A year-long dream apprenticeship in
soul canyon and the dream of the Earth
What is masculinity and the deep masculine?
How do I encounter my soul and the divine feminine?
What is the dream of the Earth asking of me?
We will live into these questions and more in a year-long apprenticeship into what Robert Bly called “The deep masculine.” Heavily influenced by the work of Bill Plotkin, Richard Rohr, Robert Bly, and Marion Woodman, we will explore the nature-based map of the human psyche as found in Bill Plotkin’s Wild Mind, with special attention to the West facet of the True Self and the divine feminine, through which we come in contact with the deep masculine. We will do this as we undertake the journey of descent into “soul canyon,” outlined in Plotkin’s latesbook The Journey of Soul Initiation, and in hopes of encountering soul and the dream of the Earth through us.
The year-long is a rigorous spiritual adventure. We will travel to wild landscapes of desert and mountain, dive into the mysteries of nature and psyche, seek out the more-than-human world, and through it all plumb the depths of our deepest longing. We will be guided by men who have been trained by the Animas Valley Institute and are deeply committed to offering this to Illuman men.
The Journey into the Deep Masculine (JDM) includes the following:
- Three in-person intensives of four nights and five days car camping in the wilds of Joshua Tree National Park, (March 22-26, 2023), the Colorado Rocky Mountains (in late July, place TBA), and Ghost Ranch, New Mexico (October TBA).
- Bimonthly virtual council and one-on-one mentoring with the guides.
- Participation in sage-brothering and e-council.
Cost for the journey including the five-day intensives is $1,500. The fee covers expenses incurred such as campground and/or retreat center rentals, permits, and travel expenses for the guides. The cost does not include your travel to and from the intensive. Meals will be a combination of group and bring-your-own.
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The 2023 Journey into the Deep Masculine cohort is now full. To put your name on the waiting list contact Dan Dolquist at email@example.com. We will contact you if/when a spot opens up. If you have any questions, please use the button above to contact us.
Space is limited to fourteen participants