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#15: Day Schildkret —Beauty, Impermanence & Queering Our Cultural Imagination

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Another queer brother from abroad, Day is internationally known for his work using Morning Altars to inspire thousands around the world to renew their relationship to nature, creativity and impermanence through ritual and the practice of Earth art.


Diving into some of the threads of our cultural imagination keeping us at odds with our own wholeness, Day and I explore themes of impermanence, queering masculinity and non-binary ways of being in lived relationality with uncertainty and mystery. In a time exposing rigid patterns of being-together, we dance with the wisdom of queerness in illuminating what it might mean to navigate change and liminality with openness and curiousity. 


Join us for a playful exploration of how Earth Art, practices of impermanence and “queering” might support us in our restoration of wholeness. 


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Guest bio

Day Schildkret is internationally known for Morning Altars and has inspired tens of thousands of people of all ages across the globe to renew our relationship to nature, creativity, and impermanence with the ritual and practice of earth art.


Day is the author of, “Morning Altars: A 7 Step Practice to Nourish Your Spirit Through Nature, Art and Ritual” published by The Countryman Press, an imprint of W.W. Norton.Morning Altars has been featured in BuzzFeed, VICE, Spirituality & Health Magazine, and many others and has 85k followers on Instagram and Facebook combined. 


Large scale Morning Altars installations and workshops have been featured at Google, Wanderlust Festival, Wisdom 2.0 Conference, Treefort Music Festival, Bioneers Conference, The Andy Warhol Preserve, Beloved Festival, The Culture Conference, Symbiosis Festival, Lighting in a Bottle Festival, Red Rock Arts Festival, Butte College and live on-stage with East Forest at the Legendary Old Church Music Hall.  


With workshops, book readings and large-scale earth art installations worldwide, Morning Altars is bringing ephemeral art to the collective human imagination.

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Opening Prose: David Abram – In the Ground of Our Unknowing

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#14: Rich Bartlett — Micro-solidarity, Growing Up and Reconditioning Our Relational Inheritance

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In a world where it can seem we have lost touch with what it means to be together, to live, work, and grow in community, practices to remember and recondition our relational patterns seem crucial.


Rich is a Co-Founder of Enspiral, The Hum, and a brilliant thinker and facilitator when it comes to re-thinking social systems, designing spaces for meaningful culture, and practical ways to re-build community from the ground up.  


Join us as we explore questions of building “micro-solidarity,” circles of practice, and emotional intimacy for “growing up together.” We touch on some of the intrapersonal threads that need to be acknowledged if we are to re-pattern our ways-of-being-together for community, as well as what we might learn from feminism and grassroots activist movements when it comes to community resiliency.  


This is a good’n – grab a tea and join us for a hope-giving conversation.  


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Guest bio


Rich is a Co-Founder of Loomio, the Enspiral Foundation, The Hum and deep thinker and feeler around the renewal of community and systems for collaborative change.


He’s enthusiastic about co-ownership, self-governance and building relationships of partnership instead of domination to create collaborative workplaces. You can also checkout his vision and proposal to start a “microsolidarity” group – a small mutual aid community for people to do a kind of personal development, in good company, for social benefit.


Read his articles or hear his interviews at: richdecibels.com

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#13: Spencer Honeyman — Rhythm, Music and Holding Space for the Invisible

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There is much that happens in teams, relationships and our lives that words simply cannot touch. There is much that we experience in our lives that without alternative tools to touch, we remain distant to and fragmented by.


Join me in this rich dialogue with Spencer Honeyman as we explore the necessity of rhythm, music, improv-theatre and other creative practices to give voice to the transpersonal and invisible dimensions of leadership and culture. We explore the “subtle energy competency” within leadership as the ability to attune to the somatics and collective intelligence in a room. 


This one is most definitely for those who find themselves in leadership roles, or simply fascinated by the art of facilitating spaces for collaborative and collective flourishing. 


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Guest bio


Spencer is an executive coach, group facilitator, and consultant committed to helping to bring about an innovative Earth society that works for all. He is a graduate Pomona college’s interdisciplinary Environmental Analysis program and is a Certified Integral Facilitator.


Spencer has studied in-depth with master facilitators Thomas Hubl &  Diane Hamilton in the subjects human development, group dynamics, and improvisation. He has over a decade of practice in Shadow yoga & Tibetan meditation practice and he is a musician trained in the Art of Circlesinging in the lineage of Bobby McFerrin.


Spencer brings this diverse experience of somatics, embodiment, subtle energetics, the arts, and spiritual development combined with a deep sense of fun to his work. He lives with his wife and son in the Bay Area, CA.

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Poem: The Way It Is by William Stafford

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