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In the footsteps of Mary Magdalene

Pilgrimage  and retreat on the teachings of Mary Magdalene

From Sunday, July 30 to Friday, August 4, 2023, in the heart of Cathar country, in the south of France

Domaine De Castillou, Luc-sur-Aude, 1190 France

A sacred pilgrimage aligned with the Wisdom of the Heart

Immerse yourself in an initiatory experience of transformation and inner alchemy within the Cathar country, following in the footsteps of Marie Madeleine.


With the birth of the Christian Church of Rome, the ancient tradition of the Goddess - very present throughout the Mediterranean Basin - was stolen and buried. The healthy integration of femininity and masculinity, as sacred polarities embodied in a body, has been demonized. The human being has thus been deprived of a privileged path of access to the entirety of his Being as a divine manifestation on Earth.


We have thus been deprived of our total power.


Marie de Magdala embodied this ancient wisdom. As a guide, She rebuilds and resurrects this bridge with the divine that has been broken - guiding women and men alike through sacred, old, and crucial teachings toward deep healing of their whole being.

Marie Madeleine lived in the South of France for the last years of her existence. She exercised his ministry as an initiator to the Consciousness of the Heart in the mystical tradition of the Rose. This tradition has been miraculously preserved over the centuries, despite all attempts to stifle and destroy it. The Cathar country witnessed as much to this transmission as to the violent and cruel repression of which it was the victim.


Today humanity is called to regain this Wisdom of the Heart, and the call of the Magdalene resounds among those who are ready to follow in his footsteps. 

It is these sacred lands that we invite you to visit with us.


During our six-day retreat, you will:


  • visit the places that Mary Magdalene traveled and connect with her energy of love and transformation: among others, Rennes-Le-Château, the Throne of Isis, La Fontaine des Amours, Mont Bugarach, the secret cave of Mary Magdalene

  • heal with her help your feminine and your masculine, and align yourself with your divine dimension

  • connect with the Christ energy and with the alchemy of the heart through rituals, ceremonies, transmissions, and meditations

  • eat and rest in a splendid nature and an exceptional place

You will stay at the Domaine de Castillou, which extends over 120 hectares of forest, olive groves, and plants in the heart of Cathar Country, not far from the Pyrenees and the Mediterranean. Former residence of Bishops, this Building, with its Tower and its 13th-century Chapel, has a large park in the shade of the plane trees, an orchard, a swimming pool, and paths in the heights of the Estate, with a view of the Pyrenees and the Pic de Bugarach. The facilities and the exceptional vegetation of the site, with its forest, fields of olive trees, lavender, and sage, promise a stay of well-being and relaxation of high quality.

Highlights of the pilgrimage

Rennes-le-Chateau - mysterious village in southern France which is the guardian of the secret history and mystery of the life of Mary Magdalene, the beloved of Jesus/Yeshua


Tower of Magdala - the jewel in the crown of the hilltop village filled with symbolism, secrets, and allegories that attract people from all over the world


The church of Rennes-le-Château was built in honor of Marie-Madeleine. A small underground chapel was discovered under the church. It is believed that this underground crypt was part of an ancient temple of Isis.


The Throne of Isis - the ancient path of the Priestess in the Enchanted Forest that leads to the Throne of Isis and the Fertility Chair, seat of immense blessing energy


La Fontaine des Amours - the pool of baptismal waters of Mary Magdalene. It is said that lovers who bath there will see their love last forever


Grotte de la Madeleine - a secret place hidden in nature near Rennes le Château where it is said that Mary Magdalene regularly came to pray and meditate


Mount Bugarach - the sacred mountain which has inspired many pilgrims with its mysteries and natural cave system and is believed to have been occupied by early ancestors from the Magdalen era; also believed to be an alien landing site

The days will be punctuated by visits, rituals, and transmissions of sacred teachings, as well as time for integration and relaxation

Le Domaine de Castillou

Prices and conditions

The price includes (per person):

Your 6 days and 5 nights full board in the Domaine de Castillou, with several choices of accommodation (see below)

Vegetarian cuisine using products from the vegetable garden and local products.

All entrances and guides for visits to sacred sites

All activities mentioned in the program: ceremonies, rituals, teachings, circles, yoga and meditation

The price does not include:

Transport from your home to the Domaine de Castillou (round trip), it is up to you to organize it at your convenience. You can come by car and organize a carpool. By train, the nearest station is Carcassonne, located 40km from the estate.

One or two lunches taken outside during excursions (picnic possible on request)

Any extras

Rates per person:


Double room with bathroom: 1,950.-

Double room with shared bathroom: 1,850.-

Room for three with bathroom: 1,750.-

Room for four with shared bathroom: 1,650.-

The earlier you register, the better it will be possible to take into account your wishes for the allocation of rooms.

Deposit: 500.- to be paid to confirm your registration until April 11 at the latest, non-refundable if you cancel after this date.

Possibility of installment payments on request for the rest.

We recommend that everyone take out private cancellation insurance.

Register as soon as possible to guarantee your participation, the number of places is limited!!!

More information, questions and registration by email to Evelise and Marc-Henri Sandoz Paradella,, or tel. 078 936 33 46, or using the button below



Evelise Paradella

Psychologist, Specialist in integrative psychotherapy, Yoga teacher, Founder of the School of Mysteries of the Sacred Cycles

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Marc-Henri Sandoz Paradella

Writer, Mentor and therapist, Teacher of Tarot and Meditation

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