LOST NATION MEDICINE WAY:
Five Days of
Sacred Plant Medicine, Deep Ecology, Soul Reclamation
& Finding Your Genius
Gila Wilderness, Southwest New Mexico
August 29th - September 2nd, 2013
Once, a long time ago, ancient and indigenous cultures knew they lived among and with non-human and invisible beings. They knew they shared the Earth together, living side by side. All was sacred, alive, intelligent, aware and caring. The divide between human bodies, human consciousness, and the body and consciousness of Earth, was non-existent. Plants, trees, stones and the elements were part of daily relationships for food, medicine and wisdom. They were revered as having soul and intelligence. It was understood that non-human beings had the capacity to feel and communicate. Living with the awareness of wild intelligence was part of the moral fabric of indigenous cultures.
There is, in these modern times, a tear in the fabric that holds human beings together in relationship with the non-human community we share life with on Gaia. We have created a split, a chasm that is growing deeper taking us further away from our bodies and Earth as holy places. Our relationship with Earth and her inhabitants is not the only relationship that is damaged. Relationships we have with our selves and each other also have tears in them. So much of our lives we spend trying to navigate the challenges of becoming a human being. Reclaiming the soul, our inherent, intuitive, instinctual nature opens the door to remembering and reclaiming the body of Earth, and our bodies, as sacred, alive, aware, and intelligent. Nature is our nature.
This workshop will focus on the Deep Ecology of the Earth and our own deep ecology; uprooting archaic beliefs and values that prevent us from living an inhabited, authentic life. We will work directly with the intelligence of plants, with the intelligence and Beings that inhabit wild ecosystems, and with ceremony, to heal and reclaim the bonds that have been severed.
Arrive in Silver City by August 28th and make departure plans for September 3rd.
Enrollment packet and a list of motels, transportation, airports and campgrounds will be sent upon receipt of the deposit.
Space is limited for this class. The cost for the five days is $500.00 which includes all meals, camping and teaching. $200 deposit is NON-REFUNDABLE.
Church of Gaia, Center for Earth Relations
8 Pioneer RD * Silver City, NM 88061