Light the world, not just candles & Incense.

Participate in Pilgrimage, not empty Pageantry. 

Authentically, Co-Create!  not mindlessly recreate. 

The Earth is our temple.  Love is our faith.  Individuality is our strength!

The Temple of Place is a non-static place of worship. It is found within the natural landscape and is made manifest through the awareness of awakened individuals. We Connect, give tribute, honor, make a connection and communicate with the sacred energy of Place.

The Temple of Place was Founded by Priestess of Avalon, Mary Samantha in 2002 in response to seeing a need within the spiritual community specifically, and society in general, for facilitating an authentic connection to the spirit of self, and the spirit of the land. Having experienced her own disappointment within other ” spiritual and Priestess” groups across many years and miles, and having experienced the negative shadow side of would-be Gurus, and exclusionary cult-minded groups, she desired to create a true community of individuals without dogmatic teachings, exclusionary treatises, and/or attachment to systems of beliefs. Rather, the Wheel of Place is a teaching tool, a compass that compliments and supports the sovereignty of all individuals within the group, in their own unique lives, perspectives, and spiritual truths.

Since then, She has established training’s unique to the topography, history, and mythology of the lands known as California and Oregon, As well as being contracted to investigate and establish wheels in other states of America and in countries abroad such as The Netherlands. Her training has opened the door for individuals who wish to strengthen their relationship to the Earth in a sacred way through training and Practice of the Wheel of Place in which they live.

The wheel of Place is a non-static medicine Mandala and seasonal wheel that has been used since time immemorial to express and embody the energies of life, growth, maturity, and Death. A microcosm of the greater reality, the Wheel of Place is a meditational tool used for spiritual development and strengthening. Knowledge of this wheel makes it possible for the individual to connect with the energy of a place, its’ medicine, and lessons of life present in the power of the landscape.


Group Pilgrimage, San Diego

Wheel of Place Guardians and Priestesses and Priests of Place are found throughout the United States and Abroad and are available to serve their community through their authentic abilities and arts. Vocational Priestesses and Priests have, through their intimate connection with the land, established communion with their authentic self. This connection allows them to progress in the path of “Knowing thyself” which was established within the ancient temples of the world. To know the individual spark of the divine that one is, and to marry it to the reality of life as a human being, in a physical world, is the transcendent work of a lifetime. We actually are the ones we have been waiting for and through this training, students are able to remember the Priestesses and Priest they have always been.

Crone & Queen Sisters enjoying a Cuppa. Bodega Bay Priestess Retreat 2017


The training is open to people of all ethnicities, systems of belief, adult ages, sex, sexual oriententation, all spectrums of gender, and physical mobility. Unlike many trainings that have excluded varieties of human beings that do not fit within the established paradigms of this current age, The Temple of Place believes in, and celebrates, that it is our diversity that strengthens us! Each individual manifestation of spirit is divine and carries a unique medicine for the world to restore it to balance. Diversity of expression is a spectrum of light and it only makes sense that human beings shall manifest upon a spectrum of being. We embrace unconditonally, our brothers, sisters and every person in-between.

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A very different kind of Temple,

as unique as the individuals that are its pillars

 The Divine is in us, AS us!

Maria Sophia, Sacred Musician & Artist

Mary Rhiannon Blackfeather, Teacher, Ceremonialist, & initiatrix.

Priestess Nikki “SunCat” Joy,  gardening, healing herbs.

Mary Crystal, Crone, Stone healer & Artist

Priestess Heather Cassandra Blessing, LMFT, Transgender Specialist & Healer.

Priestess Persephone, The Temple’s visual historian, Specializes in Photography and ritual body adornment.


Priestess Amalya, Reverend, Dancer, teacher, performer, and Creatrix facilitator of the Escondido Goddess Studio, Ca.








Mary Demara, animal healer, activist & energetic healer.

Guardian of Place John Phi Businessman, Creative Services Master, photographer, videographer, and Author of the book ONE!






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