The largest development on the De Angelus Estates is the Lugar de Angelus (Angelic Place) Wellness Retreat. The De Angelus Estates project as well as the Lugar de Angelus spiritual retreat is dedicated to the Living God (YHWH) and the entirety of the heavenly realms of the Brotherhood of Light. It will consist of the Lugar main centre and offices, inclusive of the Shekinah conference facility, which would also serve as an indoor theatre, catering for 900 delegates/patrons.
Other amenities are offices for various treatment regimes, accommodation options, recreational facilities, two Crystal-healing roman-baths, and a labyrinth, Sophia de Elohim, based upon the Notre Dame de Sous-Terre, at Chartres, France.
Lugar de Angelus is to feature a Restaurant Complex, Rosea de Cielo (Heavenly Rose), featuring “a la carte” (Phoenicia), “buffet or reception” (Rosaceae), as well as “terrace & tea garden” (Damascena) options. An Amphi-theatre, Nabucco, will cater for 1 500 visitors. A small chapel, Angel Rizing, founded on Cistercian architecture, will be available for intimate events.
The Luthuli Library is situated in the Albert Luthuli Centre or the SW Block, named after our SA’s own “Chief of freedom”, who became president of the ANC in 1952. Luthuli was a visionary, teacher and devout Christian; an earth-angel amongst people and the first African recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, in 1960. The library will feature a screening room and selected books, CDs and DVDs. The Namaste Coffee Shop, as well as a retail facility, Infinito, selling selected media, will also be accommodated in this building.
The central meditation area, Ligero de Angelus (Angelic Light) is to be neatly laid-out and accessible, but still completely part of the natural landscape, and will be situated below the Worlds View mountain peak, therefore offering solitude and peace to the wary souls that visit this unique retreat.
Although the Retreat will sprawl over more than 200 hectares of land, including exceptional mountainous and vale areas, it is based upon low-density development, with the various amenities of the retreat located relative distances from each other. This allows the guests to remain in touch with nature during a week or weekend visit, but still be able to attend sessions or services, all within walking distance. The accommodation components will comprise of seven clusters, named after the Seven Heavens: Vilon, Raqia, Shehakim, Machanon, Makon, Zebhul and Araboth.
The clusters will contain a total of 55 two- and 89 three bedroom units, i.e. 144 accommodation units, plus 15 two-bed staff units, totalling 159 units. Each unit will sport luxurious finishes, focusing on stylish comfort, in order to facilitate spiritual unity in family- and/or relationship structures. The units will be able to sleep four or six guests per unit.