A Workshop with Susan Raven
27th - 28th May 2023 at the the Weleda Biodynamic Gardens
The Field, Off Heanor Road/Hassock Lane North (A6007), Shipley, DE75 7JB
This workshop is open to participants who have completed the Stage 1 course.
"Nature groans under the travail of waiting for us to participate. People used to live in the 'Will of Nature'. We don't. Our magic is... push the button and it happens and who cares! We pass the implications of this on to the Earth. We need imaginative forces to solve these problems, and the schooling of the heart means we learn to think and work with living pictures."
Denis Klocek, Director of Consciousness Studies, Rudolf Steiner College, USA.
"Knowledge will take us up to a point, imagination will take us everywhere. Creation sighs for a new creative human."
Dorian Schmidt, director of the Biodynamic Research Institute.
Rudolf Steiner indicated that at this point in our evolution certain higher Nature Spirits would be retreating and that human beings would have to take on their tasks. With this great responsibility before us, it is important to discover what these tasks are and to discern how we are to take them on. We are being called into conscious co-creatorship with Nature and Dr. Steiner tells us that our mission will 'come towards us' if we are open and willing.
Our intellectual soul is strengthened by concepts that fit, but our consciousness soul wants to know more. It yearns to expand out into the bigger picture and to become a part of the phenomena we are researching, and ultimately co-creating with. During this course we will be exploring more of the exercises described by Rudolf Steiner aimed at awakening our dormant capacities of supersensible perception.
Co-operation between ourselves and the Nature Spirits through methodologies like 'Word Meditations' and 'Plant/phenomena Spirit Protocols' can take us beyond standard scientific research methods. Our task is to explore the landscape of the supersensible dimensions and to recognise the vocabulary of colour, vibration, movement, mood, feeling-tones and symbology.
On Sunday we will be celebrating the Little Creation ceremony and we will be adding a new move to the ritual.
Susan Raven is an experienced workshop facilitator and a long time student of Anthroposophy. She has worked with the methods and exercises described by Rudolf Steiner for seeing into the supersensible realms, and has also trained with Dorian Schmidt, director of the Biodynamic Research Institute.Susan is author of the popular book 'Nature Spirits: The Remembrance: A guide to the Elemental Kingdom', featured in the Cygnus magazine, Nexus, Star & Furrow and Caduceus.
Workshop Fee: £95.00 (£80.00 early-bird price ends 28th April).
Beverages are available at the venue, please bring packed lunch.
Start and finish times: 9.30am - 5.00pm
For more information about the course or to book a place, please contact Susan.
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