Other

“Other” is such a strange category …

so many links here could be “Goddess”, “Great Work”, “Pagan” … but here they are :

Australian Earth Laws Alliance to promote the understanding and practical implementation of Earth Jurisprudence and ‘Wild Law’ in Australia.

Aboriginal Blue Mountains … it is my local region. This is a helpful resource for and about Aboriginal people, services, culture and heritage in the Blue Mountains region.

GreenSpirit – engaged spirituality for a living Earth

Feminism and Religion … exploring the F-word in religion and the intersection between scholarship, activism, and community.

Institute for Social Ecology  Social Ecology advocates a reconstructive and transformative outlook on social and environmental issues, and promotes a directly democratic, confederal politics. Social Ecology envisions a moral economy that moves beyond scarcity and hierarchy, toward a world that reharmonizes human communities with the natural world, while celebrating diversity, creativity and freedom.

Ceres Environment Park – a not for profit educational organisation located on 4 hectares of rehabilitated landfill in East Brunswick, Melbourne Australia  … supporting sustainable ways of living.

Regeneration International Events Find events, trainings and workshops on regenerative agriculture, soil health, and more. Dedicated to building a global network of farmers, scientists, businesses, activists, educators, journalists, governments and consumers who will promote and put into practice regenerative agriculture and land-use practices that: provide abundant, nutritious food; revive local economies; rebuild soil fertility and biodiversity; and restore climate stability by returning carbon to the soil, through the natural process of photosynthesis.

Center for Ecoliteracy – founded by Fritjof Capra in Berkeley California: a good model of what can be done at community level

Climate Action Blue Mountains – Australia: a non-profit community-based group, formed in 2006, with assistance from Friends of the Earth, to educate and empower the community, providing information regarding the large-scale global problems associated with climate change and demonstrating practical ways the profound and positive impact that individual’s choices can have.

FutureFirst.us – Tomorrow is in our hands: a congress of women joining the groundswell of individuals and organizations around the world who are calling for a stop to the degradation of our planet … working together to advance policies, practices and a way of living that care for the planet and support a healthy future.

About Social Ecology … maybe you are interested to do some study: academic degrees in Social Ecology are offered at the Western Sydney University, and many others around the globe.

The Lioness Tale Prison Project with Diane Pendola. “… brings transformational tools for spiritual freedom and emotional literacy to women serving long term to life prison sentences at the Central California Women’s Facility … awakening a liberating spirit that frees from the inside out of both literal prisons and the myriad prisons of our fears. Together we can ignite a flame of transformation that burns at the center of our personal lives and our collective soul.”

Gaialogues with Joanna Harcourt-Smith, inviting dreamers and activists to articulate their vision of the future rooted in a respectful understanding of the past.

Seasonal/Cosmic Matters

The Seasonal Moments/Sabbats – when, where, what – Archaeoastronomy 
and the Seasonal Moments for 2017

Sky View Cafe for knowing where and when to look for Moon and Her phases, and Sun’s risings and settings, and planets and much more – wherever you are on the Planet.

Indigenous Weather Knowledge – the specific seasonal changes and observances by specific indigenous peoples in a number of climatic zones across Australia. And specifically, a diagram for around Sydney D’harawal weather cycles

Astrovisuals … a great source of Astronomy Apps, Calendars, DVDs & Sky Maps: based in Australia. For beautiful videos on YouTube

Yin-Yang symbol and Chinese Earth tradition – representation of the entire celestial phenomenon. It contains the cycle of Sun, four seasons, 24-Segment Chi, the foundation of the I-Ching and the Chinese calendar.

Everything about Southern skies and more, and Seasonal dates and times – the Melbourne Planetarium … very helpful for getting into REAL time and space.

Calendar and Easter Topics … all about dating of “Easter” – which was originally “Eostar/Ostara” (Spring Equinox). Pagan Origins of Easter

Life Without Money by Anitra Nelson

Consciousness/Therapies and More

The Kolo: Women’s Cross-Cultural Collaboration – forensic psychotherapist Danica Anderson’s work with war victims. Anderson conducts her war trauma therapy worldwide and is founder of the non-profit organisation. Her book: Blood & Honey Icons: Biosemiotics & Bioculinary: The Pedagogy of South Slavic Women War

Sofia University: Transformative Transpersonal Education since 1975. Especially check their Women’s Spirituality Program

Judy Grahn’s book Blood, Bread and Roses: How Menstruation Created the World (Beacon 1993) freely available to read on-line. Judy Grahn also edits the journal Metaformia where her theories on consciousness continue to be developed.

Motherhood Initiative for Research and Community Involvement – newly launched feminist scholarly and activist organization on mothering-motherhood, developed from the former Association for Research on Mothering at York University (1998-2010).

Gender is not an Identity, it is a Tool of Patriarchy: a Feminist View of Gender-Identity Politics – an essay at Gender Critical Greens. Why sex really matters – a TED talk by David Page, Director of the Whitehead Institute and professor of biology at MIT: female and male cells are not interchangeable in the lab;  X and Y chromosomes are not only relevant within the reproductive tract, but throughout every cell in the body. And Dr. Marianne Legato’s Eve’s Rib (2003):  how women and men are fundamentally different in virtually every system of the body—from the composition of their saliva to the way their guts, brains, and hearts function. Doctor Legato is the editor of the first textbook on gender medicine, Principles of Gender-Specific Medicine, published for the scientific community by Elsevier in 2004. The second edition appeared in December, 2009. Dr. Legato is currently working on the third edition of the textbook, which will be released by the Academic Press in 2016. She is the founder and editor in chief of Gender Medicine, published for the scientific community.

The Study of Myth Forum – a generative space for conversation, vision and deepening the study of myth … sponsored by the Joseph Campbell Foundation OPUS Archives and Research Center, Pacifica Graduate Institute.

Green Earth Foundation – Ralph Metzner’s work: a non-profit educational organization devoted to healing and harmonizing the relationship between humans and the Earth. Ralph has been involved in consciousness research, including psychedelics, yoga, meditation and shamanism for over 45 years. Marija Gimbutas wrote the Foreword to his book TheWell of Remembrance – Rediscovering the Earth Wisdom Mythology of Northern Europe.

Women’s Quest offering a new paradigm in women’s development that is central to girls’ and women’s health, psycho-spiritual growth and women’s leadership – Alexandra Pope and Sjanie Hugo Wurlitzer.

Kerryn Coombs-Valeontis: Arts Therapist, Eco/Art Therapist, Horticultural Therapist, and Teacher. Kerryn crafts a range of workshops and retreats and camps in wilderness,  that awaken, inspire and rejuvenate, while deepening connection to self and our beautiful home,  the Earth.

BJ Long offers Speaker Mentor Services. Her major focus in 2016 is the launch of her one woman show ‘I am a Circle…Part 1 The Yggdrasil’- “a soul food event for women and celebrates their Divine Feminine Energy.”

Dead Good Guides – rites of passage training, examining the Hows and Whys of ceremony and celebration in a practical and experiential way … how both positive and negative life events can be distilled into myth and poetry and create meaningful rituals to contain them. For people interested in creating funerals, namings, partnership ceremonies, vow renewals, house blessings, coming of age ceremonies or darker occasions like illness, redundancy or divorce. The Dead Good Funerals Book by Sue Gill & John Fox, published by Engineers of the Imagination, 2004   

Spiritual Emergence Network Australia

Leadership and Social Transformation with Jean Houston @ Meridian University. Jean Houston holds doctoral degrees in both psychology and religion. Since 2002, Dr. Houston has been working with the United Nations Development Program, training leaders in developing cultures throughout the world in the field of Social Artistry.

Story Doctors – about the work of NZ Doctor Dr Brian Broom, an immunologist and psychotherapist, professor, author and educator – by artist and filmmaker Julie Cunningham.

Phoenix Institute of Victoria – Transpersonal and Holistic Education Service in Australia – for courses 2009

For parenting: The Continuum Concept website – the book and a related network. Also for but also for recovering from the adverse effects of a modern, “non-continuum” upbringing.

 Other Creative Connections – Poetry, Music, Writers, Spirit

Doula and Shamanic Craftswoman – Eloise Victoria: in service to Blue Mountains birthing families, at home or in hospital.

Tim Wheater  – a “sound alchemist” offering powerful music for healing and transformation.

Australia’s own Wendy Rule – beautiful poetry, voice and ritual music. An interview with Wendy at Untangled by Alana Helbig: Navigating the darkness by tuning into your centre

SKY … beautiful music that I have used in ritual processes and meditations -particularly his CD “Dreams”

Loreena McKennitt , a true Siren – who may call one safely through, to the Core of things.

Gaian Tarot … a lovely Earth-based Tarot deck … Joanna Powell Colbert.

Sacred Dance with Friedel Kloke-Eibl.

Celtic Spirituality – Dolores Whelan

Robin Morgan Poet, author, visionary. Her wisdom and Poetry is ovarian.

Blog with Joan Halifax, author of The Fruitful Darkness(1993), anthropologist, and now Zen Roshi, and founder, abbot, and head teacher of Upaya Zen Center.

Susan Griffin … this site has to be worth a visit because Susan has written the most beautiful work. Her “Woman and Nature: the Roaring Inside Her” (1978) is a classic, but there is more since then.

Irene Coates – author of The Seed Bearers and more – writer, artist, feminist

Tania Rose – beautiful music, especially her album Coral Sea Dreaming, the soundtrack for the award-winning documentary by that name.

Devotional and ecstatic music – Jennifer Berezan

Alice Walker‘s blog – author and activist, poet and novelist

Abigail Spinner McBride … trance-formative ritual music. Her home site: Spinner’s Web

Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu – inspiring and moving World music, from Australia’s heart.

Drumming and Rhythm Workshops: Jane Elworthy – East Coast Australia

Dance Brigade’s Dance Mission Theater – oh doesn’t this look wonderful! San Francisco.

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