Part of the Voicecraft project, Voicecraft.Network is a well-held port in the storm of culture. It's a place to connect with depth and levity, and an opportunity to participate in the cultivation of wisdom by sharing discerning attention and crafting authentic, embodied voice.
Memberships are currently open for application. (Scroll to the bottom of the page.)
Research Expeditions, Freeform conversation sessions, Elder Circle events, high quality member created podcasts, story sharing by the fireside and much more, set in a living field of potential that welcomes unique member contribution to the commons here and beyond.
In short, there is a kind of learning available to participate in here that's not very easy to find. And without making any guarantees, we have found that members who participate here build friendships and camaraderies which provide a port of call through the noise of digital culture.
You're as likely to interact with an artist or a dancer as you are a philosopher, scientist, therapist, entrepreneur, coder, or cultural transformation enthusiast.
But rather than these labels, it's probably much more helpful to consider that a commonality of interest held by members of the Voicecraft network is a care for the weaving of deep patterns of psyche, culture, and nature.
This is a place where the language of soul is welcome to dance with the rigour of thinking through complex dynamics of culture and scientific inquiry. A place where the intelligences of body, heart, and mind are welcome to question and pattern deep stories of who and what we are as beings in this process of civilisation.
If you've listened to the Voicecraft podcast then you'll have a good sense of the living conversation found inside the space. Below is an example of an Elder Circle session which was shared publicly to the broader commons on the Voicecraft podcast.
Q: How would you describe the Voicecraft Network?
"An online network that explores many of the most essential and timely ideas in an embodied way. Focus is put first and foremost on the quality of relating to each other." - Ethan Wells
Q: What do you value about participation in the Voicecraft Network?
"I value the depth and comprehensiveness of the dialogue and the genuine care that is consistently present in interactions on the network." - Tom Lyons
"I value the invitation to shape, respond and create content. There is a feeling of growing with, and a trust in future support and potential." - Taryn Ossowski
"Its rawness is what I appreciate most. Yes, there is a certain level of structure, but it always has a very organic feel. There is lots of space for each member to 'show up' in their own unique way." - Andy Renwick
"It’s been a thrill to witness the emergence of a collective voice between the people who participate. We each have our piece to hold, a shared desire to express it, and a shared orientation that allows us to play in a way that feels… important.
There is weight to the ideas here—too much for one person to hold. The shared voice lightens the load, and is just plain magical to be there when it emerges.
I also appreciate the cross-medium nature of Voicecraft. Tim has created a space where writing, visual art, philosophical dialogos, music and more can all work in tandem to cultivate a shared expression."
"Voicecraft has helped me to become more playful with my voice, more willing to let it develop, rather than staying silent unless I’m sure I can drop the perfect phrase with the exact meaning I wish to convey (it doesn't work like that, anyway!).
Being able to open up in the context of people who I know are giving me the benefit of the doubt, and wanting to help me add my own voice–even if it’s messy and imperfect— is so valuable." - Jess Vozel
You can read many more member testimonies here.
You won't find rules or a code of conduct pinned on a wall here.
For that reason, what really matters is the integrity with which we comport ourselves, the dignity with which we treat each other, and the courage, care, and spirit through which we mutually create a context worthwhile to participate in.
If you are interested to become a Voicecraft.Network member, there are two plans available. One is for for $20USD per month, or $200USD per year. There is also a concession price available for $10 USD per month, or $100 per year.
To access these plans, you will need to respond to a small set of questions, whereafter you may be invited to dialogue with Tim Adalin (host of the network and producer of the podcast). Please indicate on the form if you are applying for the concession rate.
You can also contact Tim with any questions at [email protected]
There is a spirit of participation here which welcomes a relation with opposites, tensions and paradox. As deep as such process is, it can be approached with lightness and sensitivity, helped on its way by attunement to the beauty already available to perception.
This network is an evolving process seeking to cultivate a local commons, while remaining in dedication to a commons far broader. Hopefully, contribution to this broader commons is afforded both in the sense of network led learning and creation, and also via the organic by-product of cultivated relationships grown here, which naturally flow far beyond whatever boundaries and limitations there are to this space.
Voicecraft.Network is hosted on Mighty Networks, which you can think of as a private communication platform.
It provides many of the helpful features of social networks like individual and group private messaging to other members, event creation, private spaces, a mobile app, forums, polls, live-streaming, rich content sharing, and more.