Soul Encounter, Mytho-Poetics, and Cultural Transformation
A Conversation with Rebecca Wildbear
“We must invent, or reinvent, a sustainable human culture by a descent into our pre-rational, our instinctive resources.” – Thomas Berry.
In conversation with Claire Dunn, Rebecca Wildbear will discuss the connection
between our particular genius and the most potent seeds for cultural renaissance.
Based on the work of Bill Plotkin and the Animas Valley Institute where she is a
guide and trainer, Rebecca will discuss how discovering one’s soul or mytho-poetics
can lead to visionary revolution, planetary evolution and cultural renaissance.
Soul is a person's unique identity revealed through symbol and metaphor, image and
dream, archetype and myth. David Whyte’s poetry suggests it’s "your own truth/at the center of the image/you were born with.”
When we encounter soul, we receive the revelation of our unique mythopoetic
identity expressed through symbol and metaphor, image and dream, archetype and
myth, and embodied in a mysterious story that whispers to us in moments of
expanded awareness and exquisite aliveness. The shape and rhythm of this story
reveals the hidden treasure that each of us carries for the world. The vital creativity
at our core can be discovered in an accidental or intentional descent into the
mysteries of soul.
We are in a potent moment in Earth’s evolutionary process. Our world needs the
transformative contributions of visionary leaders and artisans of cultural renaissance.
Nature-based personal development is the maturation of individuals and the human
species, thus leading to cultural transformation.
Those who have consciously discovered and committed to the one true life they can
call their own are having the largest conversation one is capable of having with the
world. The most creative, inspiring deeds in the world today are being performed by
visionaries who have made the descent and have returned with their unique
contribution to the Great Turning.
Intrigued? Come join us for some mythic adventures, poetic discussion, and an
exploration of the contemporary, Western, nature-based approach to soul initiation.
Where: Pulse Studios, 1 Pitt St, Brunswick
When: 7pm – 9pm. Conversation will start at 7.15pm. The conversation will continue
over tea afterwards.
More Information: Claire@naturesapprentice.com.au
Tickets available at the door for $25.
Claire and Rebecca will also be facilitating a Women, Earth and Soul weekend retreat
Feb 16 - 18.
See other events Rebecca is facilitating through Soulcraft Australia.
Rebecca Wildbear is a river and soul guide, compassionately helping people tune in to the mysteries that live within the wild Earth community, Dreamtime, and their own wild Nature. She gently ushers people to the underground river of their greater story, so they may surrender to their soul’s deepest longing and embrace their sacred gifts, live a life of creative service, and rediscover their deep belonging to the Earth community. A therapist and wilderness guide since 1997, Rebecca utilizes her training and experience with yoga, meditation, Hakomi, and somatic psychotherapy to support individuals in discovering and manifesting their soul gifts. She also leads Animas programs and is on the faculty of Nosara Yoga Institute in Costa Rica. Rebecca is the creator of Wild Yoga™, a sacred way of breathing and moving, aligned with Earth and Soul. Rebecca is here this summer as part of the Soulcraft Australia tour.
Claire Dunn is a writer, educator, Rewilding facilitator and barefoot explorer.
Claire worked for many years as an environmental campaigner, before studying deep ecology with Joanna Macy, eco-psychology, and wilderness survival skills. In 2010, Claire embarked on a year of bush retreat.
Her recent book My Year Without Matches: Escaping the City in search of the Wild is the best-selling memoir of that journey, Claire is currently working on another memoir, this time exploring wildness in the urban landscape.
Claire is a passionate advocate for ‘rewilding’ our inner and outer landscapes. She facilitates nature-based reconnection retreats, contemporary wilderness rites of passage and offers individual mentoring.