Great Work

Both local to my region and global resources here:

An interview with Thomas Berry  by Caroline Webb – and Thomas reading The Great Work

Australian Earth Laws Alliance – to increase the understanding and practical implementation of Earth centred law, governance and ethics (or ‘Earth jurisprudence’)  in Australia.

Pachamama Alliance – a global community that offers people the chance to learn, connect, engage, travel and cherish life for the purpose of creating a sustainable future that works for all.

The Gift Economy – the work originally by Genevieve Vaughn: “From the dawn of time women’s gifts have been creating and sustaining community, and we have struggled to make the world a better place. In recent years women have been articulating new forms of protest, refusing war and all forms of violence, protecting the environment and all life, creating new multi-centred and diverse political spaces and defining new politics of care, community, compassion, and connectedness.

Women, from both North and South especially from the margins of privilege and power, are creating alternative visions. Over the last decades the growing feminist movement has developed analyses, changed paradigms, built solidarity through listening to each other. We are rethinking democracy, creating new imaginaries, even reconceptualizing the foundations of political society.”


Center for Ecoliteracy – the Center leads systems change initiatives, publishes original books and resources, facilitates conferences and professional development, and provides strategic consulting. We work at multiple levels of scale, with local, regional, state, and national programs.

GreenSpirit -engaged spirituality for a living Earth: lots of good events and links, especially if you are in the UK, but not necessarily.

Riane Eisler and her Center for Partnership Studies . Her latest book The Real Wealth of Nations: Creating a Caring Economics. Riane is a social scientist and “Macrohistorian

Bioregional Animism – Little Lightning Bolt aka Marcus McCoy … with a focus on world transpersonal healing traditions and animist cosmology.

Awakening the Dreamer – Pachamama Alliance .. programs to bring forth an environmentally sustainable, spiritually fulfilling, socially just human presence on this planet.

Genesis Farm – a Learning Centre for Earth Studies Lots of great courses here – new cosmology, sustainable living and more.

EarthSong Journal and Cosmology courses – based in Melbourne Australia … for Perspectives in Ecology, Spirituality and Education (and some who have had a problem with the inclusion of PaGaian Cosmology in past years: Gnostics on the Loose and Green Christianity or a new paganism?)

John Seed’s Deep Ecology Events  and about John Seed. John in PaGaian MoonCourt singing Child of the Universe

Planting Seeds of Change – Starhawk and Erik Ohlsen
Earth Activist Training

Forum on Religion and Ecology … the research and work of Mary Evelyn Tucker and John Grimm at Yale University – inspired by Thomas Berry.

Forum on Religion and Ecology at Monash University Australia FORE is dedicated to promoting the multidisciplinary study of religious thought, literature, ethics and practice in relation to ecology, environmental activism and sustainability.

Blue Mountains Permaculture Institute – teaching and learning for a post-peak future.

Ecophilosopher Joanna Macy’s Great Work

Bioneers … “revolution from the heart of nature” – California based but international connections, and a conference each year.

Connie Barlow and Michael Dowd’s Evolutionary Life newsletter– lots of good stuff here.

Astrovisuals … a great source of Astronomy Apps, Calendars, DVDs & Sky Maps: based in Australia.

The Gifting Universe Calendar – a beautiful work by Caitlin and Peter Adair.

Solstice and Equinox … “make science part of everyday”: includes a book on how to do this with children – “Elemental Birthdays”.

Transition Towns … a charitable organisation whose role is to inspire, encourage, connect, support and train communities as they self-organise around the Transition model, creating initiatives that rebuild resilience and reduce CO2 emissions.

Ecological Humanities – based in Australia, a group of scholars bringing together ways of knowing and interacting with the world from the sciences and the humanities.

Deena Metzger – poet, novelist, essayist, storyteller, teacher, healer and medicine woman who has taught and counseled for over forty years, in the process of which she has developed therapies (Healing Stories) which creatively address life threatening diseases, spiritual and emotional crises, as well as community, political and environmental disintegration. Deena has spent a lifetime investigating Story as a form of knowing and healing.

Awakening the Energies of Love by Anne Hillman. “… The thread that runs through the book and ties it together is story: personal, collective, and cosmic. These interwoven stories bring to life and create a hearth for the New Story inspired by Teilhard de Chardin, a cosmology developed by Thomas Berry and Brian Swimme, and which continues to evolve.”

The Sustainable Soul … a great blog incorporating science, Goddess, Gaian view – Rebecca Hecking’s work.

K. Lauren de Boer author and poet – EARTH VOICES … this is his blog.

Skyline: an Eco-Contemplative Center in California – the vision and work of Diane Pendola, author of The Lioness Tale

Sarah Pirtle’s Peace Cosmology Sarah says: Through our caring we express the fundamental nature of this caring Universe. I agree – I have come to think that is what it is all about.

Earth Jurisprudence: an essay by Mike Bell and Center for Earth Jurisprudence

Schumacher College Transformative Learning for Sustainability – site of Jan Lundberg who writes and does great stuff.

Drew Dellinger: “planetize the movement” he says – Cosmic Poetry

Global Mindshift – conversations focussed on the storytelling of Brian Swimme and others.

Gaia Centre – sustainability through a new spirituality of work.

A great blog onearthspirit – with lots of good links and stories

Hands, Heart and Feet – Blue Mountains Australia … creating experiences of celebration through music and dance.

Imaginal Australian based site of Peter Brandis: Nature-based workshops and retreats deepening connection with self, soul and others. For information on events and to subscribe:Imaginal: remembering the Dream of the Earth

Aussies Living Simply helping those with the holy desire learn how to do it.

pagaian YouTube videos:
pagaian channel for a selection of Seasonal Moment Poetry and more.

Some clips of Brian Swimme’s videos – from The Hidden Heart of the Cosmos : The Generosity of the Sun and from The Powers of the Universe : Radiance
and from The Earth’s Imagination

The Alliance for Wild Ethics – the site of David Abram, author ofThe Spell of the Sensuous and An Interview with David Abram

Kosmos an impressive collection of contributors.

Alliance for a New Humanity – mission is to connect people, who, through personal and social transformation, and aim to build a just, peaceful, and sustainable world, … Deepak Chopra’s organisation.

The Wombat – an excellent short video about One World

The Great Turning – from dominator relations to partnership relations: Earth Community dialogues, initiatives – based on David Korten’s book by that title

Unfoldings – a retreat centre supporting the realization of deepest identity. “And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom” ~ Anais Nin

EarthLight Library – a seedbed and greenhouse of eco-spiritual writing and artwork

The Gaia Foundation – lots of good talks here … “committed to cultural and biological diversity, and a living Earth democracy”.

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