Death surrounds us in nature and plays an essential part in new growth, and yet, our culture does so much to make it invisible and the natural process, distasteful. Fear permeates the subject. As we grow older, many of us spend alot of energy to avoid the subject and pretend we are not aging. When we come together with intention and courage, and open our heart to exploring the subject, new worlds may open and an opportunity to heal in unexpected ways may arise. ~jade

Join us for ….

Looking into the Face of Death 
at Ekone Ranch in White Eagle Memorial Preserve

Near Goldendale, Washington

 

September 30 ~ Oct. 4, 2020
 

From "When Death Comes"
 

When it's over, I don't want to wonder

if I have made of my life something particular,

and real.

 

I don't want to find myself sighing and frightened,

or full of argument.

 

I don't want to end up simply having visited this world

                                 ~Mary Oliver

Has the hand of mystery somehow beckoned to you? Inviting you to look more deeply into the face of death and to explore your relationship with it?  
      Are you drawn to:

• Make meaningful choices that may influence how you might be cared for in your dying, and how you want to leave this earth? 

• Explore the legacy you are leaving to your loved ones and the planet?
• Focus your energy and attention on living as true to who you are as you can and set your priorities for the rest of your precious life?

 

Perhaps serious illness or injury has crossed your path recently. Perhaps the death of a family member or friend has invited you to feel more deeply about death. Or perhaps it’s just your time. If you are ready to face your fears and denial surrounding your own mortality, your own death, and perhaps the metaphorical deaths that need to happen in your life, you may wish to join us. 

We know that the more we look head-on at our own mortality and explore our relationship with death, the better we are able to focus on what really matters to us and the choices we will make to live our lives most fully. 
 

Your guides, Joyce and Jade, have traversed the realms of death in various ways, both very personally and also by way of their work in the world.  They are passionate and wise facilitators in this arena as well as in the way of nature-based soul work.  We are fortunate to be able to gather in this sacred place (Jade was one of its founders!), the conservation burial ground at Ekone Ranch, White Eagle Preserve.  In the presence of many souls who have left their bodies behind and the beautiful ecosystem in which they are buried, we will listen to the wisdom of the land, of our deep selves and of those who have made this journey before us. An important part of our gathering will be the ceremonial making of a personal death mask, which will accompany us as we look into the face of death.  


 

GUIDES:    Jade Sherer and Joyce Harvey - Morgan
 

DATES:      Begin at 1pm on Wed. September 30 and complete by 1pm on Sunday, October 4, 2020.

                Please arrange your travel so that you will be there before start time and can stay until we are                          complete!

COST:      $895 Total: includes rustic bunkhouse accommodations or camping, yummy camp meals, time                                   within the cemetery ecosystem, plus more, AND the guide fee.       
 

                      $200 non-refundable deposit will hold your place! Please know that this retreat will likely fill fast!

         

 

       REGISTRATION: Please email Jade to find out more about the registration process.

"Dying / Is an art, like everything else."

                         —Sylvia Plath, "Lady Lazarus"

CONTACT INFORMATION

Jade Sherer

428 Keen Street

Prescott, Arizona 86305

928-351-7713

Site photography by Delisa Myles, Bruce Howatt, Angela Atkinson, Jade Sherer and other talented artists.

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