Imbolc and Candelora Blessings from Avalon, where I went for the most beautiful pilgrimage to Glastonbury Abbey with my son Zac – ancient Soul King of Avalon.
Brighde’s snowdrops of Imbolc are rising from the earth with the hope of life reborn. The ravens of Samhain step between them, reminding us of the balance point between darkness and light, winter and spring, where we find ourselves here in the Northern Hemisphere – energies embodied in both the Rose-Celtic Goddess Brigit and in Sophia, Black Goddess of Wisdom, in their role as Lady Alchemia – She who transforms the lead of our shadow wounding into the gold of our unique Holy Grail of Soul Gifts, which we have come to share with the world.
This is the time when we honour our own inner Maiden-Youth, our children or the children we care for, and the children of our global community.
I was once chastised by the owner of a Glastonbury shop who insisted that I must have a ‘guru’. I told her that I did not need a ‘guru’, that my children have been my greatest teachers on my Path of Gnosis.
Although I have 30 years of academic research in the Rose, Celtic-Druidic and Avalonian lineages, and my inner Scholar becomes ridiculously over-excited when she’s sharing her academic lectures, as my students will testify, it is my deep-sea diving into the shadows and rebirth back into the light guided by the Black Goddess Sophia, my Soul and the souls of my children that has elicited the wisdom I share with those who train with me.
We can study as many books and myths as we want, but we will never fully understand their meaning until we have a lived, embodied experience of that mythos and those archetypal energies at work within our own psyche.
This is what I aim to achieve with my trainings – to not just ‘teach’ you the mythos of the Avalon Rose Lineage, but to guide you on your own Path of Gnosis, to open gateways for your Soul to journey with the Rose deities and their archetypal energies deep within you in order to bring about your Soul healing and evolution.
You may or may not choose to dedicate as an Avalon Rose Chapel® Priestess, to share teachings as an Avalon Rose Chapel® Practitioner, but what matters is that you come home to yourSelf, your Soul, in the Garden of Eden and embody the unique Gift of the Holy Grail that is your own magical Divine Child.
If your Soul is feeling called to walk the Path of the Rose back home to the Orchard of Avalon, to rediscover your own Tree of Life, to take the bite of Eve’s Apple, to explore the Divine Union of Magdalene and Yeshua, Sophia and the Christos, Mary and Michael, deep within you, then I invite you to apply for The Avalon Rose Chapel® Priestess or Practitioner Training, and join our Circle.
I will be waiting here for you, in the Orchard of Avalon, on Bride’s Mound, hand in hand with my own Divine Child, ready to guide you onto the Holy Isle back home to your Soul.
With all my Imbolc love and blessings from Avalon
Annabel Du Boulay
Founder of The Avalon Rose Chapel®