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The Arc of Transformation

  • Pilgrim Firs Conference & Retreat Center 3318 Southwest Lake Flora Road Port Orchard, WA, 98367 United States (map)

A Retreat for Women, Men, Mentors and Teachers, Artists and Activists

Registration Closed

This retreat is currently full and we have begun a waiting list. Please email or call to add your name to the waiting list. We can be reached at and 206-935-3665.

Join mythologist and storyteller Michael Meade for this intensive four-day retreat. Life is change and each life crisis offers adventure or complacency, as we either become a greater vessel for the flow of creation or else shrink from life. Ultimately, the heart of the human drama concerns whether we are moving towards greater life or moving away from it.

Like a long-lived snake, we are asked to shed old skins of what we thought we were in order to become our genuine self. Each shedding reveals more of who we are at our core, while each turning away from the call of the soul leaves us less able to contribute love and meaning to the world around us.

A life fully lived requires that we redeem unwanted and rejected parts of ourselves, as solving the pressing problems in the outer world requires a transformation of the inner world. The deeper the connection to our true self becomes, the deeper and stronger our connection to both nature and the divine can also become.

Join us on this path of discovery made of stories and poems, honest speech and creative imagination, as we take an initiatory approach to the struggles of individual life and to the collective challenge of living through a time of radical disorientation and change.



COST: $545 includes simple cabins, healthy food and all events. A deposit of $275 will hold your place. Final payment is due August 24, 2019. Proceeds from this retreat support Mosaic's work with at-risk youth and the Genius Project.

In-camp registration begins at 4:00 pm on Thursday, September 12th. Please arrive in time to register, find your cabin and unpack. Dinner will be served at 6:30 pm and the evening session will be held after dinner. The event will conclude by noon on Sunday, September 15th. Please make your return travel plans accordingly.

Pilgrim Firs conference center is located on the Kitsap Peninsula of Western Washington. Nestled along Lake Flora, this quiet, forested location is just minutes form the town of Port Orchard and the Seattle ferries.

Cancellation Policy: If for some reason you have to cancel your registration, there will be a $40 administrative cancellation fee. After August 24th, the fee will be $80.

Earlier Event: August 13
The Forest of Imagination