Advances in evolutionary science have revealed that biological novelty is created by horizontal fusions between species and between bodies. One being's lack is not so much a disability as it is an invitation to corporally collaborate with another species. Resilient ecosystems and species emerge from places of physical overlap. In a culture that prizes the individual, what health and resilience have we denied ourselves? Is it possible that there are better futures visible only from the vantage point of symbiotic collaboration? Symbiosis is always fraught. You leave behind a recognizable shape. But, in a moment of extinction and climate collapse, we need to escape the shipwreck of the singular. I want to offer that becoming new is never safe. Survival is never safe. It is always a breach. A break in the skin. It is a leap across the abyss. It is the moment you leap into another body. In this excerpt from the SAND Community Gathering hosted by Zaya and Maurizio Benazzo entitled "We Must Risk New Shapes", Sophie reads an essay on the topic. Y
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We Must Risk New Shapes Webinar
At this time we are collective examining our human generated systems, worldview, purpose, or our paradigm. What if paradigm was a choice?
An sprawling conversation in relation to deep time, land, and indigenous trauma and science
exploring the Politics of Cure, the Shadows of Harm Reduction, and Transgressive Networks of Care at World End
“Butterfly brought color to the world. Frog teaches you that if you put others before yourself you will reap the rewards.”
the dark stages of dissolution that precede the transformation of butterflies
“Through altered state of consciousness work, we’re able to retrieve the parts of ourselves that broke away from trauma.”
Zaya and Maurizio talk about their film projects and the need to spiritually connect people around the world on Prague TV
In a time of growing ecological and humanitarian crises, Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee bears witness to the darkness of the dying myth we are stranded in.
Life and death are not the opposites the modern mind has made them to be.
Zaya and Maurizio Benazzo host this Community Gathering with Dënesųłiné indigenous rights activist and climate activist Eriel Tchekwie Deranger.
Intergenerational trauma: the impact of colonization and genocide Indigenous wisdom and the healing of trauma Resistance and healing
Compassion is the ability, by Awareness, to recognize and acknowledge only itself everywhere.
Our interconnectedness is undeniable. There is a singular pulse that weaves us all together. When we lose touch with that pulse, we suffer.
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We’ve been told such a horrendously wrong story about what our past is as human beings.
an organic and wild conversation between two poets, writers, philosophers and theobiologians
From "Democracy and Belonging Forum" – Why We Need a Politics of Exile in a Time of Troubling Stuckness
Dr. Shiva on quantum physicist, ecologist, and activism, climate collapse, the dangers of our lives being controlled by Silicon Valley, and the pandemic
Explore their new book Post Capitalist Philanthropy: Healing Wealth in the Time of Collapse
In this video made for the first "Gathering of the Tribes", Laura used Midjourney AI and Pixelmator to visualise key principles of activism, regeneration, and solarpunk ideologies
To celebrate Earth Day we would like to offer you the following mediation, which is a is a love letter to the Earth, written by Thay.
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