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Wild Earth Intensive 2017
Fri., 28/07/2017, 6:00 pm – Sun., 06/08/2017, 1:00 pm GMT-04:00
When was the last time you had an educational experience that shook you to the bones? That reached into your core and lit up your passion like a torch? That connected you with essential parts of yourself, other humans, and the living Earth in ways that felt eternal and profound?
The Wild Earth Intensive (WEI), a 10 day transformational training, is such an experience.
Together, we learn:
— to be on the leading edge of cultural change.
— to embody a whole new level of kinship with the natural world.
— to live in a sacred manner.
— to know the blessings from our ancestors and the gratitude of our descendants.
— to feel love, power, and aliveness like never before.
Join an intrepid group of ecological pioneers who are rediscovering thriving nature-based culture in a new way for new times. Based on Bill Pfeiffer’s widely acclaimed book, Wild Earth, Wild Soul, the WEI is a launching pad for passing on best practices to future generations.
Even with every part of Earth under siege, we can enter a life-giving adventure. The Wild Earth Intensive is an opportunity to tell a new story and be absorbed into something far larger than the isolated self we’ve imagined ourselves to be.
Picture yourself returning to something that feels so alive and strangely familiar. It’s an ancient place that awakens gradually in your body. You’ve tasted it before from time to time and you yearn for more. After a few days of slowing your pace, in this highly experiential immersion, imagine your new tribe getting to know you in a way that you feel seen, heard. Being understood on such a deep level, you too desire to see, hear, and touch the hearts of your fellow tribe members!
With each passing day, you are surprised at the depth of your connection with the natural world. Gradually, you know the animals, plants, and rocks are your family. The smell of sweetgrass, the fire at night and stars overhead remind you that beyond the flurry and chaos of our cyber-age there is a forgotten terrain where you may seek guidance, healing and wisdom. Through soulful, life-affirming processes you begin to remember who you are in the greater story of life.
There is also space to feel your pain and grief, personal and collective, and learn how to navigate chaotic times. As the week unfolds, your rich sense of connection grows. When you play, tell stories, sing, dance, make art and ceremony, commune with the elements, the birds and plants, you remember a way of life that speaks to the deepest parts of your being. Even when you feel out of sorts, the bugs are annoying, or it’s raining, you are aware that the tribe and land holds you and always has.
Towards the end of the Intensive you are supported in bringing your gifts into the world. This is done systematically so that when you return to "real life" you have tools to live in a more sustained, joyful, balanced way.
From the outset you are taking part in a comprehensive training based on indigenous principles. Guest elders and mentors with specific expertise in nature connection, play, storytelling, ceremony, etc come to lead the group on particular days.
Cost: $1100-$1500 sliding scale (several scholarships available). Includes meals and lodging.
To hold your place please deposit $250 (refundable until April 15th, 2017) either by check: made payable to Sacred Earth Network, 93A Glasheen Rd. Petersham MA. 01366.
Or quick online payments can be made here: paypal.me/SacredEarthNetwork
OR Go to full registration now and purchase your deposit, full ticket or sliding scale ticket instantly on this page.
Size: 20 participants maximum including Bill Pfeiffer and several other facilitators.