Dr Louise Livingstone is co-founder of the Centre for Myth, Cosmology and the Sacred, and Director of the Heart Sense Research Institute. You can view her bio here

Jay Livingstone is a teacher/trainer. He is also an internationally qualified crystal therapist and Reiki Master and has been working with earth energies for over two decades. In the mid 2000s he was Training Director of DiscoverSerenity Holistic Solutions where he developed and delivered a 12 month crystal therapy diploma, successfully gaining accreditation for the diploma through NOCN (National Open College Network). Jay is a megalithomaniac, dream keeper and earth guardian. He is Keeper of the Flame of Aodhagan – a sacred fire which he was asked to tend by his guides (the Elders of Aodhagan) many years ago. Currently Jay is working to bring the sacred flame, and the teachings of the Elders, out into the world. 

For more information and to book, visit: https://www.heartsenseresearch.co.uk/conversations-with-gaia 

Conversations with Gaia

with Dr Louise Livingstone & Jay Livingstone

6 x Wednesday evenings:

14th, 21st, 28th September, 5th, 12th & 19th October 2022

6.30pm – 9pm (UK time) via Zoom

Cost £85

This course is inspired by the theme of Robin Wall Kimmerer’s wonderful book Braiding Sweetgrass (2013) that encourages us to see the world as a gift. Innate within the energy of gift lies relationships, and the notion of reciprocity. In turn, at the heart of relationship and reciprocity lies openness, love, understanding, give and take, and, conversation. 

Conversation, in this course, is framed as a dynamic dialogue with the world, opening up through the heart (the organ of the imagination) towards the world as it speaks to us through images, leading to sensory, feeling, emotional responses. In this sense, we require a different order of perception – the imagination. An imaginal mode of consciousness is a way of knowing that honours inner intuitions and sensory experience, made possible through imaginal approaches. By opening up to these approaches, it becomes possible for us to develop a relationship with the world, and open the possibility for the world to come alive – to be ensouled. In this framing, the world is no longer a dead collection of objects, but a “communion of subjects” (Wendell Berry). In turn, the world expands into the possibility of becoming the living, breathing Goddess Gaia.

Husband and wife, Jay and Louise Livingstone, have been consciously communicating with Gaia for well over two decades – in particular through stone, crystals, and plants. Listening deeply to Gaia through their hearts, they have been guided on journeys that have taken them all across the UK, and onwards to the mysterious islands of Malta. Over 6 weeks, Jay and Louise will open the possibility for participants to develop their own conversations with Gaia through imaginal methodologies including Goethean enquiry, Heart Sense, and other imaginal approaches including guided meditation/contemplation and drumming.
Week one – Context and background
Week two – Communing with Stone
Week three – Communing with Plant
Week four – Communing with Water
Week five – Communing with Animal
Week six – Re-turning; reviewing our journey

 

Attendance/Recording:

For those who cannot attend live, there will be a recording available after the session has taken place. The recording will be of all contemplation exercises and theory. Please note that this course is deeply experiential, and as such, it can lead to personal transformation. In this sense, personal sharing spaces will not be recorded. To gain the most from this course, it is advisable to attend each session as it happens in real time; this is because a great deal of the learning takes place in the sharing spaces.

Booking/registration:

Spaces on this course are limited as we shall be journeying together in small groups. It is therefore advisable to book early. A waiting list will be kept for the next course should we reach capacity.

Included within this course:

  • 15 hours of direct class time; including theory, reflections, contemplations –  as well as home-‘play’ exercises and reflections

  • All class materials

  • Support from Louise and Jay throughout the journey as needed

  • Benefit of Louise and Jay’s many decades of working with the Earth, individuals and groups

For more information and to book, visit: https://www.heartsenseresearch.co.uk/conversations-with-gaia   

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