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Special Focus Offerings

Our Special Focus offerings employ a variety of innovative and distinctive soulcraft practices for evoking the encounter with soul. These offerings are of special interest to a great variety of people, including those called to the awakening of planetary imagination, the craft of writing as a path to soul, the practices of council and mirroring, and the exploration of other initiatory realms.

Special Focus offerings include:

  • Art and Soul
  • Courting the Muse-Beloved
  • Following the Moonpath: Women Dreamed by Earth
  • Prayers in the Dark: Tending our Visionary Fires
  • Romancing the World
  • Spider Silk in Moonlight
  • Writing the Wild Soul

Prayers In The Dark – February, 2023

February 4 - 8, 2023
Aravaipa Canyon Ranch, Tucson, Arizona

With Doug Van Houten and Rebecca Wildbear, M.S.

The human species has entered a collective dark night. What visions might emerge from our prayers in the dark?

Soulcentric Dreamwork Intensive – February, 2023

February 9 - 13, 2023
Aravaipa Canyon Ranch, Tucson, Arizona

With Doug Van Houten and Rebecca Wildbear, M.S.

In Soulcentric Dreamwork you’ll learn what it’s like to enter dreams as mysteries, to boldly and vulnerably interact with its denizens and dreamscapes.

The Way of Council and the Art of Mirroring – February, 2023

February 13 - 17, 2023
Taft Gardens, Ojai, California

With Brian Stafford, MD, MPH and Palika Wilding

In the mirror of another, our eyes are opened to aspects of both our gifts and our challenges that we might not see otherwise.

Deep Imagination: Into the Heart of the World – March, 2023

March 19 - 23, 2023
Joshua Tree National Park, California

With Mary Marsden and Nate Bacon, M.A.

We’ll deepen what we discover in the imaginal world by grounding it in the body through somatic exercises and movement, and expressing it creatively through various art forms in order to fully take in and honor the gifts we receive.

Coming Home to an Animate World: A Way of Ceremony and Conversation – April, 2023

April 18 - 22, 2023
Los Padres National Forest, Monterey County, CA

With Palika Wilding and Sage Magdalene

This five-day experiential immersion is an invitation to discover who we become when we approach the world as if everything is alive, intelligent, and filled with imagination and purpose.

Into The Bone: Body & Soul – June, 2023

June 8 - 12, 2023
Spirit Hollow, Vermont

With Doug Van Houten and Laura Blakeman

OUR BRAND NEW PROGRAM! Into the Bone is will focus on the body as a way of knowing and therefore as a way of becoming vulnerable to soul.

Soulcraft Intensive for Earth Activists – June, 2023

June 13 - 17, 2023
Bell Meadow Farm, Sedalia, CO

With Rebecca Wildbear, M.S. and John Lynch, M.A.

This is our popular five-day experiential plunge into the wild depths of Soulcraft TM — a synergistic set of nature-based practices designed to evoke the life-shifting experience of soul encounter.

Soulcentric Dreamwork Intensive – Latvia, June 2023

June 26 - 30, 2023
Stacija, Latvia

With Rebecca Wildbear, M.S.

In Soulcentric Dreamwork you’ll learn what it’s like to enter dreams as mysteries, to boldly and vulnerably interact with its denizens and dreamscapes.

The Way of Council and the Art of Mirroring – Canada, June 2023

June 28 - July 2, 2023
Earthspring Sanctuary, British Columbia

With Doug Van Houten and Bruce Howlatt

In the mirror of another, our eyes are opened to aspects of both our gifts and our challenges that we might not see otherwise.

Prayers In The Dark – Latvia, July 2023

July 2 - 6, 2023
Stacija, Latvia

With Rebecca Wildbear, M.S.

The human species has entered a collective dark night. What visions might emerge from our prayers in the dark?