The Heart Sense Research Institute is nourished not only by our researchers and supporters, but also by numerous, heart-led, leading thinkers in their field of enquiry who give their time, expertise and passion to engage in heart-felt, heart-full enquiry with us in relation to contemporary issues. Please find further details about each of our valued co-explorers below.
Mary is an art historian, author, lecturer and teacher and was the founding Chairman of the Victoria branch of The Arts Society, London, a membership charity dedicated to enriching lives through the arts. Mary holds an MA with distinction in Myth, Cosmology and the Sacred where her thesis, Rebirthing a Lost Vision of Renaissance Art, researched quattrocento Florentine Renaissance art from a broad context of ancient Greek philosophy, the neuroscientific approach of Dr Iain McGilchrist’s groundbreaking research on the different modes of attention of left and right hemispheres of the brain, archetypal psychology and Renaissance artistic approaches. This is currently being transcribed into a book.
Mary's website can be accessed by clicking on the following text or logo: http://maryattwood.com/
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Colin grew up in rural southeastern Botswana, the son of a renowned anthropologist and a creative healing mother. His grandmother was a famous healer, whom people voyaged to see from far afield. On formative childhood travels with his father he slept under stars, learned from traditional San people and ways of the desert, awoke beside lion paw prints, and regularly fished cobras out of his bedroom draw. At the age of eleven he was diagnosed as having the illness of calling, which ultimately led to his being trained and initiated as a traditional doctor and sangoma. Through the time of his upbringing he acquired a deep knowledge of Tswana culture and its traditional medicinal and spiritual practices.
Colin is currently a practitioner of traditional African medicine, based in Cape Town, South Africa and the U.K. He receives clients from all over the world, and facilitates international group processes relating to natural law, transformation, healing & personal power, sacred sites, and cross-cultural cosmology.
Colin's website can be accessed by clicking on the following link: http://www.colincampbell.info/col/Home.html
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Dani Hawkyard (Merry Moonhawk)
Dani (Merry) is a full-time freelance artist residing and creating in Bedfordshire, England. She is also a student on the MA Myth, Cosmology and the Sacred that runs at Canterbury Christ Church University. Dani's creativity is inspired by nature - wildlife, trees, plants, the changing seasons, the elements, and everything else that goes with them. Dani is also fascinated by mythology, folklore and ancient wisdom traditions, as well as ideas of magick and mysticism; weaving these ideas into her artwork, writing and her overall philosophy of life.
Dani's website can be accessed by clicking on the following text or logo: https://www.waterhorseartistry.co.uk/
Philip has degree in mathematics from Oxford University. During his professional life he has worked to find the edge where science and spirit meet; teaching Holistic Science as Senior Lecturer, and applying these lessons as Director of Strategy with The Flow Partnership. He is chief editor of the Holistic Science Journal and author of Time, Light and the Dice of Creation: Through Paradox in Physics to a New Order published by Floris Books .
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Philips book can be purchased here: https://www.florisbooks.co.uk/book/Philip-Franses/Time%2C+Light+and+the+Dice+of+Creation/9781782501725
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Dr Angela Voss
Angela is the Founder of the MA Myth, Cosmology and the Sacred at Canterbury Christ Church University - a programme which aims to unite critical, creative and reflexive modes of knowing based on Iain McGilchrist's study of the complementarity of the brain hemispheres, and Jeffrey Kripal's notion of 'the third classroom'. For many years Angela was deeply involved in the performance of Renaissance and Baroque music, and she completed an MA in Music Performance studies at the City University, London. Angela then went on to write a PhD on the astrological music therapy of the Renaissance magus Marsilio Ficino. Angela's academic passion is the marriage of scholarship with spiritual wisdom, and to that end, she researches and writes about the power of symbolism and symbolic imterpretation (particularly in forms of divination), the revival of neoplatonic thought, and the imagination as a tool for reflexive methodologies. In 2017, she became a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. In 2020, she founded the Centre for Myth, Cosmology and the Sacred with Mary Attwood, and Heart Sense Research Institute's Louise Livingstone