29 May 2012

Seizing Opportunities as They are Presented

Tintagel, Cornwall

It was the mid 1990s when I first stepped off the plane at Heathrow and found myself immersed so deep into the ancient sites and sacred mythology that the British Isles had to offer that my life changed forever.  And with each year that had since passed, I promised myself that one day I would return.  It has taken nearly 20 years but next year I will finally be returning.

As I dust off the diaries made what seems to be half a life time ago, I awake with the realisation of how much I have grown spiritually.  That initial trip was truly an awakening that presented me with a number of opportunities - some I seized upon, others I did not.

Giant's Causeway, Co. Antrim
But life is nothing but opportunities - and whilst at times we may not have control of what is happening, we do have control over how we react to these opportunities.  So when I received a telephone call from Christine Casey of Dragon's Eye Tours inviting me to be the guest guide for the 2013 tours, I knew I had to accept.

Rocky Valley Labyrinth
My initial trip was a Celtic sacred sites tour that was specially tailored to take in stone circles and sacred places that hold special mystical and magical properties - from the birth place of King Arthur at Tintagel to the Isle of Avalon (Glastonbury).  Dragon's Eye Tour of the West Country also offers the opportunity to attend a ritual within Stonehenge, to dowse amongst the sacred stones of Avebury, and to be escorted amongst the Arthurian lore surrounding Glastonbury by Ronald Hutton, Professor of History at Bristol University who is also a leading international authority on the Arthurian myths and ancient and medieval paganism and magic.

Knowth, Co. Meath
After 11 days of sheer bliss, it is across the Irish Sea to wander around the sites of County Antrim that fill many Irish legend, including visiting the mysterous Boyne Valley passage tombs at Newgrange and Knowth, the sacred Hill of Tara, and spending the Northern Autumn Equinox with renown Wiccans Janet Farrar and Gavin Bone.

I am so excited about being given this opportunity that I do not know how I am going to get through the next 16 months until September next year, as I dust off my Celtic study notes and immerse myself again in all things Celtic. 

If you are contemplating a trip to the British Isles next year, then maybe you should consider a Dragon's Eye Tour .. and allow the mystery and the magic unfold.

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