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The end of childhood play

By Brian Kaller Source: resilience Recorded history is the history of adults–generals, statesmen, explorers and scientists–but all of those adults began their path as children. And running beneath this official history is the unofficial history of childhood games and rituals, … Continue reading

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WE ARE ALL BEING COOKED IN THE SOUP TOGETHER

By Paul Levy Source: Waking Times One of the recurring thought-forms that I hear repeated everywhere during these apocalyptic times is, “We are all in this together.” It is ironic that “we are all in this together,” and yet, our … Continue reading

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Nature Is Not a Machine—We Treat It So at Our Peril

By Jeremy Lent Source: resilience From genetic engineering to geoengineering, we treat nature as though it’s a machine. This view of nature is deeply embedded in Western thought, but it’s a fundamental misconception with potentially disastrous consequences. Climate change, avers … Continue reading

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RETURN OF THE WARRIOR

By Elva Thompson Source: Waking Times “It may be that some little root of the sacred tree still lives.Nourish it thenThat it may leafAnd bloomAnd fill with singing birds! Hear me, that the people may once againFind the good roadAnd … Continue reading

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Ireland: Thoughts on Wildness and Domestication

By Renzo Connors Source: Anarchists Worldwide “If I decide to break the chains of domestication, I can only do so because I feel the chains and suffer the effects of domestication on my own skin.” – Alfredo Bonanno I While out … Continue reading

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Epistemological divide: How we live in two different worlds of understanding

By Kurt Cobb Source: Resilience Epistemology is the study of how we know things. All of us cycle between two main ways of knowing in our modern culture: 1) the rational, reductionist way and 2) the holistic, relational, intuitive way. … Continue reading

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A New Aesthetic

By Damaris Zehner Source: Resilience There are all these good ideas – intensive agriculture, organic farming, permaculture, the local food movement. But why is most food still not grown this way, if it really is better? Why don’t farmers switch … Continue reading

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Essential Taoist Wisdom for Living in Politically Charged and Chaotic Times

By Dylan Charles Source: Waking Times There’s an old saying, rumored to be an ancient Chinese curse, but it’s been a favorite in the West for some time now. “May you live in interesting times.”  Political figures like to use … Continue reading

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