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The Bone House: A nature-based Ancestor connection program

Tending the Wounds and Accessing the Gifts of Ancestral Heritage

DEEP IN OUR BONES we carry the DNA of ancestral stories that have been passed down to us over many generations. Woven in the shadows of time and family narratives are the ways we have been formed, with all the migrations, celebrations, tragedies, gifts and wounds. Hidden histories haunt us through a kind of longing for what we do not know: A longing for a sense of true belonging; to know where we come from; to know more fully who we are.

During our time together, we will enter both landscape and deep imagination, to cross a threshold into the Bone House of the Ancestors, to track the known and unknown people and stories that have shaped our lives in mysterious ways. There will be many opportunities to wander the landscape of the wild highland forest of Earth Spring Sanctuary, to listen with our bones and our hearts for ancestral energies, and engage with them and embody them through story, movement, and image.

Between wanders we will take up the soul practices of council, deep imagery, poetry, ceremony and dream work to court the Old Ones and sort the threads of our personal and collective stories. Through this process, we will seek a deepened sense of ourselves, find lost heirlooms, and possibly bring a balm to ancient wounds.

Our 5 days of together of deep listening will be a gift to the ancestors, as well as to ourselves. When we intimately encounter the ancestral stories living in our bones, our compassion for our own history as well as the world’s wounds opens up a depth of soulful understanding that can transform consciousness in ways essential to life on the planet.

June 27-July 2 2022 in Victoria BC, with guides Peter Scanlan, Stephanie Marchal and Sarah Frizelle
By application - limited spots
Sliding scale 950-1250$. 450$ deposit
(includes a one hour post-retreat integration session with either guide)

Please join us for us this opportunity for ancestor connection in THE BONE HOUSE.

Peter Scanlan

was a clinical psychologist in private practice for 34 years in Nashville, Tennessee. He trained with Animas Valley Institute and with School of Lost Borders as a vision quest guide and has been an AVI lead guide for 15 years. He works to facilitate the transformation of personal story into the mytho-poetic story that each of us inhabits. He is dedicated to guiding people to the edge of the deepest mysteries, holding sacred space while they plunge into those depths, and then honouring the unique power and truth of the stories that they bring back from those journeys. He brings heart presence and a playful spirit to his work.

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