GODDESS PILGRIMAGE TO CRETE
“The tour changed my life, I am no longer asking who I am, I know…” Alana Roman, USA
Carol passed away quietly in her sleep on July 14, 2021. May the Goddess of life, death and regeneration bless her on her onward journey.
The Goddess Pilgrimage to Crete resumed in 2022, led at Carol’s request by Laura Shannon (with support from Christina Nevans, Mika Scott, and others) following the template Carol created. Meanwhile, we are working toward a full redesign of this site in Carol’s honor. Please be patient with us until we get all the information updated.
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.
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 our experienced guides, lectures about the Goddess and Crete, air-conditioned bus, entrance fees, double room accommodation (single supplement available), breakfasts, introductory and closing dinners.
Upcoming Pilgrimages are scheduled for:
September 16–30, 2023
October 5–19, 2024
September 20–October 4, 2025
"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