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Victor will hold a workshop on using fairy stories to heal emotional wounds on March 25-26th  in Nelson $10 (to cover hall costs) . Free introductory talk Friday night at 8pm. Nelson Spiritualist Church building corner of Tipahi and Motueka Streets

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  • Victor attended the ISSS conference in Berlin and visited Australia, China, Germany, Switzerland, Spain, italy,Hungary, Austria, Czech Republic, Denmark and Greece. see photos

  • Victor enters the final year of his PhD through the University of the Sunshine Coast

  • Victor's book, Gonna Lay Down my Sword IS  AVAILABLE.
  • Over 195,000 visitors to this site and 147,000 to the complexity website

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Workshop in Nelson facilitated by Victor:

Emotional Healing through Fairy Stories and Myths.  March 25-26th. Nelson Spiritualist Church, corner of Tipahi and Motueka Streets.  $10.00

Saturday 9.30am to 4.30pm
Sunday 9.30 to 2pm
Free introductory talk Friday 24th 8pm

Learn about archetypes. Learn about the hidden codes in fairy stories and myths. What they archetypes and how do they work? How we can use them for healin? Write your own story.Contact Vicor 022 3264157 or


This site has been languishing for a number of years under the weight of undertaking a PhD. That PhD has now been submitted and I will be returning to this website with many new ideas and projects, so keep an eye on these pages.

For four years or more I have been working on my PhD. I was living in Australia at that time. I returned to live in New Zealand in 2012 and have been living in Nelson. I became involved in the Convergence gathering again (it was the topic of my PhD) and in sharing circles and men's groups. I continued learning Tai Chi and attending Buddhist meditations.

I continued traveling to the conferences of the International Society for the Systems Sciences traveling to Hanoi, Washington DC, Berlin and Boulder, Colorado. This year my new partner, Monika and I will be going to the Vienna conference.

I will be shifting to live in Christchurch in April to be with Monika and so with the completion of the PhD I enter a new phase of life. I am planning a number of ventures and projects building on my interests in areas like complex systems, archetypes, futures, understanding violence and what I have learned in my PhD studies.

If you would like to be kept up to date with my new ventures and projects, send me an email at and I will add you to my list

Victor's Books 

When the Dragon Stirs
Healing our wounded lives through fairy stories, myths and legends.

When the Dragon StirsJoin me on an enchanted journey to meet your inner king, warrior, magician, lover, dragon and much more. We can use the power of myth to heal our emotional wounds and return us to a rich amd meaningful life.

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Gonna Lay Down my Sword and SHieldGonna Lay Down my Sword and Shield
A com
plexity perspective on human evolution from a violent past to a compassionate future.

Just what does it take for us to stop using violence against each other as we have done for so many millenia? Complexity Theory offers us a new way to look at our world and enables us to co-create a better future for ourselves and our children.

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Who is Victor MacGill?

Victor shifted back to Nelson from Australia in December 2012. He is a PhD student through the University of the Sunshine Coast researching groups that operate without a structured leadership. The topic of his research is a case study of the Convergence gathering. This site explores his many interests



Articles by Victor



Fairy Stories

victor wins the Vicker's Award

Victor winning the Sir Geoffrey Vicker's Memorial Award at the ISSS conference in Haiphong, Vietnam, July 2013

Video welcome to this
site by Victor

If you would like to use any of the articles or link to them, please just send me an email for permission.
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