If you are called, come… The veils are thin in Bavaria and Austria; it feels like you are entering into a long forgotten, magical fairytale. This is the perfect place to drop into the pristine silence and listen for guidance. Germanic shamans teach that the Divine whispers in the beauty and quietude of nature. We will explore the God-matrix through myth, folklore, pagan rituals and nature spirits that provide a window into the awe-inspiring, intrinsic intelligence of creation. The greatest teachers across all traditions say that becoming conscious of the laws governing unseen realms strengthens your relationship to God. Join Nina Hirlaender & Caroline Myss as we study shamanism, mystical consciousness and soul mysteries. Slow down to listen and you discover that the Divine has been speaking to you all along.

Is This Pilgrimage For You?

Glance at the sun. See the moon and the stars. Gaze at the beauty of Earth’s greenings. Now, think. What delight the Divine gives to humankind with all these things... All nature is under the stewardship of humankind. We are to work with it. For without we cannot survive.

Hildegard Von Bingen

Itinerary Highlights
  • Follow the path of great mystics like Bridgit of Kildare, Francis of Assisi and Hildegard Von Bingen through nature based meditations and spiritual exercises.
  • Participate in a Shamanic Fire Ceremony beside a peaceful lake where sacred ritual has taken place for centuries.
  • Meditate inside the beautiful Parnachklamm Gorge. Madonna & Child are carved into the cliff, showered by a waterfall. The divine feminine permeates the forest.
  • Rejuvenate and integrate with detox, hot stone massage or medical grade naturopathic treatments at our luxurious health & wellness resort.
  • Hallstatt, home of the earliest Celts is known for its spirituality of nature spirits, shamanism, and Archangel Michael. The village is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Discover dangling ice-crystals and massive natural ice sculptures in Krippenstein Mountain, the largest ice cave in the world.

  • Storytellers perform Germanic tales that reveal our beliefs about morality and explore the collective unconscious, primal fears and desires of ancient shamanic cultures.
  • Climb the legendary mountain of Untersberg, known for sightings of nature spirits and paranormal phenomena.
  • Soak in the rich culture of Salzburg, birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The family home is preserved in its original state, presenting a range of artifacts and historical instruments.

  • Vast

  • Heritage

  • Savour

  • Dance

  • Laugh

  • Fairytale

  • Delight

  • Escape

  • Wild

The Power of Mystical Consciousness
An Exploration Into Soul Mysteries

We live in the era of soul mysteries; a mythic, mysterious time in which we know nothing is ordinary anymore. The world is rapidly changing everywhere we look – but that is because we are rapidly changing. For decades we have been sharing the experience of transformation as we learned more about our inner senses and developed an attunement to our intuition. We have become deeply aware of how our inner nature participates in the creation of our health and the healing of illness. We are learning more each day that we are the engines that co-create, not only the quality of our own personal lives, but co-creation of the life we all share as a global community.


Our inner consciousness – our mystical consciousness - is our new frontier of learning. We are discovering more each day about the mysteries of our ‘inner universe’ and the profound depth of our spiritual or ‘sacred nature.’ If, for instance, you look at the confusing and often chaotic events of your life through the idea that your sacred nature is stirring within, perhaps that chaos would no longer seem so overwhelming, as chaos is one of the ‘mysterious languages of God.’


I like to think of the great mystics as the first explorers into the territory of our mystical consciousness. Teresa of Avila, John of the Cross, Ignatius of Loyola, Hildegard of Bingen, Bridget of Kildare, and Francis of Assisi, as well as so many others, each discovered that deep and holy mystical portal through which they entered the holy cosmic domain of the soul. They reported their discoveries to the members of their spiritual communities. They wrote books about their experiences. And from their experiences came new understandings of the cosmic mysteries about the Divine and how God weaves sacred power into our lives.


On our Bavarian journey we will explore the lives and teachings of every one of these great mystics. This will lead us into the rich and timely theme of mystical consciousness and soul mysteries. The mythic setting, if not near mystical setting, of Bavaria is perfect for grounding an exploration into the many ways that you, and the whole of your life, are being influenced by the perhaps that chaos would no longer seem so overwhelming, as chaos is one of the ‘mysterious languages of God.’


This is a most extraordinary time to be alive. We are privileged to discover that we carry within our souls the power to influence reality, the power to assist healing, the power to pray with grace, and the power to call to heaven for help. I hope you will join me.

Praise for this Journey

“This pilgrimage has been the most transformative process of my life-- and I'm turning 80 soon! The spiritual aspect is having the deepest impact… in fact, my experiences are STILL unfolding over a month after returning home – I experienced a deep personal breakthrough while walking on the labyrinth in Chartres Cathedral. Singing together and listening to stories about the symbolism of the labyrinth gave me a new perspective on where I am in my life. Do yourself a favor and say 'yes' to this journey-- just go for it!"

Catherine, California, USA

“Everyone at Dancing Spirit Tours has tremendous integrity and you can really tell that they strive to be of service. They are very generous in all aspects; from taking care of the logistical details to how we are engaged as participants.”

Breaden, Germany

Nina Hirlaender
Creator, Trip Facilitator

Nina Hirlaender is the creator of Dancing Spirit. Entrepreneur, theologian and storyteller, she is passionate about helping you experience the sacred as a powerful source of joy, meaning and connection in your life.


She teaches around the globe on pilgrimages and workshops, and is honoured to work alongside such bestselling authors as Caroline Myss and Dr. Robert Holden. Nina’s body of work is informed by animism, sacred activism, feminism, Catholic mysticism, and Celtic shamanism.


Nina holds a BFA in Theatre Production, and a diploma in Ecovillage Design from the University of Catalunya in Barcelona. Her enthusiasm, animated storytelling, and sense of play guide pilgrims on ‘the inner journey’, a trip that leaves you feeling clear, confident and connected.

Caroline Myss
Guest Teacher

Caroline Myss is a five-time New York Times bestselling author and internationally renowned speaker in the fields of human consciousness, spirituality and mysticism, health, and the science of medical intuition. Caroline established her own educational institute in 2003, CMED which offers a diverse array of programs devoted to personal development.

Caroline developed the field of Energy Anatomy, a science that correlates specific emotional/psychological/physical/spiritual stress patterns with diseases. Through the investigation of the underlying reasons why people sabotage their healing processes, Caroline identified a syndrome she calls “woundology,” characterized by a person’s reliance on the power of illness for manipulation of his or her world, as opposed to attaining an independent, empowered state of health.

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