People are not going to be frightened into caring about the climate. Scientific predictions about what will happen 50 years in the future are not going to make us care enough. We need to face the reality of loss.
I look forward to each of my trips there. I look forward to this specific moment, the greatest adventure I’ve ever been able to experience, and yet, as soon as this adventure happens, fear enters into the dance. Fear mounts from night to night, in step with new invisible encounters. It turns into terror the last few days, and on the last night I end up making my way through it.
While Tolkien might be surprised to find his fantasy works compared with
the enthnography of Amazonian Indians drinking psychoactive brews, his
depictions of characters singing over plant medicine in the forest reminds us how the Amazonian shaman will icarar the marirí of the plants into
manifestation in the world.
his horror fiction, Strieber underwent some
extremely unusual personal experiences in 1985 and wrote a book called Communion, after which his name
became synonymous with alien abduction. Yet Strieber is far more
than just a man who claims that aliens did strange things to him. This is Part One of a two-part article.
Humanity is only
beginning to awaken to the true magnitude of the crisis at hand. If the
economic transformation I describe seems miraculous, that is because
nothing less than a miracle is needed to heal our world. – The first installment from Sacred
Economics: Money, Gift, and Society in the Age of Transition.
As we begin to
awaken, experiences lead to reflection and contemplation. Then as we become
more aware, experiences become a fire of purification, a burning ground of the
ego, grist for the mill of developing consciousness, food enabling the emerging
soul to break free of its bonds.
From at least the time that Jesus threw the moneychangers from the temple, we have sensed that there is something unholy about money. At the same time, no one can deny that money has a mysterious, magical quality as well, the power to alter human behavior and coordinate human activity. [An RS Encore Presentation]
For Westerners visiting Peru, the first ceremony in which Earth and Mountain spirits manifest can be filled with questions. That's no surprise, for the Q'ero are asking us to take the idea of interconnectedness one step further: If you want to know that a mountain is alive, just ask it.