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Forgiveness | No irredeemable people

Who among us doesn’t need forgiveness? I’m not talking about forgiveness from the Divine, but from our fellow travelers on this planet. And who among us hasn’t struggled with forgiving others? Somehow, it’s one of the hardest things we’re called to do. This month’s contributors explore forgiveness from many angles. Our interview is with Sita Lozoff, the co-founder of the Human Kindness Foundation, which sponsors the Prison-Ashram Project, encouraging incarcerated […]

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Plant intelligence

The thinking behind this month’s theme can be summarized in the following quote from Stephen Harrod Buhner, who is also this month’s interview subject: “Because all life-forms, irrespective of their nature, must, to survive, have a sense of not me, they all have a sense of self, they are in fact self-aware. “Because all life forms, irrespective of their nature, must, to survive, be able to analyze the nature of […]

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Make it rain | Shamanism for our times

“Shamanism…really? “With all that we’ve got to be concerned about, you’re devoting an entire issue of The MOON to shamanism? “Well then, you’d better make it rain.” The above might have been my response to this month’s theme just 10 short years ago. I had little patience with poncho-wearing, rattle-shaking, indigenous wannabes claiming to be shamans. I’ve since come to think that shamanism might be the most urgent topic on […]

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How gentle is the MOON

Dear Readers, This issue of The MOON is about the moon. That beautiful one who shines down upon us nightly. That “inert rock” that holds seas and craters, dreams and aspirations, gives light to the dark and inspiration to lovers and dreamers and nocturnal creatures of all stripes and persuasions. I love the moon. I love her quiet. Her gentleness. Her ability to illuminate, not by burning, but by reflecting. […]

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