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Living in the Gift

Living in the Gift

Why does the sun shine? A random result of coalescing gases igniting nuclear fusion? Or is it in order to ...
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Our New, Happy Life? The Ideology of Development

Our New, Happy Life? The Ideology of Development

This essay originally appeared in Tikkun. In George Orwell’s 1984, there is a moment when the Party announces an “increase” in ...
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The Age of We Need Each Other

The Age of We Need Each Other

Fifteen years ago when I began writing books, I had high hopes that someday I would be “discovered” and that ...
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Of Horseshoe Crabs and Empathy

Of Horseshoe Crabs and Empathy

When we transmit to each other our love of earth, mountain, water, and sea to others, and stir the grief ...
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Scaling Down

Scaling Down

Let me present a logic that has immersed me ever since I became aware of the state of the planet ...
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The Fertile Ground of Bewilderment

The Fertile Ground of Bewilderment

The Brexit vote marks a rare moment of discontinuity, when the usual normalizing narratives falter and a society experiences a ...
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Psychedelics and Systems Change

Psychedelics and Systems Change

The revolutionary potential of psychedelics lies first and foremost in their power to reveal the Story of Separation as nothing ...
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Mutiny of the Soul Revisited

Mutiny of the Soul Revisited

It is time to stop fighting the invitation into the unknown that depression offers on a personal and collective level ...
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In a Rhino, Everything

In a Rhino, Everything

What is it like to be a rhino? To be a policeman? A corporate executive, a terrorist, a killer? What ...
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The EcoSexual Awakening

The EcoSexual Awakening

I hesitate to start an essay with definitions as if I could compel you with force of logic to accept ...
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“Don’t Owe. Won’t Pay.”

“Don’t Owe. Won’t Pay.”

The legitimacy of a given social order rests on the legitimacy of its debts. Even in ancient times this was ...
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Aluna: A Message to Little Brother

Aluna: A Message to Little Brother

Only by hardening our hearts can we view the film’s images of filled-in swamps and bare, scarred mountains, and disbelieve ...
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