"When we quit thinking primarily about ourselves and our own self-preservation, we undergo a truly heroic transformation of consciousness. " ~Joseph Campbell

"What you are, the world is. And without your transformation, there can be no transformation of the world." ~ J. Krishnamurti

"If we are to teach real peace in this world, and if we are to carry on a real war against war, we shall have to begin with the children." ~Mahatma Gandhi

"Come forth into the light of things; let nature be your teacher." ~William Wordsworth

"I hold the most archaic values on earth: the fertility of the soul; the magic of the animals; the power-vision in solitude; the love and ecstasy of the dance; the common work of the tribe." ~Gary Snyder



Spirit Hollow’s mission is to educate, awaken, and empower individuals to embody their wholeness, and ripen into the fullness of their authentic selves and spiritual maturity.

Founded on the innate understanding that love is the most powerful force in the universe, we help people to cultivate active, intimate partnerships with the living earth and with one another and thus to be agents of change in the world.

Our offerings are rooted in core shamanism, spiritual ecology, the power of community and the deep belief in our mutual interdependence with all things.

Through hands-on, nature-based programs, individuals gain tools with which to navigate new terrain in these unprecedented times. These tools help us ground in the Earth, uplift in Spirit, while being centered and balanced in our daily lives.

Current Offerings

THINK SUMMER! Camps for Kids and Teens 2017!!

Spirit Quest for Kids (age 7-12): June 26-30 Goddess Camp (girls 9-16): July 10-14 Warrior Camp (boys 8-15): July 17-21 Spirit Quest for Teens (age 13-17): July 23-29  “If we […]

Seeing with the Heart, New class starting Autumn 2017

An Apprenticeship in Core Shamanism Taught by Tracey Forest and Robert Patton “We need as many shamanic practitioners in the world as possible in these challenging times on the planet.  […]

Psychopomp: Shamanic Practice with the Dying, September 23

9 AM-9PM, Saturday, September 23, 2017 Facilitated by Robert L. Patton The role of psychopomp  has long been a part of the shaman’s practice.  We forget that this role deals not […]

Fall Goddess Retreat, October 13-15

October 13-15, 2017 “A woman in harmony with her spirit is like a river flowing,” ~ Maya Angelou Our Goddess Retreats have been so amazing that we now offer two […]

Men’s Circle, October 28

FRANKENSTEIN’S MONSTER and Stone Soup Saturday, October 28. Halloween/Samhain Weekend. 12pm-6pm We all recognize that part of us that rages, the Monster within that rages when it is frustrated, rages […]

Soul Sessions with Tracey Forest

Transformational Soul Sessions BOOKING SESSIONS FOR Fall 2017 with Tracey Forest If you feel challenged by the shifting energies on the planet, or pulled out of your center, or you keep […]

Taking NEW Apprentices

Individual Apprenticeships In Shamanic Healing and Transformational Soul Therapy with Tracey Forest and other Spirit Hollow teachers For those who cannot attend Seeing with the Heart, our ongoing group apprenticeship […]

Sweat Lodges

DATES FOR FALL 2017: October 8 November 12 December 10 Please email RSVP to Maggie Murphy (murphy.maggie@hotmail.com); if a lodge is canceled, an email will be sent to you. Come […]

Full Moon New Year’s Eve Firewalk, December 31

Facilitated by Stephanie Foy 2:30pm How do we walk in the world during these times and what kinds of footprints will we leave for the generations that follow? Gather to reflect […]

See all our news


through your Tax Deductible donation

Your contributions are greatly appreciated; please help us build and expand.
Make a financial donation online through
Just Give, or by check to:

Spirit Hollow
2509 Shaftsbury Hollow Road
North Bennington, VT 05257

You also can volunteer your time or donate materials by contacting us at the address above, or calling us at (802) 447-3895.

Kind Words


Spirit Hollow to me means community and sisterhood and brotherhood, love for the Earth and for one another. It’s vital. It’s so vital and important. Particularly the camps for younger people. We come year after year and we connect with nature and with one another and then go back out into the world and share what we receive, make it a better place, because it’s TIME!

Deena Chappell, Spirit Quest Staff Member


Mind expanding, soul enriching, community building, pure, glorious magick. I have been utterly transformed through this apprenticeship and I’ve found a place where I can share my whole self, connect with others and through it all be truly embraced, encouraged, challenged and awakened. Tracey and Robert are extraordinary teachers and Spirit Hollow is welcoming perfection.

Rachel Sachs Steele, Seeing With the Heart student


Amazing, uplifting, inviting, and most of all spiritually connected. Beautiful landscape and so warm…a simple “thank you” to all that you offer each and every person who is blessed enough to meet Tracey and just “be.”

Stacy Gentile, participant in Spirit Hollow events


As a third year Seeing With the Heart student, my life has been transformed. The hands-on training and practical experience in core shamanism, divination and healing can lean one (who is ready) to new worlds and limitless possibilities. I have seen (and performed!) miracles. This stuff is real and bless Spirit Hollow for spreading the magic all around and keeling the teachings alive.

Joanne Grisanti, Spirit Hollow Board Member


At the Hollow, we have shared our love of the power and beauty of the land and water; there, we have learned countless lessons about how to better care for each other and ourselves. There are always rich new paths to find at Spirit Hollow and loving arms and outstretched hands of caring guides, teachers and friends to help you on your journey. The Earth would be a better place if more people had the experiences that both my daughter and I have had there.

ELISABETH SHAPIRO, Mother of Isabella, Spirit Quest camper


An incredible oasis of healing energy and collection of beautiful and loving souls. I can’t think of anyone who wouldn’t benefit from time at SH. I love it and all the pilgrim travelers I have met there and am so grateful for Tracey’s dedication to bringing in the “light!”

Lisa Verschoor, Astrologer and Spirit Hollow friend