The Avalon Rose Chapel® Priestess Training 2024

A 10-month online training consisting of two courses – The Path of the Gnostic Goddess & The Path of the Rose Lineage. You can take the training as part of your own Path of Gnosis or dedicate as an Avalon Rose Priestess with The Avalon Rose Chapel®.

From: £275.00 inc. VAT / month for 10 months


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The Avalon Rose Chapel®

Priestess Training

The Avalon Rose Chapel® Priestess Training is a 10-month online training held annually from August to May since 2018, consisting of two courses  – The Path of the Gnostic Goddess & The Path of the Rose Lineage – with an optional Mary & Michael Pilgrimage to Glastonbury-Avalon and the Summerlands (8-14 June 2024).

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 over 30 years, and a Priestess of Avalon on the Holy Isle of Avalon for 23 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® – an IPHM accredited Training Provider.

The Avalon Rose Lineage

The Avalon Rose Chapel® Priestess Training consists of two courses  – The Path of the Gnostic Goddess & The Path of the Rose Lineage.

Each 5-part course is inspired by the 5-pointed Star, which the planet Venus creates 5 times inside the Celestial Rose she traces in the heavens during her 8 year cycle, as seen in the logo of The Avalon Rose Chapel®.

This 5-pointed Star is also found in the centre of the Apple, the Fruit of Wisdom and Love in the Avalon Rose Lineage, the energies of which are anchored here in The Avalon Rose Chapel® and the ancient Isle of Avalon, Isle of Apples.

6500 years ago, our Neolithic ancestors of the British Isles and Western Europe began building their megalithic monuments, some aligned to the heliacal rising of Venus and Sirius, 1000 years before the Sumerians in Ancient Mesopotamia, who were the first culture to write down the foundation mythos inspired by the Cycle of Venus.

It is from these ancestral roots of honouring Venus, Sirius, the Rose, the 5-pointed Star and the Apple of Wisdom in these sacred lands of the British Isles that the branches of the Rose and Celtic Lineages have blossomed here in Avalon upon their singular Tree of Life, which I call the Avalon Rose Lineage.

It is this Lineage that I look forward to facilitating your own knowledge and experience of through The Avalon Rose Chapel® Priestess Training, grounded in the tenemos of The Avalon Rose Chapel®, Glastonbury-Avalon and the Summerlands, which some believe once leant their name to Sumer in Ancient Sumeria.

The Courses

The Path of the Gnostic Goddess

5 Workshops (Aug-Dec) exploring the herstories and healing energies of the Gnostic Rose Goddesses Eve, Magdalene, Mary, Lilith and Sophia in relation to your own Maiden, Lover, Mother, Crone and Wisdom Archetypes.

The Path of the Rose Lineage

5 Workshops (Jan-May) exploring the cultural, spiritual and mythic timeline of the Avalon Rose Lineage from the Megalithic British Isles to Ancient Mesopotamia, Judaism, Egypt, Greece-Rome, and back to the Celtic-Druidic British Isles and the Early Christian Gnostics in Glastonbury-Avalon.

You will find a detailed description of each Workshop further down the page, along with several Testimonials from some of the 100+ sisters who have completed the Priestess Training since it began in 2018.

  • The training has gone so far beyond my expectations - I came into it with a very open mind and very little expectation, but I feel it has so dramatically transcended anything I could have imagined with the depth of the experiences I have had. It has transformed my life for the better, it has been so affirming, challenging, inspiring and grounding. I have SO enjoyed the style of teaching and learning within the course, and I would highly recommend working with Annabel to anyone who wants to learn more about the Rose Lineage on a deeper level.Darcie Kermode, Avalon Rose Priestess Training

This Training is right for you if…

  • You feel drawn to one or more of the Gnostic Rose Goddesses Eve, Magdalene, Mary, Lilith and Sophia, and want to learn more about the origins of their stories, teachings, rituals and relevance for your life today
  • You are open to experiencing their love, compassion, healing and guidance in order to shine your and their light in the world
  • You are interested in the Avalon Rose Lineage and its origins in our Neolithic ancestors’ worship of Venus and Sirius in the British Isles and Western Europe, the Ancient Mesopotamian myths of Inanna-Ishtar, the Ancient Judaic teachings, the Ancient Egyptian Mysteries, the Greco-Roman pantheon, and the Celtic-Druidic culture and Early Christian Gnostics of Glastonbury-Avalon
  • You feel a calling to the ancient Isle of Avalon with its weaving of Avalonian, Rose and Celtic-Druidic lineages, which all have their roots in the Neolithic ancestral culture of the British Isles and Western Europe
  • You would like to explore what it means to you to be an Avalon Rose Priestess in this lifetime, and perhaps connect to this part of you from past-lives
  • You enjoy courses that combine both left-brain intellectual and right-brain experiential learning, including academic seminars, text analysis, guided visualisations, drum journeys, creative expression, rituals and ceremonies
  • You love the idea of sharing a 10 month online journey with an international circle of Sisters through live webinars from The Avalon Rose Chapel®
  • You feel inspired to dedicate as an Avalon Rose Priestess with The Avalon Rose Chapel®, or you simply desire to follow the training as part of your own Path of Gnosis or self-knowledge

What you will receive…

In your private online Member’s Area of my website, you will receive content equivalent to 10 weekend workshops (120 hours), all filmed and recorded live during the in-person Priestess Trainings held at the original Chapel in Glastonbury, so that the online material is completely grounded in the mythos and tenemos of the Rose-Celtic Holy Isle of Avalon, with footage of all the sacred sites that we pilgrimage to.

Every 4 weeks, from August through to May, you will receive…

  • A 1.5 hour live group webinar with Annabel, consisting of an opening prayer, sharing circle and Q&A on the previous month’s workshop followed by a guided journey to lead you into the next workshop, with the first webinar being our opening ceremony
  • A recording of a live webinar with Annabel where she shares her relevant altar with you, the first part of the academic teaching and a guided journey
  • Videos of Annabel delivering all the academic teachings live to the in-person trainees with Q&As
  • Guidance for performing your own ceremonies including an Initiation ceremony, a Fire ceremony, an Anointing ceremony, a Sacred Marriage ceremony, a Water blessing, a Reclaiming ceremony, a Soul ceremony, a Divination ritual and a Labyrinth ceremony
  • Guidance for journeying on sacred pilgrimages with guided visualisations and footage from the in-person training pilgrimages to all the sacred Rose-Celtic sites on the Isle of Avalon and in the Summerlands
  • Guided Visualisations and Drum Journeys, also recorded live during the in-person training
  • Soul-Development Exercises to enable you to work transpersonally with the academic teachings
  • Suggestions for creative projects as a further source of transpersonal expression with footage from the in-person training, including vision boards, weaving, painting, crafting, storytelling, myth-making, poetry, carving and willow weaving
  • Recordings of or links to relevant songs, chants, prayers, sacred texts and pilgrimage sites

At the end of the Training, you can choose to dedicate as an Avalon Rose Priestess with The Avalon Rose Chapel® in an online ceremony



The cost of this 10-month (120 hour) academic and experiential Priestess Training is £2499 in full with an option to pay via a payment plan (£275 x 10 months) for those of you who would prefer to spread the cost.


There are scholarships available for the disabled, carers, single parents and BIPOC on low-income who might otherwise not be able to attend the training – please email us if you would like to apply for a scholarship.

Refund Policy

Due to high demand for places and it being an online digital product, I’m afraid we do not offer refunds as per our terms except under exceptional circumstances.

Start Date

The doors are open to join us until the Training begins on Tuesday 27 August 2024.


If you have any further queries, please email us with them. Or, if you would prefer to have a free 15 min call with Annabel to discuss the training, please book this via the link below. If there are no available appointments on the booking calendar in your time zone, please email us to arrange a call.

Please note that this training is:

  • only suitable for people over the age of 25 who have already processed their emotional wounding to the point where they are able to self-manage if anything comes up for them or have a therapist in place to support them
  • partly transpersonal and therefore not appropriate for anyone coping with mental health difficulties as it wouldn’t be safe
  • partly academic and therefore requires previous experience of and interest in academic learning

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The Avalon Rose Chapel®

Priestess Training

For further information, please scroll down to read:


  • A detailed description of the ten Priestess Training workshops
  • Our commitment to Sacred Service
  • Testimonials about the Priestess Training from Avalon Rose Chapel® Priestesses

The Path of the Gnostic Goddess

We begin with five workshops journeying with the Gnostic Rose Goddesses Eve (August), Magdalene (September), Mary (October), Lilith (November) and Sophia (December), aligned energetically with Annabel’s Philosophia Wheel of the Year, beginning with Eve at the Lammas Apple Harvest, moving through the Sacred Marriage of Magdalene and Yeshua embodied in the Autumn Equinox, to Mary in her dual aspect as the Madonna and Black Madonna, as we descend into Samhain with Lilith and our rebirth at the Winter Solstice with Sophia.

These five embodiments of the Feminine Divine are some of the most well-known and most manipulated by patriarchal religion. Rediscover the fascinating pagan origins of their stories, receive their deep healing, love and guidance, and rebirth yourself onto their ancient path of the Rose Lineage in Avalon.

Eve – The Maiden

What wisdom have you gained from your Soul’s descent in this lifetime, which you are embodying for the good of all?

As you take a bite of the apple from Eve the Initiatrix, you begin your journey along the path of the Avalon Rose Lineage with the ancient Serpent Goddess of Wisdom guiding you into the Rose Garden of Eden to rediscover your Tree of Life

Magdalene – The Lover

Does your heart desire to give and receive love through the inner and outer Sacred Marriage?

Blessed by the Autumn Equinox energies of balance and union, journey with Magdalene and Yeshua as the Holy Bride and Bridegroom to initiate the Sacred Marriage of your Soul

Mary – The Mother

Do you yearn to share your gifts with the world from a place of strength, love and compassion?

Journey with Mary, the ancient Virgin Mother Goddess, to reclaim your power and inspiration as Mother-Creatrix, and manifest your Soul gifts for the good of all

Lilith – The Crone

What outcast parts of you need integrating for you to step into your Warrior Self?

Journey with Lilith and Morgan le Fay through the Samhain portal into the Forests of Annwn here on the ancient Isle of the Dead, to gather your exiled parts home

Sophia – The Wisewoman

Are you ready to shine the Light of your Soul in the world?

Journey with Sophia, Black Goddess of Wisdom, on your Path of Gnosis to rebirth your Soul back into the Light, blessed by the Winter Solstice energies of the rebirth of the Sun

  • 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. Thank you, Annabel, for the gift of The Avalon Rose 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

The Path of the Rose Lineage

After journeying with the Gnostic Rose Goddesses, we turn our attention to the Avalon Rose Lineage with five workshops exploring the historical, cultural, spiritual, philosophical and mythic timeline that weaves its way from the Megalithic British Isles to Ancient Mesopotamia, through Ancient Judaism, Ancient Egypt and the Ancient Greco-Roman culture, back to the Celtic-Druidic British Isles and the Early Christian Gnostics in Glastonbury-Avalon, working with all their herstories, teachings, writings, myths, deities, archetypes, symbols, animal guides and rituals.

During this course, you will not only become an expert in the Avalon Rose Lineage, both academically and experientially, but you will reconnect with your Priestess Self from these ancient cultures and re-member why you are drawn to the Avalon Rose Path in this lifetime.

Ancient Mesopotamia

Journey with the planet Venus; Inanna, Dumuzi and Ereshkigal of Ancient Sumeria; Ishtar and Tammuz of Ancient Babylon; Asherah, Anath and Astarte of Ancient Canaan; and the Big Cats including the White Lions of Sirius and the Black Jaguar

Ancient Judaism

Journey with the Israelites, Mount Sinai, Jewish Esotericism, Hebrew Mythology, the Wisdom Literature, Solomon’s ‘Song of Songs’, the deities Yahweh-Elohim, Asherah, Hokmah, Sophia, the Shekinah, the Matronit and the Kabbalah Tree of Life

Ancient Egypt

Journey with the Kingdoms of Egypt, The Osiris Myth, The Lamentations of Isis and Nephthys, Set, Horus, Sekhmet, the relationship between Sirius and the Nile, and the Resurrection Rites of the Rose Lineage during the Spring Equinox portal

Ancient Greco-Roman

Journey with Ancient Crete, the Serpent-Bird Goddess and Bull God; the Labyrinth, Theseus, Ariadne & the Minotaur; and the deities Demeter-Ceres and Persephone-Proserpina, Aphrodite-Venus, Artemis-Diana, Athena-Minerva-Sulis and Sophia

Early Gnostic Christianity

Journey with the Nag Hammadi Library of Gnostic Gospels and writings, the Myth of Sophia and the Christos, the Holy Family of Magdalene, Yeshua and Mother Mary, Mount Sinai, the Angels, the ‘Underground Stream’ & Jung’s Theory of Individuation

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Sacred Service

An intrinsic part of being a priestess is Sacred Service to the community and supporting the vulnerable. Annabel Du Boulay and The Avalon Rose Chapel® have raised and donated the following funds to charity since 2020:

  • £10,838 (since 2020) to Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital raised via Annabel’s disabled son Zac Du Boulay’s JustGiving page
  • £2500 (2020) & £600 (2021) via The Big Give to Womankind‘s project with their partner Siiqqee in Ethiopia (the birthplace of the African Black Mother Goddess who is the precursor to Inanna, Isis, Demeter, Diana, Cybele and the Black Madonna) to further establish women-led co-operatives as a space for women to gain financial independence, new skills and increased confidence and status in the community
  • £1200 (2020), £4088 (2021), £1672 (2022) & £1600 (2023) via The Big Give to Unseen, the UK’s leading charity against Slavery and Human Trafficking, which is based in Bristol, the city closest to Glastonbury-Avalon, where it provides safe houses for survivors of sex-trafficking
  • £700 (2020) & £600 (2021) via The Big Give to Project Harar, which is a charity particularly special to Annabel as its primary focus is to surgically treat Ethiopian children born with complex facial conditions like her son, many of whom have been ostracised by their communities.
  • £506 (2022) & £500 (2023) via The Big Give to Hamlin Fistula, who treat women with fistula caused through birth trauma across Ethiopia, restoring their health, happiness and livelihoods.
  • £150 per annum to help provide education for 3 girls in India whose mother is a widow (on-going annual support for many years)
  • £120 per annum to help provide education for an orphaned sister and brother living in our local area (annual support for 3 years)

A percentage of your course fee will be used by Annabel Du Boulay and The Avalon Rose Chapel® to provide by-donation events in order to raise more funds for the charities we support.


Over 100 sisters have completed The Avalon Rose Chapel® Priestess Training since it began in 2018.

Below, you can listen to and read some of their testimonials.

  • Walking on the path of the Avalon Rose Priestess Training with Annabel has opened my eyes to the magic I once knew as a little girl, has opened my heart to the ecstatic love that resides in the Beingness of I. It has been a deep dive into the Self, collecting lost pieces of my Soul in the many 'aha' moments I received as a result of throwing myself into the training and the work. Journeying with the goddess and priestess archetypes of the Rose Lineage feels like a homecoming into the spiral of evolutionary love. I am so grateful for this work, as I never felt at home on this earthly plane and was constantly seeking. Now that part of me is finally at peace, for I have come HOME to the temple of Love inside the heart of the Rose Lineage. A must for every HEART seeker.

    Alina Stoleru, Avalon Rose Priestess Training
  • Annabel wove a rich and lovely tapestry of academic teaching, 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.

    Pamela Gaunt, Avalon Rose Priestess Training
  • I joined the training to journey more deeply with Mary, Magdalene and Sophia, and to extend my knowledge of Gnosticism. I have loved the Goddess archetypes and how they have had an impact on my life. Working and journeying with them each separately has been enormously healing and empowering. I am so glad I was able to commit to the course as I have learned so much.

    Sharlea Sparrow, Avalon Rose Priestess Training
  • Annabel's energy, commitment and love for what she does was my greatest inspiration to join the training. And I have been working with the energies of Mary Magdalene and Mother Mary for some years now. My life has been a spiritual training without being aware of it until some years ago. I always felt very close to the Rose Lineage and this training has given me the opportunity to learn about, work with and honour the energies that it embodies. 

    FP, Rome, Avalon Rose Priestess Training
  • I’ve gained so much from this training - experiential wisdom; an unlocking of awareness around my soul gifts, knowledge and expertise; sisterhood and community. I think the blend of left-brain and right-brain learning makes this accessible to everyone and really allows for wisdom to be integrated into practice.

    Carmen Edwards, Avalon Rose Priestess Training
  • Reading Annabel's social media posts drew me to join the training. I have seen myself change in a positive way as a person and I feel a greater sense of purpose in my life. I've become stronger and more confident in myself. I feel like a new, improved person!

    VM, UK, Avalon Rose Priestess Training
  • Annabel holds space for extremely deep personal transformation. As you go deep, you connect with archetypal energies that bring you to your fullest embodiment of your Divine Self and help to process all of those difficult moments from past and present lifetimes. I couldn't be more blessed to have learned from her!

    JD, California, Avalon Rose Priestess Training
  • I've felt a calling to this path for a long time. I was yearning for something more and when I saw this course come up, it was the perfect timing. It has met my desires in so many ways. I feel that I am in my centre and in my power, and the course has done so much to help me to find that alignment again. I feel that I am stepping into something big, and to have this group to be with every month is so powerful.

    Linnea Johansson, Avalon Rose Priestess Training
  • As well as receiving informative teaching sessions, 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, Avalon Rose Priestess Training
  • I feel in increasing alignment with my potential, rooted deeper in Source to grow branches in harmony with my divine blueprint in ecosystems increasingly revealing loving lessons for evolution.

    Angela Cheng, The Avalon Rose Priestess Training

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