Ancestral Skills

Ancestral Skills

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Traditional Sud Italia Ancestral Skills 

October 10-19, 2024

We invite you to join us for this unique journey, encouraged by the people in my village, so they can share their amazing Old World skills and ways with you! We're going to mix it up on this journey, spend most of our time right in our valley, on our sacred mountain and in our local villages learning skills with the local people...such as making a variety of hand made pastas entirely from scratch, watch mozzarella cheese be formed and Italian sausage prepared before our eyes by artisans who have been doing these things for generations. We're going to create a small woven Sud Italia style gathering basket, learn some traditional music and experience a traditional Sud Italia healing ritual as well....We'll visit some incredible archaeological sites and a couple of our most powerful and magical thurmaturgic dieties, take a cruise down the Amalfi coast to visit the Black Madonna, and I won't be able to let you go without also taking you to the first medicinal herb garden in all of Europe over looking the bay of Salerno.

Total Cost: $5,989
Non-Refundable Deposit: $500
The remainder of $5,489 is due by July 15, 2024 and is best sent by check made out to Gail Faith Edwards. If you use a card or PayPal to submit your fee please to add an additional $150 to cover PayPal/credit card fees.

Tour cancellation policy: All deposits are non-refundable. If you cancel at any time after paying your tour fee in full, you will be charged a $100 cancellation fee. If you cancel within 60 days of the tour start date you will be refunded half your payment. If you cancel within 30 days of the tour start date you will forfeit your payment.

What our journey participants are saying:

"I had a wonderful time and congratulate you, Rosa and Adam for your hard work, long hours, and dedication. Everything you did was aimed at our pleasure and you sure hit the mark...this trip was exactly right and I treasure every minute of it." J. Cohen

"The Earth & Spirit Journey was exactly right, perfect, for me!  I registered with hopes of spending some contemplative time with Our Lady, feeling closer to my ancestors and ancestral ways, and being inspired to renew my journaling practice.  Mission accomplished on all three fronts!" L. King

"Your obvious love and enthusiasm as well as your incredible wealth of knowledge of this area, its people, history, culture, ancestral ways and the Divine Feminine all combine to make you a most outstanding guide. So happy to have come along with you!" T. Fleiss

"It's nearly impossible to plan a trip that will please everyone. Yet, with a small group like ours, it was possible to remain flexible and responsive to each participant.  You did that beautifully, effortlessly and I am very grateful. Thank you." P. Post

"We all agreed that the trip was the trip of a lifetime—no other way could we have stayed in the village without your family connections. To be so remote, without tourists around, and out in the hills and the very special Valley of Diana, was something none of us will ever forget. Also, we all agreed that you were the perfect guide to the sacred sites we visited—your enthusiasm, knowledge and delight were wonderful to be part of." D. Lightbody

"This has been a deeply soul nourishing, healing and life changing experience that I will carry in my heart for the rest of my life." L. Shaeffer

"Fantastic, amazing, fun time!  Came home inspired, renewed and spiritually restored. Thank you so much!" R. Roveto

"Every day I thought to myself, 'this must be the highlight'...only to be repeated the very next day. The places we visited were classic. I feel I touched the spirit of my ancestors in ways I had not anticipated and more than that, found a part of myself I did not know was lost." K. Foster

"My daughter and I had the most wonderful, soul nourishing time. In fact, we both grew in ways we are still astonished about. Thank you for all the work you've done to provide such a magnificent container for ancestral connection and spiritual growth."

"The itinerary was perfect—I loved every place we visited, and the slow paced, nourishing rhythm of it all." M. Melina

"Rave reviews for the place we stayed…absolutely perfect! Rave reviews also for our chefs — though the portions were daunting, the food was exceptional in both preparation and the fact that it represented dishes traditionally used. Wouldn’t change one iota of this entire experience!" K. White

"You have a magnetic personality and a very calming presence. Your village and its people are absolutely amazing and inspiring. We all had a fabulous time." N. Lovelace

"I had the most incredible, magical, life-altering trip. Thank you!" C. Perry

Gail Faith Edwards is an internationally respected herbalist and author with deep ancestral roots in the Cilento. She leads journeys in Southern Italia twice a year.