Pentecost is the Land of the Mother: In search of the Divine Feminine in Ephesus/West Anatolia: 21.-30. May, 2021
In search of the Divine Feminine in Ephesus/West Anatolia
21.-30. May, 2021
Paul Skorpen of Theosis
Pentecost in the Land of the Great Mother
Rediscovering the Divine Feminine
An 8 Day Journey through Ephesus and West Anatolia
With Paul Skorpen (Spiritual Guide) & Yücel Temirodaman (Cultural Guide)
21.-30. May, 2021
The entire world is undergoing a transformation, a thorough ‘paradigm shift.’ And although chaos and uncertainty can result in anxiety, disorder is required for the birth of a new era.
The world has long been characterized by male dominance. Supported by the world’s religions, patriarchy and puritanism have prevailed. This extreme imbalance is leading to a collapse of our personal and social institutions.
Not long ago the Divine Feminine play the primary role in lands such as Egypt and Anatolia (the two cradles of civilization). Goddesses such as Isis and Asherah were worshipped in the Near East, and in Anatolia the veneration of the Original Mother, the Magna Mater, stretches back many millennia. Her varied expressions range from Cybele, Kubaba, Artemis, Demeter, Athena, Aphrodite, and many others concluding with the Mother Mary.
There is a deep and dire longing to recover balance by re-embracing the feminine stream lying dormant in our DNA, cell-memory and the great morphogenetic fields. It is our cultural and spiritual destiny to restore harmony and health after centuries of conflict and domination.
We will journey to the nurturing land of the Great Mother — Ephesus and Anatolia — with the sole and sincere desire to attune ourselves with the Divine Feminine throughout the ages.
The seminar tour offers healing, revelation and transformation.
Day 1. Saturday: Artemis Temple, Museum and Old City
Day 2. Sunday: Mother Mary’s home, Mary Magdalena Grave, Cybele Niches, Church of John
Day 3. Monday: Day Trip to Sardis
Day 4. Tuesday: Didyma, Priene and Magnesia (lunch beachside).
Day 5. Wednesday: Claros and Notion
Day 6. Thursday: The temple of Hecate in Lagina
Day 7. Friday: Ephesus
Day 8. Saturday: Aphrodisia
Day 9: Sunday: Travel home
Participants are encouraged to arrive a day or two earlier.
The end of May is a perfect time to visit Turkey, before the summer heat sets in. If you wish to extend your stay, or arrive early, contact us and we can help make the arrangements. Our hotel, Richmond Ephesus Resort Hotel, is directly on the beach, has two large swimming pools, and in all-inclusive (food and beverages). It is set apart from town and close to Ephesus.
- The primordial earth Mother was worshipped in the hillsides around Ancient Ephesus.
- The Hellenic Greeks would come, around 1000BC, and transform this energy into the Goddess Artemis, daughter of Zeus and Leto. Her massive temple, the ruins of which are near Ephesus, is one of the 7 wonders of the world.
- The Romans came and re-named Artemis ‘Diana’. The Goddess energy is at home in Ephesus in eternity.
Over this week we will visit the home of Mother Maria nestled in the Ephesus hillsides (discovered after the German nun Anne Catherine Emmerich beheld in an inspired vison 200 years ago).
In Ephesus we will visit the expansive Old City:
including the great theatre,
the Roman Library of Celsus,
the various temples (including one for Isis!) and monuments,
and the infamous Church of Mary.
In modern day Selcuk we will visit:
the location of the Artemis Temple,
the massive Basilica of St John,
the Isa Bey Mosque
and the wonderful Museum (where we will encounter lovely statues of the Goddess Artemis).
We will also visit the Cave of the Seven Sleepers (which features a grave for Mary Magdalen).
Priene: The enchanting Priene was once a coastal town, built overlooking the Mediterranean on steep slopes and terraces. Today, after several centuries of changes in the landscape, it is an inland site. Priene was a cosmopolitan city: featuring a synagogue and an Egyptian temple. The temple dedicated to the earth Goddess Demeter radiates a fertile serenity. A dominating temple for the Goddess Athena is not to be missed.
We will enjoy a contemplative week as we explore — through meditations, talks, hands on treatments, and excursions — the extraordinary and powerful home of our rich spiritual heritage.
All are encouraged to attend!
Cost of the whole trip with tourbus, local guide, All inclusive room and board in shared double room in a 4 star hotel with seaveiw:
1499,00Euro. (please deduct 70,00 Euros if you don't want to have a seaview)
Single room supplement: 150,00Euro
INCLUDED IN THE PRICE
Seminar and tour guidance by Paul Skorpen
7 Nights Hotel Accommodation – all inclusive, seaview
Private Transportation for All Tour & Transfers/ each day a tour-bus
Licensed Guide Fee
All Admission, Parking & Toll Fees
Airline Ticket (Domestic or International)
Information for the hotel:
Surrounded by pine trees our hotel is located in Pamucak district. It offers a blue-flagged private beach, an outdoor pool, indoor pool and a water park. Free WiFi is accessible in all areas.
The rooms at offer sea or garden views. Each has air conditioning, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels and a minibar. A safety deposit box is available. Private bathrooms come with a hairdryer and free toiletries.
The Restaurant offers all meals buffet style. The a-la-carte Artemis Restaurant serves seafood and guest can sample Italian and Turkish dishes. Refreshing drinks can be found at Beach Bar, Sunset Bar and Amfi Tiyatro Bar throughout the day.
Including a hammam, sauna, steam bath and a gym, the spa is ideal for pampering yourself. Other activities are mini football, basketball, mini golf, table tennis, beach volley and squash. Tennis courts are also available.
Stepback Policy for the seminar and the trip:
When booking the seminar travel to Anatolia, a fee of 500,- Euro is due, which we withheld on resignation. The rest has to be paid 6 weeks befor the travel begins. From cancellation of 4 weeks before the trip 1000,- Euro will be withheld.
From a cancellation of one week before the start of the entire travel price will be withheld, unless a replacement can be made.
Since we travel with small groups and otherwise the entire expenses can not be met, we ask for your understanding.
We recommend a cancellation insurance.
With your registration you agree with these terms and conditions.
|Event Date||21-05-2021 4:00 am|
|Event End Date||30-05-2021 9:00 am|
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