The Underground Forest School
the Arts of Individuation & Initiation
“La selva subterránea, the underground forest, the underworld of female knowing.
It is a wild world that lives under this one, under the world perceived by ego.
While there, we are infused with instinctive language and knowledge.
From that vantage point we understand what cannot be so easily understood
from the point of view of the topside world.”
— Pinkola Clarissa Estes
The Underground Forest Community is a home for the Wild Ones who roam seeking a birthplace for their becoming. A place to dance with the archetypal forces of the Holy Wild, reconnect with Primal Intelligence, wisely care for the realm of Shadows, so as to midwife, nourish and support our Individuation ~the growth of our Genius ~ our Daemon ~ in the World. This is realized through courses and training in Astrology, the Embodied Arts, Seasonal & Moon rituals and ceremonies, and Storytelling, all within a powerful alchemical realm of Communitas.
I invite you to join me…
on this initiating journey into the WILDS of your Psyche through the Solar and Lunar cycles of the year. From it you will receive much more than a course in Astrology, ritual and art, you will receive the support and ground for your journey of individuation ~ the Art of Self Creation ~ from the forces of nature themselves.
sourced from the astrological archetypes, embodied arts, and the alchemical dance with your shadows.
The encounters with Nature’s primal intelligence is here to initiate, fortify and root us more deeply into our one precious life, maturing us through the cycles of our lives, supporting us to stay true to our original nature, and empowering us to carry this awakened intelligence into our World for positive change.
Astro Mysterium! is an Astrology Mystery School of rare compare. Rather than an intellectual study of astrology, we will embark on a living journey through the landscape of the astrological archetypes over the year so as to embody these forces.
As the Sun and Moon dance through the signs and planets of the zodiac they offer us a golden opportunity to have a direct experience with them, be initiated and enlightened by their primal intelligence.
This work supports the specificity of each one’s journey of individuation. In our uniqueness, we are fed and grown more fully unto ourselves by these universal archetypes.
The astrology chart is a mirror of our holy wild original nature dancing with the forces of the Universe. It is both acutely unique to each one while being ubiquitous to all. It opens doorways to forces of Nature that wield the power to liberate us from our limited human conditioned abusive ways of perceiving our lives and ourselves.
The Embodied Arts: Movement, Expressive Art, Stream-Of-Consciousness Writing & Ritual.
A Means To Access The Flow Of Our Deep Holy Wild Nature Intersecting With The Wilds
Nature unleashes its intelligence through the body kinesthetically and imaginally. Nature is ever present eternally ready to support us, our bodies, our lives, and the gnarly challenges we face when we know how to access these forces.
These Arts were inherently woven into Life for our Primal Ancestors. We lost touch with them as we ‘civilized’ and forced ourselves into linear thought and predominant left-brain disregard for the body living. We are just beginning to experience their return as more and more people recognize the value of accessing our creative instinct in the body and dancing with Nature’s cycles of life, death, rebirth.
Embody your heart. Embody your life. Weave expressive art, movement, stream-of-consciousness writing and ritual into your daily life, and watch your nature flourish!
Join Me For A Journey Into The Underground Forest…
The Abode Of Wild Crones & Mothers, Wildlings & Spirits of the Land, Our Ancestors & Origin Trees.
These are the Ones who nourish and grow our Wild Souls through the initiations of our lives, rooting us in the fecund earth of our bodies, the body of Nature, expressed through the flow of Creation into Expressive Painting, FlowWriting, Authentic Movement, to the rhythm of the Heartbeat of our Original Nature.
In this journey over the year we will encounter these Wild Ones in their Ancient Grove where the Mysteries are hidden and protected for those who seek the encounter and initiation.
It is They who will lead us to our personal Origin Tree which we will give life to in our dances, soundings, painting and writing.
Like the World Tree, our Tree of Origin connects us to our roots – our Primal Ancestors, and to our branches reaching out to our Future Generations.
This is the home for the Wild Things that roam in our psyche, a safe haven for us to return to receive its life-giving nourishment for this New Year of our Sol’s expression.
Our painting and poetry become the talisman to connect us to our Nature of Origin and the fortifying nourishing force of the Underground Forest.
We will journey out into the wilds we inhabit, whether backyards or wild scapes we go to for solace and rejuvenation, the Holy Wild is eternally with and in us…
Hallowed Be Its Name!
The Underground Forest School
La selva subterránea, the underground forest, the underworld of female knowing. It is a wild world that lives under this one, under the world perceived by ego. While there, we are infused with instinctive language and knowledge. From that vantage point we understand what cannot be so easily understood from the point of view of the topside world.
Pinkola Clarissa Estes
Embody primal intelligence as the Ancients once did through a direct encounter with the Holy Wild. Move through the archetypes of the zodiac using the medium of the Embodied Arts: Ritual, Myth, Writing, Movement, Art Expression, Spellcrafting, Body Prayer, Nature Play & Vision Quests.
By so doing we receive their powers of support, wholeness and growth in all areas of our lives, providing rich material for our Art of Self Creation, our journey of individuation, rooting us in the family of our World.
Opens Spring Equinox 2022
Words fall short at expressing the riches that Kathleen provides… to me, to women with whom she works, to the world! Wisdom garnered from her life experiences and trainings has supported me through the many years over which I’ve known her.
Working in a male-dominated profession, my deep connection to my innermost feminine self has been bolstered, carried, and supported by my work with Kathleen. Deepening in my understanding of archetypal forces of nature, using astrology, intuition, and body-wisdom allows me to embrace my wholeness so that I can show up in my life as the powerful witch woman that I am!
What others are saying
As I spiral ever deeper into my own processes of self-enquiry, I have found that the opportunity to explore astrology and the embodiedarts with Kathleen Prophet has been one of the most enriching and empowering experiences of my life.
Not only has it brought a new level of depth to the services that I offer through my business, but has also led me to publish a book of poetry and to stage my first exhibition of self-portraiture. Through embodying my mythic astrology, I have discovered in myself a vitality in my capacity to create art, to create a life. ~ Amy Palko – Author & Goddess Guide
Through participating in the Dark Moon Rituals over the past year, I have experienced a quantum explosion in my creative process as well as deepening further into my own personal journey.
Uncovering the archetypal energies of the astrological cycles combined with the creative process has brought untold riches in my own life and into my artistic practice of music composer. These rituals hold such a rich and deeply intuitive space that creates the safety for this depth level of unfoldment.
Wendalyn Bartley, Singer & Composer