Mystical Portugal: Labyrinths, Legends, and Sites of the Sacred Feminine with Judith Tripp and Laura Esculcas

  • 19 Sep 2016
  • (UTC+02:00)
  • 24 Sep 2016
  • (UTC+02:00)
  • Sintra and Fatima, Portugal
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  • This fee includes:

    * 5 nights at our 3 and 4 star boutique lodging, single occupancy
    * breakfast daily
    * 3 additional group meals (2 dinners, 1 lunch)
    * admissions to sites on the group program
    * ground transport for the program (does not include airport transfers)
    * a share of faculty/staff logistics costs and teaching stipend

    Fee does not include:
    * Arrival and Departure airfare and ground transportation to/from airport not included.
    * Five of the six lunches and four of the six dinners not included.

Join us on a soulful journey to sacred sites in the land of the Lusitani, or “people of the light,” the ancient Celt-Iberian ancestors of the modern Portuguese. On this pilgrimage, we journey to the western shores of Europe, to a place of refuge, rest, and renewal, where the Earth-based spiritual wisdom of the Celts is subtly woven into the fabric of the Portuguese culture and landscape. 

A deeply feminine landscape is awakening in Portugal, and the spiral path of the labyrinth provides context for our encounter with the mysteries of the sacred feminine. The imaginal realm beckons us as we encounter legends of Our Lady, and engage with numinous sites where her archetypal presence, embodied in Mary, has been witnessed. Through the wisdom of the labyrinth and the legends of Mary, explore your relationships with others, with yourself, with the Earth, and with Spirit. Join us in Portugal and learn to reinhabit your soul.

Pilgrimage, like walking the labyrinth, is something we do simultaneously inwardly and outwardly. We will use meditation, movement, music, prayer beads, SoulCollage®, and various healing arts to open to the next step in our individual spiritual paths. We will meet daily in practice and group process to affirm and integrate our experiences.

We will visit and experience:

  • Sintra, the Hill of the Moon, a verdant, archetypally feminine landscape, where ancient wisdom is encoded in architecture, legend, and the land itself
  • Fatima, and the Sanctuary of Our Lady of the Rosary, home of one of the most famous Marian apparition and pilgrimage sites in Europe
  • Nazaré, where the Shrine of Our Lady of Nazareth sits on the bluffs above the Atlantic Ocean, drawing pilgrims from all over Portugal to honor the mysterious and legendary statue of Mary and Child

We will stay three nights at the charming Chalet Saudade guesthouse in the heart of Sintra’s medieval village, and then travel to Fatima for two more nights based at the Luz Houses, a boutique rural hotel that is off the beaten path, yet walking distance from the Fatima apparation sites.

The following webinar provides a on overview of the week:

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Veriditas is dedicated to inspiring personal and planetary change and renewal through the labyrinth experience.

We accomplish our mission by training and supporting labyrinth facilitators around the world, and offering meaningful events that promote further understanding of the labyrinth as a tool for personal and community transformation. Our Vision is that the labyrinth experience guides us in developing the higher level of human awareness we need to thrive in the 21st century.

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