An introductory level course in Native British Animism. (Varied prices – see below). Animism 101 is for all those who are interested in cultivating a greater affinity with a world brimming with intelligent presences.
Animists have for millennia had the intuitive knowing of nature as a great soul or psyche; as alive, filled with purpose, meaning and mysterious creativity.
The world is a vast animate (and hence ‘sentient’) being.
Animism changes lives
The course is delivered in 4 sections over 23 lessons and is designed to be worked through slowly. Each lesson is designed to provide a basic overview. Lesson timings are just a guide and do not include time needed for the exercises, which are dotted throughout the course. The exercises are the most important, they help you to build your skills.
At the end of each lesson spend some time reviewing the information, thinking about how it may apply to your life, the way that you think about things and see the world around you. If the lesson has an exercise, spend a couple of days on it (at least) before you move on to the next lesson: READ, REVIEW, DO.
Animism is experiential, it connects you with the numinous (strong spiritual quality) energy in the rest of the natural world. If you don’t DO you will not experience and not connect.
The exercises are not ‘one-off’s’, they are designed to be practiced on a regular basis – as the saying goes ‘practice makes perfect’.
To view the list of lessons click on the curriculum tab (above).
Tutor support is provided via the Forum (link toward top left of course page) – to ask a new question just create a new topic, you can also reply to any topic.
Concessionary prices are available for those on lower wages, or in receipt of benefits, coupon codes are below.
Please only use them if you need them, as this is how we put food on our table; we have faith in your honesty.
Lower Waged Coupon Discount (value £35) Code – ESWNWUXP
In Receipt of Benefits Coupon Discount (value £50) Code – 6DPHVCU9
Section 1 - Introduction
Animism is something much deeper and more profound than any of the dictionary definitions portray. The introduction will help you to understand how the compulsive labeling, comparison and judgement of the analytical mind has created the mainstream's missunderstanding of the term Animism.
Section 2 - Knowing
Animism is about the cultivation of a deep, direct perception of reality, incorporating an embodied connection with the natural world that gives us life. Within this we devlop a direct relationship with everything in the web of life. The perception/connection/relationship depends upon us developing the 'knowing' of the Animist. Human beings only have four ways of 'knowing', these are covered in this section.
Section 3 - The Numinous Nature of Nature
We talk about connection and relationship, but what are we relating to, what are we connecting with? What is the Numinosity (a strong sacred/spiritual quality) within Nature?
Section 4 - Begin Connecting
We have looked at the functions that enable us to connect, we have looked at what we are connecting with. Now lets look at the how? How do we connect? This section is about the DOING