Here’s a great example of one woman’s artistic expression of the new cosmology. I first met Betty-Ann at a retreat about the new cosmology with Dr. Brian Swimme in California in 1999. Her playful wit and intense curiosity about the nature of the universe are beautifully presented in her new book called “Great Ball of Fire! A Poetic Telling of the Universe Story” (Mearth Press, 2010). I was recently able to speak with her about this newly published epic poem, as well as inquire about her inspiration and her thoughts about cosmology...
When I say love, I am not only talking about the biological elements that cause chemical attractions, what has been called the "science of love" such as the study of dopamine and pheromones, the physiological components to mating. But I am also concerned with the metaphysical components of lovemaking, the poetics of the science of love. This poetics not only connects one’s lover in a mind, body and soul with the other, but also to the cosmos, biosphere and noosphere giving us a profound meaning for union.
The universe itself—sun, moon, stars, planets and "all things under heaven"—comes to us with a numinous quality and awakens us in our inmost depths with the tenderness of a lover. We think of it as something infinitely larger than ourselves, whether we receive it as beauty, a dazzling light, Nirvana, or the presence of God.
Drew Dellinger is a spoken word poet, professor, writer, activist and founder of Poets for Global Justice. He has inspired minds and hearts at hundreds of events in many countries, performing poetry and keynoting on justice, ecology, cosmology, activism, democracy and compassion. He has spoken and performed at numerous conferences--including Bioneers, the Green Festival and The Dream Reborn--as well as colleges, poetry venues, protests and places of worship. Dellinger has shared podiums and stages with luminaries such as Alice Walker, Cornel West,& Robert F. Kennedy Jr.,& Danny Glover, Ani Difranco, Billy Bragg, Michael Franti, Eve Ensler, Chuck D, Paul Hawken, Van Jones and many others. http://www.drewdellinger.org
I love yoga – all kinds of yoga. Why? Because according to my yoga instructor, yoga postures were originally created to bring our physical body to a state of enlightenment through movement and breath. And guess what? It does.
I practice all styles of yoga: Anusara, Vinyasa, Ashtanga, Hot Flow, Iyengar, Bikram. They all offer so much. However, I have never been more challenged as I am in a Bikram class.
Right from the very beginning when this adorable children's picture book arrived in the mail we were hooked. It just beams like a ray of sunshine. This book is filled with love and light...
Editor's Note from Carol Lawrence & Stacy Toten: We really enjoyed reading and reviewing Vicki Scalzo's brand new children's book. The title says it all. Not only do the children get a gift of learning about their inner light, but they get to experience age appropriate pictures illustrated by their own peers. The elementary age illustrators will forever carry in their mind-set the inspiration and opportunity they had achieved at such a young age. This vibration will resonate within them long into their adulthood and hopefully help them realize the sky's the limit!
Rose is the flower of love, fragrance and beauty. Indeed nothing can beat this perfect gift on a valentine's day. Roses have impressed people of all age groups over ages. Though it has amazing medicinal value, it is often prized for its aesthetic value...
Editor's Note: Rose Gulkand is incredibly delicious, mouth-watering body coolant. It is an ideal alternative to regular jams as it is credited with many health benefits. Try this!
When you’ve only got a desert to work with, how does one become a farmer?
How about grow a highly sought after Chinese herb that happens to love the desert. That’s exactly what one desert nomad started doing in China’s unforgiving deserts of Inner Mongolia in 2003...
Editor's Note: Herbalist Cathy Margolin, LAc provides some interesting information about how Rou Cong Rong grows in this informative article.
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