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Dove Mountain Elemental Temples

Dove Mountain is 20 acres of land nestled with­in the magi­cal blue moun­tains of west­ern North Carolina. This land holds five elemen­tal temples and it is the home of Venus Rising Association for Transformation and Venus Rising University. Dove Mountain is home to a wide assort­ment of crea­tures, includ­ing foxes, opos­sums, raccoons, squir­rels, rabbits, lizards, snakes, turtles, hawks, owls, wild turkeys, crows, wood­peck­ers, turkey vultures and a vari­ety of song­birds. Bear tracks have been seen high up on the moun­tain and we some­times hear coyotes howl­ing and the cry of a bobcat.

Dove Mountain was estab­lished by Linda Star Wolf and Brad Collins in 2006. Shortly after the purchase of this land, Star Wolf received a vision from the Ancient Great Goddess Isis, instruct­ing her to build elemen­tal temples and sacred sites upon the land of Dove Mountain. In her vision from Isis, Star Wolf saw that these elemen­tal temples would serve as gath­er­ing places for kindred spir­its from all over the world where they could come to jour­ney, to dream and under­go shaman­ic trans­for­ma­tion.

The intention behind Dove Mountain and the Elemental Temples is to bring people together to accelerate consciousness into higher love and wisdom, and to celebrate diversity within the unity in sacred ceremony and to promote both inner and outer peace in the world.

Today on Dove Mountain there are five Elemental Temples and Sacred Sites. The Dove Mountain Elemental Temples include: the Spirit Temple Deck, the Blue Star Wheel of Transformation, the Medicine Wheel, the Fire Temple and the Venus Rising Healing Arts Sanctuary. From Fire Walks to Vision Quests to Shamanic Breathwork(®), each of these sacred sites and temples are used regu­lar­ly in ritu­al and cere­mo­ny, support­ing those who are called to Awaken the Shaman Within™.


Spirit Temple

Suspended with­in the magi­cal blue moun­tains of west­ern North Carolina is The Spirit Temple Deck. The Spirit Temple Deck is a large 20’X30’ wood­en deck that is locat­ed on top of Dove Mountain. Overlooking all of the Dove Mountain Elemental Temple, the Spirit Temple Deck is a great place to pray and connect with your Higher Power.

The Blue Star Wheel of Transformation

The Blue Star Wheel of Transformation was a vision received by Star Wolf from her late mentor and teacher, Grandmother Twylah. In her vision, Star Wolf received direc­tion from Grandmother Twylah to build a wheel that will connect to and anchor the Blue Star ener­gies on plan­et Earth. This sacred site remains connect­ed to the Blue Star ener­gies and those who walk it, and spend time with it, receive down­loads and teach­ings form the Blue Star.


Medicine Wheel

Our beau­ti­ful Medicine Wheel is our Earth Temple on Dove Mountain. Consisting of 37 stones, each weigh­ing about 1000–2000lbs, the Medicine Wheel has been used for weddings, vision quests and all night cere­monies. Seekers come to this site to connect with heal­ing ener­gies of earth, their ances­tors and animal totems. The Medicine Wheel on Dove Mountain is a power­ful place to visit and re-member who it is you came here to be.

  Fire Temple

The Dove Mountain Fire Temple is a large metal arch struc­ture, sculpt­ed to look like a flame. The inside of the arch is lined with fila­ment, which can be lit up to shoot fire through­out the struc­ture. The Fire Temple is locat­ed right below the Medicine Wheel on Dove Mountain and hosts all of the Fire Walks and other Fire Ceremonies here at Venus Rising.

Air Temple

The Venus Rising Healing Arts Sanctuary serves as Dove Mountain’s Air Temple. Located adja­cent to the Medicine Wheel and Fire Temple, the Venus Rising Healing Arts Sanctuary serves as the home for all of our large Shamanic Breathwork(®) cere­monies, concerts and art process­es here at Venus Rising.

Water Temple

Our Water Temple is still in the dream­ing phase! Please stay tuned and contin­ue to dream with us as we co-create a water feature on the land of Dove Mountain.


To learn more about Dove Mountain and the Elemental Temples, please contact Venus Rising at or call, 828–631-2305. Please also visit our Events page to learn more about our upcom­ing Events and Workshops.

Lodging Near Dove Mountain

Please email Venus Rising for lodg­ing options:  or call 828–631-2305 for more infor­ma­tion.

Other near­by options are list­ed below, or you can down­load or print this list.


146 N. River Road
Dillsboro, NC
contact on Skype828–586‑3898

6.7 miles — 10 minutes


68 Vacation Drive
Whittier, NC 28789
contact on Skype828–497‑2200
0.8 miles ~ 3 minutes
10% discount if you mention Venus Rising


8682 US Hwy 74
Whittier, NC 28789
contact on Skype828–497‑5936
1.6 miles ~ 3 minutes


1475 Smoky Cove Road
Whittier, NC 28789
contact on Skype828–631‑2531
1.8 miles — 5 minutes


Dillsboro, NC 28725
contact on Skype828–586‑0251 or 800–789‑8024
contact on Skype800–789‑8024
6.41 miles ~ 8 minutes
Discount if you mention Venus Rising


26 Robinson Rd.
Dillsboro, NC 28725
contact on Skype828–631‑1111
6.5 miles ~10 minutes


89 Rufas Robinson Rd.
Sylva, NC 28779
6.0 miles ~ 7 minutes


248 WBI Drive
Dillsboro, NC 28725
contact on Skype828–586‑0299
7.03 miles ~ 10 minutes

Bryson City:
9.4 miles ~12 minutes

9.7 miles ~17 minutes

8.5 miles ~15 minutes