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Fire Ceremony at the time of Pandemic, Climate change and Uprising

with Jason Hine an  earth based facilitator, coach, ceremonialist This moment in time, where climate change has arrived, a global pandemic is present and chaosmos is all around, is a moment of great risk and danger, but it may also be a moment where we may have a chance to come into deeper relationship with the earth based powers that ...
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The Twin Trail of Flapjack

For those that may have plucked up the courage to experiment with the mighty beast of last month’s flapjack and if you do happen to still have some in the freezer, here’s where your mother of all oats may travel next.... Gooey Energy Balls This is by far the most deliciously messy recipe to follow. For the foundations of your ...
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Wild Green Spring Soup

By Sophia Young - Kitchen Manager at Embercombe When we allow ourselves to drop the bar a little of trying to re-create a perfect recipe or pause before making supper for a pack of hungry wolves, we in turn give ourselves time to slow down and greater opportunity to bring both presence and curiousity to our connection with the food ...
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Women: Your World Needs You

By Roz Savage I didn’t used to have any sense of my power to make a difference. None. For many years I was just a corporate drone, doing my thing, usually not very well. To the extent that I was interested in world affairs, it was as a bystander. If something needed fixing, “somebody” would surely fix it. Then something ...
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Accidental Gods

By Manda Scott Science tells us that evolution happens under moments of intense pressure in any species. Also that any complex system reaches a maximal point of complexity after which it either collapses into chaos and extinction OR it shifts to a whole new level of complexity, which was impossible to predict from the previous state. Given both of these ...
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Youth Rising

By Ben Mali Macfadyen - Catalyst course facilitator “The apocalypse is always easier to imagine than the strange circuitous routes to what actually comes next.” - Rebecca Solnit, Hope in the Dark. I arrived at Embercombe as a 19 year old activist. I was full of passion but completely burnt out by the scale of the crises in the world, ...
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The Spirit That Moves In All Things

By Mac Macartney - Founder of Embercombe The origins of The Journey and its follow up programme The Descent emerged from one of the many challenging experiences I received at the hands of my Native American mentors. It went something like this. “To discover the spirit that moves in all things and seek to align with this power is a ...
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The Children’s Fire – A Poem

By Robert Holtom It is a four-bar gate with carved insignia, like ivy creeper, and through the bars you look, you hesitate, because the train was slow and now you’re late. But it doesn’t matter, and you know that too, so enter and walk the pocked tarmac road, go quick or go slow, just know you are home, and all ...