Wed, Jul 20|
Wild Mind Intensive
Wild Mind Intensive Based on Bill Plotkin’s book, Wild Mind: A Field Guide to the Human Psyche.
Time & Location
Jul 20, 12:00 PM – Jul 24, 2:00 PM
Lūžņa, Unnamed Road, Lūžņa, Tārgales pagasts, LV-3601, Latvia
About The Event
Place of event: Beautiful and silent place in the middle of the woods, 400 meters from the Baltic Sea.
Limit: 16 persons
1300€ if staying in equipped overnight tents
1500€ if staying in a single room
Event description: Wild Mind Intensive Based on Bill Plotkin’s book, Wild Mind: A Field Guide
to the Human Psyche, this 5-day intensive is an experiential exploration of our human psyches
as unique expressions of the universal forces and patterns of nature. We will work with what
we call the Nature-Based Map of the Human Psyche, which is, among other things, a
comprehensive inventory of what can be right about a person, a “shadow” version of the
Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM), mainstream psychology’s list of what can go wrong
Our wild minds possess astonishing resources, untapped potentials and depths that we might
not even know exist until we discover how to access them, cultivate their powers, and
eventually integrate them into our everyday lives. In this intensive, we’ll access these depths
and potentials — which we call the four facets of the Self, or the four dimensions of our innate
human wholeness — and also the four sets of fragmented or wounded subpersonalities that
form during childhood.
Rather than attempt to eliminate our subpersonalities (which is not possible) or to beat them
into submission, we’ll cultivate the four facets of the Self and uncover the gifts of our
subpersonalities. Our goal is to fully embody our multifaceted wild minds, commit ourselves
to the largest, soul-infused story we’re capable of living, and serve the greater Earth
• how to recognize and consciously cultivate the four facets of the Self — your innate human
• how to identify the subpersonalities that supported you in childhood and adolescence to
adapt to the challenges of family and social life, but ultimately became barriers to your full
and authentic humanity
• practices and guidelines for cultivating relationships between the Self and your
subpersonalities, enabling you to heal your subpersonalities, discover their gifts, and foster
• how each facet of the Self provides essential resources for the underworld journey (the
descent to soul), its radical transformation of personal identity, and for living as a visionary
artisan of cultural evolution.
We’ll explore the landscape of the psyche through a variety of practices, including creative
expression, self-designed ceremony, solo exercises while wandering on the land, group work,
movement, voice dialogue, journaling, and deep imagery work.
Sage Magdalene is an artist creating experiences that promote radical shifts of consciousness leading to generous, generative, Earth-loving practices of ecological reciprocity. She designs collaborative international gatherings, performances and demonstrations that encourage cross-species communication and initiate quantum shifts in humanity's capacity to respond creatively and compassionately to current planetary crisis situations. Sage is a guide and trainer for Animas Valley Institute, an organization dedicated to supporting the underworld journey to soul initiation for present and future
generations. She has a gift for hearing and reflecting the deep stories of many beings. She invites people to thresholds and opens gates between worlds. She has been an educator, artist, dancer, and gate keeper in many ecosystems. Her greatest joy is to hear and converse with the wild others: moon, spider, frog, human, river and stars. She brings a light touch and embodied wisdom to the serious work of transformation. Sage lives in the Pojoaque River Valley, northern New Mexico, USA.
Sara McFarland is a healer of the Golden Web of Life, an Edgewalker singing the Frequencies of Soul, a ritualist in reciprocal relationship with the Holy in the Wild. As an improvisational singer, SoulStoryteller, and guide, she creates Fire Silk and Dreams Earth’s Web, in order to weave paths of golden threads into the underworld and between the worlds for others to follow. She tracks the Life - Death - Life energy of transformation and serves as a Death Doula to that which is dying- both in the personal as well as the collective. She is a Queer, both/and creature, welcoming of the exquisite multiplicity of Life beyond the Binary. Her capacity as a Gatekeeper allows her to presence the many manifestations of life (seen and unseen) blossoming beyond a human-centric perspective. She is a traveler with, a friend along the path - her work is both trauma-informed and compassionate, in service to healing personal and civilization trauma. She is also unafraid to be fierce, lovingly cutting to the heart of the matter - in service to ending the current Paradigm of Life-destroying-ways, as well as the dying that presages the renewal of Soul Initiation. Mystery, the Cailleach and the Dream guide her Muse to live a Soul-led life.