About fifteen years ago, I became interested in holy or mystical sites, particularly in Ireland. At the time I was a publisher and our company was working on an anthology about these special places. Through research I’ve visited hundreds of these sites in Ireland, Scotland, Wales and England. I’ve met many artists, writers and mystics gathering insights about “thin places.”
Thin places is an ancient term used by the indigenous people of Ireland long before the Celts arrived. It’s a reference to a site where the veil that separates the physical world from the eternal world is thin – the old Irish translation, according to the great mystic, John O’Donohue actually refers to these two worlds as being interwoven at these sites. So a person standing in a thin place could be touching both worlds simultaneously.
Our third annual Thin Places Mystical Tour of Ireland will be taking place this September (2013). The first year we our tour explored southern Ireland visiting Ardmore, Kinsale, the Beara Peninsula, Rock of Cashel and Dingle. The second year our tour visited the west of Ireland and went to Holy Island in Clare, the Burren, Connemara, Rathcroghan, the Hill of Uisneach and sites in Sligo, Galway and May.
This year (2013) our tour is of Northern Ireland. This landscape is so unspoiled with rugged coast lines, vibrant towns and scores of megalithic and early Christian sacred sites. We’ll be off to the Navan fort and St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Armagh, and Ardboe on Lough Neagh, Beltany Stone Circle, Grianán of Aileach, Whites and Devinish Islands in Lough Erne, Slieve League and Glencolumbkille in Donegal, the Antrim coast, the Inishowen Peninsula and a full day touring Inishmurray. All of these sites are known to have special energy and mysticism – which is why they’ve remained sacred for centuries.
Please consider joining us for the tour of a lifetime – a chance to be transformed spiritually and draw on the energy and spiritual power of the special “thin places”
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