The Temple of ECK

“We are moving into a golden age of spirituality. As we enter the twenty-first century, a creative fountain is being opened, and many more people will be able to manifest that which is of the higher worlds.

“Often the preparation or training for this creative flow takes place in the Temples of Golden Wisdom.”

—Sri Harold Klemp, ECK Wisdom Temples, Spiritual Cities, & Guides: A Brief History

A Dream Sketchbook

By Raoof Haghighi

I had always wanted to visit the Temple of ECK in Chanhassen, Minnesota. A few years before being able to see it, I had a colorful, vivid dream that felt so real I remember every second of it.

In my dream I was walking around the Temple. It was very peaceful. The surroundings were green, with golden gates and beautiful golden footpaths winding all around the Temple.

As I walked, I suddenly noticed a massive golden temple in the sky next to the ECK Temple. Words could never describe the beauty of it. It was so bright I was amazed. When I awoke, I said to myself, “I have to paint this beautiful experience!”

A few years later, when I was blessed with being able to physically visit the Temple of ECK, it truly felt I had already been there—many times! 

I keep a sketchbook where I capture my dreams. Basically, it’s a dream diary with images. When I can’t describe an experience with words, that’s when I start to draw or paint it. I am so grateful to be able to capture some of my inner experience through art.

ECK has given me so much, every day, every moment. I think art is a great tool to help share the ECK experience with others.

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