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World 2.0 – Japan

“Japan should look to satoyama and satoumi for inspiration”. A new article on World 2.0 is posted HERE.

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Right Livelihood Awards

Interesting site, worth perusing – check under “Laureates” and read about inspiring people and projects. A couple of very timely ones: http://www.rightlivelihood.org/ware.html http://www.rightlivelihood.org/sekem.html

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The Ecology of Magic: An Interview with David Abram

by Scott London. David Abram is an unusual combination of anthropologist, philosopher and sleight-of-hand magician. Though he worked as a magician in the United States and Europe for a number of years, he attributes most of what he knows about … Continue reading

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Thoughts on a World in Which Consciousness is Reality

by Rose von Thater-Braan, (Tuscarora/Cherokee), founding director of the Native American Academy. This is an amazing piece of writing that conveys in a very unique way a taste of what it might be like to experience the world as conscious … Continue reading

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Whole Thinking Journal

Check out the website for the Center for Whole Communities for in-depth books and essays that deeply address how to create whole communities. The journal is filled with interesting articles and can be downloaded as a pdf. more>>

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Book: Original Wisdom, Stories of an Ancient Way of Knowing

by Robert Wolff. “Psychologist Robert Wolff lived with the Sng’oi [Malaysia], learned their language, shared their food, slept in their huts, and came to love and admire these people who respect silence, trust time to reveal and heal, and live … Continue reading

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Film/Book: HARMONY, A New Way of Looking at Our World

A new film and book by HRH Charles the Prince of Wales. “HARMONY looks at the root causes of the global problems we face and offers solutions. HARMONY paints a picture of an awareness that is arising in people around … Continue reading

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Book: Honeybee Democracy

by Thomas D. Seeley. A new book about the way that honeybees make collective decisions and how this could be applied to groups of people as well. Fascinating! more>>

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Our Commons Future is Already Here

A stirring call to unite the environmental and global justice movement from Maude Barlow. “Every now and then in history, the human race takes a collective step forward in its evolution. Such a time is upon us now.” more>>

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A Taste of Living Oneness

by Alan Zulch. Alan has been working for the Global Oneness Project and has just recently joined the Kalliopeia staff. He has a deep connection with Japan and with their traditional culture of Satoyama, which can be described as “a place where people and nature harmoniously exist, where biodiversity flourishes, and where the human spirit and creativity thrives.” For more articles, please check out Alan’s blog called Satoyama Spirit.

Earlier this year I had the great pleasure of visiting Jeffrey Irish, a fascinating fellow in southern Japan who, as an American expatriate, is garnering considerable regional renown for his twelve years of residency in a tiny rural Japanese farming village, including two years as village head.

Jeff came to his current position in an equally unlikely way. Following college he got a job with a large Japanese construction company and showed sufficient business acumen to be asked, with two other employees, to start a U.S. branch of the company in New York City, a branch which ultimately grew to 180 employees as he moved up to become vice president.
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