with Julie McIntyre
2012, in Silver City, New Mexico
June 4 – 8, July 9 – 13 & August 13 – 17
Earth Medicine Apprenticeship has a new form and location. Rather than meeting one weekend a month, the apprenticeship will meet for three-five day intensives over the course of three months from June to August. This will be an immersion in Earth Medicine, Deep Ecology, becoming a Human Being and Sacred Plant Medicine.
The apprenticeship will take place at Agave Ridge Retreat located two miles north of Pinos Altos, New Mexico and 10 miles north of Silver City, New Mexico.
This is beautiful, private land bordering the Gila National Forest on two sides.
Beautiful stone outcroppings, a seasonal stream and hiking trails afford plant and animal diversity and ample opportunity to stretch your legs after a day of learning.
Learning to hold context for yourself with a commitment to deep, potentially life altering changes is in large part, a focus of the work. A commitment to showing up for the classes, for you, for the group, and doing the homework assignments is crucial. Therefore, missing an intensive or any part of an intensive is not an option except in very narrowly defined emergencies.
The degree of success you have with the work is directly proportional to the degree you do the work.
The nature of the work is deeply intimate, going below superficiality. It will challenge deeply held and archaic beliefs about the nature of reality and who you’ve thought you are. It may remind you of who you’ve always wanted to be. It will not affirm the limitations you currently have but it will affirm the life you could have if you go beyond those limitations.
“Man’s task in life is to give birth to himself, to become what he potentially is,
the most important product of his effort is his own personality.”
~Erich Fromm, Man for Himself
Three week immersion in:
- The Development of Sensory Acuity
- Working with Invisibles
- The Spirit of Place and Nature as Teacher
- The Heart as an Organ of Perception
- Eating Shadow; The Fruitful Darkness
- Deep Ecology and Reclamation of the Soul
- Decolonization of the mind
- The role of intimacy in intuitive development
- Herbal Medicine Making:
salves, oils, first aid kit, and more.
- Becoming the Authority of your life
- Earth Ceremony to facilitate and deepen the process
- Sacred Plant Medicine
- Becoming a Natural Philosopher
- The use of Direct Perception in:
- Gathering Information Directly from the Heart of the World
- The Diagnosis and Healing of Disease
This work is transferrable, meaning the skills you learn here can be applied to the work you are already doing, to your personal and professional life and any future work you may create.
There will be some opportunity for individual sessions during each intensive as needs and challenges sometimes arise in the middle of the teaching week, as well as a few hours of individual time between classes via Skype, e-mail or phone calls.
The cost of the program is $2,500.00 which includes 4 nights residential or camping and meals each month. You will need to purchase and read 2-4 books (new or used) during the course of the apprenticeship. There are two rooms with two single beds for shared lodging as well an extra room with floor space for another two people. If you want to sleep inside you will need to bring your own bedding or a sleeping bag. Camping is also available if you prefer that option.
Transportation to and from Silver City, New Mexico is not included. You will receive a list of travel options in the enrollment packet once you’ve registered.
The dates are Monday morning through Friday afternoon each week.
June 4 – 8
July 9- 13
August 13 - 17
You will need to arrive on Sunday and secure your own lodging for that night as well as the Friday night at the end of the week. If the house and land are available you may be able to stay those two nights at Raven House for an extra fee if you make separate arrangements with the owner in advance. You will be staying on the land Monday through Thursday night each week.
You can view the land and house at www.agaveridgeretreat.com. We will be using Raven House as our base.
There must be a minimum of five participants and no more than ten. Please make your travel arrangements after I let you know the minimum number of students has been reached.
Feel free to call or e-mail with questions or concerns about the program.
In the spirit of Earth Medicine,
Non-Refundable $200 Deposit Required.
$2,300.00 Balance due by June 1, 2012
Includes 4 nights residential or camping
and meals each month.
(See more info above)
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