A workshop over four days looking at collaboration and community across the Dartington Estate and further afield.
How do we hardness the energy of the land, the Elmhirst’s vision, the Yew and each of our own unique contributions to move from Potential to Aliveness, enjoying it while we do so?
In every culture, and in every field of activity, there is diversity in how wholeness is understood and lived. One of the increasing challenges of Dartington is how to give unique voice to wholeness in all the diversity of activities that happen on and around the Estate. Global Synapses at Foxhole on the Dartington Hall Estate has been set up to explore how far the study of wholeness as developed at Schumacher College and elsewhere, is applicable to solving real world challenges? Learn More …
In these four days , we invite you to participate in:
• The WholeWorld-View of Jude Currivan, looking into the vision of unity on the Estate.
• Process Oriented Facilitators from Devon, London and East Anglia, creating a platform for anyone wanting to share thoughts on children and young people’s wellbeing in Torbay.
• The Permaculture Framework collaboratively working with Tenant Farmers on the Estate to start to explore a common vision for food and farming.
• The Goethean process with Philip Franses of developing these stages into an insight of wholeness.
How do these different methods and fields of inquiry come together in Global Synapses into a view of the archetypal practice of wholeness, beyond any one language or method?
Thursday 24th May 13.00 – 18.00
WholeWorld-View on the Dartington Estate with Jude Currivan and Philip Franses
How to help nourish, nurture and empower our imaginal selves to link up together to connect with the root of what Dartington is about?
There will be two walks around the grounds of the Estate, you are welcome to participate in either or both. The first sets off at 13.00, the second at 14.20.
• Meet outside Great Hall at 13.00 / 14.20 for walks around the Estate with Jude Currivan and Philip Franses
• At 16.00 – 18.00 we have a WholeWorld-View and Global Synapses presentation and discussion around how the practice of wholeness can give unified perspective on the Estate.
Friday 25th May 10.00 – 17.00
Wellbeing of Young People within Torbay with Mark O’Connell
Location: Global Synapses, Foxhole in Dartington
Together Global Synapses, the Apricot Centre CIC and Act for Change with a wider group of Process Workers experienced in Community Forum work will offer to share the model developed by Dr Arnold Mindell (and colleagues) with a specific focus on the Wellbeing of Young People within Torbay/South Devon. Together with participants, we are inviting; some young people, and people from the voluntary and public sectors to participate in this day at Dartington. Also on this day Mick Collins author of ‘The Visionary Spirit’ will share how his research and experience contributes to this theme of young people in the context also of wellbeing with the planet.
Saturday Morning May 26th 10.00 – 12.00
Food and Farmer Forum with Marina O’Connell
Location: Apricot Centre at Huxham’s Cross Biodynamic Farm
We experience the Permaculture Framework to begin developing a unique vision of food and farming on the Estate. Tenant farmers across the Estate are invited to this event.
Saturday Afternoon May 26th 14.00 – 18.00 & Sunday Morning May 27 th 10.00 – 13.00
Visioning Together Wholeness with Philip Franses, Jude Currivan and Jamie Perrelet
Location: Global Synapses, Foxhole in Dartington
We follow through these diversity of methods in various fields to ask what is at the heart of the regenerative movement of wholeness? We ask how can we live through wholeness into everyday awareness of our collaborative endeavour in the world? We apply WholeWorld-View and Goethean Science to find consensus on the nature of wholeness we have shared over the four days.
Dr Jude Currivan
Dr Jude Currivan is a cosmologist, healer, futurist and author. She has a Masters Degree in Physics from Oxford University specializing in quantum physics and cosmology, and a Ph.D. in Archaeology from the University of Reading researching ancient cosmologies. After a corporate career culminating in the mid-1990s in her being the Group Finance Director of two major international companies and one of the most senior business women in the UK, she chose to pursue a calling to serve the emergence of a global shift of awareness. She is a life-long researcher into the nature of reality and integrates leading-edge science, consciousness and universal wisdom teachings into a wholistic wholeworld-view which underpins her work to empower unity awareness to facilitate transformational resolutions to our collective and planetary issues. In 2014 she was invited to become a member of the Evolutionary Leaders Circle. She is the author of 6 non-fiction books, most recently The Cosmic Hologram: In-formation at the Center of Creation the first of the Transformation trilogy.
Born in 1958 in England, Philip studied mathematics at New College Oxford from 1976 to 1980. Academia’s dull explanation of the world inspired Philip on a counter-journey into the depths of experience, travelling and inquiry into wholeness. In 2005, after a fifteen-year career designing intelligent software, culminating in a programme now used in The Netherlands by all Dutch courts, Philip came to Schumacher as an MSc student. In 2009 Philip joined the faculty on the MSc in Holistic Science at Schumacher College and has been teaching as Senior Lecturer since then. Now Philip is moving to develop the application of Holistic Science in the world with Global Synapses. Philip began and edits the Holistic Science Journal. He is Director of the Flow Partnership and is the author of Time, Light and the Dice of Creation: Through Paradox in Physics to a New Order (Floris Books)