Francis Weller, MFT, is a psychotherapist, writer and soul activist. He is a master of synthesizing diverse streams of thought from psychology, anthropology, mythology, alchemy, indigenous cultures and poetic traditions. Author of The Wild Edge of Sorrow: Rituals of Renewal and the Sacred Work of Grief; The Threshold Between Loss and Revelation (with Rashani Réa), and In the Absence of the Ordinary: Essays in a Time of Uncertainty, he has introduced the healing work of ritual to thousands of people. He founded and directs WisdomBridge, an organization that offers educational programs that seek to integrate the wisdom from indigenous cultures with the insights and knowledge gathered from western poetic, psychological and spiritual traditions.
This is an opportunity to work the rich loam of soul on an ongoing basis. We will draw upon the warehouse of materials that Francis Weller has presented over the years, including his Living a Soulful Life 10-week series, In the Absence of the Ordinary: Essays in a Time of Uncertainty, The Alchemy of Initiation: Soul Work and the Art of Ripening 5-week series, and An Apprenticeship with Sorrow 4-week series.
Each month we'll explore a theme through live zoom calls with Francis, weekly writing prompts on the Mighty Network, select writings and poetry. We'll start with welcomes and introductions where we'll get a lay of the land. Then we'll be exploring the following monthly themes:
1. The Geography of Soul
2. The Necessary Wound & Self Compassion
3. Giving Shape to the Universe: The Life of the Imagination
4. Beguiled by Beauty
5. The Third Body: Touching the Mysteries of Love and Friendship
6. Anima Mundi: The Soul of the World, A World Ensouled
7. The Artful Life: The Necessity of Creativity
8. Ritual, Community and the Sacred
9. Loss and Sorrow, Darkness and Duende
10. Elders, Ancestors and the Eternal
-Weekly live group call with Francis Weller
(recorded and posted in the network)-
-Weekly writing prompt & group check-in-
-Select readings & poetry-
-Shared interest & affinity groups within the network-
-Online gatherings with guest teachers-
-Discounts on select events with Francis-
-Preview of Francis' writings-
-Shared exploration of matters central to the Soul-
-Access to the Living a Soulful Life Network-
*While we hope to connect with members often, we do not expect members to participate in every offering. We understand the need for down time & spaciousness.
This is an offering for you if you're interested in exploring the depths of soul with like-hearted friends. If you're seeking a space of shelter, encouragement, and compassion. And, if you're hoping to contribute to the communal well-being while finding medicine for the troubling times we're in—"The Long Dark." We hope to connect with you in the network.
*You will need internet access to log-in to the Mighty Network and a basic understanding of Zoom to attend the live weekly zoom gatherings (these will also be recorded and posted within the network).
Membership in the Living a Soulful Life network is $50/month USD. This includes the live weekly Convivium Calls with Francis and access to all materials within the network. PLEASE NOTE: OUR CONVIVIUM IS FULL. We won't be accepting any new requests to join until June 2022.
*Sliding Scale: We understand access to resources is a result of institutionalized white supremacy, patriarchy, ableism, capitalism and colonization. A sliding scale fee structure allows those who have been systematically harmed by these unjust and inequitable systems to access the Living a Soulful Life network without further disadvantage. As well, by offering significantly discounted subscriptions to BIPOC we are acknowledging Black, Indigenous and People of Color for their generations of stolen land and resources. Please email Holly Truhlar at [email protected] to inquire about our sliding scale.
Thank you for your interest in Living a Soulful Life. Our convivium is currently full. We admitted our second cohort in July 2021. Each cycle is a year long. If this offering still feels supportive to the communal well-being, we will open to a new cohort in summer 2022.