Issue 255 • July/August 2009
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The sacred Earth is a gracious host, but are we prepared to be pilgrim guests rather than tourists?
Why 350 is the most important number in the world.
Language Nests • Nick Hunt
Indigenous languages are a vital storehouse of knowledge.
Life as we know it could be wiped out if one species of insect vanishes from our countryside.
Living Within Our Means • Jonathon Porritt
The solution to the ultimate recession lies in sustainable capitalism.
The Mother of Beauty • John Daniel
We grow from the compost of those who have died.
As Death Approaches • Susan Deborah King
I can't believe I'm laughing.
Sacred sites are like a network of acupunture points across the Earth.
A passion for riding waves is the perfect way to nurture an ecological conscience.
Human beings can return to the place where the spirit keepers live.
Laws of Origin • Silvia Gomez & Nelson Ortiz
An interview with Macuna Indians from the Colombian Amazon.
The Kiss of Death • Christopher McLeod
Cultivating respect for local traditions amongst tourists to North American sacred sites.
The Eye of Reverence • Josep-Maria Mallarach
The sacred landscapes and seascapes of ancient Europe can still be seen by those prepared to look beyond the usual tourist experience.
Farm Freedom • Peter Melchett
Genetically modified plants and animals have fallen far short of scientists' predictions.
Zero Waste • Robin Murray
Our waste is the shadow side of our economy, not the mark of a civilised society.
The bottom-up participatory process that is the Transition Movement.
The Green Response • Nick Robins & Tony Juniper
A green perspective on the current state of our economy.
Has the dislocation of 'world music' from its context led to multicultural mediocrity?
Angels, Birds and Journeys • Andy Christian
John Maltby's original and imaginative forms and symbols.
Poetry - New Voices • Peter Abbs
An Anthology of new poetry.
Finding solace in the Sinai desert.
Slow Travel - Sahara's Eternal Mirror • Stephanie Strong
Real travel is about being present, feeling alive and relishing every moment.
Short Story - The Lake Fisherman • Caspar Walsh
A stunning lakescape covered in ever-shifting light, wind and rain which lured me back time after time.
Nature Writers - Hymn to Biodiversity • Richard Mabey
The hypnotic rhythms and luminous incantations of the 18th-century poet Christopher Smart.
Pioneers - Awakening the World • Leo Hickman
Tackling climate change takes more than just purchasing an electric car.
The Occasional Didymus - Intensive Care • John Moat
Reflections on over population and heatlhcare.
Letters to the Editors - Architectural Aesthetics
Sacred Places: Sites of Spiritual Pilgrimage.
The Phoenix Economy: 50 Pioneers in the Business of Social Innovation.
The Green Collar Economy: How One Solution Can Fix Our Two Biggest Problems.
The Vanishing Face of Gaia: A Final Warning.
Connermara: The Last Pool of Darkness.
Hiddenness, Uncertainty, Surprise: Three Generative Energies of Poetry.
Elephants once ranged throughout most of Asia, but now their habitat is reduced to isolated fragments.
In Ethiopia people are embracing local and ecological knowledge to protect and enhance the integrity of their land.
Integrating human beings with their non-human parents.
Sacred sites are the acupunture points of the planet.
Plant Lives: Borderline Beings in Indian Traditions.
Sustainability by Design: A Subversive Strategy for Tranforming our Consumer Culture.
Hope and the Magic Martian.
The World We Have: A Buddhist Approach to Peace and Ecology.
Sustainable Energy - Without the Hot Air.
Soil Not Oil: Climate Change, Peak Oil and Food Insecurity.
Zoro’s Field: My Life in the Appalachian Woods.
Slow-tech: Manifesto for an Over-wound World.
Jill Paine: A Life Inspired by Nature, Art and Spirituality.
Grace: Pilgrimage for a Future without War.
How the Rich are Destroying the Earth.