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Mara Freeman, international teacher of Celtic spirituality and author of 'Kindling the Celtic Spirit', invites you to join her and her wonderful team on extraordinary journeys to the sacred sites of her native Britain and Ireland, now in its 10th year!

Experience the journey of a lifetime exploring the beauty and mystery of ancient sacred sites of the Celtic lands! We specialize in bringing small groups to the most remarkable sacred sites in England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

More than a tour, these are spiritual journeys, personal quests, sacred pilgrimages of the soul. We offer unparalleled expert guidance of both internationally known presenters and some wonderful local "treasures" along the way.

And we make sure you have plenty of time to experience the living power and beauty of these ancient places, to dwell in sacred space through meditation and ritual, to learn the lore of the land through poetry, myth and story, and to open to new insights and awareness of your soul’s journey.
Questions and Answers
We design, facilitate and lead small group tours and retreats to ancient and sacred sites of the Celtic countries: England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland.

1. How long has the business been operating and how did it start?

M16806 was founded in 2002, in response to the demand from readers of Mara Freeman's book, "Kindling the Celtic Spirit" (Harper 2001) and from students of her workshops and correspondence courses.

2. What is your company's mission?

Our mission is to offer visitors a spiritual experience at the most beautiful and mystical sacred sites of the British Isles and Ireland.

3. What does your company specialize in?

We design, facilitate and lead small group retreats and tours to the ancient and sacred sites of the Celtic countries: England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland. We also custom design itineraries for individuals and groups, which can range from recommendations for places to visit to full service itineraries which include booking all accommodations, in-country transportation, guides and other service providers.

4. Who is the founder or owner of the company and briefly describe his/her past activities?

The founder and owner of M16806 is Mara Freeman, British author, lecturer and storyteller, who has been teaching and writing about Celtic sacred traditions and landscapes for more than thirty years in universities and learning centers throughout the USA. She is author of Kindling the Celtic Spirit, (Harper, 2001) and Wisdom of the Holy Grail, (coming soon) and is the director of the Avalon Mystery School. She currently divides her time between Carmel, California, and Wales, UK.

5. What is your most popular travel package and why?

"Mystical England" and "Spirit of Ireland" are equally popular. Our guests love visiting the sacred sites of South-West England, especially Stonehenge and the Glastonbury area with its aura of the Isle of Avalon. All our Ireland tours are great favorites, too. When people journey with us to these places they are deeply moved, and often say, "It feels like I’ve come home!"

6. What is the best compliment you received from a client?

"The combination of your spiritual depth, your considerable leadership skills, your practical abilities and your knowledge and love of the land made it such a rich and life-changing trip for me. Thank you!"

Reviews and Comments
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 1  Jerri England Celtic Spirit Journeys/Spirit of Scotland 2008-01-22
You created and delivered an incredible tour of sites...and wonderful accommodations! Now that I'm home, I feel the value from the trip blossoming like a ... view more bountiful garden more and more, every day.

 2  Virginia Clucas Celtic Spirit Journeys/Spirit of Scotland 2008-01-22
How can we ever thank you for – yet again – providing such a wonderful 12 days in Scotland! I had thought that the Irish journey was unsurpassable – but ... view more our pilgrimage to the isles was quite magical, and I will never forget any moment of it. It deepened my understanding of the “Connections” and is so enriched my spiritual life. It is indeed hard now to settle back into “ordinary living”, and yet the magic remains and provides inner strength and optimism for the future.

 3  Jeff McKee Celtic Spirit Journeys/Spirit of Scotland 2008-01-22
Sincerely, I feel changed to my boots. I find my connection with Nature has improved and increased. My awareness of the Faery Realms has opened enormously. ... view more Grace seems to pop into my life more frequently. And I dearly miss Sticky Toffee Pudding!

 4  Sarah Wheeler Celtic Spirit Journeys/Spirit of Scotland 2008-01-22
This journey was a kind of vision quest for me. The quiet grounded serenity of Iona supported me finding a singing voice I can share with ease. The comfort of ... view more the hotel accommodations, staff and excellent food allowed me to just sink into the essence of Iona and revel in finding parts of me I didn't know existed. I entered into this Pilgrimage with ideas about how it would be and what I would find, and it was nothing like my imaginings. My imaginings were much too small, too limited. This journey was like following a breadcrumb trail of spiritual treasures. I feel deeply changed. I often tell my clients that I want to support their capacity to accept love and joy. That is what happened for me on this pilgrimage. I want to thank you both for all the hard work you did to create the environment that supported that happening. You are an excellent team in managing the practical and the spiritual. You created the space for me to find things I have longed for for years. THANK YOU!!

 5  Eva Rider Mystical England: A Journey to Avalon 2008-01-22
Words cannot express my gratitude for the journey that you led..it was indeed a Soul journey Home for me beyond even what I had imagined these many years with ... view more deepest longing. Your kindness, your genorosity and your your exquisite depth of knowledge created a Temenos for the Spirit of the journey to shine through.

 6  Joanna Colbert Mystical England: A Journey to Avalon 2008-01-22
I can’t say enough wonderful things about Mara Freeman, who led the tour through Celtic Spirit Journeys. I have loved her book, Kindling the Celtic Spirit, ... view more for years but had never met her before. She moved smoothly between the roles of priestess, storyteller, historian, facilitator and tour guide (no easy feat). She took us to many places that are off the beaten tourist track, like a local Michaelmas Fair and an ancient yew tree in a churchyard in a small village. . . I learned through her example how to open up to the energy of sacred places. I appreciated her knowledge of the background story of each place, the songs and dances she taught us, and the meditations she led. She set up a container each day - a chalice, if you will - for us each to have our own experience.