Solstice Wilderness Crossing: 22-26 June 2023


Experience a solo wilderness threshold crossing and guided rite of passage in the beautiful fells of the Lake District. A guided 5-day course, including a fasting day spent alone on the fells from dawn to dusk, with Rupert Marques, Mo Wilde and Mungo Dalglish.
Location: Oak Howe, Crossthwaite, Near Kendal, Cumbria
Dates: Thursday 22nd June to Monday 26 June 2023 inclusive.
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Throughout the human story people have made use of wilderness and the ‘mirror of nature’
as a means of gaining clarity in life or marking significant life transitions. Individuals have
crossed the threshold into wild places to attend more closely to the movement of soul, to
remember what is at one’s core, what is most important.

In this program we will embark on a wilderness threshold crossing from dawn to dusk, going
without company, food or shelter for this duration. Even though we go out alone, the
traditional support for such crossings has invariably been the community.

The day before the threshold crossing, we work each individual’s ‘intent’, exploring where
we find ourselves in life and what draws us to a threshold crossing at this time. The day
after the threshold we sit in story council to hear what has come back from the land, sharing
our stories and having them mirrored back to us, offering the opportunity to see our
individual narrative in a wider context, together with the gifts and implications for the life
we return to.

This work is based on the premise of our seamless belonging to the wider natural world, and
a further support for our work is using a four directions wheel (an eco-centric model of
human development) to contextualize our experience. In this way we see that attending to
our own souls is not separate from remembering our place in our human community as well
as our belonging to the wider natural world. One of the most touching and heartfelt aspects
of this ceremony is witnessing how these threads of soul, community and land all weave
together in a mutually beneficially manner.

This course will be of particular benefit for those offering any type of wilderness solo to
their people through exploring tools for creating a conductive container that attends to all
three phases of a solo journey: preparation, threshold and incorporation. In particular
participants will be exposed to the following elements of working with the wilderness solo
or wilderness threshold crossing:

• The practice of ‘Council’
• Shaping and honing of ‘intent’ as a foundation for threshold experiences
• The four Directions of Human Nature – an eco-centric wheel of human development.
• The nature of self-generated ceremony and the role of threshold crossing.
• Experientially understanding Nature as mirror and guide
• The role and art of Mirroring for empowerment.
• Physical safety during the Threshold time