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Indigenous Languages As Cures of the Earth

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"The Amazon is a sacred place. Human Beings do not make sacred places, they acknowledge them, recognize them, and sustain them without developing them. We honor them with languages taught to us by the Earth herself. ...They are part of the Cura Da Terra, "Cure of the Earth”, to borrow a phrase from the First Peoples of the Amazon."

Rebuilding Earth’s Forest Corridors

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Nature tends to live in ribbons—the forest corridor, the mountain range, the coastline, and the winding river. Any ecosystem that is disconnected from similar (or different) ecosystems will eventually die.

The Labyrinth and the Black Madonna

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We cannot return to the innocence of an earlier time, but this bond between humanity and creation remains, hidden beneath all the debris of our culture.

The Treasure of Our Living, Relational Commons

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As I have learned about the social life of trees and the intimate bonds that indigenous peoples have with various lifeforms and rivers – and as I pore through recent ecophilosophy that explains aliveness to the western mind -- I’ve concluded: We really ought to be talking more about animism and commoning.

The Power of Allurement

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In the face of this devastation, is there space for contemplating beauty? The power of allurement says yes, we must. This power draws us out of ourselves, brings us to life, again and again.

Fragile Gold

Mixed Media

All wealth is derivative of Earth—most of all, values and wisdom. They are among the most recent emergent properties of our Universe's 13.8 billion years of inexpressibly glorious creativity, complexification of matter and energy, and deepening of consciousness.

Love Letters from Seaweed

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"The next high tide would erase these remarkable assemblages in 12 hours and others would take their place—always a reminder that time and action are evolutionary agents moving everything toward something else."

Holding a Seed for the Future

Introduction

The future will not be as we have planned—our world is already too far out of balance. But this may be our most important gift to future generations—a belief in living Oneness.

Kito Mbiango | The Power of Art to Drive Action

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Kito Mbiango’s work speaks nostalgically to our primal intelligence, engaging us in a conscious reflection about our collective evolution. His “Climate Change Collection” is a response to the accelerating environmental degradation we are facing and have imposed upon nature and all wildlife.