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 ENTER THE TEMPLE
~ A True Nature Retreat in the Beauty of the Blue Ridge ~
APRIL 24-29, 2024

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FIVE DAYS AND NIGHTS TOGETHER IN TEMPLE.  

WE WILL UNBURDEN, TONIFY, SANCTIFY, AND BE SERVED.

For five days and nights we will live in temple together, bringing the journey of True Nature into expression and fruition through ritual arts, depth practice, and restoration in this place of power. 

Enrollment will be limited to 13 women, so a few spaces still remain.

We will be spacious together, and there will be time for the moment to unfold, but below is a basic schedule for our days.

 

Mornings will be open, we will gather in circle 10 - 1.  Afternoons will be open for integration, more informal connection or whatever arises.  Dinner is served at 5, then we will gather for ritual from 6 - 9.  One afternoon, if weather permits, we will go to the creek waterfall together for ritual washing and immersion.  Circle time will be devoted to unburdening, tonification, and claimings related to your self-ordination.  This time will be focalized but I will be choosing the focus each morning relative to what's in the field as we gather.

WEDNESDAY:  

Arrive as early as 2

5 Dinner

6 - 9 Sensorium, rite of the Goddess of Love

 

THURSDAY:  

10 - 1 Circle

5 Dinner

6 - 9  Temple Dance

FRIDAY:  

10 - 1 Circle

5 Dinner

6 - 9 Rites of the Heavenly Mother, Laying on of Hands

SATURDAY:

10 - 1 Circle

5 Dinner

6 - 9 Open

 

SUNDAY:  

10 - 1 Circle

5 Dinner

6 - 9 Claiming

MONDAY:  

Morning departure (by 12 pm)

FOOD:  

Dinners will be catered. These will be omnivorous, sustainably, ethically and when possible locally sourced. If you have a dietary restriction or preference please let me know when you register. Breakfast and lunch will be up to you - there is a shared kitchen space and two of the lodging options have their own kitchens or kitchenettes.

A NOTE ABOUT OUR CATERER, RAYNN DEWILDE:

 

Raynn DeWilde's culinary journey began during her early years, where her passion for cooking took root. To her, cooking embodies compassion and serves as a universal language connecting us all. Raised in the heart of Southern Appalachia, with deep-rooted family ties to the Midwest, her cooking is a fusion of these influences, using wild ingredients and cherished family recipes.

 

Her study of postpartum cooking has instilled in her the profound importance of nutrition and the timeless wisdom of ancestral slow-cooking techniques. 

 

With a commitment to sourcing ingredients as locally as possible, and when necessary, prioritizing organic and sustainable options, menus are crafted around women’s nutrition and whole food. These foundations not only result in the creation of nourishing and delicious dishes but also contribute to sustainability in our bodies, minds, and the environment. 

 

AIRPORT:  

The Asheville airport is 30 minutes away from Laughing Waters.  

SLEEPING/LODGING: 

There are nine different options for sleeping in the lodge or cabins. Camping is unlimited. It will be the end of April, so should be out of the really cold time. If weather gets bad you can bring your sleeping things in and sleep in the group room. There are a lot of Airbnb options really close too. We will be 13 so on site lodging will probably overflow into airbnbs. I will put a list of on site sleeping options and recommended airbnbs below.  We will be living in temple together, so we will make it all work!  We do have an awful lot of skillful means :)

 

CHECK IN AND OUT: 

Check in is at 2 pm on the 24th. Dinner will be at 5 and we will have our first circle at 6. Check out is by 12 pm on the 29th.

 

PRICING: 

The base price for the five days and nights including dinners is $1370. If you camp there is nothing additional to that. Then there are varying prices for different lodging options on site, which I will list below. It will be first come first serve in terms of reserving the rooms. A nonrefundable deposit of $650 will reserve your space, with the remainder due by March 15th. Once you have made the deposit, send in an email to Sequoia with your room preferences and any dietary restrictions. (At this point I think many of the rooms are reserved, but Sequoia knows all the details.)

 

REGISTRATION:  

We are keeping this simple on the back end. You can reserve a space with your nonrefundable deposit of $650, sent via PayPal to aquamystica@gmail.com. Please note with your payment what it is for. Then please follow up with an email to Sequoia at support@hermysteryschool.com with confirmation of your sleeping request and also any dietary information.

LODGING OPTIONS AND PRICES:

Camping: (Base price) $1370

 

Lodge:

Master Suite - Private King Bed, Private Bath: $1870  

Private King Bed, Shared Bath: $1720

Private Queen Bed, Shared Bath: $1720

Shared Room and Private Bath: Two Twin Beds $1570

 

Cottage:  

Kitchen, Bathroom, Deck Overlooking Creek

Queen Bedroom: $1720

Futon Bed in Living Room: $1570

 

Gristmill:

Rustic, Full Bath, Kitchenette

Main Floor Full Sized Bed: $1670

Loft Twin Bed: $1570

 

AIRBNBS:

 

https://abnb.me/zagO9lsYvib (https://abnb.me/zagO9lsYvib

https://abnb.me/cxtQM5kUudb (https://abnb.me/cxtQM5kUudb

https://abnb.me/14zQrQmUudb (https://abnb.me/14zQrQmUudb

https://t.vrbo.io/WROPvYtUudb (https://t.vrbo.io/WROPvYtUudb

https://t.vrbo.io/DXPoDXvUudb (https://t.vrbo.io/DXPoDXvUudb

https://t.vrbo.io/09vPZUxUudb (https://t.vrbo.io/09vPZUxUudb)

SEE MORE ABOUT LAUGHING WATERS  HERE.

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