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Re-wilding the Soul - Mary Reynolds Thompson and Bruce Thompson

Re-wilding the Soul - Mary Reynolds Thompson and Bruce Thompson Sun 07 May - Tue 09 May

  • Sustainability

Writing inspired by the natural world

This writing retreat is an invitation to explore the untamed terrain of our souls by connecting to the earth’s landscapes and our cosmological origin story. Here we come to see that our personal stories are woven into the sacred web of life, from the flow of rivers to the fiery depths of stars. We’ll uncover our wild side through contemplating nature’s symbols and metaphors. We’ll write poetry, journal,  immerse ourselves in the natural world, and share the wild wisdom awakening within us. Mary came last year and is returning to co-teach with her husband, Bruce.  NEW DATES: Sunday 7 - Tuesday 9 May 2017.

No previous writing experience required.

The Earth and your own soul require you to live magnificently and fiercely; it is time for a new story. –Mary Reynolds Thompson

Fully inclusive residential single £290; shared £250; Non-residential £210 (includes Supper Friday, Lunch and Supper Saturday and Lunch Sunday)

Mary Reynolds Thompson is an international teacher, facilitator of poetry and journal therapy, and core faculty for the Therapeutic Writing Institute in Colorado. She is author several books, including the award-winning Reclaiming the Wild Soul: How Earth’s Landscapes Restore Us to Wholeness.

“[Mary Reynolds-Thompson is] a really wonderful woman, a privilege to spend time with her. It was my first time at Hawkwood and I loved it”

Bruce Windsor Thompson, MA, is Adjunct Faculty at the California Institute of Integral Studies in the Philosophy, Cosmology, and Consciousness Department and is an activist and author of numerous articles on spiritual ecology. 

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Registration Friday 4pm-6pm, course begins with supper together at 6.30pm.  Course ends with tea at 4.00pm on Sunday


“Exceeded my expectations in many ways, wonderful! One of the best courses I have attended. Lovely staff and fantastic food”

“Simply divine. I want more and more and more. [Mary is] warm, wise, funny and brilliant. Hawkwood is a warm-hearted, soulful heaven”

“Caring, intuitive, professional and insightful”

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