Welcome to the Being Change Library.
Sit for a while, browse the books, watch a video, read an article.
Carolyn Baker: Sacred Demise, Navigating the Coming Chaos, Collapsing Consciously, Love in the Age of Ecological Collapse
Deb Ozarko: Beyond Hope – Letting Go of a World in Collapse
Mary Pipher: The Green Boat
Feeling the Pain
Joanna Macy: Coming Back To Life, Active Hope and many more
Francis Weller: The Wild Edge of Sorrow
Martin Prechtel: The Smell of Rain on Dust – Grief & Praise
Opening the “Mind”
Trebbe Johnson: Radical Joy For Hard Times
Arkan Lushwala: The Time of the Black Jaguar, Deer & Thunder – Indigenous Ways of Restoring the Worlda
Melissa Tuckey: Ghost Fishing – An Eco-Justice Poetry Anthology
Bill Plotkin: Soulcraft, Nature & the Human Soul, Wild Mind
Claire Dunn: My Year Without Matches
Charles Eisenstein: A More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know Is Possible, Climate: A New Story
Danielle Dulsky: The Holy Wild – A Heathen Bible For the Untamed Woman
Reweaving the Web
Kathleen Dean Moore: Moral Ground, Great Tide Rising
Deena Metzger: Entering the Ghost River, From Grief to Vision and many more.
Bringing Forth Worlds
Nina Simons: Nature, Culture & the Sacred – A Woman Listens For Leadership
Gregg Levoy: Callings – Finding & Following an Authentic Life
Andrew Harvey: The Hope, Savage Grace (with Carolyn Baker)
Margaret Wheatley: So Far From Home, Who Do We Choose To Be? and many more
Terry Patten: A New Republic of the Heart – An Ethos For Revolutionaries
Emergence Magazine It has always been a radical act to share stories during dark times. They are a regenerative space of creation and renewal. As we experience the desecration of our lands and waters, the extinguishing of species, and a loss of sacred connection to the earth, we look to emerging stories. In them we find the timeless connections between ecology, culture, and spirituality. Each issue features a theme explored through innovative digital media as well as the written word.
Dark Matter – Women Witnessing Dark Matter publishes writing and visual art created in response to an age of massive species loss and ecological collapse. It’s a home for dreams, visions, and communications with the nonhuman world – especially those with messages for how we might begin to heal our broken relationship to the Earth. As most of the world goes on with business as usual, others are asking: “How shall we live in these times?” Dark Matter is a home for the voices of these others.
Deep Times A Journal of the Work That Reconnects
What Can I Do To Stop the Dying? by Kathleen Dean Moore
It’s Wrong To Wreck the World: Thirteen Reasons Why by Kathleen Dean Moore & Michael Nelson
Walking With the Earth – by Thich Nhat Hanh
As the Climate Collapses, We Ask: “How Then Shall We Live?” by Dahr Jamail & Barbara Cecil
Interview with Culture Designer Joe Brewer on understanding the context of the complex times we are living in. This articulates perfectly the essence of what Being Change means by “hospicing and midwife-ing” in the Great Turning.
Caretakers Of Life is a 5 part video series with messages from Peruvian ceremonial leader, Arkan Lushwala. For a deeper exploration into these messages, you can read his book The Time Of The Black Jaguar.
Natural Heros – Joanna Macy & the Great Turning
Joanna shares her understanding of these times we live in, when everything we treasure seems to be at risk. But it is not a film about despair. Instead, it is about the opportunity we have to come alive to our truest power, to “look straight into the face of our time, which is the biggest gift we can give,” and to participate in the Great Turning.
Oil Sands Fly Over: My Memory Forever with Jennifer Berezan, Joanna Macy and Anne Symens-Bucher
Jennifer, Joanna and Anne bear witness to Alberta’s Oil Sands. In response to the experience, Jennifer, singer songwriter native to Alberta, wrote “My Memory Forever”, expressing her deep concern regarding oil sands expansion across Canada’s Boreal Forest.
Soul Initiation, Nature Mysticism, and the Unfolding Cosmos with Bill Plotkin & Geneen Marie Haugen at Schumacher College, Totnes, UK.
Pale Blue Dot – Carl Sagan
Watch this if you ever forget how precious is our Earth. Profoundly moving.
A Call to Life – Variations on a Theme of Extinction
A powerful call to action on global warming and mass extinction, “A Call to Life” is a collaboration between concert pianist, Rachelle McCabe, and writer/philosopher, Kathleen Dean Moore. Harnessing a formidable piece of music to address formidable global issues, McCabe performs Sergei Rachmaninoff’s “Variations on a Theme from Corelli,” giving voice to humanity’s grief and ferocious hope. Moore weaves words between the variations, creating a work of art that opens people’s hearts without breaking them.
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