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Wild Christ, Wild Earth, Wild Self: A Nature Based Introduction to Seminary of the Wild – G201031

Wild Christ, Wild Earth, Wild Self.  An introduction to Seminary of the Wild

Remember your deep belonging to the enchanted world by reconnecting with your senses, body, emotions, imagination, and Earth as sacred kin.

Deconstruct the distortions of domestication and indoctrination that have limited your personal and the church’s collective experience of an earth-based, incarnated vision of Christ.

Re-claim your own prophetic voice as an authentic leader engaged in preserving and participating with Earth, re-imagining and reforming culture, and rediscovering a Wilder version of your own Self and of Christ.

During pivotal times throughout Judeo-Christian history, spiritual leaders, from Moses to Jesus, were called into an intimate encounter with the wilderness. We live in one of these crucial times. The ecological and societal unraveling that define our times call us out of our culture’s ways of separation and dominance, into a deeper, more kindred, and reciprocal relationship of interBeing. We need the revelation of the wilderness.

The week is primarily experiential, with daily invitations to solo wanders among the ancient rock canyons, shimmering streams, and wild inhabitants of the el Rito del Yeso creek that flows to the Rio Chama. Accompanying our wanders will be other invitations and practices, including wild teachings, small group councils, embodied movement, imaginal journeys, creative expression, journaling as well as deepening rituals and ceremonies. This journey will rewild your mind and body and allow you to move more deeply into your heart as you listen for the voice of the Holy speaking your name.

Seminary of the Wild is a seminary in the original meaning of the word: a wild seedbed. Seminal, like the potent creative force that calls forth life out of nothing. This experiential workshop invites all who sense a calling from the Earth, the Spirit, and their own souls to question the boundaries that limit us as a culture, a church and as a leader and to reimagine our own unique roles in the transformation.

Also available in June 2020

Please note that our workshop price structure packages your tuition, course materials, lodging and meals together in a single rate.

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Although this event falls under our retreat category, expect working sessions to last throughout each day. If you would like to join in other Ghost Ranch activities -tours, trail rides, Trading Post shopping, exploring museums, etc., please plan to extend your stay by arriving early or staying beyond the retreat dates.

During this Covid-19 Pandemic Period, full refunds will be given as requested for workshops scheduled through May. This period may be extended or refunds considered per request. Please consider leaving your funds on deposit for another Ghost Ranch workshop or future stay. Or, consider donating a portion to help us through this unique business period.

Traditional Policy: Written notification must be received no later than 45 days prior to the start date of your workshop in order to receive a refund, minus a $100 processing charge. No refunds will be processed after that time. We reserve the right to announce a change in leadership or cancel any program 45 days prior to the first day of the workshop. In that event, you may transfer to another workshop without charge or we will refund the full workshop payment. Many participants have found it helpful to purchase travel insurance. This cancellation policy does not apply to January Term – see below.

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What day/time does the workshop start and end?

 Workshops always begin with check-in at 3:00 p.m. and a ranch orientation in the evening on the first date listed for the course and end at 10:00 a.m. with checkout on the last date listed..

What is double occupancy and single occupancy lodging?
  • All-inclusive rates include double occupancy lodging, meaning that we will have two participants per room in most cases.If you do not specify a roommate, you will be assigned a roommate of the same gender
  • In the off-season (late October-May), participants may choose to upgrade to single occupancy lodging for an additional $50 per night. Guarantee single occupancy lodging by paying the single occupancy upgrade.
  • During our busy summer seasons, late June-July and late September-early October, participants who register alone should expect to have a roommate assigned to their room. In some limited circumstances, a single occupancy upgrade will be available at $100 per night.
What is the difference between a room with private bath, a room with semi-private or shared bath, and a room with communal/dorm bath?
  • Private refers to the type of bathroom, not single occupancy
    • Private: There is a bathroom in that one room that is not shared between or with any other rooms.
    • Semi-private/shared: There is a bathroom in between two rooms that is shared by the occupants of the two rooms.
    • Communal/dorm: There is a communal bathroom/showers in the lodging building (or in a proximate building, for some upper mesa dorm rooms), and participants will need to exit their room to reach these facilities.

Instructors

  • Brian Stafford
    Brian Stafford

    Brian Stafford, MD, MPH is mentor, guide, writer, speaker, and cultural change agent. Brian trained as a psychiatrist in academic medicine as an endowed chair in psychiatry. Then, he left medicine and academia in service to the deeper mysteries of the world and the psyche. He directs Wilderness Is Medicine in Ojai, California. He also serves as guide, trainer, Board member, and Director of Strategic Operations and the Wild Mind Training Program for the Animas Valley Institute.

  • Bryan Smith
    Bryan Smith

    Rev. Bryan Smith is a pastor in the PC (USA) denomination, an ICF certified life coach and an Animas Valley Institute certified nature-based human development guide. Bryan’s passion is to help people discover, develop and embody all facets of their God-given identity so they can live with greater courage, joy, freedom, and impact.

  • Matt Syrdal
    Matt Syrdal

    Rev. Matt Syrdal is a pastor at Grace Presbyterian Church in Denver, CO where he founded Wilder- Soul, and launched Church of Lost Walls in the Front Range area of Colorado. Matt’s passion is guiding others in the discovery of “treasure” of their deepest lives to apprentice fully to the kingdom. Matt is a coach and guide certified in nature-based human development guide with Animas Valley Institute, apprenticing in the SAIP program.

  • Victoria Loorz
    Victoria Loorz

    Victoria Loorz, MDiv, Pastor and certified Spiritual Director, Victoria has been leading spiritual formation for over 25 years, inviting people deeper into their true identities and there discover a more intimate experience of God. Director of a network for Spiritual Ecologists for Kairos Earth, she feels called to rwWild the Church. In 2015, she launched Ojai Church of the Wild to reconnect her congregation with the holy embedded in all things and leads the Wild Church Network.

Date

Oct 18 2020 - Oct 22 2020

Time

Arrival & Departure Dates - Check-in & Check-out times
3:00 pm - 9:00 am

Cost

$550.00 - $1,100.00
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