Hunting the Heart of The Blue Deer
Hunting the Heart of The Blue Deer with Art
...your question, your vision, your prayer, your art...
September 5 to 8
May 8 to 13
Eleanor Darley is a transpersonal arts counsellor and practioner of curanderismo (healing) in the Mexica (Mexican) tradition. She has trained for over eight years with a traditional curandera from Mexico and for four years in anthroposophical art therapy at the Tobias school of art and therapy. Her work as an artist explores how art heals, and how the creative process can bring greater physical well-being, self-awareness, inner peace and a sense of spiritual connection.
Inspired by an approach to knowledge from traditional mexican philosophies this workshop facilitates a journey, using art, to focus intent, the will to heal or understand something, and the imaginative vision that comes from communicating with nature. Together we will explore how we can create art that lives! Art that embodies both personal wisdom and the gift that we can offer back to the world in our work.
The workshop is called 'Hunting the Heart of the Blue Deer', because inspired by the Huichol traditions, at the heart of which you can find the teachings of the blue deer, I have come to know that the arrows of intent open our eyes, and the wisdom of the heart which can come from a special meeting with nature, helps us to see. We will explore this artistically, and it’s process more deeply during our workshop.
I first met Eleanor at a super powered conference in London over a year ago. It was about networking and so utterly pretentious and lacking in feeling or any empathy with the needs of humanity (ironically there was an anti capitalism protest camp in the Square outside) and this sent us into near hysterics and I was touched by her warmth and humour before I even knew what she did in life. As I write she is working with Huichol children in Mexico and I admire her courage and commitment, working as she does with few amenities and not a little personal hardship. A workshop not to miss.
Watch her work with children on https://vimeo.com/54662726
cost: accom E265, tuition E200, total E465