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Re-Wilding the Soul Public Talk - Mary Reynolds Thompson Thu 03 May

  • Sustainability

This open evening is a creative dive into the heart of wildness through archetype, imagery, and poetry. If we want to restore our world to wholeness, it must begin in the depths of the human soul. Our dilemma is that modern culture strips us of shadow, vitality, instinct. It uproots us from the Earth and overly domesticates us. So how do we reconnect with the primal life force that flows everywhere through the universe— including through us?  Mary and Bruce demonstrate how activating the metaphors of earth and cosmos can help us shift from our smaller ego-driven selves into greater alignment with all of wild creation.

£12 / 9 concessions

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.

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. 

Talk is included for weekend retreatants in Re-Wilding the Soul: Writing Inspired by the Natural World

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