The great, homogenizing monoculture of the global economy and consumerism is sterilizing cultures and ecosystems and human hearts. Will we allow this year's atrocity and tragedy in the Gulf of Mexico to wrench us out of the cultural trance so that we can acknowledge what is happening to our world? Read the rest of this entry »
Reflections on the increasing number of Cassandras who are seeing through the collective delusions of industrial civilization, with tributes to Matthew Simmons for uncovering the lies and illusions about energy depletion and the coming energy crisis, and reflections on the power of Nature to break through the cultural trance. Read the rest of this entry »
Dharmagaians come from many fields of learning and endeavor: science, philosophy, psychology, art, literature, spirituality, activism, and – yes, astrology. Astrology, one of my own symbolic systems of learning, offers some of the most fertile insights into our time in human history because it is the study of time – or, perhaps I should say, timing. There are several excellent astrologers writing about the process of paradigm change in relation to socio-political and ecological events in the world as they relate to archetypal astrological influences in the sky. (Paradigm change is a major theme among Dharmagaians and on Dharmagaians.org, where it is also called The Great Turning.) Read the rest of this entry »
Invitation to comment on Dharmagaians.org website. Read the rest of this entry »
After teaching Deep Ecology online for several years, and also having participated in many small-group processes in person (such as circle, dialogue and Nonviolent Communication practices), as well as online discussions on other sites, I have learned that there is a need to set boundaries for discussions. Read the rest of this entry »
My intention with 'Discoveries of the Week' is not to cover all the news of the last week, but to share what caught my attention as relevant from a Dharmagaian Big Picture perspective. These are events and writings that relate to but are not covered in the Dharmagaians.org website, but could be considered supplemental to it. Read the rest of this entry »