In partnership with Agora Imaginarium
With Naomi Lewis and Rachel Fleming
Course Structure & Fees
A bi-monthly Class based in Devon in the UK.
Interval: Bi-monthly on Wednesdays
Time: 7pm – 9pm
Dates: Starting March 2023
Location: TBC near Totnes in Devon UK
Fee: Class £18
Concessions are available at £12.
In Hippocampi, we invite you to join us in an imaginative engagement with nature, myth, knowledge, symbol and journey, as an endeavour towards finding freedom within the cycles of death and decay that currently headline our lives. In so doing we come to understand the fundamental processes of composting and decomposition that lay the terrain for new trajectories of experience and ways of living.
Our ally is the Hippocampus, a mythical creature summoned by intention, known through the mists of time for their benevolence, aquakinesis/fluidity, sensorial prowess, and weather magic. It is also an area of our brain concerned with emotion, memory and learning and considered to be part of the limbic system which when stimulated through meditation and other praxis can bring about dream-like imagery and a sense of well-being and connectedness.
In these mytho-poetic states, in the company of this shapeshifting creature – known as being both horse and serpent – and within liminal landscapes, we have the opportunity to acquire knowledge of a different order and see beyond the foreground of top down dominion towards a horizon of unity with all things.
The class consists of a series of both kinetic and stillness practices which unfurl fluidly from one to the next creating a holistic exploration, the parts and whole of which can be practiced at home.
The lead guides of the Animistic Arts Lab are Naomi Lewis and Rachel Fleming.