With this fundamental question, Anna Breytenbach and Colin Campbell initiate four emergent conversations that were recorded with live audiences at the end of 2019. In each episode the lens of a timeless element is the view through which thoughts are provoked and greater sensitivity evoked. In so doing, we find ourselves dancing through challenges and opportunities on the path to personal answers in the collective context of community with the natural world.
Anna Breytenbach is a South African-based professional interspecies communicator qualified with the Assisi International Animal Institute in California, USA. She’s been practicing for 18 years in on several continents and is currently on sabbatical from international touring, making only the occasional public appearance on the Cape coast.
Colin Campbell grew up in rural southeastern Botswana, the son of a renowned anthropologist and a creative healing mother. His grandmother was a famous healer, whom people voyaged to see from far afield. On formative childhood travels with his father he slept under stars, learned from traditional San people and ways of the desert.
Listen to Anna's introduction and some complimentary audio snippets
The elemental series and cycles of creation. Fire, Air, Water and Earth with Anna and Colin.
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The elemental series and cycles of creation. Fire, Air, Water and Earth. With Anna and Colin.
The complete set includes all four elements from the What on Earth talk series. You will receive an individual audio download for each of the four elements.
Four Elements Complete Set $45.00
"Nothing is more common to the diverse indigenous cultures of the earth than the recognition of the air, the wind and the breath as aspects of a singularly sacred power. . . the air, for oral peoples, is the archetype of all that is ineffable. . . indeed the ineffability of the air seems akin to the ineffability of awareness itself, and we should not be surprised that many indigenous people construe awareness, or “mind,” not as a power that resides inside their heads, but rather as a quality that they themselves are inside of, along with the other animals and the plants, the mountains and the clouds." ~ David Abram
Within the imaginal precinct of archetypal air, falls the phenomenon of language. Language, not so much in its most commonly understood form as the spoken word among humans, but rather language, and more broadly intercommunication, as the ineffable cohering force between absolutely everything in existence.
Join Anna Breytenbach and Colin Campbell for Air, the first in a four-part series of talks broadly exploring the question of who we are, where we might be headed and how we may engage with the flux of what would seem to be a rapidly and profoundly changing world.
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Where air represents the unified field from which all manifestation ultimately emerges, fire is the archetypal place where differentiation takes place. Fire is the element within which the qualities of judgment, discernment and containment emerge within the elemental cycle of creation.
Many of the most significant commentators on the current social condition of our human world suggest that we are in a profound state of crisis as a human collective. Is the breakdown in the relationship between the human collective and the rest of the natural world at the heart of this crisis, and if it is, how does an understanding of fire as a primal archetype help us understand the nature of this condition more deeply?
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Water represents the first of the feminine elements within the elemental cycle of creation.
As the element of interconnection, water is the holder and carrier of the accumulated history - representing a repository of all information pertaining not only to our human past but to creation in its entirety. Here we may attune to the truths of the more-than-human world and explore what teachings for these times come from those sentient quarters.
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In symbolic terms the element of earth represents the final expression of manifest materiality, an idea that seems symbolically implicate in a large number of primal cosmologies from many disparate parts of the world.
What on Earth? Enfolded in this question are a myriad of others pertaining to a shared belief that our current so-called modern scientific cosmology has discarded some of the most vital components of what being truly human might actually mean. That is, what it might mean if understood within the context of dynamic and symbiotic relationship with the rest of the natural world.
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