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Contemporary Animism:
Deep Dive

July 2023 – March 2024
application by invitation only

With Colin Campbell, Angharad Wynne & Rachel Fleming

Special guest contributors to be announced.

(Past guests include: Sharon Blackie, David Abram, Chris Bache, Carolyn Hillyer, Pat McCabe, Tiokasin Ghosthorse, Stephan Harding, Andy Letcher, Nathaniel Hughes)

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Course Structure & Fees

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

Online Programme

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)

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.


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.

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.
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Your Guides

The lead guides of this apprenticeship are Colin Campbell, Angharad Wynne and 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.

Previous Guest Contributors

Sharon Blackie

Sharon Blackie

Tiokasin Ghosthorse

Tiokasin Ghosthorse

Carolyn Hillyer

Carolyn Hillyer

Philip Shepherd

Phillip Shepherd

Chris Bache

Chris Bache

Pat McCabe

Pat McCabe