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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

The Way of Council and the Art of Mirroring – May, 2022

May 27 - 31, 2022
Spirit Hollow, Vermont

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.

Soulcentric Dreamwork – June, 2022

June 2 - 6, 2022
Campo Alto, Los Padres National Forest

With Nate Bacon, M.A. and Mary Marsden

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 SAIP Residential – June, 2022

June 14 - 18, 2022
Campo Alto, Los Padres National Forest

With Bill Plotkin, Ph.D. and Sage Magdalene

Once a year, during a five-day gathering, SAIP participants have the opportunity for advanced training and personal soulwork with the SAIP mentors.

Courting the Muse-Beloved – June, 2022

June 24 - 28, 2022
Bell Meadow Farm, Sedalia, CO

With Rebecca Wildbear, M.S.

Romance opens us to the mystery and depth of our longing. Our muse is the wellspring of our creativity, inspiration and deep imagination, ushering us toward what is most worth doing.

Soulcraft Intensive for Earth Activists – June, 2022

June 29 - July 3, 2022
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.

Wild Reciprocity, June 2022 – Latvia

June 30 - July 6, 2022
Stacija, Latvia

With Sage Magdalene

Join our nature-based guides in an experiential exploration of our human psyches as unique expressions of the universal forces and patterns of nature.

Animas Quest: A Depth Journey for Opening to Earth’s Wild Wisdom – July 2022, Latvia

July 8 - 18, 2022
Stacija, Latvia

With Sage Magdalene and Sara McFarland, Wild Mind Guide and SAIP Trainee

This contemporary enactment of the pancultural vision quest is a dynamic wilderness rite for those seeking greater depth and clarity about life purpose and meaning.

Wild Mind Mirror Training, July 2022 – England

July 11 - 15, 2022
Dartmoor National Park, England

With Brian Stafford, MD, MPH and Bell Selkie Lovelock, Wild Mind Guide

When our story is compassionately reflected through the skilled mirroring of another, we feel fully heard and able to experience ourselves in a larger and more meaningful context.

Wild Mind Training Residential, July 2022 – England

July 16 - 20, 2022
Dartmoor National Park, England

With Brian Stafford, MD, MPH and Bell Selkie Lovelock, Wild Mind Guide

Wild Mind is professional training in the use of the Nature-Based Map of the Human Psyche to support others to cultivate their innate wholeness and to acquire the skills of Self-healing.

The Way of Council and the Art of Mirroring, August 2022 – England

July 21 - 25, 2022
Dartmoor National Park, England

With Brian Stafford, MD, MPH

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

Soulcraft Intensive – July 2022, Latvia

July 26 - 30, 2022
Stacija, Latvia

With Sage Magdalene

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.

Animas Quest: A Depth Journey for Opening to Earth’s Wild Wisdom – August 2022, Latvia

August 1 - 11, 2022
Stacija, Latvia

With Doug Van Houten and Sage Magdalene

This contemporary enactment of the pancultural vision quest is a dynamic wilderness rite for those seeking greater depth and clarity about life purpose and meaning.

Art & Soul – August 2022, Latvia

August 13 - 17, 2022
Stacija, Latvia

With Doug Van Houten

The reinvention of self and world happens primarily through the powers of our imaginations. The special focus of Art and Soul is the awakening of these powers and the expression of our raw images.

Prayers in the Dark, October 2022

October 14 - 18, 2022
Harrod's Creek Sactuary, Kentucky

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?