Category Archives: waking up

Howard Zinn: ‘A People’s History of American Empire’ in 8 minutes

Howard Zinn leads us by the hand through his own personal transformation from programmed American hero-bombardier in World War II to the people’s historian who took off his own conceptual helmut and was horrified by what he discovered. Book Review: ‘A People’s History … Continue reading

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Fever dreams, immigrants, osterizers, and resilience — no matter what.

Yesterday, for the first time in at least a dozen years, I was “sick.” By this I mean, I was “running a temperature,” “had a fever.” Somewhere around 99.6° to 99.9° all day. And of course, the accompanying aches and … Continue reading

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Decentralization Department: Microgrids!

While we debate the tired question of dirty, unsustainable, finite fossil fuel or clean, relatively “free” renewable energy, what may be the more important distinction is between centralized vs. decentralized power, whatever the source.  Dreams of gigantic solar arrays and … Continue reading

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Permaculture goes Mainstream! In today’s The Guardian, the delights of the Garden . . .

This is a great piece that appeared in today’s The Guardian, by the editor of Britain’s Permaculture magazine, showing the process and results of 24 years of transforming a wasted, ruined, denuded landscape into a complex and diverse paradise for all sorts of species, including, … Continue reading

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Cultural, Ethical Implications of the Shift from Soldiers to Mercenaries in the Internet Era

Core Issues: Mercenaries at War July 9, 2014 by Rose Day Exclusive to Exopermaculture A.K. After corresponding with Rose Day on a number of occasions, I appreciate her unusually discerning and potent thought process. After ISIS/ISIL presented its “Annual Report” … Continue reading

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Bridging/Blending Above & Below: Joe Landwehr, Pema Chodron, and a crucial astrological note

In one of the regularly noticeable synchronicities that punctuates my magical life, this morning I read a very interesting article in the current issue of Mountain Astrologer, by Joe Landwehr, “Ceres, Climate Change and the Bardo State,” in which he … Continue reading

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Educate Ourselves Department, MONEY: History and Function of the Federal Reserve OR, quitting money altogether.

I read William Greider’s thick tome, Secrets of the Temple, all about the Federal Reserve at least 15 years ago; back then its revelations and conclusions were so shocking that I immediately went into denial. No more. I imagine I’ll be able to … Continue reading

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Revolution as apocalypse or revolution as horizon. Which is real?

The difference matters. So do a lot of nuances along the way. In fact, I’ve always wondered why “lightworkers” and “wayshowers” seem to sit around waiting for their particular brand of savior (usually ET or angelic) from Above all the … Continue reading

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Alan Watts: “Awareness of our own existence is so superficial and so narrow that nothing seems to us more boring than simple being.”

Via elephantjournal “As it is, we are merely bolting our lives — gulping down undigested experiences as fast as we can stuff them in —because awareness of our own existence is so superficial and so narrow that nothing seems to … Continue reading

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JOIN US! First North American Permaculture Convergence: August 29-31

At the 11th International Permaculture Convergence in Cuba, 2013, a gathering of North Americans proposed putting together the first North American Permaculture Convergence.  It’s on. Check it out! And join us. Harmony Park (a 40-acre outdoor events venue with lake) … Continue reading

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