Venus Rising's Elemental Temples
Located on Dove Mountain, held within the magical blue mountains of western North Carolina, lies the 5 Elemental Temples and the home of Venus Rising Association for Transformation and Venus Rising University.
The land and all of Venus Rising’s Elemental Temples reside on Dove Mountain, which was established by Linda Star Wolf and Brad Collins in 2006. Shortly after the purchase of this land, Star Wolf received a vision during a Shamanic Breathwork Journey. The Ancient Great Mother Goddess Isis appeared, instructing her to build elemental temples and sacred sites upon Dove Mountain. In her vision from Isis, Star Wolf saw that these elemental temples would serve as wisdom teachers and guides for countless kindred spirits around the world, who would could come to journey and undergo shamanic transformation.
Dove Mountain is blessed with a wide assortment of creatures teachers, including foxes, opossums, raccoons, squirrels, rabbits, lizards, snakes, turtles, hawks, owls, wild turkeys, crows, turkey vultures, Eagles, Blue Herons and a variety of songbirds. Bear tracks have been seen high up on the mountain and we sometimes hear coyotes howling, the cry of a bobcat, and the shrill coming from the ancestral Spirit Bird of the Cherokee Nation, the Pileated Woodpecker.
The Water Temple
Tucked within the forest landscapes, the Tuckasegee river runs along the base of Dove Mountain with the Water Goddess Venus overlooking a restorative meditative garden. Within Venus Rising’s Water Temple you may have spontaneous experiences with a menagerie of creatures such as songbirds, butterflies, lizards, snakes, rabbits, squirrels, blue herons, hawks, and bald eagles. Venus’ fountain is surrounded by over a hundred stones bearing the names of all manner of sacred Creature Teachers waiting for you to discover.
The Earth Temple
Ceremonially placed on Dove Mountain are 37 ancestral stones, each stone weighing 1000-2000 lbs, creating the sacred Medicine Wheel which serves as Venus Rising’s Earth Temple. Sacred Ceremonies such as vision quests, rites of passage, weddings, and shamanic journeying with the ancestors and animal totems take place here. The Medicine Wheel is a powerful place to visit and re-member who it is you came here to be.
The Fire Temple
Venus Rising’s Fire Temple is a large metal arch structure, sculpted into a flame. The inside of the arch is lined with filament, which when lit shoots fire throughout the structure. As one enters the temple, and walks through the fiery arch, they will participate in fire ceremonies that include rituals such as drumming, fire circles, and fire walks.
The Spirit Temple
Suspended within the magical blue mountains, the Spirit Temple overlooks the Elemental Temples of Earth, Fire, Air, and Water. This is an enchanted place to connect with the Star Nations and the Spirit Guides, often resulting in receiving a vision of the Bigger Picture of your life.
The Air Temple
With a majestic view of the smoky mountains, Venus Rising’s Sanctuary is a covered, open aired temple, that is home for Shamanic Breathwork and other sacred ceremonies as well as concerts, art processes, and gatherings.
The Blue Star Wheel of Transformation
The Blue Star Wheel of Transformation was downloaded to Star Wolf from her late Wolf Clan Grandmother, Twylah Nitsch, who instructed her to build a wheel to anchor the Blue Star Energies. Those who spend time within this wheel will embody the frequencies of the Blue Star Mysteries within themselves.