[Calling Down The Earth] • Rumi's whirling dervish ceremonies rocked the house in ways similar to Hip-Hop's "Freestyle" movement. Could the world's best selling poet be an original B-boy?
Imagine what the world would look like if there were millions of women who were anchors of ecstatic bliss energy. Imagine millions of women eschewing convention and walking their path towards their authentic nature, letting go the norms of social conformity in favor of following their heart bliss. Imagine if the world was filled with juicy mamas who love to be loved, and love to get loved on. We would live in a world where the top priority is to take care of each other, because taking care of each other is taking care of the whole.
[New Masculinity] • Fighting and crying with Andras Jones as he explores the emerging new masculine archetype, in the wake of a weekend-long Re-Evaluation Counseling workshop with more than fifty crying men of all ages, races, classes, sexualities and levels of ability.
The environmental footprint left by California’s media industry creates more greenhouse gases than the apparel, hotel, or aerospace industries in the region. Several people have stepped forward to help the media business to green the screen by setting up the GreenCode Project for The Media Industries.
Richard Tarnas' opus on archetypal astrological, Cosmos and Psyche, offers a new paradigm for understanding our relationship to the cosmos.
The home page for the drug Havidol features an attractive person smiling contentedly, a link to prescribing information (including a chemical formula), and the standard side effects spiel now familiar to anyone who's seen TV drug commercials. But neither the drug, nor the condition it treats, are real.
Since Tim Leary still steals most of the headlines—and many of them bad—for psychedelic proselytizing in the ‘60s, I thought Allen Ginsberg deserved his due as one of Leary’s most articulate defenders, colleagues, and fellow-travelers. Ginsberg’s shameless integrity and sultry innocence offer charismatic counterpoint to Leary’s more superficial and self-serving crusades for psychedelic freedom.
The agriculture department responded to the shortage of migrant farm workers by suggesting that the farmers mechanize their harvesting. This could create an undo burden on organic, and sustainable growing.
The UK's EDGE of Existence program bases the need for conservation action not only on a species' extinction status, but also on its level of "evolutionary distinction." If an endangered species is one of the few species of its type left on the planet, a disproportionate amount of unique evolutionary history would be lost with its extinction – which conservation efforts should reflect. This year, EDGE focuses on the wild Bactrian camel.