• illusionsoverreality

    Why We Seek Illusions Over Reality

    Article Also featured on the Collective Evolution Shortly after the tulip bulb was introduced to Europe from the Ottoman Empire it found favor with Dutch high society. The humble tulip bulb rocketed in price. At the height of the mania one tulip bulb was equivalent to ten times the...
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    Forbidden Ideas the Mainstream Media Don’t Want to Discuss!

    A few years ago I had the good fortune to host the legendary Australian entrepreneur, Dick Smith, at a conference I organised in New Zealand.  Dick is founder of electronics store of the same name, as well as Australian Geographic Magazine and Dick Smith Foods? Over recent years Dick has...
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    The Philosophy of Permaculture Goes Hand in Hand with Oneness Thinking…

     Oneness Thinking  “All differences in this world are of degree, and not of kind, because oneness is the secret of everything.” Swami Vivekanada The great German mathematician George Ferdinand Ludwig Cantor pushed maths to new frontiers in the late eighteenth century as he tried to solve the equation of...
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    10 Reasons to Build Local Community Resilience

    10 Reasons to Build Community Resilience “Whether it is natural disasters, economic instability, resource constraints or unpredictable and damaging climatic events, the need for local resilience is becoming increasingly evident today. We have moved from a relatively localised economy to a largely global economy. Supply chain disruptions and geopolitical...
  • ecovillage

    What if everyone lived in an ‘ecovillage’?

    Article by: Dr Samuel Alexander, Research fellow, Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute, University of Melbourne We are used to hearing that if everyone lived in the same way as North Americans or Australians, we would need four or five planet Earths to sustain us. This sort of analysis is known as...
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    Climate change hastened ancient civilisations’ collapse…

    We republished this article a few years back and thought it might be worth revisiting for those that missed it as it is still relevant. Well worth the read… Article by: Sunanda Creagh from the Conversation Climate change sparked the political and economic turmoil that hastened the collapse of...
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    East Antarctica is Melting From Above and Below

    Published: December 16th, 2016, by Climate Central By Brian Kahn East Antarctica is remote even by Antarctic standards. Harsh winds and ocean currents have largely cut off the region from the rest of the world. That’s left its massive stores of ice largely intact, especially compared to West Antarctica...
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    Selfish Capitalism V’s The Planet

    Selfish Capitalism V’s The Planet Article by Andrew Martin While climate change, resource depletion and environmental degradation are decimating the planet at an alarming rate, one of the underlying purveyors of all this strife is rarely discussed, the economy and our capitalist system that promotes never ever ending growth...
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    Have we Reached Peak Consumerism? Something to Think About this Christmas!

    “In order to gain and to hold the esteem of men it is not sufficient merely to possess wealth or power. The wealth or power must be put in evidence, for esteem is awarded only on evidence.” Thorsten Veblen A successful lawyer parked his brand new Porsche Carrera GT...