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I will soon be setting up a simple but profound online course and virtual community to share practices and teachings drawing on the heartful and humerous spirit of my interpretation of the Tao Te Ching.

Although this will be ‘Tao-ish’ in flavour it will be informed by over 20 years of far-reaching spiritual exploration and my work as an interfaith minister.

This is the Path of the Wise Fool, recognised and revered in many traditions.

As Shakespeare wrote:

“The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be
a fool. “

At the heart of this paradox, there is a space where we can seek wisdom, without taking ourselves too seriously!

 

Wise Fool School

 

Wise Fool School

Is a place

Of unlearning and undoing.

 

A place to remember,

To re-member,

To put ourselves back together

Piece by piece;

Patchwork heart and care-worn soul.

 

A place which exists everywhere and nowhere,

A place which you will find in the wonder of the ordinary moment.

A place you will find in the mysterious depths of your heart.

 

Wise Fool School

Is a place to find belonging

Even when you are very far from home.

 

It is a place to reclaim your spiritual authority

And to sink into the hidden waters of your soul.

 

Wise Fool School

Is a place to be

Forever returning,

Forever returning home,

To yourself.

 

Semper Remeans

Semper Domum Remeans

 

Explicit Curriculum

You will learn the importance of meditation and reverie, of stillness and movement.  You will learn how polarity and paradox can guide us in uncertain times and how to speak and listen to the universe through blessing and omen.

 

Implicit Curriculum

There are techniques and methods here but more important than anything else is a way of being.  A way of being you can learn only through poetry and play, myth and magic, absorbed through spiritual osmosis.

 

 Hidden Curriculum

These are the learnings you will find in the subtle magic in every moment, but only if you know how to see.  They are hidden, not out of paranoia or protection, but by the nature of their nuance.

 “The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.” ― W.B. Yeats

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