Please know that all are welcome who come with respect and curiosity. This is a context that invites voices and listeners who feel themselves to be at all levels of knowledge. It’s the openness to seek wisdom in each other, and the care for communicating with enjoyment and integrity that matters. Consider this an invitation to craft your voice if you feel called, and more fundamentally, to craft voice together, whether by giving or receiving.
The event will have a runtime as follows (subject to change)
7.30PM: Doors. | Receive your program, tokens, explore the venue, and take your seat as audience member upstairs in the Mezzanine
8PM-9PM: Welcome Talk & Filmed Dialogue | Tim Adalin will give a short initiatory talk and dialogue with special guest Tyler Hollett, opening the theme for the evening
9PM-9.30PM: Interregnum | Allowing space for refreshment, overtime, connecting with others, and taking your seat in one of the private rooms downstairs
9.30PM-10.30PM: Guided Conversations | We will split into several groups ranging between 6-16 people and craft voice together, seated in a circle
10.30PM-12AM: Afterparty | Those who stay are welcome to enjoy the open spaces at the venue. A small number of invited guests will record a podcast reflecting on the event you may sit in on if you wish!
12AM: Leaving with respect and gratitude for the time, space, and people.
Tim Adalin will host the talk and welcomes Tyler Hollett and Cam Duffy as special guests. They will open and guide the group dialogue sessions.
Cam works as a dual diagnosis counsellor of individuals and families. He has an interest in human development, the art of shadow integration and therapeutic growth. He also has a passion for the philosophy and science of holistic health, functional optimization and peak experiences that enable the realization of our creative potential.
Tyler is a father of two, a student of many traditions, and a lover of all that is One. He has been in and out of bureaucracies, corporations, religions, and all manner of institutions–seeking to find what it is that sustains the shape of our world. He is also quite adept at avoiding describing himself. And nothing that he writes here is worthy of you granting him trust or authority, only interest.
Tim is a philosopher with interests in metaphysics, psyche, culture, and nature, which narrows it down nicely. He seeks to develop networks and communities that support wiser contexts for education, contribution, and belonging. The founder of Voicecraft, he has finally succeeding in persuading Tyler to write a damn bio, has failed to persuade Cam to update his, and likewise struggles with his own.
Voicecraft is a culture-making project, grounded in a philosophy of loving transformation. On this website you’ll find links to its form as a media platform, as an online and local network, as an academy for transformative education, and here, as a portal for local and online events.
Voicecraft began as a podcast in 2016, and has featured conversations with wise minds and dedicated souls across topics of culture, philosophy, and psychology. Core to its intention has been the sharing of the vulnerable process of real thinking, soul searching, and philosophical inquiry in public, at a level of comprehension that seeks an integration of the many tensions, opposites, and differences inherent to life, while remaining in touch with the energies of love and creativity that remain among the resounding hopes for the ongoing quality and evolution of sentient life on earth.
The project has been loosely associated with a developing scene of para-academic and media communities named all sorts of names, often quickly chewed up by the frequently self-sabotaging memetic clusterfuck of the digital world. But core to the shared dedication among this ecology of culture-making effort, are threads of inquiry that seek the creation of wiser contexts to participate in understanding and responding in the modern world.
Over the last few years, a growing network of peers, friends, and collaborators have contributed to the Voicecraft project and developed meaningful relations as part of a private and extended global network.
Now that gathering in person has recommenced with some confidence, the project is seeking to develop its local presence as a pioneering and integrous context for embodied, living philosophy — where philosophy is not some ivory tower bullshit, but core to the development of wiser presence in the world.
The Voicecraft context is one that welcomes the hope and intensity of the creative spirit, seeks the integration of knowledge across all relevant fields of inquiry, affirms the beauty beheld in each and every eye, and grounds itself in a self-reflexive, heart centred knowing that we each return to the soil, and that the values inherent to life, creation, and intelligence run intimately through the truth of our bones, souls, and dreams.
Prior to Covid, Voicecraft ran a series of live events across Melbourne. Ranging from live podcast recordings at bars and small theatres, to film nights, lectures, and social events with conversational workshops and music, past events include:
Where is Mother Earth?
Disconnection in the Age of Connection
Finding Purpose in Modern Society
Awakening from the Meaning Crisis lecture series
Engineering Humanity & Altered States of Consciousness
Psychedelics & The Future
Meaning, Shadow, & Existential Risk
Ego, Self, Masculinity & Femininity
What Does It Mean To Be Fearless?
What’s The End Of The Year For Anyway?
The video below features a talk given by Voicecraft founder Tim Adalin at Esoteric Festival, where he shares a little about Voicecraft and its philosophical basis.