The Law

With Mac Macartney & Special Guests

What does it mean to be human in these uncertain times?

What would it take to truly belong on this earth?

How might we start the task of restoring balance and connection between ourselves and the rest of the living natural world?

For the next year, we will be hosting a conversation that brings together the elders and spokes-people of western and indigenous wisdom traditions, those who believe that the only way forward for human-kind is to remember our place within the rest of nature.

Together, we will be searching for guidelines and principles that remind us how to fit within our ecological niche, as individuals, as one unified human species, and most importantly, as a part of the family of all life.

We will be looking to remember The Law of Nature. Western Science, capitalism, colonialism, extractivism… the processes that have led to our separation from the natural world and each other, have caused us to forget that the only one way that we can survive on this planet is to respect The Law of Nature.

Where is this Law held? Is it held in the earth-based and wisdom traditions? Can we recover it by deep listening to the land and the more-than-human world itself? Is it lodged in our collective memory as a human species? What are the principles upon which the law is based? Is the Law the same wherever we are on the Earth, or is it different in different places?

These are some of the questions we will be asking, please join us.

Is this for you?

The Law is a series of 6 conversations that will be held online. We have chosen this format so that as many people as possible can join this crucial discussion at this time, and also that we can hear from people around the world. Each session will be 2 hours long, and will include speakers, sharings and time for discussion.

There will be a community forum for participants to stay in touch with each other.

30th March - 21st December The Law Book Now

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

Key information:

March to December 2022

Session Dates:
30th March 7 – 9pm
4th May 7 – 9pm
22nd June 7 – 9pm
21 September 7 – 9pm
9 November 7 – 9pm
21 December 7 – 9pm

Online via Zoom. A recording will be available to participants.

Times are for London UK. Find times in your local time zone here.

FEE: £75

Or FREE with our Fire Circle membership

Facilitator details

Mac Macartney

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.