'I thought the earth remembered me,
she took me back so tenderly,
arranging her dark skirts, her pockets
full of lichens and seeds.
I slept as never before, a stone on the river bed,
nothing between me and the white fire of the stars
but my thoughts, and they floated light as moths
among the branches of the perfect trees.
All night I heard the small kingdoms
breathing around me, the insects,
and the birds who do their work in the darkness.
All night I rose and fell, as if in water,
grappling with a luminous doom. By morning
I had vanished at least a dozen times
into something better.'
~ Mary Oliver
The BIOPHILIA Mentorship™ is an intimate one to one program that focuses on the poetics of place through sustainable earth based practices, natural healing, eco-psychology, the energetics of BEing, wildcrafting, creative prayer expression, green ceremony, and much more. We cover both theory and practical aspects of what we explore, and journey the natural cycles, seasons, and their prevailing elements and archetypes throughout the Celtic wheel of the year.
BIOPHILIA Mentorship™ sessions take place once a month over twelve consecutive months. Each session offers three hours of personal one to one mentorship, and closes with three nature based invitations (aka exercises) for you to complete both at home in your nest and outside on the land.
Sessions are spread over the full wheel of the year (all four seasons). Each mentorship cycle begins in November, coinciding with the Celtic New Year. Just three mentorship places are awarded each year.
To apply for the next cycle of BIOPHILIA Mentorship™, please complete the application form and let us know why you wish to apply, the areas you'd like to develop further in your personal life expression, and how you feel you will benefit from this mentorship program. Based on this, we will then schedule an informal interview/chat, and your application for mentorship will be considered in full from there. Successful applicants are notified within one week of their interview.
Exchange for the BIOPHILIA Mentorship™ program is a non-refundable investment of €1200 (for twelve monthly sessions).