Dying Into Life: A Pathwork Mystery School Experience

Mystery Schools were designed to raise a person’s consciousness and “reveal the secrets of life and death.” Once initiated, life is then lived at a higher consciousness than before.

In ancient times there was a deeper awareness of death in the midst of life. We all run from this awareness, yet the journey of life is a psycho-spiritual passage every living creature undergoes. Our individual powers and capacities emerge, flower and fade in an undertaking none of us can escape.

This year long program will consciously explore this mystery, to learn to live more completely in the presence of life and death. We face many emotional deaths throughout life. Learning to die, or surrender to these deaths in the midst of life, we learn to be reborn.

Themes for each 4 day weekend retreat:

  1. The Story
    September 21 – 25, 2016
    Explore the story you have created out of your life experience. Discover where you are on the journey at this time in your life. Understand this story from the perspective of the soul journey as an evolutionary learning experience. Learn to recognize your Eternal consciousness and presence.
  2. Befriend Yourself On This Journey
    December 7 – 11, 2016
    Learn to connect to the Light within and around us. Learn to hold all of who you are in the Light. Learn the difficult power of surrender. Hold regression and struggle in service of healing and transcendence.
  3. Death and Rebirth Ritual
    March 8 – 12, 2017
    Many deep passages and wonderful surprises. A true mystery school experience.
  4. Living an Awakened Life
    June 7 – 11, 2017
    Return to the Story from the larger reality of Life and Death. Being in but not of the story; Dancing with Life. Sweatlodge and Completion ceremony. Wrapping up the class: another beginning within an ending.

Life is a medicine wheel of transformation through the seasons of time. There are many people today who are going through life’s transitions more and more consciously, recognizing the power of life to transform consciousness.

The maps of consciousness offered in the Pathwork Lectures are some of the most useful and comprehensive that we have. Working with the Pathwork process we receive deep understanding and useful applications that support working consciously with your soul’s direction and participating in your own conscious evolution. If this is what you would like to learn, this program is for you!

The interview and application process is open to Pathworkers from all regions and others who have done some degree of spiritual work. Students must be able to handle deep emotional work and have some meditation or contemplative practice.

Participants commit to 4 four day workshops, 8 teleconference calls, and assigned reading and meditation. Eighteen individual sessions with a Pathwork Helper are required (not included in the cost of tuition).


Darlene Rollins is a Pathwork Helper with 25 years of experience. She has taught this mystery school program for 10 years as the 5th year of the Pathwork Transformation Program. She is the founder of Earthwalkways Forest Therapy Institute and Retreat in Fredericksburg, Va. Nature is her other main teacher. Visit her website here.



$4100 Includes room and board for the four day retreats, all classes and activities, and pre-admission interview. Also includes the $175 fee for full membership in The Mid-Atlantic Pathwork, offering students invitations to community events, and a discount in the bookstore. The fee for Helper Sessions are not included.

$500 deposit and signed contract are due August 1, 2016.

Contact Darlene Rollins with questions or to begin the application process.

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