Depth Ecology Camp
With Nora Bateson, Wade Davis, PhD, Rex Weyler and David Abram
August 24 - 28, 2022
Humans do not stand apart from the earth and its living systems. To address our
global challenges, we must start from our roots as creatures of this Earth.
What does it mean to take action and adopt a genuinely ecological frame for seeing our world, our selves, and our human challenges?
This program seeks to deepen the connection with ourselves, the earth, and its living systems. We will be spending reflective, contemplative time together in natural settings, and on ecology adventures in the beautiful landscapes of Cortes Island – along the rugged seashore, meandering creeks, and in lush forests.
Through informative presentations, dialogue, and experiential workshops, we will explore what it means to be human in this time and on this planet. This workshop will be led by world-renowned writers, scholars and activists: Wade Davis, David Abram, Rex Weyler, and Nora Bateson.
Participants will build a deeper reservoir of understanding and skills about wildness, ecological systems, and an appropriate interface with human communities. Through informative presentations, dialogue, metalogue, adventures in nature and hands-on workshops, we will open our eyes to the magic of life’s processes, and connect this to our social and community processes.
Wade: The Wayfinders, Light at the Edge of the World, One River, Shadows in the Sun
Nora: Small Arcs of Larger Circles, and her film: An Ecology of Mind
David: Spell of the Sensuous, Becoming Animal
Rex: Blood of the Land, Greenpeace, Chop Wood / Carry Water
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Nora Bateson is an award-winning filmmaker, writer and educator, as well as President of the International Bateson Institute, based in Sweden. Her work asks the question, “How we can improve our perception of the complexity we live within, so we may improve our interaction with the world?” An international lecturer, researcher and writer, Nora wrote, directed and produced the award-winning documentary, An Ecology of Mind, a portrait of her father, Gregory Bateson. Her work brings the fields of biology, cognition, art, anthropology, psychology, and information technology together into a study of the patterns in ecology of living systems. As an educator…
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Wade Davis, PhD, is an Explorer-in-Residence at the National Geographic Society. Named by the NGS as one of the Explorers for the Millennium, he has been described as “a rare combination of scientist, scholar, poet and passionate defender of all of life’s diversity.” An ethnographer, writer, photographer and filmmaker, Wade Davis holds degrees in anthropology and biology and received his Ph.D. in ethnobotany, all from Harvard University. Mostly through the Harvard Botanical Museum, he spent over three years in the Amazon and Andes as a plant explorer, living among fifteen indigenous groups in eight Latin American nations while making some 6000…
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Rex Weyler is a writer and ecologist and a co-founder of Hollyhock. His books include Blood of the Land, a history of indigenous American nations, nominated for a Pulitzer Prize; Greenpeace: The Inside Story, a finalist for the BC Book Award and the Shaughnessy-Cohen Award for Political Writing; and The Jesus Sayings, a deconstruction of first century history, a finalist for the BC Book Award. In the 1970s, Weyler was a cofounder of Greenpeace International and editor of the Greenpeace Chronicles. He served on campaigns to preserve rivers and forests, and to stop whaling, sealing, and toxic dumping. He currently…
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David Abram is a cultural ecologist and geophilosopher who teaches widely on several continents. He’s the award-winning author of The Spell of the Sensuous and Becoming Animal: An Earthly Cosmology. Hailed as “revolutionary” by the Los Angeles Times, as “daring” and “truly original” by Science, David’s work has helped catalyze the emergence of several disciplines, including the burgeoning field of ecopsychology. Named by both Utne Reader and Resurgence as one of a hundred visionaries changing contemporary culture, David is a magical teacher who transforms lives. His writings on the cultural causes and consequences of environmental disarray are published in numerous magazines, scholarly journals, and anthologies. Co-founder of the Alliance for Wild…
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