About Caroline Carey:
I am a Grandmother and an aspiring crone~elder, a creative writer with six published books, my latest being 'Middle Earth Wisdom' which was published in 2020. I offer workshops and gatherings, also working online with groups. I have worked internationally for over twenty years.
By adapting the religious education insisted on by my family, I have been able to recognise my own innate connection to God/Spirit and I have been on a spiritual path since childhood. This has led me to become a speaker and innovative, spiritual guide.
Known as a champion of music, dance and poetry as healing tools since I was four years old, I developed an innate understanding of the soul’s journey, a connection to physical embodiment through movement, theater and the creative arts.
My journey has manifested as my own personal training into eldership and crone-hood, carrying the wisdom needed for stability and balance in individuals, relationships, families and communities. Mothering my six, now adult, children, gave me the art of play, creativity, story-telling and opened up the deep surrender and unconditional love that motherhood can bestow. I am Granny to eight Grandchildren with one on its way 🙂
I have trained in many modalities of dance, therapeutic and spiritual teacher trainings since 1986.
As a celebrant of many rites of passage, rituals and ceremonies, to celebrate the lives and experiences of peoples lives, I have attended and supported births and deaths and 'walked between the worlds' with those individuals. I have supported people to find celebration, meaning and healing within these experiences.
I live in UK with my husband Ben Cole, a film-maker, and director who works with men’s initiation groups. We often offer work together, incorporating rites of passage, dance, presentation and film.
A mother and grandmother
A writer and poet
A dancer and mover
A spiritual life coach
A catalyst for change
As an ethereal crone and movement ‘passionata’ Caroline supports students to journey deep inside their own psyches and far away into the larger spiritual realms, whilst calling this consciousness back into the expressive moving body. I have never seen anyone navigate chaos with as much grace, courage and tenacity as this woman, her broad feet rooted deeply in the earth whilst her heart seemingly stretches beyond any star visible to you or I. She is capable of bridging the extreme gaps between the territory of the soul and the world of flesh and bones; of transiting the gateways between birth and death, this world and the next. Sally Elsbury, actress & teacher
Born in 1960, Caroline grew up with a love for the wild, for nature, for animals and to dance. She wrote poetry, stories and created theater. Not being of the academic type and being passionate about creativity, mystery, imagination and myth, she chose to spend her time alone with her many animals and the passion she had for dance whether indoors or in nature. A mother at sixteen, struggling with dysfunctional relationships, she quickly recognised a need to change her own story. With connections to addiction, trauma, neglect and social conditioning, she has met with people from all walks of life and understands how trauma, manifests itself in the body. Caroline is able to work with challenging stories, supporting and helping to find new perspectives on the conditions that haunt. She is unafraid of the dark, but insistent that we should all find the light that is our birth-right.
Carolines Books Available from https://shop.middleearthmedicine.com/
About Ben Cole:
Ben, born in 1960, is a practicing Buddhist, an artist and a film maker. He has spent many years as an actor training in a variety of dance techniques from Yat Malgram's Movement Psychology, to mask work and mime with John Wright. He studied the techniques of dance/theater improvisation from Comedia Del Arte to clowning with Jaques Le Coc and Augusto Baul's community theater. He brings a knowledge of the many roles we play in our culture from two decades of acting in European movies and London's West End as a professional actor for twenty-five years. His knowledge of dance/theater rituals come from first hand experience of indigenous ceremonies, from Namibian tribal healing dances, to the egalitarian cultures of the pygmies in the Congo. He has traveled the world visiting all walks of life, gathering information and wisdom from indigenous cultures, spiritual and world leaders, psychologists and teachers. Ben has a history with the arts and finding meaningful contributions from his spirituality (Bhuddhism) and connection to shamanism that can be translated into teachings for our modern times. His mission in life has been to create a more positive approach to how we share information to the general public, and offer a more positive approach to living with authenticity and sustainability. He offers rites of passage and men's groups, including supporting young men to find purpose and meaning in sometimes dysfunctional lives. Band of Brothers and Journeyman UK.
Ben: I have gained a great deal of knowledge as a film maker making documentaries, observing many cultures around the world from Maories in New Zealand, Fetishers in Ghana, a particular project of two years with orphaned street children in Ethiopia, to the Pygmies of the Congo. I have a growing experience of holding 'rites of passage' ceremony initiating young men into adulthood, with The Band of Brothers and Journeyman UK. I have co-led workshops with my wife Caroline over the last eight years.
Caroline is a an artful teacher working with flourishing creativity and discipline. Ben brings a lot of heart, openness and presence with his teachings. With their combined experience, wisdom and skills, they hold excellent workshops with integrity. I loved working with the archetypes, the embodiment of the healing transformation through dance, and being at Cae Mabon, which is full of magic. Thank you.Sue Holmes - 'Fire Horse' - feng shui & space clearing consultant, shamanic healer & teacher.
Ben & Caroline are married and live in Uk. They met sitting next to each other on a plane heading for Colombia. Now they run workshops and gatherings together as well as separately, including dance, movement, creativity, shamanic medicine skills and film work studying Middle-earth and the ancestral and historical lineage of our European landscapes. Together Ben and Caroline hold 'rites of passage' and various gatherings. They have created films & documentaries together including the project 'Talking Addiction.' Traveling to Africa and Europe they explore shamanic dance and ritual.
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