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Apprentice Training Program 2017

This is the true joy in life, the being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one; the being a force of nature…I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the whole community and as long as I live, it is my privilege to do for it whatever I can.

I want to be thoroughly used up when I die, for the harder I work, the more I live. I rejoice in life for its own sake. Life is no brief candle to me.  It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations.  George Bernard Shaw

It is perhaps the central paradox of our condition—that what we hunger for perhaps more than anything else is to be known in our full humanness, and yet that is often just what we also fear more than anything else.” – Frederick Buechner

  • Beauty & Mystery

  • Becoming Enlivened & Engaged

  • 2017 Apprentice Training Materials

We are about to engage in the work of the eighth year of Apprenticeship Training.  

“The job is to seek mystery, evoke mystery, plant a garden in which strange plants grow and mysteries bloom.  The need for a mystery is greater than the need for an answer.”

– Ken Kesey

Enrollment is by application only.

For more information on enrollment requirements, Contact Us.

Required Reading:

  • The Group Therapy Experience, by Louis Ormont.
  • The HJ Apprentice Training Manual, by Michael Mervosh.

Encouraged Supplemental Reading:

  • Pathways to Bliss, by Joseph Campbell.
  • Nature & The Human Soul, by Bill Plotkin.
  • Tribe: On Homecoming & Belonging, by Sebastian Junger

This year of training will be focused primarily on group facilitation, depth/s0ul work, myth work, and becoming an embodied presence as a facilitator.



Week 1 – Wednesday, April 26th, through Sunday, April 30th, 2017.

Week 2 – Wednesday, Sept 27th through Sunday, Oct 1st, 2017. 

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The Apprenticeship Training Program

April 27, 2017 - October 1, 2017

| Free - $800

We are entering into our eighth year of HJ Apprenticeship Training.  

Enrollment is by application only.  Apprentices are selected for their desire and their capacity to facilitate groups using the mythic perspective of the Hero’s Journey ®.

Apprentices who are considered to be ‘apprenticing’ are doing so in relation to their own soul’s purpose.  They are devoted to both a process and a vocation that requires them to ‘polish their diamond’ in order to become ‘a soul awake in this lifetime’.

Those who wish to be considered in this training have already been through a Hero’s Journey Intensive at least two times, or have done equivalent work.

They are looking to further their experiences in a contained and intensive transformational learning process based in wilderness settings, are focused on bringing alive the Hero’s Journey myth, are eager to cultivate facilitation skills, and understand that their own presence is a vital and necessary element to be used to engage others .


Week 1 – Wednesday, April 27th, through Sunday, May 1st, 2017.

Week 2 – Wednesday, Sept 28th through Sunday, Oct 2nd, 2017. 


April 27, 2017
October 1, 2017
Free - $800
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Anna Noack
anna (at) HerosJourneyFoundation.org
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