Program 1: Ireland
Ireland is a lush and beautiful island with a landscape of rolling hills, thick forests and vast farmlands. Christianity has been a strong force since the 7th century, but the pagan rituals and ancient beliefs of early history left a strong impact, manifesting themselves in fairytales and folklore. It has gained a reputation as a spirited nation, full of playful and feisty people. Damon experiences firsthand what makes the Emerald Isle so special. He explores Irelandís spiritual history, from ancient Celtic and Druid rituals, to the power of the Catholic Church and on the Irelandís New Age Renaissance. Damon meets the people, visits the sacred sites and sees the myths and legends that define Irelandís spiritual heritage. He discovers that Ireland has an elusive aura of enchantment and magic that canít quite be defined but is sure to charm anyone who visits.
Program 2: Malta
Malta, a tiny island located in the Mediterranean Sea, has a population of just over 400,000 people, a small city in most countries. It has been occupied by a myriad of nations, all of which helped to shape its culture. The Romans and the Spanish fostered a devotion to Roman Catholicism. The Arabs created the Maltese language. The Normans left them with a flag. Local pubs from the era of British rule are still easy to find. Join Damon as he explores this small, devoutly Roman Catholic, country. He studies the history that gives the Maltese people such a strong sense of pride;the legends of the Knights of St John, the miracles of St Paul and even the possibility that Malta may have been an outpost of the fabled lost city of Atlantis. He admires magnificent churches, art galleries and museums that pay tribute to a rich religious history and discovers that the spiritual strength of the Maltese people is build on the foundations of their noble past.