See Also: Joanna Macy speaking on
Nuclear Guardianship, The
Search for New Perspectives
from Poison Fire, Sacred Earth,
TESTIMONIES, LECTURES, CONCLUSIONS,
THE WORLD URANIUM HEARING, SALZBURG 1992
Joanna Macy and Fran Macy
Living Body Of Earth
May 3-15, 1998
The survival of life on Earth requires nothing less than spiritual transformation. We need to find larger dimensions of identity in which we experience the world as our own body, and realise that we are part of a living system. We have within our reach everything we need to make and sustain this spiritual revolution: we can learn from nature, from systems theory, from ancient traditions and from each other. This course brings these resources together in a strong mix of cognitive exploration, body-mind meditations, and interactive exercises.
ABOUT THE TEACHERS:
- Joanna Macy, author of World as Lover, World as Self, is a systems theorist and Buddhist teacher, known worldwide for her workshops at the interface of social action and spiritual breakthrough.
- Francis Macy, cofounder and President of the Institute for Deep Ecology, is director of the Center for Safe Energy, supporting anti-nuclear activists in the former Soviet Union.
Course fee: 800 pounds sterling, which covers tuition, residential accommodation, food and field trips. If you cannot afford the full fee, partial financial assistance may be available. Please ask for details.
MORE ABOUT SCHUMACHER COLLEGE
Schumacher College is an international centre for ecological studies based in southwest England which welcomes course participants from all over the world, from a wide range of ages and backgrounds.
Schumacher College was founded in 1991 upon the twin convictions that the world view that has dominated Western civilisation has serious limitations and that a new vision is needed for human society, its values and its relationship to the earth.
Through interdisciplinary studies, the College aims to explore the foundations of a more sustainable, balanced and harmonious world view.
Residential courses at Schumacher College are between one and five weeks in length, and are led by world-renowned writers and thinkers, including: Fritjof Capra, James Hillman, David Abram, Paul Hawken, Karl-Henrik Robert, Henri Bortoft, Helena Norberg-Hodge, Vandana Shiva, Richard Douthwaite, Martin Khor, James Lovelock, Brian Goodwin, Wendy Harcourt, Stanislav Grof, Rick Tarnas, Charlene Spretnak, Terry Tempest Williams, David Orr, Thomas Moore and Robert Sardello. A full programme of courses is available on request.
Subject areas of courses centre around one of the following themes: ecological economics and development issues; the links between philosophy, psychology and ecology; the new understandings emerging from recent scientific discoveries.
At Schumacher College, people find refreshment and often new direction. They find they have touched a source of inspiration and are reminded that others share their deepest values about life and its meaning.
PROGRAMME FOR 1997
A list of courses coming up in 1997 and 1998 follows this message, giving brief details of the course titles and teachers. For further information or a full programme of events, please contact:
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- For all courses, fees include tuition, residential accommodation, food and field trips. As a rough guide, fees are set at around 400 pounds sterling per course week (courses are between one and five weeks in length). If you cannot afford the full fee, please ask to see our bursary policy.
- Transferable Masters Level Credits are available on most courses, for those wishing to be assessed, accredited by the University of Plymouth.
- Schumacher College is accredited through the University of Plymouth as an institution for study recognised by the U.S. Government (No.023521), which means that Federal Aid and similar funds can be applied to our courses.
- Some scholarships are available for US citizens - please ask for details.
COURSE PROGRAMME, October 1997 to November 1998
Further details of all courses are available on request: <email@example.com>
12 October-1 November, 1997
taught by Terry Tempest Williams and David Abram
2-22 November, 1997
LIVING UNIVERSE AND EARTH MYSTERIES
taught by Rupert Sheldrake, John Michell and Ralph Metzner
30 November-13 December, 1997
MYTHOLOGY AND METAPHOR
taught by Robert Bly & Martin Prechtel
taught by A.T. Ariyaratne and Sulak Sivaraksa
ECONOMICS, ECOLOGY AND GLOBALISATION:
A NORTH-SOUTH PERSPECTIVE
taught by Jeremy Seabrook, Martin Khor and Wolfgang Sachs
SCIENCE AND GOD
taught by Miriam Therese MacGillis, Mae Wan Ho and Keith Ward
SYSTEMS THINKING AND LEARNING FOR CHANGE
taught by Stephen Sterling and others to be announced
LIVING BODY OF EARTH
taught by Joanna and Fran Macy
31 May - 26 June
THE WEB OF LIFE
taught by Fritjof Capra, with Brian Goodwin, Stephan Harding and Andy Goldsworthy
28 June - 10 July
SOUL, EROS AND NATURE
taught by Robert Sardello and Thomas Moore
13 -24 July
RECLAIMING OUR CULTURE: REDESIGNING THE UNIVERSITY
taught by David Orr and David Ehrenfeld
AESTHETICS AND CONSCIOUSNESS
taught by James Hillman and Margot McLean
taught by Stephan Harding and James Lovelock
taught by Arne Naess and Stephan Harding
Further details of all courses are available on request. Please send your email and postal address to: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To apply for a course at Schumacher College
YOU NEED TO READ:
YOU NEED TO SUBMIT:
- College prospectus and current programme (available on http://www.gn.apc.org/schumachercollege/
or as paper copies on request - please send your airmail address if you haven't already received copies of these documents).
- Full course description for chosen course (available by email on request).
- Completed application form (available on request - please send your airmail address if you haven't already received a copy of this document).
- A deposit of 150 pounds sterling, as Sterling bankers draft or International Travellers Cheque. To secure a place, it is essential that you send us a deposit unless you are applying for financial assistance.
- In the case of requests for financial assistance, any supporting material requested in the scholarship or bursary information sheets.
Schumacher College is a Department of the Dartington Hall Trust,
A Registered Educational Charity, No: 279756