Reconnecting Communities, People, & the Planet
School for The Great Turning offers online and in-person education that fosters personal empowerment and planetary care. Our courses encourage personal transformation towards becoming mutually beneficial members of the Earth Community. We support learning at both individual and community levels, committed to soul work, ecological literacy, and social justice. We believe each of us has a role to play in human awakening at this perilous time, urging us to claim our role in The Great Turning. A term coined by revolutionary thinker and resident elder, Joanna Macy, she describes The Great Turning as one name for the essential adventure of our time: the shift from an Industrial Growth Society to a life-sustaining civilization. We honor the gifts of our ancestors, both lessons and blessings, as we collaborate with Gaia to uplift and contribute to a robust community of organizers, healers, artists, and Earthkeepers.
REGISTRATION IS OPEN FOR TENDING THE BONES
We are happy to be able to share with you that registration is now open for you for our next cohort, nestled in the heart of Winter.
During these six weeks together, Leah Song and Lydia Violet will take you through an immersive curriculum of cultural self-discovery. We will support you with resources for researching cultural histories, lessons on the nature of mythic truth, cosmology, and psyche, an understanding of why we can feel so disconnected, and multiple pathways of reconnection through folkloric traditions.
You’ll have access to lectures, group discussions, vocal workshops, storytelling, and Q&A sessions. We invite you to come as you are, either participating live or catching our recordings. Most importantly, you will practice reconnection within the diaspora, defining what a relationship with your ancestors means for you.
ENJOY THE GREAT TURNING SUMMIT RECORDINGS!
We are alive in an unprecedented moment, with a convergence of social, political, and climate crises that disorients our own hearts and our clear vision of a livable future for all beings. But we are also alive during the largest, non-local, planet-wide movement to fight for life on this planet.
Both are happening. Both are alive. And for many of us, some central questions are, “What do I pledge myself to while I am here? How do I stay engaged, inspired, and connected to others when the stakes are so high? And what do I do when I feel hopeless?”
30 years ago, Joanna Macy energized a term for this global movement on behalf of life: The Great Turning.
The Great Turning Summit is a doorway into this movement, this pivot toward a livable future, a collaboration between millions of people and the more-than-human world. This summit will offer up a healthy dose of honoring and inspiration, highlighting the good works of communities from all over the world.
Featuring Joanna Macy, Lyla June, Pat McCabe, brontë velez, Lydia Violet, John Seed, Vahisha Hasan, MaMuse, Leilani Navar, and more!
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Waitlist is open for our SGT Community Platform!
We are thrilled to invite you to our new, interactive community platform for The Great Turning! A space uniting the hearts and minds of change-makers and visionaries worldwide.
As we face the challenges of the Great Unraveling, it’s more important than ever to connect, resource emotionally and spiritually, share our collective wisdom, and work together towards a life-sustaining future. Our platform aims to address this need and empower you to make a difference in the world.
Together, we can move the world from unraveling to restoration and regeneration. By joining our platform, you can amplify your impact on The Great Turning and broaden your awareness of the powerful network of individuals working on behalf of life.
We’d love you to be a part of this transformative journey and contribute to the growth and success of the community.
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Cultivating Wisdom for These Times with Joanna Macy
“Action isn’t a burden to be hoisted up and lugged around on our shoulders. It is something we are. The work we have to do can be seen as a kind of coming alive. More than some moral imperative, it’s an awakening to our true nature, a releasing of our gifts.”
What Folks are Saying About
School for the Great Turning
“…thank you, for your work, your music, the songs (my voice is slowly coming back after years of silence and I’m writing one-line songs of gratitude thanks to you)!!”
“Thank you so much for this class and all of your sharing. Yesterday was an accumulation of so many emotions, but I am so happy to have shared my story. I truly believe in the Music As Medicine project and excited to see it grow.”
“I am lingering in the joy of our time together…I loved being in community with everyone y’all gathered. Thank you! With tears and solidarity in everything we are doing…”