Sacred Journey to Mystical Scotland!

The Path of Merlin and the Dragon Bloodline

September 25 - October 6, 2020

Listen...Are the lands of Scotland calling you?
Whispers carried by the wind
Shrouded in mist, steeped in mystery
Highlands and lowlands, ancient pathways
Seekers and mystics following the threads woven through time
Stained glass windows revealing a hidden truth
Leading YOU back to the One Self, the Grail Heart

Your Journey begins as you cross the threshold into Rosslyn Chapel where you'll discover the secrets revealed in the stained glass windows.  Long associated with the Knights Templar, Rosslyn is a place with many stories and hidden symbols pertaining to the holy bloodline that have been well-preserved.

 

What are their secrets? 

Your journey continues as you wander through the ocean mists of time and

explore the inner and outer Hebrides of the Scottish Isles. 

 

Imagine stepping off the ferry and onto the shores of Iona, the holiest of places, a place of the heart, considered to be the

custodian of the Grail.

Legends have named this Scottish isle, the Isle of Women - believed to have once been inhabited by a group of priestesses.

 

Legends reveal that Mother Mary, Joseph and Jesus walked the lands of Iona, and later Mary Magdalene and Jesus. 

They knew the power of this sacred isle.

Iona is a geographical point connecting heaven and earth.

 

Some claim Iona is the Grail point - the zero point codex where exist the Four Hallows of the Grail,

Peace

Abundance

Healing

Immortality
 

Here you'll experience the sacred union of heaven and earth, a place of oneness!

 

Sailing from the Isle of Iona, you'll ride up the beautiful coast of Scotland through some of the most dramatic landscapes that will take your breath away.

Crossing the bridge to Skye, you'll feel right at home as we come to the lively, intimate harbor village of Portree where you'll stay for the next few days.  A perfect place to explore the faerie glens and faerie pools, portals to the Otherworld, to commune with the ancient ones and the power of nature. 

 

Each day will feel complete as you return to our cozy lodging to warm your feet by a roaring fire.

Scotland is a land of mist and magic!

Surrounded by nature and magical places, you'll deepen your roots and be carried away by the Otherworld as you drift off to sleep, embraced by the water spirits and ancient legends of the Hebrides.  Through conversation and meditation, we'll reach deep into the legends of humanity's origin discovering our own origin story.  We'll enter the Grail Play Field with Merlin as our guide and unravel the lore of the dragon lineage.

 

  

To seek the Grail is to seek the greatest self.

As you sail back to Ireland's mainland, the ancient megaliths of Sligo and County Meath call to you.  Earthen mounds, magical cairns and faerie glens that hold the knowledge of long ago, await to share their wisdom.

You slip deeper into the Otherworld as you walk the labyrinth at Carrowcrory, listen to stories from our local guide, John Wilmott, Ireland's woodland bard and share tea and scones as Claire Roche enchants us with her lovely harp music.

Here, we will bathe in the Fae's breath and with the sile, experiencing both woodland and water folklore.

Your final day will be spent following in the ancient footsteps of the Celts and the Druids at Loughcrew and the Hill of Tara before returning for our final night in Dublin.

 Awakened to the Celtic Goddess Traditions, you'll return home

deeply rooted and spellbound !

 Isle of Harris & Lewis

The last of the three isles we'll visit, is the Isle of Harris and Lewis.  We'll spend some time in wandering the misty shores of Lewis while unveiling our own truths.  We'll step into the ancient stone circle of Callanish, a portal to the Otherworld and call on our ancestors for guidance.  Maybe even visit the Callanish church and listen to a sermon spoken in the old Gaelic language.  Before leaving the isle, we'll spend some time exploring local craftsmen in the harbor town of Stornoway before sailing to the mainland and heading to the Scottish highlands.  

Gardens at St. Columba Hotel, Iona

The Venue

Simple lodging for the pilgrims who travel to the beautiful isles of the inner and outer Hebrides awaits us, far from the hustle and bustle of the metropolitan areas. 

Imagine a day spent out in the elements with cool winds and salty mist, and returning to a cozy B&B, warming your feet by a roaring fire with good food from the local area.

Most of our lodging has been carefully selected for comfort, good food and location near sacred sites. 

Our hotels and bed & breakfasts have all been carefully selected to provide you with comfort, a home away from home with a taste of  culture and warm hospitality.

PLEASE NOTE:  We will be staying at B&B's where there are no standard rooms.  They vary in shapes and sizes.  Rooms will be fairly assigned based on order of registration. 

IMPORTANT:  I am booking spaces for 7 people.  It is advisable to sign-up as early as possible to guarantee a room in our chosen B&Bs and a spot on the ferry ride to Inis Mor, as both have limited space.  Other lodging and ferry reservations will be made for late registrants if all other rooms/seats have already been taken.

Dietary Restrictions? 

I'll make sure our hotels and B&B's are aware of any food allergies and sensitivities so you'll be well taken care of! 

Your Sacred Journey Cultural Delights!

Woven Textiles

Beautiful plaid, woven blankets and fair isle sweaters are just a few of Scotland's trademark items.  Woolen mills and weavers can be found on many of the isles, including the traditional Harris Tweed on the Isle of Harris.  Bring home a woven blanket that will surely be a family heirloom passed down through the generations.

Traditional plaids representing the Scottish clan heritage makes up much of the decor in Scotland.

Rural Scotland

Scotland is home to the Scottish Highlander and several breeds of sheep, including the Scottish Blackface.  They are seen roaming the hillsides and pastures kept in bounds by stone walls stretching as far as the eye can see. 

While spending much of our time on the isles, wandering through the ocean mists, we'll also be traveling through dramatic landscapes of breathless beauty.

Scottish Shortbread

Afternoon tea with buttery shortbread.

Your Initiation Package

Legends reveal to us that Scotland was the true birth place of Merlin and where the search for the grail still continues.  This age-old myth has its roots in Egypt and ancient Ireland where the grail cup originated as Kerridwyn's cauldron. 

Merlin is the magician and initiator, and keeper of the Grail.  He shows up in our lives guiding us through this ancient rite of passage so that we can cross the threshold into, what I call, the Grail Play Field.  He also calls forth our own inner king as he is the one who chooses the rightful king to lead humanity  during a crucial time in history.  We must stand in our truth and take action in whatever way we are called to do so to restore the earth and her magic. 

Merlin, son of a Faerie King and mortal mother returns to our consciousness to awaken our deep connection to the wisdom of the past, our rightful heritage so that we can be active participants in creating a better world.

Weeks prior to our journey, I will provide three preparation calls to familiarize you with the legends of Ireland as well as to address any logistical questions.  Upon our return, I will offer three integration calls and a private, one-hour individual session, helping you to acclimate to your home environment while tending to the healing, energetic shifts, and increased frequencies you will have encountered during this sacred journey.

What's included.......

  • Lovely and conveniently located accommodations

  • All breakfasts and several dinners of traditional Scottish foods

  • All domestic travel within Scotland, including ferries

  • Entrance fees to all visiting sites

  • Initiation Package(as described above)                                     

Itinerary is subject to change due to circumstances

out of our control.

What's NOT included.........

  • Round-trip airfare from home

  • Taxi service to and from hotel and Edinburgh airport

  • Lunches and some dinners

  • Wine and beer and other specialty drinks

  • Gifts and other personal items

  • Tipping our local guides, bus drivers and hotel services

  • Personal transportation services.

  • Personal, medical or trip cancellation insurance

Please check out our recommended Travel Guard Insurance

 

To Register for this Magical Journey
CLICK HERE!

TRISTA HAGGERTY

 

The GRAIL SCHOOL

The School of Inner Alchemy

PO Box 506

Cherry Valley, NY   13320

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