Our invitation to practice Collective Alchemy continues on 26 March 2021

Friday March 26, 2021

As the waves of change intensify, the community of Collective Alchemists has launched its flotilla of coracles into the evolutionary jet stream of the era shift. Come practice with us!


Orienting the next Portal Day calls on the arc of the journey so far:

Our last portal wave sent us spinning out into the torrent of a fresh inquiry. For the time being, we travel with an overarching question which stays the same wave after wave, although the focus will shift as the terrain reveals itself around us. That shifting terrain is none other than the unfolding Era Shift itself.

The conditions in which we travel onward are continually changing. The community of alchemists continues to grow and our shared practice continues to deepen and intensify. The team who has stepped in to co-sense and host, scout and forage for the larger group for this portal wave includes Pieter, Aakanksha, Marie-José, Giorgios, Hugo and Helen.

Framing the calling question


As we pushed our coracles out into the stream together two weeks ago, already we found ourselves weaving among different waterways. Diverse threads of meaning reveal some of the complexity of the shifting sands our lives are founded on: the shift of attention from outside to inside; the dance between me and we; the quest for the locus of belonging; dropping from the frenetic pace of outer life to surrender into the stillness at the core of the body as reliable touchstone for what is whole. (You can read the full harvest here).

In Aakanksha’s city of Bangalore, the many man-made lakes—throwbacks to imperial splendour—have reverted to swamps, inhospitable to pleasure boats but beloved of migratory birds. Mysteriously, this ecosystem burst into the centre of our co-sensing and stayed there, and so we decided to follow where it leads. Perhaps part of the alchemy of the era shift is the alchemy of nature reclaiming its sovereignty, both outside us and in our very bodies. Just as the wetland is a liminal space between land and water, so this time in which we are living is a liminal place between a world we perhaps thought we understood, and a confusing welter of possible futures.

As we penetrate deeper into the inquiry, the following questions will guide us:

As birds land on a wetland, how are we landing in the liminal spaces which the era shift is opening?
How are we responding to what is changing in our lives and in our selves?

The practice of Collective Alchemy is in service of (your) life

Our journey together will bear all the hallmarks of Collective Alchemy:

  • our circle will be held in the deeper Silence of nature and the cosmos

  • our sensing will focus on sourcing from the depths of the present moment

  • we observe and honour the interpenetration of individual and collective

  • the intense inner alchemy of transmuting pain and fear is held in the collective embrace of the circle, during the calls and beyond.

We look forward to welcoming you to the circle.

Your hosts are: Helen Titchen Beeth, Aakanksha Singh, Pieter De Ceuninck, Marie-Jose d’Aprile, Georgios Kastrinos

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