SPIRITUAL JOURNEY – DAY 6: Montségur, Mirepoix and much more

To ascend the steep castle hill of Montségur is a sublime experience! You approach the foot of the mountain at a sea level of approx. 1 050 m, where you find the memorial stone which commemorates the 220 Cathars who held on to their faith and had to burn at the stake for it. On a steep and narrow switchback through a box tree forest you walk up to the castle ruins. In 1244 after a ten-month siege, the castle, being the last bastion against the Pope’s and the French king’s troops, finally fell into the hands of the attackers. We took our time to get into the spirit of the energies of Montségur and to enjoy the breath-taking view.

Afterwards, our journey led us to Mirepoix, a medieval townlet of the 12th century, the central plaza of which consists of nothing but half-timbered houses. The unique church is currently being renovated, so that unfortunately we could not admire the lovely side altar with Mary Magdalene, Martha and Lazarus. Nevertheless, we discovered Mary Magdalene in the Gothic stained-glass windows. After a small snack we moved on to a little rock-hewn church, which is built on an ancient heathen power place. Through a narrow rock crevice we entered the Roman-Gothic church interior, which immediately exudes comfort and security. It is only furnished scarcely, but it nevertheless radiates calmness and power.

In the evening we arrived at our hotel in Toulouse, which I have chosen very carefully. It has a very modern and appealing atmosphere and the kitchen treated us with a delicious supper. Earlier, we had had our evening meditation, which had included a live channeling, in the course of which I had transmitted new information from Simon of Montfort, Joseph of Arimathea, Mary Magdalene, and the Angel for Peace and Light-Heartedness to my tour group.

Click here for more photos of Montségur: http://goo.gl/Q8yXi1

France Spirituality & Journeys

SPIRITUAL JOURNEY – Day 05: A seminar day, a visit to Arques, and a relaxed evening

On my Spiritual Journeys, it has become a tradition for me to hold a special workshop for the participants in midweek. This time the setting was especially atmospheric since we gathered in the hall of knights of our castle hotel. The exercises, in the course of which we used the symbol cards of Mary Magdalene and her companions, were about the dissolution of ancient karmic blockages, which amongst other things also bear a relation to the Languedoc.

Afterwards, we visited the Château d’Arques, which earned some fame due to Kathleen McGowan’s novel on Mary Magdalene. We concluded the evening quite “unspiritually”, namely at a typical vineyard estate of the region. Tomorrow morning the Cathar castle Montségur is on our agenda.

France Spirituality & Journeys

Final travel preparations in TOULOUSE

Two days ago Gerd and I arrived in Toulouse (South of France) so that yesterday we could make another walking tour of the city in order to devise the ideal route for our tour party. With brilliant sunshine and 77 °F the town presented itself in its late summer light. We took enough time to visit the Basilica Saint Sernin, which contains a number of treasures. For instance, a statue of Saint Judas, whom one encounters only rarely in Catholic churches, or a power place in the crypt. We made up our minds what to show our group when we come here again on the last day of our journey next Friday. By the way, Toulouse is one of the biggest university towns of France and the streets are filled with life and ado.

More photos: http://goo.gl/ScXrRY

France Spirituality & Journeys

SPIRITUAL JOURNEY – Day 1: Let the journey begin – we are ready!

While my fellow travellers, all of whom are either from Austria, Germany, or Switzerland, are arriving bit by bit in our hotel at the airport of Toulouse in the course of today, the last preparation works are being made by me and my team of attendants. My husband Gerd Schwank, who is going to communicate the historical aspects of the sites and places we are going to visit to the group, as well as Lutz Mück, who is the participants’ contact person in organisational matters but also attends to the energetic well-being of the group, are by my side.

In the course of the next few days, all of us are going to go to see a number of locations where the cruelties of the persecution of the Cathars are still stored in the morphogenetic field or in the crystal grid of the earth. For sensitive persons (most of our group are very sensitive or have mediumistic powers) those energies could be very disagreeable to sense. By means of their personal past history – I am intentionally referring to earlier incarnations here – “ancient memories” could be brought back to the participants, which, however, are already going to be transformed and dissolved during the journey thanks to the spiritual tools, the meditations, the channelings, as well as the energetic support of Lutz.

This is why we always bring along our spiritual tools, with the energised symbols of Mary Magdalene and her companions and the Angel and Master Aura Essences leading the way, on our spiritual journeys. Since our journey does not constitute a historical but a primarily spiritual event, its main focus lies on transformation and subtle or karmic healing. Today’s evening mediation with the group as well as the live channelled messages from Mary Magdalene are going to start off our journey into (our own) past.

Languedoc – we are coming!

France Spirituality & Journeys

SPIRITUAL JOURNEY 2014: Staying in the castle hotel. Is it really the “Château des Pommes Bleues”?

Those of you who have read the novel “The Expected One” by Kathleen McGowan might remember the often-quoted “Château des Pommes Bleues”, in which the protagonists of the book live. I think I have read somewhere that Kathleen McGowan drew her inspiration for the fictitious castle “Château des Pommes Bleues” from the castle and the modern-day hotel „Château des Ducs de Joyeuse“ in Couiza.

However that may be: In the Languedoc region this is the only hotel far and wide which meets my expectations on a seminar hotel, therefore, we are going to stay there with our tour party for five days. Maybe there still is a castle ghost somewhere? Maybe we are going to put one or two things straight energetically in those rooms, who knows? The fact is, at the same time as us an American group is going to stay at the hotel. They are going to walk in the footsteps of Mary Magdalene in Languedoc as well. We are already looking forward to a lively exchange of ideas.

Mary Magdalene

SPIRITUAL JOURNEY 2014: What I have discovered at Saint Hilaire

If you leave Carcassonne and drive south through the placid rolling hills and the picturesque vineyards, you reach the abbey Saint Hilaire (Hilarius). The monastery dates back to the 9th century and for a long time was inhabited by monks who stood under the patronage of the counts of Carcassonne.

During the crusades in the Middle Ages, in the course of which the institutional Church tried to obliterate the Cathars, also the monks of St. Hilaire, who were close to the Cathars, were accused of blasphemy. Therefore, their monastery was destroyed. The Romanesque-Gothic church and the beautiful cloister are especially worth visiting.

However, what I consider to be the most exceptional is the semi-relief which represents Jesus hugging a woman and a woman sitting next to him. Who this woman is with whom Jesus is represented to be very familiar, is a question that should be answered by everyone himself. In the course of our SPIRITUAL JOURNEY 2014 I am going to show this beauty spot to the participants.

Mary Magdalene

SPIRITUAL JOURNEY 2014: The castle town Carcassonne

The castle town Carcassonne in the heartland of the Cathars is so tawdrily beautiful that it served Walt Disney as a model for the castle in his movie “Sleeping Beauty”. Plunging oneself into the throng of people within the castle walls one is taken back to the Middle Ages immediately. Then one is standing in a small town, which hides behind mighty battlements which have already given shelter and security to the Cathars.

Already in the Middle Ages this faith group, of whom it is said that they have the same origin as the Essenes, has been a thorn in the institutional Church’s flesh, since they refused unwaveringly to acknowledge Jesus as God’s son, but “merely” considered him to be a very enlightened human being. Also gender equality was one of their big concerns and, therefore, male as well as female itinerant preachers propagated the Word of God.

Also the inhabitants of Carcassonne had to make a heroic stand against the superior troops of the king of France and the Pope, nevertheless, the fortress was won in 1209. In the course of our spiritual journey 2014 we are going to have plenty of time to explore Carcassonne and to follow the tracks of the Cathars.

Mary Magdalene