Re-imagining the world
creative writing & environmental awareness
For the spring equinox, Sunday March 18th 2012
10am–4pm (the latter approx.)
Gather 9.45am at Four Winds car park, near Princetown, Dartmoor
(OS ref: 562749)
Relationship is our natural state. And yet loss of heart and alienation seem to be widespread experiences in our fragmented consumer society. What would it be like to live in accord with our essential nature, aware of interrelationship and interdependence as felt experiences? Time spent in natural and megalithic landscapes like that of Dartmoor enables us to feel and deepen this sense of connectedness, and can offer us a lasting shift in understanding. This outdoor workshop day aims, by re-immersing you in the land with its inhabitants, to reconnect you to lost and hidden parts of yourself, to your imagination and creativity, and to the shared heart of nature. Here we touch the invisible ‘ground of being’, where briefly we may move beyond the separate disconnected self into world soul, anima mundi.
At the spring equinox, where light and dark are held in balance, we’ll consider how this is symbolized in the outer world and in our inner lives; the poise or otherwise of the pairs of opposites; what visions we're planting this year. At this time, too, Persephone emerges into the upper world – what are we bringing to the surface from the dark dreams of winter?
‘Sunday is still glowing in my mind; it was remarkable, intense, revealing, surprising. You established a trusting space … [I was] amazed at what the day brought.’ ‘Full, rich, magical, extraordinary…’
Come for just one day or join us four times a year to share the equinoxes and solstices with me in this way at the same place. If you pay with your booking, in advance, the fee is £35 per day; £40 if you pay on the day. Either way, bookings MUST be in advance.
Please bring packed lunch, hot drinks/water, notebook, pen, warm windproof clothes (it can be really cold up there, even in summer, especially since we’re still quite a lot), waterproofs, sturdy footwear – and an ability to be with silence.