The Trickster

An investigation into the nature of our time with Ashley Ramsden and Stella Kassimati.

There is an African story about a princess who refused to marry: no suitor was good enough for her. But one day in the marketplace she saw a man that was perfect in every way. Her father and mother were delighted and quickly agreed to the marriage. After the wedding the man took his bride home. On the way he stopped off at Hyena’s house and said to his wife ” Wait here, I just have to return something that I borrowed from my friend.” When he came back to her one of his arms was missing. They travelled on. At Baboon’s place he stopped too. There he handed back his other arm. They journeyed on stopping at other houses. By the time they reached his home by the river there was nothing left of him but an empty skull.

We are living in tricky times; some might even say treacherous. What is true? What are we marrying into without our knowledge, our informed consent? How shall we hold on to who we are and not lose our integrity, our wholeness?

It is more important than ever that we get to know trickster energy and what’s behind it.

In this workshop we’ll have a hard look at what’s facing us personally, collectively, globally and we’ll give you some stories to work with, to craft and make your own, trickster stories, as meditations, as medicine, as a compass for the shifting sands on the road ahead

  • When: Sunday, 07 November 2021
  • to Fri 12 Nov 2021

    Times: Sunday 7.30-9.30pm;
    Monday-Thursday 9-5pm;
    Friday 9-12.30pm

    Where: Emerson College, Forest Row, East Sussex, RH185JX, UK

    Tuition Fee: sliding scale £395, £350, £300 according to your circumstances


Booking your place on this course and your stay at Emerson are two separate steps and payments:


Contact Ashley by email or by text 077389 29 700 to book your place.

Once confirmed you can pay by Paypal using the email addfress above or by bank transfer.on request.


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