Shadowcliff Opens for the Season on Memorial Day. Now Taking Reservations!

Based on Bill Plotkin’s newest book, Wild Mind: A Field Guide to the Human Psyche, this 5-day intensive is an experiential exploration of our human psyches as unique expressions of the universal forces and patterns of nature.



  • how to recognize and consciously cultivate four facets of Self — your innate human wholeness

  • how to identify subpersonalities that supported you in childhood and adolescence to adapt to the challenges of family /  social life, but ultimately became barriers to your full and authentic humanity

  • practices and guidelines for cultivating relationships between Self and your subpersonalities, enabling you to heal your subpersonalities, discover their gifts, and foster Self-actualization

  • how each facet of Self provides essential resources for the underworld journey (the descent to soul) and its radical transformation of personal identity


We’ll explore the landscape of psyche through practices including creative expression, self-designed ceremony, solo exercises while wandering on the land, group work, movement, voice dialogue, journaling, and deep imagery work.


Guides: Gene Dilworth & Sage Magdalene (bios can be found at

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