The Descent: The Creative Power of the Dark

Elizabeth Rabia Roberts

December 13–15, 2013

Tuition $165 + 2 nights

We apologize, this program has been cancelled.

Winter is not a failed summer! Dark times are a natural part of our physical, psychological, and spiritual experience. What if darkness is not a failure, but instead a restorative and creative time in which we have access to previously hidden realizations?  Wisdom traditions throughout history have given us myths and teachings that offer capacities for navigating these dark nights of the soul. Darkness means that we can’t see with our usual sight, but are plunged into the well of mystery, of not-knowing, where we no longer see things from the outside as a witness. Instead we depend on the grace of an inner “dark light,” seen only by us, that offers the possibility of spring and redemption. During this weekend we will explore how to move through our own dark nights, and be able to help guide others through this process.

To read more about “The Dark Light” from Elizabeth Rabia Roberts on our blog, click here.

Program Details

Registration takes place from 2– 5 pm on your program start date. All participants and volunteer staff must check in at our Guest Registration house. Please arrive before 5 pm to check-in and settle into your accommodations. Your program begins with dinner, followed by an orientation. The Guest Registration house closes at 5 pm after which no one is available to provide information or orient you to your accommodations. All programs usually end at 12:30 pm on the program's departure date, followed by lunch. Further specifics regarding your program's schedule will be available upon arrival. If applicable, you will receive an email from the program coordinator in the week prior to your program with any additional information you may need.