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Archive Short Courses

An archive of recent previous Short Courses held at Schumacher College.
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The Shaman's Journey 2016

04/11/2016 to 06/11/2016

With Jonathan Horwitz and Zara Waldebäck | Learn to use the traditional methods of singing, dancing, and drumming to shift to shamanic consciousness, meet spirit helpers, and explore the spirit world. In this other reality, one can gain power and knowledge for oneself and others, and touch the spirit side of Nature. Basic shamanic healing will also be taught. Non-residential places left. Sign up to the waiting list here. Read More...

This course is full.
George Sword, Oglala Lakota, 1875

Sundance and Sacred Ritual 2016 – Teachings from the Lakota Tradition

24/10/2016 to 28/10/2016

With Mac Macarteney, Loretta Afraid of Bear Cook and Karonhienhawe Linda Delormier | Join us for this very rare opportunity to explore the teachings and protocols that surround the sundance and other sacred rituals of the Lakota people and demystify these practices and look at how parallels in these teachings exist in everyday modern life wherever we are in the world. Read More...

This course is full.

A Taste Of Spirit...And Then What?

24/10/2016 to 28/10/2016

With Coleman Barks, Martin Shaw and Lisa Starr | Join poet, best-selling author and translator of the work of Rumi, Coleman Barks as he joins Martin Shaw and Lisa Starr to explore, speculate and dream about the power of ancient and modern stories to find out where energy, beauty, love and longing can be found for us all. Non-Residential Places Available. Read More...


Working With Complexity – The EMK Method

10/10/2016 to 21/10/2016

Join Professor Eve Mitleton-Kelly from the London School of Economics (LSE) for this two week training in addressing complex organisational, societal and global issues. Eve has worked for over 20 years in both the public and private sectors, advised the United Nations, European Commission, five government administrations and many organisations in the EMK Complexity Methodology for working with complex problems. This is a rare residential opportunity to train with her. Read More...


Hands, Head and Heart - Experience Week

03/10/2016 to 07/10/2016

With guests including Stephan Harding, Jonathan Dawson and Satish Kumar | This is your opportunity to engage in community Hands, Head and Heart with activities including food foraging in the woods to night canoeing on the River Dart, from walking in Deep Time with our resident Holistic Science faculty Stephan Harding, to learning about 'economics for a new world' with Jonathan Dawson.  Read More...

Western Science and Traditional Ways of Knowing - Closing The Gap

03/10/2016 to 07/10/2016

With David Peat (Skype), Pat McCabe, Stephan Harding and Philip Franses | Join us for a week as we look at the overlaps between 'western science' and 'traditional ways of knowing' in search of an expanded 'holistic science' that is better equipped to deal with the complex interdependencies between humans and the social and natural world. Read More...

A Deep Ecological History of the Earth

26/09/2016 to 30/09/2016

With Bruce Lipton and Stephan Harding | Join Bruce Lipton and Stephan Harding as they shine light on new science and ancient spiritual wisdom that provides  hopeful insight into the unfolding destiny of our species — and how we can each play an active role in nurturing our planet’s evolution. Read More

Bones of Ritual

The Bones of Ritual 2016 – Conversing With The Natural World

19/09/2016 to 23/09/2016

With Colin Campbell and Lucy Hinton    Join us for this week of deep self-exploration as you investigate life questions such as who am I, what is my purpose in the world, who are my allies and how can I best serve my community, using traditional techniques and ritual practices from the indigenous South African traditions. Read More...

Rogue Bards

18/07/2016 to 22/07/2016

With Martin Shaw and Jay Griffiths | Join us around the fire as we explore the art of story in both its oral and written form. Martin and Jay will be looking at the bardic relationship to words and the place of story in the modern world. Expect plenty of time outdoors, storytelling and writing workshops, discussion and investigation of the sense of story and of moment in all of our lives. Read More...

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