We will not meet our maker in a world that we have made…
Embracing the Sacred in the Source of Our Lives
(Offered in 2018)
There is no separate self. All experience arises through the senses, and we cannot know ourselves apart from them and the ecology they are embedded in: the living earth which creates and sustains us. The ability to perceive and the organs upon which all our potential and possibility are based, evolved over millennia in interaction with a dynamic landscape. Who we are is a result of this relationship.
This week is for men and women who want to open to deeper and larger aspects of their being, who want to find their true nature in nature. Perception is a two-way street, a reaching out from the core of our being and allowing ourselves to be touched by something other than ourselves. We will work to expand and enrich our relationship to this great, creative being, to discover our true selves, our medicine and unique path to wholeness.
The workshop takes place in Putney, VT. For a fuller description, please contact us and a flyer will be sent to you. The cost of the workshop is $650. To register, please send a deposit of $325 via PayPal or mail.
Upon receipt of your deposit 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 and — barring exceptional circumstances — deposits will not be refunded after that time.
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The program will take place in a beautiful natural setting in Putney, Vermont, with distant views of Mt. Monadnock to the east. We will explore ourselves in the surrounding areas, using streams, mountains and nearby megalithic structures as allies in our search for the sacred roots that bring sustenance to our lives.
The workshop includes a prayer lodge, a day-long dreamwalk, and teachings and exercises to invoke the spirits of nature, focus our attention, and develop our connection to and sense of the living presence around us. Participants will experience rituals and ceremonies of purification and attunement, principles of right relationship, and shamanic practices for listening to the voice of the earth, wind, and water.
We cannot truly know ourselves without knowing the Earth and the powers of fire, air, and water. She is the ground of our being. Every molecule of our bodies has come from her, and our blood reflects the chemical composition of the great oceans. The wind gives us life with each breath. Fire burns in every one of our cells. Nature is the visible face of the spirit, and our nature and spirit are found within, and not apart from her.
Our task will be to “bridge heaven and earth,” bringing the ancient teachings to life in our lives that we might live with vision and walk a path with heart. As such, the lessons must be practical as well as profound, addressing the challenges and issues that face us daily in love, work, and community, and bringing healing to the wounds of our personal history in the process. Creating a safe and supportive circle will be an important part of our time together.