Losing Your Spirit Animals

The world’s climate is changing–you’ve probably heard that before and thought of the things that rise, like temperature and sea levels. You’ve wondered about floods and beach erosion, and maybe even made the connection to higher insurance prices and declining real estate investments. You may have thought about drier weather in the West and the […]

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Howling, Burning Spirit

The natural disasters we see today scouring the land are the heralds of a New World, cast in the howling winds and flames of the Old World’s ruin. Below the surface, hidden in the parched and sickened soil, the invisible neighbors that ensure the rot and rebirth of life wither and falter. The cycle breaks. […]

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Seeking Strength

Today, the man who abdicated his position as “Leader of the Free World” through ignorance, ego, bigotry and despotism, dealt a serious blow to the world’s effort to combat climate change:   Today is also the start of hurricane season, forecast to be worse in every way, while the southeastern Florida coast expects yet more […]

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Learning to Shout

Read this closely, it’s not what you’re used to hearing: We are not merely spirits in a body. It makes no sense whatsoever to rely entirely on “otherworldly” senses to make sense of the world, or merely spiritual acts like prayer, when our house is burning to the ground. And it is.The only planet we’ve […]

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Genius Loci

The spirit of the land is calling out, I think, as the reports keep coming in from different corners and devotees. The ancestors reach forward, hold us in an ancient embrace, and whisper of the paths we could travel to survive the tangled webs, threads sticky and dewy with corrupt ideology. The sinews of the […]

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Taking it Seriously

I won’t lie. I’m cautiously optimistic and rather excited about the Paris Climate Conference now starting. The twenty-first such conference, it seems to bring political and private investment to the table, strong public awareness, and the recognition that we are facing a global crisis. Collectively. This comes at the same time that certain reports show […]

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