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This will be my first blog ever. I’m pretty excited.

I have always been what my mother calls a “seeker”. I’ve educated myself formally and informally on many religions. 202 more words


The Conscientious Contrarian

Animism Can Save The World

by Calliope Braintree

 Animism is the “primitive” belief that everybody, every animal, vegetable and mineral is sacred. That seems naïve to the current mind-set, influenced so thoroughly as it’s been by the war-mongering religions, the religions that think “man” is the only creature worthy of respect, that the Earth is a dead and inert thing to be used. 588 more words

Conscientious Contrarian

'Treeeeeeeeeeeeeeees! They are us!'

An internet cookie to anyone who gets the reference in the title of this post. Anyone? Click here for the answer.

The lovely Philip Carr-Gomm… 134 more words


The Pancake Machine

On the last day of the PLC, I couldn’t sleep. So I woke up 40 minutes too early. I went down to the canteen to snag breakfast. 932 more words


Collapse and Awaken: submission for the Dark Mountain (Final)

This is the last part of the Dark Mountain piece, which as I read it again after so long, appears rather forced. It reminds me of how much further I need to go in developing my writing skills and I am afraid to say that I am guilty of letting enthusiasm get the better of me at times, with this piece being one of those occasions. 1,615 more words


Holy Tree

I love it when by happenstance I come upon a natural shrine or altar somewhere in nature that other people have been drawn to. Here is a redwood tree from a beautiful grove in the Berkeley/Oakland hills that has attracted devotion. 10 more words



On television last night I watched a program about an American man, Dan McLaughlin.

McLaughlin didn’t play much golf at all until he was 30, and then after hacking his way through nine holes, wondered if he was to dedicate himself to the game, spend 10,000 hours of concentrated practice, whether he could reach professional level. 160 more words