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wILD SpIRITuAlIty

How Nature Invites Us Into the Sacred (and Vice Versa)

Online Introductory Program:  Earth Day, April 22

AND May 1 On-site Program at Ghost Ranch, October 6-9

We belong to an inherently sacred world, but our culture and religion have severed us from full participation in this interconnective web of life.  And the Earth -- as well as our own spirituality -- suffers from that disconnection. Whether heartbroken by the realities of our profound ecological crises or unfulfilled by traditional expressions of religion that tend to disembody our faith, many of us long for a wild spirituality that reconnects us with the rest of the natural world.

Following the themes of the new book by Seminary of the Wild and Wild Church Network co-founder, Victoria Loorz, this daylong program will draw on the wilderness wanderings of spiritual leaders and offer spiritual practices to restore relationship with the sanctuary of the natural world. “Church of the Wild: How Nature Invites Us into the Wild,” will be released on October 5, 2021 by Broadleaf Press, and is available for pre-order now.  Themes of the workshop include:

  • The transition from relating to Nature as a Collection of Objects into a Communion of Subjects

  • The Courtship of the Particular

  • In the Beginning Was the Conversation

  • Into the Mountains to Pray

  • Allured into the Wilderness

With an ecospiritual lens on biblical narratives and a fresh look at a community larger than our own species, Church of the Wild uncovers the wild roots of faith and helps us deepen our commitment to a suffering earth by falling in love with it--and calling it church. Mystical encounters with the natural world are more common than we realize. This workshop will help you connect more deeply to a love that literally holds the world together--a love that calls us into communion with all creatures.

  • A one day, online introductory workshop is offered on Earth Day April 22 in collaboration with Ghost Ranch OR May 1 in collaboration with Stillpoint.

  • 9-11 am PST on Zoom.

  • An afternoon of wandering in your own wild-ish home place and a closing 

  • Council and Ceremony 5-7 pm (pst).  

  • A four day, on-land retreat is offered on-site at Ghost Ranch, Wednesday, October 6 beginning at 5 pm through Saturday, October 9, 11 am.

Your Guide: 

Victoria Loorz
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Co-Founder & Guide

Victoria Loorz is Co-Founder of Seminary of the Wild, a co-founder of Wild Church Network, a spiritual director and author of "Church of the Wild".

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  • You will experience the sacred presence of Spirit and be drawn into deeper relationship with the natural world. 

  • You will identify particular beings who might be calling you into a more intimate relationship. 

  • You will learn the ways in which the severance between spirituality and nature is a false one, creating massive  consequences both to Earth and to their own souls and spirituality.

  • You will develop spiritual practices that honor the land, and restore the breach in your own life.  

  • This program also offers an introduction to Seminary of the Wild.