Root into the Earth

In the face of terrorroot deeper into the earthto outwit your opponentroot into the earthto befriend deathroot into the earthto say yes to the twists of fateroot into the earthto see from your bellyroot into the earthto heal the wastelandroot into the earthto let earth community flourishroot into the earthto restore the ecosystemroot into the…

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Descend and include

There’s a set of beliefs which states that we are progressively moving towards lighter, ‘higher’ states through a process of ‘transcending and including’ previous states, mostly disseminated by Ken Wilber advocates. There is also a case to be made that life and history does not evolve through a process of “transcend and include”, nor is…

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THE RITUAL OF THE DRAGON IN THE LAND AT THE END OF HISTORY AND THE WORLD-REDEEMING WAIL OF GRIEF

Civilization is rooted in a mythology of fateful monster killing. At the very root of Indo-European civilization is perhaps a failed or incomplete initiation, in which a dragon is slain. Western civilization, and certain other civilizations, are rooted in a pseudo-initiation which invokes the killing of a collective ecological organism, or holobiont. The killing of…

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Not just self-actualization but self sea-squirtization

If you want to live from your scarcity-based imperialist, mercantile or feudal ancestors, cultivate an embodiment practice without an enearthment practice To live from your superabundant antifragile forest-gardening ass-shaking community-based ancestors, become the earthbody Descending into the earthbody doesn’t yield a fixed, static imperialist or redundant neo-feudalist identity but a rhizomatic changeling multicultural polysexual, Dionysian…

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Class systems in the spirit world

To divide in an absolute sense all the Gods, spirits, mythbeings and deities into on one hand, bad “evil” entities such as demons, manifestation of “Jungian wetiko” and archons, and on the other “good” loving shining beings looks sometimes like a helpful strategy, but it may not be. Many modern spiritual teachers have tried this:…

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Witch Animals

People like to talk about having spirit guides, familiars and fetch beings but what if animals also have human familiars, human tutelary spirits and human fetch beings? Humans like to have emotional support pigs but what if a pig or a bee needs to have an emotional support human? Some humans are more like animals,…

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You threw me to the wolves, you didn’t realize, they were my childhood companions

You threw me to the wolvesyou didn’t realize, they were my childhood companionsYou sent me to be consumed by a bearyou didn’t realize, he was my shapeshifting brotherYou left my body to be consumed by crowsyou didn’t realize, I’d fed the crows long agowhen they were starvingand now they will feed meYou sent me to…

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When we sense some kind of intelligence in the land it may not just be us projecting something onto the earth but rather the earth dreaming us

We need something much deeper than just eco-psychology; it is not enough to do psychology, psychotherapy or healing in the context of nature or to do ecstatic dance in a concrete building, rather there may be a need to get on the land and listen to the land’s sentient intelligence. When we sense some kind…

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When you want to say something, don’t say something which resembles what you want to say but is one step removed.

When you want to say something, don’t say something which resembles what you want to say but is one step removed. Say exactly what you want to say. Speak the exact words, reach down into your body to find them, into your muscles, lungs, sinews, womb or testicles, fascia, solar plexus and into your gut.…

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Pan

The word ‘panic’ originated from the Greek word Panikon meaning “fear caused by Pan.” Pan, the God of nature and wildness, is one of the hidden powers behind panic. Beneath panic, beneath anxiety, lies power and wildness. Or to put it another way anxiety is repressed or unconscious wildness. Wildness is the solution to anxiety.…

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In the forest at sunset

In the forest at sunset where liquid light coruscates through the pine trees onto the blossoms of heather everything is alive, sentient, numinous and waiting for our playful and adventurous engagement. The sound of a swallow’s wings as it cascades past is a symphony of micro-rhythms and micro-sounds. I smell the temperature and humidity of…

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