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In less than 150 years, industrialization has dramatically affected the planet and the way we live. As the world grapples with crisis related to the unsustainability of our present practices it is necessary that we fully understand and meet these challenges if we are to survive. We plan to embrace and explore traditional perspectives of our relationship with nature as a source of knowledge to help us deal with the critical environmental challenges facing the world today.

Our Stories
As human beings of distinct cultures, we all have, or in some cases, we all had, our ancient stories. In many parts of the world, in many cultures of origin, those stories are being forgotten. But the stories form an important part of the human experience and memory. The ancient stories are still alive and well in nature, in the fire, earth, air, water, sun, moon and stars, waiting patiently for humans to acknowledge the lessons learned in the past in hopes that we will not only learn those lessons, but remember them so that we do not have to continually repeat them over and over again. The lessons are becoming ever more dangerous, the conditions that allow for life on earth, ever more toxic. It is time to awaken from the slumber. Our stories are not simply folkloric quaint old tales from long ago. They are critically important and poignant teachings that remind us that all life is interconnected and interdependent. What we do to others, we do to ourselves. What we do to nature, we do to ourselves. Indigenous peoples all over the world still hold the memory of their ancient stories and it is time to share.

We are forgetting how our fire, earth, water, food and air are critical to our survival. We are losing our connection to how our food is grown, where it comes from, who is growing it and how, and how it is being tampered with by human hands and contaminated indirectly by the degradation of our environment.

What is the journey of our food? What is the journey of our water? What and who is it going through before it gets to us? In what condition does it arrive? How many people really know where their food and water come from? What are the ancient understandings of the spirit of the elements?

All life, every aspect of the natural world is our mirror reflecting back to us key insights into our own state of being. Sometimes these reflections are subtle; other times they are glaringly obvious.


Water is life. It is something that every human being on the planet needs to survive. We need it to drink. We need it to grow food. We need to bathe. Water is the most important resource on the planet and the issues around water affect all of us. Water is being abused and disregarded in monumental ways that are deeply impacting the quality of life and health of our entire planet. We are not separate. We are not protected from the tragedy occurring across the street, across town, across the country or on the other side of the world. We are all connected. Perhaps the positive side of this latest nuclear disaster, Fukushima, will remind us that indeed we are all connected. Hopefully we can all wake up in time. 


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