The Muse - Creativity through the Four Shields

Date: 
Oct 22nd, 2018 - Oct 26th, 2018
Location: 
Cochiti Lake, NM

The muse is an unfathomable creative force that lives within and around us, inspiring us to express our experiences. Many of us have forgotten the physical sense and presence of our muse. We knew it as children and know it at moments of great transition in our lives. We sense the deep importance of turning our attention to creativity for its own sake, not for profit or fame, but as an active and lively intercourse with our own personal nature as creative beings.

This is a Four Shields Ceremony for those who wish to remember and explore the landscapes of their own creative force -- for those who are willing to enter the darkness of soul, and to erupt into the light of dawn -- for those who insist upon embodying their vision and taking the steps necessary to bring fruition to the dream. You need not be an “artist”, only called to meet your muse and discover new territory within your creative self

In this experiential ceremony, which takes places at Cochiti Lake, NM, we will journey through regions typified by the four dimensions of our nature, the four shields. We will invite the Muse to teach, enlighten and play with us. We will seek the gifts that are hidden within us and bring them into the light of the sun, using various art forms including clay, paint, poetry, song, and movement. Each day we will begin with a gathering council as well as mirroring sessions. Walks and creative time will begin the afternoon of the 1st day. There will be daily solo walks and art time as well mirroring of stories

Logistics:  We will begin at 10am on the 22nd of Oct. Our first meeting will take place at Cochiti Lake Campground, NM. The nearest airports are Albuquerque and Santa fe NM. We will send out emails to the group so that ride sharing may be arranged. The weather in autumn is often delightful, full of golden hues, warm breezes and bright blue skies. Expect temperatures in the 70s daytime and perhaps as low as 40’s night time. Mornings will begin with council and in the afternoons, each will go alone onto the land to work with the creative force within each shield. I am a member of the Rio Grand Conservancy and we therefore will have access to a private Bosque along the Rio Grande. Late afternoons and evenings, we will gather to share our stories and creations in story council. Clay and ceramic tools will be available for your use. You may also bring other art materials that are important to you. A celebration of our time and the primitive firing of clay pieces will take place on our final day together.

The School of Lost Borders has created a sliding scale for all its fast and trainings in an effort to keep our courses affordable to a wide range of people. We set forth no criteria and trust that each individual will pay what they feel is appropriate.

Tuition: $650 - $1150

Deposit: $200
(Non-refundable & non-transferrable unless seminar is cancelled)

Extra Fees: Camping Fees tbd

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