Date & Time Details: May 25-29, 2023 - Start Time 1pm End Time 1pm

Location: RoFo Ranch, Southwestern Colorado

Contact:
[email protected]

What To Bring: This is an all-camping program. Participants are responsible for bringing their own personal camping equipment, and for personal transportation to and from the program.

Meals : Participants are responsible for bringing their own breakfasts, lunches, and snacks. For dinners, the group will be divided into meal teams to plan, purchase and prepare group dinners using safe protocols.

COVID-19: To protect the health of you, your fellow participants, and our guides, please review our COVID-19 POLICIES AND PROTOCOLS. We also ask participants to be especially vigilant in the weeks leading up to the program to avoid exposure to the virus.

Sliding Scale Price: $1,300.00 to $1,650.00

Deep Imagination Training – May, 2023

May 25 - 29, 2023

With Mary Marsden and Nate Bacon, M.A.

This training program is open to you if you have a solid foundation of experience in soul work and in accessing your own deep imagery. Ideally, you will already have participated in a Deep Imagination Intensive. An application is required.

This training is designed for people who work — or plan to work — as facilitators of deep imagery. If, in contrast, you are primarily seeking guidance in developing your personal relationship with deep imagery, please enroll in our Deep Imagination Intensive taking place in March, 2023 (it will be posted soon).

During the Deep Imagination Training, we will apprentice ourselves to the mystery and wild otherness of images that arise from the unconscious. Depth psychologists say that the substance of soul is image, and that deep imagery (imagery that comes to us unbidden from the unconscious, from our core human nature) is one of the most direct and potent means for accessing soul. On imagery journeys, we meet inner guides who possess the wisdom and capacities to assist us on the descent to soul.

Employing a variety of modalities — including interactive dialogue with our imagery, expressive arts and movement, and wandering on the land with our imaginal guides and in our imagery — we will attune to our sensorial-feeling-intuitive-embodied selves and the imaginal world.

This is a highly experiential training. We’ll utilize lecture, discussion, demonstration, and lots of supervised practice guiding individual and small-group deep imagery journeys (including opportunities to debrief and receive feedback on your work). You will guide and be guided in deep imagery processes, recognizing that experiences with your own deep imaginations and imaginal inner guides prepare you to more artfully guide others to access theirs. You’ll meet and/or deepen relationships with your imaginal inner guides who represent your primary resources for your unique way of facilitating deep imagery work, as well as underworld work, more generally.

We’ll explore several themes and principles, including:

• Guidelines for facilitating individual and group deep-imagery work

• Cultivating your soulcentric guiding attitude, including respect for the autonomous otherness of imaginal guides and entities

• Deep imagery as distinct from “guided imagery”

• Discovering your unique style of guiding

• Deep imagery as a tool for designing self-generated ceremonies and individual soul tasks

• Employing the windows of imagination and feeling

• Deep imagery as a method of soulcentric dreamwork, sacred wound work, and supporting the three phases of the underworld journey (descent, liminality, return)

• Expressive arts: embodiment and movement practices to evoke and deepen your relationship with the deeply imaginal.

 

ROFO RANCH, SOUTHWESTERN COLORADO


RoFo Ranch is located on 40 acres of land under the shadow of the Sleeping Ute Mountain, several miles down McElmo Canyon near Cortez, Colorado.

 

 

 

 

 

Guides

Mary Marsden
Mary is a soul-centric guide and mentor. She creatively and heart-fully invites people to be in intimate and vulnerable relationship with Nature, Soul and their own multifaceted psyches. Mary is gifted at guiding individuals into their dream worlds, accessing the power of deep imagination, and supporting those who are ready and willing to be claimed by their unique, mystical relationship with the World. She guides with humor, genuine compassion, and a deeply intuitive knowing of the soul journey. With grace, beauty, and fierceness, Mary invites sojourners to discover their unique gifts and to bring them into world – to feed…
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Nate Bacon, M.A.
Nate Bacon lives with his family on the east flank of the North Cascades, where he delights in his great fortune of being able to raise his children on the banks of a cold mountain river. A cultural ecologist, wilderness guide, and writer, his work concerns the intertwined nature of perception, language, worldview, and identity. He is dedicated to undermining the psycho-cultural structures of our modern ways of being while remembering our inherent belonging in the world and relationship with all of life. His current writing project explores the mythopoetic relationship between evolution, human consciousness, and the ecological crises of…
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