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Our Story: HumanNature
A Regenerative Retreat with David Abram & Friends
October 1-4, 2017
Spillian: A Place to Revel
Catskill Mountains, NY

Join us for an extraordinary several days with internationally acclaimed writer, ecologist and philosopher David Abram and colleagues working in regeneration and story.

•• a gathering
co-hosted by 7group and Spillian, a world-class center for imaginal work and play in the Catskills mountains of New York.

•• a celebration
of the launch of a new era for 7Group, as we deepen our commitment to regenerism.

•• a birth
of a new partnership between 7group and Spillian, offering life-changing learning experiences.

•• an opportunity
to re-connect and re-member how we can live into a world that is more than human.

•• for
inspired dreamers, questioners and questers about how humans can be more imaginal in and of the world, and those working the intersections between natural and built environments. If you are seeking to understand the deeper connections between the natural world and the work – both vocation and avocation – that you do, this is for you.


• From Sunday evening to Wednesday midday, October 1 through 4, 2017 at Spillian: A Place to Revel
• Evocative, challenging ideas, experiences, and conversations.
• Camping onsite or lodging in a superb 19thC mountain estate with 33 forested acres to explore.
• A newly imagined Catskills cuisine: innovative, fresh and utterly local


Workshop Registration: $579 SPECIAL EARLY REGISTRATION PRICING ONLY $499 UNTIL SEPTEMBER 15, 2017! We’ve extended this special pricing for you for another five days!
Fee includes all sessions, meals, materials, and 8% New York sales tax, and a place to pitch your tent if you wish to camp. Evening cash bar, camping gear/in-house lodging, and gratuities not included. Note: This fee is for the workshop. We are offering free camping on site with your own gear. If you’d like to stay indoors in the mansion, please choose one of the rooms on the registration form.

Primitive Camping Onsite: Free
Lodging in Spillian Mansion: $275-$335 We have one room still available – The Scheherazade Room. If you’d like to stay with us, please choose that room on the registration form. 



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david abram

David is a philosopher, naturalist, story teller, author of Becoming Animal: An Earthly Cosmology, and The Spell of the Sensuous: Perception and Language in a More-than-Human World. He is helping to revolutionize our sense of what it means to be human in and of nature, rather than being forever separate from a sentient world.



7group has been a leading sustainability consulting group for over 20 years. This event marks 7group’s launch into its newest iteration of developing the capacity of projects and organizationsto affect how humans regenerate life through building.


spillian: a place to revel

Spillian is a portal for imagining…a retreat for imagining, grounded deeply both in a sense of place and of play, in history and possibility on an extraordinary historic mountain estate.

Our Story: HumanNature is an Essence Project from 7group and Spillian.



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