A SACRED PILGRIMAGE TO THE HEART OF AVALON

My heart is deeply full to invite you on a Sacred Pilgramage to the heart chakra of the world and one of the most sacred ancient places on the planet – Glastonbury, UK – the heart of ancient Avalon.

Many of us are hearing the soul call to return to these sacred lands. To remember. To pick up ancient wisdom planted long ago. To gather. To come together. To fill up our inner wells at the mother of all wells. 

From the 25th – 30th of June 2017 we will be blessed to stay at the world renowned sanctuary Chalice Well, home of the holy Red Springs. We will be blessed with private access to the holy Chalice Well and its luscious gardens. Six days and five nights of filling up our well, replenishing our body, heart and soul. This really will be the trip of a lifetime.

I received the energetic initiation from the Magdalenes/Sisterhood of the Rose while laying in these sacred gardens (this initiation resulted in the receiving of my book Rise Sister Rise). When I received this initiation I was told I would return with a group to initiate them in these same energies. This trip is this group. And this page is your call.

YOUR GUIDES

Myself and talented healer Madeleine Giles will be your teachers and guides on this sacred pilgrimage to the heart of Avalon. Meggan Watterson will also be joining us as guest teacher for one of the afternoons/evenings.

Madeleine’s and my paths crossed over two years ago in Glastonbury and we remembered each other and our joint connection with this land instantly. Madeline will be offering Kundalini yoga, Angelic Breath Healing and leading us in creating Avalonian tinctures to anchor our experience back into our everyday lives. Meggan and I met in person in London just after her first trip to Glastonbury. You can read more about us below. We look forward to being your guides on this journey to these lands that the ancient heart longs for and the soul remembers.

Rebecca Campbell is an international bestselling author of the books Light Is The New Black and Rise Sister Rise (Hay House). She teaches internationally and is devoted to helping others connect with their intuition and soul wisdom and surrender to what is rising in them so that they can light up the world with their presence. Originally from Australia, she was first called to Glastonbury when she was 18 years old. She has been called to return to this land ever since and loves sharing this ancient wisdom with others.

Madeline Giles envisions a world where communicating with Angels is easy for everyone. She founded Angelic Breath Healing as a fast-acting method for people to feel better by consciously connecting with their Angels through breath. Madeline holds a Master’s Degree in Spiritual Psychology from University of Santa Monica and is a certified breathwork healer, kundalini yoga teacher, and has studied angels for nearly a decade. She lives in Los Angeles, California and travels to Glastonbury regularly.

Meggan Watterson is the founder of REVEAL, an organization that spiritually empowers women to connect to the love within them, reclaim their bodies as sacred, and become soul-led agents of change in the world. She facilitates The REDLADIES- a women’s spirituality group in NYC where women come together to encourage each other to find, hear, and to follow the courageous and audacious voice of their soul. (Some break bread together, REDLADIES break dark chocolate. Smile.) She has her Masters of Theological Studies from Harvard Divinity School and a Masters of Divinity from Columbia University. Her work has been featured in media outlets such as The New York Times, Women’s Radio, Feminist.com, Feministing.com and StyleSubstanceSoul.com.

STAYING AT CHALICE WELL

We will be taking over Chalice Well for six days and five nights – this is a very rare and sacred opportunity – one which you need to reserve years in advance. We are very blessed indeed.

Chalice Well is one of Britain’s most ancient wells, nestling in the Vale of Avalon between the famous Glastonbury Tor and Chalice Hill. Surrounded by beautiful gardens and orchards it is a living sanctuary with a private retreat lodge where you can experience the quiet healing of this sacred place. For over two thousand years this has been a place where people have gathered to drink the healing waters and find solace, peace and inspiration.

Many legends are attributed to the Chalice Well waters, which flow ceaselessly at a steady rate and temperature that never varies. Not least among these is that they represent the blood of Christ miraculously springing forth from the ground when Joseph of Arimathea buried or cleansed the chalice from the Last Supper. For others the waters are acknowledged as the essence of life, the gift from Mother Earth to sustain its living forms and so a continuous spring like Chalice Well is a direct expression of an unbounded life force. The wellspring of all life.

As a group we will be taking over the whole Chalice Well with private access during the mornings and evenings. The group will be split between Chalice Well House and Little St Michael’s Cottage

 

PLUS TWO DAY TRIPS TO CORNWALL, AVEBURY AND STONEHENGE

While we are using Chalice Well and the town of Glastonbury as our base, an Avalonian pilgrimage would not be complete without visiting Cornwall and Avebury.

We will journey to the lands of Cornwall visiting Merlin’s Cave, Tintagel Castle and Necten’s Glen (where the Knights Templar went to be blessed by the High Priestesses before battle).

We will connect with the ancient wisdom keeper stone circles and a Neolithic henge in Avebury and the world famous Stonehenge.

All travel, accommodation and entrance fees are included in the price.

INCLUDES

ITINERARY

DAY 1

  • 3-5pm: Arrive at Chalice Well, be greeted by Rebecca and Madeline, get settled into your room, meet your fellow sisters who will be sharing this journey with you
  • Relax in Chalice Well Gardens, fill up your water bottle at the red springs and connect with the healing vibration of the land where the Michael and Mary leylines meet
  • Welcome circle with Rebecca
  • Evening ritual/journey to connect with the Chalice Well, ancient lands of Avalon and be held by the Great Mother
  • Dinner (provided)
  • Wander the gardens, watch the stars or head to bed for a peaceful night sleep

DAY 2

  • Kundalini yoga/meditation/chanting
  • Breakfast (provided)
  • Morning circle
  • Tour of the magnificent ruins of Glastonbury Abbey and Mary's Chapel
  • Lunch in Glastonbury Town
  • Free time to explore and shop in Glastonbury town (more crystal and magic witchy shops than you will know what to do with)
  • Visit St Margaret's Chapel and Magdalene Almshouses
  • Tour of the Tor (home of the Goddess) + opportunity to walk the labyrinth
  • Dinner at Chalice Wells (provided)
  • Evening circle/Angelic Breath healing

DAY 3

  • Kundalini yoga/chanting
  • Breakfast (provided)
  • Workshop with Rebecca
  • Lunch and free time in Glastonbury town or reflection time in the gardens (energy dependent
  • The Risen Magdalene Teaching and Soul Voice Meditation with Meggan Watterson
  • Dinner at Chalice Well (provided)

DAY 4

  • Breakfast (provided)
  • Travel by private coach to Cornwall
  • Visit Necten's Glen + group ritual
  • Lunch in Tintagel
  • Visit Tintagel Castle
  • Visit Merlin's Cave + ritual
  • Travel by private coach back to the Chalice Well Garden Retreat Centre, Glastonbury (travel included)
  • Dinner at Chalice Well (provided)

DAY 5

  • Kundalini yoga/chanting
  • Breakfast (provided)
  • Morning circle + practice
  • Travel by private coach to Avebury (travel provided)
  • Lunch and free time in Avebury
  • Connect with the wisdom keeper stone circles with Rebecca and Madeline
  • Travel by private coach to Stonehenge
  • Connect with the ancient stone circles
  • Dinner at local pub (provided)

DAY 6

  • Breakfast (provided)
  • Pack bags and contemplative time in the Chalice Well and with your sisters
  • Make your own Avalonian Tincture to anchor the Avalonian Energies workshop and fill up your water bottles from the sacred well one last time.
  • Closing circle
  • 11am: Hugs and farewells. Journey on with Avalon firmly planted in our hearts

A RETREAT CREATED TO ASSIST TUNING INTO YOUR SOUL

Chalice Well Retreat Centre was created by the Chalice Well Trust to offer a chance for quiet time, reflection, rest from day-to-day working life, and an opportunity to deepen spiritual journeys. To preserve the ethos of the houses as places of retreat, The Chalice Well Retreat Centre prefers that we avoid using electronic equipment where possible.

Accommodation is a combination of two singles, twins and triples. Rooms are bright, light, high vibe with shared bathrooms. Each of the lodges have cosy lounge rooms and kitchen areas. If you have a preference or are travelling with a friend let us know when you are booking to request that you be roommates and we will do our best to accommodate.

JOIN US ON THIS SACRED PILGRIMAGE

FAQ'S


How do I get to Chalice Wells, Glastonbury from London?

By Train: 

You have two options if travelling by train.

1. Train from London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads (Journey takes roughly 2 hours), you will then connect on the Number 376 Bus from Bristol Temple Meads Bus Station (Journey takes roughly 1½ hours). View the timetable here.

2. Train from London Paddington to Castle Cary (Journey takes roughly 2 hours). There are no direct buses from Castle Cary, you will need to arrange a taxi for the 16 miles from Castle Cary to Glastonbury, it is advised to book this in advance. See list of taxi numbers in Castle Cary noted below:

Numbers to book taxi from Castle Cary to Glastonbury:

Zero-Nine – 07789911827
M&J Taxis – 01458 831905 / 07768 741950
Mum’s Taxi – 07711572038
Chinnock Taxis – 07585686327
Abbey Taxis – 0845 226 7358
Chisletts Taxis – 01458 832278 / 0800 214404
CJW Taxis – 01458 833106 / 07814 544227
D.N.A. Taxis – 01458 832725 / 07709 63561
Justaxis – 01458 860020

By Car:

The fastest route from Central London to Glastonbury is via A303, normal travel time is just under 3 hours (136 miles).

Click Here to see directions by car.

 


Is all entry to the places we visit included

Yes, all entry is covered in the price. You will have four lunches at your own cost, but everything else is included.


Can I park my car at Chalice Wells?

Chalice Wells has an agreement with Drapers (Draper of Glastonbury – renowned manufacturers) across the road for all Chalice Wells guests to have access to their car park during their stay. These are administered with a parking permit and will be made available after check-in.

Those guests requiring car parking, please make us aware at hello@rebeccacampbell.me to ensure we arrange parking permit.


How many beds are in each room?

Little St Michaels at Chalice Wells sleeps a total of 11 guests (1 room with 3 single beds, 2 single occupancy rooms and 3 twin rooms).

Chalice Wells Lodge sleeps a total of 4 guests (2 twin rooms).


I’m not a vegetarian, can we request meat with our meals?

All meals including breakfast and dinner within the retreat are vegetarian only. We will be arranging dinner at the local bar/restaurant on Thursday night of the retreat where you can stock up on meat intake and a glass or three of bubbles 😉


Will all meals be covered within the price of the retreat?
All meals except lunch will be provided and included within the price of the retreat.


How many people will be attending the retreat?
There will be in between 12 people attending the retreat.


Can I use my mobile when attending the retreat?
Chalice Wells Retreat Centre has a ‘mobile on silent’ policy inside the houses. If you need to make a call, you can call outside the office. We will be out and about for most of the days so you won’t have to miss out on your technology fix if you need it


What is your Cancellation Policy?
If we are able to find a suitable replacement to take  your spot on the retreat, we will refund the amount paid minus a £200 administration fee. If we aren’t able to replace your spot on the retreat, we will not be able to offer a refund but we would be happy for you to transfer your allocated spot on the retreat to someone else.

How many beds are there in each room and can I choose whether I stay in Chalice Lodge, Little St Michael's or the Berachah guesthouse on Wellhouse Lane?

First to book will get first priority. Little St Michaels and Chalice Well Lodge sleeps a total of 11 guests (1 room with 3 single beds, 2 single occupancy rooms and 3 twin rooms). No rooms are en-suite but guests have access to three shower rooms. 

Chalice Wells Lodge sleeps a total of 4 guests (2 twin rooms). No rooms are en-suite but guests have access to one bathroom/shower room.

JOIN US ON THIS SACRED PILGRIMAGE

WE ARE ALL REMEMBERING AND RETURNING

If you have heard the call to journey to these sacred lands or to return and remember soul secrets from times past, this will be a deeply nourishing, soul replenishing, inspiring trip which will remain in your heart forever.

Trust the threads that are being woven. I look forward to seeing you there.

Love,

Rebecca