The complexity and interdependence of ecosystems mean that exclusively human-centric social organizations pose an increasingly grave threat to non-human species and to the environment, as well as to indigenous human societies. Incorrect decisions made by the dominant human power structure can easily propagate and augment their impact. Decentralisation of power and “local” solutions seem to offer the only remedies that can avert us from imminent global destruction, writes Ukrainian eco-centrist Victor Postikov.
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Have you ever experienced a situation in which you meditate on an idea for some time and, surprisingly, acquire confirmations from various sources? Such coincidences brought Russian writer Victor Postnikov to the idea of ‘lost tactility,’ and the need for us to regain it through poetry and magic.
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Botswana-based writer Tom Holzinger suggests that the ultimate social goal for left bio-centrists is the turn or return to voluntary social and ecological communities as our primary form of organisation. Replacing capitalism then becomes a necessary means to this end, an intermediate goal.
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Alexander Blok (1880–1921) was one of the greatest Russian lyricists of the 20th century. A posthumous collection of his poetry became a constant source of inspiration for writer and translator Victor Postnikov. This small book of verse from his father’s library launched him on his quest to to preserve Russian poetry.
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The reason that we are in a climate emergency is that our western culture has been in a ‘cultural trance’ for about 60 years, drunk on oil and living in a delusional bubble. How do you tell someone that their house is on fire? Writer and Buddhist Dharmagaian Suzanne Duarte attempts to do just that.
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Some political commentators focus on differences between light and deep greens, while others stress the distinction between between left and right greens. Saskatchewan writer David Greenfield has identified nine distinct types of green, covering almost the full spectrum of political and ecological views.
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Newtonian science accepts the Cartesian chasm without critiquing it, writes Italian eco-centrist Guido Dalla Casa. His review of the major philosophical breakthroughs in western scientific thinking of the past century concludes that a new scientific paradigm that includes the natural world must arise.
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Russian poet/translator Viktor Postinikov found support for his eco-centric views among the spiritual and philosophical companions he encountered at the Findhorn eco-community in Scotland. He traces his path to discovering the “magic of Findhorn” at the community’s Exploring Community Life course in 2008.
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Global Warming For Dummies can raise a person’s general level of knowledge about climate change. But by offering solutions from an individualist perspective and promoting optimism in fighting climate change, Green Party leader Elizabeth May has chosen to play the Pollyanna, writes David Orton in this critical review.
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