At this lunchtime event, Colin Campbell, a traditionally-trained Sangoma from Botswana, will inspire us to consider the role sacred ritual might play in reconnecting us to our ancestors, one another, and ultimately to all of Nature at a time of increasing, disconnecting industrialisation.
Colin will lead us in examining urgent questions – What can we learn from ancestral, pre-industrial traditions, many of which are still practiced in traditional societies today? How can we learn to see the Universe as animate – imbued with life – in order to fully understand what it is to be human on a living planet?
Thomas Berry, philosopher and originator of the term Earth Jurisprudence, said we must remember that we are “a communion of subjects rather than a collection of objects”. Colin will help us understand the role of sacred ritual for engaging in this process of remembering.
Colin grew up in rural southeastern Botswana, the son of a renowned anthropologist and a creative healing mother. He is currently a practitioner of traditional African medicine, based in Cape Town, South Africa and the UK. He receives clients from all over the world, and facilitates international group processes relating to natural law, transformation, healing & personal power, sacred sites, and cross-cultural cosmology. His work bridges major world cities with ancestral homelands and forgotten wilderness, taking him from the Amazon Basin to Los Angeles, the sacred sites of Venda to the urban grit of Johannesburg, and remote Ethiopia to the City of London. Colin co-founded and co-runs a training school in Botswana for traditional doctors and sangomas with his brother Niall Campbell.