The Avalon Rose Priestess Training 2021

A 10-month ONLINE training held once a year consisting of two courses – The Path of the Gnostic Goddess and The Path of the Rose Lineage, with an optional pilgrimage to Glastonbury-Avalon. Take the training as part of your path of gnosis or dedicate as an Avalon Rose Priestess with The Avalon Rose Chapel.

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The Avalon Rose Priestess Training is a 10-month ONLINE training held once a year from August to May, consisting of two courses  – The Path of the Gnostic Goddess & The Path of the Rose Lineage – with an optional pilgrimage to Glastonbury.

It is THE most comprehensive, part-academic, part-experiential training in the Rose Lineage, created and facilitated by Annabel Du Boulay, Founder of The Avalon Rose Chapel, a Rose Lineage Expert, Author of the witch-burnings Gnostic 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 20 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 Chapel.

Please sign up below to join the WAIT LIST for The Avalon Rose Priestess Training (Aug 2021 – May 2022) and/or The Avalon Rose Practitioner Training (June-August 2022) and we’ll give you Early Bird access to join our next circle before the doors officially open.

Spaces are limited, especially to join us on the optional pilgrimage to Sicily in August 2022, so sign up to be the first to be notified.

  • Annabel’s wonderful teaching style combines history, theory, myth, legend, visualisations, imaginal journeys, pilgrimages and creative expression, covering the Rose Lineage from the cradle of civilisation across the millennia. I have loved all of it, learning about the goddesses and priestess traditions of the lineage, and learning about myself, and remembering my soul journey across the millennia. I was really drawn to this teaching, and I am so happy that I followed my instinct. It has been so much better even than I could have imagined, and I have met (or maybe reconnected with, in this incarnation) a wonderful new community of priestess and priest sisters and brothers. This process has truly changed and enriched my life.

    Donna Gerard, Avalon Rose Priestess Training

The Avalon Rose Practitioner Training 2022

The Avalon Rose Priestess Training is for personal use only and is not open to fellow practitioners or teachers unless you also book onto my Avalon Rose Practitioner Training in June 2022

You can either choose to apply for just The Avalon Rose Priestess Training 2021-22 and initiate as an Avalon Rose Priestess or just The Avalon Rose Practitioner Training and qualify as an Avalon Rose Practitioner licensed with The Avalon Rose Chapel

OR you can apply for both The Avalon Rose Priestess Training AND The Avalon Rose Practitioner Training to access a 10% discount off the Practitioner 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
  • I have loved the way the teaching has been shaped, and the energetic space held has allowed me to journey to a deep space of personal healing and re-connection to my Soul. I also loved the way creativity has been used to help facilitate this process and has been interwoven with the meditations and academic knowledge.

    Emma-Rose Knight, Avalon Rose Priestess Training
  • I found my real essence through this beautiful training, working with these ancestral goddesses who are at the root of many answers to our questions about life, but most of all they are the answers to our present life. Thank you, Annabel, for being my guide and teaching me how to follow, since the beginning of the time, the Goddess who is within me.

    Erendira Ramirez De Rincon, Avalon Rose Priestess Training
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The Avalon Rose Priestess Training

The training consists of two courses  – The Path of the Gnostic Goddess and The Path of the Rose Lineage

Each 5-part course is inspired by the Pentagram, or 5-pointed Star, which the planet Venus creates 5 times inside the Celestial Rose she traces in the skies every 8 years (as seen in the logo of The Avalon Rose Chapel), and which is the symbol of the Rose and Avalonian Mysteries through its association with the Apple as the Fruit of Wisdom and Love

  • 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 (Youth), 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 Rose Lineage from Ancient Mesopotamia, Judaism, Egypt, Greco-Roman to the Early Christian Gnostics, culminating in a ceremony for those who wish to dedicate as an Avalon Rose Priestess with The Avalon Rose Chapel

Pilgrimage to Glastonbury-Avalon

At the end of the Priestess Training, there will be an optional pilgrimage to Glastonbury-Avalon, including a final in-person dedication ceremony, for which you can reserve your place when you book onto the Priestess Training, with more details to follow once world events have settled (additional fees will apply)

  • 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 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
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This Priestess 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, in order to come more fully into your power and to shine your and their light of gnosis in the world
  • You are interested in the Rose Lineage of Sophia-Magdalene and its origins in the Ancient Mesopotamian myths of Inanna-Ishtar, the Ancient Judaic teachings, the Egyptian Mysteries of Isis & Osiris, the Greco-Roman pantheon and the Gnostic Sacred Marriage of Magdalene & Yeshua, the embodiment of Sophia and Christos
  • You feel a calling to the ancient Isle of Avalon with its weaving of Avalonian, Rose and Celtic-Druidic traditions, myths and deities
  • 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 Rose Sisters through live webinars from The Avalon Rose Chapel and a private Facebook Group
  • You are excited by the idea of dedicating as an Avalon Rose Priestess with The Avalon Rose Chapel and becoming part of our international community
  • I joined the training for SO many reasons - Annabel's book The Serpent's Tale, which brought Sophia into my life for the first time, Annabel's energy and what she represents, the depth and power I have felt and the intense calling of the Rose Lineage.

    Darcie Kermode, Avalon Rose Priestess Training
  • I wasn’t looking to do another training beforehand but what did sway my brain into following my heart was the academic underpinning to the course and the chance to work with some other Goddesses. Also, to acknowledge the Divine Masculine in true balance with the Divine Feminine which I feel is so important on every level.

    Emma-Rose Knight, 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
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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, into the descent of 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.

Eve - The Maiden (Youth)

What wisdom have you gained from your Soul’s descent in this lifetime?

Journey with Eve, Serpent Goddess of Wisdom, into the Garden of Eden to rediscover your Tree of Life

Mary Madgalene - The Lover

Is your heart open to giving and receiving love through the Sacred Marriage?

Journey with Magdalene and Yeshua as the Bride & Bridegroom to initiate the Sacred Marriage of your Soul

Mother Mary - The Mother

Are you sharing your gifts with the world from a place of love and compassion?

Journey with Mary, the ancient Virgin Mother Goddess, to reclaim your power as Mother-Creatrix

Lilith - The Crone

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

Journey with Lilith through the Samhain portal into the forests of Annwn to gather your exiled parts home

Sophia - The Wisewoman

Are you ready to return to the light of your Self on your Path of Gnosis?

Journey with Sophia, Black Goddess of Wisdom, to rebirth your Soul back into the light of the Winter Solstice

  • 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 Glastonbury Gnostic Centre & 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 Goddesses, we turn our attention to the Rose Lineage tradition with five workshops exploring the historical, cultural, spiritual, philosophical and mythic timeline that weaves its way from Ancient Mesopotamia through Ancient Judaism, Ancient Egypt and the Ancient Greco-Roman world to the Early Christian Gnostics, working with all their herstories, teachings, writings, myths, deities, archetypes, symbols, totem animals and rituals.

During this course, you will not only become an expert in the 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 Path of the Rose in this lifetime.

At the end of the 10-month training, you will have the opportunity to dedicate during a special online ceremony as an Avalon Rose Priestess with The Avalon Rose Chapel.

There will also be an optional pilgrimage to Glastonbury-Avalon, including a final in-person dedication ceremony, for which you can reserve your place when you book onto the Priestess Training, with more details to follow once world events have settled (additional fees will apply).

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


  • 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

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 Training 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 2021 through to May 2022, you will receive the following:

  • A 1.5 hour live group webinar with an opening prayer, circle share and Q&A on the previous month’s workshop followed by a guided journey to lead you into the next workshop
  • A recording of a webinar led by Annabel
  • Videos of Annabel delivering all the academic teachings live to the In-Person students
  • 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 Visualisation and Drum Journey MP3s (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 of the teachings, 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
  • Membership of a private Facebook Group where you will be able to share your experiences, support each other and receive feedback on your journey
  • 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



The cost of this 10-month (120 hour) academic and experiential Priestess Training is £2200, with payment either in full or via a payment plan.

If you choose to do both the Priestess and the Practitioner Training, you will receive a 10% discount off the Practitioner Training.

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 funds for the charities we support including Unseen and Project Harar.

Application Closing Date: 17 August 2021

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 academic and therefore requires previous experience of and interest in academic learning

2021 Webinar Dates

Eve: 24 August
Magdalene: 21 September
Mary: 19 October
Lilith: 16 November
Sophia: 14 December

2022 Webinar Dates

Ancient Mesopotamia: 11 January
Ancient Judaism: 8 February
Ancient Egypt: 8 March
Ancient Greco-Roman: 5 April
Early Christian Gnostics: 3 May

Photographs @ Melissa Robin Photography and Jon Hall Photography

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Diving into the depths of the Rose Lineage has allowed me to connect the dots of all the previous paths I’ve walked. Understanding my Soul’s purpose guided by the wonderful Annabel Du Boulay has definitely changed my perception of and scope for the future. Having the certainty of wholeness, of my inner Sacred Marriage, of the duality but also the integrity, has created a new version of me for the good. This is a path that shows us how to find our own inner gnosis, our truth, by understanding and embracing each and all of the circumstances that have occurred in the past, in order to build an amazing future by living consciously every second in our present. I am so grateful and can't help but want as many people as possible to walk this path.Alejandro Reyes-Ortiz, Avalon Rose Priestess Training
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