Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell. Edward Abbey

28 May 2010

We are marinated in a war zone

In present time we may feel marinated in death as its ubiquitous presence threatens to overwhelm us. It is as if we are being asked to walk through a war zone, witnessing around us the fallen everywhere and not knowing if we ourselves will survive. And we my wonder, why can't we just get to the other side and as Thomas Paine said, "begin the world all over again"? 

Carolyn Baker 

I've been reading Carolyn's daily alerts for some years now and following her move out of civilised life and transition to a kinder gentler path, out in rural Vermont on Turtle Island.

I have bought and skimmed through, but not yet thoroughly read her book
Sacred Demise: Walking the Spiritual Path of Industrial Civilization's Collapse which I nevertheless recommend, for I too am trying to find a true path in life. I also feel desperate for emotional and spiritual tools for preparing for living in a post-industrial world. And i really need to deal with the warzone. All those animals dying in the Gulf of Mexico are crying out for us to stop our madness.


The book is available here.

04 May 2010

Major breakthrough in the fight against biopiracy: Pelargonium patents

Liberate the flowers man. I do love a good news story, especially when a minnow takes on a giant corporation ... and wins!

"Geraniums" - or more correctly Pelargoniums - have got to be my favourite flowers. And they are here in South Africa en masse to help wherever they can, be it healing human animals, non-human animals or even the entire ecosystem where they love (I mean live).

We sure could learn from that!