sacred river

‘You could not discover the limits of the soul, even if you travelled every road to do so; such is the depth of its meaning.’

– Heraclitus

Sacred River endeavours to be a centre where we cultivate no less than a revolution in our innermost beings. Rippling out into living erotically and meaningfully in our world, and deeply involved with others.

This transformation is fostered through immersion in diverse fields of learning and practices that nourish psychological, spiritual and physical wholeness. Ultimately arriving where we live a deeply meaningful life, feeling truly alive.

The roots of the work we do here are deep. The dimension of depth is a central calling. Echoing that simple truth our world has mostly forgotten: the dimension of soul is depth.

Psychologically, our roots are in the tradition of Imaginal Psychology, which prioritises the cultivation of imagination, poetic awareness and artful living as central concerns. For us this encapsulates the meaning of ‘living consciously’. Formally, the foundations of this Psychology are James Hillman’s Archetypal Psychology and Carl Jung’s Analytical Psychology.

At the same time, we honour as necessary for a soulful life, connection to and awareness of the realms of spirit. Although soul and spirit are not the same, we honour the principle that cultivating our awareness, our beings, to be permeated with both, is required for wholeness.

Perhaps the most challenging dimension of this opus, this ‘work of art’, is arriving at embodying our awareness in ‘a place’ beyond preoccupation with and primary concern with, ‘self’.

We embrace the immense wisdom as received via several traditions, including Buddhism, Taoism, the I Ching, Sacred sexuality, the Kabbalah, Alchemy, Shamanism and Astrology.