The next visionary featured here is Elora Hardy...only now Elora's visions are now based in physical reality; she left her successful career in fashion to design and build bamboo houses with her family.
Watch Elora's TEDtalk below!
When we think of an advanced civilization we don't envision an exclusively technological world of shiny futuristic buildings and flying cars. We see a beautiful green world with the presence of humans and technology so subtly woven into the landscape that one would think that the earth is sprouting abodes for people. After all, humans are nature and all materials that we often berate as unnatural, like plastics, are all from the earth. The question is: how do we make use of it all more intelligently?
Here are some concept drawings from the VEGETAL CITY website.
Below is a TED talk given by the artist himself. Click on the 'CC' (closed caption tab) on the bottom right, as the talk is given in French.
by: Ella Wheeler Wilcox (November 5, 1850 -–October 30, 1919)
We will be posting Ella Wheeler Wilcox's poems consistently here on the site. Here is "Talk Happiness" from Whatever Is, Is Best - A collection of poems
THe huni kuin: Nilson Tuwe
Learning about the indigenous illuminates and grounds an individual. Meeting them, or just watching them, is a reminder of what is truly important. We mustn't chase money. We are to find creative ways to bring in wealth, so that we can maintain resources that ensure the Earth- a sanctuary in this little sector of the galaxy -remains fertile and abundant for future generations to thrive in.
We highly recommend watching all the videos below.
Tuwe gave us our first Kambo treatment in Brooklyn in 2013 during one of his stays in the US. We remember hearing him sing for the first time, and the first thing that happened to us was our mouths curved up into a smile.
It is a delight to watch videos of the Huni Kun, a sense of joy, simplicity and deep intelligence shines in the eyes of these people. Click on the read more tab to see more videos embedded in this post.
The psychedelic salon
It has been ten years now since Lorenzo Hagerty created the Psychedelic Salon. This courageous 73 year old has maintained and continues to host a donation supported podcast (online radio) series featuring brilliant minds speaking on such topics as philosophy, the art of living, the art the dying, psychedelics, plant medicines and many underrepresented news updates. Nothing is too taboo to discuss if coming from the heart. The mp3s are available as free downloads thus making for an illuminating, educational car ride whenever you choose to tune in!
This trio is sure to make you smile :)
We are inspired by them to play music for children and the inner child in everyone.
June 11th, 2015
Telluride is located in the Southwest corner of Colorado in a picturesque San Juan Mountain box canyon. The 35th Telluride Mushroom Festival--August 13 through August 15, 2015--with Pre-Conference Workshops on August 12th, celebrates all things fungi (all things mycology). Fungi, the under-appreciated Kingdom of the world, serve many purposes--from breaking down plant cellulose in nature to creating nutrients for plants, to serving as food and medicine for people, to acting as bio-remediators to filter and break down toxic land like oil spills and agricultural run off. This four day event covers it all! The Festival has hosted Nobel Prize laureates, anthropologists, medical doctors, professors, psychonauts, writers, chemists, thought-leaders, religious leaders, and others famous in their respective fields.
Horizons is an annual forum for learning about psychedelics in New York City. Its goal is to open a fresh dialogue on their role in medicine, culture, history, spirituality, and creativity. 2015 will be our ninth year.
During the 1960s, psychedelics entered worldwide popular culture. Fueled by the wild social dogmas of the era, recreational use become commonplace. Questions about their safety and value for were answered with myths and confusion spread by both their users, proponents, the media and the government.
In recent years, a small group of dedicated researchers and scholars have orchestrated a renaissance in psychedelic research and thought. Horizons brings together the brightest minds and the boldest voices of this movement to share their research, insights, and dreams for the future.
Here are links to great teachers and Evolutionaries past and present, who inspire us as "lights along the way."
"It's better to have a short life that is full of what you like doing, than a long life spent in a miserable way."
-Alan W. Watts