- When: Thursday, 05 September 2019
5-10 September - Emerson College
(11 September -Travel day)
12-16 September - Chartres Cathedral, France
Full course tuition and all materials: £780 (Limited conc. available upon request)
Secure your place with a £150 non-refundable deposit (remaining balance due no later than 1 Aug 2019)
Participants will be responsible for booking their own accommodation/meals and travel.
Accommodation & Meals
A list of recommended accommodation options in Chartres and other relevant particulars will be provided on receipt of course deposit.
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Join Roi Gal-Or & Daniel Docherty on a unique pilgrimage, a quest of marrying the timely with the timeless; a journey where the incredible, ancient stories built in stone and shining through stained glass will be re-enlivened.
Join Roi Gal-Or (International School of Storytelling co-founder), Daniel Docherty (SAOG Studios co-founder and senior tutor) and guests, for this inaugural course to be taught at Emerson College, UK. The culminating five days of the programme will be taught in and around the Cathedral of Chartres.
We invite you to join us on a unique pilgrimage, a quest of marrying the timely with the timeless; a journey where the incredible and ancient stories built in stone and shining through stained glass will be re-enlivened.
Since its ancient pre-Christian roots, Druidic Black Madonna revering, through Fulbertus' cathedral and its destruction by fire in 1194 - its miraculous rebuilding within the next half century - to our times where humanity has somewhat lost connection with the subtle dimensions, this sacred centre remains a source of revelation and inspiration. The wisdom school of Chartres, underpinned by the seven liberal arts, made a conscious effort at reconciling the ancient Pythagorean/Platonic stream with the Christian mystery teachings through the inspiration of luminaries such as Bernardus Silvestris,Thierry of Chartres, John of Salisbury and Alanus ab Insulis. Hundreds of thousands of visitors from across the globe arrive at Chartres annually seeking spiritual nourishment, sensing that this sanctuary holds essential teachings vital for deepening understanding of our true nature.
On this course, as a group of philosophers (lovers of wisdom), a caravan of seekers journeying the highs and lows of soul-spirit terrains, we will endeavour to participate consciously, to explore and to understand the many levels of meaning and wisdom this place offers. Our call is to realign ourselves and to discover how our personal story - our golden thread - is harmoniously woven into the Great Tapestry ...
Programme Of Events
- 5-10 September - Emerson College Campus and surroundings. (8 Sept. Rest day and/or Self-directed study)
- 11 September -Travel day
- 12-16 September - Chartres Cathedral, France
About The Teachers
Roi Gal-Or is an internationally acclaimed performing storyteller and workshop leader publicly recognised for his unique playful and profound way of teaching storytelling over the last 17 years. Roi is co-founder of the International School of Storytelling based at Emerson College, England. He teaches the use of storytelling in service of the environment education, healing, peace and reconciliation. Roi works with the power of stories and the imagination to inspire connection and social transformation, foster vision, possibility, community and personal development.
Daniel received his MA in Sacred and Traditional Arts in 2004 under the guidance of Keith Critchlow and Paul Marchant (Prince's School of Traditional Arts - London) . He has subsequently undertaken extensive research into how the arts/sciences of the ancient quadrivium (Number, Geometry, Music and Cosmology) inform and underpin the world's manifold cultural traditions. Daniel's teaching practice is based at SAOG Studios, Emerson College (an educational initiative that he co-founded with Kira Orsak in 2015); he also regularly leads courses and lectures internationally.