INTO THE DARK
This 9-months – inner and outer journey – offers an opportunity to look into the darkness of our times and to get a deeper sense of, what Life is calling for – within yourself and in society as such?
We live in an age of exceptional global crisis. This calls each of us to look into the deeper causes of imbalance – to re-establish the connection with our surrounding nature and with a sense of nature within.
“Today many people argue that we first must make an inner shift before we can address our outer challenges, since what we create in our outer world is just a reflection of our inner nature. But how do we do that?”
‘Into the Great mystery’ – the Work of John Milton/Way of Nature
GATHERINGS ROMANIA – DENMARK – CRETE
The program follows the cycle of nature’s withdrawing into winter and the subtle life-process of decomposing and deep sleep, and into the re-awakening as spring arrives – with vitality and power of emerging ‘future seeds’.
We meet in the beginning, middle and end of the nine month cycle, including two week of retreat in wild nature – one in the Romanian Carpathians, and one week below the White mountains, on the southcoast of Crete – and three dark December days in the heart of Judland, Denmark.
MONTHLY ONLINE FOLLOW UPS
The integration and transformation process is guided through monthly online facilitation. This alternation of live online learning and live on location – is designed to support continuity of the ‘alchemical journey’ and to help participants maintain a set of inner practices.
CORE TEAM & facilitators:
KARSTEN SKIPPER Denmark
exploring and renewing conceptions and mental models
NINNI SØDAHL Norway
inviting the intuitive and creative openness
BJØRN WINTHER Denmark
sensing and being intimate with nature and body
WALTER BERTOLINI Austria
accessing the essence of inner leadership
(extract from poem by David Whyte)
When your eyes are tired
the world is tired also.
When your vision has gone,
no part of the world can find you.
Time to go into the dark
where the night has eyes
to recognize its own.
There you can be sure
you are not beyond love.
The dark will be your home
The night will give you a horizon
further than you can see.