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 Heart Initiation

Monday 20 September - Friday 29th October 2021
Running in conjunction with Temple Trainings in Greece and Finland (links at end of description).

The Temple Training is a soul Initiation for pioneers of the heart. We open more deeply into the mysteries of love. Love of the soul, love of the dark and the wild love that flows from that place. We explore the integration of love through the three rings of spirit, soul and embodiment.

Apply here:

Humanity is vibrating through a life/death portal between worlds. The heart is the guide for this journey. We are calling the pioneers of the heart - those beings willing to go into the unknown together - to open up new trails into the emerging mysteries of group soul initiation. Wild love in action.

We journey into vibrational resonance and creating the inter related web of group soul initiation as we crack open into the one heart. And we weave this with the potent land down under of Aotearoa and the tribal wisdom held in the stones, the trees, the mountains and the sea.

Highden Temple is the birthplace of the Temple Trainings now happening around the globe. At Highden Temple we move into the second cycle of seven Temple Trainings bringing the fire initiation energy of the first cycle together with the rose, love wisdom soul Ray, of the second cycle.

The Temple Training is a 6 week immersion at Highden Temple in Aotearoa (New Zealand). It is for those who have already made progress on their path of liberation and embodiment.

It provides the opportunity to discover and demonstrate together the next step forward in the anchoring of the modern Temple and the cultivation of a new culture.

This is not just a workshop but an actual living experience in group soul - to be part of the source code of creative, loving, shamanic, ecstatic community.

Highden Temple is a Mystery School. We are a school of Soul Initiation, leadership, magic and the creation of soul community. We work and stand on the Earth as a power-point for the emergence of our race evolving, for Temples and sacred living to emerge globally, we are working together with a network of new and seed Temples landing around this magical Earth.

When you come to Highden to do your soul work, you are engaging with and supporting a global temple field emerging.

Is there something inside your soul stirring, wanting to be a part of what is emerging at this time of global transformation?

If this Temple Training is resonating for you;
If this is how Wild Love is calling for you to emerge…

Then please join us in the Heart.

Will focus on six major areas :
Awareness: - Meditation, Cosmology, Soul Fusion, The Void
Eros: - Life force Activation, Polarity & Magnetism, Tantric Sexuality
Magic & Ritual: - we are the Temple manifest, we learn to live this in our bodies
Community: - Love & Relationship, Group Soul & Group Initiation, Living as Organism
Creativity: - Purpose, Synergy, Money and the Economics of Love
Earth:- Shamanism, Energy, Working with Devic life, Planetary Kundalini, Initiations & Ceremonies

And....these are just guides.
The real curriculum is the living current of life force emerging through each of us and between us as love reveals its next unfoldment within our own beings, as planetary evolution and though group transmission. Listening and vibrating together is at the heart of this Heart Initiation.


The initial stage of anchoring at Highden Temple is now complete, over the last 3.5 years we created 7 trainings which focused on opening the energy and breaking the ground for a true shamanic vortex to activate.
Now the grounds are alive and the people holding it are seasoned in what it means to live a bigger life, to turn the gaze towards a the planetary soul. From this place we live for more than us, we live the collective dreaming. This is what we invite you to.

The Temple has landed.

With this training, we begin the second cycle trainings at Highden, the core essence of these is the second ray of Love-Wisdom.

This training is held in residence at Highden in September thorough October and combines the initiatory power of the first ray with the compassion and inclusiveness of the second.
It is now that we fully open the Heart of the temple.

The Temple Training is a call from soul to soul, that has no choice but to break open to the love that is.

Contribution -
AUD/NZ $6,250
( this is usually USD $6250 but we wanted to make it viable for as many Australians and New Zealanders to attend as possible. A one time offering - to pay the amount in the currency of the country you live in )

It includes:
Accommodation - in a comfortable dorm (single and triple rooms) with shared bathroom.
{a limited number of private rooms are available in the Manor house from AUD/NZ $7500 - $8250}
Food - 3 meals a day Monday to Friday, with weekends self or group catered, a great opportunity to live and play the community heart.

If Covid makes it impossible to get there (for the Australians or a NZ lock down) you can have a full refund or transfer to the next training at the current rate.

We have made every effort to keep the cost as affordable as possible for this training. Applicants with financial constraints are encouraged to seek support from their communities.

NOTE: costs include accommodation over weekends, you can also get out and explore the many beautiful spots in the surrounding countryside.

There is an application process to ensure the group synergy is flowing and that the programme is suitable for each participant, this includes an online meeting with a member of the facilitation team.
We recommend filling in the application form as soon as you hear the calling, it will give us time to meet and feel together if its a good fit. The application is not the final yes, it's the first step in feeling it.

Fill in the application here:

Or write to: with any questions.


"The temples are not just places of refuge for those fleeing a civilisation in decline or looking for an alternative culture within the prevailing system. They are more radical than that. They are the very breath of the new arriving. They are not a place to retreat but to advance in a new direction; towards the earth. Towards the earth, not as mother but lover. They are landed by free souls who have liberated themselves from the gravity of survival and necessity, yet have come back to kiss the ground, to co-create and listen to that which has been waiting in their own bodies and the earth itself, longing to be met with love and danced in freedom." Bruce Lyon



Janine Ma-Ree is holding the lead point, supported by a team of 7.
Bruce Lyon will be giving a meditation and consciousness transmission once a week for the duration of The Temple Training and holding point with Janine for the final initiation ceremony.

Bruce Lyon - BSc, Dip Clin Hyp, MSE, PhdE.
Has been teaching in the area of esoteric wisdom, the tantric arts, cosmology and universal spirituality for over twenty years. He is on the wisdom council of ISTA, founder of Shamballa School and the author of many books.
He first established an esoteric school at Highden in 2001 and has a deep connection with the land there.

Janine Ma-Ree has been facilitating transformational spaces for over 25 years. She supports people to live a life of Spiritual embodiment, shadow integration, wild innocence, and from an ecstatic resonance anchored in the dark. She has a passion for the mysteries of matter, the shamanic, the holy dark and the path of the mystic.
A few years ago, Janine founded Red Earth Temple, a living temple of activated wild land. The land is her teacher, her muse and co-creator. The acres of Red Earth, combined with the womb canyon through the centre, and the Wild Innocence of the untamed bush, create a potent shamanic field for deep immersion, ritual and session work.
She created the Shamanic Womb Journey work, is lead faculty at International School of Temple Arts and serves in Wisdom Circle, lead facilitator at Highden Mystery School, and creates/co creates other offerings as they emerge.
Janine draws on 30 years’ experience in holistic health as a practitioner, presenter and facilitator as well as the many mentors, guides, teachers and experiences that she has been gifted on her life's path.

Winter is an international teacher who has been developing and facilitating trainings for the past seven years in the realms of the mystical arts, sexuality and dark embodiment.
Winter has been part of the core team and a guest teacher throughout the three years of the Temple Trainings. She is a member of Highden Governance and part of the Soul Education team developing the curriculum and teachings for the mystery school trainings.
Winter’s work penetrates ideas of gender and sexuality and the spaces she creates are beyond constructs of duality, of him and her, heterosexual and homosexual to the deeper realms of soul, the singularity that connects us all.
Winter is a qualified social worker and holistic counsellor working with clients and groups through periods of crisis and soul development. She has a deep calling to bring forth the temples of the new earth, to create spaces that penetrate worlds, that merge spirit and matter.

Laura is an international leader in sacred sexuality and non-dual embodiment.
She has a unique breadth of wisdom and experience. Having spent many years studying, practising and teaching Tantra. On top of a decade in psychology. Where she worked closely with people in prisons and with people suffering from mental health issues.
As well as Laura’s mental and spiritual dedication, embodiment has been a big part of her awakening. Unlocking the incredible wisdom found in the body and revealed through the dark in matter.
Touch and embodiment are Laura’s mastery. She has an incredible understanding of how to work with the body. Physically, energetically and shamanically. As well as having a refined expertise in the realms of sexuality and working with the ecstatic nature of the dark.
Her powerful, authentic and sensuous molten presence helps guide people home to their body. To the Temple.

Richard's passion is soul work and coming back to the current of life at every human core. He has facilitated trainings' and run workshops in areas such as men's initiation and soul based relating. He was a facilitator on the Ray 7 Highden Temple Training and has worked around the world over the past 4 years across a wide range of areas, all in some way connected to soul initiation. Richard has been a core member of the Highden team since coming to do the Ray 1 training in September 2017. He is a pillar at Highden and was part of Highden Governance during its inception. Richard has recently begun a journey with land and community in the Byron Shire in Australia. He has dedicated himself to the landing of the temples globally.


Highden Temple is a Mystery School for soul initiation, leadership, magic and the creation of soul community. Built in New Zealand in 1897, Highden is surrounded by manicured gardens, a protected wild forest and a 28 stones mandala, consciously embedded to hold the vibration of this work. Highden is a place where a new expression of culture, spiritual education and soul community come together; we are road testing a new map for civilisation that reflects an embodied approach to life, love and a sacred relationship with the earth.


The Highden Temple Training is running concurrently with two other temple trainings.
Working with the potent energy of a triad of temples to enhance the field.
One of these may call you - here are the links.

Nikkila Temple Training Finland:
Samothraki Temple Training Greece:

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