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The Serpent Fool

The Serpent Fool

with Naomi Lewis and Deborah Willimott

The Serpent Fool dances with gleeful abandon
On the precipice of naught;
All but mutability is rent,
Earth Serpents two,
Python & Typhon,
Ascend their intoxicated emissary.
Forked tongues
Spear the status quo;
spit it out…
Their Fool,
Amok with serpent force
Sees the gyres of all and everything
And from them
Brews within
A nektar of healing disorder.

Our species has arrived at zero. We cannot follow the known path if we wish to thrive profoundly on the planet. A new paradigm must be born out of transmuting old errors. The time has come: The Serpent Fools are called upon to act. In their inseparable relationship with the magnificent and shimmering earth serpents, Python & Typhon, they shatter the orthodox and out of the glittering shards audaciously rebuild a world that reflects and refracts blinding new landscapes, that were previously inconceivable.

The work of The Serpent Fool takes place in a threshold location, well known to those who walk such ways. It is here in this liminal locale, using an alchemical form of exploration, that we – as Serpent Fools – will surrender to our sibilant selves. Women and men together will engage intrepid modalities, expressive forms and strong shamanic praxis in work for which only Death or Glory voices need apply.

“This course is the finest evolution of the contemporary application of shamanism and archaic techniques of ecstasy delivered by ingenious technicians, Naomi Lewis and Deborah Willimott. This work is dynamite: potent, thrilling groundbreaking and certainly not to be missed”.
Jules Christie
Director at barefootdancing

“To become a Serpent Fool takes guts. Its not a learning for the faint-hearted. I uncoiled, as I slithered, twisted and danced, awakening the serpents within. I walked the tightrope of the Fool and transformed as I shed a layer of skin. If you choose to step through this door bring everything you’ve got- you’ll need it’ and do it – the rewards are great and continue to unfurl long after the training”.
Richard Wolfströme FRSA
Creative Director and Shamanic Practitioner

Residential course at The Sacred Trust Teaching Centre

30th April - 5th May 2019

Fee £777 inc VAT

18 places available

Attendance of this course is by application only .
To apply write to Naomi Lewis nl@sacredtrust.org expressing your interest in attending. A phone call or Skype may be requested of some applicants.

Return of the Performing Shaman – The Serpent Fool Training

with Naomi Lewis and Deborah Willimott
In a Serpent rul’d arcadia
the blueprint
Improvidus apto quod victum-improvise, adapt, overcome
Impelled by the momentum of death we recall that
we are permanently in a state of falling,
funambulatory skeletons
between the as above and so below,
riddled with inchoate agony for lost ecstasy,
an unmet yen that turns
our earth
from paradise to hell
in the blink of an eye.
Disavow, then, repression
for the gyres of the abyss
eschew the gravity of mundanity
for the gravitas of freedom
Let us unto Eden

In this two-part training expect to run, pell-mell, into the unknown. Working with provocative praxis including gyroscopism, spontaneous shape-shifting street theatre, experiments in polarity, and ceremony under the auspices of the Lord & Lady of Misrule, we will go beyond the pale and into the infinite possibility of the threshold.
Only those with a devastating thirst for liberty need apply. Tearaways and the hare-brained welcomed.

Residential course at The Sacred Trust Teaching Centre

17th-22th November 2019
17th-22nd July 2020

Fee £1666 inc VAT

The pre-requisite for this training is The Serpent Fool workshop and a committed wont to work in a risk taking environment within which you are willing to go beyond the safety of the known. Nine places are available for women and nine for men. Please email expressing your interest to nl@sacredtrust.org