Glastonbury, England

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Beloved Sister,

From the well of our Hearts, we are deeply honoured and joy-filled to welcome you to our Avalon Rose Retreat on the Holy Isle, where the feminine and masculine unite in the Sacred Marriage of the Rose.

Join us for a powerfully healing and transformative 4-day Rose Retreat as we dive deeply through the gateway of the Dark Moon and rebirth ourselves through the energies of the New Moon and Venus-Moon Conjunction, with Elemental Ceremonies and Avalon Pilgrimages journeying with Ancient Myths and Guides of the Rose Lineage.

There is a profound alchemy that occurs when we gather in Sisterhood. Each woman is a mirror, bringing her own unique gifts, keys and reflections for the whole of our circle. In this mystical gathering, we will step hand-in-hand along the Path of the Rose to receive messages, insights and activations for our Soul Growth. Our retreat is an offering to the Rose Goddesses of Avalon and serves to empower you as a vessel of their divine love and wisdom, catalyzing you into the next unfoldment of your Sovereign Power.

With Rose Love from the Sacred Isle,

Achintya & Annabel




The Rose Goddesses of Avalon welcome you to come Home into the Magick & Mystery of this Sacred and Ancient Star Temple.

As the Earth's energy system mirrors our own with outer representations of our inner sanctums, vortices and meridians, Avalon is both the 4th Chakra / Heart of Gaia and Her current 6th Chakra / Third Eye during this Age of Aquarius, having moved there from Jerusalem during the Age of Pisces with the precession of the equinoxes.

When we commune with the powerful energies of the Rose in Avalon, we open our own Heart and Third Eye Chakras to the blessings of deep healing, soul remembrance and truth resurrection.


Sister, you are the living Embodiment of Goddess. As you are Awakening and Embracing your Feminine Power, this sacred retreat is encoded to activate and amplify your Soul's Journey, Divine Purpose and Living Wisdom. With mutual support, grace and power, we will ground into the wisdom of the Land’s Elementals and journey through the veils into the Magical Realms with our Rose Lineage Guides Sophia, Mary Magdalene and Anna-Danu.

Through this Autumn Equinox portal, we invite you to shed the old, reclaim your power, delight in your sensual nature and be held in Sisterhood as you nourish your Remembrance of Self and embody the mystical teachings of the Rose.


Thursday ~ EARTH - Equinox Portal Threshold

Friday ~ FIRE - Dark Moon

Saturday ~ WATER - New Moon

Sunday ~ AIR Venus-Moon Conjunction

Glastonbury, England


Just five miles from Glastonbury, on the edge of Compton Dundon village in Somerset, EarthSpirit lies within the 'temenos' (sacred enclosure) of Avalon. The centre is situated in a beautiful landscape between two nature reserves; and just two minutes walk from St Andrew's church, which has within its cemetery a yew tree of 1,800 years old. The seventeenth century farm buildings have been restored and specially converted for use as a venue. They are set within seven acres of fields and gardens.


 Space is Limited for our Full Residential Retreat



4 Days / 3 Nights Accommodation at Earth Spirit Retreat Centre

9 meals starting with Thursday dinner until Lunch on Sunday

4 Day Avalon Rose Curriculum with Achintya & Annabel

Transportation to and from our excursion on Saturday

Spa / Hot tub / Sauna use at designated times

White Springs Private Access

Chalice Well Entry

The Tor


Transportation to and from Earth Spirit Retreat Centre

Pay In Full



3 Monthly Payments


If you have any questions please email us HERE.

We are delighted to meet you in Avalon, Beloved Sister.



As a Rose Lineage Expert and Rose Priestess of Sophia-Magdalene, I have been following a Gnostic path for over 25 years. Launching The Glastonbury Gnostic Centre & Chapel on Beltane 2018 was the culmination of my life’s journey with Gnosticism through the union of my expert knowledge with my own path of gnosis, or ‘individuation’, through the repeated descent and rebirth of my Soul:

  • as a child with my grandfather, Master of a Masonic Lodge, who inspired my fascination with the Ancient Egyptian mysteries and my Gnostic bloodline

  • in my early twenties through my devotion to Mother Mary and the Black Madonna whilst living in Southern Italy

  • studying for my MSc degree & MPhil/PhD, specialising in the Rose Lineage and Feminine Divine within Paganism (Goddess Thealogy) and Gnosticism (Feminist Theology)

  • my initiation onto the Rose Path of Sophia-Magdalene in 1999 through the birth of my daughter Sophia Mary with a life-threatening syndrome & multiple disabilities, requiring life-saving surgery at birth & 11 further operations, leading me repeatedly on the Gnostic Descent of the Soul into the cave of Sophia, Black Goddess of Wisdom & rebirth back into Her light

  • my Priestess path on the sacred Isle of Avalon, Glastonbury since 2000, working with the Celtic deities of Brigit’s Isles as Priestess of Avalon with The Glastonbury Goddess Temple, and with the Rose deities Sophia, Magdalene, Yeshua, Mary, Archangel Michael and Brigit as Rose Priestess of Sophia-Magdalene

  • the birth of my Beltane daughter Jasmine which catalysed me into a deeper level of Sophianic descent and resurrection through my recovery journey from post-natal depression

  • the 9 year cycle of writing and publication in 2009 of my Gnostic novel The Serpent’s Tale, set in the village of Santa Sofia in sixteenth century Italy at the time of the witch-burnings, which reclaims the role of Priestess of Sophia

  • my pilgrimages to the Rose Lineage sacred site of Mount Sinai on my 35th birthday in 2007 and on my 40th birthday in 2012

  • the birth of my severely disabled son Zac in 2009, 2 years to the exact date and hour that I arrived at the summit of Mount Sinai in 2007

  • my initiation into a further 9 year cycle of repeated Sophianic descent and rebirth through nursing Zac on the bridge between life and death, including resuscitating him several times a day for months

  • the launch on Beltane 2018 of The Glastonbury Gnostic Centre & Chapel, marking the end of the sacred 19 year cycle from my daughter Sophia Mary’s birth and the 9 year cycle from my son Zac’s birth

  • I know and trust that all the challenges my children and I have survived have led me to this point where I now have the strength, wisdom and compassion to birth The Glastonbury Gnostic Centre and Chapel; to be conscious of leading from a place of truth, humility and integrity; and to use all the gifts I have gained from my journey with Sophia-Magdalene to guide others on their Path of Gnosis through the Rose Lineage teachings on the ancient Isle of Avalon




Achintya is the Founder of Goddess Rising Mystery School and Global Sisterhood. She is dedicated to supporting women reclaim their Ancient Feminine Power & Sovereignty, and embody their Soul Essence.

Achintya is a Priestess of Avalon, ordained in the Temple of Isis and the Rose Lineage of the Magdalene. Through extensive alchemical and somatic training, Archetypal Goddess Embodiment, Oracle Gifts, Rose & Moon Wisdom and her Priestess Path, Achintya expertly guides women through Light and Shadow home to their innate Wisdom, Truth, and Power.

She journeys to her Priestess homes of Avalon and Egypt yearly for Re-Dedication, Offerings and Communion. She has received the blessings from these sacred lands and the Rose Mystica High Council to share these mystical teachings and oracle transmissions in her offerings through Goddess Rising Mystery School.

Achintya is also a Certified Wholistic Health Practitioner, Women’s Embodiment Mentor, Acupressure & CranioSacral Therapist and Kundalini Yoga & Meditation Teacher. She is from British Colombia and lives on the island of Maui with her husband. She teaches both online and in-person internationally.