Added by Payam Ghassemlou Ph.D. on March 27, 2019 at 8:32pm — No Comments
The Great Barrier Reef, one of the seven natural wonders of the world, is the largest single structure on earth built by living organisms. A 2012 report showed that thirty percent of it had already been killed off by ocean warming. Another 20 percent was lost in 2018. Half of the chain has disappeared into bleached, skeletal form, and this entire 2,600 kilometre chain of reefs off the northeast of Australia will all be dead within a decade. Eventually,…
Added by Dennis Carlyle on March 26, 2019 at 5:00pm — No Comments
WITNESSING TREE SPIRITS IN ORDINARY REALITY
Our property on the Bay of Quinte is home to several species of native trees. In one area we call the glen, we’ve been witnessing an ongoing onslaught by invasive insects. Over a period of three to four years we watched helplessly as the ash trees slowly lost their battles to the Ash Borer Beetle. It bores pencil holes into the bark, then tunnels…Continue
The thing about living is light. It surrounds us, breathes through us – not in us but through us. The force of it is subtle as the New Mexico breeze I hardly notice under the hot summer desert sun then suddenly become acutely grateful for when under the shade of a hundred-year-old cottonwood tree.
Light informs my psychotherapeutic work with…Continue
Added by Paul DeBlassie III on March 16, 2019 at 10:19am — No Comments
How are humans permanently changed by violence in their environment?
Human fossil history suggests that about 25% of us were killed with some form of human violence in the past. Those of us who study human violence longitudinally, and recognize it’s ubiquitous nature, are still trying to identify a common source. Is “environmental violence”, the violence that occurs around us every day, in various forms including news reports and entertainment, itself the…Continue
In April 2011 a million people gathered in London. News reporters showed that many were apparently weeping with joy. Broadcast in over 180 countries to perhaps 160 million viewers, the wedding was one of the most watched events in TV history. With an additional 70 million live internet streams, the Guinness Book gave it the record of “Most Live Streams for a Single Event”, beating out 2009’s memorial service for Michael Jackson (see below).
Added by Barry Spector on March 6, 2019 at 3:01pm — No Comments