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.
THE ROSE GODDESS PILGRIMAGE TO SICILY
9-16 August 2024
The annual Rose Goddess Pilgrimage to Sicily takes place from 9 – 16 August 2024
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 is also the perfect accompaniment to the Practitioner Training, which is a 7 module, self-paced online programme, as we visit all the sacred sites of the Rose Goddesses you work with during the training, so that you can have a deeply embodied experience of their energies in the lands where they were worshipped.
If you’d like to join the Pilgrimage, please check out all the information below and email me with your interest.
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
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 ~ 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
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 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 ~ 9 AUGUST
Arrival at our hotel with a swimming pool in Palermo
Welcome Circle and Dinner
DAY 2 ~ 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 ~ 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 ~ 12 AUGUST
The Festival of Isis
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, built by a Knight of Malta
Dinner at our hotel with a swimming pool
DAY 5 ~ 13 AUGUST
The Festival of Diana
Visit the Lake of Persephone where Persephone was believed to have been kidnapped by Pluto and taken to the Underworld ~ Ceremony
Lunch and Museum Visit
Visit the Archaeological Site of Morgantina with a Sanctuary to Demeter & Persephone ~ Ceremony
Dinner in Messina
DAY 6 ~ 14 AUGUST
The Festival of the Black Madonna
Visit the Pool of Venus ~ Rose Ceremony
Lunch beside the sea
Visit the Salt Water Lake for a swim and Ceremony
Visit the Sanctuary of the Black Madonna of Tindari, beside an ancient Temple of Demeter
Dinner in Messina
DAY 7 ~ 15 AUGUST
The Festival of the Assumption
Visit the sacred sites of the ancient Temple of Isis and Temple of Venus in Taormina
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 in Messina
DAY 8 ~ 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 B&B hotel accommodation in a twin room
- 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 food and drinks. Single rooms may be available at an additional charge depending on hotel availability.
If you would like to join the Rose Goddess Pilgrimage to Sicily, please email me with your interest. 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.
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 is the perfect accompaniment to the Practitioner Training as we visit all the sacred sites of the Rose Goddesses you work with during the training, so that you can have a deeply embodied experience of their energies in the lands where they were worshipped.
The Avalon Rose Chapel® Practitioner Training is a 7 module, self-paced online programme, which can be purchased and completed whenever suits you.
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 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 with your interest.