Awakening
MYTHIC IMAGINATION

An Eco-Depth Yearlong Program

It is lovely to imagine that real divinity is the presence in which all beauty, unity, creativity, darkness, and negativity are harmonized.” 

― John O'Donohue, Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom

2022 Eco-Depth Yearlong is FULL. Inquire into our Fall 2023 Eco-Depth cohort today:

The Awakening Mythic Imagination: Eco-Depth Yearlong is for those Wanderers who feel the underworldly pull of the soul into the luminous depths of Mystery to be further dissolved in order to experience the visionary gifts needed for their community and culture. This is an advanced yearlong course, by application only. The yearlong will conclude with a summer “practicum” with an optional multi-day on-land nature immersion. Participants will have guided and supported space to develop specific capacities and hone your own facilitation skills to deepen your own wild soul work, and leadership in your specific context and call.

Deep in the dream-realm of myth and poetic imagination lies visionary treasure waiting to be uncovered, like something of inestimable value hidden in the icy layers of deep time. 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. Most adults in a patho-adolescent society such as ours, teetering as it is on the brink of unprecedented destruction, never discover this visionary treasure, perhaps unaware of its presence, perhaps not knowing where or how to discover it. Yet we are all born to encounter this "truth at the center of the image" we were born with, in the words of poet David Whyte. Jesus speaks of "treasure hidden in the field" of the soul. And this mythic kingdom we seek, when we do find, leaves us disturbed, even troubled. After a thorough journey of descent and dismemberment we return astonished, we marvel. We will enter ancient and indigenous streams of Celtic, Hebrew, and Earth-based myth. Journey with saints, mystics, poets and shamans through the sacred mytho-sphere of the Deep World. 

Deepen into the four dimensions of the Mythic Christ to awaken mythic imagination for spiritually creative, life enhancing work and Earth-honoring community.

Yearlong program includes:

  • 4 five-day intensives (alternating between three guided online days, and two asynchronous days for wandering and practice on your own)

  • Online gatherings: will meet as a cohort alternating between 3 cohort sessions per module (not including the intensive) for a total of 12 group gatherings & 3 Facilitator Triad group meetings per module.

  • Access to pre-recorded seedings.

  • 6 one-on-one focused mentoring sessions with your guide

  • Practiced based learning and guided support in Wild Facilitator Triads, after the last module. These triads are student led with support of the guide to explore, develop and hone skills and capacities to lead in your own context.

  • and 2 Focused Mentoring Triads at the end of the yearlong.

Practices we will explore:

 

  • Dreamwork, Dream-art

  • Personal myth-work

  • Sacred Art & Poetry

  • Working with Mytho-scapes

  • Developing skills in the Way of Council and Art of Mirroring

  • Consciousness-shifting practices on the land

  • 24 hour fast with Wander

  • Closing All-Cohort Intensive on the land (Info TBD)

Optional On-land immersion

  • 5 day intensive 

  • Guide fee included in yearlong cost

  • Food, travel, camping or room and board, are separately arranged and not included in yearlong cost.