Rediscovering the MAGDALENE
With Jonette Crowley,
Author, Channel, Spiritual ‘Indiana Jones’
The old world is fading — and a new one far more precious than we can imagine is being birthed through us. Old concepts and false illusions are transforming into the realization of our Oneness with all. Jonette has channeled that this is the time of ‘radical wisdom.’ It is vital now to re-awaken the Divine Feminine as embodied by Mary Magdalene. Please join us for a life changing sacred journey in southern France. You will be called to personally experience the deep mysteries and forgotten wisdom as we travel through the Provence and Languedoc region. Explore the legacy of Mary Magdalene, stories of the Black Madonna and tales of the Knights Templar.
We pay homage to the Cathars, the Essene christian group with a dove as their symbol. We learn why the Templars venerated Mary Magdalene as the Mother of Wisdom, the ancient goddess Sophia, embodied in the goddess Isis. As we travel through the French countryside we attune to the spirit of this magical land—the sacred caves, the mountain portals, the forests in springtime. On this journey there will be wonderful gatherings and channeling from Jonette as we go deep with the soul of this land to integrate our own next level of wisdom. This is a pilgrimage into our illuminated self. We seek Mastery; together awakening the essence of the God and Goddess within our hearts. The tour includes channelings, initiations and ceremonies from Jonette and her guides at the appropriate times.
About Jonette Crowley
Jonette is a spiritual adventurer, and modern-day shaman who leads spiritual tours to power places around the globe. She has traveled to over 80 countries. Jonette is a gifted channel, oracle, and author of the internationally best-selling books “The Eagle and the Condor” and “Soul Body Fusion®.” She is founder of the Soul Body Fusion® method for healing and beyond. With her guide “Mark” she teaches people to reach multi-dimensional and quantum states of consciousness.
“As a first-time traveler with Jonette I was amazed by how power-packed and informative the tour was. I loved being on a spiritual mission and a learner and tourist. I benefitted from the initiations, the others and new cosmic views. The 'evenings with Jonette' were a highlight, along with channelings and spiritual experiences at the sites.” Jarla, USA
“Your seminars and tours have changed our life and made it possible for us to follow our path. Thank you for everything!” Gunvor & Alex, Denmark
Tour does include: 9 days/ 8 nights (based on double occupancy); all ground transportation on an air-conditioned bus; guided tours, entrance fees, arrival airport transfer*, all breakfasts, many lunches and dinners (as indicated on the itinerary), including welcome and goodbye dinners; meditations, channeling and ceremonies by Jonette, and downloads of recorded meditations.
*Airport transfers are covered only on April 17 from Marseille to Aix en Provence.
Does not include: Air to Marseille or from Toulouse, airport transfer in Toulouse, travel insurance, meals not mentioned in the program, beverages, tips, single-room option, room upgrades, personal expenses, and any other expenses not listed above.
SACRED FRANCE - Rediscovering the MAGDALENE
Day 1, Monday, April 17– Arrive Marseille, travel to Aix en Provence
2 airport pick-ups. Please plan your arrival to Marseille no later then 3pm. If you are arriving from overseas we suggest coming at least a day early to rest and recover from jet-lag. We spend our first two nights in Aix en Provence, a beautiful town just 40 minutes from Marseille. Check into Hotel Aquabella. Welcome Dinner. (D)
Day 2, Tuesday, April 18 - Basilica of Saint-Maximin, Grotto of Mary Magdalene
We begin our mystical journey of rediscovering the historical Magdalene at the Basilica at St. Maximin-Ste Baume, built in 1254 to preserve the relics of Mary Magdalene. Then a 1 hour drive to the famed Grotto of Mary Magdalene where we connect with the reawakened Divine Feminine within ourselves. Together we climb in silent pilgrimage (45 minutes walk) through a magical forest once sacred to the druids, full of unique plants to the sacred cave embedded in the side of a mountain. Here legend says MaryMagdalene spent her last years in prayer and meditation. We return to Hotel Aquabella. Enjoy dinner on your own in Aix en Provence. (B, L)
Day 3, Wednesday, April 19 - Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, landing place of Magdalene
Morning travel (2 hours) through the springtime French countryside to the village of Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer. Legends say that Saint Marie de la Mer is the place by the sea where Mary Magdalene and her entourage arrived from Jerusalem in a boat without sails or oars. The original Roman name for this town was “Ra.” Morning walking tour visiting Notre Dame de la Mer, the Church of the Black Madonna of Sarah, known as the Saint of the Gypsies. This site was venerated as a holy place by the Celts, Romans, Christians, andRomanian gypsies. It was a Roman temple site dedicated to Mithras. We light candles asking for guidance for our pilgrimage. Lunch on your own. We check into our beautiful hotel, set in the dramatic Camargue amidst herds of wild horses, black bulls, and flocks of flamingos. Hotel L'AUBERGE CAVALIERE www.auberge-cavaliere.camargue.fr. Optional visit to a nature reserve with flamingoes. We enjoy dinner at our hotel. (Breakfast & Dinner)
Day 4, Thursday, April 20 - Medieval Carcassonne and Limoux
Travel to Carcassonne the magical walled city that is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Our short tour will introduce you to the Cathars and the Templar traditions of the region. Lunch on your own as you wander the picturesque cobbled streets. After lunch depart for Limoux where we will see another Black Madonna and a healing well of miracles. The monastery of Limoux was the place where sparkling wine—the predecessor of Champagne was first produced. Check onto our castle hotel in the village of Couiza. It will be our beautiful home for the next 5 nights. Chateau Des Ducs Joyous. www.chateau-des-ducs.com. (B,D)
Day 5, Friday, April 21 — Rennes le Chateau, Rennes le Bains & Isis Chair
Morning visit to Rennes le Chateau, the small hilltop village in the eastern Pyrenees that is the center of the mysteries of the Holy Blood and Holy Grail, and theories claiming that a local priest, Beringer Sauniere, uncovered hidden treasures and/or screts about the history of the Church. It is linked with the Knights Templar and Merovingian Kings. Some say the secrets of Mary Magdalene are encoded in the St. Magdalene Church, Magdalene Tower and the surrounding landscape. Lunch together in the village. We then visit Rennes le Bains and have a ceremony at the over 5,000 year old stone throne known as Isis's Chair. Dinner at our hotel. (B, Lunch, D)
Day 6, Saturday, April 22 – Montsegur
We take a picnic lunch and drive to the powerful and legendary mountain stronghold of Montgesgur. This is one of the spiritual highlights of our tour. We climb up the steep mountain citadel of Montsegur, known as the last stronghold of the Cathars or “pure ones’ (thought to be an Essene Christian group.). It was reported that 20,000 Cathars were exterminated by orders from the Pope in the Albigensian Crusade. Some of the Cathars took refuge here until over 200 Cathar Perfects were burnt at the prat dels cremats ‘field of the burned’ near the foot of the castle, rather than renounce their faith. Here we will pray for all of those throughout time who have been persecuted for their faith. The legend says that 3 Cathar Perfects escaped from the fortress before the massacre, taking with them ‘le trésor cathar’, the Cathar Treasure. What this treasure consisted of has been debated: sacred Gnostic texts, or gold, or the Holy Grail? One legend says that Esclarmonde— the female guardian of the Grail, threw it into the mountain of Montsegur to prevent it from falling into the wrong hands. We come seeking the wisdom that is hidden here. We ask ourselves, could the Grail be sacred knowledge that we are now awakening? We will do a special meditation at this power portal. If possible we visit the village church of Montsegur. Dinner at our hotel. (B, L, D)
Day 7, Sunday, April 23 — Alet Les Bains, and the Hermitage des Gorge de Galamus
We begin at Alet Les Bains, a picturesque village on the Aude river. Visit the Abby Notre Dame d’Alet and the nearby church with Star of David windows. Next we see the strange symbols carved on the beams of the home of Nostradamus. Nostradamus’s name means ‘Our Mother.’ Some believe his predictions were actually from Sarah, the daughter of Jesus and Magdalene. After lunch at an old Bishop’s Palace we travel to the Hermitage of Galamus, a natural cave chapel with powerful healing energies. It has become a pilgrimage site after many miracles. You’ll have private time for contemplation in this amazing and holy place.. Return to our hotel for dinner. (B, L, D)
Day 8, Monday, April 24 — Mount Bugarach
Mt. Bugarach is a mysterious ‘upside down’ mountain because the top layers of the rocks are older than the lower layers. There are many legends here —light ships, UFO activity, underground cities, the myth of Agartha and the hollow Earth. Jules Verne wrote about Bugarach and the existence of an underground civilization. Pagan Celtic religions saw the subterranean networks and hollow hills as entrances to other worlds, specifically the realm of the fairies. Mt. Bugarach is also reputed to be the site of an ancient Essene community. We absorb the energies here as we drive then hike up this mystical mountain. It represents the masculine strength that brings divine balance to this land. We find a place to gather for a meditation with Jonette. Lunch in the Le Relais de Bugarach with local food. It is a 2 hour drive to our airport hotel in Toulouse for our Farewell Dinner (B,L,D)
Day 9, Tuesday, April 25 — Departure home from Toulouse.
Shuttles to the airport are available. (B)