Living Earth

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Origin | from “The Story of Gaia”


"Instead of our Universe beginning in the implicit chaos of a “bang,” it was born in a minuscule and incredibly simple and ordered state...Our Universe continues to sound the ongoing harmony in the Big Breath of its emergent potential."

Searching for a more beautiful world, with Charles Eisenstein


A conversation with my favorite contemporary social philosopher, Charles Eisenstein, about his life, his work, and the major opportunities and obstacles we’re facing today.

Spotlight on Hanne Strong


Mrs. Strong, has been an advocate for environmental conservation and restoration for many decades. Her Baca/Crestone Community currently houses many of the world’s wisdom traditions and is referred to as the “Refuge for World Truths”. It is the largest intentional, interreligious and sustainable living community in North America.

Mugwort | Plants Rule the World


I had embarked on a journey to talk with Mugwort because I wanted to understand plants and nature in a new way. To listen rather than destroy. To ask rather than demand. To learn to respect rather than disregard. And also, to find out why it annoyed me so much.

Unitive Narrative | A New Lens for Approaching the Sustainable Development Goals


The purpose of the unitive narrative is to provide an emergent cosmological, planetary, interspiritual and societal foundation to serve and support the conscious evolution of humanity and heal our collective worldview from separation to a perspective of unity in diversity.

The Juniper Tree


I longed to slip into that magical place where everything speaks the same language. I wanted to understand what the birds were saying, to know what it felt like to be the willow tree in my back yard, to grasp the society of the tiny lives that wriggled in a rain puddle.

Watching River Otters


Watching the river otters playing, I know that there is a deeper truth to our journey, older than any belief or ideology, and far from the discords of today.

Perceptual Intelligence


You cannot have deep knowledge of a landscape if your encounter with it is only occasional and superficial. It takes many years to gather the kind of deep knowledge I speak of here.

The World of Itō Jakuchū


These beautiful polychrome woodblock prints are Meiji era copies (ca. 1900) of original designs (ca. 1771) by Itō Jakuchū (伊藤 若冲, 2 March 1716 – 27 October 1800), a Japanese painter of the mid-Edo period notable for his striking modern aesthetic.

Meeting Mugwort


The plant world wants to communicate with us just as much as we want to communicate with them. But because we’ve forgotten their language, we’ve become deaf to their gentle greetings.