Bill Plotkin

Bill Plotkin
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Bill Plotkin, PhD, is a depth psychologist, wilderness guide, and agent of cultural transformation. As founder of western Colorado's Animas Valley Institute in 1981, he has guided thousands of women and men through nature-based initiatory passages, including a contemporary, Western adaptation of the pan-cultural vision quest. Previously, he has been a research psychologist (studying nonordinary states of consciousness), professor of psychology, psychotherapist, rock musician, and whitewater river guide. Bill is the author of Soulcraft: Crossing into the Mysteries of Nature and Psyche (an experiential guidebook) and Nature and the Human Soul: Cultivating Wholeness and Community in a Fragmented World (a nature-based stage model of human development through the entire lifespan). His doctorate is in psychology from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

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Nature and the Human Soul

Cultivating Wholeness and Community in a Fragmented World
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Nature and the Human Soul illustrates how great cultural changes can come when people allow themselves and their children to fully engage with the world.

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Wild Mind

A Field Guide to the Human Psyche
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Bill Plotkin, also author of Soulcraft and founder of the Animas Valley Institute, describes himself as a “psychologist gone wild.” As a cultural visionary, author, and wilderness guide, he’s been breaking trail for decades.

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Soulcraft

Crossing into the Mysteries of Nature and Psyche
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A therapist and wilderness guide, Bill Plotkin has developed a new approach to nature-based spirituality which combines modern psychology, ceremony, and wilderness experiences, to support people in uncovering their deepest personal truths.

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