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Julie Horsley - 15 Mar 2020
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When I finished a shamanic apprenticeship in 2018, one of the messages that came through loud and clear was for our group of apprentices to continue to learn as many ancient, practical and useful skills as possible and to share this message as far and wide as we could.  

Skills like:

Cooking, bio-dynamic farming and /or gardening, fire arts, weaving, hedge making, wild crafting, foraging, wild medicine, soap making, natural dyes and inks, sewing, pottery, eco and sustainable building , oracle/rune readings and other talents that might simply delight and inspire others like the cairn and rock art in the above image.

Old paradigm systems are crumbling in ways that have never been witnessed before. I admit I was only in the Guides for a day (it wasn't nearly as much fun as the Brownies!) and I do believe there are ways we can support ourselves and others by "being prepared" for whatever arises in the future. 

With social distancing being the wise approach for the foreseeable future rather than in-person gatherings, we are considering the creation of a Campfire Convention "University" for good . With accessible, co-created on-line webinars, podcasts and short courses in any or all of those highlighted above and more.  Offered as “live” events initially at a very affordable one-off investment for a core group of participants (the co-creators and co-funders), this will then be paid forward so that we can create free access to a growing library on the Campfire website of these webinars and short courses as part of the wider membership of Campfire with the intention that people can access this as an important learning platform for the new and evolving paradigm where we feel these core, practical skills will become more important than ever.

What do you think? 

Would you like to broadcast from your kitchen on how to make healthy, nourishing meals using foraged foods, for example? 

Do you have a passion for soap making or do you have another artisan craft you want to share with the world?

Would you be up for offering these through Campfire via a webinar, podcast or on-line workshop?

You could leave the promotion and payments side of things to us.  All we need is a broad outline of what you would like to offer and approximately how long it would be and what we would need from you would be a good internet connection and a way to link to the Campfire technical "team".

This also ties in with @Ruth Wallsgrove's original blueprint for activism shoecamps (how-to weekends or online courses)

Please message me on Campfire via my home page @Julie Horsley with your suggestions or julie@weaversofwellbeing.com.

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Julene Siddique

This is so important! Are you looking for courses? I've got tons in arts & health and arts & social impact as well as both eastern and western modes of music making. My start up is very much about the holistic approach...

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Julie Horsley

This is so important! Are you looking for courses? I've got tons in arts & health and arts & social impact as well as both eastern and western modes of music making. My start up is very much about the holistic approach...

We are. Courses and offerings that will give people useful life skills and that also enable them to share their own unique gifts and genius. I'll send you a friend request. ;)

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Julene Siddique

Cool! Send me some more info on what you're planning and I'll send you some course ideas. I noticed that you are interested in ancient knowledge/practices...my start-up is actually the commercialisation of ancient sound practices.
I've created numerous courses in the past in arts and health and social impact. So if you can give me an idea of what you're looking for or any guidelines I can help tailor something to you.
Looking forward to it!

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Julie Horsley

Let's chat about ancient/new ancient ways and sacred technologies. Was great to connect last night.

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Ian Sharp

Brilliant idea Julie.

If you need any 'backroom' support from a learning designer/adult educationalist I'd be very happy to contribute whatever I can.

Independently of your initiative I've been pondering how online learning can step up in the months ahead (because it seems as if we're going to need to learn to live with The Virus long-term) - no firm ideas yet!

Please let me know if you ever need anything.

Stay well,
Ian

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Julene Siddique

That would be helpful! And agree we should try to capitalise on this opportunity for increase in online learning! Nice one. ;)

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Ian Sharp

Great Julene! Let me know when you need anything - just getting a website together which will be up in a day or so and give you a better idea of my work.

Keep in touch x

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Julie Horsley

Thank you Ian. Would love (and need) your advice, contribution and support!

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