We will continue developing the theme of de-colonizing education
and archeytpal wisdom. In the European traditions, the respect of
the sanctity of water was once present in the water of the well
beneath Notre Dame de Chartres. It was water that did not have to
be blessed, nor was it blessed. After the Enlightenment, that well
has been sealed with concrete – this is a symbol for our intergenerational
trauma as descendants of colonists. There is a concrete slab between us
and the sacredness of water.
Through lecture, songs, story-telling, group discussion, journaling, art making
and opportunities to participate in Earth-based prayer, students will learn
the basics of the integral ecology – based on the belief and experience
that everything is connected.