Boulder Mountain Mirroring Training

Friday, September 4, 2020 to Tuesday, September 8, 2020
Location: 
Boulder, UT
Tuition: 
suggested donation of $250 - $500 (although no-one will be turned away for lack of funds, as there are many beautiful ways of expressing gratitude and reciprocity)

Boulder Mountain Mirroring Training

September 4-8

Boulder, UT

Suggested donation: $250 - $500 (although no-one will be turned away for lack of funds, as there are many beautiful ways of expressing gratitude and reciprocity)

 

Petra Lentz-Snow and Tamarix are hosting a 5-day training on the art of mirroring, as practiced by those in the tradition of the School of Lost Borders, deep in the sandstone foothills of Boulder Mountain.

 

If you are not familiar, this is an integral piece of rites-of-passage work and a beautiful way of understanding what it means to be a story-carrying animal, also known as a human. Mirroring is a way of working with stories, of midwifing the parts of ourselves and others who are trying to emerge into this strange and terrifying world. At its core, mirroring assumes a deep trust and reverence for the wildness that lies on either side of the fragile boundary of self we have so delicately constructed at the edge of our skin.

 

A terribly vague description, you say? Most likely. Mirroring doesn't play well with the english language or any of its assumptions, it is a way of being that likes to dance at the edge of our periphery, surprising us as it leaps out from forgotten hollows of our bodies in wild moments of grief, love, and validation.

 

A few more words to evoke what mirroring might be:

 

When someone deeply listens to you

 it is like holding out a dented cup

 you've had since childhood

 and watching it fill up with

 cold, fresh water.

 When it balances on top of the brim,

 you are understood.

 When it overflows and touches your skin,

 you are loved.

 

When someone deeply listens to you

 the room where you stay

 starts a new life

 and the place where you wrote

 your first poem

 begins to glow in your mind's eye.

 It is as if gold has been discovered!

 

When someone deeply listens to you

 your barefeet are on the earth

 and a beloved land that seemed distant

 is now at home within you.

 

— John Fox
 

 

Please send questions, observations, disinclinations, and/or RSVPs to Tamarix at
thetamarixproject@gmail.com