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Ntlhantle – In the Direction of Beauty

In by Cindy Cooper

How to Restore A Fractured Cosmology Three sessions with Colin Campbell “In an animistic cosmology such as that of the Kalahari San, absolutely everything is alive” How do we find meaningful ways to bring back systems of belief that have been excluded from our modern industrialised cosmology? How can our pre-industrial ancestry inform us about the potential for reclaiming those …

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Contemporary Animism: In the Direction of Beauty

In by Cindy Cooper

Re-animating Ourselves, an Apprenticeship With Colin Campbell, Angharad Wynne, Chris Bache, Carolyn Hillyer, Tiokasin Ghosthorse, Rachael Vaughan, Philip Shepherd and special guests to be announced Curated and facilitated by Rachel Fleming and Emma George With additional pre-recorded material from Sharon Blackie, David Abram, Stephan Harding and Andy Letcher The Animating Force The time has come for a radical change in …

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Contemporary Animism Annual Confluence

In by Cindy Cooper

Animism is the belief that we are one small part of a greater intelligent whole and within this whole we all have a crucial part to play. This is a belief shared by our ancestors for thousands of years and with indigenous traditions around the world.   What would it mean for us to believe again?   Welcome to our …

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The Law

In by Cindy Cooper

With Mac Macartney & Special Guests The law says if you poison the water, you’ll die. The law says that if you poison the air, you’ll suffer. The law says if you degrade where you live, you’ll suffer. … If you don’t learn that, you can only suffer. There’s no discussion with this law. – Oren Lyons What does it …

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Fire Circle Membership

In by Cindy Cooper

Imagine a rewilded valley where people come together to learn and co-create a flourishing future for all species. As a Member of the Embercombe Fire Circle you are part of a network of people sharing their vision for a better world. Together we can shape the future we want to see in the world and catalyse the power of community …

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Fermentation – Rewilding from the Inside

In by Cindy Cooper

Empower yourself with simple techniques for fermenting healthful foods in your home and come into harmony with the microbial world within. With  Sandor Katz Sandor Katz is an early and illustrious pioneer of the great fermentation revival we see sweeping the world today. His wonderfully influential books, The Art of Fermentation, Wild Fermentation and the latest, Fermentation Journeys, are considered to …

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Who Do We Trust?

In by Cindy Cooper

When there is fire on the mountain, who do we trust? This recorded workshop with Bayo Akomolafe and Duncan Passmore explores the politics of these moments, the competing sites for attention, the circling gods plangent in their demands for worship, the broken pillars and altars, the stretched out fabric of trust in a pandemic. This workshop is about science, belief, …

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Contemporary Animism Online

In by Cindy Cooper

What has become of the alchemists? – the rainmakers, the ancient oracles and voices of the wells, the medieval magicians? They knew that by working with the force of nature, that which resides in the very matter of the universe, in the blades of grass, in the winds that blow, that they could change the world. At this moment of …

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Introduction to Contemporary Animism Masterclass

In by Cindy Cooper

What has become of the alchemists? – the rainmakers, the ancient oracles and voices of the wells, the medieval magicians? They knew that by working with the force of nature, that which resides in the very matter of the universe, in the blades of grass, in the winds that blow, that they could change the world. At this moment of …

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Introduction to SoulCraft

In by Cindy Cooper

Introduction to SoulCraft – With Kate Joyner and Doug Van Houten In partnership with The Animas Valley Institute Soulcraft is a synergistic set of nature-based practices designed to evoke the life-shifting experience of soul encounter. In order to celebrate his new book and follow-on from the interview with Bill Plotkin on the importance of ‘soul initiation’, we are running a …

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Speaking Out Masterclass

In by Cindy Cooper

Speaking Out – A Master Class with Kanada E Gorla and Deborah Ward Now more than ever, we are being called to stand up and speak out for what we believe. In times of uncertainty and rapid change, in the liminal, fertile and creative space that we are in as a society, between the pre-COVID world and the next world …

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Dreaming the Wildfire

In by Cindy Cooper

Dreaming the Wildfire – with Manda Scott In this prerecorded online workshop, Manda Scott will be drawing from her wonderful book series, Boudica Dreaming, to explore the archetypes of Warrior and Dreamer, looking at the celtic roots of these in the British Isles and how we can best serve them today. Manda will show how each of us carries a …

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Dreamwork and Belonging

In by Cindy Cooper

Dreamwork and Belonging with Toko-pa Turner Our dreams the communications from the world around us? Founder of the Dream School and author of Belonging (Remembering Ourselves Home), Toko-pa Turner’s work is based on an intoxicating mix of Sufism and Jungian dreamwork. Join her for this intimate exploration, teaching and sharing about dreams, what they mean, how to work with them, …

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Dancing With The Dark

In by Cindy Cooper

Dancing With The Dark Navigating the Place Between Stories – A Winter Solstice online retreat with Sharon Blackie In this one-day online winter solstice retreat with Sharon Blackie we will gather and embrace the uncertainty of the dark – of the seemingly fallow periods of our lives. Winter Solstice: the time that T.S. Eliot called ‘the still point of the …

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Waking The Dragons

In by Cindy Cooper

Waking The Dragons Norse Myth, Soul Activism and Seidr Magic – with Andreas Kornevall Join us in this online workshop as we explore the relationships between myth, magic, man and nature from the Norse Tradition, through the symbol of the dragon, and guided by the oracle of the runes. This workshop with Andrea Kornevall will be an immersion into a …

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Reclaiming The Witch

In by Cindy Cooper

Reclaiming the Witch – with Sharon Blackie The Myth and Mystery of the Wise Woman In this prerecorded online workshop with Sharon Blackie looking at the myth and folklore of the witch and her potential as a role model for our times. With her she brings  a reverence for the natural world – a wild, green spirituality linking feminism and …