The Rose Goddess Pilgrimage to Sicily

Allow me to guide you on a powerfully transpersonal pilgrimage to Sicily, the Land of the Black Madonna, diving deeply into the history, mythos and energies of the sacred sites of the Rose Goddesses, with my Sicilian close friend and expert tour guide Cinzia, culminating in the celebration of the Festival of Assumption, founded on the ancient Black Goddess Rites of the Rose Lineage.

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THE ROSE GODDESS PILGRIMAGE TO SICILY

9-16 August 2023

The annual Rose Goddess Pilgrimage to Sicily takes place from 9 – 16 August 2023.

During these 7 days, I will be guiding you on pilgrimage, along with my Sicilian close friend and expert tour guide Cinzia, to all the Rose Goddess sacred sites in Sicily, including visits to:

 

  • The Temple of Venus
  • The Archaeological Park of Selinunte
  • The Valley of the Temples in Agrigento
  • The Temple of Demeter
  • The Lake of Persephone
  • The Archaeological Site of Morgantina
  • The Pool of Venus
  • The Sanctuary of the Black Madonna
  • The Festival of the Assumption

 

The pilgrimage includes the BONUS Avalon Rose Chapel® Practitioner Training valued at £2499.

The pilgrimage is the perfect accompaniment to The Avalon Rose Chapel® Practitioner Training, which runs online from 19 June – 7 August 2023, as we visit all the sacred sites of the Rose Goddesses we work with during the training, so that you can have a deeply embodied experience of their energies in the lands where they were once worshipped.

Below you will find all the information – please email me to book a free call if you would like to join the pilgrimage.

The DEADLINE to book your place & pay your deposit is Sunday 7 May 2023

  • The Rose Goddess Pilgrimage led by Annabel, in collaboration with Cinzia, was an utterly magical, healing and profound experience for me, as well as fascinating and enormous fun. There are so many moments from that pilgrimage etched into my heart forever. I feel inspired and connected whenever I remember all that unfolded. I’m so grateful for the connections I made with new friends and soul sisters, and the harmony and ease between us all. Annabel and Cinzia have a really special connection through their shared love and passion for the deep spirit of Sicily and the ancient goddess cultures. Learning about these cultures from a historical perspective whilst also sensing into the deeper mysteries of the Rose Goddesses was deeply satisfying. I think we all felt as though we were walking through a multidimensional field, with memories and impressions from past lives whispering to each of us. And as if that wasn’t enough the food was DELICIOUS! You will be SO glad you said yes to this pilgrimage!

    Rosi Lalor, Rose Goddess Pilgrimage to Sicily

PILIGRIMAGE ITINERARY

I intentionally hold the pilgrimage each year on the 7 days when my historical novel The Serpent’s Tale is set in southern Italy, in the village where I lived 30 years ago and was first initiated onto the path of the Black Madonna.

The 9 – 15 August is the most powerful week in the Rose Lineage calendar, leading up to the Festival of the Assumption on 15 August, which is founded on the ancient festivals of the Black Goddesses Cybele, Isis and Diana.

We begin our Rose Goddess Pilgrimage the day after the 8/8 Lion’s Gate, whilst journeying through the BONUS 22-day Avalon Rose Stargate Immersion until the last day of the pilgrimage.

 

  • 09/08 ~ Arrival & Opening Circle
  • 10/08 ~ The Temple of Venus & The Archaeological Park of Selinunte
  • 11/08 ~ The Festival of Cybele ~ The Valley of the Temples in Agrigento
  • 12/08 ~ The Festival of Isis ~ Venus Reborn as the Morning Star ~ The Temple of Demeter
  • 13/08 ~ The Festival of Diana ~ The Lake of Persephone & The Archaeological Site of Morgantina
  • 14/08 ~ The Feast of the Black Madonna ~ The Pool of Venus & The Sanctuary of the Black Madonna of Tindari
  • 15/08 ~ The Festival of the Assumption
  • 16/08 ~ Departure

 

This year, the third 19-month Synodic Period of the current 8-year Venus Cycle will begin on 13 August – the Festival of the Black Goddess Diana – with Venus being reborn as the Morning Star at her Inferior Solar Conjunction.

Join us for this incredibly powerful 7-day pilgrimage to Sicily, as Cinzia expertly guides you through the ancient history of the archaeological sites of the Rose Goddess, and I facilitate a profound transpersonal journey with the mythos and archetypal energies of the Rose Goddesses at their original sacred sites, blessed by the energies of Sirius and Venus.

The DEADLINE to book your place & pay your deposit is Sunday 7 May 2023

  • The whole week was nothing short of MAGICAL. Deeply profound experiences that I am still integrating. To be immersed so deeply with the guidance of Annabel and Cinzia, and the support of other women was nothing short of Divine. From the first evening together, sitting in circle, sharing our stories, hopes and intentions for this week in Sicily together, there was a strong sisterhood bond that grew each day. We were taken on a journey to explore and understand the rich history of the island by Cinzia, our beautiful tour guide and sister, coupled with the deeply transformative guidance of Annabel, with her lived experience and powerful ability to hold space. We found hidden clues to the Rose Lineage in each place we visited, to the point where we felt like we were living inside a film! This week is a moment in time I will treasure, forever changed. I will return again.

    Emma Treharne, Rose Goddess Pilgrimage to Sicily

DAY 1 ~ WEDNESDAY 9 AUGUST

Arrival at our hotel with a swimming pool in Palermo

Welcome Circle and Dinner

DAY 2 ~ THURSDAY 10 AUGUST

Visit the original site of the Temple of Venus ~ Opening Ceremony

Lunch in Selinunte overlooking the sea

Visit the Archaeological Park of Selinunte with its Temples & Sanctuaries of Hera, Aphrodite, Athena, Demeter, Persephone, Hecate, Artemis & Tanit ~ Ceremony

Dinner in Selinunte

DAY 3 ~ FRIDAY 11 AUGUST

The Festival of Cybele

Visit The Valley of the Temples in Agrigento, a Unesco World Heritage Site with Temples & Sanctuaries of Hera, Concordia, Demeter, Persephone & Apollo ~ Ceremony

Lunch in Agrigento at a beautiful hotel followed by a swim in their pool

Visit The Archaeological Museum of Agrigento

Dinner in Agrigento

Night Coach Tour of the illuminated Valley of the Temples

 

DAY 4 ~ SATURDAY 12 AUGUST

The Festival of Isis ~ Venus Reborn as the Morning Star

Visit the original site of the Temple of Demeter ~ Ceremony

Lunch at a very special 16th century Sicilian country estate, where the family who has owned it for generations are our friends and will host us in their private Chapel

Dinner at our hotel with a swimming pool

DAY 5 ~ SUNDAY 13 AUGUST

The Festival of Diana

Visit the Lake of Persephone where Persephone was believed to have been kidnapped by Pluto and taken to Hades ~ Ceremony

Lunch and Museum Visit

Visit the Archaeological Site of Morgantina with a Sanctuary to Demeter & Persephone ~ Ceremony

Dinner in Messina

DAY 6 ~ MONDAY 14 AUGUST

The Festival of the Black Madonna

Visit the Pool of Venus ~ Rose Ceremony

Visit the Sanctuary of the Black Madonna of Tindari, beside an ancient Temple of Demeter

Lunch beside the sea

Visit the Salt Water Lake for a swim and Ceremony

Dinner overlooking the Strait of Messina

DAY 7 ~ TUESDAY 15 AUGUST

The Festival of the Assumption

Visit the Museum of Messina

Lunch in Messina followed by time to relax on the beach in a nature reserve

The Festival of the Madonna of Assumption, Sicily’s most famous Ferragosto Festival

Closing Circle and Dinner

DAY 8 ~ WEDNESDAY 16 AUGUST

Departure from Catania Airport

WHAT YOU WILL RECEIVE...

The Rose Goddess Pilgrimage to Sicily costs £3999 and includes:

  • 7 days of Pilgrimage Facilitation with Annabel Du Boulay, Founder of The Avalon Rose Chapel®, including teachings, guided journeys, ceremonies and rituals to guide you on a powerfully transpersonal journey with the mythos and energies of the Rose Goddesses at their ancient temples and sacred sites of Sicily
  • 6 days of expert historical and cultural Tour Guiding by Cinzia around all the sites
  • 7 nights hotel accommodation in a twin room
  • 7 dinners
  • Private coach and driver
  • Entry fees to all archaeological parks and museums

The cost only excludes your flights to Sicily, airport transfers from Palermo Airport and to Catania Airport, your lunches and drinks.

If you would like to join the Rose Goddess Pilgrimage to Sicily, please email me to arrange a call. On booking your place, you will have the option to pay the pilgrimage fee of £3999 in full or via a unique payment plan for a small additional cost.

The DEADLINE to book your place & pay your deposit is Sunday 7 May 2023

JOIN US ON PILGRIMAGE

Journey to the Sacred Temples of the Rose Goddess in Sicily

  • No words can adequately describe what happens to a person spiritually when they join a pilgrimage to Sicily with Annabel Du Boulay. From the very first day at the Temple of Venus, I felt powerful vibrations throughout my whole body, as if I became a resonant tuning fork. These energetic body showers continued with every sacred site we visited. I was encapsulated in a state of euphoria, and amazing synchronicities were part of this beautiful pilgrimage. It was an absolute balm for my soul. After three years of grief and guilt, I could finally experience unbounded joy and forgive myself. It is an immersive, experiential journey and the energies of the land, coupled with the resonance of the group, can manifest healing and rejuvenation on the subtle and physical body. Prepare yourself - your heart might bloom right open! Personally, I have fulfilled a childhood dream on this trip, without even having that intention. It arose in perfect synchrony and the Awe & Wonder I have experienced cannot be priced by any means. I would like to thank Annabel who made everything possible for us. From all the arrangements to accommodation, travel, the restaurants, the sacred sites and the gorgeous soul sisters who were on this trip, she was exceptionally well prepared. There was a touch of magic in this land of Eternity. One of the best trips ever!

    Alina Stoleru, Rose Goddess Pilgrimage to Sicily

THE AVALON ROSE CHAPEL® PRACTITIONER TRAINING

The Rose Goddess Pilgrimage to Sicily includes the BONUS Avalon Rose Chapel® Practitioner Training valued at £2499.

The Avalon Rose Chapel® Practitioner Training is a 7-week intensive online training held annually from 19 June to 7 August 2023, with an optional Rose Goddess Pilgrimage to Sicily in August.

Inspired by Annabel Du Boulay’s 30 years of academic research and lived embodied experience of the Avalon Rose Lineage, combined with her 17 years experience of working as a transpersonal therapist and workshop facilitator, this in-depth training provides you with all the knowledge and skills you need to become an IPHM accredited Avalon Rose Chapel® Practitioner, licensed by the Chapel to deliver a course and workshops inspired by the Avalon Rose Lineage for the healing and empowerment of women.

Below you will find the link to the Practitioner Product Page with all the information.

If you would also like to attend the Rose Goddess Pilgrimage to Sicily, please email me to arrange a free call.

The DEADLINE to book your place & pay your deposit is Sunday 7 May 2023

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