A space for conversations in a time of global disruption
In a more enlightened world, the discovery of a readily observable, highly focused, and deeply effective system of self-knowledge would beHeadline News. Unfortunately, we live in an era where our values are extremely externalized with regard to the material, psychological and spiritual dimensions of our lives. In our culture, "more" is decidedly better, genuine self-reflection is rare, and God or what the Native Americans would call the Great Mystery exists solely as a belief in a…Continue
Added by Douglas Rosestone on July 31, 2012 at 3:19 — No Comments
The Christmas turkey
I'll cook with methane: Oh dear,
the turkey is me.
Added by Clifford John Vodden on July 27, 2012 at 21:20 — No Comments
When you say goodbye to the oil age, say it with conviction.
Say it like you mean to plant that new forest, row that boat
and join the other 7 billion to place your feet on earth and
help your fellow passengers from the shipwreck we called
Added by Boyd Lee on July 24, 2012 at 23:47 — No Comments
By sensational happenstance I found a copy of Jefferies' novel "After London Wild England" in a second hand bookstore yesterday. I am now really keen to read more in the way of 'collapse' literature. Perhaps we can learn from the wonder and despair of the late 19th century when they were going through their round of grappling with the march of progress, just as we are 130 or so years later.
Wild England is great in a rather sad and analytical sort of a way. I also want to read…Continue
Added by Joanna Austin on July 23, 2012 at 10:52 — No Comments
For those of you who missed this Monbiot article I thought it was worth adding here. It found me through RSN, no not the Royal Society of Nurses but Reader Supported News.
17 July 12
The Magna Carta forced King John to give away powers. But big business now exerts a chilling…Continue
Added by Raphael on July 3, 2012 at 12:00 — No Comments
(From notes written on Penzance to Truro train in December 2011).
An announcement by Harry Hathaway from United Bank of Switzerland preceding the Euro Summit circa December 9th 2011, that if the Euro suffered financial collapse that the best investments would be 'gold, tinned food and small calibre guns'.
My thoughts crystallized. I discussed our family's credible consumption of baked beans and we agreed on 3 tins(410g) per week. At that time Morrisons…Continue