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The ALCHEMISTS—Apprenticeship in Ritual Leadership


Journeys | The Alchemists — Apprenticeship in Ritual Leadership

On this page:

  • Quick facts and tuition

  • Link to full description and application

  • Testimonials from current apprentices

  • Dates and times for WESTCOAST edition

  • Other helpful links including registration page

"Nothing substitutes a large apprenticeship, a heap of experiences which converts into the base of intuition."

Doug Scott
British mountaineer
Piolet d'Or

Quick facts and tuition

Currently running:  North America | Australia edition
Coming Sept 2023: Australia | Europe edition

2023 semester begins January 12 2023—

Apply now limited commissions available

An initiation, an expedition, a trial through instruction, exploration, and ritual. 


The aim is to forge leaders who hold the kind of Eldership able to retrieve the lost waters of life and death, and deliver them to community.


Admission by application—Group size limited to 15.

Currently there are opportunities for a few applicants to the WEST COAST Canada | Australia cohort for January 2023.

Zoom Calls 1 per month September to December

(see below for times)
One to one calls 1 per month
Small Cohort of 15

Coaching calls on participant led events
Free attendance at Wild Genius events (locally)

Membership in Private Online WildGeniusStudio

Also Included:

The NAVIGATORS zoom and community call

(Mentorship in Poetry, Myth and Ritual)

$250 CAD/m
$285 AUD/m

€185 EURO/m

Follow the links below, as described, for full information about the apprenticeship and the application procedure.

Here is the contact information:


"As Lead Facilitator for Boys and Men Rite-of-Passage journeys, I am aware of many program leaders that toot their horns about affecting “authentic” and “real” change amongst their clients and participants.  Most of the time, I am disappointed in their work, and discover that they have borrowed processes, and do not fully understand the meaning of “ritual” and “ceremony.” Not in the case of Jones. He facilitates from a place much deeper than most humans have ever gone."

D. Forest Melton Jr.
Blue Sky Event Services

Link to full description and application

The link below goes to a hidden page on the website titled [FLAVOUR] It is the starting point for learning about the apprenticeship if you are considering joining.


If you read through that page, you will find a link to a page called [CONSIDERATIONS]. And at the bottom of that, a link to a final page called [APPLY]


The APPLY page describes the process of writing an application. By that time, you should have actually contacted us by phone (through the Signal app if outside of Australia). 


"Not for the faint of Heart . . ."


Testimonials from current apprentices

Read reflections about the apprenticeship process from current participants here:

"To the brave belong all things"

Celtic Proverb
Regarding Apprenticeships
Tad Hargrave
Marketing for Hippies

Dates and times for WEST COAST edition [Canada | Australia]

Continental Edition [Europe | Australia]  starts September 2023

Dates & Times BC Canada [Vancouver]

5:30 pm to 7:30 pm PDT [except April 6]

Thursday 12th January 2023 PDT

Thursday 9th February 2023 PDT

Thursday 9th March 2023 PDT

Thursday 6th April 2023 PDST —6:30pm to 8:30pm


Dates & Times Western Australia [Perth]

9:30 am to 11:30 am WAST [no change]

Friday 13th January 2023

Friday 10th February 2023

Friday 10th March 2023

Friday 7th April 2023

Those registered in the Alchemists also receive the Navigators calls, which are the day following the calls listed above. Please refer to the Navigators page on this website to see exact dates and times.


“But perhaps the most important lesson I learned is that there are no walls between humans and the elephants except those we put up ourselves, and that until we allow not only elephants, but all living creatures their place in the sun, we can never be whole ourselves.”

Lawrence Anthony












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