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The Invisible Path – Finding Home – Weekend with Mac Macartney at Sparkroot

October 25, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - October 27, 2019 @ 4:00 pm

Free – $180

THE INVISIBLE PATH – FINDING HOME with MAC MACARTNEY, International Speaker, Author and Culture Changemaker

Purchase a FULL WEEKEND PASS: Oct 25, 26 and 27 (Friday, 6pm thru Sunday, 4 pm)


Friday Evening, 6 – 9 pm: THE CHILDREN’S FIRE: Remembering Indigenous Wisdom, Restoring a Future of Kindness

at Sparkroot Farm, 4.5 miles from the Pittsboro, NC Courthouse Circle


The Invisible Path reaches out ahead, beckoning, inviting. It holds the keys to empowerment, guides us towards self-responsibility, self-leadership, self-awareness, and deep loving connectedness with life. It is by nature elusive, mysterious, glimpsed, ephemeral. It is a warrior’s way, a peacemaker’s way, a way toward expression of the deep desire to truly be yourself in your life, and to make a powerful contribution to the world – one that is aligned with your gifts, passion and experience. This is a joyful, soulful, and profoundly regenerative way to finding Home.

Name your tribes!’ he said. ‘NAME YOUR TRIBES!!’ Outside the wind howled, choked, and bellowed. Inside I was tearing apart. ‘You are a broken people, yet you long to find healing. You have lost your courage. You will not find your heart in Tibet. You have to search. Take your offering to the trees, to the river, to the mountain. Speak your grief, speak of your longing, speak of the home you dimly remember. You too have ancestors who once stood in awe of our Mother Earth. The sacred wells, the oak groves, the great stones are calling you. When you begin to walk the ancient trackways and listen for the old songs, you will awaken the land, you will awaken the people, you will awaken yourself. You will come alive, and this land will once more be named as She is ……… SACRED.’ Then softly, ‘I said, sacred’………”


Mac MacCartney joins Sparkroot all the way from Devon, UK. Mac is a highly sought after speaker, teacher and changemaker. Founder of Embercombe, and author of The Children’s Fire, Heartsong of a People,Mac seeks to inspire the emergence of the leader in each of us, the leader who will take courageous action for a better world. Championing A New Story of Sustainability lies at the heart of this. Mac intertwines themes rarely associated with each other – the quest for meaning and purpose, organisational leadership, nature, identity and the role of ordinary people in shaping a future fit for generations to come. Mac’s purpose is to touch hearts, fire imagination and invite courageous action to better serve our world. Visit Mac’s website HERE.


Support Facilitator, Alisa Esposito directs Sparkroot, a gathering place for wondering about what it means to be a modern human in these strange and troubling times. How might we revive our imaginations, decolonize our minds, and make our way toward a more beautiful world for our children’s children? Alisa is a dedicated traveler of the West’s many dark and winding rabbit holes – you can find her writing, painting mythic portraiture or popping seeds in the soil at Sparkroot’s permaculture farm, or studying at such renegade learning halls as Stephen Jenkinson’s Orphan Wisdom School and Martin Shaw’s School of Myth. Before her Red Wolf Biologist husband’s death by the industrial disease ALS, Alisa worked many years in wildlife conservation and field biology, with animals ranging from parrots, woodpeckers, wolves and martins. She now offers her shoulder to restorative projects such as Go Conscious Earth, protecting rainforest, indigenous land rights and wildlife habitat. Alisa also works in green burial,  death culture change and as a permaculture teacher.



Support Facilitator, Candor Plaza

Candor has worked for years as a Soulful Leadership Coach, childbirth educator and doula, and in developing programming within the local Steiner school. A creative and collaborative partner, she supported individuals in leadership development, positive impact, personal and professional transitions and life purpose realization. She has trained in Presence-Based Coaching model and the Wild Mind Map and Soulcraft practices developed by depth psychologist, Bill Plotkin of the Animas Valley Institute. Clients included CEOs, Artists, Teachers, Entrepreneurs, Mothers, and Leaders in the Nonprofit sector. She is currently executive director of Go Conscious Earth, a nonprofit focused on indigenous land rights and rainforest conservation in the DRC.


Friday, Oct 25:

6 – 9 pm meet, gather, begin evening program THE CHILDREN’S FIRE…. Followed by bonfire.

Saturday, October 26:

9:30 am til noon w Mac

NOON – 1:30 Lunch

1:30 – 4 pm w Mac

6 pm Catered dinner from Angelinas’s Kitchen, meat and vegan options. Followed by bonfire.

Sunday, October 27:

9:30 til noon w Mac

Noon – 1:30 Lunch

1:30 – 4 pm Closing w Mac


Learn about the FRIDAY EVENING workshop program:

THE CHILDREN’S FIRE: Remembering Indigenous Wisdom, Restoring a Future of Kindness HERE

Gastronomic Concerns:

Friday evening: light refreshments offered

Saturday morning: light breakfast (coffee, tea, toast, granola, fruit etc)

Saturday noon: bring your own lunch

Saturday dinner: 6 pm Catered by Angelina’s Kitchen: both meat and vegan offerings, included in FULL ticket price, please specify meat or vegan in notes on checkout!

Sunday morning: light breakfast offered (coffee, tea, toast, granola, etc)

Sunday noon: bring your own lunch

Sparkroot offers camping (book HERE), tours of our permaculture farm, woodland wandering and more on our beautiful hilltop Chatham acreage. We look forward to gathering with you for this incredible event!

Questions? Contact Alisa: Sparkrootfarm@gmail.com / 919-545-6377


October 25, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
October 27, 2019 @ 4:00 pm
Free – $180