PILGRIMAGES TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON.....


June, 2020






AMERICAN SOUTHWEST: EXPLORING THE ANCIENT WISDOM OF AMERICAN INDIANS IN SYMBOLS AND RITUALS


This 10-12 day pilgrimage will be primarily in the 4 Corners Area and include Chaco Canyon, Mesa Verde, the Hopi Mesas, and more. This will have a maximum of 12 pilgrims and will be an opportunity to see and experience American Indian sites and rituals not regularly available to the public. Guest lecturers and guides will include archaeologists and Jungian scholars.




September, 2020









IRELAND:  MYTHS, LEGENDS

AND CELTIC SPIRIITUALITY   


This 10-12 day pilgrimage will likely include New Grange, Glendaloch, Aran Islands, and more. Guest lecturers and guides will include local experts on Celtic Spirituality and Irish history and pre-history.






Iona 2019

September 20 - 30
from $3,290 double occupancy

Leaders: Jerry Wright and Linda McFadden
Guest Leader: John L. Bell
​Music Leader: Lisa Whitfield
​Facilitator: Philip Wiehe



PilgrimQuests third pilgrimage to Iona will explore a new religious paradigm that we live in an inter-related, inter-dependent universe, requiring that any religion of the future must be inclusive, intellectually and scientifically honest, and soul-satisfying. 

Under the leadership of Jerry R. Wright, Jungian analyst, and Linda McFadden, UCC minister and spiritual director, pilgrims will explore the new paradigm drawing on Jungian psychology, mystical traditions, the exciting discoveries of modern science and physics, and Celtic spirituality especially the lore and traditions surrounding Brigid.

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PAST PILGRIMAGES

     Iona 2018

Reimagining God and Religion


Leaders:

Jerry Wright, Linda McFadden,

Philip Wiehe

April 17 - 26

Leaaders: Jerry Wright, Linda McFadden, Philip Wiehe

With the necessary demise and death of antique cosmologies and traditional religious paradigms dependent on external supernatural deities and devils, the modern religious challenge involves two simultaneous sacred endeavors: to eulogize, bury, and grieve the theistic and monotheistic god-images and the religious paradigms dependent on them; and secondly, to bring fresh imagination to the meanings of god and religion which will satisfy both the modern mind and ancient soul. (Excerpt from book Re-Imagining God and Religion by Jerry R. Wright, estimated release date, February, 2018)

     The sacred isle of Iona, the destination of pilgrims seeking fresh religious meanings for centuries, provides the perfect setting for considering the two modern sacred tasks suggested above

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A rule of life is a statement of how to integrate every aspect of a person’s life into a spiritual whole. Individuals and religious communities have written these kinds of rules as a guide for their individual and corporate lives. This pilgrimage will include visits to monasteries as a way of seeing how some of these rules were implemented in the past.

For the last sixty years the ecumenical monastic community of Taizé has influenced countless people, especially young adults to take a serious look at Christian spirituality. The founder, Brother Roger, wrote extensively of how "God is love alone" and is present in us and around us; we need only to recognize the divine presence. This understanding of the nature of God is consistent with the Celtic spirituality that is an important component of all PilgrimQuests pilgrimages. A five-night stay at Taizé will be the destination of this pilgrimage and each pilgrim will receive the tools to write his or her own rule of life.

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Taizé Pilgrimage 2018

April 28 – May 5, 2018


Experiencing Celtic Spirituality: 

a Pilgrimage to Ireland 2016


September 12-22 , 2016


Leaders: Marcus Losack, Linda McFadden, Philip Wiehe



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     Iona 2017

ten days

​September 22 October 1

Leaaders: Linda McFadden, Philip Wiehe

Guest Leaaders: John Bell, John Philip Newell


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Pilgrims have been making the journey by land and sea to Iona for well over a thousand years. A place of incomparable natural beauty, it has inspired many throughout the centuries by its remarkable sense that the Spirit is near. Celtic scholar John Philip Newell will provide orientation to Iona and instruction in Celtic spirituality. Working from a Jungian view of the Collective Unconscious, pilgrims will be able to interact with each other their own inspirations through dreams and art.     MORE...



“The pilgrim’s progress is … an interior journey, a spiritual exercise, and a physical journey toward an actual site imbued with a divine character. By abandoning familiar surroundings … and paying homage or doing penance at a holy site, pilgrims, like heroes, know that they will return from their odyssey in some way renewed or at least inwardly changed.”

 Nicholas Shrady