Acadia: The Sea Temple Retreat

October 8–12, 2019, Mount Desert Island, Maine

Spiritual retreat on the Mysteries of Elemental Water
with Christopher Penczak and the Temple of Witchcraft
Tuesday evening, October 8 through Saturday morning, October 12, 2019
with special optional Saturday night moon circle
Mount Desert Island, Maine

Please note: Registration for the Sea Temple Retreat is now closed.

Join us for the second of five sacred Temple retreat intensives to the picturesque Mount Desert Island, Maine, home to Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park.

A sacred site to the Abenaki natives, modern metaphysical explorers have documented vortex sites of spiritual healing power, along with its natural rugged beauty preserved by the park. A land of caves and cliffs, pools of water, forrest hiking trails, and beautiful hills and peaks, including Cadillac Mountain.

In this magickal place, we will explore the mysteries of the element of water and the sea, the tides of the Moon, psychic ability, dreams, the astral worlds, seership, and the evolution of humanity. Water is the element of love and compassion, held by the cup of emotions, creating a boundary and container for healing. We will explore the echoes of the Temple of the Sea and Stars, held in the memory of the Water City and the third fall of light.

Learn about the teachings of the one water and its four manifestations and three processes; explore the use of the cup, bowl, and mirror; and the quest for compassion. Be introduced to, and commune with the elemental Court of Water and their presiding archangel, Gabriel. Gaze into the Fires of Azrael and seek understanding of your past incarnations. Seek the link between the Water Temple, the Sea, the Moon, and the darkness of space. Work with the deities of water and lunar light, through Water Healing Ceremonies and seership of the Dragon of the Moon. Gain greater mastery of your energy and a deeper understanding of the heart of compassion in this world. Renew and heal yourself, our people, and the world.

Schedule includes intensive day workshops and evening rituals, all building upon each other, with meal breaks and free time to explore some of the beauty of Mount Desert Island on your own.

Held at a Bar Harbor resort on the coast with on-site dining and bar, conveniently located nearby to local attractions. Amenities include heated pool, jacuzzi, and health club. There are a limited number of rooms at Group Discount Rate available Tuesday through Saturday, and smaller block for those wishing to stay an additional night for the optional Saturday night moon ritual. Hotel group rate is $151.00 per night (double occupancy) not including taxes and fees. Name, location, and discount code given upon registration and deposit received. Must make reservations directly with the hotel no later than October 1st, 2019, with rooms available on a first come, first served basis.

Price: $650 ($250 non-refundable deposit required at registration)

Price includes all classes and rituals, food and (non-alcoholic) drinks at Tuesday Meet and Greet (cash bar available), snacks, and three lunches. Also included is a personal flower essence combination blend bottle, if requested, created by Temple co-founder Adam Sartwell from flower essence crafted at the Temple of Witchcraft, to help facilitate the emotional changes and healing of the event.

Along with classroom and simple outdoor events, the retreat includes travel to various outdoor locations and nature sites on the island with varying levels of mobility challenge. While not required for all attendees, all attendees should be aware of the possibility of moderately challenging terrain.

Incense, oils, and campfire will be a part of the retreat, so those with scent, smoke and environmental sensitivities should plan accordingly.

Transport: Transport to sacred sites in and around the park is not provided, but a group effort by those willing to share transport together. Park passes provided by group. Retreat does not include transportation to/from airports or hotel/lodging. Participants are responsible for their own travel arrangements, snacks, and non-provided meals.

Transport from those flying into Boston Logan Airport: Those interested in a shared rental-ride system, please indicate when registering, and as unofficial ride-share opportunities are presented, details will be given to you.

Starting the evening of Tuesday October 8th at 6  PM and officially concluding at 12 PM Saturday October 13th. For those wishing to spend the weekend, there will be a special optional Saturday evening Moon Esbat.

Register online using this form

Please make all payments by check or money order, made payable to the Temple of Witchcraft, and send deposit and all payments to:

The Temple of Witchcraft
Attn: Water Temple 2019 Tour
49 North Policy Street
Salem NH 03079

Please note that payment is for “Water Temple 2019”  and ensure the payment includes your contact information (mailing address, phone, and/or email). If you need to make other payment arrangements, please contact Jocelyn at [email protected] for further information.

Initial $250 deposit to reserve your space required within 30 days of registration and registration is not considered complete until your deposit is received.

Limited space for those attending. Deposit secures your space until August 1.

Full payment is required no later than August 1, 2019, and installment payments are available. No payment refunds (not including non-refundable deposit) will be issued after August 1, 2019.

If you have questions or need further information, please email [email protected]

Recommended Ritual Tools and Reading Materials for the retreat will be suggested upon registration.

Temple of Witchcraft