Finding the Throne of the Queen of Heaven
 
Finding the Throne of the
Queen of Heaven

 
Sisterhood of the Rose Sacred Intensive
      France   
  

15 to 24 June 2017

with

Shakti Durga

              
 
  

The Feminine sacred mysteries can be overlooked because they are subtle, taking us on a light weavers journey into Shamanic reality, through portals of love and ancient wisdom. On this retreat we will be visiting sacred Cathar, Templar and Mary Magdalene sites and tuning into the energy of the Sisterhood of the Rose in a place that is drenched with it: the Pyrenees region in the South of France.


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Come, not as a tourist, but as a priest/priestess. attune, activate and illuminate your being. We will explore some of the teachings of Mary Magdalene and the inner teachings of a beautiful and Holy land.


This will be a powerful, intimate, grace-filled opportunity to be with Shakti Durga in a small group exploring the Divine feminine and Christ Consciousness energies opening the way to spiritual growth and illumination.





 
Our accommodation will be the Hostellerie de L'Eveche in the little town of Alet Les Bains, a charming hotel, once the site of an ancient bishop's palace. It sits on a park of three hectares.

Neighbouring our rooms, you will enjoy the ruins of the Roman Abbey which was built on an ancient Cybele site.


 




You can also discover, within walking distance and surrounded by the enchanting reaches of the Pyrenees, the little town of Alet, which will delight you with its medieval streets and its mansions with half timberings.

Legendary home to Nostradamus, 'Alet' means 'chosen place', and has a long history of seekers of wisdom through the Mystery Schools, the Druids, Knights Templar and Magdalenes. 





Running alongside the Abbey is the Aude River in which sits a narrow island which is an ancient Druid site - we will be conducting some of our meditations on this island during the retreat.






We will be visiting sacred sites and towns of the Languedoc-Roussillo-Midi-Pyrenees region in the South of France.




                                                                                            Old City of Carcassone




Hermitage of St Anthony and the Mary Magdalene Cave - Gorge de Galamus


Vegetarian breakfast and dinner is included every day and lunch will be included on 6 days, at the Hotel or at a local restaurant (see itinerary for details). Gluten free, dairy free, vegan can be catered for - please ensure you enter any dietary requirements in the relevant space when you fill out the online registration form.

Cost for this extraordinary retreat is from AUD$3818.00
(airfares not included)
Bookings close 5pm 1 June 2017
ONLY TWO PLACES LEFT!

Payment of the AUD$800 deposit will secure your place. An administration fee of AUD$100 plus any costs already incurred on the participant's behalf is non refundable if you cancel before 13 May 2017. Any cancellation after 13 May 2017 will attract an administration fee of AUD$100 plus any costs already incurred on behalf of the participant (see booking conditions).

Balance is due on or before 3 May 2017 - bookings after this date will require full cost of retreat on registration.

Price Includes:
  • Tuition fee
  • Accommodation
  • 9 vegetarian breakfasts and dinners and 6 vegetarian lunches - as we are in regional France we can not guarantee gluten free or vegan meals, if you are gluten free or vegan, you might need to self cater.
  • Transfers from and to Toulouse Airport (see itinerary for details)
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Tours to Carcossone, Rennes Le Chateau, Esperaza, Gorge De Galamus, the Throne of Isis and Limoux.
  • Entry fees to sites
  • Temple room
  • Staff expenses
  • Administration costs

Price does not include:

  • Flights
  • Accommodation other than that stated in the itinerary
  • Travel insurance (compulsory)
  • Meals other than those stated in the itinerary
  • Personal expenses
  • Transfers outside of the main group

Flights are at your own expense. You will be picked up from Toulouse airport on 15 June at 12 noon, so please arrange your flight so you arrive and have time to collect your luggage and be ready to board the transport at 11.45am.

Transport will be arranged to take you back to Toulouse airport at 12 noon on 24 June, end of retreat. Our Tour Guide suggests that you do not book any flights from Toulouse airport before 4pm.






Notre Dame de Marceille Church


Please download the following document to prepare for the retreat:

Pre-retreat Purification


** Artwork used with kind permission of Lily Moses, roseravendesigns, www.lilymoses.com



 
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ACCOMMODATION
 
Single room:   AUD$4,088.00
Twin Room:     AUD$3,953.00
Triple Room:   AUD$3,818.00


All rooms have private shower or bath, toilets, direct phone, Wifi free, without TV.  Both buildings overlook the three-hectare park, which runs alongside the Aude River. Parking is available.


Christian Limouzy, owner and chef of the Hotel, who graduated from the Ecole Hotelliere des Pyrenees in Toulouse, actively promotes the regional cuisine as well as family recipes. We have requested vegetarian food but as this is regional France, if you are vegan or gluten free you may have to self cater.






ITINERARY

Day 1 (15 June - Thursday):
    12 noon: Pick up from Toulouse Airport, 90 minute drive to our hotel - Hostellerie de l'Eveche at Alet Les Bains. Arrive approx 2pm giving time to unpack, have a rest, go for a walk along the River Aude, explore the Abbey Ruins or the town of Alet.

    4pm: Welcome and Evening session with Shakti Durga and dinner at Hotel (included).


Day 2 (16 June - Friday):
Day of spiritual practice, contemplation and rest at the hotel.  Breakfast, lunch and dinner at the Hotel are included.  Visit the healing waters and ruins of the Abbey, towers of Archangel Michael and the tower of Our Lady and the crystal shop in Alet Les Bains.

Day 3 (17 June - Saturday):
Morning and evening program.  During the day we will travel to the Old City of Carcassone, tour the Castle and explore this beautiful medieval walled village with its quaint streets, Basilica and Museum.  Lunch is at your own expense.

Day 4 (18 June - Sunday):
Morning and evening program.  We will travel to Esperaza and visit the colourful traditional markets. Then to Rennes Le Chateau visiting the church of Saint Mary Magdalene, the Towers of Magdala and Alchemy and the Throne of Isis. Lunch at a local restaurant is included.

Day 5 (19 June - Monday):
Day of spiritual practice, contemplation and rest at the hotel. Breakfast, lunch and dinner at the Hotel is included.

Day 6 (20 June - Tuesday):
Morning and evening program and travel to Gorge de Galamus to visit the Hermitage of St Anthony and the Mary Magdalene Cave.  Lunch at a local restaurant is included.

Day 7 (21 June - Wednesday): Summer Solstice
Day of spiritual practice, celebration of the Summer Solstice. Breakfast, lunch and dinner at the Hotel is included

Day 8 (22 June - Thursday):
Day of spiritual practice, contemplation and rest at the hotel. Breakfast, lunch and dinner at the Hotel is included

Day 9 (23 June - Friday):
Morning and evening program. Today we travel to Limoux to visit the Notre Dame de Marceille Church, and go to the Friday markets. Lunch at the markets or in town, at your own expense.  This is St John's Eve and it is an ancient tradition to light sacred fires so of course we will be having a fire puja this evening - for more information see downloadable itinerary below.

Day 10 (24 June - Saturday):
Morning session, retreat ends after breakfast.
12pm: Transfer to Toulouse Airport (need to leave the Hotel 4 hours prior to flight departure time).


To Print Itinerary click here  Retreat Itinerary





Important Information about Flights

Flights are not included in this retreat, you are required to organise your own flights. 

You will need to fly into Toulouse Airport where you will be picked up on 15 June at 12 noon.  Please arrange your flight so you arrive and have time to collect your luggage and be ready to board the transport at 11.45am.

Transport will be arranged to take you back to Toulouse Airport at 12 noon on 24 June, end of retreat. Our Tour Guide suggests that you do not book any flights departing Toulouse Airport before 4pm.