2020 ANSD NATIONAL GATHERING ‘TOGETHER APART’
In September 2020 a contemplative online gathering with the national ANSD community was held, where we
listened together to numerous voices of wisdom including:
Wisdom from the Earth – Cal More
Wisdom from Scripture – Sarah Bachelard
Wisdom from Artists – Doug Purnell
Wisdom from Wordsmiths – Richard White
Wisdom from Silence – Sally Longley
2019 ANSD NATIONAL CONFERENCE
In September 2019 we held a conference in Melbourne. This included a celebration of 30 years since ANSD started and the inauguration of life members for their contribution to ANSD.
Below are the recordings from one of the speakers, Patrick Oliver. We also make available reflections from the ANSD Life members.
Recordings from ANSD National Conference September 2019
Sessions by Patrick Oliver: Dreams and Dreaming
Patrick has been accompanying folk for thirty-five years: ten in pastoral situations, and twenty-five years in specific spiritual direction. He completed an M.A. in Studies in Religion (1994) and a PhD in theology and spirituality (1999).
Patrick was introduced to listening to dreams by his spiritual director back in 1980, and finds them invaluable in companioning.
Our other speaker Brooke Prentice is writing a book which includes some of the material she presented. We value her contribution and insights, however they are not available to members.