Wide Angle Vision Part 2: Missing The Variables

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Spiritual insights may come from an innate ability to process the relationships between many variables at once on a not-quite-conscious level. We know that humans are able to take in cues that we are not consciously aware of: body language, chemical signals, and other environmental factors. This is another sort of “wide angle vision”. [Read more...]

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The Lady of Shalott (W.M. Egley)

Losing my camera on pilgrimage helped me remember to see. [Read more...]

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The Liberation of the Earth

Familiar to Anarchists and Witches...

Many of the ancestors of Modern Paganism were anti-Capitalists, and the reason for this is beneath our feet. [Read more...]

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TED Talk: A Sense of Place

We exist only in real places; whether we notice them, or not, whether we respect them, or not, whether we can describe them, or not. This week Traci shares an import TED Talk by poet Dana Gioia. [Read more...]

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Wide Angle Vision Part 1: A Useful Meditation

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My friend calls this wide angle vision a “useful meditation technique” because you can use it to meditate while you walk and while you do some kinds of work. Which tasks does it help and which does it hinder? Try it out and see what patterns you find. [Read more...]

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Please Don’t Hit Me

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We drain wetlands and tear down mountains for cars. Why are you driving? [Read more...]

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Paganism’s Messiah Complex

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A troubling component of the western centric world view can be found within western paganism. As second and first generation pagans continue to question and redefine cultural understanding, one narrative that is particularly antithetical to pagan values ought to be considered: anthropocentrism. [Read more...]

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