‘We are Nature’ panel hosted by Amisha Ghadiali, The Future is Beautiful
The Future Is Beautiful and Noisily Festival collaboration.
Mind Body Soul curators have teamed up with Amisha Founder of The Future is Beautiful to offer a midsummer pilgrimage & online panel event on Saturday 12 June.
Delve into the beauty and magic of nature in Wiltshire with us and our guides, as we explore the theme, We Are Nature
10:30 – 15:00 | Sat 12th June | Walking the Salisbury Plains of Avebury | £40 plus booking fee (kids go free)
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If you can’t join us in Avebury on the pilgrimage, join our online panel where we’ll muse upon nature and its teachings, see more and for tickets see HERE
Walking the Salisbury Plains of Avebury
Come walk a while with Druidic bard extraordinaire Chris Park and ritual maker Charlotte Pulver in discovering Avebury’s magical pilgrim places.
We will visit the rich and mysterious prehistoric landscape taking a circular route which follows the circle of human life, expressed amongst the expanse of this sacred wonderful world heritage site. From ancient ancestral burial grounds, to waterways and springs to commune with throughout the lands, to a pregnant fecund fertility temple, to vast avenues of stones to meet and greet your loved ones within and without in celebrating the rite of life and its ripeness of life for ever more.
We will enter the Avebury complex through the gateway of the 4 Tolkien beech trees in commencing along the Ridgeway to the even older Sanctuary, the ancient meeting point from which the West Kennet Avenue once extended all the way to Avebury. Then rise to West Kennet’s Long Barrow, in resonating with the spirits of old. We will meet one of the sources of the River Kennet, the Swallowhead Springs which circles the largest prehistoric mound in Europe – Silbury Hill. Then it’s over Waden Hill to connect with the mysterious Odin’s Spring, before descending to West Kennet Stone Avenue, an ancient processional avenue to the great circle of Avebury, the largest stone circle in the world to commune with these magnificent stones in completing our circular walk together.
Chris, a Druid priest has worked as a celebrant, teacher & guide. With different hats on he is a professional storyteller, musician & ceremonial piper. Steeped in British & European folklore his life and work ranges from arts and craft, ancient technologies & eco-building to apitherapy, educational projects, ceremony & pilgrimage. A prolific beekeeper, he is often seen extolling the virtues of bee products, mead and the traditional honey drinks of this honeyed isle.
At the heart of things, Charlotte is a modern day alchemist and change maker; being born into the Pulver lineage of apothecarians. She has a background in natural healthcare, studying and practising various medical systems of healing for 20+ years. Her love is rooted in making medicines for people which she sells through ‘Pulver’s Apothecary’. She has been hosting water ceremonies and pilgrimages for many years; currently writing a book on London’s springs and wells, and helped co-found The Fellowship of the Spring, a group championing water guardianship in the British Isles.
As part of this pilgrimage you will receive a ticket to our online panel event, hosted by Amisha Ghadiali with guests Adah Parris, Bruce Parry, Charlotte Pulver, Chris Park and Jimena Paracha. Our special guests who will be present on the pilgrimage.
You can buy tickets to join us HERE
‘We Are Nature’ Online Panel
Saturday June 12th – 4.30pm BST, 11.30am EST on Zoom
Get tickets HERE
If you can’t join us in Avebury on the pilgrimage, join our online panel where we’ll muse upon nature and its teachings. This, in conversation style discussion, hosted by Amisha Ghadiali of The Future Is Beautiful will feature Adah Parris, Bruce Parry, Charlotte Pulver, Chris Park & Jimena Paracha.
We Are Nature…
The lives of every living organism on earth are magically interwoven, delicate energetic threads knitting our ecosystem together into a planetary intelligent super organism. When we look deep enough within ourselves, the understanding of this truth is inherent to our very being. However, destructive patterns of behaviour stemming from separatism and duality – ego and greed – are threatening this fragile living network.
Now more than ever before, it is time to activate from within, opening ourselves to the innate wisdoms that surround us; to receive, feel and manifest this intelligence as our own networks become alive with resonating vibrations – soft healing power growing from the roots up, as nature intended. A new narrative we can all be part of.
`We invite you to reconnect with this ancient wisdom. To celebrate the interconnection of all living beings and our planet’s beauty and abundance. To recognise the importance of re-rooting, grounding and opening ourselves to the frequencies, intelligence and infinite potential of life. To mindfully heal, regenerate and transform our living story.
Adah Parris: Futurist, Cultural Strategist, Systems Designer and Artist. A polymath and enthusiastic curator of people, patterns and stories. Her current interest lies in the anatomy of transformation and innovation, from ancient wisdom, natural systems and indigenous community practices to digital and emerging technologies. She has been longlisted as one of the Most Influential Women in UK Technology, as one of TED Talks Global Emerging Innovators and as one of the UK’s Top 100 Black and Minority Ethnic (BAME) Leaders in Technology.
Bruce Parry: Bruce is best know for his award winning documentaries which followed him living with and learning from remote indigenous peoples around the world. Other series followed him visiting peoples struggling with the effects of globalisation and climate change and the part we all play in these events. These experiences led him to leave the BBC and direct a feature documentary about humankind’s loss of connection to nature and the effect this is having globally. He has been deeply effected by his travels and is now trying to put into practice some of the lessons he learned over the years, especially influenced by the few remaining egalitarian tribes he has been lucky to meet. He currently lives in Wales.
“The tribes offer us this way of coming together again to find purpose in something larger than ourselves…. Coming together and letting go of some of the things that distract us is a beautiful journey and we will all be happier. It’s hard to make the initial adjustments but it’s totally possible.” ~Bruce Parry
Charlotte Pulver: At the heart of things is a modern day alchemist and change maker; being born into the Pulver lineage of apothecarians. She has a background in natural healthcare, studying and practising various medical systems of healing for 20+ years. Her love is rooted in making medicines for people which she sells through ‘Pulver’s Apothecary’. She has been hosting water ceremonies and pilgrimages for many years; currently writing a book on London’s springs and wells, and helped co-found The Fellowship of the Spring, a group championing water guardianship in the British Isles.
Chris Park: As a druid priest Chris has worked as a celebrant, teacher & guide. With different hats on he is a professional storyteller, musician & ceremonial piper. Steeped in British & European folklore his life and work ranges from arts and craft, ancient technologies & eco-building to apitherapy, educational projects, ceremony & pilgrimage. A prolific beekeeper, he is often seen extolling the virtues of bee products, mead and the traditional honey drinks of this honeyed isle.
Jimena Paratcha: Transformative Events Producer and active Community Leader. As Founder of Action for Brazil’s Children’s Trust, Jimena guided the NGO to become a founding partner of Street Child United, a global platform voicing the rights of young people at risk around the world. After 20 years working in the social justice sector, Jimena turned towards the emerging environmental crisis campaigning for Fossil Free Sussex and Ecocide Law. Jimena has nurtured a keen interest in diverse healing and energy-work modalities becoming initiated into the Siddha Kundalini lineage and Nature Mysticism of Andean Peru. She bridges Indigenous traditions in the UK as a Guardian of the Yawanawa, Huni Kuin and Tukano people of Amazonian Brazil and is a partner of the Akasha Retreat Centre in Rio de Janeiro, a trustee of TreeSisters and a founding member of Friends of the River Medway.
Amisha Ghadiali: facilitator and host of the globally acclaimed podcast The Future Is Beautiful. She is interested in where our inner and outer worlds dance. She also works one to one with her Beautiful Leadership Mentoring programme which supports the transforming of unconscious patterning, opening up new qualities within and anchoring daily practice and rituals which support a lifestyle that recognises the sacred, the importance of intuition and creates deeper connection and embodiment of what this time calls forth in us. This is accompanied by The Beautiful Leadership Immersion which covers themes including decolonisation, vision and edgewalking. Amisha wrote a book called “INTUITION” during the global lockdown of 2020 which was recently published by DK Books.
Jessica Ferrow: Jessica is a sustainability strategy and communications expert with more than a decade’s experience working with purpose-driven businesses. After starting her career in the solar industry, Jessica spent several years building sustainability networks in Bristol and working with global brands at London agencies before going freelance in 2018. She is now dedicated to growing the B Corp movement and helping business leaders respond meaningfully to the climate and ecological emergency.
Jessica is a mentor and advisory board member of Catalyse Change, a social enterprise helping young women into sustainability careers. She is also the elected director of the Bristol Green Capital Partnership and a member of Bristol’s One City Environment Board, helping the city achieve its ambitious zero carbon 2030 targets.
Jessica has recently worked with brands including Finisterre, Edgard & Cooper, Pukka Herbs, Ecover and Ella’s Kitchen. https://twelvefutures.com/
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