about the crossing
The Crossing is born out of a relationship between Dr. Marc Gafni and his world philosophy and teaching, and James Bampfield’s master facilitation skills, and their shared commitment and passion for personal and collective transformation - caring for the world around us. We believe there is an urgent imperative to bring these two strands of development together in a new formula that is both accessible and scalable.
Between Marc’s decades of teaching and James decades of facilitation, we have seventy years of experience working with people all over the world and we both feel that wealth of experience is culminating in this project.
To offer this journey fills us with hope, with joy, with apprehension, with anticipation, with energy, with love. It is a step into the unknown for us, it will be step into the unknown for everyone who journeys with us. The state of the world is more precarious than it has ever been before. Most of us are either in denial of the threat or numbed by a sense of helplessness at the scale of the problems – what can I possibly do? And what about my own flourishing and need for fulfilment? The Crossing offers radical responses to these profound and pressing personal questions.
Simple, practical steps can be taken – both inner steps and outer steps. Our personal resolution is not to leave this life without saying we tried our best for future generations.
What is the crossing?
The Crossing is a collective journey for everyone who is interested in personal transformation and cares about the state of the world.
During The Crossing we will, as Dr. Marc Gafni describes it:
Step out of the illusion of your life’s limitations and contractions and realize through direct experience the shocking depth and beauty of your true nature,
Open to possibilities for yourself that
you never dreamed were possible.
Undergo a transformation of identity that evolves you from separate self to true self to nique self - which in turn empowers you to play your unique instrument in the Unique Self-Symphony.
This transformation will involve every part of your system: mind, body, heart and spirit. Part of this transformation will happen through your own commitment to the journey.
The rest will happen through being part of a large collective field of intention and communion, all joining together to create impact.
Our immediate goal is to send ambassadors of love and courage back into the world, determined to confront the challenges facing the planet while embracing a life of pleasure and fulfilment.
Our overarching goal is to create a cultural meme which fosters a new sense of identity and a new vision of what humankind can look and feel like: Homo Amor. Homo Amor is a new story of value, which combines the best values and practices of all wisdom traditions, philosophies and sciences: a universal grammar of value as a context for diversity.
For that to happen, our ambition is to stage The Crossing in as many countries as possible in the coming years, thereby creating a movement for the good.
The Crossing has received incredible support from a group of strong and committed
individuals, all very successful in their own field.
The creation of The Crossing has been a journey or kind of crossing in itself and there is
no way we would have made it without these wonderful people.
pascal van loo
HR Director VLAIO
Change Manager Pasas
Echter Leiders Dansen
ELS VAN BEVEREN
Owner Walk your Walk
Owner Gijbels Groep
Author - Keynote speaker
Owner Orea Productions
Music Composer / Producer
Author - Board member
Stichting Heerlijckhyt van
Intimacy & Embodiment
CEO Jaspers- Eyers
Head of emergency