- When: Saturday, 14 April 2018
When: 14th - 15th April 2018
Where: Emerson College, Forest Row, Sussex
Workshop Fee: £210 - £240 (£210 early-bird price ends March 31st) – fee includes accommodation and delicious biodynamic/organic vegetarian meals.
Non-residential fee: £145 (includes meals) £125 early-bird price
Booking is essential as places are limited.
Event Booking: Click here to book
For more information about the course, please contact Susan Raven
Susan is also hosting an eveningtalk/lecture which will introduce the content in the workshop, and takes place at 8pm on Friday 13th April. Click for more details..
A two day workshop with Susan Raven
'The Nature Spirits are waiting to be reunited with us, and as emissaries of higher spiritual beings, they wish to be of great assistance to us at this time, but we have to step into their world and meet them in their own territory. It is time to engage in dialogue and to relearn a living world wisdom from the elemental kingdom.' Nature Spirits: The Remembrance
How do we contact them? How do we learn from them? How do we enter the dream-time of their world? How do we interpret the sensations we experience with them? And how do we begin to co-create with them?
At this gathering in the beautiful environs of Emerson College we will be exploring the methods used for seership and communication prescribed by the philosopher, scientist and seer, Rudolf Steiner. We will be focusing on ways in which we can build a line of communication with the nature spirits, in order that we may receive information and insight into their world. By working together with the elementals - which reside in earth, water, air and fire - we can become responsible co-creators at this critical time in our evolution. In this workshop Susan will be describing the activities of the nature spirits in the landscape, in plants and in the human being. We will be looking at ways in which we can effectively help these generous inhabitants of the supersensible realms for the ultimate benefit of us all.
During the weekend we will be exploring:
- Rudolf Steiner's 'Six Essential Exercises' for awakening supersensible perception, with special emphasis on control of thinking and control of feeling.(It is more important to be in a state of Grace than to be 'right' if you wish to enter the realm of the nature spirits!)
- The significance of colour on the inner and outer screen
- The language of sense, sound and smell.
- Protocols for greeting and questioning the nature spirits.
- Ways in which the human being can help the elementals return to their right and proper sphere.
If the tree is diseased, let us seek entry to the world of the tree spirit and listen to the intelligence of the pathogen. If the land is sick, let us seek information from the genius loci and listen to the elementals of the soil. Above all, let us return to a respectful and interactive relationship with the vast community of nature beings with whom we share this sacred world.
Susan Raven is a long time student of anthroposophy and has worked with the methods and exercises prescribed by Rudolf Steiner for seeing into the supersensible realms. She has also trained with Dorian Schmidt, director of the Biodynamic Research Institute. Susan is author of the book Nature Spirits: The Remembrance: A guide to the Elemental Kingdom, featured in the Cygnus magazine, Nexus, Star & Furrow and Caduceus.
REVIEWS of Susan’s work:
“You created a beautiful “space” in which to explore, test and trust insights. In so short a time I feel my understandings came together meaningfully, most unexpectedly, as if a window to Truth was just waiting to be opened. Thank you for having been the one to open the window! ” Vivienne
"Thank you for everything. The weekend we all spent together was deeply transforming for me. You are deeply appreciated by everyone there. I can't say enough about how wonderful your course truly was for me. Any small contribution we can make to your work helps all of us." Leom.
"Thank you so much for a truly inspiring and uplifting weekend. It was so moving and rewarding working in that way and finding how many wonderful observations and messages came through. I will use those methods regularly from now on to connect with nature." Carolin
"I just wanted to emphasise again the impact your book has had on me. It's such a simple and accessible summary of such complexity, and I get more from it each time I read it." David
"I just wanted to say a 'big thank you' for the workshop, it was truly wonderful and a lovely group. I am looking forward to integrating it all into my work and life." Kate
"I am so glad that we went, and feel much restored and gladdened by the whole week-end. I feel that you led it so beautifully, with wisdom and flexibility....May there be many more!" Rosa
"Thank you so much for running the above course, at such a wonderful place. I thought your teaching was relevant and eloquent; it was wonderful! I feel I have learnt loads, so thank you again." Belinda
"Inspiring, fascinating, it opened up the potential for doing something really useful in the world." Barbara
"Susan is providing such a high level of reinforcement for all we have seen, sensed and co-created with Spirit. I will be going over and over her writings in her book, so that I can find as clear a way as possible into the kingdoms with whom we are sharing this life." Steven and Renate
"I am sorry to have missed saying goodbye and thanking you personally for your wonderful workshop. Your presentation followed beautifully on your book which I was reading. I wish you success in pursuing your work to make people more aware of the beauty of Nature and the elementals so who stand behind it." Jim
"Many thanks for the course, my fire's got new fuel, love and air. The group worked well together and I felt a link to everybody." Philip