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Peace, Power, Love & Wildness

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with thanks to Simen Johan for the use of this incredible image

with thanks to Simen Johan for the use of this incredible image


Peace, Power, Love & Wildness is a programme taking place over six months, dedicated to working with the powers and possibilities of life in our times. This journey which combines two retreats to extraordinary places in Alladale and Asturias, real-life projects and online seminars, will help us explore the balance of power and love; yin and yang, and peace and wildness in 21st Century life.

Our first retreat will begin an enquiry into the middle way – the deep union of yin and yang, the divine masculine and the divine feminine. We will explore this through the tradition of a nature quest, opening to what the wilderness reveals. Our journey will be shared with three invited guests including Pat McCabe and Paul Kingsnorth, and deepened through action-research projects, group work and online seminars. Here, each person will shape a question to to guide their learning and their experience with the intention of bringing awareness to how we can generatively impact upon our world from a place of greater balance.

Power without love is reckless and abusive, and love without power is sentimental and anemic. Power at its best is love implementing the demands of justice, and justice at its best is power correcting everything that stands against love.

Martin Luther King Jr.

Earlier Event: 6 September
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Later Event: 4 November
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