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Earth Talk Video: Ritual, Omens, and Divination - Colin Campbell

“Man feels himself isolated in the cosmos, because he is no longer involved in nature. . . . natural phenomenon. . . . have slowly lost their symbolic implications. Thunder is no longer the voice of an angry god, nor is lightening his avenging missile. No river contains a spirit, no trees the life principle. . . .no snake the embodiment of wisdom, no mountain cave the home of the great demon. No voices now speak to man from stones, plants and animals, nor does he speak to them believing they can hear. His contact with nature has gone, and with it has gone the profound emotional energy that this symbolic connection supplied.” James Hollis

Is there a treatment in these modern industrialised times for the loss of soul and the severance from spirit? Are we even ill? Should such notions as soul and spirit be considered worthy of a place amid the pragmatics of daily life in a world fuelled by the glitter and promise of modern technology? If so then how do we begin the healing of these parts of our communities and ourselves?

Colin Campbell explores these questions with a focus on the possible role of sacred ritual in modern industrialised life.

About Colin Campbell

Colin Campbell grew up in rural southeastern Botswana, the son of a renowned anthropologist and a creative healing mother. He is currently a practitioner of traditional African medicine, based in Cape Town, South Africa and the UK. He receives clients from all over the world, and facilitates international group processes relating to natural law, transformation, healing & personal power, sacred sites, and cross-cultural cosmology.

His work bridges major world cities with ancestral homelands and forgotten wilderness, taking him from the Amazon Basin to Los Angeles, the sacred sites of Venda to the urban grit of Johannesburg, and remote Ethiopia to the City of London. Colin co-founded and co-runs a training school in Botswana for traditional doctors and sangomas with his brother Niall Campbell. He is also a lifelong artist and musician, his style once again bridging the traditional with the contemporary, the timeless with the timely, and the sounds of the sacred with the lyricism of electric rocking funk.