Re-Instate Your Inner Self

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Diana Durham Consciousness Arthur Myth
Fri 26Mar 21
Sun 28Mar 21

Heal the Wound to Heal the Wasteland

Facilitator: Diana Durham and Anthony Nanson

Modern western culture has decided that we live in ‘a material world’ and therefore have no inner self, no soul. We are conditioned to ignore this powerful aspect of ourselves just as the biological and physical sciences largely ignore the implications of quantum physics which showed, almost a century ago, that everything is composed of energy.

Today we see on every side the results of this self-deception: ecological breakdown, needless wars, parasitic financial derivatives, fake news, isolation and an escalation of mental illnesses. By reconnecting with our deeper selves we not only release our creativity and find balance and well-being; we also begin to heal the wasteland that the wound of disconnection from our inner self has brought about.

Event time: Fri 26th Mar 2021 at 4:00pm - Sun 28th Mar 2021 at 4:00pm

At a glance

  • Explore how we weave new insight and action out of the interchange between the circumstances of our lives and the forces emergent within our own minds
  • Ritual and storywork based on the Arthurian romances of the Grail Quest

Participants will gain

  • Understand how tune in to your deeper self and experience greater consciousness
  • Experience an empowered sense of your presence and voice
  • Learn to tap your own creativity
The ancient myth of the Grail Quest lays out like a collective dream the reason why and how we can respond positively to the wider crisis of our times by taking seriously our inner self. This workshop will introduce aspects of archetype, and physicist David Bohm’s theory of the Implicate Order, and explore these in practical storywork centred on the romances of King Arthur and the Grail Quest.
Through ritual we will enter the space of our own individual and collective psyches to embody the practice and experience of attuning to our inner self. We will reflect consciously on our experience and learn techniques to anchor the subtle shifts in our awareness. We will notice how insight emerges out of the relationship between our inner self and our interactions with the world around us.
In the gorgeous and enchanting ground of Hawkwood, we can discover, anew, what being alive is all about.

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£330 Single Room
£230 Non-Residential


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Practical Information

Please bring with you a pen/pencil and your notebook.

Diana Durham

Diana Durham is the author of three poetry collections, the novel The Curve of the Land, the nonfiction study The Return of King Arthur: Completing the Quest for Wholeness and, most recently, Coherent Self, Coherent World: A New Synthesis of Myth, Metaphysics & Bohm’s Implicate Order.

Diana also wrote, performed and co-produced a dramatic audio retelling of the grail myth called Perceval & the Grail, now also a 15-part animated series on YouTube. Diana has given talks and workshops using the grail myth internationally.

In the early 1990’s she was among a grouping who began to explore dialogue and collective intelligence with the late theoretical physicist David Bohm. She is also a certified practitioner of ‘Attunement,’ a lifestyle and healing practice. In all her work, Diana draws on archetype and the natural world to explore why our deeper identity is the root of creativity and the visionary power of imagination.

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Anthony Nanson

Anthony Nanson is the author of Storytelling and Ecology, Words of Re-enchantment, Deep Time and four collections of stories, and co-editor of Storytelling for a Greener World.

He has worked internationally as a storyteller and with his group Fire Springs has produced eco-bardic epics such as Arthur’s Dream, Robin of the Wildwood, Return to Arcadia and Dark Age Dreams of the Celtic Saints. Anthony was a lecturer of creative writing at Bath Spa University for 18 years and is now the publisher of Awen Publications.

A love of nature, authenticity and presence informs all his work.

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"I was very impressed with the design of the program. It involved the participants in an engaging manner and elicited creative responses, which could be applied to their own work."
- Brandeis University Women's Studies Research Center at Merrick Theater Studio Workshop,
Brandeis, Boston

“So worthwhile to be here – we are transported ... Fun, laughter and lots of learning about the Arthurian legend.”
- Othona Community, Dorset

“Diana Durham writes with a particular crystalline clarity suffusing both her poetry and prose: it is her essential expression. At the same time, her philosophical cast of mind reaches the highest level as a result of her many years of training and inner work. She is truly in touch with Sophia: and at a time when the Feminine has never been more important in its embodiment on the planet, we would do well to hear what she has to say.” - Jay Ramsay, author, Monuments, Kingdom of the Edge and over 30 books of poetry and prose.