Goddess Tours International
Unsolicited comments on previous trips to Crete:
"My heart has been really opened again on this Tour and after many years I have reclaimed my connection with the Goddess. I first encountered her 23yrs ago when I stepped off the plane at Heraklion and her warm soft breath enfolded me. I was knocked out by her presence and my memories of being her priestess. Standing at the threshold of the throne room in Knossos I found her again on this Tour; MY Goddess! Re-finding my chantress voice and singing in the Goddess with women friends, on hilltops, in tholos, caves and temples has re-empowered me and I feel filled with love for her and her love for me in return. So really thank you Cheryl and Lana for creating the spaciousness and opportunities to do what has never happened in Glastonbury; the chance to connect with other wise women out in the landscape, to create spontaneously and to have My Goddess without belief systems, heirarchy, or a uniform; to be able to shine my priestess-self once more."
Rachael, who came on the 2009 Tour to Crete, has written an (unsolicited!) article about it for the on-line magazine Goddess Pages called Six Women in Search of the Goddess in Crete.
“Many many thanks for organising such a wonderful tour and sharing your gorgeous Crete with us”
“What a delight you are to be with. Thank you for showing us your very special island of Crete where the Goddess is ever present in the landscape and the sites, and where the ancient ones revered and honoured the Goddess with much love”.
“A multitude of thanks for sharing your wisdom and passion for Crete. May your future journeys in Crete be full of joy and laughter”.
“We have come to the land of ancient people and their mysteries. We have been brought from the mountain peak sanctuaries to the depths of the caves, to be guided by the priestesses of the Goddess. With Cheryl we travelled through time, learning the herstory of this ancient land and its earth-tuned people, from its earliest beginnings to its last sad end. Nurtured by Lana’s constant warm compassion towards our well-being, our journey was eased by her intuition towards our needs. Together, they always reminded us to do what felt right, and gave us time and space to feel our own personal experiences of the Goddess in each setting”.
Pat and Mary
Unsolicited comments from women on the 2012 trip:-
“Thank you for taking us back in history through the ruins and caves of our Goddess-worshipping ancestors. Loved the silence which spoke of times long past, and the rituals we brought to deserted places. May the love of Goddess return to these places and accompany you as you continue to bring others here, where Goddess once dwelt in full power. May She do so again.”
“It’s been a marvellous experience, not only getting to know Crete, but understanding more about the Minoans and the Goddess, and sharing it all with like-minded women. This has broadened my horizons, not only with past knowledge but also through the company and conversation – and it has deepened my knowledge of myself and the Goddess. It’s been a privilege and a pleasure to meet you both and be part of your Tour. May the Goddess continue to walk beside you and help you to help others gain experience of Her.”
“Thank you for the gift so precious of this journey, this marvellous pilgrimage into Goddess depths and heights, and the wonders of Crete. I shall treasure always the warmth of your companionship, the heart-wisdom you’ve shared, and the sacred Minoan culture you’ve offered so wonderfully. You’ve managed to create a beautiful balance between our locations of rest and the sites we’ve experienced – and you’ve done it all with true Goddess grace.”
“I cannot express properly the deep gratitude I have for your wonderful open-hearted acceptance and kindness and great knowledge in giving us this tour. The experience has been more than I expected and desired, for those years of waiting. The visits to those sacred sites, and learning more about the Goddess, were just splendid, and your patience and caring for my lack of mobility were exceptional. What I have learnt from you both will inspire me to grow more in the knowledge and love of the Goddess and try to live in Her light!”
“Thank you for your guidance and wisdom these past two weeks. Spending time in circle, visiting the very special places you took us to, sharing the companionship of the group, and learning how and where to look from you, have left me many rich memories. I especially appreciated your patience, good humour and encouragement. You are a great touring team and I wish you continued adventures and success.”
“It has been such a great two weeks with you both. This is probably the best holiday I have had! Thank you so much for your knowledge about the sites, your open friendly manner, and for organising everything so well. It was really nice not having to worry about anything. I appreciated the relaxed pace and how you both seemed like part of the ‘gang’, not excluding yourselves from us ‘tourists’! Thank you for allowing the Goddess to shine through you both.”