Naturalistic Paganism

Monthly Archives: April 2015


“The Declaration of Interdependence” by David Suzuki and Tara Cullis

The Declaration of Interdependence was written by David Suzuki, Tara Cullis, Raffi Cavoukian, Wade Davis and Guujaaw back in 1992 for the United Nations’ Earth Summit. It was published last year, accompanied with traditional Haida style art by Michael Nicoll…

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“How Deep Is Your Ecology?” by John Halstead

At the core of deep ecology is the idea that nature is sacred, meaning it has intrinsic value apart from its usefulness to human beings. The destruction of the environment is thus perceived as a desecration (literally a de-sacred-ing). In contrast, “shallow” environmentalism is concerned only with the effects of environmental devastation on human beings. Shallow environmentalism seeks to remedy the symptoms of ecological collapse without the transformation, or even the consciousness, of the “deep-seeded” cultural assumptions that gave rise to the collapse.

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“Interstellar and the Spaceflight Zeitgeist” by Ben Sibelman

If Earth can be viewed as a single living organism four billion years old, isn’t it about time for her to develop the power to reproduce? Self-sustaining ecosystems in space and on other worlds will be Gaia’s children, and it’s our job to build the shelters, plant the seeds, and help those ecosystems to adapt to their new environments—while simultaneously modifying those environments to suit themselves, as life has always done.

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“Twenty Things You Can Do to Address the Climate Crisis!” by Patrick Robbins

Getting your mind around climate change is hard. Confronting it requires us to deal with the ways that coal, oil, and gas have shaped nearly every aspect of our world, from our built environments to our economic systems — even our ideologies and patterns of thought. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t concrete actions each of us can take, right now. Here are 20 examples of things YOU can do.

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“The Great Turning” by Joanna Macy

The Great Turning is a name for the essential adventure of our time: the shift from the industrial growth society to a life-sustaining civilization.

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