Join us for this inspiring 1-day workshop exploring the sacred in nature and ourselves, deepening the “re-connect” component of the practice of biomimicry.
Sacred: entitled to reverence and respect, highly valued and important.
Ecology: concerned with the interrelationship of organisms and their environments, the totality or pattern of relations between organisms and their environment, an often delicate, intricate or complex system.
Immersed in the Redwoods of Muir Woods, we will explore the deep patterns in nature, and what this reveals about the sacred interconnectedness of all things, in particular how we ourselves fit within the larger harmonics of nature and the cosmos. This will be a melding of science, art, wonder, and deep presence within the natural world, with reflections on the fascinating re-emergence of biomimicry and the potential to deepen its application in the conscious design of a world that nourishes all life at multiple levels.
It is a brief journey of re-enchantment, intended to generate hope and enable inspired action from a profoundly deeper and wider perspective.
Attuning to Life’s Flows
For every process of entropy (leading to degeneration/disorder ) there is a process of syntropy (self-organising formative processes of life that are generative). The best example of syntropy, is life itself. It is the law of order and organization, finality and differentiation, the ability to attract, evolve and bring together ever-increasing complex forms creating something new.
So much of our attention focuses on the entropic forces at play – the degeneration of our bodies, our politics, our ecosystems, our world. Can we empower new potentials, bring new systems into being, through our consciousness of, and interconnectedness with syntropic forces? How can we bring the health of ourselves and our systems into resonance with the harmonics of the natural world?
Taking time to explore and connect with these deep patterns in nature – within, without, above, below – is rare. Yet when we do, we broaden and deepen our (re)connection to ourselves, to nature and beyond into the cosmos - and our capacity to nurture life.
Areas of Learning
Observing life’s principles in nature – considering how this wisdom, evolved over millennia, might guide the way we work, live and act in the world
Traversing the territory where science meets sacred – the holofractographic universe, holistic systems, sacred geometry, interrelatedness, syntropy, biomimicry, and creative evolution.
Slowing down - attuning the senses to connectedness, our participation in what is emerging/being called for from the future.
A sense of wonder and possibility inspired by nature
A greater sense of your wilder self and what it ‘knows’
Appreciation for the ‘dance of life’ and your participation in it
A deepened eco-sophy – informing how you might live, work and act in the world
Activities will include:
Walking and deep observation in nature
Synthesised content – multi-media presentation and experiential practice (including Biomimicry, Plasma & Electric Universe Science, The Deep Patterns in Nature, and more)
Group conversation and shared learning
Personal time – quantumplation, journaling, visioning (Imagine a World that Functions like a Forest)
Date: 12 December 2019
Location: Muir Woods, Community Park Association, San Francisco, California
Cost: TBC… Includes participant material, immersion content and facilitation, lunch and refreshments
For more information or to register, contact: info(a)biomimicrysa.co.za
Claire Janisch, is the founding Director of BiomimicrySA. As a Certified Biomimicry Professional, she spends her time exploring nature’s genius in diverse ecosystems and shares this new way of viewing and valuing nature through biomimicry expeditions and coaching– teaching & training professionals, students and scholars. She also dives deeper into research for companies and organisations - translating nature’s innovation and sustainability principles for the design of new products, processes & systems. Claire used to run The Genius Lab (exploring the genius around us to inspire the genius within us) integrating multi-disciplines.
With special thanks to The Biomimicry Institute for assistance in hosting this event.