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Wild Christ, Wild Earth, Wild Self: A Nature-Based Introduction to Seminary of the Wild – G190747

Workshop ID: G190747
Dates: July 28 - August 2
Price: $450.00 - $1,150.00

This introduction to Seminary of the Wild offers an experiential, nature-based journey of apprenticeship into the wild mysteries of the kingdom of God and an invitation into a deeper participation in the restoration of the world, tikkun olam. In addition to Seminary of the Wild Guides and Co-Founders Victoria Loorz, Bryan Smith, Brian Stafford and Matt Syrdal, we will be joined by special guests Rev. Michael Dowd and Brian McLaren.

For those who long for a more soul-infused life and who yearn to find ways to reconnect to to the natural world as a person of faith during a time of deep cultural unraveling.

  • A re-enchantment of the natural and wild world and a re-visioning of your deep belonging to this world by reconnecting with your senses, body, emotions, imagination and the earth.
  • A re-wilding of the Christian story deconstructing the barriers, the processes of domestication, and distortions that have tamed and suppressed the earth-based vision of the Christ.
  • A re-claiming of your own prophetic voice as a leader engaged in transforming culture during this age of ecological reformation.
  • An invitation to embark on your own journey of wild discipleship, expanding your capacity to connect directly with the Holy and follow the radical call of Christ discerning the voice of God, Self and Nature.

The summer offering of Wild Christ, Wild Earth, Wild Self – A Nature-Based Introduction to Seminary of the Wild is a “Family Friendly” Event. 

Spouses/Partners wanting to come for some R&R time but not attend the conference, can register as a “Non-Participant”.

The Ghost Ranch Summer Team will still be on and Youth Programming (for ages 3-13) and Senior High Initiative (ages 14-18) will be available. This week coincides with our Community Camp week which will allow for youth to interact with youth from the Ghost Ranch area.

For more information about Seminary of the Wild, visit

This workshop is also offered Sunday, October 20 to Thursday, October 24. Guest speakers for the October event are Richard Rohr and Geneen Marie Haugen.


Package Price
All Inclusive, Double Occupancy: Private Bath$1,150.00
All Inclusive, Double Occupancy: Shared Bath$1,095.00
All Inclusive, Double Occupancy: Communal Bath$795.00
Camping RV$550.00
Camping w/Electricity$535.00
Rio Arriba Commuter$450.00
Michael Dowd

The Reverend Michael Dowd is a former pastor and bestselling eco-theologian and deep sustainability evangelist whose book, Thank God for Evolution, was endorsed by 6 Nobel Prize-winning scientists, noted skeptics, and by religious leaders across the spectrum. Michael and his science

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

Brian McLaren

Brian D. McLaren is an author, speaker, activist, and public theologian. A former college English teacher and pastor, he is a passionate advocate for “a new kind of Christianity, ” just, generous, and working with

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

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

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

Please note that our workshop price structure packages your tuition, course materials, lodging and meals together in a single rate. Prices are presented for each of the types of lodging available for the workshop you select. Some art workshops will have an additional list of course materials and supplies that can be purchased or you will be asked to bring with you.
  • Note:  Some courses (especially studio courses and plein air painting courses) can carry an additional material list or expense.
All rates are Per Person, Double Occupancy unless otherwise specified. Single Occupancy: Single occupancy rooms may be reserved for an additional $50 per night when space is available. The fee will be charged when space is confirmed. Single occupancy lodging is generally not available during June and July. If you are a single person and do not specify a roommate, a roommate of the same gender will be assigned to share your lodging space or you can request the single occupancy and be charged the supplement of an additional $50 per night (based on availability). For more information or if you would like to attend this workshop, but do not need lodging, please call the Registrar's Office at 505.685.1001 or 505.685.1001 ext 4155 or toll-free at 877.804.4678 — available SundayFriday8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. MST.

Three ways to register:

  1. Download printable registration form and mail to: Ghost Ranch Registrar, 280 Private Drive 1708, Abiquiu, NM 87510. OR scan and email your completed form to:
  2. Register by telephone at 505.685.1001 or 505.685.1017 or toll-free at 877.804.4678, ext. 4155 or ext. 4121 — available Monday-Saturday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. MST.
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