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THE HUMAN SWAN

TEDx talk. Sacha Dench recounts her journey from Artic Russia to Britain. She flew in a paramotor alongside the migrating flocks of Buick swans for  7000 miles back to Britain in order to better understand their rapidly declining numbers. She also engaged with the people she met along the way to help preseve them and their wetland habitats.

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JEM BENDELL & TONI SPENCER: DEEP ADAPTATION Bristol

This video is 45minutes long but well worth watching

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POWER OF SILENCE

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NEW: ECOLOGICAL WARNING WEBSITE: HOW YOU CAN HELP

Great things have small beginnings and nothing changes if nothing changes

A Friend with strong links to the Kogi and drawing inspiration from them and their film Aluna has just created this website with many valuable links
An Ecological Warning that offers solutions –
See what is already being done that it may inspire you to join forces with like-minds and do something too.
To discover more go to website.

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GRETA THUNBERG TEDx TALK

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John O Donohue: Anam Cara – Soul Friend & Imagination As The Path Of The Spirit

These two talks are very inspiring and give such a profound sense of our sacred connection to life, and just how short a space of time it is that we are here on Earth.
These talks also draw on the wisdom of the medieval Mystic Meister Eckhart and are all the more poignant as John died only months later, aged 52.

Nativity
by John O’Donohue, from Conamara Blues

No man reaches where the moon touches a woman.
Even the moon leaves her when she opens
Deeper into the ripple in her womb
That encircles dark, to become flesh and bone.

Someone is coming ashore inside her,
A face deciphers itself from water,
And she curves around the gathering wave,
Opening to offer the life it craves.

In a corner stall of pilgrim strangers,
She falls and heaves, holding a tide of tears.
A red wire of pain feeds through every vein,
Until night unweaves and the child reaches dawn.

Outside each other now, she sees him first,
Flesh of her flesh, her dreamt son safe on earth.

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The Animal Communicator: Anna Breytenbach

 Spirit

 

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The Earth From Space: NOVA

The groundbreaking two-hour special that reveals a spectacular new space-based vision of our plant.
Produced in extensive consultation with NASA scientists,
NOVA takes data from earth-observing satellites and transforms it into dazzling visual sequences,
each one exposing the intricate and surprising web of forces that sustains life on earth.
quoted and availabe to watch on Youtube

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Voices of the First Day: Awakening in the Aboriginal Dreamtime by Robert Lawlor

An Excerpt from Voices of the First Day: Awakening In the Aboriginal Dreamtime by Robert Lawlor

Robert Lawlor explores the rich legacy of Aboriginals to the world. Here is an excerpt on meaning.

“The earth holds an infinite profusion of seeds. Seeds contain forms and worlds yet to germinate; the roots, leaves, and flowers of the entire plant are invisibly enclosed in the seed. Paradoxically, the unborn potential of future life is fused, within a seed, to primordial patterns that were laid down in the very beginning. The seed’s capacity to engender new life seems to derive from the imprint of patterns carried through the ages.

“This image of the earth with its seeds is comparable to Carl Jung’s description of humanity’s collective unconscious: both hold the entire heritage of primal patterns that are continually reborn through nature’s seasons. Like seeds, myths, ideas, and images are dispersed throughout the world on the winds of thought, the waters of emotion, and the fires of passion.

“The Australian Aborigines speak of jiva or guruwari, a ‘seed power’ deposited in the earth. In the Aboriginal world view, every meaningful activity, event, or life process that occurs at a particular place leaves behind a vibrational residue in the earth, as plants leave an image of themselves as seeds. The shape of the land — its mountains, rocks, riverbeds, and waterholes — and its unseen vibrations echo the events that brought that place into creation. Everything in the natural world is a symbolic footprint of the metaphysical beings whose actions created our world. As with a seed, the potency of an earthly location is wedded to the memory of its origin. The Aborigines called this potency the ‘Dreaming’ of’ a place, and this Dreaming constitutes the sacredness of the earth. Only in extraordinary states of consciousness can one be aware of, or attuned to, the inner dreaming of the earth.

Lawlor explains that these people have grounded their culture in remembrance of “the first day” and a myth of creation which has lasted over 150,000 years. The Australian Aborigines are very cognizant of the presence of their “creative ancestors” and their contributions to their tradition. They have rejected many of the values the dominant culture cherishes such as agriculture, architecture, writing, clothing, and the subjugation of animals. Instead of money, the Aborigines cherish kinship, community, and the importance of the law of the Dreamtime. In fact, they  have no concept or word for time or the accumulation of possession.”    Quoted from book review in Sprituality & Practice

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Embracing The Pain Of The World, Joanna Macy

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