Questhaven Retreat is a secluded nature preserve located in the coastal wilderness of San Diego County, providing a sacred setting for individuals and groups of all faiths to experience peace and renewal.
Sincere seekers visit throughout the year to harvest its energies and wisdom, prayerfully walk the labyrinth and trails, stay in one of the many cottages, and to draw closer to God in the beauty of nature.
The Christward Ministry is a spiritual training center dedicated to sharing the esoteric Christian teachings as taught by Questhaven's founders, Flower and Lawrence Newhouse.
Following the path of Christian Mysticism, we strive for a direct experience of God through a deepening relationship with the Living Presence of Christ. Above learning, we emphasize living the Christward Way.
Personal Experience: I
have made a promise to the people of the Questhaven Retreat to stay mum
on any negative opinions I have of this area. They get too
many curious kids causing problems, getting spooked by the security
guard that waits at the gate and claiming they've seen a ghost and so
on. There is nothing scary about the man at the gate folks, he is just
doing his job. He is not a ghost he is a security guard who was hired because they get harrassed constantly! I have been behind the gate many times and it is very
quiet and tranquil. Those of you whom are sensitive to energies, I am very curious about your opinions. There is definitely something strong out there, but I believe that energy is throughout Escondido, just perhaps a little more heavy out here.
Actual footage of Flower Newhouse speaking at the Questhaven Retreat. A true gem of footage indeed!
Through the woods you must go:
Make sure you call in advance if you plan on stopping by. Please be respectful. Yes, the rumors are rampant, but this is a retreat and private business.
Below is video of their Carillon Bells, which can be heard throughout the retreat when they go off. When we were there, they played the creepiest rendition of Ode to Joy that I have ever heard. It was really neat though.
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Anza Borrego Desert
Cuyamaca State Park