Church of the Wild gathering
Time & Location
About the Event
We will gather in the cold and silent forest around a fire to listen into the still landscape of winter. Contrary to what we've been taught by Western culture, landscapes are not simply backdrops for human activity, or pretty things to behold. Landscapes are alive, even when they seem most quiet and inactive, and they hold sacred presence. The culture of landscape is grounded in stillness and silence - both the landscapes around us and within us. As John O'Donohue says, "Landscape is absolutely there. Ancient, it was always there. Its meditative stillness is vast and silent." Yet they are alive in a sense that most of us do not notice with our external senses, with specific texture and spirit that we can tune into.
We may meet at the campground around the fire, or in the shelter at the picnic area with the stone fireplace. If you have any interest in coming, please click either "interested" or "going" so you receive updates or changes. It will be about 40 degrees, so please dress very warm (gloves, hats, coats, the whole shebang) and bring your reuseable mug. We will have a fire and our camp stove with tea kettle and water and hot chocolate mix. Remember to drive very carefully down Hone Quarry Rd watching for the giant craters masquerading as potholes. For directions or questions please call or text 540-405-9201.