Bookings are now open to join me for the first year of The Sophia-Magdalene Priestess & Priest Training in Glastonbury
THE PATH OF THE GNOSTIC GODDESS 2019
A course of 5 weekend workshops in Glastonbury
See below for more details and to book
I look forward to journeying with you
THE PATH OF THE GNOSTIC GODDESS
The Path of the Gnostic Goddess is an opportunity to journey with the Gnostic Goddesses in Avalon in order to shine your and their light more fully in the world
♥ The Path of the Gnostic Goddess is a course of 5 weekend workshops held at The Glastonbury Gnostic Chapel once a year journeying with the Gnostic goddesses Eve, Magdalene, Mary, Lilith & Sophia.
♥ The five workshops are inspired by the pentagram, or 5-pointed Star, which the planet Venus traces every 8 years as it creates the Rose of the Gnostic Goddess (as seen in the logo of The Glastonbury Gnostic Centre and Chapel)
♥ These five embodiments of the Feminine Divine are some of the most well-known and most manipulated by patriarchal religion. Come and rediscover the pagan origins of their stories, receive their healing, love and guidance, and be reborn onto their path of The Rose Lineage.
♥ This can be taken as a stand-alone course or as the first year of The Priestess of Sophia-Magdalene Training for those who would like to dedicate at the Chapel as a Priestess or Priest of the Gnostic Goddess at the end of the course.
WELCOME TO THE PATH OF THE GNOSTIC GODDESS
IS THE PATH OF THE GNOSTIC GODDESS RIGHT FOR ME?
The Path of the Gnostic Goddess is open to both women and men, and is right for you if the following statements resonate:
♥ I’m interested in The Rose Lineage of Sophia-Magdalene, with its beginnings in the Sumerian myths of Inanna and Dumuzi, the Ancient Egyptian Mysteries of Isis & Osiris, and the Gnostic Sacred Marriage of Magdalene & Yeshua, and want to learn more about what it means to be a Priestess or Priest of Sophia-Magdalene.
♥ I feel drawn to one or more of the Gnostic Goddesses – Eve, Mary Magdalene, Mother Mary, Lilith and Sophia – and want to learn more about the origins of their stories, their rituals and their relevance to my life today.
♥ I feel inspired to work with the energies of the Gnostic Goddesses in relation to my Maiden (Youth), Lover, Mother, Crone and Wisdom Archetypes, in order to come more fully into my power and shine my and their light in the world
♥ I love the idea of spending five weekends in circle journeying together using transpersonal and shamanic techniques such as guided meditation, creative expression and sacred ritual within The Glastonbury Gnostic Chapel dedicated to the Gnostic Goddesses and on the sacred land of the Isle of Avalon which is woven with their energies.
“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.”
24-25 AUGUST 2019
What wisdom have you gained from your Soul’s descent in this lifetime?
Journey with Eve, ancient Serpent Goddess, into the Garden of Eden to honour your wisdom
MARY MAGDALENE WORKSHOP
21-22 SEPTEMBER 2019
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 WORKSHOP
19-20 OCTOBER 2019
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
16-17 NOVEMBER 2019
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 and gather your exiled parts home
14-15 DECEMBER 2019
Are you ready to return to the light of your Soul as Priestess or Priest of the Gnostic Goddess?
Journey with Sophia, Black Goddess of Wisdom, to rebirth yourself back into the light
“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 ON THE PATH OF THE GNOSTIC GODDESS
Please read the following information carefully regarding dates, booking process and payment
♥ The dates of the 5 weekends in 2019 are as follows: Eve 24-25 August; Magdalene 21-22 September; Mary 19-20 October; Lilith 16-17 November; Sophia 14-15 December
♥ The times are 10am-5pm with a 1 hour lunch break
♥ The cost of the course of 5 weekend workshops is £555
♥ A percentage of the course fee is used by my company to support The Glastonbury Gnostic Chapel which provides low cost therapeutic services to people in need
♥ To secure your place, you will need to pay a non-refundable deposit of £155
♥ You can either choose to pay in full at the time of booking (£555) or to pay the deposit of £155 followed by 4 instalments of £110 at 30 day intervals to include a £40 fee
♥ The closing date is 9 August 2019 but spaces are limited so please book your place and accommodation early to avoid disappointment
I’m really looking forward to gathering a beautiful circle together for this deeply healing and transformative journey with the Gnostic Goddesses
THE PATH OF SOPHIA-MAGDALENE
♥ If you choose to continue onto the Second Year, The Path of Sophia-Magdalene, this is a further course of 5 weekend workshops from January to May 2020, journeying with all the deities of The Rose Lineage from Ancient Sumeria, Egypt, Greece, Rome and the Early Gnostics, culminating in a Beltane weekend ceremony for those who wish to dedicate as a Priestess or Priest of Sophia-Magdalene at The Glastonbury Gnostic Chapel.
♥ This can be taken as a stand-alone course after completing The Path of the Gnostic Goddess or as the second year of the Sophia-Magdalene Priestess & Priest Training, and you can book your place at the same time as you book onto The Path of the Gnostic Goddess or at a later stage.
♥ The dates are as follows: 11-12 January, 8-9 February, 7-8 March, 4-5 April and 2-4 May 2020.
♥ The cost is £595 – to book your place, you will need to pay a non-refundable deposit of £195 with the balance payable either in full at the time of booking or in 4 instalments of £110 at 30 day intervals to include a £40 fee.
♥ If you choose to book onto both The Path of the Gnostic Goddess and The Path of Sophia-Magdalene at the same time, you will save £153 off the total cost of £1150 reducing the price to only £997 for 10 weekend workshops.
♥ To book your place on both courses, you will need to pay a non-refundable deposit of £197 with the balance payable either in full at the time of booking or in 8 instalments of £110 at 30 day intervals to include an £80 fee.
10% DISCOUNT of £55
If you are interested in joining The Path of the Gnostic Goddess but would like to experience how I work before committing, then I invite you to come to my Rose Lineage Sacred Marriage Retreat at the Spring Equinox 23-24 March 2019, where we will be working with the ancient Resurrection Mythologies of the Rose Lineage to unite the feminine and masculine parts of our soul and psyche.
Everyone who attends this retreat will receive a 10% discount of £55 off The Path of the Gnostic Goddess 2019 in-person course.
“I have just attended one of Annabel’s Gnostic Goddess workshops and it was wonderful, powerful and amazing! I have known Annabel for many years and because she always holds space with such love and strength, it allows for a very deep inner journey. I journeyed with the Gnostic Goddesses and received profound information. I brought back pieces of myself that I did not even know were missing. Thank you, Annabel, for your integrity and beauty, and the beautiful new Chapel that provides for these types of transformative experiences.”
GNOSTIC EXPERT & PRIESTESS
As a Gnostic Expert and Priestess of Sophia-Magdalene, I have been following a Gnostic path for over 25 years. Launching The Glastonbury Gnostic Centre & Chapel on Beltane 2018 was the culmination of my life’s journey with Gnosticism through the union of my expert knowledge with my own path of gnosis, or individuation, through the repeated descent and rebirth of my Soul:
♥ as a child with my grandfather, Master of a Masonic Lodge, who inspired my fascination with the Ancient Egyptian mysteries and my Gnostic bloodline
♥ in my early twenties through my devotion to Mother Mary and the Black Madonna whilst living in Southern Italy
♥ studying for my MSc and MPhil degrees, specialising in the Feminine Divine within Paganism (Goddess Thealogy) and Gnosticism (Feminist Theology)
♥ my initiation onto the path of Sophia-Magdalene in 1999 through the birth of my daughter Sophia-Mary with a life-threatening syndrome and multiple disabilities, requiring life-saving surgery at birth and a further 11 operations, which led me repeatedly on the Gnostic descent of the soul into the cave of the Black Goddess and my rebirth back into the light of Sophia
♥ my priestess path on the sacred Isle of Avalon, Glastonbury since 2000, working with the Gnostic energies of Sophia, Magdalene, Yeshua, Mary and Archangel Michael
♥ the 9 year cycle of writing and publication in 2009 of my Gnostic novel The Serpent’s Tale, set in the village of Santa Sofia in sixteenth century Italy at the time of the witch-burnings
♥ my pilgrimages to Mount Sinai on my 35th birthday in 2007 and on my 40th birthday in 2012
♥ the birth of my severely disabled son Zac in 2009, 2 years to the exact date and hour that I arrived at the summit of Mount Sinai in 2007
♥ my initiation into another 9 year cycle of repeated descent and rebirth through nursing Zac on the bridge between life and death, including resuscitating him several times a day for months
♥ the launch this year of The Glastonbury Gnostic Centre & Chapel, marking the end of the sacred 19 year cycle since my daughter Sophia Mary was born and the 9 year cycle since my son Zac was born
♥ I know and trust that all the challenges my children and I have survived have led me to this point where I now have the strength, wisdom and compassion to birth The Glastonbury Gnostic Centre and Chapel; to be conscious of leading from a place of truth, humility and integrity; and to use all the gifts I have gained from my journey with Sophia-Magdalene to guide others on their path of gnosis, as well as supporting those in need.