Our word ‘philosophy’ comes from the Greek Word ‘philosophia’ meaning ‘a love of Wisdom’, Sophia being the Goddess of Wisdom in Ancient Greece and Gnosticism

Sophia’s divine wisdom flows down to us through the millennia from the original black Mother Goddess of Africa to Mount Sinai and thence to Sumeria in Ancient Mesopotamia.

The literature of Sumer dates back to 2500 BCE and was written down in a collection of myths, epic tales, hymns and songs, some by the world’s first named author in history – Enheduanna, High Priestess of Inanna.

There are three main myths that form the foundation of what is known as the Rose Lineage – an esoteric, shamanic tradition of which Mary Magdalene and Yeshua, as the embodiment of Sophia and Christ, were priestess and priest.

This Wisdom tradition wove its way through Ancient Egypt, Judaism, Greece and Rome to the Early Christian Gnostics and was kept alive by secret societies and in hidden codes like the Tarot after it was forced underground by the patriarchal Church.

Philosophia is the term I use for all my teachings I share on Gnosticism and the Rose Lineage. Through The Rose Lineage Series of ONLINE and IN-PERSON workshops, courses, pilgrimages, retreats, Priestess and Practitioner trainings, I teach you this sacred tradition, exploring the original myths, beliefs, rituals and deities of our Gnostic ancestors for your healing and empowerment.

  • I circled the five weekends of The Path of the Gnostic Goddess with the wise and beautiful Annabel. She wove a rich and lovely tapestry of academic teaching, outdoor ritual, inner journeying and creativity. We made collages, painted pictures, wove threads, chanted, shared and retold our stories. We giggled, laughed and cried. It was a cleansing of any old wounds still needing attention, and a re-creating of an ancient Gnostic lineage within and around us. Thank you women of the circle and especially dear Annabel.Pamela Gaunt, The Path of the Gnostic Goddess
  • The Path of the Gnostic Goddess calls to my heart and soul. It is such a privilege to be able to receive Annabel's profound wisdom, teaching and guidance which comes from a centre of pure love, held in a safe and nurturing environment. She has created such a sense of peace and serenity in a beautiful sacred space. To sit in circle with Annabel and the others, sharing our life stories and supporting one another is an absolute honour. Thank you, Annabel, with love and gratitude, for the gift of the Gnostic Centre and Chapel and its teachings. It is just what I was wishing for and these workshops are such life-changing and transformative experiences."Vena Bunker, The Path of the Gnostic Goddess
  • I have just completed the second year of Annabel's Priestess of Sophia-Magdalene training. As well as receiving informative teaching sessions, we went out together on the land in and around Avalon so we could really feel the sacredness of place. We used crafting, guided meditations and ceremony to increase our spiritual connection, deepening too our connection to each other. I cannot recommend this training, or Annabel's skilful and sensitive teaching, highly enough.Lorraine Pickles, The Path of Sophia-Magdalene
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