Venue: City of London: St Paul’s to Tower of London
Date: Saturday 30 Oct 2021
Samhain ‘Cross-Quarter ’ Pilgrimage in the City of London
The Celtic Year has 8 Festivals:
- 2 Solstices and 2 Equinoxes marking stages of the Earth’s revolution around the Sun.
- 4 Cross-quarter Festivals, half-way between solar festivals, marking the start of each season. These are Samhain, Imbolc, Beltane and Lammas
Our Samhain Pilgrimage is the first Cross-Quarter Pilgrimage we invite you to walk with us mindfully, connecting with a sense of place, honouring what has gone before as we celebrate the start of a new season.
Just as our bodies have energy points, chakras, so have our ancestors laid out landscape temples, east-west, along the three hills bordering the Thames. We will walk along this energy line, starting at St Paul’s (crown chakra) and completing our pilgrimage at the Tower of London (root chakra). Along the way we will connect with other energy points such as the London Stone (heart chakra) and honour our ancestors.
This pilgrimage is a journey to connect with the spirit of place and our heritage. Our information sheets will reduce the need for ‘group leader speak’, so we can enjoy our walk and soak up the atmosphere despite traffic noise and Covid restrictions of maintaining safe distances. We will pause along our route, light tea lights at special places, connect and commune. We end our Pilgrimage with tea near the Tower of London.
Your Pilgrimage leaders are Roberta Ardern and Phyllis SantaMaria (the ‘tyler’) We are doing this Pilgrimage for and with Gatekeeper Trust, a charity devoted to personal and planetary healing through pilgrimage.
We are following Gatekeeper’s guidelines and use their ritual to ‘tune into place and the event’ at the start, during and end of our Pilgrimage.
The charge of £10 full fee, £5 concession goes fully to Gatekeeper Trust. (Option to join as a member on the registration form.)
Please book via eventbrite
When you register, you will receive specific joining instructions, Roberta’s and Phyllis’s contact information.
Of course, wear layers, bring waterproofs.
Tea at the end is at your own expense.
WE LEAVE THE MEETING POINT PROMPTLY AT 14.00 HOURS, SO PLEASE ARRIVE 10 MINS EARLY.
Gatekeeper Trust has Pilgrimages throughout the UK, throughout the year. Refer to https://gatekeeper.org.uk/ for listings and registration, we need more and more to connect with the spirit of place, to heal our planet and ourselves by walking mindfully and with one another in companionship.