Welcome to Highden Temple
Highden Temple is a modern manifestation of the ancient mystery schools that once covered the earth. For thousands of years, throughout many cultures of the world (Egypt, Greece, China, India, the America's, Australia, New Zealand and many more), mystery schools held a central place in the cultural and social fabric of life.
Highden Temple is a place where souls come to land and feel at home in the body; where the dualities of spirit and matter, masculine and feminine, and animal body and soul come together as one. We integrate practices of consciousness, spirituality, sexuality, shamanism and emotions - with the intention of awakening and uniting mind, body, spirit and soul.
Highden Temple is a place where awakening souls are drawn and converge through their own inner knowing. The journey of Highden is a journey of discovery into what it is to be human once we shed the striving of self actualisation and offer ourselves up to the ecstatic current of life, love and evolution.
As a venue Highden Temple offers a unique and isolated space for deep journeying and soul work. Located on 36 acres, Highden Temple offers a range of facilities including temple/workshop spaces and accomodation capable of holding groups of up to 50 people.
At Highden we are creating a community grounded in the principles of love and trust. We are road testing a map for a new civilisation on this planet.
What is a Mystery School?
Bruce Lyon founder of Highden speaks about mystery schools and how to know if your soul is called to one.
An open letter
from Highden Temple
Highden is a Mystery School for soul Initiation- what it is to embody Soul in community and in connection with the earth and cosmos. These schools existed in ancient cultures and we are beginning to see the re-emergence of these temples that work directly with the mysteries of the earth, body, consciousness and cosmos. Highden was established for this reason - a place where people could come to unfold something precious within that lives behind the outer form.
The first cycle of Highden of three and a half years saw Bruce Lyon as the main teacher who initiated the anchoring of the school and its unique contribution to the collective journey of soul evolution. The first cycle held a level of intensity that is both inherent in soul initiatory work and also the transmission of Bruce himself which many attended the trainings to receive.
The learning from the first cycle is some people struggled to integrate their soul initiatory experiences in themselves and in their life. For the second cycle we have created more infrastructure to both assist in integration after the training and to more fully support the personal self with any historic trauma triggered during the training.
The facilitation of the Temple Training at Highden continues to evolve with a new facilitation triad plus other international guest teachers) who bring a range of experience and skills, and an assistant team made up of past Temple Training Graduates. We have also further developed our infrastructure with a larger web of care and support both during and after the training.
Our current aftercare support
Highden has created a triad to support graduates of The Temple Training, specifically to open a space to receive feedback/testimonials/requests for support from anyone that has undertaken a Temple Training in Highden, Samothraki or Nikkila.
All information shared is completely confidential between the individual and the triad unless specific instruction is given to share information with those in leadership positions within the Temple Trainings.
The triad is composed of TTT graduates with professional backgrounds.
Highden offers third-party mediation for people who feel uncomfortable connecting directly with our in-house triad.
We offer participants one on one integration calls post-training and monthly zoom circles to connect back in and share.
We have a feedback form that participants are sent post-training with the opportunity to remain anonymous in response.
We wish to share a little about our six-week Temple Training hosted here to clarify some of the questions about its content.
Highden includes eros as part of its program content with a focus on integration of spirit, soul, consciousness, heart, body and shamanic. Highden teaches and makes the distinction between eros and sexuality.
Each day of the week is dedicated to its corresponding planet and so the content of the teaching derives from this;
Earth, Body, Land.
Conflict, Eros, Power, Passion.
Consciousness, Meditation, Study.
Love, Community, Heart
Creativity, Theatre, Abstract mind
Our response to the current media around Highden
We care deeply about the people who attend our trainings and are very willing to look at how we can improve what we do and to reduce any experience of harm.
Highden is a transformational field and not for everyone. We have an extensive interview process for all applicants and have essential pre-requisite requirements in place to attend. While we recognise trauma may arise through the Initiation experience, we are not a therapeutic school and this is not our focus.
We have support in place if trauma does arise in some people and therapeutic practitioners to refer people to who are needing more than what is available in The Temple Training field who are both therapeutic and transformational space informed.
What we do offer is a space for initiation and deep transformation held within a community dedicated to this work.
We are unwilling to engage with groups who are activating a cancel culture against us which has so far involved harassment, defamation and unsubstantiated claims.
We are willing to engage with those who want to contribute to Highden’s evolution as a living school dedicated to Soul and the coming times.