We are delighted to announce the speakers at this year’s Annual Conference, “Pathways of Light” – Working with the Consciousness of Nature, on Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 November 2017.
Saturday 25 November 2017:
Peter Dawkins – “Working with the Consciousness of Nature”
Elen Sentier – “Playing with the Ferlies”
Daniel Docherty – “Measured Steps”
Mandy Pullen – “Eco Shamanism – Becoming One with our Earth”
Sunday 27 November 2016:
Peter Knight – “Dartmoor Mindscapes – Re-Visioning a Sacred Landscape”
Sarah Dawkins – “The Living Circle”
We will also be joined by Jay Ramsay and Jane Embleton. There will also be more interactive elements to the weekend including labyrinth walk, river pilgrimage, mandala and Paneurythmy.
Peter Dawkins is a philosopher, author, lecturer, visionary, geomancer, Zoence consultant and teacher, and a Baconian and Shakespearean scholar. He is the founder of Zoence Academy & Mystery School, which he runs in partnership with his wife Sarah, and of the Francis Bacon Research Trust. Peter is a co-founder of Gatekeeper Trust. Peter’s pioneering research has led directly to a developing art and science of ‘landscape temples’ and ‘geomantic (or geocosmological) pilgrimage’. www.zoence.co.uk
Elen Sentier is a writer, teacher & wilderness woman who was born into a family of British cunning folk where the old ways were passed down since time out of mind. She writes magical-realism mystery fiction and books on the British old ways, which she has followed all her life. She lives with her cats, husband and a host of wildlife in the back of beyond, a magical twilight place between worlds, in the Welsh Marches. www.elensentier.co.uk
Daniel Docherty received his MA from The Prince’s School of Traditional Arts in 2004 as a student of Prof. Keith Critchlow and master geometer Paul Marchant. Since then he has lived between Australia and the UK teaching, lecturing and undertaking research into how the revered quadrivium (number, geometry, music and astronomy) inform the world’s artistic and cultural traditions. Daniel runs regular short courses and symposia at SAOG Studios, Emerson College, UK. www.sacredartofgeometry.com
Mandy Pullen teaches and practises Eco Shamanism in the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire. She has an eclectic background which includes organic agriculture, permaculture, piano teacher, writer, pilgrim, dreamer and general enthusiast for being an earthly being. She currently trains those who wish to practise Eco Shamanism on courses and workshops. www.mandypullen.co.uk
Jay Ramsay is the author of 35 books of poetry, non-fiction, and classic Chinese translation. His latest collections are Monuments (Waterloo Press, 2014), and this year Diamond Cutters: Visionary Poets in America, Britain & Oceania co-edited with Andrew Harvey. Jay is poetry editor of Caduceus magazine, and works as a psychotherapist and healer. www.jayramsay.co.uk
Peter Knight lives in Wiltshire and is the author of 11 books on ancient and sacred sites. He is a sacred site researcher and dowser and is well-known for his talks, workshops and field trips which allow people to connect in new ways with the special sites they visit. He is the co- founder of the Dorset Earth Mysteries group, and his work has featured on radio and TV, most notably on Channel Four with Monty Don in Don Roamin’. www.stoneseeker.net
Sarah Dawkins is co-director of the Zoence Academy and organises pilgrimages and workshops within the Zoence Academy. Sarah is a founder member and Elder of the Gatekeeper Trust. www.zoence.co.uk
Jane Embleton is a soul seamstress and art teacher based in Somerset. Jane works regularly with Mandy Pullen on a series of workshops based on the Solar Festivals and the Phases of the Moon, listening and being guided by the land to help nurture and heal both those who are its guardians, past and present, and the land itself.