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Telling Stories of the Future

Spring 2015

Schumacher College

To celebrate 25 years at the forefront of environmental education, Schumacher College are launching a new short course programme: Soul, Spirit and Story.

We need a new story for humankind, if we are to hope for a future that is just and sustainable for all.

Schumacher College in Dartington, near Totnes, Devon – a leading centre in “education as if the Earth matters” – is celebrating its 25th anniversary later this year with a new short course called ‘Soul, Spirit and Story’.

Drawing on spiritual traditions and indigenous wisdom from around the world, and contemporary understanding of the nature of mind and consciousness, the course will explore the interface between our inner landscape and the outer world.

Rachel Fleming, who is convening the programme, said: “Many people are now calling for a global shift in consciousness – a new story for humankind – if we are to hope for a future that is just and sustainable for all. We hope that our ‘Soul, Spirit and Story’ programme will make a significant contribution in answer to this call. We will provide a space to explore some of the big questions of our time – why are we here, how can we live according to our values and beliefs and how we make a meaningful contribution in life – and we will bring together people from all over the world, from different backgrounds and beliefs, to talk, teach, inspire, remember and co-create the stories of the future”.

Course tutors include Iain McGilchrist, Anita Moorjani, Bruce Lipton, Scilla Elworthy, Anne Baring, Jules Cashford, Matthew Fox, Adam Bucko, Charles Eisenstein, Colin Campbell and Satish Kumar, Editor-in-Chief of Resurgence & Ecologist and a co-founder of the college.

The programme will be based in Dartington Hall’s Elmhirst Centre, the home of Leonard and Dorothy Elmhirst pioneers of the ‘Dartington experiment’. It is the latest initiative to fall within Dartington’s new strategy for Resilient and Healthy Communities and will continue the rich legacy of radical education, transformation and regeneration that was envisioned here in the 1920s.

Visit the Schumacher College website for more information or to book a place on the Elmhirst Programme - Soul, Spirit and Story.


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