I conduct and also arrange sightseeing tours of the UK and Worldwide, visiting the amazing sacred sites that can be found.
Tours coming up for 2013:
Athens, Eleusis and Delphi - Greece: 21st September 2013 for one week
We are so happy to offer you this wonderful pilgrimage to the heart of ancient Greek culture and religion. Journeying back in time and through the landscape we will be visiting some of the ancient sacred sites that played a central role in the mythology and beliefs of the early Greeks.
Beginning in Athens, the city named for Athena, Goddess of Wisdom, Civilisation, Justice, Weaving and Womanly Crafts, we will explore the Acropolis high above the city, with its world-famous Parthenon, Temples of Athena Polias (Protectress of the City), and Athena Nike, as well as Temples to Artemis Brauronia – Artemis the Bear, Poseidon, Erechtheus and Cecrops.
We will walk down through the Agora to the Keramaikos and the beginning of the Road to Elefsina or Eleusis, along which pilgrims walked in ancient times to celebrate the Mysteries of Demeter and Kore. The following day we will drive the 20 km from Athens to Eleusis and explore the ruins of the magnificent Sanctuary where the Mysteries of Eleusis were celebrated. Nestling into the slopes of a small hill this is the actual spot where Kore or Persephone descended into the Underworld, where Demeter mourned for Her at the Mirthless Rock and where the Maiden returned to the surface again.
Our pilgrimage continues, following an ancient route, just like the women of Athens who traveled each autumn into the hills and mountains to meet with Dionysos, God of Wine and Revelry. We will make our way to Delphi, home of the earliest Oracles, which is perched on the slopes of Mount Parnassos, From the most ancient times pilgrims traveled from all over the ancient world to consult with the Pythia, the Oracle of Ge or Gaia, of the Earth Herself. Later, as patriarchal forces entered into Greek society, Apollo the Sun God is said to have killed the Python and installed his own Oracle. Priestess Sybils spoke for Him seated on the Omphalos stone or on a high stool perched over a chasm in the rocks from which fumes emerged. These Underworld emanations allowed the Priestess to enter an altered state of consciousness, through which the God/Goddess spoke.
We will explore the ancient ruins that cling to the hillside and cover great areas of the land, showing the importance and the tribute that was paid to the Oracle. On one of the days we will travel higher into the mountains, to the wonderful Korykian Cave, which is the site of the earliest Oracle of the Muses, of Ge and of Pan.
Our purpose on this pilgrimage is to connect to this ancient world that was full of spiritual knowledge, to listen to the Voice of the Oracle and to hear Her words for us, so that She may help us in our life’s journey.
Tours coming up for 2014:
Glastonbury and Cornwall April 2014: Journey to the Sacred Sites of Avalon The Heart Chakra Goddess Tour. Celebrate “Beltaine” in Glastonbury, England.
Book through: http://donnavirgilio.com/goddesstours/goddesstours.html
Travel to Stonehenge for a private sunrise Goddess ceremony in its inner stone circle. Walk to the Tor, the hill of mystery and legends. Tour the Roman and Medieval Baths and honor the Goddess Minerva. Visit, pray and receive healing at the Chalice Well and its Sacred Gardens. Tour the Glastonbury Goddess Temple and participate in the official Beltaine Festivities and Ceremonies.
The Boscastle Witchcraft Museum reveals the truth about the "herstory" of witches. Journey to Tintagel, said to be the mystical birthplace of King Arthur. Peek inside Merlin’s Cave and feel the energy of his magical realm.
Walk through Avebury stone circle, West Kennet Long Barrows, Silbury Hill and see Crop Circles. In rituals and meditation we will meet the Lady of Avalon, drink and bathe in the living waters of the sacred springs, connect with this mystical magical land and with the ancient ones who have passed before us beyond the veil. Glastonbury is the Love Chakra of the World.
On the Goddess and Sacred Site Tour 2014 you will fall in love with this dreamy and enchanting land.
Also in 2014 - Sacred Sites of Mary Magdelene in Southern France 14 June 2014 and 7 September 2014
Also - Egypt: 4th October 2014
More information to follow.
Whether you are putting a group together and just need the ground arrangements handled or you need a guide for your tour, then I can help from booking accommodation and transport, sightseeing, handling payments, with recommendations for travelling.
I have arranged incoming tours for Australian, American, Spanish, Portuguese and Canadian visitors. References can be provided.
For more information please contact me.
Call for a brochure - 07780 966929.