France

The Divine Feminine

Journey with us to Mystical France, where legends of Mary Magdalene, Joan of Arc, Knights Templar, The Holy Grail, Black Madonnas, ST. Bernadette of Lourdes, and Isis have long thrived in this sacred landscape. An in depth study of The Gospel of Mary and The Nag Hammadi texts provides a deep understanding of Jesus’s teaching on the soul’s journey and how Gnosticism was experienced in the early Christian era. You are invited to connect with the Celtic roots of this land, once known as Gaul, home of towering mountains, deep gorges, forests, caves, and the Mediterranean Sea. Learn about the havoc caused by religious conflicts over the centuries while walking the grounds of the ‘heretical’ Cathar Castles that cling precariously to hilltops, temporarily sheltered from merciless invasions.

Is This Tour For You?

"Travel is rebellion in its purest form. We follow our hearts. We free ourselves of labels. We lose control willingly. We trade a role for reality. We search for better questions, not answers."

Anonymous

Itinerary Highlights
  • Discover the fascinating history of the Gallic Goddess Culture and the arrival of Mary Magdalene
  • Explore Sainte Maries de la Mer, home of the annual Gypsy Festival, and visit the beach where Mary Magdalene first set foot after sailing from Jerusalem.
  • Visit Sainte Baume Healing Grotto and Sacred Mountain, where Mary Magdalene spent the last years of her life and wrote her memoirs.
  • Enjoy private, exclusive access to Chartres Cathedral & Labyrinth, an architectural masterpiece and center of  the medieval Mystery School of Liberal Arts.
  • Visit picturesque village of Rocamadour, which hangs on a cliff and has been an important pilgrimage site for a thousand years.
  • Soak up Paris and its romantic timelessness, exquisite cuisine and  priceless cultural treasures.
  • Visit the historic, fortified city of Carcassonne with fairytale towers, a drawbridge and cobblestone streets.
  • Marvel at the Black Madonna sculptures with origins tracing back to Isis and Egyptian spirituality.
  • Study the mysteries and controversies of The Gospel of Mary and Nag Hammadi and learn how these texts fundamentally challenge contemporary Christianity.

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  • Explore

  • Marvel

  • Unwind

  • Climb

  • Ascend

  • Share

  • Meditate

  • Ease

  • Shine

Praise for this Journey

“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

“For me, 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 interacting with the ancient sites and had the opportunity to speak one-on-one with an amazing medicine woman. I have been experiencing a subtle but powerful transformation that started by saying 'yes' to this journey. I am so grateful and thankful to Nina & Horst.”

Catherine, CA, USA

Nina Hirlaender
Pilgrimage Guide

Nina Hirlaender is the creator of Dancing Spirit Tours. Her extensive experience as a practitioner of Celtic Shamanism, group facilitation, community building, mysticism, and metaphysics create a reflective spiritual journey.

 

Nina attended York University, and continued to study at the prestigious Studio 58 Conservatory to complete her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatrical Production. Nina’s continued training at the University of Catalunya in Barcelona, earned her a diploma in Designing Sustainable Human Settlements. She is currently working on a master’s degree in Theology.

 

Nina is an animated storyteller with a passion for personal growth. Her playful connection to mystical and unseen worlds engages the hearts of pilgrims and connects people with ‘the inner journey’, a trip of a lifetime.


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