The call to a worthy adventure indicates that a deeper sense of destiny
is summoning you, and wishes to transfer your inner compass
heading away from the what is most familiar,
to lived experiences that
 are ‘as-yet-unknown’ to you.  

It also calls you to an inner territory worth exploring, a region of both risk and reward.  
On our journey intensives, this will be represented by a distant land,
a vast spruce forest, a kingdom underground,
a lofty mountaintop, and a majestic cliff.

Via Bridge Crossing 1366 x 597

Expect Nothing, Be Ready For Anything

It a challenging task to provide a participant with an adequate sense of what to expect during our Hero’s Journey ® Intensive.  In many ways, the proper way to prepare for a weeklong journey in a wilderness setting is to suspend one’s set of exceptions, and open up to what comes – beyond anything to be expected.

This is the whole point of a meaningful  adventure.

When we believe that we know what will transpire before it actually takes place, our expectations can rob us of the opportunity to be awestruck and wonder-filled, as well as respectful of what can come to pass beyond what we are looking for.

Therefore, we encourage all of our participants to practice letting go of what is most familiar  – to truly leave home – in order to see what new ground can be revealed, explored and lived, that would not come to you any other way.

That said, here are some basic expectations to have for your weeklong journey intensive in the mountains of West Virginia:


Photos From Base Camp – Spruce Knob Mountain Center, West Virginia

David Howell on deck slider


Alex Solo on Road slider - You Make The Way As You Go

Yurt - We Live the Journey

Michael Vincent with JB 1366 x 597

Spruce Bars in Morning 1366 x 597

yurts green field and tents slider

Are You Ready To Take Your Journey?

Paul looking out on the vista cropped

hj men and sunset

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