Sacred in Permaculture classroom + field trip experience by Instructor Willi Paul. Sept 6, 20th, Oct 4th and 18th. A PLACE for Sustainable Living, Oakland
Sacred in Permaculture classroom + field trip experience by Instructor Willi Paul. Sept 6, 20th, Oct 4th and 18th. A PLACE for Sustainable Living, Oakland

Join Instructor Willi Paul, Publisher and EcoAlchemist, in a four-class series entitled Sacred in Permaculture:
at A PLACE for Sustainable Living, Oakland

Sacred in Permaculture

Nature can no longer be viewed as corporate commodity or a garbage dump or just another nuclear power site. Many see Mother Nature as a Being with a consciousness or soul. This is the thesis or creative foundation for the course: Sacred Permaculture. Another intention is to enjoin key mystical or spiritual scaffolds with the land sciences - with permaculture design as a new world catalyst. The course will be facilitated partially online at http://www.sacredpermaculture.net.

The four-part series is $70. Class space is limited, please reserve your spot by emailing placeforsustainableliving@gmail.com and put Attn: Sacred in Permaculture in the subject title. You may also ensure a spot by paying before the class starts. Please drop off checks to the PLACE at: 1121 64th St, Oakland Ca, 94608

Course Syllabus:

* Session 1 - 9/6
Register http://sacredpermaculture.net/student-membership/
Permaculture Principles and Ethics
Intro to Sacred in Nature & Permaculture

Group Discussion 1 - Experiences & Visions

Assignments 1 -
  • Register - http://sacredpermaculture.net
  • Take online survey - http://sacredpermaculture.net/survey

    * Session 2 - 9/20
    Garden Round at Lake Merritt Community Garden

    Watch: MYTHIC MANDATE WEBINAR- Green Alchemy & The Permaculture Revolution - Workshop #1
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AuGQKFe_d4A

    Group Discussion 2 - Nature, Permaculture and the Sacred

    Assignment 2 -
    • Post 1- 3 images or a poem from Garden Experience
    Watch: Sacred Alchemy & Symbols for the Permaculture Transition
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YOrtMowCGEY

    * Session 3 - 10/4
    - Exploring foundations for sacred permaculture - symbols, lyrics and meditations
    Watch: Permaculture Symbols 2 by Willi Paul, openmythsource com
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y2XtF5UVS_w

    Group Creative 1 - White Board

    Assignment 3 -
    • Outline Essay / Project


    * Session 4 - 10/18
    Resources and Next Steps
    Student Essay / Project due

    Group Discussion 3 - Essay / Project

    Assignment 4 -
    • Course Evaluation


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    About the Instructor:

    A green certified business and sustainability consultant, Willi Paul launched planetshifter.com to study new myth and alchemy. His work now focuses on the what is sacred to us, the community building power of permaculture and the transformative energy in the new alchemy (ex: soil, sound, digital) and global mythologies. His online sacredpermaculture.net course will be offered as a classroom experience at PLACE in Oakland starting in September.

    Willi will earn his permaculture design certification in August at the Urban Permaculture Institute, SF (http://www.upisf.com/)

    Work Samples:

    3 free eBooks of early sustainability, myth alchemy works by Willi Paul & David Metcalfe

    Milestone article published at the Joseph Campbell Foundation Mythblog

    Bee Myth video published with UK film maker Celestial Elf