In "The Sincerest Form of Reverence," John Michael Greer places organic gardening in the context of the currently disintegrating state of the world. He points out the relevance of comprehending the current challenges from the deep-time perspective of evolution, which he brings down to Earth by discussing how "green wizards" can coevolve their organic gardens by imitating Nature. 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 »
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 »
A Slow-Moving Crisis: As has been pointed out many times in the last few decades, the Chinese character for crisis is a combination of the characters for danger and opportunity. This concentrated bit of ancient Chinese wisdom is often applied to our historical time. The danger is that, if we do not see the danger, we will miss the opportunity – they go together. In ecosystemic terms, periods of imbalance, far from equilibrium, create the opportunity for change and evolution, but can also lead to breakdown. What are the myths that prevent people from preparing to meet the dangers that are evident? Read the rest of this entry »