To commune may be one of the deepest tendencies of the Universe (Swimme, Tucker, Journey of the Universe, 2011 p 51). The quality of evening light at this time of seasonal transition awakens the longing to commune with the more than human world. It invites a certain stillness, basking in the soft glow at dusk. It signals the end of summer fruitfulness, slowing activity, increasing darkness. It lures us into that reflective space where the creativity for emerging futures is born. Never before in the story of our planet has there been such a need for the manifestation of this creative power. Let us take every opportunity to nurture this quality within us and allow its fruits to be in harmony with the larger creativity of the Universe process. All children of the future are dependent on it for their very survival.
We seek to learn new ways.
Are you interested in deepening your understanding and experience of yourself as part of an interconnected, Earth community? Join a small group of fellow explorers ‘Growing our Ecological Identity’. Tuesdays, April 10, 17, 24. May 1,8,15. 1.30 – 4.30 p.m. Treacy Centre, 126 The Avenue, Parkville. For more information and registration contact Pat: firstname.lastname@example.org, ph. 83590107. Download our program brochure Program 2012 or visit the website for program details and registration form: http://earthsong.org.au/
The Gifts of the Universe: living into gratefulness. Register now for this event made possible by Dr Larry Edwards’ first visit to Australia, jointly sponsored by EarthSong, The Centre for Ecology and Spirituality Glenburn, and Edmund Rice Centre ‘Amberley’. Click here for details: The Gifts of the Universe
We are being called into a new place
EARTH HOUR – 31 MARCH 2012: http://www.earthhour.org/
EARTH Hour is about to go beyond the Earth, with the International Space Station crew promising to turn off or dim non-essential lights on March 31. The space station orbits the Earth 15 times a day at altitudes of between 300 and 400 kilometres. Dutch astronaut Andre Kuipers will provide live commentary as lights go off around the globe at 8.30pm local time. In Australia there are about 2000 businesses, organisations and councils signed up so far. The number of businesses and groups committing to the event is growing. Why not turn off your lights on Saturday night?
Towards Earth Literacy
Replete with stunning images of exploration sites and fossils, Frozen in Time:Prehistoric Life in Antarctica provides a comprehensive overview of the fossil record of Antarctica. For those interested in the radical changes occurring in Antarctica in a geological ‘blink of an eye’ this book is a must read. For those who want to be drawn into the beauty of this wild continent the images and photographs will inspire. Authors: Jeffrey Stilwell, John A Long, CSIRO Publishing, Collingwood, 2011.