Our Advanced programs are designed for those who are prepared for the encounter with soul and want to work in greater depth with one or two specific soulcraft practices (like dreamwork, talking across the species boundaries, shadow work, deep imagery, or the way of council) or want to take their next step toward soul after an Animas Quest (or a vision fast with another organization). These programs are also popular with educators, health professionals, psychotherapists, and wilderness guides. An application is often required for our advanced programs.

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Sweet Darkness – April 2017
April 11, 2017 – April 15, 2017
New Mexico
$1190.00 – $1500.00

An Underworld-Focused Immersion – Application Required Sweet Darkness: The Initiatory Gifts of the Shadow, Projections, Subpersonalities, and the Sacred Wound,  is one of our most challenging programs, a truly intense intensive, a 5-day  experiential immersion into nature-based Shadow work. The Shadow, of course, is the hidden, side of our psyches, with both its  “positive” and “negative”…

Accommodations: Retreat Center (Synergia Ranch)
Guides: Bill Plotkin, Ph.D., Sage Magdalene

The Way of Council and the Art of Mirroring – April 2017
April 24, 2017 – April 28, 2017
Colorado
$875.00 – $1200.00

THE WAY OF COUNCIL empowers us to gather together, speak from our hearts, and witness each other fully, not only by making it safe enough to do so but also by generating a group field that enables us to reveal our hidden depths to ourselves as well as to others. Through council, we cultivate our…

Accommodations: Camping
Guides: Gene Dilworth, M.A., Rebecca Wildbear, M.S.

Manifesting Your Vision – A Two Part Program May & Oct, 2017
May 31, 2017 – October 22, 2017
Colorado
$980.00 – $1290.00

Manifesting Your Vision is an advanced program for those who are already deeply informed by their soul imagery and are ready to take steps to embody the vision they have received from Mystery.   This time of gathering the numinous pearls from the Underworld while choosing and engaging a cultural delivery system may be the most…

Accommodations: Camping
Guides: Sage Magdalene, Brian Stafford, MD, MPH

The Way of Council and the Art of Mirroring – June 2017
June 26, 2017 – June 30, 2017
Oregon
$825.00 – $1015.00

THE WAY OF COUNCIL empowers us to gather together, speak from our hearts, and witness each other fully, not only by making it safe enough to do so but also by generating a group field that enables us to reveal our hidden depths to ourselves as well as to others. Through council, we cultivate our…

Accommodations: Camping
Guides: Brian Stafford, MD, MPH, Laura Gunion

Soulcraft Journey: Into a Mountain Wilderness – July 2017
July 16, 2017 – July 23, 2017
Washington
$1025.00 – $1450.00

An Underworld-Focused Immersion – Application Required The Soulcraft Journey: Into a Mountain Wilderness is an 8-day backpacking intensive in the mountains of north-central Washington in a watershed where the North Cascades, the Okanogan Highlands, and the Columbia Basin ecosystems converge like great interlaced fingers of land.  We will live together and travel together through the upper reaches…

Accommodations: Camping
Guides: Nate Bacon, M.A., Laura Gunion

Coming Home to an Animate World: A Way of Ceremony and Conversation – July 2017
July 26, 2017 – July 30, 2017
British Columbia
$695.00 – $1000.00

An Underworld-Focused Immersion – Application Required Coming Home to an Animate World: A Way of Ceremony and Conversation is one of our most exhilarating and imagination-expanding intensives, and it’s foundational to all the work we do at Animas. Think of this intensive as a green doorway, an opening to a wilder consciousness shaped by forest…

Accommodations: Retreat Center (Stowel Lake Farm)
Guides: Geneen Marie Haugen, PhD., Bill Plotkin, Ph.D.

Spider Silk in Moonlight:Myth and the Underworld Journey – August 2017
August 9, 2017 – August 13, 2017
Wyoming
$750.00 – $1060.00

Spider Silk in Moonlight: Myth and the Underworld Journey Australian Aborigines say that the big stories—the stories worth telling and retelling, the ones in which you may find the meaning of your life—are forever stalking the right teller, sniffing and tracking like predators hunting their prey in the bush.—Robert Moss, Dreamgates This program is an…

Accommodations: Camping
Guides: Sage Magdalene, Doug Van Houten

Crossing into the Mysteries of Nature and Psyche: Advanced Soulcraft Intensive- August, 2017 Scotland
August 21, 2017 – August 25, 2017
Argyll
$745.00

Price shown in GBP. Please contact Wendy Robertson Fyfe, wendy.fyfe@btinternet.com for information, application and registration. An application is required. In August 2017, in the incomparable Scottish Highlands, we will offer “Crossing Into the Mysteries of Nature and Psyche,” – an  “advanced” version of the Soulcraft Intensive for people prepared for a radical immersion in the…

Accommodations: Retreat Center (Torran Bay Hostel)
Guides: Geneen Marie Haugen, PhD., Bill Plotkin, Ph.D.

Deep Imagination and the Reanimation of the World – England (Price GBP)
September 4, 2017 – September 8, 2017

$795.00

This program is presented by Schumacher College. Please contact Rachel Fleming <Rachel.Fleming@schumachercollege.org.uk> for registration information. Price GBP Deep Imagination, Soulcraft, and the Reanimation of the World   The exuberant, inter-species conversations that animate Earth are nearby – very near – accessed through the portals of our bodily senses in companionship with our deep imagination. The…

Guides: Geneen Marie Haugen, PhD., Bill Plotkin, Ph.D.

Shadow Training – October 2017
October 16, 2017 – October 20, 2017
Colorado
$1010.00 – $1360.00

The Shadow is the hidden side of our psyches, with both its “positive” and “negative” aspects. The Shadow is not what we know about ourselves and don’t like (and perhaps keep hidden) but, rather, what is true about us but know absolutely nothing about … and would deny if “accused.” During this training, we’ll develop…

Accommodations: Camping
Guides: Bill Plotkin, Ph.D., Sage Magdalene

Dreamwork – October 2017
October 27, 2017 – October 31, 2017
California
$750.00 – $1045.00

An Underworld-Focused Immersion – Application Required The soul yearns to dream itself into the world. Every dream emerges from the mystery of the soul and is an opportunity for our conscious self, our ego, to be further initiated into the secret stream of our deeper life. On this 5-day immersion, you’ll learn what it’s like…

Accommodations: Camping
Guides: Mary Marsden, Nate Bacon, M.A.

Sweet Darkness – Nov 2017
November 1, 2017 – November 5, 2017
Colorado
$1190.00 – $1500.00

An Underworld-Focused Immersion – Application Required Sweet Darkness: The Initiatory Gifts of the Shadow, Projections, Subpersonalities, and the Sacred Wound,  is one of our most challenging programs, a truly intense intensive, a 5-day  experiential immersion into nature-based Shadow work. The Shadow, of course, is the hidden, side of our psyches, with both its  “positive” and “negative”…

Accommodations: Retreat Center (Kelly Place)
Guides: Gene Dilworth, M.A., Laura Gunion

The Yearlong Soulcraft Immersion: Cultivating Soul-Infused Artistry and Leadership in a Time of Global Change
November 13, 2017 – August 24, 2018
Arizona
$3910.00 – $5320.00

The Yearlong Soulcraft Immersion: Cultivating Soul-Infused Artistry and Leadership in a Time of Global Change is an advanced program for people already immersed in their soul-discovery process and who are either in a leadership position or are longing to support radical change in our world through cultivating their most vital, visionary essence. This program is…

Accommodations: Retreat Center (Aravaipa Retreat Center)
Guides: Bill Plotkin, Ph.D., Laura Gunion