Zika and the Mentality of Control

Posted on Mar 3, 2016
Zika and the Mentality of Control

The ruling institutions of this world are quite comfortable with a virus. First with SARS, then H1N1, then ebola and now the Zika virus, mainstream media and official organizations have been quick to recognize and counter the threat with travel advisories, quarantines, research funding, vaccine development, and heightened levels of vigilance. Yet information about other […]

Vivienne Westwood is right: we need a law against ecocide

Posted on Jan 16, 2014
Vivienne Westwood is right: we need a law against ecocide

There is a Spanish translation of this essay.   The economic and legal system rewards corporations that bulldoze, stripmine and burn. A new law against ecocide could halt this destruction. First published in The Guardian, 1.16.2014

Latent Healing

Posted on Jan 7, 2013
Latent Healing

The purpose of this essay is not to instruct the reader on the fallacy of the technological fix. We can assume that by now the environmentally conscious person has seen through the delusion of applying technology to remedy the problems that have been caused by previous technology. It is obvious that a new pesticide won’t […]

The Way up is Down

Posted on Feb 29, 2012
The Way up is Down

Something is happening to us. Trying to make sense of their awakening experiences, people troll the Internet and discover the idea of “ascension” – the doctrine that humanity is on the verge of a process of spiritualization, a transition to a higher, and less material, dimension. Implicit in the term is the concept of rising […]

The Three Seeds

Posted on May 7, 2010
The Three Seeds

Once upon a time, the tribe of humanity embarked upon a long journey called Separation. It was not a blunder as some – seeing its ravages upon the planet – might think. Nor was it a fall, nor an expression of some innate evil peculiar to the human species. It was a journey with a […]

The Age of Water

Posted on Sep 10, 2008
The Age of Water

For tens of thousands of years, fire has defined our civilization. It is fire that has allowed us to smelt metals, to purify chemicals, to power cars, trains and airplanes, to pave over the earth and travel to the moon. Without fire there would be no silicon chips, no pharmaceutical drugs, no plastic toys, no […]

The Original Religion

Posted on Jul 10, 2008
The Original Religion

Within all religions today there is a common core, an inner spiritual transmission going back to the dawn of human consciousness, to a time when religion was not necessary. The original purpose of religion was to bring sacredness to life. Imagine a time (whether prehistorical or transhistorical) when human beings lived moment-to-moment in the presence […]

The Stars are Shining for Her

Posted on Dec 10, 2006
The Stars are Shining for Her

If I say, “The reason the hawk circled over me nine times and headed East was to tell me to begin my return journey,” does that sound scientific to you? Or am I projecting meaning onto a world that is essentially random? Do the events of our lives have any meaning, or do they just […]