Sacred Passage

Chiricahua Mountains, Arizona

October 15-27, 2023

Explore your Inner Nature connecting deeply with Outer Nature and refine your awareness of your True Nature.  Way of Nature founder John P. Milton will teach Way of Nature's unique synthesis of Awareness Training, Energy Cultivation, and shamanic connection with Nature... immersed in the forested canyons and fresh streams of the wild Chiricahua Mountains in Arizona. Register here or scroll down for more details.  

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Deepen Connection to Outer Nature

Way of Nature emphasizes a path profoundly committed to healing our human relationships with Nature and Gaia.

Source Awareness & Liberation

Strengthen and refine your senses through training in the 9 Perceptual Fields of Awareness and in deepening the process of experiential connection.

Reset & Healing  

Learn practices that open profound connections to Source Awareness, Inner and Outer Nature, and the Elements to activate self healing and release blockages.

Join us for this Sacred Passage retreat which includes our unique and comprehensive WoN Process 

Source Awareness Training 

Awareness Training will prepare you for your 7 day AllOne time nature solo and also help you reintegrate upon your return.

This program will teach you how to come into a deep state of relaxation while simultaneously cultivating a profound experience of Presence. You will learn powerful and practical ways to transmute old patterns and habits. The core of these teachings are based on WoN's universal Twelve Guiding Principles of Natural Liberation: a direct path to Source Awareness that honors the essence of all the world’s great liberating traditions. 

Each morning we will begin our day practicing Qigong and Gaia Flow, which will support the release of blockages stored within your mind and body and bring you into a unified state with all that surrounds you. 

John has discovered stone meditation seats throughout this ancient vision quest valley, which you will learn to use during your Awareness Training. Numerous individuals have accomplished profound spiritual openings with the help of these primordial shamanic sites.

AllOne Time Solo 

AllOne time gives you the opportunity to integrate the Awareness Training practices with the support of solitude in wild Nature.

In old growth forests with canyon streams, Solo sites await in the landscape where an ancient volcano erupted 27 million years ago. Share the space and the experience with trogon birds, tiny coos deer and the racoon-like coatimundi, surrounded by an incredibly unique, diverse ecosystem. 

Located in Southeast Arizona near the borders of Mexico and New Mexico, the isolated Chiricahua Mountains have played host to spiritual pilgrimage and Vision Quests for thousands of years.  Accompanied by red-tailed hawks and golden eagles soaring among peaks at eight and nine thousand feet elevations, a Sacred Passage retreat here offers you a unique opportunity to explore your intrinsic spiritual connection to all of Nature, and to the ultimate Source of all Being.

"I feel deeply changed by the experience in Arizona... I feel as though many more knowings have been awakened in me that have yet to manifest themselves. I feel connected to a wise intuition deep inside me in a way I've never known before. But the main thing I have noticed since the sacred passage has been a feeling of fearlessness - not recklessness or arrogance - but just feeling very confident and aware and centered and relaxed about how life is going." 
Heather Purcell, Sacred Passage, Chiricahua Mountain Wilderness, Arizona


Exact dates of training and AllOne Time subject to change based on weather and preparedness of participants.

Oct 15: Arrive at basecamp. This is a travel day, there are no teachings.

Oct 16 - 17: Awareness Training

Oct 18 - 24: AllOne Time solo at chosen site in Chiricahua Mountain Wilderness

Oct 24 - 26: Re-entry and Integration training

Oct 27: Travel day


Our location is the Chiricahua Mountain Wilderness, Arizona (about 2 hours outside of Tucson, Arizona, the nearest airport). You will be camping during the entire retreat. 

Our private base camp cabin, constructed of local stone, is located next to the Chiricahua Wilderness Area. It provides support during the Awareness Training days with a basic kitchen, refrigeration, shower and camping facilities. A lovely stream flows through our retreat center, making stream bathing possible, and deep pine forests surround us - filled with ideal locations for our outdoor Awareness Training prior to your AllOne time solo.

Program Registration 

Cost: $2475 USD Sacred Passage and Awareness Training tuition fee

Teacher:  John P. Milton

Assistant Guide:  Brad Kahland

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