The Dream House is a communal, land-based retreat center for eco-sustainability and spiritual studies. We have a fabulous infrastructure in place for hosting transformational gatherings and events.
The entire property is completely off-grid, using 100% solar power, well-water, and heated by wood stoves. Right now, we are creating a large organic garden on raised beds in the outdoor farm and growing our own vegetarian food.
We've held several private retreats, one Wim Hoff method cold training workshop with a certified Wim Hoff Method instructor, and the Colorado Primordial Breathwork Immersion with the Paititi Institute.
We also have a small store called the Mystic Moose Marketplace, with indigenous crafts and ceremonial apparel from native cultures in Peru, Columbia, and Egypt... as well as visionary art and conscious music from independent local artists.
The Dream House is also home to a large book collection in our Library for Esoteric Studies. In the past we've also housed a recording studio for professional music production with our collaborators.
The property includes one main house — which houses the initiatic Temple space, as well as a sacred garden and a Mikvah with two baths for Limpias, ritual cleansings, relaxation, and cold-training… as well as the shared communal kitchen and private Directorial quarters.
There is also a guesthouse with bunk beds, storage, and space for music production and creative work. There are three bathrooms, two kitchens, and several fireplaces on the property. There is also an outdoor shower set up between the Kiva and the ceremonial fire-pit.
The entire place was constructed as an intuitive masonic prayer, based on sacred geometry from the Hexagrams of the I-Ching and on the crystalline magnetism of the North Pole. There is a huge built-in Altar in the driveway — which features a range of sacred items from the West Coast... such as large pine-cones, green volcanic obsidian, abalone shells, sea-glass, and a Great Whale vertebrae.
The altar entrance points West, and the inner “Holy-of-Holies” region of the Altar marks the hidden entrance to the water-well and to the underground aquifer. The Dream House is located directly on top of a large, invisible aquifer full of naturally-occurring water.
A small river, surrounded by a small woodsy oasis, runs down from the mountains, directly behind the land. One elder who visited our land said that it reminded him of “Wirikuta” — a primary pilgrimage site of the Huichol nation.
There is a ceremonial Kiva dedicated to the inter-tribal altar of humanity and guarded by the ancestors of the land of four winds. We are now looking into setting up a tipi and EarthShip(s) on the newly acquired portion of the land.
And on top of all this, we also just expanded our property from 4 to 8 acres, which means that we are now stewarding twice the amount of land that we were, and deepening our connection with the sacred San Luis Valley and the Sangre de Cristo Mountains.
The Sacred Land
All land is sacred... but here, you can feel how strong the energy is as soon as you walk outside. It is one of those rare and sensitive power places where the ground emanates tangible pulsations of energy that directly influence human consciousness. This is a very holy place. The region is filled with giant crystal formations, hot-springs, and sand-dunes.
For thousands of years, the native cultures called this the bloodless valley, and gathered here to celebrate PEACE... Since the ancient days, this was considered an official non-violent region — a no-man's land where warfare and conflict was strictly forbidden — so that the people could come together for inter-tribal gatherings, ceremonies and prayers on the sacred land.
The name of the mountain range is the “Sangre de Cristo” Mountains — which means “Blood of Christ” in Spanish and symbolically represents the quality of great compassion. Now, due to visions and messages from the Spirit, this whole town has become a vortex of temples, monasteries, stupas, and spiritual retreat centers. This is a very magical place - it is a destination on many pilgrimages and continues to be an important vortex of conscious culture in the modern age.
Other Operations of the Wester Center
Beyond the Dream House Center in Crestone, we also operate throughout Colorado and regularly go on tour to the West Coast. One of our primary centers of activity is in Boulder, Colorado, where we have held countless events, including our first ever Visionary Council. For Earth Day in 2017 we hosted a Boulder-based grassroots Hip Hop event to raise awareness about the Denver Tiny Homes initiative for sustainable solutions to homelessness. In 2018, we collaborated with Naropa University and DJ Cavem for another public Hip Hop event on Earth Day, this time combined with a Permaculture Action initiative.