SOULand is a response to our traumatised, collapsing and transforming world.
It is a a Place and a Programme of eARTh based rituals to support the accompaniment of what is dying while Making the World of our Longing One Maturing Soul at a Time ~
even if it is to late for our own species…
...it is a graceful gesture of soul, courage and beauty
~ a Great Give Away ~
it is Soul Activism. Azul-Valerie Thome
We will be creating spaces for Soul to feel welcome again.
A Poem by Wendell Berry
If we will have the wisdom to survive,
to stand like slow-growing trees
on a ruined place, renewing, enriching it...
then a long time after we are dead
the lives our lives prepare will live
here, their houses strongly placed
upon the valley sides, fields and gardens
rich in the windows. The river will run
clear, as we will never know it,
and over it, birdsong like a canopy....
On the steeps where greed and ignorance cut down
the old forest, an old forest will stand,
its rich leaf-fall drifting on its roots.
The veins of forgotten springs will have opened.
Families will be singing in the fields.
In their voices they will hear a music
risen out of the ground....
native to this valley, will spread over it
like a grove, and memory will grow
into legend, legend into song, song
into sacrament. The abundance of this place,
the songs of its people and its birds,
will be health and wisdom and indwelling
light. This is no paradisal dream.
Its hardship is its possibility.