Online and In-person unlearning, remembering and creating in group
This is a practical group expedition that affirms our natural intelligence and innate needs and impulses for co-creating life in community in a healthy way. Together we explore rhythmic and principled maps of nature’s powers, our human resources and archetypal characteristics, life stages and experiences. Our journey illuminates pathways forward for us as individuals contributing original intellect and abilities for the benefit of all people and life.
Weekly lessons, reflections, sharing circles and assignments.
The Four Fold Way
Mondays at 1pm CST/MTN for the weekly content presentation
Wednesdays at 12:30 pm for the weekly personal share.
The timetable changes to adapt to the reality of participants availability and the number of people engaging.
Imaginarium Network on Sunday mornings at 10 AM CST is also available for supporting your journey.
This is sacred time in a special hour of varied meditations to come present, open our hearts and reclaim our mobility.
We cocreate authentic evolutionary bonds with brief sharing circles after each round.
What You’ll Explore & Practice:
- How to stand in your personal resource of power and use it responsibly for the empowerment of yourself and others in good relationship.
- How to attune to and articulate your personal resource of vision and your vocation with truth telling as a means to living with integrity in your purpose, taking responsibility for yourself and sharing your abilities authentically.
- How to care for and live from a heart that is open, strong, clear and full for the nurturing of creativity, connections and life itself.
- How to cultivate, recognize and apply wisdom and wisdom practices in all of your relations.
- Maps of natural and village intelligence that help you to activate and organize yourself and the circles you cooperate in for family, livelihood, projects and collaborations.
- The Circle Way for connecting, conversing, relating and co-operating with others in real time anywhere.
- Help from the student body and faculty for your adventure in Right livelihood with natural intelligence.
- Bonus TITLI maps and methods for testing a practical application of the theory in and with your own community.
The core guidebook for this training camp is Angeles Arrien’s book The Four Fold Way. Angeles was a cultural anthropologist whose personal culture ancestry was Basque, out of Spain. This book was first published in 1993, 30 years ago. Angeles left the material plane in 2014. She was a sweet grandmother type, a wonderful storyteller and storycarrier, and helper to many. She had a playful air of authoritas and gravitas.
The Four Fold Way is her distillation of what she found in her research about the primary sensibilities of nature-based people when it comes to knowing and operating with natural intelligence. The teaches through the lens of four inherent resources for the human animal: power, vision, love and wisdom. The book includes context, practice and questions for our personal excavation and adaptation.
Over 15 years of study and practice, Patti Lindgren has augmented the base work of Angeles with a collection of maps to relay the expansion of the personal experience into several nature and village-based configurations designed to aid in the practical expression of our natural intelligence in all spheres of our lives.
The community of fellow travelers with you and your engagement with them will provide the remainder of the value and should serve to activate your new trajectory feeling appreciated, supported and loved.
You can read about The Four Fold Way, hear a little of my own story and find links to videos of Angeles in action while she was still here in the plane in my blog.
You can participate in one of these ways as feels right for you.
As an Enrolled Student you will commit to yourself and your classmates for three moons (12 weeks) for each quarter (semester) you choose to participate in.
Your commitment is to acquire, read and practice The Four Fold Way, take in the weekly presentation either live or in your own time, spend time in personal reflection and journaling and come to one sharing circle weekly.
Barefoot Social Working is for people who want to earn a certificate of completion for 12 moons of intentional and committed participation. Your investment is a Four Semester Enrolled Student level with responsibility for one assignment per semester and good attendance for presentations and sharing circles.
No rush to decide or even ponder this option though. You can decide that later after you’ve experienced the work.
Natural Reciprocity – make an offer for reciprocity that is in good balance with what you will receive. It may be money, goods or services. You can start with something comfortable to get going and top up later when you have a better feel for the value of the opportunity and/or more to share.
You may start your semester with the new moon of any month. The new moon is the fully bl
I am Patti Lindgren, your host and guide.
I am the illustrator of the maps of Natural and Village Intelligence, a key instigator of this camp and the choreographer directing this experience.
I have 15 years of practicing life The Four Fold Way under my belt and am 25 years into my awakening and return to nature’s way of living and service.
I am a mother of two growns, step-mom to another grown, step grandma to another grown and in 2022 a biological grandmother to Owen Rev.
I am over the moon happy to dedicate everything you see here and in the surrounding pages to my children and yours.
May we all be well.
Here’s a peek at Little Manitou, the land that supports me and us as we commune and naturalize.