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An archive of recent previous Short Courses held at Schumacher College.
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Eco-Spirituality, Creation Spirituality: Exploring Eco-Mystics and Becoming Eco-Warriors

14/09/2015 to 18/09/2015

Matthew Fox with special guests Meshi Chavez, Stephan Harding | UPDATE: Thanks to a bursary to our Elmhirst Programme this course is £450. In this course we will explore some of the many prophetic voices over the centuries that have spoken of the sacred earth and our sacred bodies. We will deepen our understanding of how they speak to us today on both a personal and collective level and how they can strengthen our own personal commitment to an ecological revolution -  to become warriors as well as mystics and lovers of creation. Read More...

An Indigenous World

An Indigenous Worldview: The Four Nations of Ancestors

14/09/2015 to 18/09/2015

With Colin Campbell | This course is a deep and rigorous immersion in the traditional indigenous ways of South Africa. It is for those who are interested to explore and participate in the methods and rituals relating to this particular indigenous cosmology, aimed at bringing balance and health at both the individual and collective levels. Facilitated at the Elmhirst Programme at Dartington Hall. Read More...

Becoming Indigenous

Becoming Indigenous – Finding Our Way Home

07/09/2015 to 17/07/2016

Convened by Colin Campbell, Pat McCabe and Mac Macartney
With Special Guests Atossa Soltani, Drew Dellinger, Bill Plotkin, Loretta Afraid of Bear Cook, Martin Shaw, Lucy Hinton
and many more to be confirmed | 4 month residential followed by supported personal research and mentoring.

This 10 month programme is a deep journey into the question of what it means to be indigenous and how it feels to come home. Once in the place of home, connected to our birth-rite of place and community and belonging, how do we act in the world to create change and help others find the way?  Read More...

Coming Home to an Animate World: A Way of Ceremony and Conversation - By application

07/09/2015 to 11/09/2015

With Bill Plotkin and Geneen Marie Haugen | In this course we offer you a green doorway, an opening to a wilder consciousness shaped by forest and owls, clouds and dreams. We offer you passage from a lifeless universe to a cosmos breathing with mystery and invitation, singing and crying in a jillion tongues. Gather with other Earth lovers, forest whisperers, and visionary coyotes to honor the Others with ceremony and conversation.

Coming Home to an Animate World: A Way of Ceremony and Conversation

07/09/2015 to 11/09/2015

With Bill Plotkin and Geneen Marie Haugen | In this course we offer you a green doorway, an opening to a wilder consciousness shaped by forest and owls, clouds and dreams. We offer you passage from a lifeless universe to a cosmos breathing with mystery and invitation, singing and crying in a jillion tongues. Gather with other Earth lovers, forest whisperers, and visionary coyotes to honour the Others with ceremony and conversation. Read More...

This course is full.
Call Of The Wild Course 2015

Call of the Wild 2015

24/04/2015 to 16/11/2015

With Chris Salisbury and guest contributors Martin Shaw, Bill Plotkin, Pat Fleming, Tony Spencer, Jon Cree, Tony Whitehead, Robin Bowman, Stephen Harding & Sebastian Kelly | One of the most effective ways to inspire and enrich ourselves, our communities and each other, is to find our way back to engaging wholeheartedly with the natural world. An extraordinary syllabus is available to anyone open to spending time in nature, and our job as environmental educators is to cultivate this ‘nature connection’ in helpful and meaningful ways. Over the duration of the programme we expect students to pick up a broad base of skills and experience, to clarify which areas of environmental education they have a particular interest and talent for, and which client-groups they would like to work with. The journey will include night walks, earth walks, naturalist study, canoe-trips, role-play, ceremony, storytelling and a medicine walk. In addition, participants can choose three courses from a selection of WildWise’s professional training programme to focus and develop their skills further.

There will also be an opportunity to attend short courses.