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Rewording Fellowship | Reconnect – Rewild – Reworld
June 26 @ 11:30 am - July 9 @ 12:30 pm
The Reworlding Fellowship is an eight-month immersive experience for political leaders, activists, community organizers, journalists, and social change practitioners. The focus is on merging a structural-historical analysis of power, exploring post-capitalist possibilities and integrating these with lessons from plant teachers and the more-than-human realms. The aim is to become more contextually-relevant to the living world in these times of meta-crisis.
Rewild, Reconnect, Reworld – Psychedelics, values, social change and conscious leadership in the Anthropocene.
The Fellowship is a partnership between Tierra Valiente: Center for Applied Cultural Transition, PsyVal, and the Imperial College Center for Psychedelic Research.
The Fellowship program explores a rich syllabus and curriculum rooted in a de-schooling pedagogy. The set, setting, curation and integration of the arc of the eight-month collective journey focus on values and systems change including a curated reading and watching list, monthly plenaries, smaller cohort sessions, 1:1 and group dialogues around the issues.
Our shared inquiry focuses on three primary themes: ‘polis’ (political economy); ‘Eros’ (relationship with self, others, the world); and ‘Gnosis’ (direct experience to the divine or wisdom). As such, major themes throughout the fellowship will include include:
An analysis of the historical evolution of power and privilege (e.g. the enclosure movement, the invention of race, etc.)
An introduction into systems thinking and structural power analysis (including the role of capital)
Decolonisation and deprogramming our minds from the brainprint of current extractive values, frames and narratives
An immersion into values-based research and the practice of how values change over time
The need for and possibilities of reworlding to re-connect with the living world
An exploration of new/ancient/emerging approaches to leadership, especially in times of crisis
An exploration of existing and emerging alternative socio-economic systems (i.e post capitalist possibilities)
An exploration of other ways of being and knowing (e.g. ontological inquiries around Indigenous cosmologies, animism and panpsychism)
Who is this Fellowship for?
As Imperial College’s Sam Gandy writes in ‘From Egioism to Ecoism‘, while individual perspectives and actions hold value, “particular responsibility to ensure ecological justice must fall on those who wield the greatest power, namely policy makers and other individuals and organisations who possess significant influence”. The focus of the Reworlding Fellowship is on political leaders, activists, journalists, community organizers, social change practitioners and others who are open to expand their work on systemic change through psychedelic journeying.
Participants will be selected to join a cohort of 15-20 fellow travelers from various backgrounds who have a yearning and ability to be part of a deeper global systems change. We will engage in a collective sense-making process, individual contemplation/embodiment work, and smaller working group time.
Participants will have a strong desire to work with psychedelics not to ‘turn on, tune in and drop out’, but quite the contrary, to ‘wake up, grow up and show up’. They will have a deep sense of a need for a birthing of new systems and have the potential to play a role in such shifts.
Why the “Psychedelic Renaissance” is just Colonialism by Another Name
by Reworlding Fellowship Co-Facilitor Alnoor Ladha
What makes this unique?
We believe there are a number of things which make the Reworlding Fellowship a unique invitation:
Focus on systemic change – We will going much beyond ‘what can this medicine do for me?’ to ‘what, through this medicine, can I do for the world?’.
Focus on values change – We will combine the theory and practice of values and behavior change with psychedelics.
Active curation – We will create a focused container seeking to direct outcomes towards reworlding and re-orientating towards symbiosis with the living world.
Open-source protocols – We open-source our protocol which can be shared more widely in order to help evolve the psychedelic and conscious leadership worlds.
Led by activists and medicine keepers – The two primary co-facilitators will be Alnoor Ladha (activist, political strategist, and Sufi lineage holder) and Jennifer Andrulli (Indigenous medicine carrier) as well as a host of other co-guides including Jules Peck (social change practitioner).
Focus on research and evidence – We will be joined by leading psychedelic researchers from Imperial College who will structure evidence and research to help support the efficacy of psychedelics for social change.