Nature Calling online course

Everyone knows something has gone wrong with the way we treat our natural world. Many realise that we need to get back in touch with nature in order to regain balance. People’s mental, physical, emotional and spiritual health is compromised when they are insulated away from nature and its challenges. Nature Calling comes as part of the answer to this dilemma. It has been specifically designed to help you to deepen your connection to nature and its transformative powers…

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Elyse Rider

“in the 2009 Parliament of the World’s Religions, Geoff led two meditative reflections on the theme of spiritual environmental awareness, drawing on his strong academic knowledge of mythic history across different cultures and religions, as well as his grounded eco-­‐spiritual intuition to create appropriate and insightful reflections for the participants. His reflective experiences bridged cultural and religious differences and brought a sense of harmony to the events he was involved in. I recommend Geoff as a facilitator and guide in meditative and reflective practice”

Elyse Rider, Coordinator Strategy and Stakeholder Engagement, Wyndham City Council, Melbourne

2018-05-09T06:02:42+00:00

Elyse Rider, Coordinator Strategy and Stakeholder Engagement, Wyndham City Council, Melbourne

“in the 2009 Parliament of the World’s Religions, Geoff led two meditative reflections on the theme of spiritual environmental awareness, drawing on his strong academic knowledge of mythic history across different cultures and religions, as well as his grounded eco-­‐spiritual intuition to create appropriate and insightful reflections for the participants. His reflective experiences bridged cultural and religious differences and brought a sense of harmony to the events he was involved in. I recommend Geoff as a facilitator and guide in meditative and reflective practice”

Briony Tronson, workshop participant

“incredibly inspiring! It was a privilege to be part of such profound and pioneering work. I walked away feeling not only more connected to myself but also to the natural world around me. To combine ecology and mythology and to explore it on a personal level is an unbelievably powerful gift. When we take time to listen to ourselves and to the world around us anything is possible. Powerful work indeed 🙂 With thanks always”

Briony Tronson, workshop participant

2018-05-09T06:03:11+00:00

Briony Tronson, workshop participant

“incredibly inspiring! It was a privilege to be part of such profound and pioneering work. I walked away feeling not only more connected to myself but also to the natural world around me. To combine ecology and mythology and to explore it on a personal level is an unbelievably powerful gift. When we take time to listen to ourselves and to the world around us anything is possible. Powerful work indeed 🙂 With thanks always”

Mark Treddinick, Australian poet and author

“brilliant and elegant, not to mention important, work … I’m astonished at how well you synthesise so many ideas into an original, and elegantly articulated cosmos”

Mark Treddinick, Australian poet and author

2018-05-09T06:03:35+00:00

Mark Treddinick, Australian poet and author

“brilliant and elegant, not to mention important, work … I’m astonished at how well you synthesise so many ideas into an original, and elegantly articulated cosmos”

Professor Robert Pogue Harrison, Stanford University, author of Forests; The Shadow of Civilization

“a provocative meditation [with] a rare blend of credible science and cultural history”

Professor Robert Pogue Harrison, Stanford University, author of Forests; The Shadow of Civilization

2018-05-09T06:03:56+00:00

Professor Robert Pogue Harrison, Stanford University, author of Forests; The Shadow of Civilization

“a provocative meditation [with] a rare blend of credible science and cultural history”

Professor Carolyn Merchant, Professor of Environmental History, Philosophy, and Ethics, UC Berkeley

“excellent … very stimulating, creative, and significant”

Professor Carolyn Merchant, Professor of Environmental History, Philosophy, and Ethics, UC Berkeley

2018-05-09T06:04:22+00:00

Professor Carolyn Merchant, Professor of Environmental History, Philosophy, and Ethics, UC Berkeley

“excellent … very stimulating, creative, and significant”

Philip Pullman, author of the His Dark Materials trilogy

“extremely interesting to think about”

Philip Pullman, author of the His Dark Materials trilogy

2018-05-09T06:04:40+00:00

Philip Pullman, author of the His Dark Materials trilogy

“extremely interesting to think about”

George Monbiot,The Guardian UK and author of Heat; how to stop our planet burning

“fascinating”


George Monbiot,The Guardian UK and author of Heat; how to stop our planet burning

2018-05-09T06:05:03+00:00

George Monbiot,The Guardian UK and author of Heat; how to stop our planet burning

“fascinating”

Natalie Oakley, workshop participant

“the wisdom, experience and intelligence with human psyche and life which ensured I felt extremely safe working through the process … this was the best investment I’ve made in myself!”

Natalie Oakley, workshop participant

2018-05-09T06:01:37+00:00

Natalie Oakley, workshop participant

“the wisdom, experience and intelligence with human psyche and life which ensured I felt extremely safe working through the process … this was the best investment I’ve made in myself!”

Left to itself, everything in nature seeks to grow and heal, including our bodies. Just as white blood cells will multiply and go to a wound, our mind is capable of releasing incredible healing powers when we align our lives with the empowering forces of life. These potentials arise in dreams, fantasies and other non-rational states of mind, revealing clues to the ways that we awaken from what sociologist Max Weber called ‘the iron the cage of reason’.

We know that the way we think is heavily influenced by the way we live. Desert people have a different mythology and way of life to forest dwellers. Comparatively, cities look like a cages from above; grids within which we can feel trapped. Modern movements such as ecopsychology and ecotherapy remind us of something we always knew when we evolved in close contact with the natural world, as over 90% of all humans that ever lived have done – that a healthy mind and a healthy environment go together and that what we do to one, we do to the other. Psychology is an attempt to ease the mind and soul of its conflicts, since many of us do not find conventional religious traditions deal adequately with the modern disease of disconnection and isolation. However, there are other precedents, practices found in traditions from all across the world.

Combining the best of eastern wisdom and western schools of psychology, philosophy and the arts, as well as from hunter/gatherer sources, Dr Geoffrey Berry offers a unique medicine for the ailments of modern society. His writing, film work and guided meditations can place you in direct communication with the spirit of nature, empower you to break free of the limits of urbanised consciousness, and enable you to practice living in the unrepeatable moment. Geoff understands the way that civilization has caged our spirits and he also has a strong feel for the ways back out. He knows that we were born free and don’t have to live in chains of our own making.

Come along for the ride and learn to listen better to nature, right now. The Nature Calling course includes guides to evolutionary initiation, living in harmony with seasonal cycles and life’s ups and downs, the easiest way to do ecotherapy in everyday life and a guide to the history of civilization and the modern myth we need to break free from. And of course, it offers a way to live your own story, in touch with your own inner nature as well as with your environment.