Annabel Du Boulay Priestess of Sophia-Magdalene Training

Join me for the first year of

The Sophia-Magdalene Priestess Training


A course of 5 weekend workshops in Glastonbury

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  The Path of the Gnostic Goddess (In-Person) 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. Rediscover the pagan origins of their stories. Receive their healing, love and guidance. Rebirth yourself 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.

  For those of you who are unable to attend this course in-person, please book onto The Path of the Gnostic Goddess Online Course with one optional weekend retreat…



   You’re interested in the Rose Lineage of Sophia-Magdalene with its foundation in the Sumerian myths of Inanna and Dumuzi, the Ancient Egyptian Mysteries of Isis & Osiris and the Gnostic Sacred Marriage of Magdalene & Yeshua

   You 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 your life today

   You feel inspired to work with the energies of the Gnostic Goddesses in relation to your Maiden (Youth), Lover, Mother, Crone and Wisdom Archetypes in order to come more fully into your power and to shine your and their light in the world

   You enjoy courses that combine both academic and experiential learning

   You love the idea of spending five weekends journeying together using transpersonal and shamanic techniques such as guided visualisation, creative expression and sacred ritual within The Glastonbury Gnostic Chapel and on the sacred Isle of Avalon woven with their herstories and 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.”

Pamela Gaunt

Annabel Du Boulay Eve Workshop


24-25 AUGUST 2019


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

Annabel Du Boulay Brigit Retreat


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

Annabel Du Boulay Black Madonna


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

Annabel Du Boulay Lilith Workshop


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

Annabel Du Boulay Sophia Workshop


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 your Self 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


The cost of the course of 5 weekend workshops is £1111

A percentage of the course fee will be used by my company to support The Glastonbury Gnostic Chapel, a charitable company providing low cost therapeutic services to people in need

We want the Priestess of Sophia-Magdalene Training to be accessible to everyone regardless of financial status so if you need a payment plan to help spread the cost or a bursary place, please contact us.

On receipt of your payment, you will be sent a link to an online booking form to complete. Where necessary, Annabel may call you to discuss your suitability for the training. She reserves the right to refund your payment where appropriate.

Please note that this training is:

  • only suitable for people over the age of 30 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
  • for personal use only and therefore not suitable for other teachers or authors of the Rose Lineage

Closing date is 9 August 2019 but spaces are limited so please book your place and accommodation early to avoid disappointment

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This is a 3-Year training, either in-person or online, where I guide you on your journey of gnosis through:

♥  The Path of the Gnostic Goddess

5 workshops (Aug-Dec) working with the herstories and healing energies of the Gnostic Goddesses Eve, Magdalene, Mary, Lilith & Sophia in relation to your own Maiden (Youth), Lover, Mother, Crone and Wisdom Archetypes, at the end of which you can choose to dedicate at the Chapel as a Priestess or Priest of the Gnostic Goddess

♥  The Path of Sophia-Magdalene

5 workshops (Jan-May) working with the mythic timeline and deities of the Rose Lineage from Ancient Sumeria, Judaism, Egypt, Greece, Rome and the Early Gnostics, culminating in a Beltane weekend ceremony for those who wish to dedicate at the Chapel as a Rose Lineage Priestess or Priest of their own choosing

♥  The Path of Gnosis

5 mentoring sessions with me to support you in the creation and manifestation of your own unique gift in the world on your path of gnosis through the Rose Lineage teachingswhich you may like to offer through the Chapel, for example as an event, workshop, course, creative or community project

There is no expectation for you to dedicate at the Chapel – you are very welcome to attend the training simply for your own path of gnosis – and if you do decide to, you are free to choose what to dedicate as within the realm of the Rose Lineage


If you are interested in joining The Path of the Gnostic Goddess but are unable to attend the 5 weekend workshops in Glastonbury, I will be running an online version at the same time from August-December 2019.

Applications for this will open when my new E-commerce website launches in May 2019.


“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.”

Susan Mare


As a Rose Lineage 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 Rose Lineage and 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 Rose deities Sophia, Magdalene, Yeshua, Mary and Archangel Michael, as well as the Celtic deities as Priestess of Avalon

  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 a further 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 in 2018 of The Glastonbury Gnostic Centre & Chapel, marking the end of the sacred 19 year cycle from my daughter Sophia Mary’s birth and the 9 year cycle from my son Zac’s birth

  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 found 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.