A Healing Journey; Ruins, Runes and Tunes
Tour Host: Brian Luke Seaward, Ph.D.
Tour Dates: June 14th through June 23rd, 2018
Destination: This year’s trip will take us to Northern Ireland (County Antrim) to see a few popular sights which we don’t normally visit on the Spirit of Ireland Tours, as well as a return to County Donegal and County Wiklow to visit some sacred sites and immerse in the wonderful Irish culture.
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Ireland is a country rich in culture, history and music, yet there is a mystical essence that cannot be described in words. It must be felt in the heart through the landscape, the music, the stories and the Celtic earth itself. It is this essence that we will capture on the Spirit of Ireland Journey. Not just a simple vacation to a pretty place, the theme of this journey is one of healing; healing Mother Earth through the energetic ley lines (meridian points at various Celtic sacred sites, known as “faerie lines” in Ireland); helping to restore the healing energies of these sacred sites and offering compassion in action through daily meditations and reflections. We will also enjoy the beauty of the Irish culture and the spirit of Celtic traditions found in the music—LOTS of great music! The northwest and west coast regions of Ireland are renowned the world over for their stunning beauty and Celtic charm. People often say that traveling to Ireland is like stepping back in time to a land steeped in rich culture, history and spirituality; a less rushed lifestyle in a magical setting, where people meet you with a smile and a twinkle in their eye. Everyone who has traveled with us on previous excursions describes this trip as a life-changing event in their lives; the memories and friendships forged will last a lifetime.
Brian Luke Seaward has conducted hundreds of professional development and personal growth workshops and seminar retreats including hosting several group tours abroad. Our previous tours to Tuscany and Lake Como have been nothing less than sublime. Dr. Seaward is recognized internationally for his work in the fields of holistic stress management and mind-body-spirit healing. He is also the best selling author of many books including Stand Like Mountain, Flow Like Water, Stressed is Desserts Spelled Backward and The Art of Calm. Brian will lead morning meditations and facilitate the healing ceremonies at various sacred sites throughout the trip as well as document the trip with his keen photographic eye, giving each tour participant a photo-essay CD-ROM upon the completion of this magical journey.
Irish Tour Guides
Our local (and well seasoned) guides for this Celtic healing expedition (Stoney & Paddy) are nothing less than excellent. Well versed in the history, culture, spirituality, politics and music, they will extend the best Irish hospitality and wisdom of the Emerald Isle. They specialize in the “unique and authentic Irish experience,” and boy do they deliver!!!
Who Should Come
Any and all people interested in a spiritual adventure to the Emerald Isle, specifically those who wish to travel with like-minded companions and healers interested in participating in a magical journey of Celtic spirituality, Celtic music and Celtic history. As several people have stated: “I know that when I attend one of Seaward’s programs, I am going to be coming back to people I consider to be my family.” Many people go on vacation and take away the experience with photos. What makes our trips unique is that we go to Ireland not only to take in the experience, but also give something back—in the way of loving compassion to the earth through the sacred sites for the health and healing of the planet. Moreover, our local tour guides are the best in Ireland and know exactly how to create the magical alchemy we desire for a most memorable experience. You don’t have to be of Irish heritage to enjoy this trip, but those who claim Irish ancestry will be smiling for years to come. Space is limited to 20 beautiful souls (with a minimum of 14 people). Upon completion of the workshop, 7 professional contact hours (CE’s) can be awarded through the American Holistic Nurses Association (pending). “This activity has been submitted to the American Holistic Nurses Association for approval to award contact hours. The American Holistic Nurses Association is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.”