A Rewilding Journey of Wholeness and Self-Healing
Conducted Via Zoom
Howling at the Moon is an Illuman cohort experience for men who feel called to journey into a life of deep inner work consisting of self-awareness, inner self-healing, the recovery of wholeness, and connection with our deep archetypal selves and awareness of various complexes – all to ultimately manifest the most life-giving relationship with self, others, and the world. Carl Jung called this process,the ‘path to individuation’ – essentially the life-long journey of becoming ‘who you were born to be.’
This is a nine-month deliberate, experiential practice with a cohort of ten like-minded men, that may initiate you into such a journey. To facilitate the gathering of men from across the country, meetings and practices will be conducted on Zoom. Our time together will be an immersion into the soul-based ecocentric work of Bill Plotkin (see the book “Wild Mind” by Bill Plotkin),and depth psychological work of James Hollis (see “Finding Meaning in the Second Half of Life” by James Hollis) as well as other renowned cultural change agents.
The monthly cohort practices will include:
- Group council and mirror work
• Solo wilderness/nature wandering (in your own location).
• Small group work with men in your cohort
• Individual dream-work, active imagination, and mirror work with a guide.
Each month we will discuss the psychology, and how it applies to your life personally, behind a particular facet of wholeness or specific sub-personality, associated with one of the four cardinal directions as described by Native tradition. For example, in the West this would be the Muse and the Shadow, respectively. You will then be invited to experience this personally, in the solo wanders, and then have your experience witnessed in council.
The Howling Cohorts is appropriate life work for any man who previously has not had formal inner work training, but who is feeling a strong pul to be the best human he can possibly be. Your own Howling work may culminate in a Men’s Rite of Passage to ceremonialize your transformation and threshold crossing into a new world view of life – your life – as a consequence. Your experience can be extended and deepened in other Illuman programs as well.
This year, at the end of the on-line cohort experience, we are offering an opportunity for an in-person Wild Mind Immersion. Location will be Aravaipa Canyon, AZ. Dates (exact dates TBD) will be either Oct 2-6 or Nov 8-12. Cost is $495/person which includes registration and accommodations at the Aravaipa Canyon ranch house.
The next Howling Cohort will begin in February and end in October, 2024.
Please email John Lew at email@example.com for more information on the Howling Cohorts 2024 or the Wild Mind Immersion 2024 at Aravaipa Canyon.
Cost is $375 with sliding scale.