SOUL SPEAKING

THE SILVER BRANCH BARD SCHOOL

A SEASONAL COHORT BY ROCCO JARMAN

Dedicated to the revival, preservation and practice of the ancient and noble art of the bard.

WELCOME TO

SOUL SPEAKING

A Seasonal Course on Craft & Calling, following the path of the Bard

Connect with YOUR Purpose

Discover the nature and depth of your Calling. Becoming the anwer to your own 'why'. Following your own star in the sky.

Developing Your Craft

Practice and enhance your Craft and creative gifts. Cultivate and honour your own unique way of seeing the world and relating to life.

Finding Your Voice

Practice your Authenticity, pratice speaking your truth, and finding your people. Exploring how to leave your enduring mark in the world.

All creatives and dedicated humans are welcome!

This course is for everyone. If you are looking to deepen your own journaling or creative writing practice, if you are teaching people, if you are working on your craft as a coach, therapist, parent or leader, if you are a creative or even a comedian, there is a invitation for you in this journey.

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WHAT YOU'LL BE A PART OF

Weekly Gathering Circle

  • Practice alongside kindred souls
  • Exploring Purpose and definining your Calling
  • Apprenticing yourself to your own Craft & Calling
  • Walking with your own troubles and burdens and crafting beauty and meaning from them.
  • Weaving threads of meaning through your work
  • Inspiring mentorship to improve your Craft
  • Constructive critique from trusted voices
  • The Craft of Storytelling – Connecting with Meaning
  • The Craft & Calling of the Bard – Connecting with Purpose
  • Finding your voice, your rhythm and your style.

Areas of Learning & Practice

  • Archetypes & Symbology and weaving them into your work
  • Etymology & the power of words
  • Decoding Myths and Folklore
  • Reframing your own story.
  • Establishing a Writing practice (or any other creative habit)
  • Exploring the world of Metaphor & Totems
  • Picking up the signal emerging from the unfolding moment
  • Honing your Craft and dealing with failure and stuckness
  • From notebook to bookshelf —how to publish your work in the world (digital and hardcopy)

Seasonal Showcase

Come and Find Your Voice!  Express Yourself!
Guild members are invited to express themselves at our Seasonal Showcase Event, where we host members of The Walled Garden, friends and Family to share the fruits of our growing Craft.
 
Every 3 months, we advance our Theme, meeting the threshold of the unfolding moment between the past and the ever arriving future.

Enrollments are now open for the first Season of The Silver Branch!
Join the cohort beginning June 16, 2024

You will not remain unchanged.

“What an invitation! An invitation to slow down, an invitation to reflect on what’s meaningful (and why), an invitation to be creative, an invitation to be intentional. And it is that invitation for intention that contains a subtle challenge too “how will I live my life with intention?”.

Now, when I walk into a moment, I walk into it with the intention of being really present,  looking for the lesson, the art, the joy, the pain that exists in that moment… it felt like another way of describing mindfulness, but in a way that was both practical, poetic and inspiring.”

—DUNCAN B.

Your journey will include group sessions, exploration of monthly themes, always working on your own craft.

Each Season includes:

  • Weekly Online Sessions led by Rocco Jarman
  • Access to weekly recordings
  • Unique and Evolving Theme for the Season
  • Practices and Resources to hone your craft
  • Unlimited email access to Rocco Jarman during the season
  • Bonus resources and optional assessments
 
Each Season we Revisit:
  • Archetypes, Symbols and Totems
  • Decoding Myths & Folklore
  • Establishing a Creative Writing Practice
  • Processing and Integrating your Shadow 
  • The Cosmos & The Rhythmic World 
  • Ingiting the Hearth of your vitality
  • Restoring the Wellspring of your creativity
  • Reframing your Story:
    • Retrieving Soul —Setting a new narrative
    • Beyond Genealogy —connecting with your Ancestral roots 
    • The Door to Tomorrow —dreaming a new future
  • Telos, Actualisation & Legacy 
  • Belonging to your Life, Belonging to the World
 
Every season, three students will be peer selected to be invited to THE WALLED GARDEN podcast, to be interviewed and showcase a piece of their work and have their work published in THE SILVER BRANCH, SOUL SPEAKING quarterly newsletter. 

The theme for our upcoming season is Rewilding

Our inaugral season is about the concept of Rewilding a process of practicing grace, allowing nature to re-assert its wisdom on a place, a relationship, and on ourselves.

“I spent years thinking someone else’s thoughts, speaking to myself, and out aloud, in someone else’s voice. I think I spent all this time walking the road of someone else’s journey. What a trip it is to take this journey and be guided by someone like Rocco.

—BRYAN S.

MEET YOUR GUIDE

I'm Rocco Jarman. I guide people into apprenticeship to their own sacred craft & calling, how to find their voice, and how to connect with purpose and create meaning in their life.

Since 2019 I have been guiding souls of a certain stripe through their own journeys of healing, self-discovery and expression, breaking free from the confining paradigms of religious, academic, corporate and cultural conditioning, towards a richer understanding of their own psychologies, evolutionary biology and our collective shared story. 

My personal vocation sprang from years of study and practice in philosophy, semiotics (the study of symbols), archetype, myths, theology, spiritual traditions, motivation, behavioural psychology, mindfulness and sacred psychedelic ceremony and specifically how these affect our individual and collective psychologies. 

I took these seeming disparate threads and wove them into a craft and a calling of helping other people find and pursue theirs.

I am deeply aware of the state of trouble in the world, and how we carry our cares through those troubles, and I also believe implictly that each of us has a powerful dream seeking to be realised through us. 

I am extremely passionate about the prospect of actualisation, how we connect with purpose and make meaning from our lives, and the enormous power of mythos and imagination to those noble and necessary projects.

I guide people into a deeper form of conversation with their own story.

ENROLL FOR A SEASON

Join me on a journey of profound transformation, and be apprenticed to your craft & calling.