The Waters of Heterodoxy: A Review of Gerald Pollack’s “The Fourth Phase of Water”

Posted on Nov 1, 2014
The Waters of Heterodoxy: A Review of Gerald Pollack’s “The Fourth Phase of Water”

A translation of this essay into Chinese can be found here.   In The Fourth Phase of Water, Gerald Pollack offers an elegant new theory of water chemistry that has profound implications not only for chemistry and biology, but for the metaphoric foundation of our understanding of reality and our treatment of nature. Let me […]

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 […]

Money and the Divine Masculine

Posted on Aug 13, 2012
Money and the Divine Masculine

I recently attended a ceremony at the Tamera village in Portugal in which the officiant invoked “the healing of money.” Immediately a vivid image popped into my head of a man, vast and muscular, bound to the earth with stakes and tethers, straining with every atom of his strength to free himself and rise up. […]

Permaculture and the Myth of Scarcity

Posted on May 28, 2012
Permaculture and the Myth of Scarcity

  This essay has been translated into Spanish.   At a conference a couple weeks ago an activist who does work in Africa recounted an encounter she had with the minister of agriculture of a certain African country. The minister spoke with excitement about the high-tech agricultural technologies he was bringing into the country in […]

Reuniting the Self: Autoimmunity, Obesity, and the Ecology of Health (Part 2)

Posted on Nov 10, 2008
Reuniting the Self: Autoimmunity, Obesity, and the Ecology of Health (Part 2)

This article is Part 2 of a two-part series. Read Part 1 here. What is a human being? A human being is a nexus of relationships: the sum total of the connections among his or her cells, organs, and inner ecosystem; connections to other human beings that define the psyche; connections to the rest of […]

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 […]