An·i·ma /ˈanəmə/noun 1. the soul; 2.the feminine principle
Ter·ra /ˈterə/ noun 1. land or territory; 2. the planet earth
Come to the forest, sister!
Reach out; take our hands.
You’ve been called in whispers
Into deep, sacred lands.
Your wild soul beckons you
Come now! The light it does wane.
Leave behind that which binds you.
And enter Mystery’s terrain…
This yearlong transformational journey is one of descent and return–descent into the underworld of Earth and Psyche to let go of attachments to the roles and identities of a life that has become confining, so you can encounter the pure voice and true expression of your wild feminine Soul. By courageously releasing the cultural and personal mindsets that have bound you, you will cross many thresholds, confront your shadows, your fears, and your wounds as well as your light, and explore the edges of your grief and your longing. In relationship with the clear reflections of nature, you can allow yourself to be radically reshaped by the elemental forces of wind and water, moon and sun, rocks and trees, owl and coyote, and return to your communities in wholeness, with your mythical Soul now guiding your life.
Earth willing, during this yearlong journey, you will have a genuine soul encounter that shatters illusions and makes it impossible to stay small or to inhabit any world except the one to which you truly belong. The risk is you won’t be the same woman you used to be; the reward is you will potentially be irreversibly changed intothe one you were born to be. By gaining profound inspiration and fresh vision for your life, you will return to your community with precious seeds and gifts that only you can offer the world.
This yearlong journey, held in a forest sanctuary in SW Vermont, unfolds over five sessions – four four-day sessions and one eight-day Vision Quest session – beginning in April 2021 and ending in January 2022.
Dear Soul Sisters,
- Do you know you have potent work to do in the world and desperately want the space, clarity and courage to clearly see your way forward?
- Are you wanting to confront the shadows of your life and be challenged and encouraged by guides to look fearlessly in your own mirror with both love and ferocity?
- Are you longing to tear away the masks of the tame and domestic self and feel your pure wildness come through?
- Are you feeling an urgency– that you simply must leap and act now to step into greater service and work in these potent times?
If so, we have designed this yearlong immersion for you.
Visit the Anima Terra Page for all the details!
Anima Terra is for women who are already engaged in worthwhile lives and work, have achieved one or more successful, functional roles in society and have cultivated a sense of responsibility to themselves and the world, YET they hear an undeniable call to something more — to something beyond the edges of the known — something wild, rich, and even a little scary. Through murmurings and imaginings, they have been urged to uncover why they are really here and to hear what their Soul is beckoning them to embody.
By committing to this extended journey in a circle of sisterhood, you will be invited to cross more deeply into Mystery’s terrain than you ever have before. As the voices of the over-culture fade, and you leave behind the distractions of your daily life, you will finally come home to true belonging on Earth supported by seasoned guides and the wild ones in nature. By creating the space for your Soul to come through, you will finally partner with your ego to more fully live your sacred purpose into the world.
The things that women reclaim are often their own voices, their own values, their imagination, their clairvoyance, their stories, their ancient memories. If we go for the deeper, and the darker, and the less known, we will touch the bones.” –Clarissa Pinkola Estes
April 22-25, Thursday – Sunday
July 1-4, Thursday – Sunday
August 13-19 (with vision quest)
October 8-11, Thursday – Sunday
January 20-23, 2022, Thursday – Sunday
All sessions meet at Spirit Hollow, except the final, January 2022 session at a location close to SH that has indoor lodging for winter (venue to be announced).