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 parts of ourselves that have been lost during the course of industrial Globalization? These important questions of our time, crucial for our evolution as humans striving to regain our balance and place within the natural world, will be explored in these three Sessions with Colin Campbell.
Colin, who is the holder of traditional African medicine traditions, diviner and co-leader of our Contemporary Animism programme, will be mixing spoken teaching/oral transmission with practical suggestions, ritual and embodied work.
Talk 1: Building Kia and finding Nxum
The path of Regeneration Among Hunter Gather Traditions of North Western Botswana
Talk 2: Singing the Sun into the Sky
Alluring the Gods through the Cultivation of Ecstatic Experience
Talk 3: Tending the Sacred Muse
An Animistic Approach to Growing Creative Eros
Colin Campbell grew up in rural southeastern Botswana, the son of a renowned anthropologist and a creative healing mother. He is currently a practitioner of traditional African medicine, based in Cape Town, South Africa and the UK. He receives clients from all over the world, and facilitates international group processes relating to natural law, transformation, healing & personal power, sacred sites, and cross-cultural cosmology. His work bridges major world cities with ancestral homelands and forgotten wilderness, taking him from the Amazon Basin to Los Angeles, the sacred sites of Venda to the urban grit of Johannesburg, and remote Ethiopia to the City of London. Colin co-founded and co-runs a training school in Botswana for traditional doctors and sangomas with his brother Niall Campbell. He is also a lifelong artist and musician, his style once again bridging the traditional with the contemporary, the timeless with the timely, and the sounds of the sacred with the lyricism of electric rocking funk.