GODDESS PILGRIMAGE TO CRETE
“The tour changed my life, I am no longer asking who I am, I know…” Alana Roman, USA
On the Goddess Pilgrimage to Crete you will learn about a Society of Peace where Goddess was revered as the Source of Life, women were honored, people lived in harmony with nature, and there was no war. You will celebrate the grace and joy of life in sacred places and find the wellsprings of your own creativity and power.
Your guide is Carol P. Christ, Ph.D. from Yale, an expert on the archaeology, culture, and religion of Crete. Author of Rebirth of the Goddess and A Serpentine Path, she has been studying the roles of women and Goddesses in Crete for many years.
"Carol has a delightfully sweet, fierce way of speaking about the Goddess that makes it so indisputable, so logical, and so instinctual to anyone listening." Claire Gomez Edington, Canada
Over 600 women have come on the tours--on our own or with mothers, daughters, sisters, friends, or partners. Some of us have been on a Goddess path for many years, others are open to insight. All of us are interested in learning about art, archeology, and history, experiencing the beauty of ancient Crete, meeting a fabulous group of women, and enjoying a journey in Greece. We have been as young as 10 and as old as 85. We have come from many countries including the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, Scotland, England, Germany, Switzerland, Norway, Greece, India, South Korea. Tours are small and intimate enough for community to develop, and some say this is the best part of the tour.
The two-week tour for women includes museums and archaeological sites, sacred ceremonies, swimming in the Cretan sea, delicious food, conversations with village women, walking and moderate hiking and climbing to reach mountaintops and to enter into caves that were sites of ancient worship. The physical aspect of the tour allows insight to take root in the body as well as the mind and spirit.
Tour fees include guiding by Carol, lectures about the Goddess and Crete, air-conditioned bus, entrance fees, double room accommodation (single supplement available), breakfasts, introductory and closing dinners.
May 30-June 13, 2020
September 26-October 10, 2020
May 29-June 12, 2021
September 25-October 9, 2021
"I felt like I was a part of the very fabric of Crete.
This was the source of the joyous energy I felt.
I am blessed to be connected to the ancient Goddess of that land."
Milena Rooney, USA
"I came expecting nothing, and I received everything."
Ramona Lane, Australia
"A pilgrimage with Carol is THE BEST!" Michele Manos, USA