Post-Materialism

“Turning off your compulsion to buy massive quantities of unnecessary doodads and trinkets isn’t just about being a happier person and a better friend. It’s also about, very literally, not buying into an economic model that is hurting the planet, and egging on climate change.”

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Come Into a Place of Kinship

Philip Shepherd is the author of New Self New World, an exposition about our journey into a head-centric culture, one in which we have no choice but to experience ourselves and the world as separate entities. Shepherd’s message is about integrating our nearly-forgotten body-centered consciousness with our rational, thought-based one. This integration doesn’t deny the…

The End of the Holocene

“In the beginning, the world was whole and beauty prevailed. Life begetting life until the waters, then the lands, were filled with creatures.” To be alive at this time is to live with and acknowledge the end of the Holocene; the end of an epoch of diverse life bursting forth with creatures representing the unique…

Near-Term Extinction

Guy McPherson synthesizes scientific data about climate chaos and the results are not anything anyone wants to hear. Yet we must, say McPherson and I. The inescapable truth of McPherson’s story about the multiple feedback loops that have already been set in motion, and their proclivity to threaten the viability of the planet to support…