The History of the Culture Compass
The Art of Inner & Outer Navigation
The Compass was the most important discovery in human history after the Wheel - enabling trade and culture to spread across continents for the first time in history.

The Culture Compass utilises this system as a means of orientation for our cultural lives, as well as for navigating the stars and the oceans. 

Sebastian Flynn first developed a model for the Culture Compass as an educational template whilst on a cultural scholarship visit to the Smithsonian Institute in Washington DC and New York during 2012. 

He has further refined the process following his attendance in 2015 at the International Initiative for Mental Health Leadership in Vancouver - developing cultural as opposed to clinical approaches to wellbeing and indigenous creative understanding.

The process aims to help people objectify their past environment, whether their previous country or their early years, and to juxtapose that with their present environment or situation - in order to envision their future or their purpose or activity within life and bring the creative faculties into line.​

The Culture Compass uses the historical cultural symbolism of the Compass and the universal principles and properties of the four Cardinal Points and Quadrants of the compass and how they relate to human culture and endeavour - as a means of analysing one’s inner tendencies and creative impulses.

The Culture Compass conforms to the indigenous knowledge of such systems as the First Nations Medicine Wheel and the properties of the compass as first discovered in ancient China and then refined in Europe as a method of maritime navigation and as a means of appeasing the deities - especially for the Etruscan civilisation of approx. 700 BCE who were the first to divide the skyline into sixteen distinct segments within the circle.