Gene Dilworth, M.A.

Gene Dilworth is dedicated to the project of rewilding the human spirit as an essential dimension of being fully human in these times. By nurturing meaningful relationships with the more-than-human world and facilitating deep inquiry into the mysterious depths of one’s true nature, he supports individuals to discover, re-member and live from the center of their soul-rooted sense of belonging to the world. Gene has been guiding groups and individuals in transformative nature-based experiences since 1986. He has taught ecopsychology and environmental studies at the university level, and has served as an academic administrator and other leadership roles in a variety of educational and environmental organizations. Gene lives near Lyons, Colorado, where he is founder of the Wild Heart Center for Nature & Psyche.

Events with Gene Dilworth, M.A.

Holy Longing: Dear Desire - October 2023
October 25 - 29, 2023

– A Psycho-Spiritual Descent into the Mytho-Erotics of Soul Welcome Soul Pilgrim. In this 5-day program, we will hold a container so deep and wild that the true intelligence of your longing, desire and spiritual yearning will reveal itself. You’ll engage and explore the mysterious ways these erotic frequencies are in fact gossamer threads to the life of your Soul. The evolutionary forces of Eros live inside of each and every human being, yet the terrain is largely mysterious and uncharted. As a result, the revolutionary spark of creation is a holy reckoning that we wrestle with – often in…

Fishing For Shadow Online – January, 2024
January 8 - 26, 2024

FISHING FOR SHADOW I went out to the hazel wood, Because a fire was in my head, And cut and peeled a hazel wand, And hooked a berry to a thread; And when white moths were on the wing, And moth-like stars were flickering out, I dropped the berry in a stream And caught…….??????   Fishing for Shadow’s Dangerous Gifts is a newer online program. It is preparatory, in some ways, for the Sweet Darkness intensive. We will explore Shadow — the hidden, deep, and dangerous realm of our psyches. The psyche has sinister or negative aspects as well as positive…

Wild Mind Shadow Training - February, 2024
February 5 - 10, 2024

Participants in the Wild Mind Training Program, who have taken Sweet Darkness, are free to register (please contact [email protected]). We welcome others who are interested to apply. The Shadow is the hidden side of our psyches, with both its “positive” and “negative” aspects. The Shadow helps ensure our survival by keeping the lid on elements of our psyche – both negative and positive – that feel dangerous or unacceptable to our ego. But it can also impede our blossoming by keeping that lid on too tight or too long. Many of the psychological resources we need in order to co-create…

Soulcraft Intensive - February, 2024
February 26 - March 1, 2024

The Soulcraft Intensive is our popular five-day experiential plunge into the wild depths of Soulcraft; a synergistic set of nature-based practices designed to evoke the life-shifting experience of soul encounter. Your soul is your true self, those qualities that most deeply define and express who you are and the unique gift that you were born to bring to the world, a world so much in need of the socially transforming contributions of initiated, actively engaged adults. To encounter the soul is to discover the mystical image you were born with, which reveals the path to your greatest personal fulfillment as…

Wild Mind Intensive - March, 2024
March 2 - 6, 2024

Based on Bill Plotkin’s book, Wild Mind: A Field Guide to the Human Psyche, this 5-day intensive is an experiential exploration of our human psyches as unique expressions of the universal forces and patterns of nature. We will work with what we call the Nature-Based Map of the Human Psyche, which is, among other things, a comprehensive inventory of what can be right about a person, a “shadow” version of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM), mainstream psychology’s list of what can go wrong with people. Our wild minds possess astonishing resources, untapped potentials and depths that we might not even know exist until we…

Nature and the Human Soul: An Experiential Exploration of the Soulcentric Developmental Wheel - March 2024
March 25 - 29, 2024

Anchored in traditional four-directions wisdom, contemporary depth and archetypal psychologies, and twenty-five years of nature-based soul guiding, the Soulcentric Developmental Wheel (SDW) is a new ecopsychology of human development and cultural transformation. It’s a blueprint showing how richly we can grow and mature when soul and nature are embraced as our wisest and most trustworthy guides. It includes an integrated set of developmental guidelines that can help every human mature into an adulthood of visionary leadership — precisely what we need in this century if we are to create a just, compassionate, and sustainable world. A life-span model of development…