As we enter the Cornwall phase of our Pilgrimage, the itinerary and timetable becomes more flexible,
adapting to your needs and wishes, and to local conditions.
Thursday, April 9th, 2015
We depart Chalice Well and Peace Gardens, with thanks and gratitude, for the many gifts it’s bestowed upon us
How many of you have ever dreamt of visiting a castle? Now, you cannot only visit a castle, but sleep in one for
four nights, with panoramic views of the Atlantic and the Tintagel ruins, the birthplace of King Arthur!
We climb aboard the “Magic Bus” and head off to the Camelot Castle Hotel in Tintagel, Cornwall, and King Arthur country.
The Camelot Castle Hotel is a wonderful charming and mystical hotel, sitting proudly in Tintagel overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and Tintagel Castle Ruins, the legendary birthplace of King Arthur. The stunning Camelot Castle offers rooms with magnificent panoramic views over the rugged Cornish coastline from Hartland Point in the North, to Trevose Head in the South. It embraces us with an intimate place to rest and share for the duration of our time together. Every day offers a fresh opportunity to venture into the surrounding countryside and fully immerse ourselves in a new discovery. Cornwall, with its unsurpassed scenery, natural beauty, peace and tranquility, makes for a truly an unforgettable, mystical experience!
Enroute to Cornwall and The Camelot Castel, we make a stop at Bishops Lydeard, and get on board a classic
steam engine train for an hour ride through the spectacular Devon countryside which takes us into the stunning
Village of Dunster, listed in the Doomsbay Book of 1068. Dunster is a lovely medieval town with a castle,
medieval watermill, the whole shebang!
On our jouney from Dunster to Tintagel we pass many interesting places; depending on time and wishes of our
Pilgrims we can make brief stops. From Dunster we travel past Porelock Wier, and take the toll road to Culbone,
with it’s tiny hermitage. We then cross Exmoor to stop in at Tar Steps which is a Neolithic Bridge across a river
in a delightful forest, with a lovely pub nearby where we can have some refreshments.
After Tar Steps we head to Clovelley, which is a lovely ancient village sea port. From there onwards, the road hugs
the Atlantic coast all the way to Tintagel!
Upon arriving, we will first settle into our rooms, and acclimate to the mystical surroundings of this spectacular place. By this time , you will all be more than ready for an unforgettable experience, of “Cornish Cream Tea” (A delicious treat of fresh made hearty scones, Cornish clotted cream, and Jam)! And let’s not forget a great “cuppa” of tea.
6:00 PM We gather in our own private “Sanctuary Room” for the opening Ceremony of Purification, and
aligning of group energies – setting intentions, followed by a brief meditation.
7:00 Supper will be served in the majestic “Irina’s Restaurant” overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, and the
Tintagel Castle Ruins!
8:30 We all gather outside the Camelot Castle (Weather Permitting) for a group discussion or
free time to take in the majestic beauty of the Atlantic Ocean and the Tintagel Castle Ruins, just
Friday, April 10th, 2015
7:00 AM Morning Meditation
9:00 Off we go to visit the Tintagel Castle Ruins, The Birthplace of King Arthur
11:30 King Arthurs Great Hall
12:30 PM Grab a bite, I suggest you try one of the great “Cornish Pasties”
1:30 St. Nectan’s Glen, home of Faeyre.
St. Nectan's Glen with it's majestic waterfall is listed as one of the ten most spiritual places
in the country. The hermitage sanctuary is amazing and was built next to the top of the
waterfall in around 500 AD by St. Nectan who settled there. The water is believed to have
many healing properties and a wonderful sense of peace and tranquility seems to flow around
this magical place.
4:00 Afternoon Meditation at St. Nectan's Glen
Note: Tintagel and St. Nectan's Glen are enough for one day. They are very powerful places
It will be good to allow time in them.
8:30 Free Time
Saturday, April 11th, 2015
7:00 AM Morning Meditation
9:00 St Michaels Mount, Penzance and The Eden Project
On the Magic Bus and off to St. Michael's Mount. It is pretty special as there is the house castle
and the gardens, and the causeway to it, and the whole bay of Penzance is beautiful.
This is where the St. Michael Ley Line starts, so a good bit of dowsing to explore this might
be fun. We spend most of the day here.
After the visit to St Michael's Mount we visit a modern Pilgrimage Place – the Eden
Project. The Spirituality of this New Age is about honoring and protecting the earth – and this is
and this is the purpose of the Eden Project. Based in a recycled clay quarry, the Eden Project is a
series of massive domes that serve to preserve and protect the flora of the planet. Plants that
have been collected from around the world and housed in eco-zones based on climate. The aim is
to preserve species and promote a message about the important relationship between people
and nature. In this place, Joseph will give us a short talk on his rain forest water project.
4:00 Afternoon Meditation at The Eden Project
8:30 Group Discussion - Qualities of Conscious Leadership
Sunday, April 12th, 2015
7:00 AM Morning Meditation
9:00 Off to Land's End!
A chance to explore Land's End, the rugged and windswept end of Britain, and look out over
thousands of miles of Ocean - and realize that the next stop is New England and the New World.
There are many interesting places packed into this narrow peninsula, so much so that we feel it
is best to simply list some of them, so that by now seasoned Pilgrims can choose the places
that they wish to visit. Land's End itself in July and August experiences the "high season" for
tourists and holiday makers. However, only a mile or two away, one can experience the
windswept solitude and soul of this "thin place" - feeling as if one is balancing on the end
of the world.
Merry Maidens Stone Circle
The "Merry Maidens" is the most perfect ancient stone circle to be found anywgere, with it's
19 stones; it was called locally in Cornish, "Stone Dance". Legend has it, like the Tippet Stone
Circle, the stones represent Maidens who were turned to stone for dancing on the Sabbath.
Built around 2200 BC, it is similar to the other 19 stone circle at St. Buryan, but unlike the
Merry Maidens it was built for offerings and at it's centre has a leaning pillar.
Boscawen-un Stone Circle
Tregeseal Stone Circle
Men-An-Tol is situated about 4 miles northwest of Penzance just off a minor road that runs
between Madron and Morvah. It was nominated in the BBC's survey of Spirit of Place with
the following comment: "The mystery that surrounds the site is palpable and tranquility of
area in general is profound". Holed stones like Men-An-Tol in general have often been seen
as objects with special powers, commonly of healing. Some were used to finalize contracts,
a handshake through the hole in the stone was seen as being binding.
The rocks and beach at Sennen in west Cornwall. Cornwall's spectacular coastline featured
heavily in the voting for the Spirit of Place. Sennen in west Cornwall was nominated with the
following memory: "I sat on a rock in this tiny cove in that magic hour before breakfast -
before I would be going back to the B & B farmhouse to the smell of bacon and coffee - and
heard the sea, knowing that it held an awesome hidden power."
Porthcurno Beach & Minack Theatre
Crashing waves at Porthcurno beach. The Minack Theatre and beach at Porthcurno
"One is on the edge of the world. There is the land, the sea, the beach, the flora and fauna,
the shape of the bay is haunting and from the steps of the Minack Theatre looking down
is an awe inspiring feeling. Also walking along the beach is a thought provoking feeling.
The place sings to me. I feel close to God, nature and feel life is worth living in this calming
Carn Brea (near St. Just) is situated on the most westerly hill in the country and
is another special place and if you visit on midsummer’s day you will see that
they still light the beacon just as they have for hundreds of years. It was first
used in the Bronze Age and later a hermitage and chapel were built on the site.
It has amazing views over the sea and built high on the cliffs you can only sit in
wonder as you take in all this special place has to offer.
Carn Euny A with its fogou is an ancient Iron Age village and it is amazing to see such
a well preserved site in such a stunning location. Actually walking through the underground
chamber is a deeply spiritual experience.
Alsia has been used for centuries by young women seeking divination. It was also frequented
by pilgrims around the nineteenth century on the first three Wednesday's in May when they
would use the water for it's curative properties.
6:45 Pre-Supper Meditation
7:00 Supper Party! to celebrate completion of this phase of the new YOU, the new WE! T
9:00 Insights Reflected - Closing Ceremony
10:00 Tuck In
Monday, April 13th, 2015
7:00 AM Morning Meditation
9:30 Depart Cornwall – To Heathrow Airport