TAG: community

Re-Enchanting the World

Kingsley L. Dennis – There is an enchanted world out there, and it beckons to us through a communal mystery.

Seizing Control of Our Destinies

Julian Rose, Contributor Waking Times In 1381, at a time of great repression for the British agricultural work force, an extraordinary people’s revolutionary named Wat Tyler sprang to his feet and announced, “England should be a nation of self governing communities,” to which he added, “ No lord shall exercise lordship over the people, and,

Body, Mind and Spirit: Understanding the Links Between Health and Consciousness

Tracy Kolenchuk, Guest Waking Times Body, mind, and spirit are often presented as the “wholeness” of health. However, body, mind, and spirit are poorly defined, poorly distinguished and poorly articulated in many health (sick care) practices. Philosophers have pondered – for centuries and more – the definitions and locations of mind, and spirit. We often

The Way of the Tao

Paul Cavel, Contributor Waking Times Taoists Have Trained In Nature throughout the Ages Human beings, with all our complexity and potential, have diversified, populated and thrived around the globe. Since the breakthroughs of the Industrial Revolution, we have spent 200 years becoming specialists in manipulating our environment and making radical changes to the way in

The Suburbs: Is America Accidentally Self-Organizing Into Labor Camps?

Alex Pietrowski, Staff Writer Waking Times Growing up in Eastern Europe, my parents and grandparents, as well as teachers and church figures, made sure that all youth visited the sites of what remains of the concentration camps of World War II. We also saw the many graphic visual accounts of these camps presented in numerous

Who We Are In Crisis

Laura Grace Weldon, Guest Writer Waking Times Versions of Survivor are watched all over the world. Forty-five countries have pitted contestants against the odds and shows are still filmed in Denmark, Croatia, Italy, Norway, Serbia, France, India, Israel, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, and the U.S. These series drop people in inhospitable places with minimal resources and ask them

Eco-Moral Tribalism as a New-World Ethic

Z, Contributing Writer Waking Times There is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct, or more uncertain in its success, than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order of things. –Machiavelli History will have to record that the greatest tragedy in this period of social transition was