In this series of three episodes, you will travel through the legends, lore, and lands of the “Emerald Isle” of Ireland, the Egypt-connected highlands and spiritual islands of Scotland, and the magical Arthurian legends and fascinating history of England. Your expert tour guide, John Van Auken, has made many trips to these historical and magical places and draws from his lifetime of study of myths, legends, mysteries, and metaphors to bring these sites to life for you. Using stunning visuals including exclusive images taken by John himself, you will be immersed in the incredible beauty and antiquity of these enchanted places. Learn the deep spiritual meaning of the temples, churches, tors, and towers as well as the artwork, artifacts, tapestries, and other treasures they contain. Understand the historic, holy, and mystical people who once lived and ruled there, and be swept away by the splendor of these historic ancient realms.
Enjoy visiting these sites from the comfort of your own home in your favorite armchair at your leisure, without all the travel, time zone changes, and crowds!
EPISODE ONE: Ireland
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Our first tour explores the fascinating, inspiring, and sometimes surprising histories and legends of Ireland. John shares the ancient historical and prehistorical story of this fairytale land, which includes the legends of Atlanteans that arrived when their island was sinking and the petroglyphs they left behind. We learn about the mystical Druids and their initiation of “Coming into the Light.” Take a magical glimpse of Ireland’s long history with fairies and leprechauns—and see John’s photos of these hard to capture beings! Take a visual journey through ancient Newgrange and the “Passage Tombs” that are believed to have been portals to other dimensions. Travel on to massive castles, hallowed monasteries, and grand homes, and of course no visit would be complete without an excursion to the amazing Guinness brewery! Meet the beautiful people of this enchanting place and learn about their culture and traditions as you discover their songs, dance, and food. AND John will include an exploration of the prophecies of the Irish Bishop Malachy and shares how these predictions are coming true today! Tour Length: Approximately 2 Hours
EPISODE TWO: Scotland
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Join us on a tour like no other to the fabled land of Scotland and its legendary connection to the Egyptian Princess Scotia and her migration to this mystical place. Start with an examination of the ancient cultures such as the Picts and the many peoples who invaded or migrated here to make up the people of this nation. One of the most important sites on this tour is mystical Rosslyn Chapel with its many secret carvings and images, as well as its nearby castle and we’ll examine the connection with the Knights Templar, the Holy Grail, and the Freemasons. Visit the beautiful Shetland Islands—home of the world-famous Shetland ponies, explore the mystical island of Iona, and experience the beauty and majesty of the mountains and lochs (lakes). We’ll tour the finest castles, including the Royal Family’s Balmoral Castle. Visit the dynamic city of Edinburgh, and even take a looks at some of the island’s most famous greenways—Scotland is, after all, the home of golf! Explore Scottish foods and pubs, music and bagpipes, as well as famous Scottish people – some of whom will surprise you. Tour Length: Approximately 2 Hours
EPISODE THREE: England
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Travel with John to the fascinating and picturesque island of England—once known as the Great British Empire, the largest realm in human history, and learn how it transitioned to the England we know today. Immerse yourself in magical Arthurian legends and explore mystical sites such as Avalon, Glastonbury, Avebury, the Chalice Well Garden, the amazing Tor of archangel Michael, and Edgar Cayce’s magical Salisbury Plain with Stonehenge. See the classic and modern sites of London, and stop by the beautiful city of Bath with its luminous cathedral and ancient Roman baths. And don’t miss a side trip to Downton Abbey’s castle (Highclere Castle) and Harry Potter’s Hogwarts (Alnwick Castle) and even experience a special private tour of the only Poison Garden in the world! Visit grand castles such as Warwick, near the home of William Shakespeare, Royal Windsor Castle, and Buckingham Palace where you will see the famous ceremony of the Changing of Guard. Explore the natural beauty of this mythical place, visit it’s amazing gardens, and enjoy cultural highlights, the pubs, people and foods. You’ll also view famous Brits and their contributions to humanity, and take a look at the mystical spiritual art of William Blake, who helped Britain outlaw slavery decades before America. Tour Length: Approximately 2 Hours
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These Armchair Tours™ are an excellent way to explore these sacred sites, providing us with more detail and time to view, appreciate, and feel the art and teachings of the ancient world as they touch us deep within our souls. Enjoy a tour like no other, an Armchair Tour™ with Edgar Cayce insights and my rare photos, videos, and interpretations.
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John Van Auken is an internationally renowned speaker, a long-time A.R.E. staff member, a current director at A.R.E, and a popular leader of A.R.E.’s tours to sacred sites around the world. He is the author of numerous bestselling books including Edgar Cayce on the Spiritual Forces Within You, Angels, Fairies, Demons, & the Elementals, and is co-author of his most recent, Edgar Cayce on the Mysterious Essenes: Lessons from Our Sacred Past. His extensive knowledge of the Edgar Cayce readings, the Bible, ancient Egypt mysticism, world religions, and Christ Consciousness make him a popular and authoritative teacher.
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John Van Auken
Director, Legacy Education
Edgar Cayce Foundation