What a time to be alive, and entering the leadership phase of my life. Awesome and fearsome are the two words I’ve been using recently to describe my experience right now. Brené Brown sums it up beautifully: People may call what happens at midlife “a crisis”, but it’s not. It’s an unraveling – a time … Continue reading The Great Unraveling, The Spirit of Intimacy & The Vision Quest
In the midst of this remarkable transitional phase of my life, as I slowly and carefully unwrap the layers of meaning that encapsulate the end of the most significant love relationship of my adult life, I find a vast panoply of thoughts, feelings and emotions which in some sense have been held static for a … Continue reading Initiation
The purpose of my vision quest last September was to perform a ceremony whereby I would initiate myself into full adulthood. Rites of passage is a familiar concept for most people in our culture, but nonetheless we tend to underplay the importance of ceremonially marking life’s big transitions. We take for granted that at various … Continue reading A Band of Brothers
On the rare occasions I have a conversation with someone about my vision quest last year I invariably begin by explaining that it’s not over, that in some sense I’m still in the ceremony. I experience strong, mixed feelings of excitement, fear and confusion whenever I think about this. During the two days I spent … Continue reading All Souls Pass Into The West
Deep in your heart you know whether or not you want to experience a Wilderness Quest. Already you feel the ancient stirrings within you. The time has come. You must go into the wilderness, to the breast of Mother Earth, and seek vision, understanding and strength for yourself and for your people.
As I contemplate with fear and excitement the possibility of going on a vision quest in September, it’s very clear there’s a part of me which does not want to commit. It’s understandable I guess, the prospect of spending four days and nights alone without food and shelter in the wilds of Dartmoor would cause … Continue reading Who have I been since before I can remember?
Two weeks ago I went to Spirit Horse on the edge of Snowdonia to take part in a deep nature connection course called The Descent – an incredible experience I’m still trying to process. Two months ago I spent a day and a night in a wild place in southern Portugal engaged in a self-created … Continue reading Soulcraft