In the liminal time when one year morphs into another, we often anticipate change; the final days of 2012 are especially saturated with both uncertainty and possibility. Whether or not we believe the astrological implications or mythic prophecies about 2012, most of us experience this time as unpredictable and susceptible to radical change. Much is in flux: economy, government, climate, consciousness—the stories we live by. For some, this may feel more destabilizing than welcome; for others, the unknown future buzzes with possibility. How might we participate with the archetypal potentials—evolutionary and revolutionary—of one era's end and another’s beginning?
Reclaiming our own wilder psyches, which overflow with endless creativity, ecological genius, and emergent possibility, is a necessary prelude to re-wilding the future. To this end, we’ll evoke non-ordinary consciousness in multiple ways: conversations with nature; approaching the world as if everything is animate and intelligent; attending our deepest allurements; and listening for the voices of future ones who, even now, call for our forward-seeing imagination and activism. Our practices will draw from council, dreamwork, nature-based ceremony, expressive arts, and solo time on the land. We’ll invite what Thomas Berry calls “the wild fertile forces of the planet” to nourish both the wild human psyche and a future filled with wildly fertile possibility.
Please join us for experiential re-wilding in the auspicious atmosphere of Esalen at the auspicious end of 2012. Where else would you rather be?