Thomas Cole — The Garden of Eden

It’s not lost. We can still make it. It never died. The wave never broke, it just pulled back for a second round.

Here, listen to this:

It’s like a big trip you see; there are these moments when everything seems to be sober and lucid again and you swear you never ate any mushrooms to begin with and it’s all just an ordinary Saturday night; but then you catch sight of the fraying on the edge of the rug and your eyes get pulled over towards the patterns on the corner and before you know it you’re flying…

Thomas Cole — “The Voyage of Life (Youth)”

I was shocked and saddened to hear the tragic news of Kilindi’s passing in April this year from COVID-19. He was truly a unique human being, a frontiersman of the highest degree, a runner of edges and a cartographer of veiled beauty.

Since then, I have been searching through my archives for an interview with Kilindi, and at long last it has turned up. I conducted this interview in February 2015, and it was originally hosted on my now defunct tumblr blog, The Third Eye. …

Hi all,

This is a general list of links and useful resources for anyone interested in refuting the rising tide of capitalist and right-wing/conservative discourse. It was originally conceived as a resource guide for climate activism, but will hopefully grow beyond that to cover the widest array of resources related to civil liberation, non-violent protest and action, and the creation of a fairer, more ethical and more just political and economic system.

Increasingly, policies and ideologies which have in the past resulted in the violent deaths of millions are being spruiked as rational and necessary solutions to the struggles and…

We would do well to remember, amidst the torrent of false equivalences falling from the pens of the self-appointed arbiters of “liberalism” and “freedom of thought”, that the majority of the world’s voices have been “canceled” since time immemorial and still are today.

There has been a string of editorials and opinion pieces in the last few weeks lamenting this apparently ubiquitous and toxic phenomena, ascribed variously to the “far left”, “progressives”, “extremists” and so on; each article claiming to speak from a position of tolerance and respect for the ideals of free speech, the right to make creative mistakes…

“I believe in God, only I spell it Nature.”

- Frank Lloyd Wright

“The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.”

- John Muir

“In wildness is the preservation of the world”

- Henry David Thoreau

“The wise man knows that it is better to sit on the banks of a mountain stream than to be emperor of the whole world.”

- Zhuangzi

“He who loves the world as his body may be entrusted with the empire.”

- Lao Tzu

“Trees are sanctuaries. Whoever knows how to speak to them, whoever knows how to listen to them…

Thich Nhat Hanh

First, a call to all those who aren’t convinced by the science or the evidence from people living and dying on the front lines of this crisis: I want to challenge you to reassess your ideas about this situation, to reconsider the available data, and to act in accordance with Buddhist ethics.

I hear your concerns, and I understand that there are many competing views on this subject. I’d like to invite you to consider the information to come and to take some time to reflect and engage emotionally and rationally with what’s there, in the hope that we can…

These are our lungs. Without them, we strangle. This is why we are taking action.

An open source template for responding to those who are not convinced that we are in a climate emergency. Please edit and distribute as you see fit, and as always; tell the truth, the whole truth, and speak with kindness.

I want to challenge you to reassess your ideas about this situation, to reconsider the available evidence, and to act in accordance with your highest personal ethics. I hear your concerns, and I understand that there are many competing views on this subject. I’d like to invite you to consider the information to come and to take some time to…

Are psychedelics the best tool we have at our disposal to deal with the various issues we now face as individual human beings and as a species?

Let’s find out.

“The causes of the crisis are political, economic, legal and cultural systemic issues but underneath that are issues of human trauma, powerlessness, scarcity and separation. The system resides within us and the psychedelic medicines are opportunities to help us shift our consciousness,”

“Psychedelics are illegal not because a loving government is concerned that you may jump out of a third story window. Psychedelics are…


Today I walked halfway up a mountain listening to the words of Thich Nhat Hanh, who is a peace activist, poet, and a Buddha; or at the very least a great Bodhisattva.

As the hill under my feet lifted me over the canopy, Thay, as he is affectionately known, recounted the times of war in Vietnam. …

Albert Bierstadt, “Among the Sierra Nevada, California”

There have been rumblings from those with vested interests in the status quo about the so-called “problematic” associations of anti-capitalism with the environmental movement. It is my intent in this piece to give some sense of why any successful, and more importantly, why any honest environmental justice movement must necessarily be anti-capitalist; and more broadly speaking why ethical persons ought to be anti-capitalist as a matter of course.

Capitalism has not lifted millions out of poverty, in fact it has increased poverty globally through a process of displacement, warfare, genocide, slavery and the theft of land and resources from traditional…

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