October 6, 2014 – October 10, 2014
Skalitude Retreat Carlton, WA Cost: $1350.00
There is no better way to deepen the conversation with soul than by attending your dreams while immersed in nature.
Soulcentric Dreamwork is a central component of soulcraft – a contemporary set of nature-based, cross-cultural practices designed to facilitate the encounter with soul.
There are many forms and schools of dreamwork. Soulcentric dreamwork has the distinguishing purpose of initiating the ego into its soul path through a familiarization with the nightworld or underworld. Other forms of dreamwork attempt to borrow or steal a little something from the nightworld and import it back into the dayworld — seeking meanings or interpretations to further the ego’s healing, therapy, self-understanding, or entertainment. Instead, in our dreamwork, we will voluntarily and courageously commit ourselves to an extended stay in the soul’s mysterious domain, permitting the dream to do its formidable and sometimes fearsome work on us rather than the more common approach of doing our work of interpretation on the dream. Throughout the program, we shall be engaged in a numinous dialog with the mysteries — with much of our time spent on the land, learning from greater nature as well as our human nature.
We will apprentice ourselves to the mystery held within our dreams. With a variety of modalities — including direct dialogue with the dream itself, expressive arts and movement, deep imagery, and wandering on the land with (and in) our dreams — we will submit ourselves to the “underdream” that lies beneath our everyday conscious self. We will offer ourselves to what the nightworld has to reveal and will allow ourselves to be changed as a result. We will explore how our dreams want to shift us, what doors they want to open for us, what underworld thresholds they want to usher us over.
We will deepen our dreamwork through additional soulcraft practices, including council work, poetry, shadow work, and individualized soul tasks on the land.
An application is required. Please download Soulcentric Dreamwork Application and return to Animas office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nate Bacon, M.A.
Skalitude Retreat. Situated in the foothills of the North Cascade mountains, Skalitude’s 160 acres are nestled in a secluded basin in the renowned Methow Valley.