priestess Sister, with whom I have co-facilitated ceremonies and performed since 2018, including singing on her track ‘Circle of Women’ produced by Craig Pruess with my daughter Sophia, embodying the energies of the Mother and Daughter in the lyrics “May all mothers know that they are loved. And may all sisters know that they are strong. And may all daughters know that they are worthy/beautiful/powerful”.
Nalini is an internationally renowned singer-songwriter, sound healer, ceremonialist and workshop facilitator. Over the last 20 years, she has pilgrimaged to sacred sites around the world, studying with indigenous wisdom keepers and song carriers. From the Amazon Jungle, to the High Andes, to the temples of Egypt, India and Central America, Nalini weaves ancestral threads into a unique tapestry of song, invocation and ceremony. Her voice has been described as ‘an ancient and powerful transmission’, transporting listeners through the veils into timeless realms; her songs are deep prayers of praise and longing.
Following a near death experience in Mexico in 2004, Nalini’s voice opened up as a conduit of healing energy. She subsequently realised her vocation as a guardian of the sacred feminine mysteries. She taught herself guitar and started to receive many songs. She went on to release her ‘Magdalene Flame’ album and co-founded the band ‘Sacred Sound Collective’. Nalini has also collaborated with various electronica producers, performing live at the Glastonbury Festival with Kaya Project, co-creating tracks with downtempo producer Mose in Guatemala and two EPs with Alunawachuma and Jairamji. She is currently working on recording projects in the UK with award winning music producers Craig Pruess (Sacred Chants of Shiva) and Gerry Diver. Her most well-known songs ‘Queen of Peace’, ‘Circle of Women’ and ‘Water Blessing Song’ are cherished in prayer circles around the world.
Nalini is currently based in Glastonbury, England (the Heart Chakra of the Planet), where she is a sound healer with ‘Avalon Alchemy of Sound’ at the Goddess Temple. It was here that she birthed her signature workshop ‘Song of the Womb‘, which she shares alongside her ceremonial concerts across the globe. She is a mentor in ‘Womb Awakening’ with the Fountain of Life Academy of Dr Azra and Seren Bertrand, with whom she apprenticed in Avalon and on Big Island, Hawaii. Nalini is especially passionate about empowering women to reclaim their authentic voice, womb wisdom and embodied connection to Mother Earth.
Nalini’s song ‘Queen of Peace’ features in The Avalon Rose Chapel® Mary & Michael Pilgrimage promo film and can be purchased via this LINK.
Below is a photo from the Ceremonial Opening of The Avalon Rose Chapel® with Nalini Blossom, Laura Daligan & Sophia Campbell-Du Boulay at Beltane 2018.
Day 2 ~ Sunday 11 June
Coach to Bride’s Mound (image below) in Glastonbury for our Avalon Gateway Ceremony where we will part the veils and energetically step onto the Isle of Avalon through the ancient pilgrims’ gateway
Coach to Wells for lunch at The Bishop’s Palace
Pilgrimage to the ancient Sacred Spring waters for a Ceremony
Visit to Wells Cathedral
Dinner at a 15th Century traditional Coaching Inn
Day 4 ~ Tuesday 13 June
Coach to Avebury Henge and Stone Circles with my close friend and co-facilitator Laura ‘Red Witch’ Daligan
Lunch in Avebury
Pilgrimage to and Ceremonies at the Sacred Sites of Avebury, where the Mary & Michael Dragon Lines unite in their Sacred Marriage, including:
- Avebury Henge and Stone Circles
- The Sanctuary
- West Kennet Avenue
- West Kennet Long Barrow
Dinner in Avebury
Laura 'Red Witch' Daligan
Laura and I have been close friends since she began reading my Tarot in 2014, and as witchy sisters of magic and mischief, have shared countless pilgrimages, adventures, walks, fire rituals and ceremonies in Glastonbury, the Summerlands and beyond.
My name is Laura and I have a passion for creativity, magic and the wild wonder of everyday life. I am an internationally renowned Mystic, Artist, Spiritual Teacher, Fire Dancer, Musician, Animal Lover and Advocate. I currently reside in Glastonbury, UK, where I am continually inspired by the deep magic of the land.
From starting out as one of the founding members of Sky’s Psychic TV, I have appeared on various TV Channels including BBC, ITV, C4 and MTV. I have been featured in a plethora of Magazines and have enjoyed writing columns for FAE Magazine, Chat, The Magical Times and Spellcraft. I have provided Tarot consultations for many corporate events and read for politicians, celebrities and big business owners.
My spiritual background is rooted in Paganism, Tarot, Wicca and Shamanic training. From a wealth of magical and personal experience, I have created a range of innovative and empowering courses which I teach both online and in-person.
I graduated from Falmouth College of Arts with a BA(Hons) Illustration, and since then my mythic and visionary art has appeared in books, magazines and exhibitions. I have become well-known for creating totem Shamanic drums, and painting larger-than-life canvases featuring Deities, Power Animals and Dragons.
As one of the original ‘YouTube Witches’, my popular and friendly channel has gained a global following and been growing for over a decade now.
I am currently studying a Masters Degree in Viking Studies, and I have recently been a consultant on a couple of exhibitions for the British Museum, including the hugely popular ‘World of Stonehenge’ Exhibition.
I love what I do, my heart ignites each thread of my work.
Photos of Laura taken by Chris Down at West Kennet Long Barrow, part of the Avebury Complex we will be visiting
Day 5 ~ Wednesday 14 June
Exclusive Use of the Meeting Room all day at Chalice Well, Glastonbury
Pilgrimage to Glastonbury Tor and the Avalon Orchard
Private Access for a Ceremony in The White Spring
Lunch at Chalice Well
Pilgrimage through Chalice Well Gardens
Evening Private Access and Ceremony at Chalice Well with sacred musicians Lydia Lyte and Sophie Pullinger
Sophie Pullinger & Lydia Lyte
Sophie has been a close friend and fellow Priestess of Avalon since 2001, with whom I’ve co-facilitated many ceremonies and performed, especially as Ceremonialists and Sacred Musician Priestesses at The Glastonbury Goddess Conference.
Sophie is a deep soul therapist and counsellor working closely with her guides who she channels in many different ways, working especially with sacred sounds and creating heart-held space for emotional self-exploration and personal transformation.
Sophie loves people and is passionate about this deep work of empowerment – she is a good ally to have in those hard to reach soul places.
Lydia Lyte is a close friend and the foremost percussionist in Glastonbury, probably one of the best in the world, with whom I have performed many times at The Glastonbury Goddess Conference and with Alessandra Belloni, the world’s leading expert in the Southern Italian rhythms, chants and dances of the Black Madonna.
Both Sophie and Lydia have accompanied me on my past retreats at Chalice Well and other venues in the Summerlands, co-creating powerful ceremonies through drumming, chanting and dancing.
Day 6 ~ Thursday 15 June
Coach to St Nectan’s Glen & Waterfall, Cornwall, with my close friend and co-facilitator Oliver William Huntley
Lunch at St Nectan’s Glen
Pilgrimage to and Ceremony in St Nectan’s Glen & Waterfall
Visit to St Clether Holy Well Chapel
Dinner at The Jamaica Inn, Cornwall’s most famous smugglers’ inn made world-famous by Daphne du Maurier’s Jamaica Inn novel
Oliver William Huntley
As close friends and fellow Gnostic Priests and Experts in the Avalon, Rose & Celtic-Druidic Lineages, Oliver and I have pilgrimaged to Sacred Sites in Glastonbury, the Summerlands and Cornwall, specifically to St Nectan’s Glen and Waterfall, where Oliver used to live as Guardian.
Oliver is a Storyteller, Author, Sacred Site Facilitator, Celtic Church, Druid Wisdom Keeper and Aramaic Teacher. He is a guide and channel for Christ and Sophia Consciousness. His focus is on bringing back ancient lost Mystery School Wisdom and Spiritual Education from the Grail Mysteries, Essenes, Early Gnostics, Celtic Christianity, Celtic-Awen and Druid Traditions.
Currently deepening his connection to the land and mysteries of Wales for his upcoming book, he is reweaving together a story long forgotten about the origins and culture of Celtic Christianity. Unlocking and connecting how its wisdom and magic spans many cycles of time including the Phoenicians, Essenes and Druids. With historical figures like Jesus and Mary Magdalene, Joseph of Arimathea, King Arthur and Merlin. Educating through storytelling how all of these figures, archetypes and spiritual knowledge offer incredible soul-based teachings for our modern era.
Oliver lives in Wales where he is creating a Nature Retreat Centre with his beloved Alize Lily, Founder of The Celtic Rose Mystery School.
Day 7 ~ Friday 16 June
Pilgrimage around the Gnostic & Celtic-Druidic Sacred Sites of Glastonbury with my close friend and co-facilitator Oliver William Huntley
Ceremony on Wearyall Hill (above image)
Lunch in Glastonbury
Visit to Glastonbury Abbey
Closing Ceremony in Glastonbury Abbey
Closing Dinner in Glastonbury
Optional ~ Saturday 15 June
Join The Avalon Rose Chapel® Community Day & Ceremony
You are warmly invited to join us for The Avalon Rose Chapel® Community Day & Priestess Dedication Ceremony, which will take place at The Avalon Rose Chapel® on Saturday 17 June 2023.
Lunch and travel to and from the Chapel is an additional cost, with taxis available to share.
What you will receive...
The Avalon Rose Chapel® Mary & Michael Pilgrimage costs £2699 and includes:
- 7 days (82 hours) of Pilgrimage Facilitation with Annabel Du Boulay, Founder of The Avalon Rose Chapel®, assisted by Priestess Darcie Kermode, including teachings, guided journeys, ceremonies and rituals to guide you on a powerfully transpersonal journey with the mythos and energies of The Avalon Rose Lineage in the Sacred Lands of Glastonbury-Avalon and the Summerlands
- All transportation costs
- Day visit to Burrow Mump and The Avalon Rose Chapel® with a private evening concert by sacred musician Nalini Blossom
- Day visit to Bride’s Mound in Glastonbury and The Bishop’s Palace and Wells Cathedral in Wells
- Day visit to The Roman Baths & Thermae Bath Spa, including a 2 hr Spa Session
- Exclusive day use of the Meeting Room at Chalice Well, with evening private access to Chalice Well Gardens and ceremony accompanied by sacred musicians Lydia Lyte and Sophie Pullinger
- Pilgrimage to Glastonbury Tor and the Avalon Orchard, and private access to The White Spring
- Day visit to Avebury Henge & Stone Circles and surrounding area with Laura ‘Red Witch’ Daligan
- Day visit to St Nectan’s Glen and St Clether Holy Well Chapel in Cornwall with Oliver William Huntley
- Day visit to Wearyall Hill, Glastonbury Abbey and the Gnostic sites of Glastonbury with Oliver William Huntley
- 6 dinners and 3 lunches
- Entry fees into The Bishop’s Palace, The Roman Baths, The Thermae Bath Spa, Chalice Well, The White Spring, St Nectan’s Glen and Glastonbury Abbey
- Invitation to join us for The Avalon Rose Chapel® Community Day and Ceremony on Saturday 17 June 2023
The Pilgrimage is non-residential so the fee does not include your accommodation or transportation costs to and from Glastonbury on your arrival and departure day.
Everything else is included except for 4 café lunches, 1 dinner and your travel costs to and from The Avalon Rose Chapel® if you wish to attend our Community Day on Saturday 17 June, when taxis will be available to share.
On acceptance of your place, you will have the option to pay the pilgrimage fee of £2699 in full or £2999 via a unique payment plan.
On payment, you will receive access to the Pilgrimage Welcome page in your private Member’s Area of my website with further details and a recommended Accommodation List.
Portrait photos of Annabel Du Boulay by Melissa Robin Photography
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Journey into the Sacred Lands and Mythos of The Avalon Rose Lineage
The Avalon Rose Chapel® Priestess Training
The Avalon Rose Chapel® Priestess Training is a 10-month online training held annually from August to May, consisting of two courses – The Path of the Gnostic Goddess & The Path of the Rose Lineage – with the optional Mary & Michael Pilgrimage to Glastonbury-Avalon and the Summerlands in June.
It is THE most comprehensive, part-academic, part-experiential training in the Avalon Rose Lineage, created and facilitated by Annabel Du Boulay, Founder of The Avalon Rose Chapel®, an Expert in the Rose, Celtic and Avalonian Lineages, Author of the witch-burnings novel The Serpent’s Tale, a Rose Priestess of Sophia-Magdalene for 30 years and a Priestess of Avalon on the Holy Isle of Avalon, Glastonbury for 22 years.
You can take the training as part of your own Path of Gnosis (self-knowledge) or dedicate as an Avalon Rose Priestess with The Avalon Rose Chapel®.
The Avalon Rose Chapel® Mary & Michael Pilgrimage is the perfect accompaniment to the Priestess Training as we visit all the same Rose and Celtic Sacred Sites that we journey with on the training, so we recommend booking onto the Pilgrimage in June 2023 before the Priestess Training starts in August 2023.
Below you will find the link to the Priestess Product Page with all the information, and you can apply for both the Pilgrimage and Priestess Training on the same application form.