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Writing from Earth's Landscapes: A mythic journey Fri 03 May - Sun 05 May

  • Sustainability

For Change Makers, Creatives, and Seekers

This writing retreat offers a creative approach to the turbulent times in which we currently live. If you are a change-maker, seeker or simply a creative person looking for new ways to reflect on and respond to what life throws at us, this approach will provide ample material and techniques to find a language that supports your path. 

We will explore the untamed terrain of our souls by connecting to the earth’s landscapes and our cosmological origin story. We will 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. 

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

Residential Single £310
Residential Shared £270
Non-Residential £230

Please note that prices are listed per person.

Residential options are fully inclusive with all meals provided. Non-residential options include suppers, lunches, and all refreshments and exclude B&B

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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“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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