"This is the first, wildest and wisest thing I know, that the soul exists, and that it is built entirely
out of attentiveness” - Mary Oliver -
Very warm greetings to you.
WHO AM I? Partly mycelium, partly raven, partly bee and partly river...
I am called Azul Valerie Thome (Her- She) ~ a weaver of chrysalis and an active visionary for: SOULand: Making the World of our Longing.
SOULand offers ensouling courses, mentoring, rituals, ceremonies and apprenticeship to engage and support the Passaging, the maturing and the homecoming back to Earth for our species.
Here the full PROGRAMME.
I am a designer of soulful rituals, an eARTh artist, a sacred activist and a mentor devoted to restoring humanity back to a deep and honourable relationship with the visible, the invisible and with our living Earth.
I share wisdom teachings centered around maturing as humans, grief ritual, women’s rites of passage, Earth-informed art, and life cairn dedications for honouring extinct species.
I am a TreeSister who lives in a little wooden cabin on the edge of the wood in Devon, England, part of my response to my full engagement with Earth Wisdom Tenders, Extinction Rebellion, Deep Adaptation and the Work that Reconnects. In deep love and wild grief with Life
Influenced by my primary guides and mentors (Joanna Macy, Francis Weller and Sobonfu Some) as well as my own deep listening to darkness, mycelium, the Earth and the Waters.
In the past I have cultivated Earth-connected leadership and youth programs, reverently showcased folk art at my Dartmouth shop, and coordinated a diverse community coalition to reforest the oak groves surrounding the River Dart in 2002.
I hold a master’s degree in Ecological Design from Schumacher College: “the eARTh of Collective Grief as if Life and Death really Matters”.
I am the mother of a strong, devoted and dedicated young man, Roman, who lives in America. My father lives in Lebanon, my sister and brother in Paris.
My full basket of wisdom teachings: eARTh, Grief Composting Circles, WomBelt, Black Tent Council , One on One mentoring , Returning to Earth What was Stolen , Life Cairn, Earth Wisdom Tenders while following the message from the Water.
I was born in the 1960’s in Beirut to a French Mother and a Lebanese Father.
Always with a finger or ten into the beautiful and sacred animist ways which are based on the knowledge that all natural things on our Earth have an interconnected ecological Soul.
From participation in the start of the Transition Movement to the London urban food growing scene, seed banks and reforestation projects, whatever vision I activate and initiate is sourced in our animate world, deep ecology, soul imagination and deep transformation.
Past ventures include:
FOOD from the SKY
London Freedom Seed Bank
The Golden Thread.
"I witness your process as a woman in full awareness of her capacity to listen to earth, to listen to life, in all of its many forms, and to “channel“ from these places to inform us all. You do this in words, and in your artwork so powerfully. I feel that this medicine is absolutely key to the world right now, and is mostly disregarded although that is shifting.