to the nurturing Spirit that holds precious life sweetly in her embrace
The Art of Sacred Pilgrimage
"Pilgrimage is an art which brings peace to the soul. Pilgrims are
bearers of love, which they carry to special places of the Earth. By
holding a joyful consciousness of this love and of the beauty of these
places, pilgrims encourage the natural energies of the earth to flow
harmoniously. Pilgrims are guided by a wisdom based on both intuition
and an understanding of the energy routes and sacred places of power in
the world. The gifts of love, hope and joy are inestimable. They have
the power to be a friend with the earth, with the divine and with all
levels of life" - Peter Dawkins
has been my greatest pleasure to travel to sacred sites around the
world sharing profound, deeply rewarding experiences with travelers and
seekers. This is the impetus for my next grand adventure and I would like to extend a personal invitation ~
have probably heard me say “Spirit is always conspiring on our behalf”
and this is indeed one of those times whereby timing and synchronicity
took on a life of its own to bring me and my dear Soul Sister from
Australia, Lia Scallon of Sounds of Sirius together with Illuminado
Tours’ Trudy Woodcock and Miguel Angel Vergara from Mexico to create a
sacred pilgrimage for you.
was in 2010 after the World Mysteries conference I had the pleasure of
meeting Trudy Woodcock and Miguel Angel Vergara, we did ceremony
together on the Red Rocks of Sedona and a seed was planted. For five
years the seed gestated and now the feathered serpent rises tapping into
the currents of time to bring you:
A Journey of Love: A Sacred Pilgrimage to the Ancient Temples of the Maya
With Miguel Angel Vergara, Lia Scallon, Stephanie Phelps, and Trudy Woodcock
March 4 – 13, 2016
this very special journey you will be asked to open your heart, and
experience the profound unconditional love of our Mother Earth. The Maya
sacred wisdom teaches us that the Heart of the Sky and the Heart of the
Earth are connected through our own hearts. As you open your heart and
walk through the ancient temples of the Maya, participate in ceremonies
and meditations, and tune the vibration of your inner guidance to that
of the Ancient Masters, you will not only receive the amazing healing
power of love for yourself, but also for the new world in which we are
now living. Integral to the journey, along with ceremony and meditation,
will be a rich exploration of the Divine Feminine and the mystery of
the Crystal Skulls.
Your guides; Miguel Angel Vergara, Lia Scallon, Stephanie Phelps, and Trudy Woodcock…
Invite you to travel deep into the heart of the Ancient Maya, to unlock
the wisdom bequeathed by them in stone. In so doing, our hope is that
you will also unlock many of the long-held secrets of your soul,
allowing a deep cleansing and transformation to take place.
Journey of Love Guides (left to right) , Stephanie Phelps, Miguel Angel Vergara, Trudy Woodcock, and Lia Scallon.
Miguel Angel Vergara – Maya Shaman and Master Teacher
Miguel Angel studied with Maya Elder Vincente Martín for 17 years and
continues to work with the Elders and Priests who are keeping the Maya
Sacred Wisdom alive today. He was a director at Chichen Itza for four
years and has written books and given lectures and conferences on the
Maya Sacred Knowledge throughout North America and Europe. He continues
to share his knowledge and wisdom through Casa K’in / Iluminado Tours
Stephanie Phelps - White Horse Journeys
Stephanie Phelps is an intuitive spiritual guide and ceremonialist who
is deeply connected to Earth Wisdom, the Medicine Way and teaches a Path
of the Heart. She is recognized for her passion and inspiration in
bridging Heaven and Earth through community and sacred ceremony.
Teaching us to reconnect to the rhythms and cycles of nature, Stephanie
is a sought-after guide, shamanic practitioner, and medicine wheel
keeper. A world traveler and student of various indigenous cultures,
customs and beliefs, Stephanie has lived among the natives and received
teachings and rites of initiation and passage from tribal elders and
shamans from around the globe.
Lia Scallon – Sounds of Sirius
For the past 15 years singer, sound healer and channel Lia Scallon has
been transforming lives across the globe through her multi-award-winning
‘Sounds of Sirius’ albums. Lia’s otherworldly vocals, music and Light
Language carry Key Activation Codes that trigger deep soul remembrances
within the listener, along with a poignant sense of ‘coming home’. The
other purpose of these Galactic frequencies is the reactivation of
Mother Earth’s crystalline grid. In her role as code bearer, Lia has
journeyed to many of the planet’s ancient power portals, to help
facilitate their reopening with her sacred sound, at this critical time
of ‘Great Awakening’. Her profound and transformative ceremonial work
with the Crystal Skulls has been an integral part of that joyously
undertaken task. Lia returns to the Yucatan to join with Iluminado for
the third time in ten years, as part of this soul mission.
Trudy Woodcock – Casa K’in /Iluminado Tours
Trudy is originally from Canada, and has made Mérida, Yucatán her home
since 2001. She continues to delve into the mysteries of the Maya while
defining, accepting, and following her life’s purpose. Part of that
purpose is to act as a bridge between the vast knowledge of the ancient
Maya and today’s spiritual seeker. “For many, visiting the Maya temples
triggers memories of past lives as Priestesses and a recognition that
they actually do know what they need to do,” Trudy explains. “So many
people are doing Priestess work already. The work of the Priestess, the
caring for Mother Earth, is being done. It is now time to recognize it
and honor it in yourself and in others.”
is the planned itinerary. Please keep in mind that the days on this
journey will unfold as they will. Ceremonies, meditations, sharing
circles will happen as they are needed. We have learned to expect and
welcome surprises on these pilgrimages. Each day we set the scene and
allow magic to happen.
B=Breakfast L=Lunch D=Dinner
Fri. Mar 4: Arrive in Cancun
anytime on the 4th and transfer to the nearby hotel. No meals or events
are planned for this day since people will be arriving at different
times, some late at night. Your hosts will be at the hotel to greet you.
Overnight (o/n) Cancun, Quintana Roo
Sat Mar 5: Ek Balam and Cenote Xcanché (B)
will have an introduction circle this morning so everyone can meet,
followed by breakfast together at the hotel. We then set out on our
first step of our journey.
Ek Balam is the Ceremonial Center
where you travel in time and space using the symbol of the Balam –
Jaguar. Here, the Maya Masters developed their spiritual wings to travel
to other dimensions, connecting with the future and bringing back
through time and space the Prophecies for the time in which we now live.
Time is a spiral in constant movement, where the past, the present, and
the future come together as one in Ek Balam. The Prophets from the
Stars, the Teachers of the New Era, are returning now to provide the
teachings to all human beings who can open their minds and hearts to
After our visit to the ceremonial site we will travel the short distance to the Cenote Xcanché.
Cenotes are natural wells, sacred to the Maya, and often found next to
important Maya cities. Here you can enter the refreshing water to wash
away any strX-Canche_Cenoteess remaining from your travels. There is a
small restaurant where you can get some lunch and after the swim we will
head out to the beautiful Spanish Colonial City of Valladolid.
checking into your hotel you can stroll around the main square, relax
in the hotel, or do some shopping in the little markets nearby. Dinner
is on your own tonight. o/n Valladolid, Yucatan.
Sun Mar 6: Chichen Itza (B & L)
Chichen Itza has more than 2,000 Temples and Pyramids within the total
geographic area of the site. It has two magnificent cenotes and its
principle jewel is the Pyramid dedicated to KuKuulKaan. This Pyramid is
“a Universal Solar Calendar” which, through the effects of the Sun and
Shadow, is able to track the five movements of our Planet in relation to
the sun, namely: 2 Equinoxes, 2 Solstices, and the Zenith of the Sun.
Temple and Pyramid in Chichen Itza is a Library in Stone. Each contains
the wisdom of the Universe. Chichen Itza is a Library in Stone where
the secrets of the Cosmos await you.
We will begin with a ceremony at the Sacred Feminine Cenote.
Angel will then guide us to some of the major pyramids and temples
following which there will be some free time to explore on your own and
do your private meditations.
Lunch will be at the lovely Mayaland Hotel which is right next to the
site. When we are ready, we transfer to Mérida, which will be your home
for at least the next three nights. o/n Mérida, Yucatan
Mon Mar 7: Oxkintok and Ceremony in Cave
(B & L)
This is an incredible site which has not yet found its way onto the path
of the general tourist. Often we are the only ones there which will be a
welcomed relief after the crowds of Chichen Itza. The name Oxkintok
means “the place where three suns burn”, and its philosophical etymology
leads us to believe that the name is associated with our Sun in the
Solar System, the Sun of Alcyone in the Pleiades Constellation, and the
Sun Sirius in the center of our Galaxy. In this very special site you
find three stone statues of Galactic Masters who came from the cosmos to
deliver teachings on mathematics, philosophy, and astronomy.
There is a labyrinth called in Mayan, “tza-zun-tzat”. According to oral
traditions, the Maya Masters considered this place to be a portal open
to the magic of other dimensions. There is also a Maya Arch at this
site, situated astrologically with the setting of the Sun on the spring
and autumn Equinoxes.
Many of the important Maya sites were associated with nearby caves which
were used by the Maya for ceremony and initiations. We will go to a
special one we know, not far from Oxkintok, to do a ceremony connecting
with IxMukane, the Heart of the Earth. o/n Mérida, Yucatan
Tue Mar 8: Uxmal (B & L)
is “The Maya Feminine Cosmic University” has some of the most beautiful
temples and pyramids in all Mesoamerica. Here the Priestesses received
the knowledge from the Master Teachers and received the title: “IX
KUKUULKAAN” which translated means: “Women of the Cosmic Knowledge”
These learned Priestesses transmitted their knowledge to many
generations in this Ceremonial Center which is dedicated to the Eternal
Feminine, to Ix’Cheel, Mother of the Earth, and IxMukane, Heart of the
was a Sacred Enclosure where the Feminine became eternal with the
Masculine and the Masculine came into balance and harmony with the
It is a very beautiful city, enchanted by “Aluxes”, the kindly spirits
of Mother Nature. Uxmal awaits you with its cosmic beauty and its magic.
our visit to this very important site we will go to a special place to
perform a Fire Ceremony honoring Ix Zuhuy Kaak, Maya Goddess who
initiated the Priestesses into the Circle of Fire at Uxmal. o/n Mérida,
Wed Mar 9: Xocen (B & L)
Xocen will be a surprise for any of you who have not been here before.
It is more of a modern Maya sanctuary than an ancient site. Here you
will experience how the Maya people today keep their traditions alive.
With their permission we will perform a ceremony here which will be a
closing for those who are with us on the one-week option.
then go together to a wonderful Hacienda near Valladolid where we can
close this part of the journey with a swim in a cenote and a farewell
Those who have to leave will be transferred to the hotel near the Cancun airport in preparation for their flight home tomorrow.
Those who are staying for the full program will return to Mérida. o/n Cancun or Mérida
Thur Mar 10: Ake (B )
This is another out of the way site that holds a lot of magic. Today we will do a ceremony here focusing on the Crystal Skulls.
Maya legends tell us that Ake was founded by Itzamna, the great Master
Teacher who brought the wisdom from Atlantis to the Maya. After founding
Izamal he then built Ake.
tall columns on the temple invoke memories of Atlantis and everyone who
visits this site recognizes its connection with this earlier great
civilization. We expect our visit here, with the help of the Crystal
Skulls, will bring into consciousness the memories of Atlantis that need
to surface and be dealt with at this time. o/n Mérida, Yucatan
Fri Mar 11: Mayapan (B & L)
Mayapan Ceremonial Center is where the great teacher, KuKuulKaan, spent
his final years teaching the Maya his knowledge of the Cosmos,
constellations, solar system, equinoxes and solstices. He built a
pyramid dedicated to the Sun, to the Solar Logos. Every year on December
21 at sunset the sun projects on the north staircase a figure in light
and shadow that appears as the descent of the Serpent to the Earth.
KuKuulKaan symbolizes our own inner energy called: Kundalini and the
Serpent of Light that appears on the 21st of December resembles a small
sun in the Nothern Hemisphere, that is going to be reborn on the 21st of
March, the Spring Equinox.
KuKuulKaan taught the Maya how to elevate their consciousness by using
the energy of the Heart of the Sky and the Heart of the Earth. He told
them that they have an Inner Sun…it is an Inner Generator that relates
to the cosmic movements that come from the Sky.
KuKuulKaan promised to return again in the time when Humankind is
prepared to once again take its place on the Cosmic Stage with the
Father and Mother of the Sky and Earth. That time is now. We are here
today at Mayapan to take our place on this Cosmic Stage.
Sat Mar 12: Izamal and transfer to Cancun
(B & L)
For our final day together on this journey we will visit the beautiful
city of Izamal. Founded by the great teacher, Itzamna, it has its roots
in Atlantis. Today we can clearly see three levels of Mexico history in
one unique place: ancient Maya pyramids, Spanish Colonial buildings, and
the current vibrant culture of today’s Mexico represented by the people
living here. Izamal is full of surprises and the perfect place to close
our magical journey.
We will have our farewell lunch here in Izamal and then transfer to Cancun for the night. o/n Cancun
Sun Mar 13: Depart from Cancun
Transfer to Cancun airport for your flight home.
Join us for the full 10 days, or for our One-week program PRICES IN USD
(Based on per person, double occupancy
Flights not included)
March 4 – 10th, 2016
One week Option (7 Days) $2,470.00
Single supplement $300.00
*Add 4% if paying via Paypal
March 4 – 13th, 2016
Full program (10 Days) $2,890.00
Single supplement $440.00
Discount of $200
if registered with deposit paid by Oct 1, 2016
The following link will take you direct to the Iluminado Tours website
where you will find the online registration form, and payment details.
The Journey of Love was sparked it was like cogs in a wheel clicking
into place. Our vision is an alchemical stirring that makes golden the
desires of the heart connecting souls with moments of clarity. This
alchemy provides insight and keys to evolutionary expansion individually
I have the most passion and joy when I am out on the land sharing the
teachings of Spirit and Earth Wisdom in an experiential way. It is
through personal participation we have the most profound experiences of
expression and creation.
I would love to have you join me in the Lands of the Ancient Maya
Friday Night Meditations Explore, play, activate, and meditate with crystal skulls
The fourth Friday of every month
I will be offering an opportunity to explore the world of Crystal
Skulls. These powerful tools help access and open portals, amplify
connections to greater awareness and bring healing and wisdom. For this
monthly interactive, experiential evening you are invited to bring your
crystals and/or crystal skulls, though it is not a requirement. We will
connect with the energetic frequencies of the crystalline grid we create
together and we will access the expanded awareness the Crystal Skulls
offer to us in meditation.
Dates: May 22, June 26, No Class in July due to the Mt. Shasta retreat, August 28, September 25, October 23, November 27.
Place: Storm Wisdom 3375 E. Shea Blvd. PHX.
Time: 6 - 7pm
Second Tuesday of every Month
Come with your intentions and journey deep with the resonate sound of
the Mother Drum. You may meet your Spirit guides, seek answers or
perhaps healing or touch into the unknowable. Journeying like meditation
is a tool for spiritual growth. It is an insightful way to expand your
awareness and access spiritual guidance.
Storm Wisdom 3375 E. Shea Blvd. Phx
7 - 8:30 PM
Circle Sisters with Stephanie Phelps ~ Together we will celebrate our visions and share our sacred heart songs.
time to quest, create, and explore as a circle of women in the beauty
way. We will step into the realms of the divine feminine to rediscover
our true selves, build authentic connections with like-minded sisters
and uncover the magic of walking this earth as an awakened woman.
A powerful journey over the next nine months
Gather with Stephanie and a circle of kindred spirits to engage and enjoy:
Medicine Wheel ceremony under the stars & moonlight
Creating sacred art
Working with Tree medicine
Learning how to give a card reading
A trip to Sedona to experience an act of power
Walking a Labyrinth
Learning about alters and sacred space
Sacred movement & anointing
Once a month we will meet on or around the full or new moon.
Our first gathering is June 24 2015
7 - 8:30 PM $25.00
To register and any questions contact Stephanie: Phone: 480-216-4484
You make my heart sing ~
A special thank you to all the beautiful, generous souls who have
contributed and uplifted my vision for obtaining a set of Periuvan
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It is with my deepest heartfelt gratitude I thank you for your contribution to help me to manifest my vision for our community.
I Love and honor each of you!
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with changes coming soon on my website. Thank you for your patience as I
work out the kinks.
BLESSINGS TO YOU AND ALL IN YOUR SACRED CIRCLE
Namaste, Stephanie Phelps