Andrew Harvey + Sacred Activism + Eliot Cowan + Sacred Plant Teachers+ Charles Eisenstein + Derrick Jensen + Bill Plotkin + Animas Valley Institute + Oren Lyons + Wisdom Fellowship Award + The Tantric Destroyer of Demon +Revolution of Heart + Ojai Foundation + Carla Woody + The Last Spirit Keeper + Kenosis + Erick Gonzalez + Mayan Prophesies + Anne Marie Sayers + Indian Canyon + more

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Contents

SUSTAINABILITY

SPARKS
RECREATING PARADISE – Marilyn Berta
FUELING FAMINE – Chris Schlake
SAVING SACRED SEEDS – Cindy Fogel
END:CIV MOVIE REVIEW – Chris Schlake
DERRICK JENSEN: THREE QUESTIONS – Jonathan Merritt

PHOTO ESSAY
THROUGH THE EYES OF FRANZ LANTING – Marilyn Berta
Extreme weather, sketchy food, heavy equipment and patience, patience, patience

POEM
OCCUPIED – Brigitte Goetze

FEATURE
THE THREE SEEDS – Charles Eisenstein
Planted thousands of years ago, they carry messages of wisdom and awakening from the ancestors.

COMMUNITY

SPARKS
STANDING UP FOR THE SACRED – Sharon Brown
BRIDGING THE GENERATIONS – Cindy Fogel
YOUNG AT HEART – Chris Schlake

PROFILE
HONORING THE ANCESTORS – Marilyn Berta
For over seven generations, Ann Marie Sayers’ Indian Canyon has been a home to ceremony

ESSAY
TO THE LEADERS OF THE WORLD – Oren Lyons
A visionary message from the Traditional Circle of Indian Elders and Youth

FEATURE
THE SACRED ACTIVIST- Marilyn Berta
Mystic and scholar Andrew Harvey brings his passion for God to his passion for justice

HEALING

SPARKS
LETTING GO THE GRIEF – Sharon Brown
ALL TOGETHER NOW – Chris Schlake

ESSAY
WATER DREAMING – Barry Williams
When confronted with a spiritual illness, what’s needed is a spiritual cure.

FEATURE
HEALING & SACRIFICE – Jonathan Merritt
The ancient ritual of the Sun Dance is alive with gifts of generosity and deep lessons of exchange.

LISTENING

SPARKS
THE DANCE OF A GOOD LIFE – Sharon Brown
LOVE IN THE REALM OF DREAMS – Rosette Royale
BIOLOGY OF THE WEATHER BEINGS – Sharon Brown

POEM
SEEK THE COUNSEL OF TREES – James Davis
A Song For the Season of Drought

ESSAY
REQUIEM FOR SEQUOIA – Heather Dunn
Sometimes teachers appear without notice. Sometimes they are human—sometimes they are not.

FEATURE
SACRED PLANT TEACHERS – Eliot Cowan
Their healing powers are undeniable, so what could possibly go wrong?
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LIFEWAYS

SPARKS
PREPARING FOR THE NEXT STEP – Rosette Royale
BRAVEHEART WOMEN’S SOCIETY – Chris Schlake

ESSAYS
MAYAN PROPHESIES 2012 – Tata Omeakaehekatl Erick Gonzalez
Words of advice for the coming changes, spoken at a Council Fire at Ancient Wisdom Rising 2011

FIRE OF PURIFICATION – Rob Preece
A month spent feeding the fierce Dorje Khadro, Tantric Destroyer of Demons

A NIGHT AT THE GREEN CORN FAST – Christine Staub
Dancing until sunrise to the song that births the world anew

FEATURE
LAST OF THE SPIRIT KEEPERS
– Carla Woody
Surrounded by the growing influence of evangelicals, a Lacandón Mayan Elder tries to keep the godpots burning

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