Deep Time – A Contemplative Journey

with Dr Louise Livingstone 

4 x Wednesday evenings:

2nd, 9th, 16th & 23rd November 2022

7pm – 9pm (UK time) via Zoom

Cost £65

In this online contemplative journey, we move into deep time, communing deeply with the Earth and opening to hear her story; from her birth to the present day – a journey of 4.6 billion years. Each week, through combining theory with the poetic imagination (using the framework of Heart Sense), we move through 1.5 billion years of the Earth’s story in deep contemplation, travelling Earth’s timeline. As we journey with the Earth, and hear her miraculous story, we will expand our hearts to contemplate how this deep relating with our precious Earth may transform us; as we come to experience and understand how we are each made of Earth’s flesh, opening our awareness to hear an ancient heart that beats inside all of life. 

Week one: Introduction and Earth’s formative years (4.6 billion years – 3 billion years)

Week two: Earth gives birth to life (3 billion years – 1.5 billion years)

Week three: Complex life, death, rebirth and the Anthropocene (1.5 billion years – present day)

Week four: Grounding and reflections

Attendance/Recording:

It is preferable, for the maximum learning experience – specifically in relation to the sharing spaces – to attend each week ‘live’. However, for those unable to 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 personal sharing spaces will not be recorded to respect the sacred space of those who are sharing within the live group setting. 

This imaginal journey has been inspired by the Deep Time Walk that Dr Stephan Harding runs regularly at the Schumacher College, UK. As an alumnus of the MSc Holistic Science (a programme that Dr Harding directed), and having directly experienced the transformative learning of the Deep Time Walk, Louise has developed this 4-week contemplative journey in consultation with Stephan, and the Deep Time Walk Project. 10% of all bookings taken go directly to the Deep Time Walk Project. 

 

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