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Event Series Event Series: Well at the End of the World

Well at the End of the World

June 15, 2022 @ 5:30 pm 7:30 pm UTC

Beyond an absence of symptoms, what might a deeper sense of “Well Keeping” be in these times?

Thank you for your interest in this two hour gathering exploring the ancient practice of “Well-Keeping” in times of uncertainty. Your start time here:

Please be aware that, unlike most Forum events, participants with widely different perspectives and understanding of our global predicament are invited and all diverse views are respected. There is no set fee for these gatherings. You are asked to make a non-refundable contribution. £1 is as welcome as £100 in the reciprocal flow between us. If you are unable to make a contribution for any reason, please contact Sarah-Jane and she will send you the Zoom link via email. Questions? Please email Sarah-Jane

How to Join: you will need to register in advance on Eventbrite. An email will then be sent to you from Eventbrite confirming your registration. Scroll down that email and at the bottom you’ll find the Zoom link you need to join the gathering.

For some of us, the unravelling taking place in these times has emotional and mental consequences and impacts our physical bodies. For many of us, traveling our unique paths has included a descent that has recalibrated our inner and outer worlds.

“It’s almost impossible to be ‘healthy’ if you define it as a relationship with yourself without acknowledging that you’re part of a larger ‘culture’ including both the human and nonhuman” ~ Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee

In the context of the global challenges of the predicament of this moment in time, beyond fixing and curing, how might we engage with a deeply adapted experience of healing and health?

Using myth, archetypes and somatic experience, this session explores what being at, and tending “The Well” might mean and why it matters in these times. Myths were written at a time of transition, the end of an older world. Their themes of loss, tragedy and conflict seem prescient as well as ancient in our own current, stormy times.

Mythically, Wells were “tended” in ancient Britain by “The Well Maidens”. The Maidens were “the voices” of the Well Waters and their specific role was to offer nourishment and a drink of “Well-Water” from their golden cups to passing travellers. But as the story has been told, the Well Maidens were raped, and their golden cups stolen. The sacred Wells abandoned, they fell into disrepair and access lost to their watery depths.

Myth and indigenous stories are often dismissed as whimsical fancy while the lies so ubiquitous in our political culture are referred to as myths. Myths may be many things, but they are not lies. An aspect of this work is restoring proper integrity to ancient myths and indigenous stories.

You are warmly invited to join Olivia and me for an interactive and somatic exploration of the nourishment and insight restoring the practice of “Well Keeping” in these times might enable.


June 15, 2022
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
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