Green Christ 
Ecstasy, Ritual Imagination & Wild Sacrament

Online Intensive | August 24, 26, 28

But when I lean over the chasm of myself—
it seems
my God is dark
and like a web: a hundred roots
silently drinking.
This is the ferment I grow out of.
More I don’t know, because my branches
rest in deep silence, stirred only by the wind.

- Rainer Maria Rilke, translated by Anita Barrows

"Ecstasy, Ritual & Wild Sacrament" Online Intensive | August 24, 26, 28

Three online days (Mountain Timezone):

  • Wednesday (24th) 9:30-11:30am & 12 pm-2 pm 

  • Friday (26th) 9:30-11:30am & 12 pm-2 pm 

  • Sunday (28th) 1 pm - 3 pm 

[Thursdays and Saturdays will be asynchronous solo wanders and practices on your own time.]

Deep in the dream-realm of myth and poetic imagination lies visionary treasure waiting to be uncovered, like something of inestimable value. This treasure is one's unique image, a 'seed' of psycho-spiritual becoming, a greater night, an emergence dreamed of stars and dust, woven in the living waters of myth and the stories of ancestors, vibrating in the songs and patterns of the Earth. We are all born to encounter this "treasure hidden in the field" of soul and Earth. For visionaries like Jesus, this kingdom was an imaginal terrain of myth, dreamed by Earth weaving itself in human story and ritual for the renewal of culture. The indigenous streams of ancient Celtic, Hebrew, and many other Earth-based myth offered a path traveled by saints, mystics, poets and shamans through the ages and are available for us today.

In Mythic Christ Mystery School we are aiming for the headwaters of a great quest. Our maps and compasses include seedings, dreams, myth, drawing on ancestral wisdom, deep imaginal journeying, solo encounters with nature, sacred ceremony, and reflective sharing within the group. You may already have done significant inner soul work, or this may be newer for you - either way, an adventure of the soul beckons. 

 

This online intensive will explore the little known archetype and hidden myth of the Green Christ, that has grown underneath the linear theologies and patriarchal traditions of Christianity. Green Christ moves us beyond the monologue of monotheism into a fertile, deep feminine web of interstitial fermentation. From the Great Mother and the myths of Lilith and indigenous veneration of the Earth goddess in Mary, and the Green Man archetype and a shamanic Jesus who appears as a new Dionysus in the fourth gospel, to the more-than-human images of fungal and mycelial deity, the Green Christ is a field of inquiry into the animate and ecstatic powers of Earth and soul. Deep in the compost of our dying cultural ways spreads an ancient vine growing from the myths of cosmic tree at the navel of the world. Green Christ carries the wisdom of divine eros, ritual embodiment, movement, ecstatic trance, celebration of life, for the redemption of sacred land. We will explore myth as interstitial, relational story with its own ecosystem spreading, mycelia-like through oral tradition, fermenting in ritual community and subversive embodiment. A return to the virtuous cycle which holds all the vegetal powers of death, decay, and regrowth.  

August 24, 26, 28: "Ecstasy, Ritual Imagination & Wild Sacrament" includes:

  • A six-day intensive including three guided online days with the cohort (Wednesday, Friday and Sunday) and three asynchronous days for solo-wandering on the land and practices on your own)

  • Access to pre-recorded seedings & downloadable practices.

  • Recommended readings for further study

  • A one-on-one follow-up mentoring session with your guide after the intensive.

Practices we will explore:

 

  • Dreamwork in the morning sessions

  • Sacred Art, Poetry & Journaling

  • Movement & Embodiment Practices

  • Working with Mytho-scapes

  • Guided group processes including the Way of Council and Art of Mirroring (adapted from Animas Valley Institute).

  • Consciousness-shifting practices & invitations to solo wanders on the land for deep reconnection.

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Matt Syrdal

Founder and Lead Guide | Mythic Christ Mystery School

You may have sensed it, glimpsed it deep within you - a passion that ignites you, a call, a gentle but persistent whisper in your deepest self, a humming at the ear of your soul in the night.

The treasure allures us, and may also unsettle us. The path may lead us through our own hidden depths and wounds. Perhaps something in us must die amidst the birthpains of our germination. But without this germination, the most precious part of us will remain unlived, and Mystery shares in our grief at its loss. 

If this treasure within each of us remains dormant, undiscovered or unlived, a unique fragment of the face of Mystery will be lost forever - and the infinitely creative, abundant and breathtaking mosaic of this Face will include blanks, gaps and missing pieces.

Register For A Single Intensive

$485 for single 5 day intensive, includes 1 follow-up mentoring session & podcast content.

Register for Two Intensives

(Green Christ & Deep Christ)

$375 per Intensive ($110 discount) includes 2 mentoring sessions and podcast content.

Total: $750