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Wild Soul: Discovering the Journey You Are Already On…

June 8, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - June 10, 2018 @ 1:00 pm

JUNE 8-10.   A WEEKEND INTENSIVE    Everyone yearns for – and needs – a purpose that can be fully embodied.  A meaning in life that can be fully lived.  You are already on this journey, in one form or another.  It is your love for life itself, for all living things, for community, and your desire to do something lasting and worthwhile, that pours itself into the world like a prayer.  However, most of us are unclear as to what this journey ought to truly look like, what true gifts we have to offer the world along the way, and who we really are as agents of cultural change.

This weekend intensive is based on the book “Nature and the Human Soul” by Bill Plotkin.  The goal is to awaken from our Western-centric identity superficially rooted in peer group, culture and society, and cross into the deeper mystery of nature, psyche, vision and soul-centric life purpose.  What is the Earth calling you to do?  Your guide will be the wild.

Your Facilitator:  John Lew.  John is a nature-based self-awareness guide and cultural change agent.  His passion is the healing and awakening of men largely through soul-centric wilderness and nature-based experience.  He brings his background in Native-based four-directional self-awareness, healing and wholing, deep listening/ mirroring, and meditation to awaken men to their authentic soul journeys.  John trains extensively with Animas Valley Institute in the Wild-Mind Training Program, and has trained with the Center for Courage and Renewal and the Chaplaincy Institute for Interfaith Spirituality.  John is an Illuman SoCal board member, and did his Men’s Rites of Passage in 2014 at Aravaipa Canyon, AZ.

“There is only one life you can call your own, and a thousand others you can call by any name you want.

  Those who do not understand their destiny will never understand, the one life that waits beyond all the others….”

–David Whyte

Event Details:

Date: June 8-10, 2018

Venue: Camp Cedar Glen, Julian, CA

Accommodations: Camping (Tenting).  Meals are included.

Cost: Total cost for the weekend is a sliding scale between $225-300, which includes registration, meals and tent site accomodations.  We appreciate any payment over and above the minimum $225, which will go toward a scholarship fund for brothers in financial need.  Registration can be made now by payment in full or of a $50 deposit; full payment must be recieved by May 25.  A non-refundable $50 cancellation fee is applied if cancellation occurs after May 11.

Other details:  All men are welcome to participate in Illuman events including those who are new to the Iluman experience.  Participants in Wild Soul must be18 yrs of age or older.  Participants supply their own tent, sleeping bag, sleeping pad, and other smaller camping-related equipment, which will be listed in the participants information package distributed at the time of registration.  Participants must be in good physical condition.  Submission of a medical release form will be required prior to the event.  Wild Soul is a wilderness/nature -based spritual experience.  It is not religous, although there will be practices that refer to various spiritual traditions of the world, particularly Native aboriginal and the Mystical traditons.  For more information,  email: gjohnlew@gmail.com. or call John at 805.453.6945.


June 8, 2018 @ 1:00 pm
June 10, 2018 @ 1:00 pm
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John Lew


Camp Cedar Glen, Julian, CA
743 Farmer Rd
Julian, CA 92036 United States
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