Allysyn Kiplinger earned an M.A. in 2004 in Philosophy, Cosmology, and Consciousness (PCC) at California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) in San Francisco with Dr. Brian Swimme. Applied cosmology and environmental philosophy are the organizing passions of this cosmology expert's life. Self-employed since 1985, she has been a printer, a natural soap maker, a green-building renovator and a board member of ecological non profits. Her current passion is extending the practical cosmological vision of Thomas Berry. Aside from being an expert cosmology practitioner, she is also the editor of EcozoicTimes.Com, a news source and resource center for the emerging Ecozoic era.
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Edited and Maintained by cosmology expert Allysyn Kiplinger, M.A.
EcozoicTimes.Com is a news source and resource center for the emerging Ecozoic era.
The term "Ecozoic era" was coined by Thomas Berry in conversation with Brian Swimme for their book The Universe Story in order to describe the geologic era that Earth is entering – when humans live in a mutually enhancing relationship with Earth and the Earth community.
Earth is entering a new geologic era because the previous one, the Cenozoic era (spanning the last ~65 million years), has been terminated by the western-style industrialized human community in the late 19th, 20th, and early 21st century.
While not intending to change the course of evolution or change the chemistry or large scale cycles of the planet, we have indeed done so. We have been, as a civilization, simply paying attention to our own human needs, acting out of what Dr. Brian Swimme calls "local mind."
While many individuals of the last centuries have been aware of the effects our way of life has had on the Earth community, as a society we have been unable to see those effects. We have not been paying attention to how our activities have impacted the larger community of life and those structures and systems that support life.
The evolutionary dynamics that created Earth now include the conscious and unconscious actions of the human family.
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This business was started as a stubborn inspiration: while studying environmental philosophy in England in 1992 & 1993, I was introduced to the industrial use of hemp, hemp prohibition, and handmade, herbally-based soaps & cosmetics.
This unusual combination of influences followed me as I traveled around Europe and eventually returned home to California in the fall of 1993.
Not knowing I was starting a business, I began experimenting with recipes and eventually developed Artha Handmade Soap with Hemp Seed Oil.
"Artha" is Sanskrit (our Indo-European mother tongue) and means riches, abundance and wealth, and is the root of the word "earth."
Our name reflects our desire to draw upon our rich, abundant, healthy, often untapped inheritance.