In May 2018, I visited the pristine and magnificent Callanish Stones for the first time. They had been calling me for years since I first saw an image of them. They are perched on the far north west corner of the Isle of Lewis- the furthest isle of the Outer Herbrides. My sense was that they are energetic guardians for the whole of Western Europe– marking an energy flow . Like their sister stones in Stonehenge, Avebury and the stone circles of England and Brittany, they are mysterious gifts from our long time ancestors.
There are 13 main stones in the circle, with an avenue leading to them and a cross ways line marking the West/East direction. There is also a large stone in the center with a womb shaped structure of small stones in front of her. After I visited each of the 13 and stood at the center stone, I knew that I wanted to gather others to stand with me, listening to the energies of these stones and allowing ourselves to learn what these beings have to impart to us now.
Our four days will be spent in sacred circle. We will have daily meditations and a sung vespers service , a chance to share our personal quests and work for our planet. We will create a Sunset ceremony at the Stones on our last evening. We will also visit the stones at dawn and during the day. We will meet up with local women for art and legend and explore nearby beaches and a 12th century chapel at the northern end of the Isle. I will be available for teachings, counsel and healing.
You will need to get yourself to Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, Scotland, on the 12th . You can reach Stornoway by air from Glasgow or Edinburgh. You can also arrive by Ferry from Ullaport on the mainland of Scotland or across the Isle of Skye Ferry to Tabbert and bus to Stornoway.
We will stay in simple cottages 10 minutes from the Stones, have our meditation and sacred circle times in the lounge of one of the cottages. . We will have a simple breakfast in our cottages and dinner at the nearby hotel. Lunches will be out. Transportation on the island by mini bus, 4 nights bed and breakfast and guide services are included in the $1050 fee.
This pilgrimage is limited to 8 wise women.
If you are called to explore this, please call me at 415-552-4546.
In the meantime, find a copy of the 80’s novel, Guardians of the Tall Stones to stoke your imagination.