The retreat of Raphael and Mother Mary is located in the etheric realm over Fátima, Portugal. The healing flame that blazes on the altar of his retreat was anchored in the physical octave when Mother Mary appeared to the three shepherd children at Fátima in 1917. There is a stream of light that flows like a mighty waterfall from the etheric temple to the physical focus, and to the present hour pilgrims are healed by the “waters” of the healing flame.
Raphael describes one of the halls in his retreat:
I would take you now to what we call the Great Hall of Images. I would permit those of you who are able to see in this mighty hall the mirrors of divine perfection. Have you seen the beauty of Leonardo da Vinci’s work? Have you seen the beauty of the mighty sculptors of the Renaissance? Have you seen upon this planet the beautiful radiance of an angel in sculptured marble?
Let me now ask that you come with me to a place where God is, where, in the magnificent Hall of Images, there are statues, so to speak, made of living spirit fire, beings so majestic as to set your hearts on fire, beings from whose images your soul was framed, beings of such images as by God were named cherubim celestial, seraphim and of the holy order of angels, beings of light and celestial radiance, beings who are unaffrighted by the ideas of mortals but are completely at home with God and with the powers of the great creative essences.
These statues of perfect man and woman, Christed ones, are displayed so that parents can be taken in their finer bodies to see them and meditate on the perfection of the incoming soul or child in the womb for the perfect functioning of the body temple and the flow of light in the chakras.
The opening of the retreat
In 1988, in a dictation delivered at Lisbon, Portugal, Archangel Raphael announced the opening of this retreat:
Let all those who stand for Truth, then, in science, in religion and in government, in the very path of the soul’s union with God, know that we of the Fifth Ray open our retreat at Fátima for the receiving of all those of courage who have become outcasts in their own families and hometowns because they have taken a stand for Truth, for the divine art, for the divine music and for a new age of freedom, peace and enlightenment.
All, then, who have gone out of the established modes of their fields of endeavor, finding therein hypocrisy and compromise, all who have begun to doubt even the very existence of Almighty God, those who call themselves agnostics but, in truth, doubt not God but doubt all who have misrepresented him, let them know that we together, twin flames, Archangels of the Fifth Ray, do present to the world the opening of the doors of our temple as the first opening in general of a retreat of the Archangels to those [who have passed] beyond [the levels of] the mystery schools [of the Lords of the Seven Rays].
Thus, out of the mighty Yellowstone and from deep within the earth do the healing waters of the Divine Mother flow, and therefore the Call of the arc of the Western Shamballa is the anchoring there of the retreat of Fátima. Thus, this is the true Call we make in this hour, that Fátima, our Fátima—as the place where Mary does speak and is heard and [is] not denied by Church or State—that Fátima be reborn [in the Heart of the Inner Retreat] even as Camelot is called again [to be built at the Royal Teton Ranch].
Mark L. Prophet and Elizabeth Clare Prophet, The Masters and Their Retreats, s.v. “Raphael and Mother Mary’s retreat.”
- Archangel Raphael, November 3, 1966.
- Archangel Raphael, “The Fulfillment of an Ancient Promise,” Pearls of Wisdom, vol. 31, no. 35, July 3, 1988.
- Lanello, “The Bodhisattva Vow: The Messengers Give Their Christhood to a World: The Retreat of Fátima Anchored in the Western Shamballa,” Pearls of Wisdom, vol. 31, no. 34, July 2, 1988.