There is a wildness in both Scotland and Cornwall since Roman order had little impact on either land. The people are not tame in either place; that is one reason I love both. Here, on the left, is a beautiful and typical photo of a loch in Scotland; this one is Loch Tummel, which is on our itinerary there. The landscape is gorgeous in spring in Scotland. The other photo is of the Men an Tol Neolithic stone group on a typical moor in Cornwall – sparse, barren, atmospheric. We will do ritual at this mysterious set of stones. Incidentally, each time I have visited here, we were the only people around, and since these stones cannot be seen from the road, it is normal to have a private visit.
Privacy is NOT something most visitors experience in Stonehenge, but we will. The photo is one I took at a sunrise visit to these amazing and mysterious stones. We will not only be private, but right in the stones, something that the public visitors can only dream about. The photo from the Scotland tour, on the right, is the inside of the intimate and amazing Rosslyn Chapel, every inch of which is carved with enigmatic symbols, and even more famous for its part in the Da Vinci Code.
Each journey explores castles, abbeys, cathedrals, ancient villages and more. The photo on the left is St Michael’s Mount off the coast of Cornwall. This mount, which is an island at high tide holds a special place in Cornish history and is on the Michael energy line, which goes through the entire country of England; literally hundreds of holy sites are on this line. The photo on the right is Stobo Castle in Scotland, a gorgeous castle, which has a new life as a state-of-the-art spa offering over 60 treatments; we will stay there.
Each journey has an element of the olde craft. In Scotland we will visit the infamous Grassmarket behind the Edinburgh Castle where more innocent women were hung for witchcraft than any other place in Britain. The pub, The Last Drop, as an ironic reminder of those times, is there. In Cornwall we will have a day with Cassandra Latham, a practicing wise woman of West Penwith, caring for her villagers with sacred, ceremonial, and healing practices. Where else could you have this experience?