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The spiritual warriorship of Occupy Wall Street

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I believe revolutions, when carried out in a particular spirit, can be a numinous act. An act of consciousness and of conscience. An act of sacred warriorship. I believe that what we are now witnessing, participating in, hoping and praying … Continue reading

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Guest artist: Lee Clockman

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Ground Truth There’s a drought in the rainforest. ~ Lee Clockman We call it brazil because the wood is red and resembles hot coals, and thus got the name of Brazil. But in order that in this respect we may vex the … Continue reading

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Guest artist: Dorothy Bunny Bowen

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Dorothy Bunny Bowen has lived in the arid high desert of New Mexico since 1967. She started as a painter and art historian and was a textile research associate at the Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe for … Continue reading

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Bolivia’s radical new law gives Mother Earth equal rights with humans

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In a radical move that we hope will have a massive ripple effect, Bolivia is set to pass the world’s first law granting all nature equal rights with human beings. According to reporter John Vidal, writing in The Guardian (UK), … Continue reading

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Meetings of the waters

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For centuries humans have recognized the special energies present at the places on the earth where different bodies of water meet and join. Shrines are built in these locations, ceremonies held, healings requested, offerings given and received. Here in northern … Continue reading

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The mermaids of Cuba

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In January 2010 I traveled to Cuba to research my book on the Cuban-American artist Ana Mendieta. I was enchanted by the whole cult of the mermaid–she is goddess, nymph, protectress and mother to many Cubans. Infused in the culture … Continue reading

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Guest artist: Gloria Longval

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My father drowned before I was born. My mother was three months pregnant with me, and she jumped in to try to save him. So these early works have the memory of water in them, in the palette I used. … Continue reading

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Guest artist: Charles Christopher

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I first went to Venice when I was fourteen years old. My parents were splitting up, and my mother took my sister and me on a trip to Italy. While they recovered from jet lag, I explored the labyrinthine calles … Continue reading

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The snowtrees of Helene Wurlitzer

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These snowtrees were my companions, my protectors and my teachers during what for me was a very important winter, in 2007-08. I had just spent most of a year living among ex-patriats and native Kachiquel Mayans in a village on … Continue reading

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Wateredges

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