This essay explores pilgrimage, earth energies and the alchemy of sacred sites – the potential for spiritual transformation offered by embarking on pilgrimage to sites on the earth that have long been sanctified by wonder, ritual, prayer and the footsteps of seekers.
You speak a language not yet discovered… but I heard you. I saw you appear in my dreams swimming up against a giant aquarium glass, tail swishing, water splashing out…
Dodona, located in a lush and remote valley in western Greece, is the oldest oracle site in Greece dating back to the early Bronze Age. As with the other ancient oracle sites at Delos and Delphi, Dodona was dedicated to the earth mother Gaia long before it was eventually taken over by the cult of … Continue reading Greece Pilgrimage: Dodona ~ Most Ancient of the Great Goddess Oracle Sites
It is 4.15 a.m. and jet lag is keeping me awake in my Athens, Greece hotel room. Getting out of bed I wonder over to the window, discovering a luminous full moon blazing her light directly over the Parthenon. Gasping at this auspicious sight taking place on Athena’s sacred hill, the Acropolis, I pull a … Continue reading A Greece Pilgrimage