Deep Wilderness Journey:
The Lost Coast
DEEP WILDERNESS EXPERIENCE: A RITUAL JOURNEY
Experience the magic of deep wilderness - regardless of your prior experience outdoors
Open to the quiet voice of intuition
Enjoy the bond that develops among a small group amidst paradise
Engage subtle communication of the natural world on its own terms
Return enriched, bringing strength and lasting insight back to your life, family, work, and the world.
The Deep Wilderness Experience is structured differently than skills courses; it is designed as a ritual journey.
The Lost Coast is 29 miles of wilderness beach and canyons in Northern California ...A setting removed from this century; wild, primordial and filled with a variety of wildlife. It is common to stroll on the beach amidst recent tracks of seal, raccoon, wildcat, coyote, fox and bear within the same hour-or see the animals themselves. It was the only stretch of coastline, in its pristine remote wildness, inaccessible to roads. It is a place of profound and haunting beauty ...blending mountains, flats, canyons and sea.
About the Journey: This is not a "backpacking" trip. We’ll prepare food, but it isn’t just a ‘cuisine’ trip. We will bring what we need to be safely comfortable, yet understanding that equipment and food can insulate from true experience of wilderness. The object is transformation- from our ordinary everyday patterns, to a time-proven extraordinary group experience of becoming receptive to, and connecting with the Earth. People return for this journey, and also report back on it’s effect years later.
Wilderness, as Psychologist Robert Greenway suggests, is the original, untainted, healthy mind. Deep wilderness is a physical place, yet also an internal state. This journey explores wilderness, with personal exploration and group interaction, as we are affected by the spirit of the land. Wilderness is not just something to survive in, do mileage across, or navigate through. Immersion with skill and intention changes lives long-term for the better - both consciously and subconsciously. The intent is to immerse in pristine wilderness and receive its lasting gifts. This is an aspect of what today is called “Ecopsychology”. Peter Wolf will give you tools, to help you integrate nature’s gifts and simplicity... back into the volume, pressure and speed of modern daily life.
"Culture" is the context that forms when people come together. When we get physically and ritually removed enough, from the culture where we live, it gets easier to break its habit patterns, or “focus lock”. Peoples who lived close to the Earth were more attuned to their surroundings, because nature was simply where they walked their life. They developed their cultures as much by their relationship to Earth’s pulse, as to their relationship with each other. It is where we will go. In today’s modern culture, people rarely learn how to see, or hear, or feel nature speak on her own terms: to teach us, to relax, to heal, and help us become more focused, more aware, and more strong, humorous and adaptable in the core. This is one purpose of the Deep Wilderness Journey. It can bring profound positive changes: for a person’s initiative, for creative thinking “out of the box”, and the ability to find communion in daily living.
The journey is structured to tap into this pulse. To do this, we will:
- Create severance; leave home behind at the “wilderness line”.
- Suspend names and categorizations of the world and each other as we “know” it.
- Enter wilderness with intent for a new culture to emerge.
- Make decisions by group consensus.
- Cook and eat dinner together each evening and other times.
- Perform ceremony as appropriate.
- Experience a gentle period of “solo” time in wilderness.
- Construct and perform the Sweat/Prayer Lodge, or other ceremony as appropriate.
- Return ritually with tools to integrate the experience into daily life.
Preparation: Eat a little healthier, and get in shape before the trip. Contact Peter for tips on preparation.
*Upon receipt of registrations, additional information will be mailed. Registration / flyer
YOLLA BOLLY MIDDLE EEAL RIVER WILDERNESS
FULL MOON TRIP
The Yolla Bolly Wilderness is a place of extreme beauty, with one of California's last wild scenic rivers amid forested mountains. There is a silence and power to this mountain range that even decades later leaves one remembering like the eyes, scent, and touch of a loved one.
CALIFORNIA'S LOST COAST
The Lost Coast is a 29 mile stretch of wilderness beach and canyons in Northern California. A setting removed from this century; wild, primordial and filled with a variety of wildlife. It is common to stroll on the beach amid recent tracks of seal, raccoon, wildcat, and bear within the same hour. It was named "Lost Coast" because it was the only stretch of coastline that, in its pristine remote wildness, was inaccessible to road-building and commerce. It is a place of profound and haunting beauty ...blending mountains, flats, canyons and sea.