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Earth Talk with Mac Macartney - The Children's Fire

Mac Macartney
Thursday, 1 November, 2018 - 20:00

With Mac Macartney
And special guests Nigel Shaw, Tommy Crawford and Ric Hollingbury

In the harsh winter of 2009, Mac Macartney, founder of Embercombe, set off on foot from his birthplace in Malvern to the ancient isle of Mona, these days known as Anglesey. Like a true pilgrim he took no money, no compass, no stove and no tent - just wild food from the Autumn harvest. His quest was to walk the ancient tracks of the British Isles, to listen for the soul songs and stories of the land, to send a message to our tribal ancestors that we can rise again and together light a fire of hope, of connection and of sacredness for the children of the future, of all species, for seven generations hence.

Join us for this enchanted night in the Great Hall of Dartington to hear Mac's story of the Children's Fire and his quest to walk into the wild, untamed, fierce heart of this land.

Mac will be joined by poet Tommy Crawford and musicians Nigel Shaw and Ric Hollingbury

"Mac Macartney is a prophet of cultural renewal, an interrupter of the Western egocentric-consumer worldview, a wild man, an elder, a humble pilgrim, perhaps a present-day druid, and an enchanting storyteller. You won’t want to be left behind. Join him." Bill Plotkin, author of Soulcraft and Wild Mind.

About Mac Macartney

Mac Macartney is the founder of the inspirational social enterprise Embercombe, a beautiful 50-acre valley located in the foothills of Dartmoor National Park dedicated to the wilding of places and  people. He is an international speaker, writer, and leadership consultant and author of Finding Earth, Finding Soul, the invisible path to authentic leadership and has written many articles on sustainability, leadership, and spirituality.

Mac was mentored by a group of Native American teachers over a period of twenty years during which time he made a pledge to re- kindle an ancient indigenous teaching known as The Children’s Fire. It is to this end that all his work is dedicated including his new book, The Children's Fire.

"In this time of great turning, when we each must examine our heartfelt relationship to the earth and the more-than-human world around us, Mac’s journey is a guiding light, and an inspiration, a paean to the possible, to the best that we can be", Manda Scott, author of Boudica.


Join Us:

Venue: The Great Hall, Dartington Hall, Dartington
Date: Thursday 1 November, 2018
Time: 8:00 pm
Entrance: £5.00/£4.00 Concession

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