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Art, Religion and the Climate Crisis

In a secular world the ego is God. Malcom X in Egypt 1964 Religious men first activists second As some of you might know, I love reading  biographies and  autobiographies, especially of men and women who have shown leadership in our world. Recently, I have given particular attention to the civil rights movement and read […]

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Self-Burning Confronts Us With Radical Concern, If We Let It.

Activism’s most inspiring power is to transmit the greatest aspirations of humanity to people who have no intention of receiving these aspirations. When activists grab our attention their consciousness can sometimes bleed into ours. Ultimately a different consciousness must be transmitted among ourselves if humanity’s most self destructive habits are to change. That is why […]

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A Benefit Concert at the Berlin Hub

This month, Berlin Hubmanager Ilja is taking a step back from writing, to give the stage to Sen who will share her story of how she made a benefit concert for Ukrainian refugees happen at the Hub, with at least 70 attendees, 800€+ in donations gathered and a joyful time spent: On June 4, 1989, […]

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Reflections on the Making Eco-Spirituality Accessible Residency

Over the past month, the Bergerac Hub has been host to our fifth Sympoiesis residency: Making Eco-Spirituality Accessible. The residency was facilitated by Rupert Read, academic and former spokesperson of Extinction Rebellion and the UK Green Party. Rupert led us in fascinating and challenging conversations on spirituality, religion, communicating on climate change, the moderate flank, […]

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Mapping Metamodern: Psychotherapy

This post is the sixth in a series of essays summarizing key traditions within the emerging metamodern ecosystem. To learn more about Life Itself’s Mapping Metamodern project, visit our website here. Summary “Psychotherapy is the informed and intentional application of clinical methods derived from established psychological principles for the purpose of assisting people to modify […]

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Mapping Metamodern: Alternative Governance

This post is the fifth in a series of essays summarizing key traditions within the emerging metamodern ecosystem. To learn more about Life Itself’s Mapping Metamodern project, visit our website here. Summary For many communities around the world, faith in their government and governing processes is absent. In the face of this, and in pursuit […]

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Mapping Metamodern: Alternative Economics

This post is the fourth in a series of essays summarizing key traditions within the emerging metamodern ecosystem. To learn more about Life Itself’s Mapping Metamodern project, visit our website here. Summary Doughnut Economics The “Doughnut” is a visual framework for sustainable development which combines the concept of planetary boundaries with the concept of social […]

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Another month at the Berlin Hub

This month at the hub saw many things: Spring truly started, Covid regulations are about to be relaxed a bit, and something that’s been on everyone’s minds – the war in Ukraine… Group Identity I myself was born in Russia 32 years ago before I came to Germany as a 4-year old and integrated with […]

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Mapping Metamodern: Permaculture

This post is the third in a series of essays summarizing key traditions within the emerging metamodern ecosystem. To learn more about Life Itself’s Mapping Metamodern project, visit our website here. Summary At its root, permaculture means taking natural ecosystems as the model for our own human habitats. “Natural ecosystems are, almost by definition, sustainable, […]

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What about “me”… what about “we”?

How can we cohere our autonomy and uniqueness to live and create at the edge of emergence? Can we individually contribute to and collectively tap into a new, synergetic intelligence and awareness? How do we transcend and include our separate genius to create collective scenius? For the past several thousand years, humanity in the West […]