The Journey of Soul Initiation

February 19, 2021 11:00 am - 12:15 pm (PST)

According to author and eco-depth psychologist Bill Plotkin, the most fundamental crisis in the world today might be a psychological and spiritual one: the loss of meaning or purpose. All other major crises in our world today — social and racial injustice, addictions and violence, environmental pollution, mass extinction, family dysfunctions, political dysfunctions, climate disruption, war — grow out of this bedrock existential loss: so many people experiencing their lives as empty, or suspecting human life, more generally, to be meaningless.

Many people are searching for meaning but too many are looking in the wrong places. Join us for a free webinar on Friday, February 19th to explore the journey of soul initiation — a psychospiritual adventure that has the potential to connect us in the most profound way to both the Earth community and the source of our deepest humanity.

The Journey of Soul Initiation
February 19, 2021
11:00am – 12:15pm Pacific


The Journey of Soul Initiation Book CoverBased on his latest book release The Journey of Soul Initiation: A Field Guide for Visionaries, Evolutionaries, and Revolutionaries, Bill Plotkin will present a map of the terrain of the five phases of the Descent to Soul, a map based on the most important things he has learned during his 40 years of designing and guiding a contemporary, Western approach to adult initiation.

In this free webinar, Bill will give us insights into something that most of the world has forgotten, or not yet discovered, a journey that can enable people to grow whole and wild in a way that has become rare — and yet is vital for cultural renaissance and for the future of our species and our planet.


Bill PlotkinBill Plotkin, PhD, is a eco-depth psychologist, wilderness guide, and agent of cultural evolution. As founder of southwest Colorado’s Animas Valley Institute, he has, since 1980, guided thousands of women and men through nature-based initiatory passages, including a contemporary, Western adaptation of the pan-cultural vision fast. He’s also been a research psychologist (studying nonordinary states of consciousness), professor of psychology, rock musician, and whitewater river guide.

In 1979, on a solo winter ascent of an Adirondack mountain, Bill experienced a “call to spiritual adventure,” leading him to abandon academia in search of his true calling. Bill is the author of several books including Nature and the Human Soul: Cultivating Wholeness and Community in a Fragmented World, Wild Mind: A Field Guide to the Human Psyche, and his most recent book The Journey of Soul Initiation: A Field Guide for Visionaries, Evolutionaries, and Revolutionaries. His doctorate in psychology is from the University of Colorado at Boulder. To learn more about Bill Plotkin and Animas Valley Institute, visit





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