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Contemporary Animism - The Deep Dive

"The input from a variety of practitioners and two core tutors is cumulative and the outcome no less than transformational. It’s far more than ‘a course" ~ Frances This course requires participants to have completed a Contemporary Animism Apprenticeship previously.

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Contemporary Animism - The Deep Dive
Contemporary Animism - The Deep Dive

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12 Jul 2023, 18:00 – 08 Mar 2024, 19:00

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About the event

An Invitation

This year-long programme is the second year of our Contemporary Animism Apprenticeship, and open to those who have completed Year 1.

It builds on the rich conversation we have already started but goes deeper yet into our felt experience of relating and working with the spirit and magic of place, influenced by the thinking and the practices of South African indigenous traditions and the Brethonic Tradition of the British Isles. Along the way we will be drawing on contributors from other traditions and perspectives, sharing together our own experiences, and all the while deepening and cultivating for ourselves an animate worldview and ways of living for modern times. We will be looking closely at how to build and support our own animistic practice, whether that is for ourselves or out in our communities. Our work here is revolutionary – we are sacred activists seeking to move in the direction of beauty, in service of all creatures, for the conscious evolution, remembering, rebalancing and re-belonging of our own species within the world.

Course Structure & Fees

There are two levels of engagement with this programme: as an Online Programme or as an Apprenticeship.

Online Programme

Structure: 8 online speaker sessions, July 2023 – March 2024 (see below) 8 sharing group – dates arranged by group + 1 Annual Confluence

Online Sessions Times: 7pm – 9.30pm UK time (Recordings will be available)

Dates: 12 July 2023 – Introduction 16 August 2023 13 September 2023 18 October 2023 16 November 2023 14 December 2023 18 January 2024 15 February 2024 15 March 2024 + 19 April 2024 – Annual Confluence

Fee: Online  Programme £700

We are able to offer a limited number of bursaries at £445 to make this online programme accessible for as many people as possible. To apply for a bursary please fill in the application form.

Apprenticeship

Structure: 8 online speaker sessions, July 2023 – March 2024 (see dates above) 8 online sharing groups – dates arranged in group + 1 Annual Confluence

Residential 1: 31 July – 4 August 2023 Residential 2: 4 – 8 March 2024

Group mentoring

Location: Based online and in a beautiful residential setting

Accommodation: Our residentials are fully catered with a home-cooked plant-based menu and you will be staying in simple, shared, back-to-nature accommodation in some of the wildest, most beautiful and soul-filled places in the UK

Fee: Apprenticeship £1,810 *monthly installment plan available: deposit of £452.50 + 6 payments of £226.25. Please secure your place by paying the deposit, then click here to set up your payment plan.

We are able to offer a limited number of bursaries at £1255. To apply for a bursary please fill in the application form.

We have an early bird price for the apprenticeship programme at £1355 if you are able to book by 1st February 2023.

Your Guides

The lead guides of this apprenticeship are Colin Campbell and Angharad Wynne. The programme is curated by Rachel Fleming.

Colin works with the wisdom traditions of South Africa, specifically those that are based on our relationships with the ancestors and spirits of nature. He looks at where these ancient indigenous practices collide and coalesce with the knowledge and belief systems of the west.

Angharad teaches from the old Brythonic tradition of the British Isles, the spirit ways of the ancestors of this land, and how we can recover and remember them to help us restore balance in ourselves and with the world around us.

Rachel has worked with animist education for many years, designing and delivering educational programmes for Schumacher College, University of Wales Trinity St Davids, Lampeter and Embercombe, with a focus on the meeting point between ecology and ‘spirituality’.

They will be joined by leading practitioners from around the world and you, as you bring your own experiences and explorations to share.

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