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Magdalena Priestess Training

17 January 2020 at 10:00 am – 22 January 2020 at 5:00 pm

Time and Location

17 January 2020 at 10:00 am – 22 January 2020 at 5:00 pm

Highden Temple

Highden Manor Estate Green Road, Awahuri, New Zealand

About the Event

Within the heart of the feminine lives great mysteries.

The whispering of wisdom passed down from ancient lips into her womb; pulsing through her blood.

The feminine mysteries cannot be found in books.

They already are.


Definition of a priestess

1 : a person authorised to perform the sacred rites

2 : a person regarded as a leader (as of a movement)

“The twenty-first century priestess becomes the vessel who helps create sacred space wherein women can connect to the Goddess within.” - Ruth Barrett

This six day training takes women on a journey of remembering; conjuring the innate wisdom that is waiting to be uncovered deep within.

Women will journey back through the rites of passage from childhood to womanhood, anchoring the initiations that were forgotten through the ages. From this restored knowledge, women will be initiated to guide and initiate others in life transitions.

The core of these teachings are veiled through the power of the heart. The sacred heart. Magdalena.

We will take you into the power of your softness, your surrender, and at your very core, your love and vulnerability.

We will create a sacred and potent temple life with daily rituals, practices, and sisterhood.

We will recreate and anchor the ancient priestess temples.

We will live and dance between the veils.

Over the six days we will explore the following teachings;

~ The blood mysteries, womb power and breast magic.

~ The moon, living in harmony with lunar wisdom and moon cycles.

~ Working with the seasons and sabbats; cycles of the year.

~ The psychic arts - divination, dreaming and intuition

~ Sacred ritual and spell crafting, creating containers for deep transformation, the energetics of ritual.

~ Erotic wisdom, sexual activation, magnetism and sex magic.

~ Living in alignment with the elements and deepening connections with the natural world, plants, animals.

~ Working with archetypal magic, stepping through and beyond the veils.

~ Embodiment medicine; harnessing life force, listening to the voice of the body, the alchemy of sensuality and pleasure.

~ The heart as a magical tool, sacred heart wisdom.

~ Priestess; a new wave of leadership in service of the heart.

“The priestess is not a teacher or leader on a pedestal, but rather, she is of the highest service. She is in service to her community and to her calling. Being of service is not about placing anyone above or below, but rather creating a mutual relationship of respect between the priestess and the women she facilitates and serves.” -Meredith Rom.

This training is for (queer/trans/cis/...) women all levels of experience, of all ages and spiritual beliefs. It is for those with a deep inherent knowing, even in the voice of a small whisper, that says this is the path of feminine wisdom.

The teachings are designed to be integrated into everyday life, as well as provide a platform for sacred feminine leadership, if that is your calling.

This training reinstates life as a ritual.

You are the temple.

The intention of this training is for women to;

~ emerge with an embodied experience of the feminine mysteries

~ feel more confident and alive; self loving.

~ harness greater leadership and purpose

~ be confident holding spaces for others and creating ritual

~ developed intuitive abilities and sensitivity to the unseen

~ be deeply connected to the power of her sexuality and eros.

~ be heart activated, a channel for love, for the goddess.

~ be a wisdom keeper for these mysteries; inspired to share them with their daughters, sisters, mothers.

“Today as a modern priestess we don’t live at temples and most of us can’t devote our whole lives to this path. We are career-minded, we are mothers, grandmothers and wives. We are caretakers of our families and our households. We hold many responsibilities and wear many hats.” -Tara Reynolds

A Modern-day Priestess by Lori Andrus

1. She knows that her outer world is a reflection of her inner world…and she knows the answers she seeks are within.

2. She is a Visionary.…holding the highest vision for her life, for others and for the world. She does not compromise in any area of her vision. She believes that if her minds eye can see it, so it will be.

3. She knows the cycles, rhythms, and seasons of her life. She knows how to move with them…when to pause, when to reflect, when to take action, and when to leap.

4. She is wildly Intuitive.

5. She trusts…her instincts, her inner voice, the Divine, and the natural flow of life.

6. She knows her value and she is unwilling to compromise as she knows her unique contribution to the world.

7. She is supportive and encouraging of other women as they also step into their sacred path.

8. She allows her inner light to shine brilliantly.

9. She knows the source of her inner wisdom…she listens to her inner voice, she trusts what she sees and knows even if it defies logic and reason.

10. She is loving, compassionate, present and often very empathic.

11. She lives with the sacred at the forefront of her life…bringing ceremony, ritual, sacred practice and sacred presence to every aspect of her life.

Is Magdalena calling you?


Winter Jade Icely is a witch, mystic and wild embodier. She is an experienced teacher and facilitator with expertise in the realm of the magickal arts, sexuality and movement. Her current work is through the movement 'Sex Witch' merging her passion of mysticism and erotic embodiment. Winter has journeyed with and brought to life the feminine mysteries and goddess wisdom over the past six years. She is a qualified social worker and holistic counsellor having worked with men, women and children who have experienced trauma and abuse. She values shame free wildness and unapologetic pleasure.

Bookings; All prices include food and are in Australian dollars

Camping; $910

Triple Dorm; $1070

Singe Room; $1220

Manor Suite; $1760

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Location;. Highden Temple is a Mystery School for soul initiation, leadership, magic and the creation of soul community. Built in New Zealand in 1897, Highden Temple is surrounded by manicured gardens, a protected wild forest and a 28 stone 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.

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