Wisdom of the Wild
Wisdom of the Wild: A four-day intensive camp in the Reclaiming Tradition
June 7-10, 2012
The Hermitage, New Hampshire, USA
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From where does your authority come? Whose laws do you follow? Almost everyone knows the story of Robin Hood, who steals from the rich to give to the poor, creating justice by choosing to defy the laws of society.
In the oldest versions of the Robin Hood story, Robin was not a noble lord, but a skilled commoner, one of the people. His power came not from “above,” but from his strength of spiritual authority, which flowed from intimate knowledge of the wild woods, giving the ability to exist outside the laws and structures which governed the society around him.
The Robin Hood tales inspire us by teaching that through the knowledge of the Wild we can develop our own authority, and create a more just world. Coming from a place of inner authority, the actions we take are based on the right thing to do, not necessarily what we are told to do or what is expected of us.
We will follow Robin, Marian, and their band of merry witches into the wild woods to learn Her deep, subversive wisdom, and revel in Her powerful and shameless ecstasy.
The four-day camp will include intensive path work, afternoon optional offerings (including archery!), all-camp rituals, and the opportunity to share stories, music, skills and song in the wild with your fellow journeyers. There will be two paths offered: an inner path and an outer path, offering the opportunity to learn from the wild, develop your magical skills and spiritual authority, and use that skill and authority to manifest positive change in your life and the world around you.
This is an intensive camp and will involve deep Work, so we ask that campers come with some prior background and knowledge of basic magical practice. Particularly for those whose experience is in other traditions or forms, we will offer optional offerings covering fundamentals of Reclaiming-style ritual and magic.
Location: The Hermitage, Claudia and Chelidon’s home and land in West-Central New Hampshire (Grantham, NH, near Hanover-Lebanon, NH)
Date: Thursday June 7, starting promptly at 6 pm (can arrive any time after 3pm), ending Sunday June 10 at 1pm
Meals: Starting w/ Dinner Thursday, 3 meals a day on Friday and Saturday, Brunch on Sunday
Cost: $225-150, sliding scale
Teachers: The teaching team will be made up of experienced teachers and mentors from the RTITS (Reclaiming Teachers in Training and Support) group, which is in its seventh year of work.
To register: Register online at wisdomofthewild.eventbrite.com . When you register, you can choose whether you want to pay online or send a cheque in the mail. A $75 deposit is required to secure your place. The balance is due by June 1st, 2012. A small Eventbrite service fee will be added to your online registration total.
Contact: For more information, email to firstname.lastname@example.org The event will be filled first-come, first-served, in the order in which registrations/deposits are received. We do expect camp to fill, and will begin a waiting list at that point.
Main House with 3 1/2 baths, 2 kitchens, 1 large inside meeting room and large dining room with seating for 20+, hot tub in the greenhouse. Indoor and woodland showers w/ hot water.
A converted barn with large meeting space, comfy bunk beds for 20, running cold water, wood stove heat, 2 fancy composting toilets. 20 acres of wooded private land with 3 streams abutting thousands of wooded acres of preserve land.
Large open area for outdoor ritual with bonfire circle and space for campers should anyone wish to tent or car camp.
Please note the house has cats and a dog, but the barn is pet-free. Special dietary and other needs (CPAP, etc) can typically be accommodated as long as we know in advance.