Beauty Mesa Quest – July 2017
July 5, 2017 – July 16, 2017
Colorado
$1925.00 – $2685.00

THE ANIMAS QUEST This contemporary Western embodiment of the ancient, pan-cultural vision fast is a dynamic wilderness rite for men and women seeking greater depth and clarity about life purpose and meaning. As a rite of initiation, the quest is a ceremonial descent to the underworld, in which you die to your familiar way of…

Accommodations: Retreat Center (Kelly Place)
Guides: Gene Dilworth, M.A., Doug Van Houten

Soulcraft Intensive – July 2017
July 19, 2017 – July 23, 2017
Wyoming
$640.00 – $945.00

The Soulcraft Intensive is our popular five-day experiential plunge into the wild depths of Soulcraft; a synergistic set of nature-based practices designed to evoke the life-shifting experience of soul encounter. Your soul is your true self, those qualities that most deeply define and express who you are and the unique gift that you were born…

Accommodations: Camping
Guides: Doug Van Houten, Rebecca Wildbear, M.S.

Coming Home to an Animate World: A Way of Ceremony and Conversation – July 2017
July 26, 2017 – July 30, 2017
British Columbia
$695.00 – $1000.00

An Underworld-Focused Immersion – Application Required Coming Home to an Animate World: A Way of Ceremony and Conversation is one of our most exhilarating and imagination-expanding intensives, and it’s foundational to all the work we do at Animas. Think of this intensive as a green doorway, an opening to a wilder consciousness shaped by forest…

Accommodations: Retreat Center (Stowel Lake Farm)
Guides: Geneen Marie Haugen, PhD., Bill Plotkin, Ph.D.

Wild Mind Intensive – August 2017
August 2, 2017 – August 6, 2017
Colorado
$1035.00 – $1380.00

Based on Bill Plotkin’s newest book, Wild Mind: A Field Guide to the Human Psyche, this new 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…

Accommodations: Retreat Center (Highlands Camp)
Guides: Gene Dilworth, M.A., Sage Magdalene

Rocky Mountain Highcountry Quest – August 2017
August 9, 2017 – August 20, 2017
Colorado
$1925.00 – $2685.00

THE ANIMAS QUEST This contemporary Western embodiment of the ancient, pan-cultural vision fast is a dynamic wilderness rite for men and women seeking greater depth and clarity about life purpose and meaning. As a rite of initiation, the quest is a ceremonial descent to the underworld, in which you die to your familiar way of…

Accommodations: Retreat Center (Earthstar Center)
Guides: Rebecca Wildbear, M.S., Brian Stafford, MD, MPH

Spider Silk in Moonlight:Myth and the Underworld Journey – August 2017
August 9, 2017 – August 13, 2017
Wyoming
$750.00 – $1060.00

Spider Silk in Moonlight: Myth and the Underworld Journey Australian Aborigines say that the big stories—the stories worth telling and retelling, the ones in which you may find the meaning of your life—are forever stalking the right teller, sniffing and tracking like predators hunting their prey in the bush.—Robert Moss, Dreamgates This program is an…

Accommodations: Camping
Guides: Sage Magdalene, Doug Van Houten

Crossing into the Mysteries of Nature and Psyche: Advanced Soulcraft Intensive- August, 2017 Scotland
August 21, 2017 – August 25, 2017
Argyll
$745.00

Price shown in GBP. Please contact Wendy Robertson Fyfe, wendy.fyfe@btinternet.com for information, application and registration. An application is required. In August 2017, in the incomparable Scottish Highlands, we will offer “Crossing Into the Mysteries of Nature and Psyche,” – an  “advanced” version of the Soulcraft Intensive for people prepared for a radical immersion in the…

Accommodations: Retreat Center (Torran Bay Hostel)
Guides: Geneen Marie Haugen, PhD., Bill Plotkin, Ph.D.

Nature and the Human Soul: An Experiential Exploration of the Soulcentric Developmental Wheel – Scotland (Price GBP)
August 28, 2017 – August 31, 2017
Argyll
$500.00

Price shown is GBP, not US dollars. Please contact Wendy Robertson Fyfe, wendy.fyfe@btinternet.com for information, application, and registration. Nature and the Human Soul: An Experiential Exploration of the Soulcentric Developmental Wheel – Anchored in traditional four-directions wisdom, contemporary depth and archetypal psychologies, and twenty-five years of nature-based soul guiding, the Soulcentric Developmental Wheel (SDW) is…

Accommodations: Retreat Center (Torran Bay Hostel)
Guides: Bill Plotkin, Ph.D.

Scotland Quest – September 2017 (Price GBP)
September 2, 2017 – September 13, 2017

$1949.00

Please contact Wendy Robertson Fyfe (wendy.fyfe@btinternet.com) for registration information. Application required. Price shown is in GBP “There is here today a bigger presence… The Great Silence. I hear it, palpable… deeper than stone, wind, waves and clouds deeper within earth and Universe. Lying on rose granite watching ever-shifting Beauty l surrender to  The call, completely” THE…

Accommodations: Retreat Center (Iona Hostel)
Guides: Doug Van Houten, Rebecca Wildbear, M.S.

Deep Imagination and the Reanimation of the World – England (Price GBP)
September 4, 2017 – September 8, 2017

$795.00

Presented by Schumacher College https://www.schumachercollege.org.uk/courses/short-courses/soulcraft-2017 Price GBP Deep Imagination, Soulcraft, and the Reanimation of the World   The exuberant, inter-species conversations that animate Earth are nearby – very near – accessed through the portals of our bodily senses in companionship with our deep imagination. The deep imagination – from which emanates unbidden images or impressions in…

Guides: Geneen Marie Haugen, PhD., Bill Plotkin, Ph.D.

Utah Canyoncountry Quest – September 2017
September 12, 2017 – September 23, 2017
Colorado
$2070.00 – $2685.00

THE ANIMAS QUEST This contemporary Western embodiment of the ancient, pan-cultural vision fast is a dynamic wilderness rite for men and women seeking greater depth and clarity about life purpose and meaning. As a rite of initiation, the quest is a ceremonial descent to the underworld, in which you die to your familiar way of…

Accommodations: Retreat Center (Kelly Place)
Guides: Gene Dilworth, M.A., Sage Magdalene

Courting the Muse – October 2017
October 9, 2017 – October 14, 2017
Utah
$735.00 – $1045.00

God picks up the reed-flute world and blows. Each note is a need coming through one of us, a passion, a longing pain. Remember the lips where the wind breath originated, and let your note be clear. Don’t try to end it. Be your note. I’ll show you when it’s enough. Go up on the…

Accommodations: Camping
Guides: Doug Van Houten, Rebecca Wildbear, M.S.

Shadow Training – October 2017
October 16, 2017 – October 20, 2017
Colorado
$1010.00 – $1360.00

The Shadow is the hidden side of our psyches, with both its “positive” and “negative” aspects. The Shadow is not what we know about ourselves and don’t like (and perhaps keep hidden) but, rather, what is true about us but know absolutely nothing about … and would deny if “accused.” During this training, we’ll develop…

Accommodations: Camping
Guides: Bill Plotkin, Ph.D., Sage Magdalene

Nature and the Human Soul:An Experiential Exploration of the Soulcentric Developmental Wheel – October 2017
October 23, 2017 – October 26, 2017
Colorado
$725.00 – $990.00

Anchored in traditional four-directions wisdom, contemporary depth and archetypal psychologies, and twenty-five years of nature-based soul guiding, the Soulcentric Developmental Wheel (SDW) is a new ecopsychology of human development and cultural transformation. It’s a blueprint showing how richly we can grow and mature when soul and nature are embraced as our wisest and most trustworthy…

Accommodations: Camping
Guides: Nate Bacon, M.A., Bill Plotkin, Ph.D.

Dreamwork – October 2017
October 27, 2017 – October 31, 2017
California
$750.00 – $1045.00

An Underworld-Focused Immersion – Application Required The soul yearns to dream itself into the world. Every dream emerges from the mystery of the soul and is an opportunity for our conscious self, our ego, to be further initiated into the secret stream of our deeper life. On this 5-day immersion, you’ll learn what it’s like…

Accommodations: Camping
Guides: Mary Marsden, Nate Bacon, M.A.

Sweet Darkness – Nov 2017
November 1, 2017 – November 5, 2017
Colorado
$1190.00 – $1500.00

An Underworld-Focused Immersion – Application Required Sweet Darkness: The Initiatory Gifts of the Shadow, Projections, Subpersonalities, and the Sacred Wound,  is one of our most challenging programs, a truly intense intensive, a 5-day  experiential immersion into nature-based Shadow work. The Shadow, of course, is the hidden, side of our psyches, with both its  “positive” and “negative”…

Accommodations: Retreat Center (Kelly Place)
Guides: Gene Dilworth, M.A., Laura Gunion

Sonoran Desert Quest – November 2017
November 2, 2017 – November 13, 2017
Arizona
$2070.00 – $2685.00

THE ANIMAS QUEST This contemporary Western embodiment of the ancient, pan-cultural vision fast is a dynamic wilderness rite for men and women seeking greater depth and clarity about life purpose and meaning. As a rite of initiation, the quest is a ceremonial descent to the underworld, in which you die to your familiar way of…

Accommodations: Retreat Center (Aravaipa Retreat Center)
Guides: Rebecca Wildbear, M.S., Brian Stafford, MD, MPH

Writing the Wild Soul – November 2017
November 8, 2017 – November 12, 2017
Colorado
$1190.00 – $1500.00

Wild musk and whispers of soul press into our waking and dreaming, leave tracks outside the door of our everyday concerns, tap at our closed windows, beckon us into the moonlight, or twilight, or star splattered night, where nothing precisely resembles the crisply-defined world of day. A faint trail shimmers in the dimness, and maybe…

Accommodations: Retreat Center (Kelly Place)
Guides: Geneen Marie Haugen, PhD., Pete Fonken

The Yearlong Soulcraft Immersion: Cultivating Soul-Infused Artistry and Leadership in a Time of Global Change
November 13, 2017 – August 24, 2018
Arizona
$3910.00 – $5320.00

The Yearlong Soulcraft Immersion: Cultivating Soul-Infused Artistry and Leadership in a Time of Global Change is an advanced program for people already immersed in their soul-discovery process and who are either in a leadership position or are longing to support radical change in our world through cultivating their most vital, visionary essence. This program is…

Accommodations: Retreat Center (Aravaipa Retreat Center)
Guides: Bill Plotkin, Ph.D., Laura Gunion

Soulcraft Intensive – November 2017
November 29, 2017 – December 3, 2017
Arizona
$640.00 – $945.00

The Soulcraft Intensive is our popular five-day experiential plunge into the wild depths of Soulcraft; a synergistic set of nature-based practices designed to evoke the life-shifting experience of soul encounter. Your soul is your true self, those qualities that most deeply define and express who you are and the unique gift that you were born…

Accommodations: Camping
Guides: Sage Magdalene, Brian Stafford, MD, MPH

Winter Desert Quest – January 2018
January 30, 2018 – January 30, 2018
California
$1725.00 – $2350.00

THE ANIMAS QUEST This contemporary Western embodiment of the ancient, pan-cultural vision fast is a dynamic wilderness rite for men and women seeking greater depth and clarity about life purpose and meaning. As a rite of initiation, the quest is a ceremonial descent to the underworld, in which you die to your familiar way of…

Accommodations: Camping
Guides: Sage Magdalene, Brian Stafford, MD, MPH