Tending Our Sacred Roots
With Colin Campbell, Angharad Wynne, Mac Macartney & special guest Pat McCabe
Tending our sacred roots is a journey of re-membering and re-claiming our place within the great web of life. Drawing upon ancient practices of story, song, prayer, dance and sacred ritual drawn from the old ‘Brythonic’ ways of this land, South African and North American traditions, we’ll explore and restore our relationship with spirit, with our earth and ourselves.
Times: 6:30 pm Mon. 8th – 4 pm Sat. 13th July
Limited bursary places are available at £495 on application.
This is a journey of rediscovery as we find and feel our place within the magic of the great weaving. Ultimately, it’s about re-awakening to the song of the universe, and the poetry of our souls.
Over these days we’ll speak of land and song and ritual and tribe. We’ll pray beneath the stars and do ceremony in wild open spaces. We’ll hold vigil and commune with ancestors, make friends and grow. In doing so we’ll come home to who we were at the beginning of time.
Our facilitators will weave a beauty-filled path from three ancestral wisdom traditions – the ancient Brythonic (or Britonic) tradition native to the British Isles, the magical traditions of South Africa and the spiritual practices of North America. These practices and techniques will work to bring us into resonance with natural forces and to feel ourselves rooted in the web of a living universe. They will support our exploration of ways to communicate with spirit and help us develop a stronger relationship with our intuition.
Is This For You?
This is a course for anyone looking to deepen into a living, sustaining spiritual practice that honours the earth and all life, grounded in the old ways but just as relevant for now. It doesn’t matter where you’re from or what your background it, it’s about connecting to the land beneath your feet, the sacred landscape of your square mile and finding your place within the great story.
What You Can Expect
To awaken profoundly to the interconnectedness of all things. – through knowledge, embodied practice, debate, sharing, ceremony story and living in community.
To explore what we can learn from our pre-industrial ancestry looking at cultures that have a profound relationship with the natural world – from the British Isles, and from the wisdom traditions of South Africa and North America.
To practice techniques for restoring relationship – story, prayer, dance, song and sacred ritual.
To take back to our everyday lives a more relational way of living in the world, and ways to continue to tend our sacred roots and engage with our sacred land.
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.
Angharad spent much of her youth exploring her Welsh homeland by foot and delving deeply into the western magic, healing and spiritual traditions in order to piece together the lost parts of her own indigenous culture. Connection and dialogue with with nature and landscape is central to her work as is the magic of everyday, the creation for meaningful ceremony for our lives today and sharing the spirituality and mythology of her homeland with others.
A published author and poet, Angharad is also a storyteller who uses story as the starting point for deep enquiry and a source of timeless wisdom and healing. She regularly runs spiritual and creative retreats including the Return to Centre series for women, In the Footsteps of Ancestors, an annual pilgrimage following ‘Songlines’ across the sacred landscapes of Britain, and Dreaming the Land which she co-runs with partner and collaborator, Eric Maddern. She speaks widely about finding ‘the dreaming’ of place; of working with intuition, knowledge and landscape to draw together threads of spiritual practice which are connected and meaningful to and arise from specific geographical and cultural landscapes.
In 1999 Mac founded Embercombe. At which time he was also the founder and CEO of a leadership consultancy for corporate executives operating internationally between 1989-2005. Over a period of twenty years Mac was mentored and coached by a group of Native American teachers. During this training and ever since he has attempted to bring two worlds together – an ancient world view that emphasises relationship, interdependence, and reverence for life with the huge challenges and equally huge opportunities of the 21st Century. You can find out more about Mac’s work here.
Pat McCabe (Weyakpa Najin Win, Woman Stands Shining) is a Diné (Navajo) mother, grandmother, activist, artist, writer, ceremonial leader, and international speaker. She is a voice for global peace, and her paintings are created as tools for individual, earth and global healing. She draws upon the Indigenous sciences of Thriving Life to reframe questions about sustainability and balance, and she is devoted to supporting the next generations, Women’s Nation and Men’s Nation, in being functional members of the “Hoop of Life” and upholding the honour of being human.
Upcoming Dates & Booking
We aim for all of our courses to be as inclusive and accessible as possible – please contact us for information on paying in installments.
There are also a limited number of bursary places available for this course at £495 on application.
If you have any questions please call +44 (0) 1647 252 983 or email email@example.com
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