Welcome to WisdomBridge
WisdomBridge offers educational programs that seek to synthesize the wisdom from traditional cultures with the insights and knowledge gathered from western spiritual, poetic and psychological perspectives. The result has been a powerful and unique blending that carries within it the seeds of renewed imagination and belonging, a glimpse into what is possible when traditions honor and welcome the deep stories held within each of us.
Our intention is to recover the indigenous soul, what Jung called the unforgotten wisdom that lies at the core of our psyches. It is this deep ancestral memory that recalls our belonging to the central heartbeat of the earth, along with elk and raven, moss and lichen, wren and salmon. Our estrangement from this timeless connection has significantly impacted many of our troubles today. Recalling this ancient knowing offers a tonic for these ills, and awakens the senses to once again participate in the great ritual of life. It is the rediscovery of our primary relationships: community, connection to the wild edge of nature, art and ritual, an intimacy with the sacred and an embedded sense of life purpose that enables us to remember who we are, where we belong, and what is sacred.
WisdomBridge has evolved into a center for the imagination, a place where the dreaming earth has offered numerous rituals and experiments in community building. Listening to the dream of the earth has inspired us to become a voice for systemic change, engendering deep structural and personal alterations in the way we carry ourselves in the world. This deep listening opens us to an awareness of what it is we must address as a people. Recreating a tangible technology of belonging is among the most critical challenges facing us at this time. Through a felt sense of intimacy with the sources of life, we expand our allegiance for all beings and draw out our most holy longings for connection to the world as a sacred presence.
“There is so much that fills me: plants, animals, clouds, day and night, and the eternal in man. The more uncertain I have felt about myself, the more there has grown up in me a feeling of kinship with all things.” ~ Carl Jung
I was recently interviewed by a Turkish documentary journalist, Feliz Telek. The interview followed my conversation with Michael Lerner at Commonweal. ~ Francis