The Song of the Sea: Reflections on a Selke Soul-Skin Rewilding Retreat

The Song of the Sea: Reflections on a Selke Soul-Skin Rewilding Retreat

This past Autumn Waymarkers hosted a Rewilding Retreat based on the Celtic story of the Selkie. This seal-skin/soul-skin mythopoetic lens was a meaningful way of leaning into one’s personal story and recovering lost aspects of one’s True Self.

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Summer Rewilding Retreat: Scraping the Ground for the Grief Seeds

Summer Rewilding Retreat: Scraping the Ground for the Grief Seeds

My Rewilding Year continues and comes to completion with time spent within the associated energies between the Summer season, Southern direction, and Earthen element. Combined, this wisdom resides in the bioregion of the farm, the garden, the field. Read on to learn along with me what I recovered when I spent time with Dr. Randy and Edith Woodley at Eloheh Farm in the Willamette Valley in Newberg, Oregon.

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Winter Rewilding Retreat-The Enchantments

Winter Rewilding Retreat-The Enchantments

In February I went away for my personal Winter Rewilding Retreat up in the North Cascades. Here, in a cave-turned-cabin, I engaged prayers and practices that reconnected me to the deep and sacred symbolisms associated with Winter, North and Air, locating them in the bioregion of mountains and high places. From this place I sought the mythopoetic wisdom of the sage, the elder, the crone. Temperatures dipped into single digits so I kept the cave’s wood burning stove burning, not so unlike the fires around which wise ones gathered to tell their stories of what the wild had taught them. 

Read on about my Rewilding Year and how you too might be inspired by the sacred wild world that surrounds you!

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