Experiencing the Intrinsic but Little-Known- Nature of Water through phenomenological studies
For those attending the Saturday workshop, it is highly recommended to attend the Friday lecture.
This one day, hands-on workshop will be presented by Jennifer Greene, M.Ed., director of the Water Research Institute of Blue Hill, Maine. The approach taken to understand water is based on a way of perceiving nature made known by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.
By observing water phenomena themselves, we can learn to see and describe water's more hidden nature as a ‘Language’ that tells a story of how it serves life. Knowledge of ‘water's language’ can lead to new paradigms for natural resource management and policy strategies. Old traditions reveal that once we were able to read the language of water, whereas for us modern people it is a foreign language still to be learned. By developing our observation skills, we will be able to discover the wisdom of movement inherent in this element, of which Aristotle writes:
"Since nature is the source of movement and change, ... we may not remain ignorant of what movement is; for if we lack this knowledge, we also remain ignorant of what nature is."
The movement forms we will study in this workshop are:
- The unity in the drop and drop fall
- The vortex in its various forms
- Layers, boundaries and surfaces
- The wave and the meander
For more information please check our website as of January 17, 2014
Date: Saturday, February 22, 2014
Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm
Location: Floyd Eco Village, 188 Eco Village Trail (off of Franklin Pike), Floyd VA
Cost: $85.00 (cost includes Friday's talk and lunch)