A Women’s Pilgrimage
to Sacred Sites in Ireland
Counties Meath, Kildare and Limerick
April 11 - 17, 2011
LED BY JEAN BOLEN
A pilgrimage is an inner experience, an outer journey to another world. It is an Archetype symbolizing a search for spiritual centeredness and wholeness. It captures our imagination and unconsciously pulls us to separate ourselves from ordinary life and place for an encounter with the sacred. Read More
So here I am, a woman who loves solitude, about to spend a week visiting sacred sites with 35 other goddesses. What was I thinking? For one thing, I am continually reminded that I am an eager extrovert as well as an enthusiastic introvert. I figured that after my extensive introverted cottage time, it might be good to gain some balance through a bit of concentrated time with others. Something about staying in balance. And anyway, I love to travel.
As far as the goddess part is concerned, Jean Bolen, the leader of the tour, has written extensively about Jungian archetypes. I feel I can learn much from her and from the other women. Sacred sites, be they in Ireland or at the cottage by the sea, are tools for soul work. They help with those soul questions, however you might frame them. “Why am I here,” “What is my life purpose?” “What is my purpose at the moment in my life.”
I’m planning to blog while on the trip, but I doubt the timing will be predictable. There’s a five hour time difference, and as you can see from the schedule, we’ll be very busy. At least I’ll send some pictures.