In the footsteps of Mary Magdalene

At the end of our journey, after a wonderful day in Toulouse and Albi, we as a group got together one last time to exchange our personal experiences, inner processes, insights and observations of the last 9 days. It is just incredible to see what has changed in such a short time and what profound transformations we were able to witness. The presence of the spiritual world was particularly strong during our final meditation. I channeled messages from Mary Magdalene and her most important companion for the group. After dinner we said goodbye in the hope that our paths will cross again soon.

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Where the Cathars once lost their lives at the stake

Today we said goodbye to Couiza and set off for Montségur, the ruins of a Cathar fortress which went down in history. In 1244 about 200 Cathars took refuge here from the troops of the King and the Pope. However, after a long siege, they had to give in to the superior power of their enemies. As they remained faithful to their belief, it cost them their lives at the stake.

Since it was raining today and there was a cold wind, only four participants of our group made their way to the former Cathar castle. The energy of this place and the feeling of being in such a spiritually historically unique place left imprints on their hearts.

After the descent, our journey took us to the little medieval town of Mirepoix. Its colourful half-timbered houses fascinate all visitors. In the Middle Ages an important Cathar council took place here. We had lunch here, and a leisurely stroll under the arcades of the main square. Afterwards we visited the Gothic cathedral. We admired the elaborate ribbed vault, and impressive presentations of Mary Magdalene and her close family members. The stained glass window, showing different situations of her life, is particularly beautiful.

On our way to Toulouse, we stopped at the little rock church of Vals. It is so captivating that you have to pay it a visit. Although there is no direct link to Mary Magdalene, this place belongs to the most impressive sights in the area, and besides, it is a strong power spot, like a vortex.

After returning back to our hotel in Toulouse I could channel a druid who transmitted interesting information for our group. Mary Magdalene also spoke to me to remind us that it was not the first time our group was travelling together in her name.

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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

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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.

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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!

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SPIRITUAL JOURNEY 2014: The Cathars in Toulouse

During the Albigensian Crusades in the Middle Ages the counts of Toulouse were on the side of the “dissenters”, namely the Cathars, who are often mentioned in the same breath with Mary Magdalene and her successors. The town originally carried the epithet “city of hundred towers” and in the course of the religious wars the counts of Toulouse supported those who were persecuted for their faith and harboured them. Hence the town was number one on the hit list of the king of France and the Pope. Although the inhabitants of Toulouse were able to brave the siege for some time, they ultimately had to bend to the superior numbers of the attackers.

We are going to begin and end our spiritual journey through Languedoc in Toulouse. Those who know me well won’t be surprised to hear that I have chosen two beautiful hotels, so that the delightful and aesthetic parts do not go short. On the last day of our circular tour we are going to have the opportunity to visit the most interesting buildings and places in Toulouse, and there is going to be ample opportunity for shopping and rambling about the city.

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SPIRITUAL JOURNEY 2014: Toulouse is much more beautiful than its reputation!

There are so many formidable places, landscapes and sites in Languedoc, the southwestern province of France, that it was very difficult for me to plan a travel route containing the most impressive spiritual highlights of this region. The biggest challenge was to determine the place from where we are going to start out on our circular tour, since the storybook town Carcassonne, which we are going to visit, can only be approached by plane from big Central European countries. Therefore, those travelers who come from smaller airports would have to make a stopover in Paris. And whoever has already had the opportunity to enjoy a changeover at the Parisian airport “Charles de Gaulle” knows that he/she can well do without adventures of that kind.

For this reason, I chose Toulouse as the starting point of our circular tour. Though this town is situated outside the Languedoc region, it nevertheless is historically very important in connection with Mary Magdalene and her successors. Since my schooldays it has been etched in my memory that Toulouse is an ugly industrial town where mainly planes are built. Therefore, before my visit to this metropolis, I still had some reservations about it. However, already after the first ramble about the city I fell for its charms. The picturesque Old Town with its alleys, squares and water courses did not only attract us, but also cast a spell over many other people. The college town is vibrant, people sit out of doors, meet each other in nice little restaurants or parks, and there is a multitude of beautiful shops and a lot of cultural life. Toulouse definitely merits being the starting- and endpoint of our circular tour!

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