In the Direction of Beauty
With Colin Campbell
Course Structure & Fees
A Free Recorded Programme
Consisting of three recorded talks given by Colin Campbell in this online workshop:
Talk 1: Building Kia and finding Nxum
The path of Regeneration Among Hunter Gather Traditions of North Western Botswana
Talk 2: Singing the Sun into the Sky
Alluring the Gods through the Cultivation of Ecstatic Experience
Talk 3: Tending the Sacred Muse
An Animistic Approach to Growing Creative Eros
FREE on sign up.
As an introduction to our original Contemporary Animism programme Colin Campbell offered three talks on Restoring a Fractured Cosmology.
In these talks we explore how we find meaningful ways to bring back systems of belief that have been excluded from our modern industrialised cosmology. How our pre-industrial ancestry can inform us about the potential for reclaiming those parts of ourselves that have been lost during the course of industrial Globalization. These are important considerations of our time, crucial for our evolution as humans striving to regain our balance and place within the natural world.
Colin, who is the holder of traditional African medicine traditions, diviner and co-leader of our Contemporary Animism programme, will be mixing spoken teaching/oral transmission with practical suggestions, ritual and embodied work.
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.
One of the most unique and precious treasures Colin Campbell bears is that he is one of the few who were accepted, taught and initiated by some of the wisest pre-industrial African knowledge carriers who lived in Southern Africa. Sadly, due to the decline of this indigenous culture and its associated natural habitats, Colin and his younger brother Niall, are now amongst the rarest-known custodians of ancient sacred African knowledge systems.
He now works around the world as a diviner, teacher and public speaker, developing forms through which to bring this knowledge to the modern world.