Side Trips & More


Side Trips is a list of upcoming events, published in each issue of Four Winds Journal.  However, since exciting offerings present themselves much faster than we can publish them, this page is a frequently updated list of events, workshops, conferences, ongoing courses, and more.  If you would like us to share your events and activities, please send email to Side Trips, at


A collection of upcoming learning experiences and adventures. Enjoy!

Ongoing: Introduction to Essential Oils.    Aromahead Institute.  Free course online.

Ongoing:  Sufi Universal Fraternal Institute.   Sacred Events and Courses.

Ongoing:  The Bridge Project:  Building Bridges in the Blue Ridge.   Call for Artists and Writers to write, paint, draw, or collage on 5 x 7 POSTCARDS to celebrate the connections we make (or would like to make) with people who may seem different from ourselves.  All participants are welcome!  Postcards will be incorporated into a wooden slat bridge and displayed at a celebration event. The event will include readings from select postcards, music, poetry, and refreshments. Postcards and the bridge may also be displayed in other locations in Front Royal, Virginia, and the larger area.  Event images will be posted online.

Ongoing:  Events, Trainings, and Art Exhibits at Life Force Arts Center.  Chicago’s Spiritual Art Gallery and Performance Space.  1609 W. Belmont, Chicago, IL.  773-327-7224.

Ongoing:  Girls Inc helps girls to be Strong, Smart, and Bold!  After school programs, arts classes, summer camps, teen programs and more for girls ages 5-18.  301 Hillside Avenue, Santa Fe, NM.  505-982-2042.

November 16, 2018 ongoing until further notice:   Youth Equity Stewardship Grand Canyon Expedition 2018.  Excellent video of YES Program’s 2018 Grand Canyon river trip.  Filmed by Sean McGann and Jason Russell Poole (Image Ratio Productions, Santa Fe, NM).  Produced by Tara Tovarek.  (Jason prints our Four Winds Journal!)

February 23, 2019 ongoing through October 27, 2019:  Beyond Standing Rock.  This exhibit focuses heavily on the events leading up to the DAPL construction and the experiences of many who were at Standing Rock during the protest. However, the exhibit will also highlight other examples of similar encroachments and violations of Native American sovereignty, many of which have impacted Native health and sacred lands.  Museum of Indian Arts & Culture, Santa Fe, NM.

March 6, 2019:  Alameda Island Poets Reading celebrates International Women’s Month.  Poets Susan Cohen, Sharon Coleman, Angela Chung, and Special Guest Berkeley Poet Laureate Rafael Jesús González.  7-9 PM.  No charge.  1601 Paru St., Alameda, CA.

March 14, 2019:  Alameda Island Poets Workshop: Poets, Awake! – the Political Poem & Activism.  Berkeley Poet Laureate Rafael Jesús González.  7 PM.  No charge.  1601 Paru St., Alameda, CA.

April 6 – 7, 2019:  Holos 2019 Ecopsychology Conference Emergent Truth in Soulful Times:  How do we Face, Speak and Act in Truth in a World of Falsehood and Fear.
Saturday 9:00 am – 5:30 pm & 7:30 – 9:00 pm
Sunday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Earthrise Retreat Center, Petaluma, CA.

2019 Conferences and Research Events: Details on Sacred Science Circle   

  • Association for Transpersonal Psychology (ATP) Conference; Pacific Grove, CA; April 12 – 14, 2019
  • International Symposium on Research in Transpersonal Psychology—Natal, Brazil; May 30, June 1, & June 2, 2019
  • Transpersonal Research Methods & Intuitive Inquiry with Rosemarie Anderson, Dublin, Ireland, September 18, 2019
  • Transpersonal Research Colloquium; Paris, France, September 30 – October 1, 2019

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