The 2020 Summer School

Here is an overview of how a day will look like:

Mornings: Singing and Eurythmy.

Then we will stay at the Leob Croft until lunch.

We have discussion groups and circle discussion rounds about "reverse cult" and community building in the Western Mystery way. With practical observations, exercises and "Erkenntnisgespräche" (sacred knowledge conversations).

We will have lunch together (a warm meal).

In the afternoons we all go together to places like Columba Bay (Iona), Adalanish Bay (Mull), the stone circle at Lochbuie (Mull), Staffa and the Iona Abby.
Each day the trip will be facilitated by a different worhshop leader.
We will return late (when on Iona, with specially arranged ferry) so we will have supper with us (sandwiches etc).
The last day will be a "harvest" day where we can compare the different approaches from the different workshop leaders (facilitators) and deepen the experiences by fusing and sharing them. 

Here you can see who has already committed to this... (will be updated regularly)...

Dieter Schmautz was born in 1954 in Ludwigsburg. He is the father of two Children. He was active as an entrepreneur in his own firm as a restaurateur and now is a spiritual teacher and healer.
"I would very much like to come into an exchange and research together with people who have similar experiences. 
I would find it wonderful if few people would find themselves together with me soon to investigate Iona`s sacred history. I am not only deeply rooted in the spiritual world, but also very well rooted in our material world.

Mikko Jairi, Eurythmist and explorer of the human mind and the spiritual dimensions of the nature. Living in Berlin. I was born in the North (Finland), but my interests stretch from West (Scotland) till East (Asia). I consider both eurythmy and meditation to be powerful guides on our spiritual quest: they connect us to the heights and depths, to the past and future, to the microcosm and macrocosm.

Dirk Kruse, international organisational consultant and lecturer. Developed methodical „Soul-Observation“ and the „Spiritual Organisational-Development” with many new methods. Since 2008 international „Yearcircle Mailinglist“ – every two weeks - to meditative perceptions in actual Social- and Nature-Events.

Roland Playle: My background has been in the Goethean studies of plants, landscapes and social processes. I am interested in the relationships in nature, the interaction of things and what comes out of the space between those interactions. My quest is how to play a greater role in participating in this space so that it enhances our individual lives and spirit.

My name is Elizabeth Davison and I have been to the summer school from the beginning three years ago. Iona, Staffa, Mull and all who come: thank you for all, all year round. Singing in the mornings, evenings as well as on our daily ways has been a highlight for me! I will be there each morning to sing with you.

I am Gavin Mitchell.
Why do I love Iona summer school?
I love the process of Goethean observation. I believe it to be the gift of the foundation of living a deep and true live on earth. When one combines this type of observation and the landscape of Iona, Mull and any were in Scotland with Goethean observation one has one of the most powerful healing tools known to man. This year I look forward to offering my services as a dedicated group facilitator to continue and deepen the study of the island of Iona in relationship to true the human need of our time.

Renatus Derbidge, born in Frankfurt/Main, studied Biology, Geography and Philosophy in Berlin. I just moved to Mull to live and work here as a freelance Goethean scientist. As the initiator of the “Iona Summer School” I hope to step back a bit (after 3 successful gatherings) and to rather merge with the group as a fellow participant. I am much looking forward to all the great contributors of the 2019 event and will probably join Dieter Schmautz on excursions to Iona and Mull to investigate the past of sacred places by looking at “Akasha Chronicle” starting from basic Goethean observations of the landscape and the sensual world at the places, and slowly working our way into imagination, inspiration and hopefully intuition.