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The Living Universe: Why Do We Need to Know Whether or Not the Universe is Alive?

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We shape our lives according to the way we view the world. Our perception and understanding of that world govern the decisions we make and the underlying motivations. People's outlook on the world has for centuries been dominated by the general view of the Universe as it is given by the science of physics.

Enlivenment: A New Bios for our Relation to the Natural World and to Ourselves

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People often call for ‘changing the system’ and seek to reform the ‘free market’ approach that turns everything, including life […]

World’s First Successful ‘Rights of Nature’ Lawsuit

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Setting the Stage In January of 2007, Richard and I went on a wonderful vacation to Vilcabamba, Ecuador, famous as […]

Fear of a Living Planet

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Does the concept of a living planet uplift and inspire you, or is it a disturbing example of woo-woo nonsense […]

Caring for a World with a Soul

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Spiritual Ecology: The Cry of the Earth Edited by Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee Publisher: The Golden Sufi Center, July 1, 2013 There […]

Yellowstone Park: The Power of Common Ownership

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Yellowstone is a powerful reminder and example of the need we have as human beings to do things together, to share the bounty and beauty of nature together, and to both appreciate the beauty and the wonder of the natural world, and to therefore bind ourselves to rules and regulations that safeguard such beauty and splendor.

Freeing the Human-Animal Relationship

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Let us include one further notion in the term ‘Commons’: that of the human-animal inter-relation, an ancient relationship evolved over epochs, to which no particular corporation can claim ownership. The human-animal relationship, like many of the other Commons, such as the public ownership of water, electricity and roads, is being violated by two factors: the profit motive and the dark side of human nature.

Taking Root: An Unbroken Intimacy with Life

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How do we cooperate with life’s gradual shaping of the human mind—its painstaking work of drawing us towards the light of greater wisdom?

Finding Sustainability in Ecosystem Restoration

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A Breakthough of Worldwide Importance In 1995, as the Chinese government and people were beginning an ambitious effort to restore […]

Praying for the Earth

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We are living in a time of ecological devastation, in which our materialistic culture has had a catastrophic effect on […]