Return of the GreenMan
In the beginning was Vision and Creator breathed Life into it and made it so.
My vision springs out of a deeply rooted philosophy of engagement and play with original wild, creative forces swirling around and within us. Nature is Truth. I take a stand that refuses to be domesticated into an inert, passive, controlled subject at the whim of dis-eased and parasitic forces. We live in an Age that is at a crossroads: we can work, co-habitate and play within Nature through a benevolent exchange of Human Culture with the other-than-human Beings in the Earth, through honouring Natural Law (Logos) or we can continue the historic path of domination, addiction and enslavement that despoils our one and only Holy Home World. I resist and persist through healing integrity.
I am committed to this practice through my out-of-doors school offerings at Elemental Academy, and overseeing a symphony of community gatherings, events and efforts in this direction. I see this as a real world and online sponsorship that can offer opportunities and membership, as well as acquiring assistance and donations for those people outside of the Co-operative who wish to assist us in our endeavours, and might not be able to directly support us.
I envision a movement of ‘Elemental Guardians’, through a co-mentoring of children, youth and adults that bring their unique gifts to bear, bringing magical, innate abilities to fruition. It is a tall order to protect, nourish and heal the Earth, and each other through education, land stewardship and rehabilitation, and a deepening integration of our lives in wild play with Creation.
The beautiful thing is…we have choice and the freedom to co-exist with Creation. I believe this can only come about through a deep recognition that we belong here, as children of Creator and Creation. We must defeat the neuroses and self-destructive illnesses of our terminal programming while simultaneously, heroically embracing our own Creative destinies.
I envision this land as a sacred place where people of all ages and walks of life come together to celebrate our human capacities, through a cohesive, working/playing, teaching/learning, holistic/healing community: ‘Elemental Collective’. “Elemental” because it is about getting back to the basics of our original human nature, a beautiful dance with the Nature as it flows and unfolds from within its own Essential Being. The 4 Sacred Elements are the alchemy of this dance, and the 5th Sacred being the Spiritual Quintessence which invisibly holds it all together.
Greenman Adventures Rises Again…
Dante’s Elemental Collective Curriculum for 2020
Walk on the Wild Side (Guided Local Walks, 🐐eventually with Goats)
Elemental Academy Cubs (Monday & Friday) with Seasonal Colouring Book, Calendar~Curriculum and a Yearly Certificate coming in 2020
Wolf Pack: 🐺Re-discovering and practicing the Art of the Human Animal 👣🐾, hunting, tracking, martial arts, wild play for adults (Alternating Saturday/Sunday, bi-monthly)
Deer Tracks 🦌: Walking softly through the land, gathering, gardening, Wild-crafting, (Alternating Saturday/Sunday, bi-monthly)
Speak Easy Friday Elixir Bar/Outdoor Lounge (bi-monthly) With Pizza, Movies, Music Jams and more….
Elemental Spa (Monthly)
Digital Knowmad: a course in multimedia production: music, imaging, movies, presentations, websites, and more
Brothers of the Wolf Monthly Men’s Campout
Vision Quest/Sitting Spot Sponsorship
Our Elemental Collective Calendar and Programs will be announced in early February