Crete Goddess Pilgrimage and Ancestral Priestess Path tour with Katinka Soetens
The Bronze Age Ariadnean civilization of Crete was the last pre – patriarchal culture in Europe, honoring life, beauty, women and men and living in the ways of Goddess. This fertile land still holds the mysteries and offers a wonderful way to connect back into the Ways of the Priestess through the reclaimed libation rituals, sacred dance and symbolic movement, oracle tradition and deep underworld journey of the labyrinth.
The Cretan civilization was abundant, amazingly advanced in arts and science, medicine and craft, agriculture and sea faring. The Ariadnean Goddess culture of Crete at this time was gift economy based, free trading and peaceful for over a 1000 years, which came to a dramatic end with the volcanic eruption of Santorini / Thera around 1600BC and subsecent invading Mycenaean settlers. The beautiful landscape of Crete holds memory and allows easy access to the resonance of these ancestral times, temples and culture.
We will follow the memory of ancestral Goddess loving people and Her priestesses, as well as the signs of the Goddess, in the sacred landscape of Crete.
On this journey we will dance and create rituals in Her ancient temples, we will open to Her voice in magical Cretan nature, visit sacred caves and labyrinth, find beaches to relax into Her presence and connect deeply to the ancient Goddess Priestesses in priestess graves. We will explore Ariadnean temples, sites, musea and art as well as enjoy sunshine, beautiful sea and delicious food.
We will connect to our ancient heritage: of love between men and women, of priestesses and empowerment, of wisdom, sacredness of the body, sacredness of all life, and wisdom of the Goddess. We will celebrate with elemental ceremony and deep connection to the Ancestors and Goddess of this sacred land.
Programme 12th to 20th June 2017
(Programme subject to change as organizer sees fit)
LIMITED PLACES BOOK EARLY!!!
English spoken tour, reasonable mobility essential. Walking shoes (essential in the cave) and sun cream use advised.