A Sacred Water Dance _ A Summer Water Immersion 2019
Time & Location
About The Event
We are born in water of water. We spend the first nine months of life as a water being. Stanlislov Grof, a renowned transpersonal psychologist, notes in his seminal work, The Transpersonal Vision (1998), that this has largely been bypassed in the dominant psychological model of our world. However, our innate and intimate relationship with water is essential and matters deeply to the development of our psyche.
In the Four Shields of Human Consciousness model (Steven Foster, 1999), water is connected to the open, sensual, and existential nature of our inner child. In this model, water is also related to summer, passion, red, and uncensored play.
In this immersion, our vision is to create a sacred opportunity for revising and reclaiming our water-connection, and exploring the interconnected ways in which our life force flows. We will open an invitation to explore our relationship with water through meditation, medicine walks, story-sharing and mirroring, and other felt-sense practices from applied transpersonal ecopsychology. This immersion will be held in the container of Council, and we will open to the four intentions of Council with our human community and also with the more-than-human community.
This nature immersion will be situated overlooking the sacred river now known as the Colorado---a river which feeds and is inextricably connected to over 50 million human lives and an untold billion-plus more-than-human beings. It is said that the waters of this sacred body are recycled in and out of the river seven times before it reaches its terminal point near the ocean.
Come and celebrate our deep connection with this most sacred of rivers in the full gaze of a summer sun.
Intention / Vision:
To open and connect to our sacred dialogue with the wild earth, and allow the water of life to move us toward alignment and creativity---a sacred water dance.
Time & Location:
4 Day / 3 Nights : We will begin at 2 PM on July 19th and end at 3 PM on July 22. We will set up camp at a group site near Colorado/Utah border. Specific details of location will be emailed upon registration.
Guests will be emailed logistics and gear list information upon registration.
Registration and Information:
Tuition (including deposit): Sliding scale $150 - $500
Sliding Scale: Alchemy of Prana's intention for offering sliding scale option is to support financial availabilities.
The diversity of the option creates an opportunity for the organization and all participants to be supported.
Please pay what is aligned for you: Scholarships for all available upon written request.
Keywords / Themes:
Four Shields of Human Nature
The Four Shields, S. Foster & M. Little
SchoolofLostBorders.org/resources, Four Shields of Human Nature & Other Articles
Way of Council, V. Coyle & J. Zimmerman . See also OjaiFoundation.org
Ecopsychology, Ed. T. Roszak, M. Gomes, & A. Kanner
- Sacred Water Dance Deposit$30$300$0