Creation Myths… How the World Was Made and Made Again

In the beginning there was only a phantasm, a mysterious illusion. Not even a stick existed to support this vision. But the Creator pondered long and deep. Then he attached the mirage to the thread of a dream and kept it there by the aid of his breath…


Creation Myths are our oldest, deepest stories. They are from the Dreamtime, our time of Origins. Different from other tales they are told with a solemnity that gives them central importance. They are about the basic patterns of existence, revealing the ultimate meaning of our lives and the cosmos. They express a vital instinctive knowledge. They are primary. They speak truth without using facts.


In this fact-filled, fast-changing, uncertain era we are called to re-weave the world, to find compassionate and sustainable paths forward through the bewilderingly complex tumult of our times. Perhaps revisiting these ancient start-up stories can help inspire us to new, essential feats of creativity.


On these retreats we always spend a day walking in the spectacular mountains, valleys and shorelines of North Wales… one of the most geologically and mythologically rich ancient landscapes of the British Isles. Please bring the right kit and a keenness to walk a few miles o’er hill and dale.