Earth Camp Pilgrimage

Earth Camp – A Journey to the Soul

A Pilgrimage is a physical journey that enables you to have a spiritual journey.
By leaving behind everyday life you are putting yourself in the right frame of mind to help yourself grow within.

Find a Deep Connection with Mother Earth, Nature, Spirit of Place, Ancestors & Otherworld
Unleash your true wild nature – Enjoy the Community of tribe

Each Earth-Camp is unique – a different focus, what you get out of it depends on what you put in

Earth Camp Spring 2019

Thursday 02nd – Sunday 05th May 2019

A Thin Place at The Thinning of the Veil

Cader Idris (The Gateway to the Otherworld)

Cader Idris - Llyn Cau in winter
Llyn Cau – Cader Idris in winter

Throughout the world there are dotted special places. Places where the ethereal veil that hangs between this world and Otherworld is that thin that it can be easily traversed, especially by those whose senses are developed.

These places, unsuprisingly, are known as ‘Thin Places’ and Cader Idris is one of them. She isn’t called ‘The Gateway to the Otherworld’ without reason.

There are also three times throughout the turning cycle of the year that the veil between the worlds becomes thinner than normal; Samhain (the beginning of winter & the darker half of the year), Midsummer’s Eve (the time around the Solstice) and Beltaine (the start of Summer & the light half of the year. These times are known as ‘Ysbrydnos’ or Spirit Nights.

Gwynn ap Nudd - King of Annwn
The Wild Hunt
King of Annwn
Gwyn ap Nudd
British Tribes Map
Ordovices – location
Bwbachod
Bwbachod

The Otherworld (Annwn) is home to ‘Y Tylwyth Teg’ (the Faer Folk) with their King Gwyn ap Nudd (leader of the wild hunt) and other Elementals (nature spirits). It is also the abode of the dead; the home of the ancestors (in this area the Ordovices).

According to the folklorist Wirt Sikes, Y Tylwyth Teg may be divided into five general types: the Ellyllon (elves), the Coblynau (fairies of the mines), the Bwbachod (household fairies similar to brownies), the Gwragedd Annwn (female fairies of the lakes and streams) and the Gwyllion (mountain fairies).

The camping grounds for Earth Camp are located on the lower slopes of Cader (traditionally the hunting grounds for Gwyn ap Nudd) and connections with the Otherworld and its residents are strong at any time; we cannot wait to see what experiences can be encountered at a time of the ‘Thinning of the Veil’.

The Spring Camp dates have been chosen specifically to enable the greatest connection possible from the ‘Thinning of the Veil’ in an already ‘Thin Place’.


Ellyllon
Ellyllon (Image by Brian Froud)
Coblynau
Coblynau
Old Woman of the Mountains
Gwyllion
Gwragedd Annwn

Spring Earth Camp will be visiting and working at a range of locations including; the lakes of Cregennan (the location used in Merlin – Excerpt video below), the ritual & funerary monuments of the Ordovices tribe (a complex that would have been a focal point for a wide area & includes a communal bronze-age cemetary) as well as our camping ground itself alongside the very special Afon Gwynant (Gwyns’ Stream).

Workshops to help you enhance your sensory abilities are included in the event.
Evenings are spent around the communal campfire with storytelling & drumming (bring your own) as a tribal gathering.

Carreg Y Big – Menhir
Cregennan Standing Stone facing cairns across the lake
Arthog Stone Circle
Arthog Ring Cairn
Afon Gwynant
Afon Gwynant at Camp Grounds

Come and join us for this very unique experience

Limited places available – only 20

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Price: £109.00 pp

£40.00 deposit secures your place

Balance payable by 14th April 2019

Price Includes

  • All Camping Fees (inc. vehicle)
  • Workshops
  • Site Visits
  • Walks
  • Evening Meals
  • Wood for Campfire

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Testimonials

I’ll definitely come back in the spring- Cader had a very profound effect on me x – Mags (Facebook)

‘Thank you had a brilliant time’ – Keith (Youtube)

‘Love it! What great memories’ – Alyson (Facebook)

‘Thanks Tan.  What a brilliant time!’ Pauline (Email)

https://youtu.be/2CiUGVePLVIhttps://youtu.be/-yZNv-2Vn20In Welsh tales & legends Annwn (pronounced ah-noon) is described as a classical Celtic Otherworld Paradise – an ‘un-world’ – a mirror image of the place that we call home. It is the abode of the Gods and Goddesses and home to the Tylwyth Teg, the Faer Folk.

Merlin (TV Mini-Series 1998) filmed at Cregennan Lakes – near the location of EarthCamp & the site of many standing stones, cairns & hillforts.