On this page you will find a list and links to many of the human teachers and communities I have been deeply influenced by and have been apart of. To come into this world, discover our gifts, awaken to the brightest aspects of ourselves and heal our body, spirit, mind, and soul we must come into relationship with those who will encourage, support, and nurture us. We cannot do anything alone. We require guidance, wisdom, encouragement, nurturing from those who will believe in us sometimes before we can believe in ourselves. We need communities to witness and support our journey. Communities who will mark our rites of passage, celebrating and grieving changes that we evolve into. Below are only a few of the individuals and communities who have touch me as I have grown out of and into the magical loving human I continue to grow into today. I will be forever grateful for the gifts I have been given. And hope that I too can offer gifts back.
What is not listed is the incredible and deep guidance and love I have received and continue to be nourish by from the many guides who have come in the form of animals, spirits, the land, and magical beings. They walk with me through my dreams and waking journey.
Students of the Dream and Limina School is an organization created by Sue Scavo and Bill St. Cyr which focuses on a radical and unique dreamwork style, Embodied Dreamwork. They offer dream circles, retreats and practitioner trainings based on their philosophy and modality of dreamwork.
Sue, a gifted dreamworker, mystic, shapeshifter, poet, and brilliant teacher has been my dreamwork practitioner, mentor, guide, and dear friend. She has walked the path with me as we have danced with my dreams, assisting me in exploring and discovering it’s wisdom while standing witness to my becoming. Her teachings has laid the foundation for my unfolding and stepping into my wisdom and skills as a practitioner.
Bill, a brilliant teacher, activist, environmentalist, practitioner, and weaver of ideas that touch on trauma and coming into conciousness. He stood with me in the evolution of dreaming back to the earth, offering collaboration, guidance, and encouragement in growing this radical concept. We have grown in the depth of supporting each other in the planting of our gifts as seeds to witness the roots take to the dirt and the flowering of our passions into reality.
Students of the Dream and their school offer online classes that support the dreamer and practitioners in discovering their unique skills and beliefs about dreaming and the work. I deeply love and respect these two incredible humans as they role model their journey in becoming and walking a path in love. I encourage you to check out their online classes.
International Association for the Study of Dreams is a non-profit, international, multidisciplinary organization dedicated to the pure and applied investigation of dreams and dreaming. Our purposes are to promote an awareness and appreciation of dreams in both professional and public arenas; to encourage research into the nature, function, and significance of dreaming; to advance the application of the study of dreams; and to provide a forum for the eclectic and interdisciplinary exchange of ideas and information.
School of Lost Borders
The School of Lost Borders offers vision fast and rites of passage training which cultivate self-trust, responsibility, and understanding about one’s unique place within society and the natural world. Its programs provide guided opportunities, perspectives, teachings, and much needed self-reflection time in a non-judgmental yet challenging environment.
Animus Valley Institute
Founded in 1980 by Bill Plotkin — offers a rich assortment of journeys into the mysteries of nature and psyche, including soulcraft™ intensives, contemporary vision fasts, and training programs for nature-based soul guides. Animus offers multi-day, experiential explorations into wild landscapes and into the wilds of soul with the goal of discovering the meaning and destiny at the heart of each life. We are guides to the initiatory journey — the descent into the mysteries of nature and psyche where the husk of outgrown ego-identity is shed; where tricksters, demons, and perhaps angels are encountered; and from which a new self emerges as a vessel for one’s distinctive genius and world-transforming gifts. Although our work evokes non-ordinary perception and ways of knowing, it is not shamanism, nor is it primarily rites of passage, wilderness-based psychotherapy, or emotional healing. Our immersions are not designed to transcend the ego, solve everyday personal problems, or help people better adjust to — or be happier in — the flatland of contemporary Western culture. Rather, our intent is a deep-structure shift that matures the ego and elicits each person’s most creative, soul-rooted response to our critical, liminal moment in the unfolding of the world’s story — on the threshold of a future shaped by those who can see beyond our own time.