It seems Jung agreed http://www.madinamerica.com/2012/04/jungs-first-dream-the-mad-god-dionysus-and-a-madness-sanctuary-called-diabasis/ " “Dionysus is the god who is mad. The visage of every true god is the visage of a world. There can be a god who is mad only if there is a mad world which reveals itself through him. We know him as the wild spirit of antithesis and… Continue reading Is God mad?
It seems we are well aware of our mortality and the meaninglessness of life, but expend huge amounts of energy that things are otherwise.One of the key mechanisms are religious beliefs and the world views constructed by adherents.Maybe we should cut to the chase, and stop criticising individual religions and the actions of their adherents?But… Continue reading Terror Management Theory
Many years ago I was involved in food coops, and recently went to Kos. I was impressed by the many small Greek Orthodox chapels, all with kitchens and dining areas, and looking up the numbers of Saint's days, understood why!Nearby islands are blue zones, with the highest life expectancy on the planet. Why are we handing… Continue reading Food Banks or food coops and celebration?
Reading Charles Mann 1491, also have his 1493 that goes into more detail about the effects of pre Columbian American crops on the world. He quotes H Garrison Wilkes. The Milpa " is one of the most successful human inventions ever created". granta 2005 p198 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milpa "Charles C. Mann described milpa agriculture as follows, in 1491: New Revelations of the… Continue reading Milpa
I was recommended this book somehere!http://prosperityuk.com/books-on-monetary-reform/grip-of-death-michael-rowbotham/I am as McDonald's say "luvin it!"My degree includes Economics and it is wonderful to read something that brings together many loose threads and discusses myriad illogicalities.Rowbotham uses the phrase "debt based financial systems."I just checked wiki and the government only creates 2% of the money in circulation in Britain… Continue reading The Grip of Death
Very interestingly pagan this! "Most High, all-powerful, all-good Lord, All praise is Yours, all glory, all honour and all blessings.To you alone, Most High, do they belong, and no mortal lips are worthy to pronounce Your Name.Praised be You my Lord with all Your creatures,especially Sir Brother Sun,Who is the day through whom You give us light.And he is beautiful… Continue reading Brother Sun Sister Moon
Should dividing stuff off, enclosing it, categorising it,putting it into boxes and subjects, be understood as stuff you do to protect it whilst it is young, like staking a tree? Thus it isn't a tragedy of the commons, but a tragedy of infantilising, keeping the water wings on or the stabiliser wheels on a bicycle… Continue reading Healing the tangled bank
http://charleseisenstein.net/permaculture-and-the-myth-of-scarcity/ At a conference a couple weeks ago an activist who does work in Africa recounted an encounter she had with the minister of agriculture of a certain African country. The minister spoke with excitement about the high-tech agricultural technologies he was bringing into the country in partnership with large agribusiness companies, so the activist brought… Continue reading Permaculture and the myth of scarcity Charles Eisenstein
http://ourworld.unu.edu/en/the-thriving-biodiversity-of-peru-potato-parkSince pre-Hispanic times, a co-evolutionary relationship built around management of biocultural resources with the mountain environment in Cusco Valley, Peru, has produced the ayllu mindset. While most studies describe ayllu as a political and socio-economic system, few systematic analyses of the ayllu as an ecological phenomenon exist.We understand the ayllu as a community of individuals with the same interests and objectives linked through… Continue reading The Potato Park
Describe at least two examples of how individuals or private corporations have tried to take something to which a community had free access and restrict this access on the basis of private ownership or price. What can you do to bring something back into the commons? I am going to discuss three areas of relationships between… Continue reading Coursera how to change the world – an essay