The ALCHEMISTS—Apprenticeship in Ritual Leadership


Journeys | The Alchemists — Apprenticeship in Ritual Leadership

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Quick facts and figures including tuition

Links to in depth program description

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

Current:  North America | Australia edition
Coming Sept 2023: Australia | Europe edition

2023 semester begins January 12 2023—

Apply now 5 positions available

An initiation, an expedition, a trial through instruction, exploration, and ritual to forge leaders with the kind of Eldership able to find 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 Canada | Australia cohort for January 2023.

We have plans to begin an Europe | Australia cohort in September 2023.

Zoom Calls 1 per month
One to one calls 2 per month (Sep to Apr)
Small Cohort of 15

Informal coaching on participant led events
Free attendance at Wild Genius GATHERINGS (locally)

Membership in Private Online WildGeniusStudio

Also Included: The NAVIGATORS zoom and community call

(Mentorship in Poetry, Myth and Ritual)

€185 EURO/m
$250 CAD/m
$285 AUD/m

Detailed information resources are in the links below, as described, and please reach out with any questions.

apprenticeship in ritual leadership:


"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

This next link (below) is a hidden page on the website—it goes to a page titled [FLAVOUR] It is a poetic ramble about the philosophy and, you guessed it (!), the flavour of the apprenticeship.


At the bottom of that page, there is 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, which most people have found quite interesting. The questions are a self reflection and exploration. 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 . . ."


Read reflections about the apprenticeship process from current participants here:

Finally, refer to this page for any updated details of call timing and other details. This page is on an App called "Notion," which we use for updating details because it is much easier to edit than the website.

Thanks for your interest.


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