Individual Transformation

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Realigning with Earth Wisdom

Introduction

In this edition of Kosmos, you will find the wisdom of the elephant and the hummingbird, indigenous wisdom, the knowledge of the farmer, the mystic, the scientist. Tree wisdom. Ocean wisdom. Glacier wisdom.

The Descent to Soul

Article

What we have lost, in particular, is the journey of soul initiation — a psycho-spiritual undertaking that connects us in the most profound way to both the Earth community and the source of our deepest humanity.

Vow of 120,000 Actions

Article

When we make a vow, no matter the intention behind it, we’re doing so with the full strength of our will, rather than being half-hearted.

Deschooling Dialogues: On Initiation, Trauma and Ritual with Francis Weller

Conversation

Alnoor Ladha interviews Francis Weller, a psychotherapist, writer and activist who pioneered the method of soul-centered psychotherapy.

Unlocking a Fresh Vision for the World

Introduction

We already have everything we need to heal ourselves, our societies, and our planet. And we must, for there is no time to waste. 

Rough Initiations

Article

Ritual initiation radically reshapes our sense of self. It is meant to break us open to the widest possible experience in identity.

A Dark Night of the Soul and the Discovery of Meaning

Article

By Thomas Moore A dark night of the soul is a kind of initiation, taking you from one phase of life into another. You may have several dark nights in the course of your life because you are always becoming more of a person and entering life more fully.

Mind Matters Most

Essay

An exploration of mind: how our thoughts create our reality and how we can use this time to gain awareness of their negative tendencies and come out of self-generated suffering.

Becoming Medicine

Essay

Joseph is always telling me that we are all connected. “What comes around, goes around,” he says, explaining how the medicine wheel works. Sometimes listening to him gets my head spinning in circles, but that is how it is when you are learning new ways of thinking and new ways of being.

Joy and Value of Connection to Place and Community

Essay

I wonder how we got so accustomed, as human beings, to being separated from the earth. How we can live surrounded by concrete, work in buildings with pumped in air, and practice habits of buying food wrapped in plastic from the grocery store, with little thought to how our lifestyles affect the living earth, which provides for us all of life.