Communication with the land

Join the oldest existing dialogue!

Since time immemorial we humans have lived close to the earth and in an intimate relationship with our natural surroundings. We depended directly upon the land for our survival and daily needs, we knew it throughout the seasons and were aware of the other creatures with whom we shared our space. We used to be fully at ease with this ongoing dialogue. Today many of us have forgotten this language. Luckily there are many ways to reconnect to or deepen our connection with this language. 

During this series of ‘communication with the land’ weekends you will have the opportunity to feel more at home in nature, heighten your awareness and connect to your animal body. Each weekend has a different theme and is co-facilitated with an expert in the field. You can immerse yourself fully by coming to all four weekends or join for one or more separate weekends. 

The main sources of inspiration are the core routines of nature connection as they are taught at the Art of Mentoring and Linda Wormhoudt’s teachings on landscape energy and northwestern European roots. 

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Today we participate almost exclusively with other humans and our own human-made technologies. It’s a precarious situation, given our age-old reciprocity with the many-voiced landscape
— David Abram
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Seeing animals

How can you read the stories of the animals and birds that are written in the landscape? This weekend invites you to hear, see and feel more when being out on the land. You will be offered tools for heightening your awareness and entering into a dialogue with your natural surroundings. You will learn how to turn an ordinary walk into one filled with mystery, adventure and connection. Who knows who you will get to meet...

Dates: 23-24-25 March

Location: De Uelenspieghel, Drenthe (NL)

Facilitation: Lien De Coster & Greg Sommer

Price: 995 euro/series, 260 euro/weekend (Prices are excl. overnight stay; you have the opportunity to choose between camping or renting a room.) 

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Becoming mythic

In oral nature-connected cultures, myth used to be an indispensable part of daily life serving as a way to remind us of our identity, to make meaning of our surroundings, and to pass on vital knowledge. This weekend invites you to listen deeply to the land so can you can harvest some of the stories it holds and connect to your personal mythology. Once upon a time in May...

Dates: 25-26-27 May

Location: Uelenspieghel, Drenthe (NL)

Facilitation: Lien De Coster & Simon Hodges

Price: 995 euro/series, 260 euro/weekend (Prices are excl. overnight stay; you have the opportunity to choose between camping or renting a room.) 

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Becoming invisible

Practiced intensively during our childhoods the skill of becoming invisible is generally handed over to the realms of magicians once we grow up. During this weekend we go back to that childhood wisdom and explore the art of camouflaging on a physical, mental and an energetic level. What happens when you stretch your senses and you merge with the landscape? Fun and surprises are guaranteed!

Dates: 12-13-14 October

Location: Uelenspieghel, Drenthe (NL)

Facilitation: Lien De Coster & Jurjen Annen

Price: 995 euro/series, 260 euro/weekend (Prices are excl. overnight stay; you have the opportunity to choose between camping or renting a room.) 

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Singing with the land

WITH SAMI JOIKER JOHAN SARA JR.

In many nature traditions the use of voice and song is key. This is and was also the case in Europe; in the Celtic traditions there were the bards who sang and told stories, and the indigenous Sami are well-known for their yoiks, wordless songs that capture the essence of something or someone. This weekend invites you to connect to yourself and your environment on a soul level through singing the land. We do not aim to sing beautifully or in tune, we do aim to express what touches us. 

Dates: 23-24-25 November

Location: Uelenspieghel, Drenthe (NL)

Facilitation: Lien De Coster & Johan Sara Jr.

Price: 995 euro/series, 260 euro/weekend (Prices are excl. overnight stay; you have the opportunity to choose between camping or renting a room.) 

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