Wednesday, 27 September 2017

ANCIENT AND ESOTERIC IRELAND TOUR: In the Footsteps of Druids and the Celtic Magical Tradition May 2018 with Thomas Sheridan and Maria Wheatley


ANCIENT AND ESOTERIC IRELAND

TOUR MAY 2018: 

"In the Footsteps of the Druids and the Celtic Magical Tradition."
with Thomas Sheridan and Maria Wheatley 
Join Thomas and Maria to explore and marvel at the magic and mystery of megalithic Ireland. Visit prehistoric stone temples, cairns, stone circles and sacred enclosures. All set among some of the most beautiful scenery on earth in one of the world's most friendly countries. Together, we will investigate the remnants and clues that our ancestors left behind, so as to uncover the legacy of a long lost civilisation (or has it been really lost?). 

Why did our ancestors construct these megalithic sites and in such vast numbers?
 
What were they used for? 

 
How old are they really? 

 
Was Ireland once a part of what Plato called 'Atlantis'?

These are some of the fundamental questions that archaeologists and academics have never satisfactorily answered. However, there are many, many clues which reveal a far deeper and more mysterious legacy among these sacred sights than is generally accepted. While on this tour you'll come face-to-face with the same mysteries which only reveal themselves to the visitor in the most personal and profound ways...

Thomas and Maria will address such questions from their different perspectives and experiences so as to reveal the purpose and complexities of Ireland’s megalithic past while you experience Neolithic, Bronze Age and Druidic Iron Age sites spanning 6,000 years of history. We will also discover the legacy such places had upon the history of folklore, mythology, supernatural experiences, magical practice and why this legacy is still relevant today.


EARTH ENERGIES
Maria will share her extensive research into the geodetic system of earth energies, ley and grid lines. She will demonstrate how earth energies set the foundation plan of numerous monuments worldwide and reveal evidence of how megaliths can absorb and transmit earth and ley energy. Maria will also offer her geomantic expertise to show you how to locate and interpret the invisible network of earth and water energies at each ancient site. 


At each site, you will have the opportunity to dowse, feel and interact with much diverse energies which will be an experience that you will not forget! Maria discovered the elongated skulled people of Stonehenge and at certain sites she will explain how this long lost race created some of the most elaborate and sophisticated sites on Earth. 


DECIPHERING THE DRUID CODES
Thomas will share his vast knowledge of Irish mythology and folklore bringing each location to life in a way that no academic approach alone can achieve. You will come to understand the archetypes and very real sagas and epics connected to these locations. Tales of gods, goddesses, warriors, wizards, monsters, fairies and other characters from one of the world’s most rich and magical folk traditions.


Thomas will also bring the history and culture of his homeland to life as he weaves in stories of ghosts, witches, sorcerers and other fortean topics as we travel through and between the magical locations. 


SPECIAL DAY TICKET £120
Join Thomas and Maria for a day. You must have your own transport and pay for your own accommodation, meals and drinks. We will cover the entrance fees and give you the times of where and when to meet when you have registered with us.
 

Day 1 Tuesday May 1st 2018
Airport pick up at Dublin International Airport
 
We will meet at an allocated point at Dublin International Airport at 3 pm then we will travel to Newgrange Lodge Donore Co Meath to check in.
After unpacking and resting we will meet at 5 pm and travel to all dine together and get to know one another. Welcome talk over dinner with Thomas and Maria. Giving you a taste of the magic and sites we’ll be exploring together and what to expect.

Day 2 Wednesday May 2nd 2018
Newgrange and Knowth
 
After Breakfast we will visit the amazing and world famous Megalithic site of Newgrange. Constructed over 5,000 years ago, Newgrange pre-dates the Pyramids and Stonehenge. For centuries, Newgrange was at the heart of an advanced Neolithic Age civilisation inhabiting the Valley of the Boyne.
 
Creating a celestial link to the heavens, Newgrange was alignment to face the rising sun at the Winter Solstice and it is intimately associated with the star Sirius. Deemed a megalithic burial mound by archaeologists, Newgrange is far more than simply a tomb. Many researchers suggest the monument was once used as an initiation chamber which will be explored in detail. Large round structures are located within the heart of the so-called burial chambers. What were they used for? We will explore the energies and the esoteric meaning of this wonderful sacred site.

Knowth 

The Great Mound at Knowth is similar in size to Newgrange and is surrounded by 18 smaller satellite mounds creating a spectacular prehistoric precinct.
 
The Great Mound has two passages with entrances on opposite sides, the western passage is 34 meters long and the eastern passage is 40 meter long, ending with an impressive cruciform chamber. The megalithic artwork is stunning adding to the splendour of Ireland’s Neolithic past.
Whilst Newgrange and Knowth are truly inspiring, they are tourist attractions and Thomas and Maria want you to experience and sense the mystery and magic of a cairn away from the maddening crowd.  We hope to arrange private access to Four Knocks which we know you will find extraordinary.

 
Day 3 Thursday May 3rd  2018We will be staying at Newgrange Lodge Donore Co Meath
Hill of Tara, Loughcrew Cairns and the Hags Chair
 
The Hill of Tara and the Stone of Destiny
From the Neolithic period to the 12th century The Hill of Tara has been regarded as a sacred location. The 11th century Book of Invasions documents that Tara was the seat of the High Kings of Ireland in the times of the Fir Bolg and the Tuatha De Danann.
 
Within the protective earthen enclosure of Tara is the Mound of Hostages, which is an ancient passage tomb. Constructed more than 5000 years ago, the short inner passageway is aligned to the sunrise of Imbolc on February 1st and November 1st, which are sacred Fire Festival Days. On these days, the veil between this world and the Otherworld grows thin when we can commune with the ancestors and Spirit World.
 
Tara was a place which gave guidance to the Irish Kings and Druid leaders and is still inspiring today. 

We will walk around and within the earthen enclosure and the touch the Stone of Destiny. 


Interacting with the sacred energies of Tara We will attune to the esoteric heart of Ireland and explore the energies of Mother Earth which imbue this site with power. We will locate a large circular earth energy pattern that embraces the site that set the location and its size. We will also discover a major ley line that courses through the site and make a personal connection to the mystical land of Ireland. After lunch we will visit Loughcrew and the Hags Chair
 

Loughcrew and the Hags Chair
Surrounding the Slieve na Caillaigh hills are the megalithic cairns of Loughcrew. Aligned to face the equinox sunrise the back stone is illuminated twice a year bringing solar power and illumination to the inner cairn. “The tombs are located on three different hills and Cairn T, one of the largest tombs in the complex, is situated on Cairnbane East. Inside this tomb lies a cruciform chamber, a corbelled roof and some of the most beautiful examples of Neolithic art in Ireland.” Loughcrew’s corbelled roof will provide us with another opportunity to interact with the earth energies and the Spirit of Place. The rich artwork adds beauty to this mystical temple space.
 
Close by is the Hags Chair which is like a megalithic throne that many say is a wish chair! There are many forms of underground water and at this sacred site we will explore an array of underground serpentine streams and earth earth flows. A grid line crossing at the Hags Chair can open a communication with Higher Energies which we will experience. Or, the grid energy can simply unblock and open the throat chakra helping us to communicate and speak with gentle power. 

Outstanding views make this location an Irish gem.

We will then return to Newgrange Lodge Donore Co Meath
 
Day 4 Friday May 4th 2018
Carrowkeel Cairns and Sligo
 
Today we will travel across Ireland heading west to the Sligo area. Thomas is more than acquainted with this part of Ireland! The travel time from Newgrange Lodge to Sligo is 2 hours and 44 minutes. During our journey time, Thomas will share with you his extensive knowledge on the area and its mythological and even many surprises connected to the region. After lunch we will head for one of Ireland’s best kept secrets: the Carrowkeel Cairns.
 
Carrowkeel Mountains. As Above, So Below.
The wild and romantic mountain location is profoundly connected to ancestor worship. The mountain range containing Carrowkeel is called the Bricklieve Mountains, meaning the speckled mountains in Irish, a possible reference to the appearance of the quartz covered cairns causing them to sparkle in the sun and moon light.
 
These sacred passage ‘tombs’ are accessible and some can be entered by crawling through a narrow passageway.  But what is really special about these cairns, which we know that you will find truly incredible is that they are constructed from pure white quartz. With outstanding views, this ancestral landscape is truly unforgettable.
 
The cairn chambers take you from the ordinary to the extraordinary. As you enter the quartz inner chambers you find yourself being surrounded and embraced by crystal. Each chamber has its own unique personality. They are ‘alive’ on some energetic level due almost certainly to the individual ‘quartz consciousness’ of each chamber. Touch the white quartz walls and feel its splendour. You are inside a megalithic quartz white chamber! Words cannot express the energy of this sacred temple space. The quartz gives sound energy work extra potency and even quite contemplation brings blissful contentment, as few people venture here, the choice of what you do here will be yours.
 
As you exit the chambers you will look down upon an epic landscape were one eyed giants fought ancient warrior gods with mechanical arms. Where the Atlantic beckons your gaze toward Tir Na Nog and the four ancient cities from where a race of magicians arrived in Ireland. The energy within the quartz cairn is incredible and we will interact with various energies including vortex energy, spirals and energy currents.
 
We will be staying at Clarion Hotel Ballytrivnan Sligo

Day 5 Saturday May 5th  2018
Carrowmore and Creevykeel
 
Carrowmore megalithic complex contains some of the oldest monuments in Europe as some date back to 4,600 BC making them over 6,600 years old! Some carbon dating results in the 1990’s gave controversial readings of 10,000BC. Originally, over 100 ancient monuments were constructed on this extensive site and 65 sites still remain.
 
Due to their position on Ireland’s west coast, and their antiquity, many researchers claim that the quartz monuments of Carrowkeel and Carrowmore were created by the survivors of Atlantis. Several of the dolmens are surrounded by a stone kerb constructed with the large rounded sections of granite that generates natural radiation that can alter consciousness
 
Creevykeel Court Cairn
About 25k north of Sligo Town, there is a massive passage tomb dating about 6,000 years old called Creevykeel. On the way we will also stop briefly at Drumcliff to see the grave of the poet, folklorist and Golden Dawn magician WB Yeats. The location also contains some superb High Crosses and a standing stone, as well as the remnants of a Round Tower and will get an introduction to the incredible mystery of what these buildings represent and why they should be really called ‘Druid Towers.
 
Waiting to greet you at Creeveykeel, is a clootie tree, or wish tree, so bring a ribbon or rag to tie to the tree, and as the piece disintegrates, your wish is released into the world. There was also powerful local fairy lore connected to the site which we will hear about.
 
Creevykeel Court Tomb releases feminine earth energy as its axis is crossed by a yin dragon line. It consists of several ‘courtyards’ and passages and the passages are flanked by tall standing stones called orthostats. This is one of the finest examples of a court tomb in the area and as you walk around the site embracing its design features and astronomical alignments, you will begin to appreciate this long gone culture’s high sophistication. We will also hear of the spectacular legends and mythology connected to the region as we move in the shadow of the magnificent, and legend-infused mystical mountain of Ben Bulben.
 
We will be staying at Clarion Hotel Ballytrivnan Sligo

Day 6 Sunday May 6th  2018
Beltany Stone Circle and Grianan of Aileach
 
Beltany Stone Circle
This impressive and inviting stone circle features a number of truly monumental stones. One of which has a number of cupmarks and the circle is filled with many large stones along with earth. 

According to geomantic lore, this site radiates ‘form energy’ which are concentric circle of power within and without of the circle. We will explore how this energy has been used by Magicians and witches to manifest – give form- to their will.
 
The name Beltany is derived from the spring festival of Beltane which is associated with the lighting of hilltop fires in a rekindling of the sun. A carved stone head was found here that probably dates from the Iron Age which suggesting that this site was in use for many centuries after it was built. A powerful topographical ley was orientated to the Beltane sunrise that connected the stone circle on Beltany Hill to a barrow on a hill summit several miles away.
 
Grianan of Aileach
The mountain-top temple of the druids known as the Grianan of Aileach is one of the royal sites of Gaelic Ireland and is truly magical  with a spirit of place that is inspiring and unforgettable. Recent discoveries have only confirmed its ancient antiquty with proven solar alignments.

The ancient architects created a round construction that allows the earth energy of the site rise out of the ground and fill the inner area. Described as a hill fort, this megalithic temple crowns the 244 metres (801 ft) high Greenan Mountain at Inishowen in County Donegal, Ireland. You'll discover the strange acoustic effects of the location and perhaps even a familar of the Macha/Morrigan goddess may pay us a visit as we whisper into the ears of the gods and goddesses.

Maria will lead a meditation to open and activate the chakra-cauldrons. Between the two outer banks on the south side of the hill, is the formerly covered holy well originally venerate the Crom Cruach; the last pagan god of Ireland. The earth energies here set certain features filling the inner circle with energy that you can feel, it is powerful and empowering. We will be staying at Clarion Hotel Ballytrivnan Sligo

Day 7
After breakfast we will travel to Dublin at 9.30 am. The travel time is 2 hours and 45 minutes. We will arrive at Dublin International Airport for approximately 12.30 latest; so please book your flights accordingly.

TOUR INFORMATION

The tour includes bed and breakfast for the dates outlined above, transportation fees for the duration of the tour, an allocated pick up and drop off time at Dublin International Airport and the entrance fees to all of the ancient sites. The tour excludes all meals, drinks and international flights to and from Dublin. Overseas guests must have personal travel insurance. Hotels and timings of events may be subject to change.

Dress for all kinds of weather as Ireland has a very changeable climate. Bring rain-ware and good hiking shoes and some of the terrain will be how it was for our ancient ancestors. Over 18s Only.

DEPOSIT
We will require a £550 deposit from each guest and the remainder must be paid 2 months prior to the tour date. PayPal the Deposit to: mariawheatley@aol.com

BOOKING FLIGHTS
important information

We need the minimum of eight guests for the tour. Please do not book your flight until you have received confirmation from Thomas Sheridan and Maria Wheatley. Once you have confirmation that the tour is running, you can book your flight.

About Your Guides
Maria Wheatley is a second-generation dowser who is a leading authority on earth energies and ley lines. She was taught how to decode and divine the land by her late father, who was considered to be one of the UKs top Master Dowsers. Maria’s insight into the Earth’s inner waters has shown many people the true value of water and its two distinctive types, one that is healing and one type of water if lived above over a prolonged period can be injurious to health.

Maria is an accomplished author of books on sacred sites and dowsing.  She has researched the esoteric design canons of prehistoric sites, Druidic ceremonial enclosures and the Knights Templar for many years. Maria has studied Neolithic Britain and Bronze Age prehistory with the University of Bath and alongside other professionals, Maria combines her knowledge of archaeology, and earth energies with state of the art equipment to locate and detect the hidden frequencies that the Earth emits. Believing in the Earth Force or dowsing is not enough for Maria, she wants to show the world that the prehistoric designers of ancient sites could locate and harness earth energy. Her findings challenge our understanding of sacred sites.

Maria has written a book called Druidic Soul Star Astrology which is easy to grasp which can interpret your most significant past lives and your spiritual heritage. Inspired by an ancient Druid Priest, the book will soon be published by the late Dolores Cannon’s Ozark Mountain Publishing. Maria has also studied with the British Druid Order. Maria has also written holistic diploma courses for private colleges and she recently founded Esotericcollege.com which offers certificated courses on holistic subjects including past life regression, astrology and dowsing and which is affiliated with the ABCC.
www.theaveburyexperience.co.uk   
www.EsotericCollege.com
mariawheatley@aol.com

Thomas Sheridan is a best selling author having written books on topics ranging from psychology, true crime, mind control, megaliths, mythology and the occult. A former rock musician and stand up comic, Thomas is sought the world over as an entertaining and highly informative public speaker and media guest. His vast knowledge of the occult, folklore and Irish and European mythology, is complimented by his great passion for literature and fortean topics. Thomas is an Honourary Member of the Avebury ‘Council of Thirteen’ Druidry Study Circle. He is also known for painting the landscapes of Ireland, as well as retaining the history of Ireland intimately and is passionate about sharing this with others.

1 comment:

  1. I see the cost of the deposit, but do not see the price for the entire event. Kindly direct me to this if I've missed it, or add the total cost to the post, please.
    Jonnie Gilman

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