Sacred Feminine in the South of
France: The Grail of the Heart
June 1 – June 9, 2017
Journey with Mara to the South of France
to explore ancient paths of wisdom in a landscape of timeless beauty!
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We will follow the footsteps of the
Divine Feminine in her many aspects, from the prehistoric
Earth Goddess to the Gnostic Sophia, The Shekinah,
Mary Magdalene, and more.
This inspiring and transformational journey will
lead us through a magnificent, beautiful country
of forested hills, dramatic limestone gorges, natural
hot springs, and rushing rivers. Majestic crags reveal
spectacular views of the snow-clad Pyrenees to the
The landscape has also been shaped by a wealth of
histories, mysteries, myths and legends. From prehistoric
times onwards, successive peoples, including the
Greeks, Romans, Celts, Visigoths and Moors, have
all left their mark upon the land. In the Middle
Ages, a large area of southern France became known
as Occitania, with its own individual language and
culture. For a brief but glorious time, its mountain
fastnesses provided a refuge for those following
esoteric spiritual paths, such as the Cathars, Kabbalists,
and Troubadours with their Courts of Love, which
hold much wisdom for us today.
Our journey will take us to:
Montségur – the
holy mountain of the Cathars
, who took
refuge in its castle: An enduring legend says
that here they hid a mysterious treasure, believed
by some to be the Grail.
of the Black Madonna
that express the
power and beauty of the Dark Feminine.
associated with the ancient
Mother Goddess, featuring rock paintings over
15,000 years old.
, where the mystery of
the church dedicated to Mary Magdalene, and its
enigmatic priest, Bérenger Saunière,
continues to fascinate many Grail seekers.
healing waters of Rennes-les-Bains
its hot and cold mineral springs.
'Throne of Isis,'
megalith hidden in the woods.
mediaeval walled city on a hill, with its storybook
towers and turrets.
where the spirit of the
troubadours echoes throughout the walls.
mediaeval town of Alet-les-Bains
its ruined abbey and half-timbered houses, including
the house of a Jewish Kabbalist which was once
the residence of famous prophet, Nostradamus.