2018 Workshop with David Abram​
Thursday, June 14, 1:00 pm to Sunday, June 17th, 1:00 pm
​Siskiyou Field Institute and Retreat Center
1241 Illinois River Road, 1.5 miles west of Selma, Oregon

Klamath River photo by Keith Henty

Workshop Schedule
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HOSTS: Julie Norman, Rachael Resch, and Richard Seidman
PHONE: Julie 541-488-9474
EMAIL: register2018@juliekaynorman.com

Between the Human Animal and the Animate Earth:
The Speech of Things

How can we open a fresh and unshakeable solidarity between humankind and the other animals, plants, and elemental forces that compose this breathing biosphere?
The climatic changes now underway ensure that civilization will experience dramatic transformations in the near future, indeed that humanity is about to undergo a sea change of immense proportions. How can we help such metamorphoses unfold in a manner beneficial not just to human elites, but to the greatest possible range of species, ecosystems, and cultures?
A dawning recognition of the primacy of place, an awareness of wildness unfolding wherever we train our attention, a fresh humility in relation to other earthborn beings (whether salmon or cedars or stormclouds), and a radically transformed sense of the sacred — all these are struggling to be born at this moment in the world’s unfolding. How can this transformed awareness settle deep into our muscles and bones, and how can it come most powerfully to expression in our lives?
Join us for a vivid personal experience and collective exploration, a gathering rich with storytelling, poetry, and conversation. We’ll pool discoveries for engendering a new experience of the enveloping earth and atmosphere — as an intelligent, exuberant, improvisational, and sentient reality— and of ourselves as full-bodied participants (along with the bears and crickets) in the emergence of that reality. David

This workshop will support you to:
➢ awaken your creaturely senses, shaking them free from habitual patterns
➢ enter into a richer relationship with the more-than-human, natural world
➢ tune into your home-place, deepening your experience of the local Earth
➢ awaken to the beauty and power of indigenous cosmologies
➢ expand and intensify your sense of wonder
➢ hone your poetic and storytelling skills
➢ become a more powerful agent of cultural metamorphosis ​

LODGING FEE for 3 nights (pick one): $ ___

Female-identified dorm (bunk-beds) with 2 shared bathrooms $85
Large and small yurts (bunk-beds) with shared bath house $70
Tent sites & camper/van sites (no utilities) with shared bath house $35