Folk Soul Wyld: Bone, Leaf, Flesh & Root.
Folk Soul Wyld sits on the edge of a large deciduous forest in northeast Connecticut. The Natuchaug River flows by to the south. Animals we share the woods with include fox, bobcat, coyote, bear, deer and hawks, owls, osprey, kingfisher and great blue heron. A land that we have taken care of for 30 years, it is a place of magic and beauty. We hold space here to create small gatherings that focus on the beauty, wisdom and meaning of story in our lives. Sophia is ever present in our striving.
Themes of Interest
Biography & Social Art, Soul Care, Bread Making, Poetry, Writing life, Plant Medicine, Poetics of Culture, Meaning Making, Wisdom of Story & Fairytales, Archetypal journeys, Living Arts Skills, Social Art, Home as Sacred Space, Life-learning, Parenting, Women's Journey, Gardening...
What is Biography & Social Art
Biography and social art explores themes pertaining to all of humanity, as well as those belonging to an individual’s unique life journey. At the heart of this work is conversation, the practice of giving time and attention to another. Listening well is like holding open a door, welcoming a friend into a new space—a space for insight, renewing enthusiasm and strengthening will. Biography and social art also includes playful, artistic processes that foster new ways of perceiving and invites imagination, inspiration, and intuition. In this work we study life phases, the rhythms of the cosmos, nature’s role in our lives, and the evolution of consciousness. We learn skills for approaching life with the objectivity of a scientist and the soulfulness of an artist. We experience that our lives are inherently intelligent; we become increasingly interested in others; we recognize that we have a valuable role to play. And we learn to perceive human development, the phenomenon of metamorphosis. This is a true picture of life: something of the past is always dying away, something for the future is always just beginning. In each moment, the unfolding of human life is sacred.
This work offers a path to provide experiences where people can recall a new perspective and awaken a joyful interest in others and the world. Biography work is inspired out of the indications of Rudolf Steiner and his pioneering work in Anthroposophy. It is this clear path in Anthroposophia that distinguishes this work from other types of self-development and story work. Biography work is not counseling nor is it psychotherapy. It is a way of working out of two souls meeting as individuals to explore what lives between the spaces.
Ways of Working
As a biography practitioner I offer individual sessions, workshops and classes on a variety of life themes, infusing the learning process with social art. Sessions might include short talks, biography exercises, work with story, nature observation, artistic activity, inner practice, and small group conversations. One of the gifts of this way of working is a heightened appreciation for each unique life as it resonates within the context of universal patterns. Exploring biographical questions with others invites new self-understanding, and it also awakens interest in the experiences of others. In our ever more challenge with disconnection in the world, biography work fosters real meetings and genuine appreciation for the diversity of human striving and creativity
Sessions Might Explore...
Wisdom of Fairytales
Life Stories: Unraveling Our Life’s Journey in the Company of Other Curious Travelers
Bringing Consciousness to Life
Parenting as a Path of Development
Biography and Destiny
Life as an Ongoing Work of Art & Enchantment
Home as Sacred Space
Linden Weiss is a certified graduate from The Center for Biography & Social Art. Her background includes a lifetime love of story, beauty, simple living, compassionate listening, meaning making and care of the soul. Homeschooling with her now grown daughter, was one of her most beloved journeys. She has been married for 32 years to her husband. Her training includes a B.S.N. from University of CT School of Nursing. She has a license as a Registered Nurse and Massage Therapist in CT. A lifetime of study in folk herbalism and advanced flower essence training can be brought to a session if desired. She earned a Permaculture Design Certificate from the UK, with a concentration in People Care. A deep interest in the life of the soul inspires her to strive to lead a life of meaning.
*In conversation with me you will find a soul companion that you can share a piece of your journey...met with a listening heart. I look forward to working with you.