Mastery and Mysteries of Mary Magdalene In Southern France
with Kathleen McGowan and Rev. Cynthia James
June 1 – 8, 2014
Join two of the most inspirational and dynamic women teaching today as they join together in a once in a lifetime journey to the land where Mary Magdalene lived and taught: the ancient and mystical Languedoc region of France. Bestselling author Kathleen McGowan and globally beloved Transformational Specialist and Teacher, Cynthia James are your sisters on this journey which is designed for women only. Seminar topics covered will include:
- Freeing the Body and Loving Your Temple
- Healing the Heart and Living from Love
- Sacred Sexuality and Beloved Partnerships
- Crossing Thresholds / Sacred Transitions
- Finding Your Authentic Voice / Sharing Your Gifts With the World
After dinner discussions will be held in impromptu sessions outside, weather permitting.
Your Guides on the journey are:
Kathleen McGowan – International bestselling author of The Magdalene Line series, including The Expected One and The Book of Love, both inspired by her own adventures and experiences in this region for two decades on her search for the true teachings of Mary Magdalene. Kathleen is a world renowned expert in the life, history and teachings of the Magdalene, having spent an unprecedented 20 years on four continents in devoted pursuit to understand The Way of Love. Kathleen will guide you through locations where Magdalene and her descendants lived, loved and taught, and will share teachings with you that have only been held by sacred societies.
Cynthia James – Transformational teacher, mentor and leader, known for her ability to impact lives in a deep and lasting way through her seminars and Advanced Awareness Coaching. Cynthia has been leading spiritual journeys in France for several years and will bring her magic, insight and power to a series of seminars for women within this extraordinary environment.
Isobel Denham – Activist and humanitarian and gifted folklorist, Isy has been guiding pilgrims through Sacred France for many years and has a broad and inspiring understanding of the Cathar culture, the history of the Black Madonna, and their profound connection to the Magdalene mysteries. Her knowledge, warmth and generosity of spirit was such an inspiration to Kathleen that Isobel became the model for one of the characters – also named Isobel – in the bestselling The Book of Love.
Your Home for the Journey
We have chosen a truly special location as our base for this journey, so you will be immersed in the sacred energy of the region from the moment you arrive.
Hotel L’Eveché (7 nights) Sitting atop thousands of years of ancient ruins and layers of spiritual history, the Hotel L’Eveche was built to house the bishop of Alet les Bains in the Middle Ages. Your accommodations are in a renovated medieval structure, and our meeting space was once a secret meeting hall for the Knights Templar in the region. Rooms in the hotel are simple in a somewhat monastic style, in keeping with their origins. But it was our sense that staying in an unparalleled historical location was instrumental to the experience and more important than staying in a more modern location (ie, there are no televisions in the rooms, although there is free wifi in the hotel). The hotel is in a stunning location, surrounded by trees and perched on the banks of the sacred River Aude. The ancient abbey ruins beside it glow in the moonlight and invoke the spirit of the women who once worshiped in this space. Long before it was claimed by the church, Alet les Bains was a place of active goddess worship, as is evidenced by the statue of the goddess in the town square. Ancient Celtic (pre-Christian) stonework can be seen in the churchyard. Alet means “The Chosen Place” and you will understand why after spending a week here in these extraordinary energies.
We offer more than most other tours or retreats organized in this region:
- All breakfasts, lunches and dinners included. This includes a minimum glass of wine with dinner
- A luxury bus with all the facilities and professional driver
- A professional team of tour managers and expert guides will be accompanying you every step of the way
The weather in June in France is normally lovely and warm and you will be able to see the glorious spring colors the countryside clothes itself with at this time of year. However, France’s weather can change from day to day, especially in the areas we visit. So prepare for warm weather, but know it can be coldish or raining on occasion. Layers are your friend! We are not responsible for any injuries, accidents, damages or theft, which may occur during the tours, the full period of your stay in France, or before arrival causing delay or cancellation. We therefore urge you make sure you have a good solid travel insurance including cancellation to cover any unforeseen circumstances. If you suffer from food allergies or have any other dietary requirements – including vegetarian, vegan or gluten-free requirements, please tell us at the time of booking. We are equipped to deal with legitimate dietary allergies and needs, but please let us know in advance, so we can make sure there are no problems whatsoever. It is important to emphasize that this is rural France, and food is an integral part of the culture. They are not prepared to accommodate many different food preferences, but will be happy to deal with food allergies and requirements. There is a difference.
Please read the Terms and Conditions for this program.
ALL INCLUSIVE PRICE FOR SEVEN NIGHTS (LAND ONLY)
Per Person in Double Occupancy room:
$3,495 payments via check or money order
$3,635 payments via credit card or PayPal
Per Person in Single Occupancy Room:
$3,990 payments via check or money order
$4,150 payments via credit card or PayPal
Deposits and payments
Your deposit secures your place on the tour and is non-refundable unless your seat is either transferred by yourself or we can resell it.
Check or Money Order Payment Schedule in double occupancy room:
$1,748 deposit due on booking to hold space
$1,747 final installment due by March 31, 2014
Credit Card or PayPal Payment Schedule in double occupancy room:
$1,818 deposit due on booking to hold space
$1,817 final installment due by March 31, 2014
Check or Money Order Payment Schedule in single occupancy room:
$1,995 deposit due on booking to hold space
$1,995 final installment due by March 31, 2014
Credit Card or PayPal Payment Schedule in single occupancy room:
$2,075 deposit due on booking to hold space
$2,075 final installment due by March 31, 2014
There are a limited number of rooms and configurations available. If you are willing to share a room, please let us know and we will do our best to match you up with a roommate with advanced introductions. We will create a private Facebook page for retreat attendees where we can all begin to get acquainted in advance and remain in contact afterward!
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