A mystical journey to Mary Magdalene in the South of France
Come with us on a journey filled with mystery and
awaken the Divine Feminine within yourself
Join us on a mystical journey to the sites sacred to
Mary Magdalene in the South of France
23 to 31 May 2018
Spend a week exploring the myth and ritual
of Mary Magdalene, Mysteries of Mary tarot and
ritual in Provence, France
Shrine of Mary Magdalene in the Basilica of St Maximin st Baume on my blog Cloister of the Heart
Join us for 8 nights and 7 days in the
South of France following in the footsteps of Mary Magdalene
after the Resurrection, to the last days of her life in the grotto
at La Sainte Baume.
It will include three days at the
The focus of this pilgrimage is the Divine Feminine
and her story in the myth of Mary Magdalene
and Sara la Kali. Time will be spent immersing
ourselves in the sacred energies as pilgrims on these
ancient paths; a daily meditation circle and tarot work,
tarot journalling, ritual, finding your Earth gifts and
creating a mandala in the forest, visiting the reliquaries,
creating your own tarot card and collage, creating and
ceremoniously walking a Goddess labyrinth.
And did I mention three days during the feast day of
Sara la Kali and the sacred gypsy festival and pilgrimage?
And a full day of scouring French brocante and flea markets?
We will meet on 23 May 2018 in Marseilles France
and spend the night.
The following day, after a visit to the Black Madonna of
Marseilles, we will travel to the village of
Saintes Maries de la Mer
for the three day Gypsy pilgrimage to Sante Sara la Kali and festivities.
(You can read about my previous pilgrimage to
Sante Sara and the Gypsy pilgrimage on my blog here)
Then we will move to Saint Maximin de la Sainte Baume
for the remainder of the trip.
|The basilica in St Maximin la St Baume where the remains|
of Mary Magdalene was found and the basilica was
erected on the site
Here we will visit the Mary Magdalene shrine
and skull reliquary at
Basilica Saint Maximin la Saint Baume.
We will travel to the sanctuary and Grotte St Saint Baume of
Mary Magdalene and ceremoniously
walk the pilgrimage to the sacred Grotto where Mary Magdalene's bones
are kept and where she spent the last thirty years of her life.
We will drink water from the sacred spring in the Sanctuary
A day workshop in tarot and specifically the Mysteries of Mary
tarot deck. Each pilgrim will receive the deck and book
as part of the pilgrimage gift pack.
Each morning will start with a sacred circle of
focus and intent; I will share with you how to work
with your personal numerology and the tarot.
Each pilgrim will receive a specially created tarot journal
and images for the pilgrimage. You will have time to
journal and collage your entire pilgrimage and all work
done with the tarot.
A workshop in which you will create your own personal
tarot card compiled of insights and experiences
during the pilgrimage.
A leisure day to explore the old village and its
amazing architecture and sights, the many patisseries,
fruit stalls, street markets and coffee shops.
A day trip to the markets at Arles and Aix-en-Provence
Visits to cathedrals sacred to Virgin Mary and
Mary Magdalene in the region
We can only accommodate maximum 7 people.
|A handcrafted Mysteries of Mary Tarot Rosary|
for each pilgrim
Each pilgrim will receive :
* a Mysteries of Mary Tarot Deck and Book
* a Mysteries of Mary Tarot Deck and Book
* a Mary Magdalene tarot rosary which can be
worn to all sacred sites for blessing
* a specially created pilgrim's tarot journal specifically
for the Mary Magdalene pilgrimage
* sheets of images and small items for your own tarot
collage and tarot journalling - we will scavenge the village
brocantes for additional material and visit the shops at
the sacred sites for holy medals, etc.
* a bottle of salts to be blessed and used in ritual
Final dates, details and prices will follow in due course.
If you are interested to receive more information or to be put
on the list, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
or subscribe on this blog www.hergracesacredart.com
in the top of the right hand column.
The full itinerary will be posted here
The facilitators are Hettienne Grobler, artist,
Creator and author of the Mysteries of Mary tarot deck,
founder of Temple of Mary,
spiritual teacher and guide and pilgrim to sites
sacred to the Divine Feminine across the globe for the past
20 years and
Terry de Vries, labyrinth facilitator, creatrix and
builder of labyrinths, pilgrim who has walked the Camino four times,
shaman and yoga teacher
and priestess in Temple of Mary
We are both intrepid travellers, artists
and holders of energetic space with many years
of experience in working with groups.