Inspiring the creation of the regenerative society

About Fourthguides

Fourthguides holds a vision of a new society, that requires each individual to regenerate themselves and the world around them.
 

How did it begin?

David became interested in the martial arts as a child. Having trained in a variety of arts, he found his home in Shaolin Kung Fu. Around this time, David became disillusioned with the conventional trajectory of his life and decided to shake things up. What followed was a decade of deep and broad study, entrepreneurship, activism, community building and events organising. All with the focus of understanding how to create a more efficient and effective society. Through many challenges, David discovered that a lack of individual and collective Purpose is at the core of society's ills. He now lives with Teri and their daughter Awen in Leicestershire, supporting individuals and teams to identify purpose and put it into action in the world.

Teri's connection to nature has been lifelong - growing up among animals and loving the outdoors. Her love for life inspired Teri to become a pharmacist - "to find cures for 'incurable' illnesses" Through 15 years of focus in this area, she discovered that life is harmed more than healed by our conventional practices. After reversing some debilitating issues within her immediate family, Teri broke out on her own, now providing a service that draws together traditional and conventional wisdom. Teri believes that the biodiversity of micro-organisms in the soil is key to health. Therefore she is committed to furthering Regenerative Agriculture globally and locally - at a farm in Leicestershire.
Together, David and Teri are envisioning the Regenerative Society and taking action that will create tangible movements in that direction, including forming partnerships with a broad range of stakeholders and funders who could support the work, seeking guidance from knowledgeable persons and focusing on how they can transform their local village as an exemplar of what is possible.

How did it begin?

David became interested in the martial arts as a child. Having trained in a variety of arts, he found his home in Shaolin Kung Fu. Around this time, David became disillusioned with the conventional trajectory of his life and decided to shake things up. What followed was a decade of deep and broad study, entrepreneurship, activism, community building and events organising. All with the focus of understanding how to create a more efficient and effective society. Through many challenges, David discovered that a lack of individual and collective Purpose is at the core of society's ills. He now lives with Teri and their daughter Awen in Leicestershire, supporting individuals and teams to identify purpose and put it into action in the world.

Teri's connection to nature has been lifelong - growing up among animals and loving the outdoors. Her love for life inspired Teri to become a pharmacist - "to find cures for 'incurable' illnesses" Through 15 years of focus in this area, she discovered that life is harmed more than healed by our conventional practices. After reversing some debilitating issues within her immediate family, Teri broke out on her own, now providing a service that draws together traditional and conventional wisdom. Teri believes that the biodiversity of micro-organisms in the soil is key to health. Therefore she is committed to furthering Regenerative Agriculture globally and locally - at a farm in Leicestershire.
Together, David and Teri are envisioning the Regenerative Society and taking action that will create tangible movements in that direction, including forming partnerships with a broad range of stakeholders and funders who could support the work, seeking guidance from knowledgeable persons and focusing on how they can transform their local village as an exemplar of what is possible.

 
 

Why the name?

The number four has an uncanny habit of presenting itself whenever we try to make sense of our world.

There are four seasons in a year, four directions on a compass – and even four bases to the DNA that defines our nature.

We measure the passage of time in terms of fours, our navigation of space relies on fours, we conceptualise our existence using fours – and so it seems an appropriate vehicle to guide us towards a brighter future.
 

Why the name?

The number four has an uncanny habit of presenting itself whenever we try to make sense of our world.

There are four seasons in a year, four directions on a compass – and even four bases to the DNA that defines our nature.

We measure the passage of time in terms of fours, our navigation of space relies on fours, we conceptualise our existence using fours – and so it seems an appropriate vehicle to guide us towards a brighter future.
 

Why "Regenerative"?

Because regeneration is what is called for now.

We have been degenerating the Earth for generations so merely sustaining the current situation isn't enough.

We need to start regenerating our land and people.

Why "Regenerative"?

Because regeneration is what is called for now.

We have been degenerating the Earth for generations so merely sustaining the current situation isn't enough.

We need to start regenerating our land and people.
 

What is the regenerative society?

The regenerative society is made up of three pillars. They are: