New Cohort Begins September, 2020

The Seminary of the Wild Eco-ministry Certification Program ™ is an experiential, nature-based, yearlong offering to help you remember your primary participation in sacred Earth. In the face of profound ecological and social challenges, a New Story is emerging. At the core of that Story is a weaving of an ancient path and a new way of relating to Earth, other species, each other, and the Divine. Thomas Berry calls this path "The Dream of the Earth." This deep and wild course is an animated and inter-connected conversation between all things.

 

This program is for those individuals who sense that their old ways of believing, being, and doing are inadequate for the tasks ahead.  We invite all who feel their longing to take their unique and vital role in the emergence of this New Story to join the Seminary of the Wild.

 

This Eco-Ministry Certificate program offers nature-based tools, practices, teachings, experiences, and support for your inner transformation with a band of wild pilgrims and guides as you move toward your wild calling during this period of turbulence leading us into profound transformation that Joanna Macy calls "The Great Turning.”

During four ten-week modules you will:

Discover

your own deep authenticity, your wild Self waiting to be embodied in fearless leadership for a time such as this.

Reclaim

the wild roots of the Christian story buried under centuries of imperialism, conformity, and patriarchy.

Encounter

the Wild Christ through numinous encounter in conversation with your wild Self and wild Earth.

Embody

your sacred and wild calling as gift to your community and watershed in deeper service to the world. 

We will journey away from the domesticating and indoctrinating forces of Western society into a deep rediscovery and enchantment of Earth, Self, Christ, and our Call. Seminary of the Wild brings out of the 'storeroom' of the perennial wisdom tradition 'treasures new as well as old', drawing on the wisdom of ancient streams of Christian mysticism and Celtic spirituality as well as contemporary pan-cultural practices integrated from the Animas Valley Institute. Through nature-based spiritual practices, such as contemplative wanders, sacred council, facilitated group work, ceremony,  dreamwork, imaginal journeys, embodied movement, writing, and eco-theological reflection and discussion, we will return to our original wholeness, our wildness, and our authentic service.

Mentoring

The Seminary of the Wild co-founders are trained nature-based human development guides, with backgrounds in coaching and spiritual direction. 

Community

Integrate your faith into the wineskins of a new cosmology and explore your questions and wonderings with the support of a cohort of like-hearted spiritual leaders.  

Online Learning

Learn from the brightest, mystical minds and practical eco-theologians through live webinars, an innovative curriculum and reading list, and one-on-one guidance from the co-founders of Seminary of the Wild.

1.

2 Five-day Nature-based Guided Immersions

2.

Twelve Online Webinars with Wild Luminaries  

3.

Weekly Zoom-video conference sessions, facilitated by SEMINARY OF THE WILD Guides.

4.

A focused Eco-Ministry Reading List for discussion and reflection (plus electronic program resources)

5.

Ten Personal Mentoring Sessions with A Seminary of the Wild Guide

6.

Eco-Ministry Certificate upon completion of the program.

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