Foundations for Soulcraft™:
Embodying the Wild Soul
with Anne Hayden and Sheila Belanger
September 28 to October 1, 2017
Camping Program at Story House, Whidbey Institute
South Whidbey Island, WA
To embody the wild soul is to express our authentic individual soul essence that lives beneath our everyday personality. Wild soul roots are in the unique mysteries of our psyche: key night dreams, longings, synchronistic encounters, reciprocal relationship with nature, and the creative engagement with our personal muse.
This camping program is an experiential immersion in wild soul practices (many from Process Work and Soulcraft™) to support you to embody a more soul-centered life. These foundational practices stand alone as tools to live fully and also form the core of our other Northwest Soulquest programs. Participation in this program can count as a prerequisite for entering either of our two Yearlong programs: Seasons of the Soul and Tending the Knowing Field.
In this program, you’ll explore the landscape of your individual psyche through these Soulcraft™:
- Conversation and relationship with Nature and Mystery
- Ceremonial council and the building of community
- Authentic Movement and other embodiment practices
- Individualized, guided soul tasks in nature
- Process Work (from Arny and Amy Mindell)
- Deep Imagination and drum journeys
- Artistic expression
- Community and self-designed ceremony
- Song, poetry, silence and belly laughter
- Wild Mind: A Nature-Based Map of the Psyche
The human psyche evolved organically in response to the challenges of living as a highly social mammal embedded in a wildly complex web of ecological relationships in an animate world. All the ways in which we think, feel, sense, and imagine arose in attunement to the rhythm of the day and the turning of the seasons, and in intimate relationship with myriad other life forms and forces.
Although in everyday life we might feel cut off from the richness of our Earthly roots and relationships, the deep structure of the human psyche — the underlying patterns, universal archetypes, and innate capacities available to us all — has emerged from this living web.
LOCATION: This program takes place at a campground on South Whidbey Island. You will need a tent and sleeping bag and minimal camping equipment. All group gear provided. In addition to the beautiful meadows and forests at the site, Storyhouse is a artistically-crafted wood building in which we can meet in inclement weather.
SLIDING SCALE FEE: $350 – $550 (includes camping fees, meals, and tuition) Payment plans and some partial scholarships are available.
To hold your space, send a non-refundable deposit of $250. Two options to pay:
- Mail a check, payable to Northwest Soulquest, to:
PO Box 181 • Clinton, WA 98236
- Pay via PayPal using our email address as the payee:
email@example.com. Please add 3% handling fee.
FOOD: Locally sourced, fresh meals provided. We can accommodate these dietary needs: vegetarian, gluten free and/or dairy free. Please specify your dietary needs when you register.
SCHEDULE: The program begins on Thursday at 7 pm and ends on Sunday at 3 pm.
TRANSPORTATION: The SeaTac Shuttle will take you from Sea-Tac airport near Seattle to Whidbey Island. Contact us (firstname.lastname@example.org) before making a reservation.
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Contact us for more information or to register:
(360) 320-5343 • email@example.com