Subject: Wilbur News for February 2018

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C A R E T A K E R ' S  L E T T E R
Dear Friends of Wilbur:

Balneotherapy, Latin: balneum "bath", the practice of using natural mineral water for the treatment and cure of disease, is part of the traditional medicine of many cultures.

Every major hot spring in the U.S. has some record of use by the Native American Indians, some for over 10,000 years. These springs, known as neutral ground, were where warriors could travel, and rest, unmolested by other tribes. Here they would recuperate from battle just as we now recuperate from stress.

The waters now known as Wilbur Hot Springs were the healing and ceremonial grounds of the Yoche De Winton Nation. The Yoche De Tribe own, and operate, the extremely successful Cache Creek Casino, about 33 miles south of Wilbur Hot Springs, on highway 16.

Getting away from stresses to refresh and revitalize your body and your mind are the main reasons why people attend the natural hot springs which are becoming an increasingly important part of American life. The "medicine water miracle", how some refer to Wilbur Hot Springs, provides you with a necessary interlude to change your pace of life and your very way of being.

Many hot springs aficionados consider Wilbur Hot Springs mineral rich waters, including a super saturated solution of antibacterial sulfur, mood stabilizing Lithium, and natural laxative Magnesium, to be the most medicinal natural geothermal waters on the planet.

In addition to immersing in its world renown medicinal waters here are 22 additional reasons people love to experience Wilbur Hot Springs

1- to eliminate or reduce stress,
2- to heal physically and emotionally,
3- to prevent future illness
4- to rediscover balance
5- to journey on a vision quest
6- to contemplate in Prescription Grade Solitude (PGS) and reassess your goals
7- to absorb prescription grade nature (RxN) in Wilbur's Nature Preserve and recharge vitality.
8- to be with one's loss
9- to meet your future life partner (Wilbur's Caretaker, 1972-present, Dr Richard Miller, met his wife Jolee, at Wilbur, during a Guest Chef Weekend on his 72nd birthday)
10- to stretch your body and mind
11- to receive a memorable massagE
12- to sit, hike, bike, jog and run in RxN
13- to provide an opportunity for habit change: eating, smoking, drinking
14- to watch and listen to nature in the raw, stars, bats, coyotes, deer, and more
15- to cook and dine communally or alone.
16- to experience community at Wilbur.
17- to get off the grid. Wilbur is not connected to PG&E and generates all its electricity
18- to read and write
19- to practice prescription grade relaxation (RxR)
20- to watch the Fountain of Life Geyser and sit in its medicinal waters.
21- to have a unique romantic experience.
22- to give your Self something uniquely special and rewarding.
Perhaps you visit Wilbur for additional reasons. Please write and tell us about them. And, say hello the next time you are At Wilbur. We are the tall couple with the smiling eyes and laughing hearts.

With affection for each of you,

Richard and Jolee,
Caretakers, Wilbur Hot Springs

Richard Louis Miller, M.A., Ph.D.
Clinical Psychology
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Wikipedia: Wilbur Hot Springs
Psychedelic Medicine
Monday - Thursday 20% Discount for Overnight Stays
2018 Wilbur offer- 20% off for overnight stays Monday - Thursday
*not applicable during holiday periods

Wilbur Be My Valentine
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and Wilbur Hot Springs offers a perfect getaway to relax, unwind, and celebrate life, friendship and love.

Take advantage of one of the onsite massage therapists and let their touch rejuvenate and relax you. Soak in the hot springs, sweat in the sauna and prepare a delicious meal in the Wilbur kitchen. Pick up a book and read in the eclectic Wilbur Library… Take a walk in the 1800-acre Nature Preserve… celebrate yourself and each other!

Let Wilbur be your Valentine this year.
Taking Some of Wilbur Home with You…

There are now two ways to bring home a bit of Wilbur Hot Springs to renew your mind, body, and spirit: Wilbur’s Medicinal Bath Crystals and Sagrada Mineral Mist.

Wilbur’s organic bath crystals are formed from mineral waters that erupt from deep within the earth. Their source is the Fountain of Life Geyser located in the nature preserve adjacent to Wilbur Hot Springs.The crystals take about 4 months to form in a solar drying process right here in the 1800-acre nature preserve of Wilbur Hot Springs.

They are high in Chloride, Sodium, Potassium, Sulfate, Boron, Silica, Magnesium, Lithium, Calcium, Flourine, Iron, Copper, Manganese, Cadmium, and Zinc. A perfect combination to nurture, calm and heal.

The minerals in these bath crystals are absorbed through the skin, providing gentle exfoliation and soothing sore muscles to restore a sense of wellbeing. Your skin will feel smooth and supple and your body will feel rejuvenated.

Sagrada Mineral Mist has been created by long time ‘Wilburian’ and Healing Artisan, Megan and presents a marriage of Olive leaves and Wilbur mineral crystals.  Olive leaves have been used for over 5,000 years to address skin issues. They are harvested in their prime from certified organic dry-farmed olive trees in the Capay Valley of California. The olive leaves are then steam distilled in traditional Portuguese copper alembics. Little wildflower petals and reeds from the mineral salt crystal collection process gently dot the salts and bring their energetic qualities to the harmonizing Olive Leaf Mineral Mist. Use it liberally to mineralize, as a relaxing body mist, facial toner and healing deodorizer.

Take the time to slow down, relax, and soak in a bit of Wilbur…

You can purchase Wilbur bath crystals online at
or both the Wilbur bath crystals and the Sagrada Mineral Mist in person at the Wilbur Hot Springs Country Store!
World Bathing Day

Wilbur Hot Springs is supporting this petition to the UN to declare JUNE 22 - World Bathing Day - we encourage everyone to partake by signing at
Please share this link with all your friends - we hope to celebrate WORLD BATHING DAY on June 22, 2018 with you!
February 23-25 with Chef Marion

Guest Chef Weekend includes the following delicious and healthy meals served Wilbur buffet style: Friday dinner; Saturday continental breakfast, brunch and dinner; and Sunday continental breakfast and brunch.

Future 2018 Wilbur Guest Chef Weekends
  • March 23-25
  • April 20-22
  • May 11-13
  • Sept 14-16
  • Oct 19-21
  • Nov 21-23 Thanksgiving Celebrations
  • Dec 30- Jan 1 New Year's Feast

Call to make your reservation (530) 473-2306

2018 Dates
April 6 - 8 May 4 - 6 • June 8 - 10
Sept 21 - 23 • Oct 5 - 7

Join Sarana in 2018 for a weekend of breathing, chanting, asana and soaking in the healing mineral waters of Wilbur. Strengthen your practice while relaxing and rejuvenating your body and mind.

You’ll step back from your daily routines and retreat to this sacred land, home to healing waters that have been used for renewal for centuries.

The popular SaranaYoga retreats at Wilbur always fill up fast. Please click below for additional details, and/or to make your reservation.

Plan Your 2018 Retreat Here
Dates for upcoming Wilbur events, workshops, specialized practitioners, and closures
are noted on our Wilbur event calendar on our website.
February 6 - 8
Rev. Julia Harrell is a spiritual minister who’s greatest joy is offering guidance to help others find their own higher truth on their path of daily living and awakening. 

Julia has had extensive training in clairvoyance techniques, spiritual healing modalities and trance mediumship for the past 17 years, with prior esoteric (meditation as a service to humanity) practice for 22+ years. Visit our website for more details and you can learn more about her and her certifications on her website at
Complimentary Meditation with Anyes
February 10 - 11

Visit our website for more details.
February 17 - 18

Complimentary to all Wilbur Guests ~ Shundo offers guided meditations. Come up for the day or stay the weekend to enjoy all that he has to offer. Visit our website for more details and to learn more about Shundo check out his website:
February 24 at 12:30 PM
Dr. Miller will be signing his new book, Psychedelic Medicine, in the Wilbur Library.
If you have not already done so, please pick up your copy at Wilbur's Country Store  or at any of the following these locations:
Wilbur Hot Springs is now hiring for the following position:
  • General maintenance
  • Housekeeper
If you are interested in this position and you would like to join our family here at Wilbur Hot Springs, kindly send your resume to:
3375 Wilbur Springs Road, Wilbur Springs, CA 95987-9709 - 530-473-2306
Photos by Trinette Reed, Gina Trello, Claudia Nygard, Megan Kane
3375 Wilbur Springs Road, Wilbur Springs, CA 95987, United States
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