The Magdalene Retreat
July 20-24, 2023
at Hawk Circle
The Magdalene Retreat
When the Serpent Meets the Rose - a journey of Sacred Union
July 20-24, 2023
At the height of summer and the Magdalene Feast Day, we gather together to reunite and to re-enter the healing chambers of the Magdalene.
Your time here will truly be a "temple" experience where you'll be deeply nourished and profoundly enlightened as we enter into the Magdalene teachings of Sacred Union.
There are many aspects of the Magdalene -- initiations along the path of returning home to the One True Self. But the one consistent theme with walking the Magdalene path, is one of union. She teaches us alchemy at the deepest levels.
This summer, our healing retreat will guide participants into healing the ravines of separation and exploring the "three chalices". Through this, we will sink our roots deep into our own primal nature as we enter into union with the Divine as depicted with in the graceful folds of the rose.
This is the gift of the Magdalene. She awakens within us the frequencies of abundance, love, trust, embodied divinity and a life void of ongoing struggle.
Here's What to Expect
This retreat is designed to emulate a temple experience and monastic rhythm in alignment with the teachings of Mary Magdalene.
Daily prayer, meditation and song
Daily healing circle with Earth Language
Oracle arts - poetic expression of the telluric energy in the land
Visits to sacred sites on our land
Time to wander our forest trails
Learn to make herbal and precious oil remedies to nourish both your physical body and light body
Nutritious, soul quenching meals and specialty tonics and cordials made here
Our days will flow gently with grace as we intentionally slip into the 'in-between' places periodically throughout the day, while weaving in self-healing practices, creative arts and time spent in nature.
Our Sacred Land
When people inhabit an area for quite some time, and live with intention, the land becomes sacred and a pilgrimage site. Here, at Hawk Circle, we've lived and worked this land providing transformational experiences for over 25 years with the intention of helping those who visit, to heal, to transform, and to connect deeply with the life giving forces of nature. People come and wander the land and leave here changed. Before us, years ago, were the Mohawk people. On occasion we find one of their arrowheads, or see their spirits gathered around a fire at the edge of the forest. The faerie beings as well, reside in our forests near our glacier-made stone circle -a place you can enter, offer them a gift and receive in their blessing.
Fresh water springs flow down our hill, an abundance of song-birds nest in our hedgerows, and bald eagles, hawks, herons and owls are a common sight. The wild life is plentiful, as are a variety of herbs and berries.
We are also just 15 minutes from Otsego Lake and Council Rock where the tribes of the Iroquois gathered. On her western shores stands the King Fisher Tower with a plaque that reads, "Dedicated to the Lady of the Lake." Here, both the Native American culture and the Arthurian Legends merge. I call this area Avalon West.
Your meals will be specially prepared for you to support your time of rest and healing. Green smoothies, organic fruits and vegetables, fresh herbs, and healthy grains will be prepared for you each day.
Food is powerful medicine and during your personal retreat, both your body and soul will be nourished.
You'll have the opportunity to let us know about any special dietary requirements at the time of registration.
What to Bring
Comfortable clothes, weather appropriate. Yoga wear, layers for varying weather, hiking boots or sneakers, rain coat, sandals, journal and pen, toiletries, sun hat, water bottle and sunscreen.
Where will I sleep?
Keeping in alignment with the true pilgrim's experience from long ago, or the hermitages where seekers spent their time in solitude, we've maintained the same simplistic quality.
Our cabins are rustic, but cozy, with all cotton bedding, comforters and quilts. They have both heat and electricity, with bathrooms and showers close by in Eagle House.
Just a few steps away, down a wooded trail, is a fountain of fresh spring water that comes from the many springs on our hill. This is sacred water. It's vibrancy and freshness is palpable and you can fill your pitcher throughout the day.
5 day, 4 night retreat, shared lodging
$500 non-refundable deposit to hold your spot!
Traveling? Please use the Albany International Airport and book your arrival flight between 1:00 and 2:30pm(EST) and your departure flight between 2:00 & 2:30pm(EST).
Unfortunately, we can not accommodate guests arriving the day before the retreat, but are happy to have you stay after the retreat.
To register, please click the payment button below and fill out the form to the right for additional information.