Meeting at the Edge of the Wild

1st to 4th of August 2013, The UK Ecopsychology Gathering, Green & Away, Worcestershire (UK)

Each year, the Green & Away team builds and runs a tented conference centre – an environmentally sustainable village on a farm in rural Worcestershire. This event is being organised by Psychotherapists and Counsellors for Social Responsibility (PCSR) and UK-based ecopsychologists. This is the second year of this annual gathering of folks interested in the subject of ecopsychology.

Keynotes :

Bill Plotkin, PhD, is a depth psychologist, wilderness rites guide, and ecotherapist. As the founder of Colorado’s Animas Valley Institute, he has, since 1981, guided thousands of people through nature-based initiatory passages, including a contemporary, Western adaptation of the pan-cultural vision quest. He is the author of Soulcraft: Crossing into the Mysteriews of Nature and Psyche (New World Library, 2003) and Nature and the Human Soul: Cultivating Wholeness and Community in a Fragmented World (New World Library, 2008)

Geneen Marie Haugen is a writer, wilderness wanderer, scholar, and guide to the intertwined mysteries of nature and psyche. Her creative non-fiction and eco-essays have appeared in many anthologies and journals, including the recent book, Thomas Berry : Dreamer of the Earth, and Going Alone : Women’s Adventures in the Wild. She is a former tipi-dweller and whitewater river guide who lived for decades in the land of bison, grizzlies, elk, and wolves, absorbing their furred, antlered, clawed, and howling teachings. She now lives amidst the creatures and features of southern Utah’s sandstone labyrinth.

Polly Higgins, barrister, international lawyer and award winning author of Eradicating Ecocide, proposed to the United Nations in April 2010 a law of Ecocide to be classed as an international law alongside Genocide, Crimes Against Humanity, Crimes of Aggression and War Crimes as a 5th Crime Against Peace. Polly has now mounted a global campaign to have Ecocide recognised as the 5th Crime Against Peace at the 2012 Earth Summit.

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