The Wilderness of Dreams

The Wilderness of Dreams

Friday, March 26 to Sunday, March 28, 2021

Online via Zoom

The Wilderness of Dreams invites you to explore your night and day-world dreams through Soulcraft™ and Process Work embodiment practices.

Soul speaks to us in the images sent in dreams, making mysterious, valiant efforts to initiate us into the one life that is truly, authentically ours. Exploring the imagery of the dreamtime through embodiment practices is one of the clearest ways into the native landscape of the soul. This highly experiential program supports you to let the dreams work deeply on your ordinary day-world ego, bringing your conscious self closer to being in service to your soul and to the world in these tumultuous times.

Our dream approach is not focused on interpretation or analysis of dreams, nor in applying the messages from dreams to our day-world situations.  Instead, we enter the wilderness of the dream itself, explore its unique ecosystem, surrender ourselves to its atmosphere and characters and be open to be deeply changed by our expeditions.

You can know yourself, if you bring up
those cloudy canvases from your dreams,
today, this day, when you walk
awake, open-eyed.

~Antonio Machado

We invite you to explore the cloudy canvases of dreams as if they were unfamiliar but beloved wildernesses. We enter with curiosity and reverence for the intact ecosystem of the dream landscape, ready to be surprised and enlivened by what we find. Just as we wouldn’t go to a foreign country and impose our own customs and beliefs on the people there, so we enter the dream country with the same humility. We arrive, as dream-workers, dream tenders, and dreamers, exploring from the day-world, and want to know the place and people we are visiting, as they are, without our projections and assumptions.

In The Wilderness of Dreams program, you can expect

•   surprising and intimate connections with nature (inner and outer) 
•   conscious participation in a council of fellow explorers
•   movement and somatic explorations
•   creative engagement through sound and other expressive arts
•   soul poetry 
•   deep imagery journeys

For us, the golden rule in touching any dream
is keeping it alive.
Dreamwork is conservation . . . 
Conservation implies holding on to what is
and even assuming that what is, is right.

~ James Hillman
from The Dream and the Underworld

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PROGRAM DETAILS

SCHEDULE:
Friday and Saturday:  9:30 am to 7:30 pm 
Sunday: 9:30 am to 1:00 pm

There will be significant breaks during the day to get off the screen and into the other-than-human world. Please be prepared to dedicate the whole two and a half days to this program, as the “break” times are intended to be opportunities for your individual experiential work in nature, journaling, or other ways of deepening, and for self-care and meals.

REGISTRATION:
Enrollment is by application.  Click here to apply.
When we’ve reviewed your application, we’ll send you a registration email, and an easy way to pay online.

FEES:
In acknowledgement that these economic times and systemic injustices have created vast disparities of available resources for people, we offer a three-tiered fee for the Dream Program: $250, $350 or $450. 

When you register, you’ll be able to choose the fee that best suits your financial situation. Please let us know if you need a different fee structure.  Our policy is that no one is turned away for lack of funds.

CANCELLATION POLICY:
Full refund minus $50 administration fee if your registration is cancelled by 6pm PT on Friday, March 19.
No refund if your registration is cancelled after 6pm Pacific on Friday, March 19.

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Contact us for more information:

(360) 320-5343    •    nwsoulquest@gmail.com

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We honor the people––past, present and future––of the Tulalip, Snohomish, Skagit, S’Klallam,
and other Coast Salish Tribes,
upon whose traditional lands and waters we live and work.