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…

The New Paradigm; A Review

Tom Lescher provides a super review of the values, intentions and characteristics that, it can be said, are fundamental to the emerging paradigm. While our collective ego lives in the inertia of past experience and its symbols that surround us, new possibilities continue to unfold and gain disruptive power. We can know this process through…

Mutiny of the Soul

From Charles Eisenstein “The unspoken goal of modern life seems to be to live as long and as comfortably as possible, to minimize risk and to maximize security. We see this priority in the educational system, which tries to train us to be “competitive” so that we can “make a living”. We see it in…

Essential Reading: Relationships and The Great Turning

Article by Carolyn Baker: “During the past five years I have provided life coaching for a host of men and women around the world who have been deeply troubled by disparate perspectives between themselves and their spouses or partners regarding the future. Earlier in my life as a psychotherapist in private practice for seventeen years,…

Florida Keys

I’m intrigued by the question, “Are you on vacation?” Umm. From what? Upper most in my mind is the Bruce Cockburn song, Lovers in a Dangerous Time. To be a lover at this time seems to have its particular challenges. The word that comes to mind is ‘poignant’. It is a time of great poignancy.…