Your Invitation to Co-Vision the Future
~ April 5th-9th, Bali 2017 ~
Ancient Futures is a global gathering of aligned hearts and minds coming together to co-create a sustainable, solution based vision of our future through play, movement, learning, teaching, celebration, and an exploration of the elements.
We invite you to be part of our first year seed community, to expand your knowledge and participate through our Symposium workshops and talks while expressing yourself through art and music over a 5 day immersion in the natural and nurturing environment of Bali.
Ancient Futures is both about remembering and honoring who we are, in connection with the land, the firmament and each other, and about utilizing all the information, materials and technology we can access in order to shift paradigms and evolve collective consciousness to the next stage.
We are in times of transition – of shifting into a new paradigm where what it means to operate in relation to the increasingly defunct State and its ‘ruling’ institutions is changing. The archaic political, economic, social and legal systems born of a different era are no longer applicable to how we find ourselves as individuals in the current space and time.
As a Planetary Community we are experiencing healing (evolutionary) crises in every aspect of our lives and we need to endow ourselves with the tools to navigate this transition on both the personal and trans-personal level. We are compelled to come together to connect and create tangible solutions to what does not serve us as individuals or as communities for the benefit of all humanity.
The aim of the NewEarth Festival is to provide a space to do this through the co-creation of an alchemical environment in play, celebration, nourishment, healing, learning and teaching. We hope to ignite the spark in those who attend so they can in turn ignite the spark in others. We hope to nurture the sovereign creative expression within us all.
This is a seed event for visionary creatives, change makers, and thought leaders who can be bridge-builders between communities across the world and thereby inspire others. It is a gathering of the tribes where imagination manifests as reality and the unthinkable becomes the norm. It is a change of perspectives, values and priorities in a world of infinite possibility.
The time is Now.
Environmental awareness and sustainability are non-negotiable aspects of the NewEarth gathering. Currently most festivals serve as modern day exemplars of unsustainability – every year hundreds of millions of dollars are spent globally on festival infrastructure, and at the end of each festival, that infrastructure is removed or destroyed. The time, energy and resources that go into building festivals evaporate, and high levels of waste are created.
The Seven Generation Principle that originated with the Iroquois Great Law guides the festival in making environmental decisions. This law states that it is appropriate to think seven generations ahead (about 140 years) about the impact of present actions when making decisions.
In 2017 the festival will be on a small scale and we will, for the most part, be using permanent structures already in existence to house the component events. Moving beyond this seed event into 2018 the intention is to negotiate a long term 10 or 15-year lease on some nearby land so we can develop the land and structures with year round multi-purpose usage and build a semi-permanent/permanent community. This will complement the NewEarth Bali Haven already in existence.
We believe Earth to be a sanctuary, and the on site Akasha Restaurant is an extension of this philosophy. Our passion is not simply cooking earth-friendly food, but for minimizing the impact that any food production has upon the environment.By cutting down on food-wastage and improving farming methods, we can live in harmony with the earth and ensure heavy passions are balanced by light footprints.
The NewEarth festival is one component of the global NewEarth Project. The NewEarth Project is an open platform to unite humanity in ushering in a new era of planetary wellbeing, peace and prosperity. It is a leading light in our current stage of evolution as it visions a solution-orientated metric that supports people through the transition. Core to this vision is creating an earth based on natural-law, well-being, peace, prosperity and individual sovereignty, operating within NewEarth community hubs (Havens) throughout the world.
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