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. 

Southern CO Fall Vision Fast

Sep 21st, 2015 - Oct 2nd, 2015


In your bones you hear the singing of your sacred ancestors. You follow in their footsteps. You go alone, with an empty belly and a bare minimum of equipment, into the heart of the wilderness, for four days and nights. There you live with yourself in solitude. You surrender to the mirror of your wild environment, and to memory, the looks-within-place. You enter the mansions of nature’s soul. You ponder the questions: “Who am I?” “Who are my people?” and “What is my intent?” You wander the precincts of loneliness, where vision lies waiting. You drink at the springs of your soul and are filled with self-recognition. What is not important falls away. The work that must be done lies ahead.
The twelve day ceremony involves four days of preparation, four days and nights of fasting alone in a wilderness place, and four days of incorporation You will be readied to physically, psychologically, mentally, and spiritually benefit from the experience of fasting alone in the wilderness. You will be given an ancient means of looking into the mirror of nature (the Four Shields).

The Grandmother's Circle: The Four shields of Elderhood for Women

Oct 4th, 2015 - Oct 10th, 2015

I feel in myself the growing tips of age: to travel without an agenda,
to seek a new furniture of emptiness and silence where I can voluptuously sit
as in a pool of warmth, living toward dying, blooming into visibility.

From the poem Primrose - M.C.Richards