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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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
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
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
From the Editor
All Spiritual Traditions Arise From The Land
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
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
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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
Finding My Path
by Mary Lane
Getting Right with Money
Financial Gratitude and Humility
by Mark Blessington
POETRY & FICTION
by Louise Erdrich
In Her Animal Skin
by Kiva Rose
There Will Be No Story
by Jonathan Merritt
The Basic Argument
Clouds and Coal