Tending Our Sacred Roots
With Colin Campbell, Angharad Wynne, Mac Macartney & special guest Pat McCabe
Learn the practices of restoring relationship, story, song, prayer, dance and sacred ritual from the Celtic, South African and North American wisdom traditions.
|8th July - 13th July||Tending Our Sacred Roots||Book Now|
Times: 6:30 pm Monday – 4 pm Saturday
This is a course about restoring relationship – through story, prayer, dance, song and sacred ritual. Restoring our ways of relating to and honoring our family history, our people’s history, the place and story in which we live, and above all the land and its many denizens. It is about aligning ourselves with the invisible forces of nature and history and learning to work with them to uncover the deepest meaning for our lives.
To do this we draw upon three ancestral wisdom traditions – one based in the British Isles, the Druidic tradition of the Celts and the other, the magical traditions of South Africa and the traditions of North America. Our aim is to use the techniques and practices of these traditions to recover a sense of relatedness, not just intellectually but with our whole selves, to work in resonance with natural forces and to feel ourselves rooted in the web of a living universe.
Over these days we will speak of land and song and ritual and tribe – and of accessing our more rooted thinking and feeling and intuition, our animal wilding self.
Is This For You?
This is a course for anyone looking for a greater feeling of connection to place and to time, wherever you live, whatever your background – through the gathering of knowledge and the taking of time-tested practices back into your life.
What You Can Expect
To feel the relationship between humans and the rest of the living planet – through knowledge, through embodied practice, through debate, sharing, story and living in community.
To explore what we can learn from our pre-industrial ancestry looking at cultures that had deep and profound relationship between the human and nature world – from the British Isles, and from the wisdom traditions of South Africa and North America.
To practice the techniques of restoring relationship – story, prayer, dance, song and sacred ritual.
To take into our own lives a more relational way of living in the world with our roots firmly planted.
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
|8th July - 13th July||Tending Our Sacred Roots||Book Now|
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 firstname.lastname@example.org