And out of such not-knowing comes an ask so stunning and wretched I'm left to quiver, as if I were a humming arrow waiting to be unleashed by Mystery's hand. An ask to surrender my plans while simultaneously dreaming with the world from unknown places within me. This ask plants me in the fecund humus of my life, and reminds me that my life belongs to the world.
As the tumult of the 21st century accelerates, we are faced with the unavoidable question of how to live in the mess of modernity and where it’s taking us. To truly engage the conversation is to dig beneath easy solutions and ready made answers. It means entering the body and the psyche with humility, softening through the wounds and assumptions of the separate self, uncovering the historical and ancestral tensions that propel us toward apocalypse.
Through the exercises provided in the book and their own somatic, soul-centric practice modalities, facilitators Kristopher Drummond (Remembering Earth) and Amanda Jade Fiorino (Feral Mysticism), in collaboration with the Good Grief Network, will invite participants into an exploration of Hospicing Modernity in ways that might be different than other book clubs you’ve been in. Engaging body-based and imaginal practices, journaling and nature-based explorations, and group process work, this book club will be an experiential step into the unknown and an invitation into paradox.
Confronting well-worn narratives stitched into the fabric of current cultural activisms, feral mysticism conspires with ancestral, ecological, and cosmic forces that render a person accessible to initiatory experiences. Experiences that support trans-formation through the altering of one's shape and nature. A hybridic nature capable of dancing with increasing complexity, and equipped with curiosity and unforeseen ways of understanding the world and these times we are living.
"She is adept at the art of hearing and seeing to the essence of what her client is communicating both somatically & through dialogue & storytelling. She is uniquely skilled at synthesizing & mirroring the clients material in a way that is most delightful, evocative, & illuminating. A wisdom keeper far beyond her years..."
— Priscilla Short
In these times of eco- and paradigmatic- collapse, our somatic intelligence is ancestrally equipped to channel a feral kind of consciousness. An awareness that we are so much more than what we’ve been coerced, forced, or seduced into believing. And I don't mean belief as an abstracted thought, rather a somatic way of relationally entangling with the world.