Teaching Rites of Passage for 35 Years

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 In this video clip, Meredith, who founded the School with her husband Steven, speaks to how the daily turning into life, with all of its sorrows and joys is the essence of Rites of Passage and the nature of our living and dying. 
 
 
 
 

True Nature: A Journey through the Four Shields

Date: 
Apr 29th, 2015 - May 5th, 2015

To be fully human is to be wild. Wild is the strange pull and whispering wisdom. It’s the gentle nudge and the forceful ache. It is your truth, passed down from the ancients, and the very stream of life in your blood. Wild is the soul where passion and creativity reside, and the quickening of your heart. Wild is what is real, and wild is your home.~ Victoria Erickson

Mirroring the Four Shields of Human Nature: The Art of Story Telling and Listening

Date: 
Jun 1st, 2015 - Jun 5th, 2015
Location: 
Cochiti Lake, NM

The shields of human nature turn with the experiences of life, from the smallest cell to the great seamless whole of the biosphere called earth. It begins with the body (summer), turns into psyche (fall), becomes activated form (winter), which dissolves into spirit (spring) -- which is born again in the body (summer). The four seasonal directions of human nature, in their complex, yet simple, interaction, form the basis of an ecopsychology which redefines traditional psychologies based on human alone, apart from nature.

The Nature of Council

Date: 
Jun 5th, 2015 - Jun 12th, 2015

Council is an ancient way and modern practice whose roots are deep within the natural world, spanning diverse cultures and spiritual traditions. Here we remember and learn to listen to the whole: the people, the place and all living things. This practice elicits an experience of deep community, recognizing that each voice has value, every person has a gift, a story to share, a piece of the puzzle.