Introduction to Soulcraft – Online Masterclass

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  • Introduction to Soulcraft
    19/02/2021 - 21/02/2021
    7:00 pm - 5:00 pm
SoulCraft is a synergistic set of nature-based practices designed to evoke the life-shifting experience of soul encounter.   
In order to celebrate his new book and follow-on from the interview with Bill Plotkin on the importance of ‘soul initiation’, we are running a very special Masterclass on SoulCraft over the course of a weekend.
Over three days we will give you a taster of the SoulCraft practices as developed by depth psychologist and wilderness guide Bill Plotkin and The Animas Valley Institute.
Your soul is your true self, those qualities that most deeply define and express who you are and the unique gift that you were born to bring to the world, a world so much in need of the socially transforming contributions of initiated, actively engaged adults.
To encounter the soul is to discover the mystical image you were born with, which reveals the path to your greatest personal fulfillment as well as the essence of your true service to society (the cross-cultural wisdom traditions say these are one and the same).
SoulCraft practices spring from nature-based cultures, modern depth psychology, the poetic tradition, and wilderness rites of passage — to comprise a truly contemporary Western path to soul discovery and soul initiation. For a full discussion, see Bill Plotkin’s book Soulcraft: Crossing Into the Mysteries of Nature and Psyche.

Times: Friday 19 – Sunday 21 February 2021 London

Friday 19th: 7 – 9pm
Saturday 2oth: 2pm – 5pm
Sunday 21st: 2pm – 5pm

Kate Joiner

Kate Joyner

Kate serves as a guide to the mysteries of Soul by facilitating the Underworld Journey to Soul, for Animas and through her own body of work. Our modern culture has banished and demonised the primordial power held within our Eros and it’s creative expression. Kate believes that our creative life force energy, once fully embodied, is the revolutionary force that will change the world. She is devoted to creating alchemical journey’s that catalyse the unfurling of the tender and powerful essence of each soul to come forth in service of re-imagining a culture rooted in true love and mythical wildness.

Doug Van Houten

Doug Van Houten

Doug draws on the wisdom of the natural world, depth-psychology, eco-psychology, dreams, somatic knowing, poetry, and many pan-cultural, soul furthering practices that includes: The Way of Council, vision fasting, shadow work, symbolic artwork, trance dancing and conversations with the more than human world. Doug’s true calling in life is to support others as they uncover their own unique gifts and in so doing, transform their lives in service to what Thomas Berry called ”The Great Work” of our times. Doug is also an ardent beekeeper, a visual artist, a wily wanderer, a dream tracker, an emergent ceremonialist, a heart-centered activist, and a yoga instructor interested in new forms of somatic practice.