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Alden Hough joins Tall Paul to share with us his "Ecological Awakening." He is a graduate of the internationally renowned Center for Agro-ecology and Sustainable Food Systems program at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Following an extended period of travel in Asia, Alden found that traditional farming practices had been largely abandoned and replaced by the globalization of Western agriculture. This was a wake up call, seeing that even in the most remote areas of India, hybrid seeds, chemical fertilizers, and pesticides were the norm. He began to dedicate his path to organic gardening practices, regenerating the soil, social justice, and acting as if the earth really matters.
Alden heads the EcoEducation and Permaculture Programs at Sky Mountain Institute in Harmony Grove - Escondido, CA. He will be holding the San Diego Permaculture Convergence at Sky Mountain Institute November 9-10, 2013.
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Will Feminine Power lead America to Distinction or Extinction? Hollywood has no shortage of imaginary tales of earth’s apocalyptic future. And Extinct civilizations tell us that our future as a species relies upon the earth’s change from masculine to feminine energy. Whether you foresee a doomsday or an enlightened future for our species may depend on who you believe… the fiction writers… or the anthropologists? How about both!
Yale and Harvard trained Cultural Anthropologist Bill Gladstone is also a fiction writer with a flair for the facts and an eye on mankind’s uncertain future. In his 3+ decade career as a researcher, agent, publisher, author and film producer, Bill has seen the close-up of where science meets sci-fi. In the words of Mark Twain: “Fiction is obligated to stick to the possibilities. Truth isn't.” With America at the leading edge of world influence, and the issues that we are facing today, many are concerned that both America and, by extension, mankind is reaching a “tipping point” in the ecological / economic balance of our world civilization. 12-21-2012 was expected by many to be the end of times, but Gladstone’s research contends it was actually just the beginning of a new 26,000 year cycle, one in which feminine rather than masculine energy will prevail.
Author of the internationally bestselling novel The Twelve, Bill Gladstone is a renowned agent, publisher, and a cultural anthropologist and expert in indigenous cultures with degrees from Yale and Harvard. A trustee of the International Club of Budapest, Bill has represented such luminaries as Eckhart Tolle, Thom Hartmann, Jean Houston, Barbara DeAngelis, and Neal Donald Walsh, having sold over 5,000 client books into publication. The lead researcher for Rod Serling’s TV series In Search of Ancient Mysteries.
With America at the leading edge of world influence, and the issues we are facing today, many are concerned that both America and, by extension, mankind, are reaching a “tipping point” in the ecological/economic balance of our world civilization. So the question arises: Is America headed for Distinction or Extinction?. William Gladstone is the author of the international bestselling novel The Twelve. Gladstone attended Yale College and earned a graduate degree in cultural anthropology from Harvard University. Considered an international expert on indigenous cultures and is also co-producer of the highly acclaimed film Tapping the Source.
As a literary agent and founder of Waterside Productions, Inc., Gladstone has worked with some of the most respected and influential authors of our time, including Eckhart Tolle, Thom Hartmann, Jean Houston, Barbara DeAngelis, and Neale Donald Walsch. As a pioneer in the publishing industry, he contributed to the creation of the first print-on-demand book publishing company, as well as the first e-Book company.
Gladstone is a trustee of the International Club of Budapest and has served on the boards of public and private companies. An avid golfer and tennis player, he resides in Southern California.
"Oryx and Crake" is a book of speculative fiction...so what better to do than speculate! Lori and Alice will discuss the value of the arts to humankind, the inevitability of spirituality, and whether or not we are wise enough to know when we've gone too far — can humanity pull itself back before ecological disaster destroys us? Should there be moral limits put on scientific achievement? Don't miss the discussion!
In the world of beekeeping, neonicotinoids have maintained the spotlight as the scientific evidence continues to grow regarding the decline of the worlds bee population. Neonicotinoids are defined by the EPA as a class of insecticides with a common mode of action that affects the central nervous system of insects, causing paralysis and death. All of the neonicotinoids were registered after 1984 and were not subject to reregistration. Some uncertainties have been identified since their initial registration regarding the potential environmental fate and effects of neonicotinoid pesticides, particularly as they relate to pollinators. Data suggests that neonicotinic residues can accumulate in pollen and nectar of treated plants and may represent a potential exposure to pollinators. Adverse effects data as well as beekill incidents have also been reported, highlighting the potential direct and/or indirect effects of neonicotinic pesticides. Therefore, among other refinements to ecological risk assessment during registration review, the Agency will consider potential effects of the neonicotinoids to honeybees and other pollinating insects. Dr. David Goulson, Professor of Biological Sciences at the University of Sterling and his team have conducted new research titled “Neonicotinoid pesticide reduces bumble bee colony growth and queen production.” In this special series called “The Neonicotinoid View”, host, June Stoyer and special guest co- host, Tom Theobald talk to Dr. David Goulson, Professor of Biological Sciences at the University of Sterling to discuss his research. If you are not receiving our most recent interviews, please re-subscribe to our new Official RSS feed on iTunes, Youtube or you can visit our podcast archives at www.theorganicview.com. ©2013 TheOrganicView.com. All Rights Reserved
Join us for another edition of High Noon in Lake Worth as host Wes Blackman welcomes Lierre Keith as a guest. Lierre is a writer, small farmer, and radical feminist activist. She is the author of two novels, as well as a work of nonfiction, The Vegetarian Myth: Food, Justice, and Sustainability (PM Press, 2009), which has been called “the most important ecological book of this generation.” She is coauthor, with Derrick Jensen and Aric McBay, of Deep Green Resistance: Strategy to Save the Planet (Seven Stories Press, 2011) and she’s the editor of The Derrick Jensen Reader: Writings on Environmental Revolution (Seven Stories Press, 2012). She’s also been arrested six times. You can read more about Lierre at www.lierrekeith.com.
Today Michael interviews Matthew Fox. Matthew (born 1940) is an American Episcopal priest and theologian. Matthew formerly a member of the Dominican Order within the Roman Catholic Church, he is now a member of the Episcopal Church. Fox was an early and influential exponent of a movement that came to be known as Creation Spirituality. The movement draws inspiration from the mystical philosophies of such medieval Catholic visionaries as Hildegard of Bingen, Thomas Aquinas, Saint Francis of Assisi, Julian of Norwich, Dante Alighieri, Meister Eckhart and Nicholas of Cusa, as well as the wisdom traditions of Christian scriptures. Creation Spirituality is also strongly aligned with ecological and environmental movements of the late 20th century and embraces numerous spiritual traditions around the world, including Buddhism, Judaism, Sufism, and Native American spirituality, with a focus on "deep ecumenism".
Fox has written 30 books that have sold millions of copies and by the mid-1990s had attracted a "huge and diverse following".
He was likened by academic theologians in one New York Times article to the controversial and influential 20th century Jesuit priest, philosopher and paleontologist Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, particularly for his interpretations of issues such as the doctrine of original sin and the Cosmic Christ and for the resulting conflicts with church authorities.
A Great Conversation with Michael and Chris Williams.
Chris Williams is a long-time environmental activist and author of “Ecology and Socialism: Solutions to Capitalist Ecological Crisis”. Chris is contributing author to two other books on ecology, social justice and energy.
Chris is chair of the science dept. at Packer Collegiate Institute and Professor at Pace University
His writings have appeared in
Z Magazine Green Left Weekly Alternet Common Dreams ClimateandCapitalism.com Counterpunch The Indypendent International Socialist Review Truth Out Socialist Worker ZNet Chris reported from Fukushima in December and January of 2012
Chris was recently awarded a Lanana Cultural Freedom Fellowship to continue this work.
Dave Blume started his ecological training at a young age. He and his father organically grew almost all the food their family ate. This wouldn't be unusual out in a rural setting nowadays, but they did this on a city lot in San Francisco in the mid-sixties! focused on promoting permaculture and alternative fuels.
in 1993 David founded the International Institute for Ecological Agriculture as a nonprofit organization, dedicated to healing the planet while providing for the human community through education and implementation of socially just, ecological, resource-conserving forms of agriculture as the basis of all sustainable societies.
His current work is wide-ranging. He consults on a series of projects for the Government of Ghana in alternative fuels, training the country's agricultural extension agents in organic farming and designing an ecological strategy to stop the advance of the Sahara Deert into the country. Utilizing his expertise in Natural Building, he inspired the City of Urbana, Illinois, to hold a conference between builders, lenders, developers, municipalities, building inspectors, architects, and engineers to bring all region stakeholders up to date on the mainstreaming of natural building technologies.
Alcohol Can Be A Gas, has been completely rewritten after four years of full-time research by David and his team. It’s now available in bookstores and online everywhere and is being hailed as the bible of alcohol fuel production. David consults with a wide array of clients including foreign governments, farmers and food processors in turning waste into fuel, animal feed, carbon dioxide, and valuable industrial products.
Author David Christopher has elegantly crafted a new narrative, one that translates the scientific facts of the Universe into a soulful story of creation that is reminiscent of humanity’s stories of the ages.
The book invites us into the dialogue between Seeker and Sage as they explore the unfolding of the Universe, from the Beginning of All Beginnings, to the emergence of Earth and its creatures, to what we know as the “Great Transformation.”
The Holy Universe: A New Story of Creation For The Heart, Soul, and Spirit breathes life into the cold, scientific worldview of the universe, transforming our physical history into a living story—and provides us with powerful insights into navigating the global ecological, social, and spiritual crises now facing our world, and provocatively argues the crises we face today just might be the best thing that ever happened to humanity. www.theholyuniverse.com
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Letters to the River by Sparrow Hart
A Guide to a Dream Worth Living ~ Release date October 1
Letters to the River places the struggles and crises we currently face - personal, political, moral, ecological and spiritual - within the context of a mythic and heroic journey. In doing so, it forms a bridge between the left side and the right - the practical, daily life we can neither ignore or avoid, and the magical, shimmering world reported by sages and shamans for millennia.
About the Author: Sparrow Hart has apprenticed himself to nature and the wild for over forty years, exploring inner and outer landscapes beyond the unexamined limits of consensual reality. Seeking something deep and extraordinary, that “dream worth living,” his adventures have included a five-month solo in the wilderness, travels to the Amazon, over 30 personal vision quests, and treks to the mountains, forests, canyons, and deserts of Mexico and the United States, as well as apprenticeships with a wide variety of native and non-native “medicine teachers.” Through all this, Sparrow considers his greatest mentor to be the Earth itself.
Following his first vision quest in 1980, Sparrow founded Circles of Air and Stone, which has guided small groups of men and women through 11-day vision quests for over 30 years. He’s the creator of Adventures of the Spirit, a series of workshops for men & women plus the annual Men‘s Wisdom Council at the Rowe Conference Center and The Mythic Warrior Men‘s Training—that have thrived for over twenty years. Contact him www.questforvision.com
This week I will be discussing health-oriented medicine with my guest Dr. Nathan Daley. Yes, the term may sound familiar, but in truth there are very few physicians who practice this. Part of the reason for this is that patients, the public, and our entire culture speak and think in disease-oriented terms and concepts. In essence, this perspective turns medicine on its head and declares that the cause of any disease is impaired health. The approach to improving health is often quite different from those used to treat or prevent a disease. Even integrative/holistic/alternative medicine and preventive medicine are disease oriented. So this week we will be discussing health-oriented medicine, and the related clinical tool of ecological medicine, and differentiate these from disease oriented medicine.
Nathan Daley, M.D., M.P.H., is the CEO (Caring Earth Organism) behind EcoHolos and a lifelong apprentice in true scale-free health. Nathan is a leading visionary in health-oriented medicine, integrative preventive medicine, and ecological medicine. He is residency trained in preventive medicine, integrative medicine, diagnostic radiology, and environmental health. In a pursuit to understand the true entity of health, Nathan has acquired an impressive background in emerging areas of medicine. His life objective is to serve true healing and positive health, from person to planet, through a synergistic integration of modern science, conventional medicine, ancient philosophies, complementary approaches, and the reconnection of humankind with nature. For more information, please visit: http://ecoholos.com/