María José Celemín is a researcher and eco-entrepreneur that has published the novel "The God of Green Valleys", originally "El Dios de las Praderas Verdes", novel that describes the rural house Beautiful Alamedas as it was before its restauration, the Wildlife Reserve, and many beautiful spots of Castronuño.
This novel, this "God of Green Valleys" symbolizes the return to the "True Self". María José Celemín writes music to the paragragraph of that "God of Green Valleys" in her recital-concerts, whose First Chapter is engraved in the wall of the inner patio.
The chapters regarding to her grand-mother Valeriana, whom owned the house, describe the organic farm and make reference to the Faith. The Faith that enables to make miracles.
Because of the spirit that gives life to this house, charged with symbolism, the journey to "Beautiful Alamedas", the Wildlife Reserve, the organic farm, the village of Castronuño and the surroundings, become into a "Spiritual Pilgrimage" to the True Self. María José spends long hours in the house in prayer.
The conference "Saint Teresa in the light of Greek feminine archetypes: Aphrodite and Hestia. A new perspective" was presented at the World Teresian Congress in Ávila, Spain, where María José gave light on the real value of the "Aphrodite" woman, who is not "the temptress", as it is considered in the Patriarchy, but a tranformative and alchemical woman, who "sheds her golden light" on the other´s gifts, making them flourish; and that frequently and easily falls in love; gets involved in creative processes in a passionate and intense way; and who is "Carrier of Vision" for others.
María José, like Teresa of Ávila, is a woman of the "Aphrodite" type, and this romantic and creative character leads to this type of women to decorate, as well as they possess a keen aye for details. Therefore, the traveller comes to the "House of an Aphrodite" and delights in the house of someone "in whom governs the enjoymennt for the beauty".
The indiscriminate supply of drugs to women led María José to take interest for the Ecology and Health, and for this reason has edited the magazine "Spiritual Ecology", that can be bought at the house, as well as organic shower gels, organic cleaning products, and other organic items from the farm, with certification.
In her unstoppable searching, she has gone deeper into the knowledge of traditions, and fascinated by some of them, she built, five minutes by foot from Beautiful Alamedas, Al-Kauthar, a bio-construction inspired in la Alhambra, with fountains that bring peace to the heart, and which is a manifestation of that "Spiritual Ecology" that puts men in a position of equality to the rest of Creation, and makes them be in tune with stars and Universe, and, with humility, be grateful, ask for, forgive, give, and take from what Nature provides them with.
María José receives the traveller who stay in Beautiful Alamedas with a protection and provision prayer at the arrival and at the departure, in the traditional way.
Visits to Al-Kauthar that, in Arabic means the "Abundance", are a pilgrimage to the "Abundance", that abundance of the mighty river and the oak forest that are seen from this little resort. Visiting Al-Kauthar symbolizes to become aware of abundance of spiritual and material goods.
Currently, María José leads the Ecology Section every Wednesday at EsRadio Valladolid and she is now an advocate herself of Sustanaible Rural Tourism, therefore Beautiful Alamedas belongs to Ecotur.
She has written music to the paragraphs of "The Inner Castle" of Teresa de Ávila, the woman who reached the Enlightenment by falling in love, and who was able to manifest at the material level the convents that she founded through the prayer and inner silent.
Because of this reason, she offers these recitals full of beauty and exoticism for the visitors of "Beautiful Alamedas", in which the exoteric and the magic emerge at the dark nights, the music, the light of candles and the perfum of incense.
She began, in Castronuño, at Al-Kauthar, the Musics of the World Cycles "Nights of Al-Kauthar", that is being consolidated every summer, making the visit to Castronuño in an unusual journey.