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Eco-consciousness and the Rise of the Eco Warrior

Eco-consciousness and the Rise of the Eco Warrior

“Do not be too moral. You may cheat yourself out of much life. So aim above morality. Be not simply good; be good for something.” –Henry David Thoreau This article is about Nature versus Anti-nature. It’s about Natural Order versus the Great Lie. And it is about how to choose the right side, that is, the healthier side. What is anti-nature? It is the runaway train that we call industrial civilizat... »

Exploring Oneself Through Travel

Exploring Oneself Through Travel

“Our battered suitcases were piled on the sidewalk again; we had longer ways to go. But no matter, the road is life.” ~ Jack Kerouac, On the Road History witnessed that whenever a traveler pursued exploring, a new world emerged. Such is the power of traveling. Marco Polo voyages played a key role in introducing Central Asia and China to Europeans. Journeys of Christopher Columbus resulted in a con... »

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Aggrandized Ego, Alienated Soul: Contesting the Atrophy of Instinct in an Age of Anxiety

“Civilized man is in danger of losing all contact with the world of instinct –a danger that is still further increased by his living an urban existence in what seems to be a purely man-made environment. This loss of instinct is largely responsible for the pathological condition of our contemporary culture.” – Carl Jung We are living in a time of great transition. But what are we transitioning from... »

Yellow, the Colour of Hope and Luminosity

Yellow, the Colour of Hope and Luminosity

Some painters transform the sun into a yellow spot; others transform a yellow spot into the sun. ~ Pablo Picasso Yellow glows the most as compared to all the colors of the spectrum. The color catches sight faster in comparison to other colors. The color finds itself in interesting objects gifted to us by nature – lemon is a symbol of freshness whereas a sunflower stands for cheerfulness. The... »

The Tranquil Effect of Green

The Tranquil Effect of Green

“Green how I want you green. Green wind. Green branches.” — Federico Garcia Lorca Have you ever wondered why we feel rejuvenated and nurtured after spending time in the lap of nature? Lush greenery or endless meadows always has a soothing effect on the human mind. It’s the colour green doing the trick. Known to be the colour for poise, stability and harmony, Green creates equilibrium between the h... »

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Adopting an Eco-centric Perspective Over an Egocentric one ~ Become the Tipping Point, Part 1

“Nature is not mute; it is man who is deaf.” –Terence McKenna In his book The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference, Malcom Gladwell defined a tipping point as “a moment of critical mass, a threshold, a boiling point.” As it stands, we have over seven billion “little things that can make a big difference” walking around on this planet, each with the power to become a tiny tipp... »

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Saving Gaia: Disassembling the Man-machine

“Nature has neither core nor skin: she’s both at once outside and in.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. Wild nature and human nature are both becoming endangered species. As other species die all around us, lost forever in the biological ether, we seem to be quite fit in our survival. Indeed, we even seem to be prospering. But it is now becoming apparent that there’s a glaring sickness at... »

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Reuniting Psyche with Cosmos: Opening the Archetypal Eye

“We are the cosmos made conscious and life is the means by which the universe understands itself.” – Brian Cox We are not born into the world; we are born of it. We are of the earth, born out of her. Adam means “red earth” implying that man is bound to the earth by blood. Similarly, “human” refers to humus, which takes us back to the soil. The Incan word for “human body” was alpa camasca, which me... »

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Walk in the Forest to Heal Oneself

I have always been a nature lover, who appreciates spending time outdoors and soaking in the positive energy of the green surroundings. So I was simply thrilled when I came across a popular practice in Japan called ‘Shinrin-yoku’ which means ‘taking in the forest atmosphere’ also known as ‘forest bathing‘. Spending time in nature is healing energy for the mind, ... »

Fibonacci sequence in a sunflower

Understanding the Fibonacci Sequence and Golden Ratio

The Fibonacci Sequence The Fibonacci sequence is possibly the most simple recurrence relation occurring in nature. It is 0,1,1,2,3,5,8,13,21,34,55,89, 144… each number equals the sum of the two numbers before it, and the difference of the two numbers succeeding it. It is an infinite sequence which goes on forever as it develops. The Golden Ratio/Divine Ratio or Golden Mean - The quotient of ... »

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