October 6-9, 2017 (Southern Vermont)
The medicine walk is a day’s journey — from sunrise to sunset — upon the face of the earth and a mirror in which signs and symbols of your inward journey are reflected. The walk begins and ends with ceremony, and it weaves an allegorical or symbolic story that can indicate future life direction, inherent gifts, the challenges you face, and the tasks you need to perform to become whole.
To register, please send $350 via PayPal or mail.
Upon receipt you will be sent directions as to where we will meet and a list of what to bring.
Full payment is due 30 days before the program starts. Barring exceptional circumstances — deposits cannot be refunded after that time.
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A medicine walk can be used in many ways: as a preparation for a vision quest; to face an issue or answer a persistent question — either chronic or acute — or as an open-ended journey of self-discovery. It can point you to deep core issues that need to be addressed, energies that need to be explored or released, challenges whose resolution can call forth and catalyze your powers and gifts, and those who are your ‘spirit guides’ and helpers.
The workshop — during the height of foliage season over the long Columbus Day weekend — begins by clarifying one’s intentions and life issues, presenting alternative models through which to view your current challenges and choices; and offers tools and possibilities for incorporating these into your medicine walk and making it rich and meaningful.
After the walk is finished, in Council you will tell its story, this “dream that mirrors your life.” You’ll be guided in seeing its symbols of meaning and importance, finding the challenges to be faced, the allegories and life-myths that need to be lived or discarded. And you’ll be supported in perceiving and embracing the strengths, gifts, and truths within your life’s journey at this time.
We are the authors and authorities of our own stories. Our lives need not be defined by the past and where we have come from. The creativity of life and the reality of death are both reflected by the world of nature, and we can find passion, purpose, and power when we give our hearts to where we are going.