Archive | January, 2019

David Gross | The one-man revolution (the only one that’s coming)

YOU SEE the beauty of my proposal is it needn’t wait on general revolution. I bid you to the one-man revolution — The only revolution that is coming. —Robert Frost from Build Soil TODAY, instead of dredging up something from the archives about historical tax resistance campaigns and movements, I want to spend some time looking at individual tax resistance in service of what Ammon Hennacy called the “one-man*revolution.” Whether Hennacy got the […]

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Reimagining our stories, ourselves

The Journey of the Universe is an Emmy Award-winning documentary and companion book project by cosmologist and evolutionary philosopher Brian Thomas Swimme and religious historian Mary Evelyn Tucker. The 2011 film traces the history of the cosmos—from the original “flaring forth” (“the Big Bang”), through the creation of galaxies and of a planet (Earth) that could support life, through the emergence of humans and their amplification of consciousness through the […]

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Ancient wisdom | What our elders can teach us

Ancient wisdom: every indigenous culture has it—knowledge that might also be called humanity’s “original operating instructions.” We western, secularized humans tend to think we didn’t come with any; that we have to figure life out for ourselves and that we don’t “know” anything until it’s been scientifically confirmed. But indigenous humans throughout the world believe they were given instructions for living sustainably and properly in this world. Moreover, they believe […]

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Sharon Blackie | What do women want?

One day King Arthur was hunting in the forest with his men when a deer stepped briefly into view and then just as suddenly vanished into a tangle of trees. “Stay here,” Arthur told his men. “I’ll stalk this one myself.” With his bow in one hand and his arrows slung over his shoulder, the king crept after the deer until, deep into the forest, he slew it finally with […]

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