QUESTS OF THE SPIRIT 

 

‘British Isles Mysteries – England and Scotland’

July  10-19, 2017

 

“A green and gold etheric light shines across the English countryside–
A distant bard’s harp enchants the stones to sing and the elements to dance again.”

 

Join Ani in legendary Avalon, megalithic stone circles, Druid sites, Chalice Well, Glastonbury Abbey, special private entry ceremony and chanting within Stonehenge, Avebury Stones, Cornwall Coast, King Arthur’s Castle, Merlin’s Cave, Castlerigg Stone Circle, Rosslyn Chapel and  the beautiful and magical Rosslyn Glen.

“We live within the ruins of an ancient structure….a gigantic work of prehistoric engineering, the remains of a once universal system of natural magic.” 
~ John Michell

 

A nine-day journey, re-enchanting the sacred landscape temple
and re-inspiring our lives.

This tour is almost full! We have received one cancellation, so there is one place left on this Pilgrimage.

 Dragon Song September 2017 in France and Spain registration is open and is listed below.
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“The resting place of so many saints is deservedly called a heavenly sanctuary.”
~William of Malmesbury 12thc Glastonbury Abbey

 

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‘Dragon Song – Feminine Paths of Power and Healing’

September 16-25, 2017

Travel with Ani Williams as she guides you through a tour in mystical France and Spain

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Travel the ancient dragon paths connecting earthly temples, dolmens and sacred mountains. Discover the healing traditions of Our Lady with the Cup in this region’s most beautiful and sacred sites. Feel the power where the Pyrenees mountains meet the Mediterranean Sea in an alchemical dance of fire and water. Experience an immersion in Grail sound traditions and the mysteries of Our Lady with the Cup of Fire. The Pyrenees region was a haven for early Christian mystics,  Arabian Alchemists, Jewish Kabbalists and lovers of the Sacred Feminine. Journey to the land of Catalunya, where Our Lady of Montserrat reigns as Queen of Heaven and Earth.

 

Tour includes:

  • Asclepian and Isis Greek healing temples at Empuries
  • Rodes Greco-Roman cities on the Mediterranean
  • Our Lady of Montserrat, Black Madonna of Catalunya
  • Dali Museum at Galla’s spectacular Chateau at Pubol
  • Monastery Sant Pere de Rodes on the Camino de Compostella
  • Ancient Temple of Venus and Holy Well on the Mediterranean
  • Girona medieval Jewish center, where we will chant in medieval Kabbalistic shrines
  • Cathar Chateau of Montsegur and Troubadour Chateau of Puivert
  • Rennes-le-Chateau and the mysterious church of Mary Magdalene
  • Rennes-les-Bains’ thermal waters of the Deux Rennes, Two Queens
  • Hygeiea healing ceremony at the Asklepian healing temple

 

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Our eco-spa-hotel in Catalonia has its own private beach with a 2 kilometer long boardwalk, on the spectacular Costa Brava sea next to the healing temples of Isis, Serapis and Asklepius. In the Languedoc our retreat is on the River Aude, part of the ancient abbey of Alet les Bains, and a center for Kabbalah scholars. In Girona we stay in the historic Jewish Quarter–a short walk to the cathedral, medieval chapels, Garden  of Angels, nature paths, and the sanctuary of an appearance of Our Lady with the Cup. At Montserrat we stay next to the Basilica of Our Lady.

 

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Throughout the Pyrenees region in both France and Spain there were many appearances of Our Lady, with several hundred apparitions documented by the Catholic Church. She came as a healer, awakener and as a voice of the divine. Her presence in Catalonia is found in Hygieia, with her dragon and cup of healing, in Mary Magdalene’s appearances in Girona, and in the Romanesque frescoes of Our Lady with her Cup of Fire, Holy Spirit. 

Throughout this pilgrimage, we will balance the depth of the sacred with the sensory joy of delicious food, wine from local vineyards and good humor.

 

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Why travel with the healing sounds of Ani Williams? 

The Song of the Troubadour’s Harp rings through the Ancient Springs, Chateaux and Chapels, enchanting the heart of nature, stirring us to remember. For more than twenty-five years, Ani Williams has been guiding groups to places of power. She brings a wealth of knowledge of the sacred landscape, the history and mystery of the region. With live music and chant, the ancient shrines come to life, evoking a deeply transformative experience for every participant.

“Questing is an adventure to bring into fulfillment your gift to the world, which is yourself.” 

~Joseph Campbell

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What is a Pilgrimage and the Grail Quest?

A pilgrimage is a return to the center of the circle of life, taking time out from our fragmented and fast-paced world. It provides an opportunity to become inspired, re-dream our lives and to step beyond what we imagined to be possible. A pilgrimage is a quest for the sacred.

For individuals in today’s stressful and sometimes chaotic world, a pilgrimage could be defined as a necessity for spiritual survival…to reconnect with beauty, nature, spirit and what we each consider to be food for the soul.

The Grail Quest is a path traveled by countless pilgrims throughout the ages, seeking to find a way out of the Waste Land of suffering and forgetfulness. In Grail legends, the Waste Land according to Joseph Campbell, is the place where the vitality, spontaneity and meaning of life has gone. Our quest today is to recover that which is authentic, sacred and magically alive in each one of us, a return to the center and our essential nature. Through pilgrimage we discover that which my Tibetan teacher would term Ground Luminosity, the radiance that we truly are.

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Watch Ani Williams create an impromptu rendition of Hallelujah during the Song of the Grail Pilgrimage September 2014 at Puivert Chateau.

 

Song of the Grail Television Interview with Ani Williams by Nancy Bloom on Life Passages

 

Testimonials from our tour participants:

“What a wonderful time that I had. You put so much planning and care into the pilgrimage and it really showed. I will never forget it.” 

Gail Southwell, retired business executive

“Ani, I want to thank you for a wonderful experience. You were an excellent pilgrimage leader, everything went so smoothly, and I had experiences of places, people, and the spiritual that have left lasting impressions on my life.”  

Jill Dubisch, Anthropology Professor and author of Pilgrimage and Healing

“A trip of a lifetime—it was perfect!” 

Nancy Myers, author

“Since our pilgrimage, I have found myself humming and dreaming of the songs we sang and chanted together in magical places along the way. The things I learned on the tour are helping me overcome the fear and anxiety in taking the next step in my life.” 

Young business executive

A heartfelt thank you for such a wonderful trip and creating a very special experience for all of us. You truly live your mission and help others as we enter into the crossroads of life.”  

Judith M.

“Gratitude to you forever for opening so many doors!” 

E. Lee, world traveler

“Thank you so much again for sharing the places and more importantly, the people along the tour that are near and dear to your heart and inner experience.  And Costa Brava… Woo hoo!”  

Suzanne S.

“I loved your Song of the Grail pilgrimage!  You put much energy and love into this 9 day spiritual adventure. I am so grateful to have been a participant.”  

Oregon mother