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The Magdalene StarLight

Temple Gathering

The Heart of the Sacred Rose
July 18 - 22, 2024

at Hawk Circle

The Magdalene StarLight
Temple Gathering

The Heart of the Sacred Rose - a Return to Joy
July 18-22, 2024
An invite only event for the temple adepts

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.

This Sacred gathering is both a celebration and a ceremonial initiation into the Star Light Temple.  We will enter into ceremony on the eve of the Magdalene Feast Day.

Our healing retreat will guide you into the mysteries of the Sacred Rose and the path of reclaiming joy. Through contact with both the Magdalene, the Faerie Realm and the overseeing ascended masters of the StarLight Temple, we enter into the field of love, and awaken the Courts of Joy.

Through our understanding of the Rose Mysteries and our touch upon grace, we will heal our hearts and open the golden, starlight path to awakening the sacred masculine. From cross to chalice, from suffering to joy, we will mend the way.

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 sacred movement with Ragda Deeb

  • Contemplative Art - this year we'll be making a grail using clay.

  • Daily healing circle with Earth Language

  • Oracle arts - poetic expression of the telluric energy in the land

  • Visits to sacred sites on our land

  • Ceremony

  • Time to wander our forest trails

  • Learn to make herbal and precious oil remedies to nourish both your physical body and light body

  • Boat ride on beautiful Otsego Lake

  • 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. 


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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

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, sunscreen and bathing suit.

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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

Fee:  $1,400

$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).  

To register, please click the payment button below and fill out the form to the right for additional information. 


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