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Temple

The Temple is a small room with an ancient Egyptian theme.

The centrepiece is the goddess Isis, and the pictures are on Egyptian papyrus, although there are also Buddhist, Hindu and Christian influences.

It has a Cleopatra couch, and can seat eight people, with more on cushions.

It is most commonly used as a temple for contemplation and meditation, and a space for listening to music and playing crystal bowls.

The energies reflect its ancient Egyptian inspiration, and it is a wonderful space to sit in, and receive guidance.

There is a series of Hildegard of Bingen’s paintings connecting back to the medieval mystical tradition.

This is the room used for meditation sessions and courses, and it serves as the waiting room for the Inner Temple.

Bathroom and toilet facilities are available in the house, through the back door by the wooden gate.

Temple Guidelines

  • The moment we walk into the Temple, we leave behind our lives, our experiences and our issues.
  • While we’re here, we’re here to experience pure Spirit
  • And to connect with each other in Pure Spirit, to help uplift each other.

Inner Temple

The Inner Temple is a healing space, opening from the Temple.

It brings together a number of different healing traditions, and is set up for a range of treatment modalities.

This room is the venue for Rose’s homeopathy and flower essence service, where she can practise in the detailed way she has developed over the years.
Homeopathic remedies and Christchurch Flower Essences are dispensed in the Temple, and Homeobotanicals and other remedies are prepared in the Dispensary inside the house.

The Inner Temple is also the venue for Shamanic healing, and healing using light, sound, oils, essences and crystals.

The Light House does not provide Medical Services

Unity Room

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The Unity Room is a soundproofed studio, with separate access from the driveway.

It is named in honour of a donor who supported this project.

The Unity Room has a Ganeesha theme, with elephants also, and Dancing Drumming Goddessess! The Christchurch Flower Essences are housed here, and the meditation courses by Orin and DaBen.

The Unity Room is used for classes, workshops and rehearsals, and is a venue for ecstatic dance, drumming, festivals and celebrations.

As part of The Light House complex, it is used by visiting teachers and workshop leaders. We work in with other healers and practitioners.

Bathroom and toilet facilities are available in the house, through the back door by the wooden gate.

Outdoor facilities include a fire place, barbecue, two pizza ovens, and a spa pool, and can be used by arrangement. There are plans for a Temple Garden and a Labyrinth.

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Temple Garden

Garden TempleA Temple Garden has been created in front of the Temple.

It is based on a medieval monastery garden, or a cloistered garden. There is a path in the shape of a Templar Cross, making four quadrants.

One side looks onto a Temple Garden with white shrubs, a mirror and an Ankh, and a small statue of Madonna of the Roses.

The other side leads to a fountain, and an image of Saint Rose of Lima. The other two paths lead to the Temple and the House.

The Temple Garden has arches at the ends of the paths, with climbing roses – Peace, Compassion, Breath of Life and Alchemy, and also weeping roses at the corners.

There are also special roses – Angel’s Kiss, Everlasting Hope (bred in Christchurch, New Zealand to support post natal depression), and Lumens (to support St John’s Ambulance).

Three wisterias are on the section, and five Rambling Roses – the one beside the Temple Garden is called Awakening.

There is a beautiful tree in each quadrant of the Temple Garden – Michelias, weeping apple, quince and crab apple (all with white blossom). Also white lavenders, and winter roses, and Breath of Heaven plants.

Inside the box edges are healing herbs, and a native Manuka plant for the bees. A Cottage Garden will be planted to intersperse with the Temple Garden.  Next door is a kitchen garden with lime, bay, lemon, asparagus, artichokes, berries and currants, and culinary herbs.

A water lily pond also has goldfish and papyrus.

The Temple Garden is designed to help us connect to our mystic and monastic sides, and as a connection to past traditions.


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Garden Room

The Garden Room is situated at the front of the house, off the veranda.

It is a haven and retreat for spiritual travellers, and functions as a bed and breakfast facility.

There is the option of providing personal retreats, with healing arts designed to suit the individual.

This is also a room for visiting healers and workshop leaders to use as a base.

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Labyrinth

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The Labyrinth is on the path leading to the Temple.

It is a five channel, left turning labyrinth, referencing back to the works of Hildegard of Bingen, and the Labyrinth at Chartres Cathedral.

“Based on the circle, the universal symbol for unity and wholeness, the labyrinth sparks the human imagination and introduces it to a ... patterning that builds a sense of relationship: one person to another, to another, to many people, to creation of the whole.

“It enlivens the intuitive part of our nature and stirs within the human heart the longing for connectedness and the remembrance of out purpose for living.

“The labyrinth is a sacred space and can give us first hand experiences of the Divine.” Artress L Walking a Sacred Path: Rediscovering the Labyrinth as a Spiritual Practice

On the other side of the path leading to the Temple is a Magdalene Trail, with images of Mary Magdalene from Russian Orthodox, Greek Orthodox and Oracle Card traditions.

 

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