Wed, Jul 20

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Lūžņa

Wild Mind Intensive

Wild Mind Intensive Based on Bill Plotkin’s book, Wild Mind: A Field Guide to the Human Psyche.

Wild Mind Intensive

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

Costs:

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

with people.

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

community.

Discover:

• how to recognize and consciously cultivate the four facets of the Self — your innate human

wholeness

• 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

Self-actualization

• 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.

The Guides: 

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.