The Great Powers of the Universe Are Turning Against Us + A Letter to the Huichols of San Andres + Expressing the Values of the Tatewarí Group + Finding Sustainability in the 21st Century + Blood Moon + The Wheel of Sharp Weapons + An Okanagan Worldview of Society + Bonding Fires + Love Cracked My Heart: A Conversation with Ram Dass + My Last Wishes + Where is the Holy Land

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FEATURES
The Great Powers of the Universe Are Turning Against Us

Eighteen years later, this keynote address from the first Global Forum on Environment and Development for Survival rings more urgently than ever.
by Audrey Shenandoah

A Letter to the Huichols of San Andres
Expressing the Values of the Tatewarí Group
Two Americanos deliver a passionate plea to the elders of their adoptive homeland, a village high in mountains of Mexico’s Sierra Madres.
by Eliot Cowan and David Wiley

Finding Sustainability in the 21st Century
As we face the sweeping transformations of the 21st century, nature and soul stand as our wisest and most trustworthy guides.
by Bill Plotkin

Blood Moon
It’s an ancient practice little remembered in the Western world – keening, the practice of ritualized grieving – and some women are recognizing its power.
by Cathi Davis

The Wheel of Sharp Weapons
The weapons used against us are made by our own hands. How do we transform them into tools for peace?
by Robert Sachs

An Okanagan Worldview of Society
America’s dominant culture is founded upon “the majority rules,” but here we learn the minority voices are the most important to consider because they speak what others may be afraid to hear.
by Jeanette Armstrong

Bonding Fires
In the high desert of the Eastern Nevada, Spring’s ritual fires clear away Winter debris and reveal which families have survived.
by Waynonaha Two Worlds

Love Cracked My Heart: A Conversation with Ram Dass
The irrepressible leader of the psychedelic movement remembers how a guru’s unconditional love changed his life forever.
by Mary Lane

My Last Wishes
Andres is gone, but his words live on as he asks us to consider what is really important about living.
by Andres A. Buenfil Friedman

Where is the Holy Land
With Every Step we walk on the sacred bones of our ancestors.
by Leslie Gray

DEPARTMENTS
From the Editor
All Spiritual Traditions Arise From The Land

Unintended Consequences
Deep trouble…cleaning ourselves sick…we’re so special

Reviving Right Relationship
A walk for the wild side….hello, salmon people…a gift of mink

Book Reviews
Beyond the Black Hole of Collapse

Bill Pfeiffer reviews The Ascent of Humanity by Charles Eisenstein
The Springs of Silence
Peter Brown reviews In the Absence of the Sacred by Jerry Mander

Advertising Marketplace
Hot pages from cool people

COLUMNS
Logs for the Fire
Hanging On and Being Held
by Beth Savino, Guest Columnist

Out of the Frying Pan
Beyond the Culture of Fear: A Community of Fire
Larry Messerman, Guest Columnist

Divine Nourishment
Finding My Path
by Mary Lane

Getting Right with Money
Financial Gratitude and Humility
by Mark Blessington

POETRY & FICTION
The Wolves
by Louise Erdrich

In Her Animal Skin
by Kiva Rose

There Will Be No Story
by Jonathan Merritt

PROVOCATIONS
The Basic Argument
Gas
Clouds and Coal
The Flies

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