Crossing Into the Mysteries

Discovering Membership in the Temple of Ara

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Community as Spiritual Practice

Welcome to the Temple of Ara community

Join the Temple of Ara as a member of our family!

Here’s what you’ll experience by joining the Temple of Ara’s community:
  • A spiritual family to support and encourage you in your spiritual path
  • A place to discover and use your gifts – especially in service to the Great Mother and other community members
  • Deeper involvement with our community gives you the accountability you need to grow
  • It helps you develop spiritual maturity
  • It helps you face life’s problems with creativity, calm, and gracefulness
PLUS you’ll get:
  • Free access to our monthly Full Moon rituals
  • Free access to Outer Grove
  • Member rates on Clergy services and mentoring
  • Discounted fees on events and study programs (10%)
  • Invitations to members-only events (when available)
  • Access to our members-only free eCourse, Crossing into the Mysteries
  • Access to members-only content (when available)
  • Priority registration over non-members for all workshops and lectures
  • Opportunity to participate in special programs such as Initiation Intensives & subsequent Clergy Training
  • Opportunity to serve on Temple Councils

Enroll today to get immediate access to this members-exclusive study program!

Crossing into the Mysteries is a members-only training program that will help you become a dynamic contributor to the Temple of Ara community. It will help you discover whether or not the Temple is your spiritual home and it will help you discover a little more about yourself. The principles of Immanent Divinity show us that not only is the Universe sacred, but so are each one of us. It's important to do a little self-reflection and gain clarity before embarking on any journey.

To learn more about Community as Spiritual Practice, we recommend you read these blog posts:



After reading those posts, consider joining our community by enrolling as a member!

Your Instructor


High Priestess, Founding Elder and current Treasurer of the Temple of Ara, Linda Maglionico has been instrumental in the creation of community not only in the New York area, but across the globe. She has developed and implemented such programs as Holiday Celebrations in the physical and spiritual realms, monthly Journey Circles, and 21-Day Healing programs.

She has also taught teaching circles in New York for nearly 10 years, and has conducted workshops in Rome and Milan. Linda currently hosts lunar and solar celebrations in New Jersey as a way to introduce people to Nature as our Greatest Spiritual Teacher. She also helps create community by managing the Temple’s social media strategies.

As a Temple Elder, Linda has performed wedding ceremonies and funerary rituals and is legally recognized as Clergy by the city and state of New York as well as New Jersey.

Linda is a Certified Reiki Master (with a specialization in Animal Reiki), and is a Certified Life Coach, helping people thrive in their lives. Linda is currently developing a proprietary healing modality using Nature as healer to be offered exclusively through the Temple.

She embarked upon her studies with Phyllis Curott and the Circle of Ara in 1995.

Course Curriculum

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  Module 1 - Our Core Tenets
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  Module 2 - Who We Are
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  Module 3 - Your Opportunities
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  Module 4 - Initiation
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  Module 5 - Becoming a Conscious Community Member
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  Module 6 - Your Membership Covenant
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is this?
This is the membership enrollment page for the Temple of Ara. Once you join, you will gain immediate access to our exclusive membership study program, Crossing into the Mysteries. It will help you make the most of your involvement with the Temple. Crossing into the Mysteries is not a substitute for our core Nature Mysticism training programs - it is solely intended to help you become a more dynamic member of the Temple of Ara community.
How long do I have access to membership?
You'll have access to all the programs offered exclusively to members until your membership expires.. Your membership needs to be renewed annually for you to stay active. PLEASE NOTE: Membership is valid Jan 1 - Dec 31 every year. So if you join in March, for example, your membership is up for renewal on Dec 31. If you join in September, your first four months will be included and your membership will be valid until the end of the following year.
How do I renew my membership?
We'll send out renewal statements in the late fall of the current year. You'll need to renew before December 31 @ 11:59pm of the current year for your membership to be valid for the following year. If you joined the Temple for the first time in September, October, November or December, your membership will be valid until Dec 31 of the following year.. Renewal fees are $45/year.

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