My task is to listen for the base notes in the bones of the story, your story; especially the things not said but spoken in other ways, even in silence. Quieting the head, settling the heart, gently inviting the deep imagination to rise & extend its genius to the wild natural world, to gently grasp the images offered, to reflect & render them as symbols, as sentinels, as beacons of the way ahead.Read More
Last night I was speaking around the Solstice fire of my love for wild places and how radically different my awareness is when I am hiking alone in regions where humans are not naturally top of the food chain.Read More
I think healing - when it starts properly and moves from mere catharsis - the initial psychological blast of unintegrated emotional power surging as energy is released and we shake awake a little more; is a long ongoing process.Read More
This web site came into being after an encounter with the Wild in the Hoh Rainforest. I spent just two nights camping in -15 degrees centigrade, beneath clear skies and a full moon. Embraced by the profound beauty of the forest and invigorated by the cleansing air, crystalline light and the primal fear of being utterly alone in the silence amplified by the ever present reality of mid-winter bears. Being unarmed and several rungs down the food chain is a humbling experience.