Theatre of Manifestation Course

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Theatre of Manifestation Course

Practitioners Involved: John Harrigan

Venues Used: The Birch Room

Date / Time: Weekend of 13th/14th October

Price: £110 for the weekend

Your story is magic. Your story is utterly vital. Your story has the power to heal deep wounds, to aid you in the darkest moments.

Discover the secrets hidden within your life story, the archetypes and spirits at work and play. Join us and embark on a month long ritual initiation, to rediscover the truth of your story.

The ‘Theatre of Manifestation’ weekend offers the willing participant the opportunity for initiation, utilising the power of ritual to unlock the truth of their own story, to gain clarity, strength and the purpose required to transform their life.

You will work with John Harrigan, shaman and founder at , one of the earliest pioneers of immersive theatre in the UK. You will learn how to rediscover the truth of your own story, by utilising ritual, visualisation, meditation and exercises that combine the essence of shamanism with ritual theatre, drama therapy, personal mythology and storytelling.


  • Introductions
  • Opening the path - Meditation
  • Landscape as Altar
  • The numinous realms
  • The many masks of manifestation
  • Closing Meditation


  • Opening Meditation
  • Ritual Art as Re-emergence
  • The Story
  • The four stages of initiation
  • Miracles
  • Closing Meditation
  • To book your place please contact: The Centre on 01525 862278

    You can also email John via


    FoolishPeople facilitate workshops that offer the willing participant the opportunity to reconnect with the true nature of magical art in a safe and supportive environment, using core techniques developed over twenty eight years through FP’s own large scale ritual workings and artistic practice: Theatre of Manifestation.

    John’s work with FoolishPeople has been presented at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, Arcola Theatre, Secret Cinema and Wilderness Festival amongst others. Over the last twenty eight years John has collaborated with hundreds of artists and creatives. John has lectured and facilitated workshops at the Royal College of Art, Institute of Contemporary Arts, Birmingham Rep, The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, Wilderness Festival, the BBC among others.

    Feedback from pervious participants of the ‘Theatre of Manifestation’ course.

    "I feel like I have been through several life times since this journey began. I have only today realised the releasing, healing, and power of this process. Only today am I on the other side understanding what I have cleared and what amazing new creativity has been unleashed. Only today am I lifted from the fog of a dream that felt so real. Today I am saying goodbye to the knot in my stomach that has been tied so tightly since the age of 5. Today I say goodbye to these old emotions that no longer serve me. Today I step back into my power and live the life of my design and not the life that I thought was mine. John words cannot express how much this journey has changed my life, so subtly yet so forcefully. Today I am brave, courageous and on the other side of this particular hero journey. Thank you" - Kama J Franklin

    "Those of you who know me well will already be aware of the changes in me since I took part in the first Ritual Art Workshop in June and a subsequent one in July of this year, but I think the difference must be apparent to even those of you who don't know all of the details. John Harrigan gave me the tools to free myself when I didn't even know I was imprisoned, and in doing so has helped me find my way to where I should have been all along. I have so much love for this man and his work." - Karen Mosley

    I was invited by a friend who thought it would be beneficial, but had told me very little about what I was about to experience. My decision to go along and fully immerse myself was one of the best I have made. It was a challenging emotionally, but the space that John (and the other participants) created made me want to open both heart and mind. I felt changes in myself immediately, and this has continued, sometimes in small and subtle ways, at other times raw and powerful. I feel for the first time in years I have a real connection with me and my story and I am excited for what this brings for the future. - Sarah Lindsey