If you wish to move more closely towards Nature and the natural intelligence she offers, then perhaps this is for you.
Ancient peoples and cultures knew they were dependent on the Nature’s powers and they were not apart from her. They knew how to connect with her, how to heed her warnings, how to surrender into her arms and how to accept her gifts. More recently it might be our relationships with Nature have changed, that there has been dis-memberment. If this is true, is it possible and beneficial to re-member some of the age-old wisdom and practices that can enable us to move closer to her again?
Our intention on this venture is to explore this and other questions and to step towards deepening our connections with Nature. In doing so, we intend to embark on a journey of self-discovery, to move more closely towards the heart of everything, and strengthen understanding that separation is a myth.
The work takes place over five days in forest and mountain wilderness near the stunning Sognefjord in Norway. Most of what we do will be outside and we will make shelter overnight. We move away from some of the hallmarks of everyday modern culture to places with no mobile phone or internet signals, no fast food catering, and no global news – this is where we meet the Spirit of the Wild in whatever forms she chooses to be present.
Your guides have a variety of skills and experience to lead you over five days and four nights in powerful engagements with the Spirit of the Wild. Activities are largely based on ancient methods that span across cultures and embrace principles such as all that exists is alive.
This is not a survival course, nor a test of endurance. We will be taking food with us, not hunting, and our meals will be very good. We will be building our own shelters, but there will be some materials available for that. Nature is, however, unpredictable and we will need to be aware of potential dangers as well as being responsible and looking after each other.
The price includes all food and some equipment. You will need to bring some items, for example a sleeping bag, and will be advised about this nearer the time.
Acceptance onto this work is by application only, which should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org giving some information about yourself and why you would like to join.