Thu, 12 May | Embercombe

THE CAVE - VOICES FROM THE OTHERWORLD

Once the art and practice of prophecy was a part of human culture the world over. In times of crisis oracles, those who could commune with the creative force of nature, would descend to the darkness to consult with the gods, to dream with the earth, to visit with the soul of the world itself.
THE CAVE - VOICES FROM THE OTHERWORLD

Time & Location

12 May 2022, 12:00 – 30 Apr 2023, 14:00
Embercombe, Higher Ashton, Exeter EX6 7QP, UK

About the event

What will you meet In our times, when the need for creative and collective visioning and imagining of the future is our most urgent human need, as we begin to understand that the earth itself is our most crucial partner if our species is to survive, we dig down to unearth the ancient techniques, the spaces, the possibilities and potentiality of prophecy, seership and oracle, and make this the most urgent, relevant and accessible work of our time.

This is for all those who feel a pull towards the depths, the imaginal, the dream of the earth, for those who yearn to work in true partnership with the creative forces and flows of nature. No visioning experience or aptitude is necessary – as deeply connected parts of nature, we each have our unique and individual dream of the earth to bring to this collective imagining.

They knew that by working with the force of nature, that which resides in the very matter of the universe, in the blades of grass, in the winds that blow, that they could change the world. At this moment of great change for us, as we stand on the very edge of what is possible for the human species, perhaps there is something important we have forgotten. What is it that we have lost that has allowed the great mystery of life on earth to flee from our lives. Where does magic now reside in the world and how can we possibly bring it back?

During our time in the cave, we will be bringing together scholars, explorers, imagineers, practitioners – both ancient and modern-day visionaries to inspire and help to light our way. Through an alchemical mix of knowledge, wisdom and practice, through listening to others, to our deep soul-selves and to the mystery of the dark, we aim to imagine ourselves to a place of collective vision and prophecy.

We will be learning to sense the future with our bodies, through age-old divination practices, through seership and scrying, through poetry, through our collective dreams. Above all we will sit together, bringing forth our own dreams and imaginings of the future, our soul-seeds of wisdom and those fragments of the dream of the earth that we can each uncover and offer in service to the transformation of the world.

Who will come

We are seeking wild adventurers and deep dreamers, those prepared to explore the outer reaches of their imagination and be immersed in new experience. We will ask you to leave the familiar behind and step into the darkness of the cave at this fractured moment in our history with the courage to witness new futures waiting to emerge.

Do you long to align yourself with the dream of the earth, to hear the voice of the deep, to feel belonging in the dark, to be in service to mystery? Join us.

Structure of the programme

This work will be carried out over three residential sessions on the land of Embercombe where we will gather in person with our facilitators and guests, sitting in circle, in ceremony, in simple back to nature accommodation, to prepare, to incubate, to dream, listen and vision, and to celebrate both darkness and light. There will be 5 sessions online interspersed throughout our time together, 4 x 3 hour sessions and we will finish with a final full day online festival.

Residential 1 – The Descent 12 -17 May 2022 Arrival 3pm, departure 4pm 2 x 3 hour online sessions 15 June, 7 – 10pm 13 July, 7 – 10pm

Residential 2 – The Incubation 22 – 27 September 2022 Arrival 3pm, departure 4pm 2 x 3 hour online sessions 16 November, 7 – 10pm 15 February, 7 – 10pm

Residential 3 – The Return 16 – 21 March 2023 Arrival 3pm, departure 4pm 1 x online Festival of Visions 29 April 2023

Key information:

DATES: Residential 1 – The Descent 12 -17 May 2022 Arrival 3pm, departure 4pm 2 x 3 hour online sessions 15 June, 7 – 10pm 13 July, 7 – 10pm

Residential 2 – The Incubation 22 – 27 September 2022 Arrival 3pm, departure 4pm 2 x 3 hour online sessions 16 November, 7 – 10pm 15 February, 7 – 10pm

Residential 3 – The Return 16 – 21 March 2023 Arrival 3pm, departure 4pm 1 x online Festival of Visions 29 April 2023

LOCATION: Based online and in Devon, at Embercombe

ACCOMODATION: The Apprenticeship programme includes two residential components at Embercombe, which will be fully catered (plant-based menu) in shared accommodation, plus all teaching, online and mentoring sessions.

FEE: Residential programme, includes accommodation and food: £2415 Limited bursary places for £1500 are available:  

FULL DETAILS AND APPLICATIONS: www.embercombe.org/the-cave/

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