Daily Archives: April 27, 2015

Readings: Volume 1


  • Spiritual Ecology of the New Planet: Seeing Nature as More Than a Resource By Kaleeg Hainsworth — “Spiritual ecology calls us to dismantle the powerful defense mechanisms we have developed against our impulse to listen to the sacred in our world.
  • The Call of the Earth By Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee — “At this moment in time we are more and more consciously confronted by the reality of climate change, global pollution, acidification of the oceans, massive destruction of forests and wetlands and other natural habitats. All of it is contributing to the first man-made mass extinction of species that the planet has suffered, caused by industrialization and our addiction to a materialistic lifestyle. And we are all responsible—just by traveling in a car or a plane, we are actively participating in an ecologically destructive culture.”
  • What It Means to be a Spiritual Ecologist By Jason M. Brown — “What is Spiritual Ecology? And what relationship do spirituality and ecology have with place?
  • Turning the Tide – A New Global Ethic Where Sustainability and Spirituality Marry By Giles Hutchins — “We live amidst shifting tectonic plates in our mythological, philosophical, scientific, cultural and socio-economic models. Core to this shift is a questioning of who we are, why we are here, and how we live sustainably. The dominant materialistic perspective of life as purposeless with organisms as separate entities struggling for survival in an innately competitive world has had its day. A new worldview is dawning whereupon we recognise that life is continually expressing itself through dynamic reciprocity, diversity and interrelatedness. The closer we look the more we realise that nothing is absolutely separate from anything else. Separateness is an illusion created by an out-dated mindset corrupting life itself.
  • All Life Depends on Soil by Vandana Shiva — “Indian civilization has sustained itself over thousands of years because it revered the soil as sacred and inviolable. It treated it as Mother Earth.”
  • Spiritual Ecology: Hearing the Cry of the Earth By Thich Nhat Hanh — “The bells of mindfulness are calling out to us, writes Thich Nhat Hanh, trying to awake us and remind us to reduce our impact on the planet. But more than that, to avert environmental catastrophe we must awake others too, and create a revolution in our collective human consciousness.”
  • Reversing Genesis: The Ransacking of Temple Earth By Craig Chalquist, Ph.D. — “If you were to enter a church, mosque, or synagogue determined to plunder it before burning it down, you would probably end up in custody. Do the same to Earth, temple and home to us all, and you might be eligible for a government subsidy. Isn’t that strange?

We are all children of the same universe.

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