calendar 2018

COURSES, RETREATS, WORKSHOPS, READINGS &c

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You can see testimonials for many of the courses here

I’m privileged to work with lovely people in stunning locations: by the sea, in the mountains, on the moors and in the forests of Britain and France. If you need a dose of creativity, warmth, imagination, inspiration and general soulwork, much of it outdoors, with possible transformation thrown in, in wildish places with their other-than-human inhabitants, come and join me.

Here are the deep ecology/ecosoul dates. There is much overlap with my holistic writing courses, and writing is an important component, but you do not need to be an experienced writer. Any in brackets are more specifically writing, for which see fire-in-the-head.co.uk.

If you’d like to hear of new events, books & writing tips, contact me with your email address and I’ll add you to my list. The newsletter happens three or four times a year, and I promise I’ll never sell your name or allow it to be used for other purposes.

2018 (scroll down for 2019)

Thresholds
Revisioning your life: now available as a download, relevant to Imbolc (end January/early February, and up to the spring equinox)

Mindfulness Walk
Wednesday 28 February
At National Trust Greenway, in the woodland garden. In was writer-in-residence here for the last quarter of 2017

Islands of the Heart, Iona: group 1
Saturday 7th – Saturday 13th April

LAUNCH OF NEW COLLECTION OF POEMS FROM IONA, MONDAY 9th APRIL ON THE ISLAND (COMMUNITY SHOP). 5pm. Please come if you’re nearby!

Islands of the Heart, Iona: group 2
Tuesday 17th April – Tuesday 24th April 2018

Poetry reading, Thursday 26th April, Exeter Phoenix, 7.30pm
with me and Rose Cook, a collaborator on equinox & solstice poems for the last 7 years

Wild mindfulness, wild writing
Sunday 6
th May, 2pm – 5pm, nr Totnes

The Land’s Wild Magic
Monday 4th – Sunday 10th June
West Cornwall, among the many megalithic and sacred sites, and on the coast

PRESENCE: haiku, haibun & the natural world
Sunday June 24th, 11am–4pm
Near Totnes

ALL OUR RELATIONS: tongues in trees
Sunday 8th July, 11am–4pm
In a wood on Dartmoor, near Asburton

IN HARVEST TIME is a new memoir-and-nature-writing week, in West Cornwall, 3rd – 7th September 2018

Sacred Waters, Living Springs
Sunday 14th October, afternoon
With me and Sam Wernham of River Dart Wild Church, on Dartmoor
Details to follow

The Wellkeepers
NB THIS MIXED GROUP HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL I’VE FOUND A MALE CO-TUTOR. What might replace it is a series of 6 weekly sessions for women only, in Totnes, South Devon, focusing on the sacred and lost feminine, in autumn 2018. TBC; but please register your interest here.

Sacred Feminine, Sacred Masculine: tending the waters, husbanding the land

Week-long intensive, rooted in archetypal psychology and myth and drawing on work in my 1994 book Riding the Dragon – myth & the inner journey, for women and men working together to help restore the fractured relationships in our inner lives, within human relationships, and with the other-than-human. West Cornwall, as above

2019

Islands of the Heart, Iona, April & September

The Land’s Wild Magic, Cornwall, June, dates tba

‘Going to the well’ & ‘drawing from the well’: two intensive poetry retreats, France, October

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