Thanksgiving’s Hidden Heart

“It was believed that by giving there would be enough for all—the exact opposite of the system we live in now, which is based on selling, not giving…. “…In stories told by the Dakota people, an evil person always keeps his or her heart in a secret place separate from the body. The hero must…

The Little that’s Left

War and its fiendish, capitalistic bedfellows is a scourge on humanity and the planet. If you have been inculcated with fear and claim to just want to protect Americans, realize it doesn’t work because it is destroying the living planet. We need genuine progressive thought and action because conventional thought is leading us down the…

Justice?

Is it really climate justice that we ought to be pursuing; social, economic and environmental justice, as well as peace, or do these things emerge from a genuinely sustainable, mutually-beneficial human presence on the planet? Does not injustice flow from a fear perspective; a spiritual orientation representing the unintegrated, dominant perception of separateness all of…

Peace Economy via Code Pink

“ “Without leaps of imagination or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all is a form of planning.” – Gloria Steinem Daily Practice: The war economy: its speed, greed and violence to people and the planet also strips us of our abilities to imagine and dream. Moving our attention and value to the Peace Economy…

Climate Chaos, The Role of Science and Humanity

“Life on Earth depends on energy from the sun. That heat warms the surface of the planet, and some of it goes back into the atmosphere. Certain gases, especially carbon dioxide, trap that heat, creating the greenhouse effect. There is an overwhelming scientific consensus that human activity, most notably the burning of fossil fuels, has…

Ecoshaman Extrodinaire

Talk from Daniel Pinchbeck at Breaking Convention: 3rd International Conference on Psychedelic Consciousness, University of Greenwich, 10-12th July, 2015. – 2015.breakingconvention.co.uk/ This talk was part of the Transformations with Psychedelics symposium. Daniel Pinchbeck is the author of Breaking Open the Head: A Psychedelic Journey into the Heart of Contemporary Shamanism and 2012:The Return of Quetzalcoatl. He is…

Hope, Cynicism and Reality?

“While his vocation doesn’t directly challenge established power, his redirection of his life energy helps establish a kind of field or template for others to do the same. His example encourages other kinds of non-participation. When any of us meet someone who rejects dominant norms and values, we feel a little less crazy for doing…