July 7-8, 2007
of the Holy Grail
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is the Holy Grail?
it an ancient bloodline?
it brought to Glastonbury?
it the body of Mary Magdalene?
it a chalice, a spear, a sword, or a stone?
the Knights Templar the true Guardians of the Holy Grail?
a Secret Society Involved?
and does the Priory of Sion really exist?
is the Holy Grail Now?
any person or group know where the Holy Grail exists now?
there many hidden Holy Grails?
Did the Holy Grail Mysteries
they come from East or West, or both?
the Grail Mysteries Jewish, Christian, Celtic, Hindu, Moslem, Persian, or are they part of
conference is being held in order to take public awareness of the Holy Grail to another
level. In the wake of The Da Vinci Code and Holy Blood, Holy Grail there is currently much
divisiveness and confusion in the world regarding the mystery of the Holy Grail. We have
assembled the leading speakers and authors in the Holy Grail field to help clarify
misconceptions about what and where the Holy Grail truly is.
Special Guest Speaker, John Millar: For the past eight years John Millar has been the Chairman of the Sauniere Society, an organization that sponsors numerous seminars throughout the UK based upon the work of Henry Lincoln, renowned co-author of Holy Blood, Holy Grail, the book that began the current Holy Grail revival. John was asked to chair the Sauniere Society by special invitation from Henry Lincoln, the organization's acting president. John will address the Conference on the subject of The Grail Today.
John Millar has been a researcher and writer for over sixty years while specializing in ancient history, historical anomalies, curiosities and hidden information, including the Holy Grail, the Ark, Mary Magdalene, the origins of Christianity, the historicity of Jesus, Secret Societies, the Knights Templars, mythology and its interpretation in a historical context, plus lots of other mysteries and alternative histories. He is also a very keen classical musician with an extensive background that includes the study of the Grail in the operas of Richard Wagner, Mozart and others. John has a special interest in the application of sound and science to the esoteric, including ELF resonances and Wagner's theories of the existence of unperceivable super societies operating at extreme frequencies.
Nicholas Mann has
been writing about and teaching the Holy Grail mysteries for many years. He is currently a
Director of the Chalice Well in Glastonbury, England, as well as an author, international
authority on geomancy, and a practicing Druid. Nicholass books include The
Isle of Avalon:
Sacred Mysteries of Arthur and Glastonbury, Energy
Secrets Of Glastonbury Tor, His Story: Masculinity in the Post-Patriarchal World and The Sacred Geometry of Washington, DC.
Lynn Picknett and Clive Prince are internationally renowned researchers of the
Holy Grail mysteries. Their book The Templar
Revelation was such a major influence on Dan Browns The Da Vinci Code that the authors were featured in
a scene of the movie. Picknett and Princes other books include: The Sion Revelation: The Truth About the Guardians of Christs Sacred
Magdalene: Christianity's Hidden Goddess, and The
Secret History of Lucifer: And the Meaning of the True Da Vinci Code. They
have been featured on many televised documentaries on the Holy Grail and The Da Vinci Code, including National
Geographics Da Vinci's Code ("Is It Real?" series).
Sir Andrew Sinclair, receiving the accolade of a
Scottish Knight Templar, Rosslyn Chapel, Dec 2004, is a Knight Grand Cross in the Scottish Knight
Templars, of which the International Order of Gnostic Templars is a division. Sir Andrew
supports the work of the Gnostic Templars. A member of Clan Sinclair and one of the
driving forces in the Clan today, he has written prolifically about the Knights Templar,
the Holy Grail, and the Holy Grail of the Sinclairs - Rosslyn Chapel. His
books include: The Sword and the Grail, Rosslyn: The
Story of Rosslyn Chapel and the True Story Behind the Da Vinci Cod. His forthcoming The Grail: The Quest for a Legend will be available
in early 2007. Sir Andrew has been featured on many international documentaries about the
Holy Grail, including ABCs News Production of Jesus, Mary and Da Vinci. The
excavation of the crypt in Rosslyn Chapel in the 1990s that he oversaw was the first of
its kind since the crypt was sealed hundreds of years ago.
Christopher Knight is a recognized
authority on the Freemasons and their ancient links to Egypt, the Essenes, the Knights
Templar, and the Holy Grail Mysteries. With Robert Lomas, Christopher has written a series
of international best sellers, including The Hiram
Key, The Book of Hiram, The Second Messiah, and Uriels
Mark Amaru Pinkham is the North American
Grand Prior of the International Order of Gnostic Templars (www.GnosticTemplars.org), an organization
dedicated to reviving the Goddess and Gnostic mysteries of the original Knights Templar
and to finding the underlying links that unite all religions. Mark is also the author of Guardians of the Holy Grail: The Knights
Templar, John the Baptist and the Water of Life, as
well as The Return of the Serpents
of Wisdom, Conversations with the Goddess and
The Truth Behind the Christ Myth. Mark
has been featured on the faculty of the Prophets Conference,
as a guest on Coast to Coast AM,
as a regular contributor for the popular Atlantis Rising Magazine. A gnostic for more
than 30 years, Mark regularly leads pilgrimages to sacred sites around the globe.
Ross Hemsworth is co-owner of Glastonbury Radio (www.glastonburyradio.net) and host of the worldwide syndicated hit radio show “Now THAT’S Weird” (www.nowthatsweird.co.uk) which has an estimated global audience of over 500,000 listeners. Since the publication of his first book, The Dead Are Talking, Ross tours the world promoting the growth of spirituality, and science’s more open-minded approach to the paranormal. He has become somewhat of an outspoken expert on The Knights Templars and he firmly believes his next book will place the start of the Templars in Scotland, many years BEFORE they arrived in France. Ross’s presentation will be "The Templars, The Grail and the Glastonbury Secret".
Louis Standen will present six years of original research in the field of Earth Energies, Mayan Time Science and the work of Dr. Paul LaViolette to describe Avalon's Star Temple and its relationship to Holy Grail lore and the coming earth shifts leading up to December 21st, 2012 AD. Louis's broad expertise lies in the fields of Buddha-dharma, calendrics, entheogens and the ancient Star Temple of Avalon.
David Hatfield aka The Gnaughty Gnome of Glastonbury, has been studying Glastonbury's connection to the Holy Grail for many years. He has also researched the ancient Dragon Clan of Avalon, which for hundreds and thousands of years has been the true Guardian of the Holy Grail. David runs Changing World CD shop within Gothic Image Bookshop in Glastonbury on High Street. His presentation will be entitled THE GLASTONBURY GRAIL.
is a pioneering philanthropist implementing the strategic delivery of New Energy, ZeroPoint Technology to the Global Market in 2008. ELiahi has spent ten years researching ZeroPoint Physics and Technology and its practical application as a Salvation Science, the grounding physics, emergence and delivery of the Holy Grail to Earth, Event Zero - which is also the subject of his groundbreaking presentation.
6 - 13, 2007
following the conference there will be a pilgrimage to some of Britains Holy
Grail sites, including Glastonbury Tor, the Chalice Well, Avebury, and Stonehenge
(where our BMSJ group will have a private entrance!). The purpose of this journey is to
give people a direct experience of the power of the Holy Grail. Featured Speakers will be Templar Knights Mark
Amaru Pinkham and Andrea Mikana-Pinkham (see above) who will offer ritual and group
meditation to help summon the naturally occurring Holy Grail power at these vortexes.
The Holy Grail Conference Schedule of Speakers
Saturday, July 7, 2007
9:00 - 10:30am David Hatfield: The Glastonbury Grail.
11:00 - 12:30pm Lynn Picknett and Clive Prince: The Secret Grail of the Other Christ
1:45 - 3:00pm John Millar: The Grail Today
3:15 - 4:45pm Mark Amaru Pinkham: The Mysteries of the Holy Grail & Fisher King and their Ancient Origin in the Far East
5:00 - 6:00pm ELiahi Priest: The Holy Grail and Event Zero
Sunday, July 8, 2007
9:00 - 9:20am Mark Amaru Pinkham: Genocide of the Yezidis, founders of the Holy Grail Tradition
9:30 - 10:30am Ross Hemsworth: The Templars, The Grail and the Glastonbury Secret
10:45 - 12:00pm Nicholas Mann & Dr. Philippa Glasson: The Grail in the 21st Century: Healing the Wasteland
1:15 - 2:45pm Christopher Knight: The Holy Grail - Artifact or a metaphor for the recovery of a prehistoric science of extraordinary power?
3:00 - 4:30pm Andrew Sinclair: The Grail, Quest for a Legend
4:45-5:45pm Louis Standen: Avalon's Star Temple and its relationship to both Holy Grail lore and the coming Earth shifts leading up to December 21st, 2012 CE
(B = Breakfast; L = Lunch; D =
Day 1. Friday,
July 6. Arrive London, to Glastonbury (D)
Plan your flight to arrive in London's Gatwick Airport in the
morning. Clear Immigration, Baggage Claim and Customs, and meet your Tour Hosts Mark and
Andrea Pinkham in the Arrivals Hall. Board our motor coach for a scenic drive to mystical,
spiritual and historical Glastonbury
area, the region steeped in Arthurian legend - fabled Avalon, the heart of the Grail myths
and the Eden of the Druids. For centuries it has been the gathering
place for priests and priestesses of the ancient Druid and Celtic traditions, as well as
one of the holiest places in Christendom. It has been a megalithic center, a place of the
Goddess, and was the inspiration for The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley, as well
as the television movie of the same name. We may well experience that Avalon is still
looked over by the ancient Priestesses! The small town of Glastonbury still
preserves its long history and rich traditions, along with a uniquely blended atmosphere
of modern times. People are pulled here from all over the world by a special
something...just like you have been.
Arrive at your hotel and check in. Later afternoon Introductory Meeting
and "Welcome to England dinner at the hotel. Overnight Glastonbury
Day 2. Saturday, July 7.
Holy Grail Conference sponsored by The International Order of Gnostic Templars (B)
These world-renowned Speakers
will share their theories concerning The Holy Grail: Lynn Picknett and Clive Prince, and Mark Amaru Pinkham.
Day 3. Sunday,
July 8. Holy Grail Conference sponsored by The International Order of Gnostic Templars (B)
More sharing today from these
researchers of the Holy Grail: Nicholas Mann, Sir Andrew Sinclair,
and Christopher Knight.
Overnight Glastonbury area.
Monday July 9. The Sanctuary, Avebury, Silbury Hill, West Kennett Longbarrow/ Stonehenge
Private Entrance! (B)
The morning is free for exploration on
your own. Lunch on your own.
This afternoon we begin our
pilgrimages to the various sacred sites to connect with the Holy Grail energies. We depart
after lunch to visit The Sanctuary, a remnant from a
culture in the long past that worshipped the Goddess and her earth-based traditions. Once a delightful
pair of concentric stone circles that were destroyed in the 17th century, the site of the
stones is now marked by concrete pillars. Evidence from excavations suggests that the site
was used for feasting and for some form of mortuary ritual. Dr. William
Stuckeley, an antiquarian and a scholar of sacred history and cabalistic science, believed
that the site represented the head of a great stone serpent, the body of which was
formed by the West Kennet Avenue and the Beckhampton.
next stop is at Avebury, the world's biggest and most complex monument of the
Megalithic Age. The National Trust administers this World Heritage site on behalf
of the British nation. It is an enormous circular earthwork, with a deep external ditch.
Inside the ditch is a circle of immense standing stones, and inside that there are two
more stone circles. Two stone avenues of about 100 megaliths run out from Avebury.
Altogether there were some 600 megaliths, including those of the Sanctuary. Today its
mysteries are still being explored and solved by multi-disciplinary scholars in
archaeology, science and ancient religion. We walk down through The Avenue to the
main stone circle and connect with the powerful ancient energies here.
We continue to Silbury Hill, a
grass-covered chalk mound in the shape of a flat-topped cone. At 130 feet in height, a base
circumference of 1640 feet, and covering 5.5 acres, it is the biggest prehistoric
artificial mound in Europe. Evidence from radiocarbon dating indicates that Silbury
was constructed about 4300 years ago, at the end of Avebury's lengthy stone-building
period. Further evidence from the remains of plants and insects found at the site
indicates that the structure was begun during the first week in August, probably at
the time of the Celtic festival of Lammas, the start of the harvest season. Some
astronomers believe that Silbury Hill could have been used as an accurate solar
observatory by means of the shadows cast by the mound on the carefully leveled plain
to the north, towards Avebury. The meridian line from Silbury runs through Avebury church,
which stands on a ley line (earth energy line) running between Stonehenge and the
stone circle at Winterbourne Abbas. The same ley line also passes through two churches and
the eastern slope of Silbury. Silbury is a center for alignments of straight prehistoric
tracks, resurfaced by the Romans, and of standing stones. The Roman road between Marlborough
and Bath runs directly towards Silbury Hill before swerving to avoid it, indicating that
it followed a pre-existing track or ley line.
Our last stop for the day is West Kennet Longbarrow, a passage grave where
the age-old secrets of those who were buried here are locked in time in this ancient
finely restored Early Neolithic chambered megalithic monument. The property is cared for
by the National Trust. Inside, five chambers lead off from a central gallery. All chambers
and the roof are built from huge sarsen stones. Carbon-dating estimates indicate that it
was begun between 3700-3600 BCE and was used for about 1200 years. When the barrow was
sealed, a facade of huge sarsens was placed immediately in front of the entrance in the
manner of blocking stones. The remains of skeletons and simple grave goods have been found
there, including the small skull of an infant that was positioned on the floor in such a
way that it would have been lit by the light of the rising sun at the equinoxes. Because
of the barrow's alignment with the rising sun at the March equinox, the arrangement has
been interpreted as indicating an annual ritual involving a mid-spring lambing festival,
when the sun illuminates the sheep-stone, within a rebirth tomb of the dead.
As we drive through the countryside we may see some crop circle formations, geometric symbols of
unknown origin formed in fields of grain that have appeared in this area over the past 20
years. AND, if we are fortunate we MAY be able to enter one of the formations and have
private meditation time to try to connect with and experience the other-dimensional
energies that many researchers believe form them. What is the general communication that
is being given to us by these circles? What is the particular communication from each
circle? Where do they come from? Who/what forms them? Why here? Why now? AND, why have we
been lead here to experience them? What does all this mean for our personal and planetary
Photo Credit: Busty Taylor
After dinner on your own with the
group at a local restaurant, we enter our private entrance inside world-famous Stonehenge on the nearby Salisbury
Plain, the world's best-known stone monument from the Megalithic Age, for a Sacred Ceremony and Meditation to connect with
the Holy Grail energies within ourselves!
Today the ancient site is cared for by the English Heritage, an independent body set up by
Parliament in 1984 to protect England's archaeological and architectural heritage of more
than 400 ancient and historic monuments. Stonehenge
is a major World Heritage Site, and one of the world's most visited sacred sites in the
world. There is much debate as to the age of Stonehenge, as well as who
built it. According to many archaeologists, the builders of this magnificent site were the
Ancient Britons. History says that the site was begun in the agricultural Neolithic Age
and was completed in the Early Bronze Age by Beaker Folk, so called because of beakers,
drinking vessels, found in their grave goods. Around 1500 BCE some disaster or systems
collapse progressively brought the impressive Megalithic Age to an end, not only here, but
throughout the whole of Britain and Ireland. Although we can never know exactly who
the architects were who planned Stonehenge, the face sculptured into the side of trilithon
stone 54 does give us cause to wonder if he or she was so influential that his/her facial
features were placed here to be preserved forever as a representation of the Divine Marriage, the concept of Sacred Marriage
between an Earth Mother and Sky Father, that was universal in early or primitive
agricultural and Goddess-oriented societies. One of the great trilithon stones has
numerous axes carved into it and another has a Mother-Goddess type of image carved in
relief. We enter the sacred and ancient circle for our private meditation time among the
ancient and magical stones and their energies. Those who are sensitive to these massive
temples claim that the megalithic blocks are constantly radiating tremendous amounts of
energy. Some say it is because the ancient Druids turned themselves into the stones, while
others assert that they hold the power of innumerable Druid ceremonies held there in the
past. One legend maintains that the massive blocks were brought from Ireland and set into
place by the greatest Druid of them all - Merlin!
Later return to our hotel. Overnight Glastonbury
Day 5. Tuesday July 10. In Glastonbury:
The Tor, Chalice Well, Glastonbury Abbey (B)
After breakfast we
visit mystical Glastonbury
Tor, thought to be a portal to the famed land of The Mists of Avalon's
priestesses. At the top of The Tor stands the remains of the Middle Aged St.
Michael's Church, dedicated to Archangel Michael. We experience
a meditation and ceremony to connect to the Holy Grail,
which some legends maintain is buried under or in the vicinity of The Tor.
We return to the foot of The Tor and visit the famous Chalice Well, a
pilgrimage site for many thousands of years for those seeking physical and emotional
healing from its iron-red waters, thought by some to be the blood of Christ emerging from
the hidden Grail Chalice
During the Middle Ages Glastonbury gained a
great reputation as a place of healing, and the well was one of the centers where pilgrims
came to take advantage of its curative powers. Even today the waters of both the Red
Spring or Blood Spring at Chalice Well and the adjoining White Spring
still have a reputation for their cleansing, healing and transformative qualities. Like
pilgrims who have come here since ancient times seeking physical and emotional healing
from its iron-red waters blessed by the Goddess, we too may receive our healings through
the powerful Holy Grail that are here! From the wellhead at the top of the garden, the
first spot we reach when we enter at the bottom of the garden, we see the vesica
pisces-shaped pool that has Chalice Well water flowing into it through a series of flowing
steps from the body of the Goddess Herself. (You can
purchase a small plastic bottle at the entrance gate to collect some of the healing waters).
The vesica pisces is one of the most fundamental symbols of sacred geometry,
symbolizing the Sacred Marriage, the divine union of the male and female energies.
While here at this sacred space, we have time to meditate and reflect on our own divine
Later morning drop off in Glastonbury, for
lunch on your own. In the afternoon we visit Glastonbury Abbey, a church
built in the Middle Ages that is described by some historians as "the holiest place
in all of England". St Mary's Chapel marks the site where Joseph of
Arimathea established the first above-ground church in all of Christendom. The Celts
had a deity named Easus who died and was supposed to come back to life. When they heard
about Jesus from Joseph of Arimathea, they saw the return of Easus in the story, and gave Ynys
Witrin, or Glastonbury, to him as a site for a church. This was the birthplace of
Celtic Christianity, and grew to be a powerful pilgrimage site for Christians. Gravees
thought to be those of Arthur and Guinevere have been unearthed here. We have time
to meditate amongst these powerful energies. Return walking to Glastonbury town center for
exploration on your own. Return on your own via taxi or the local bus to our hotel. Dinner
on your own. Overnight Glastonbury area.
Day 6. Wednesday, July
11. To London: British Museum (B/D)
We check out after breakfast, saying our fond Good-byes to Avalon, and depart to London,
arriving around noon. Lunch on your own at a local pub. In the afternoon we visit the
world famous British Museum to trace the story of Britain from
prehistory to the present day. Other exhibits artifacts from Africa, the Americas, Asia, Egypt,
Europe, Greece, Japan, Near East, Pacific, and Rome offer a look at these civilizations.
Later afternoon check in at our hotel. Group dinner at the hotel. Overnight London.
Day 7. Thursday, July
12. In London: City Sightseeing Tour, Farewell Dinner (B/D)
Our morning sightseeing tour of London's West End includes
a look at Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square,
and a guided tour of Westminster Abbey,
an architectural masterpiece of the 13th to 16th centuries,
presenting a unique pageant of British history - the shrine of St Edward the Confessor,
the tombs of kings and queens, and countless memorials to the famous and the great. It has
been the setting for every Coronation since 1066CE, as well as for numerous other royal
occasions. Today it is still a church dedicated to regular worship and to the celebration
of great events in the life of the nation. Neither a cathedral nor a parish church,
Westminster Abbey is a "Royal Peculiar" under the jurisdiction of a Dean and
Chapter, subject only to the Sovereign.
Afterwards you can then be dropped off in the area or return via our motorcoach to the
hotel. Lunch on your own. The afternoon is free to explore this most cosmopolitan of
cities on your own. Maybe visit the National Gallery, or any other of London's exciting
art museums and galleries. How about a shopping trip to world-famous Harrods?
Our exceptional Farewell to England Dinner Cruise
on the Thames River, combines luxury dining, world-class
live entertainment, 5-star customer care and undeniably the most breathtaking views of London.
We join the vessel at Butler's Wharf Pier, by Tower Bridge, and sail down river passing a
variety of different landscapes; the modern façade of Canary Wharf, the beauty of Greenwich,
the architecture of The Millennium Dome. The trip ends at London Bridge City Pier, where
we disembark at and meet our motor coach for our return to the hotel. Overnight London.
Day 8. Friday, July 13. In London (B)
Morning group transfer to the airport for your international flight to the USA. Arrive
OR, Depart for Excursion to Scotland
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Note: This itinerary is subject to
change due to conditions beyond our control.
TOUR PRICES: (Per Person, double occupancy - LAND ONLY - You
are responsible to book your own international airfare to and from London)
** New Bonus! SAVE! You will receive a 5% discount on the below
prices if ALL payments are made by check or money order. This discount will be noted on
your final invoice.
Tour: $3, 220 **
Pre-paid Gratuities: $132 **
Single Room Supplement: $732 ** additional
NOTE: The Single Room Supplement
applies ONLY for those who would like to secure a private room throughout the
tour. We will be happy to find a suitable roommate for those who are traveling alone
and would like to share a room.
Per our Terms and Conditions, registration for the tour will be held open until 30 days
before the departure date in order to try to match everyone with a roommate. If by
that date we have not been able to match you with a suitable roommate, you will be
responsible to pay for the single supplement. An early registration will facilitate
$850 by combining our England and Scotland Journeys
into a 2 week Sacred Journey!
MAIN TOUR (England & SCOTLAND): (Per Person, double occupancy - LAND ONLY - You
will be responsible to book your own international airfare to London and from Edinburgh)
Tour: $4, 895 **
Pre-paid Gratuities: $264 **
Single Room Supplement: $1,285 ** additional NOTE: The Single Room Supplement
applies ONLY for those who would like to secure a private room throughout the entire
tour. We will be happy to find a suitable roommate for those who are traveling alone
and would like to share a room. Per
our Terms and Conditions, registration for the tour will be held open until 30 days before
the departure date in order to try to match everyone with a roommate. If by that
date we have not been able to match you with a suitable roommate, you will be responsible
to pay for the single supplement. An early registration will facilitate this