This event will offer an outline and illustration of The Soulcentric Development Wheel which is a nature-based model of human development. The model is based on over 30 years of research by Bill Plotkin and the Animas Valley Institute. The model expresses 8 stages of human development with 9 passages with mature adulthood and life-enhancing cultures being rooted in transpersonal experience and revelation.
The Development Wheel is a process of preparing to discover soul, cultivating relationship with soul, and embodying our unique truth at the centre of the image you were born with (D. Whyte). Bill Plotkin states The human soul is a persons ultimate place in the more-than-human world pg 31.
Each stage of the Development Wheel is important and has both nature and culture tasks; it is Mystery who moves us from one stage to the next when the stage's tasks are complete enough. Our culture has focused on the Cultural tasks and not the Nature tasks. The model guides us from a patho-adolescent culture (with stages of obedience/entitlement training, primary socioeconomic training, conforming/rebelling, secession, capitulation, management, pasture and playtime and failure; and passages of parent liberation, riot, exodus, soul suppression, promotion, retirement and withdrawal) to a shift in human consciousness towards a soulcentric culture.
This event is not a training, it is an opportunity to begin to hear about and explore this visionary model for our urgent time. Reading the resource book will help beforehand, but not essential. This event is offered with kind permission of Bill Plotkin.
Animas Valley Institute