Category Archives: Women & the Feminine

Ilarion (Larry) Merculieff: Indigenous Elder Wisdom for Modern Times

Ilarion (Larry) Merculieff was born and raised with a traditional upbringing on the Pribilof Islands of the Bering Sea. His traditional name, Kuuyux, was given to him when he was four and means extension of ancient knowledge into modern times. … Continue reading

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Anne Baring: A Website for the Recognition of the Soul

Anne Baring’s website is devoted to the affirmation of a new vision of reality and to the exploration of the deeper issues facing us at this crucial time of choice. It is well worth exploring her many essays, interviews and … Continue reading

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Irreparable Human Deficit Looms in Wake of Budget-Cutting Frenzy

by Riane Eisler, Rene Redwood – OP ED

A financial debt can be paid. But the debt we’ll owe our children if investments in health, nutrition and education are slashed is irreparable. Investment in human infrastructure is essential for success in the post-industrial economy, and this should be our policymakers’ guiding economic principle.

It’s up to us to ask the hard questions: Why are we being told we can’t raise taxes on the rich, but must cut wages for teachers, nurses, child-care workers and others on whom our future depends? There is no evidence that lower taxes on corporations and millionaires raise all boats, or that massive cuts in social services have ever helped people in developing nations rise from poverty. The opposite is true. It’s countries like Canada, Sweden, New Zealand and Finland that have made commitments to caring for future generations that have risen from poverty to prosperity.

Why are we told that cutting social programs is the road to prosperity, when our past prosperity was the result of the very opposite?

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Greek Tragedy Mirrors Women Prisoners Lives

The women prisoners at the Homestead Correctional Institution in Florida use art and acting to soothe troubled souls through the Artspring program. By Celeste Fraser Delgado, Miami Herald, April 16, 2011 Read more>> NPR feature, aired April 8, 2011 Listen>>

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Reverent Generosity

A deep experience of “generosity” is described in this article by Jerry Wennstrom in “Mythic Passages: The Magazine of Imagination.” To read more about the author and view his paintings and sculpture, please visit his website: In the Hands of … Continue reading

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Our Luminous Ground

Inspired by the architect Christopher Alexander and his eloquence regarding timeless, living space where people can come alive…. http://www.ourluminousground.com/our-common-luminous-ground.html

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Book: Iona Dreaming: The Healing Power of Place by Clare Cooper Marcus

A journey of healing takes Clare Cooper Marcus to the Scottish island of Iona and a 6-month solitary retreat. Here in this magical place she finds a setting that mirrors her soul. This compelling memoir is an inspirational account of … Continue reading

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Kosmos Journal

“Founded in 2001, Kosmos is the leading international Journal for planetary citizens committed to the birth and emergence of a new planetary culture and civilization.” Check out their latest issue, including online articles and back issues, here.

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Recovering the Ancient Role of Women in Akwesasne

“Women are the traditional leaders in Iroquois culture. Their models of government and leadership were seeds for the U.S. Constitution and the women’s suffrage movement. Recently a hundred Iroquois women convened at a heritage center in Akwesasne to try to … Continue reading

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Book: Moonrise: The Power of Women Leading from the Heart

edited by Nina Simons with Anneke Campbell. Through a tapestry of over 30 voices and stories, Moonrise illuminates how women and many men are redefining the leadership landscape across a diversity of perspectives, generations and ethnicities. more>>

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