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Bill Plotkin

Bill Plotkin

Bill Plotkin,
founder of Colorado’s Animas Valley Institute, is a depth psychologist, wilderness-based soul guide, and agent of cultural evolution. Author of Soulcraft, Nature and the Human Soul, and Wild Mind, he has guided thousands of people through initiatory passages in the underworld of soul.

Romancing the World: Soulcraft and the Mythopoetic Imagination

Mar 11 - 16, 2018 Begins in 3 months
with Bill Plotkin & Geneen Marie Haugen

“What ignites your imagination” ask the leaders. “What excites your senses? When do you erupt into awe and wonder? What circumstances bring you heart-achingly alive? What if your deepest allurements and fascinations suggest something about your unique niche in the world?



Experience twenty-seven acres of Pacific coastline paradise.


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