Welcome to the Being Change Library.
Sit for a while, browse the books, watch a video, read an article.


Waking Up

Clarissa Pinkola Estes: Women Who Run With the Wolves
Sharon Blackie: If Women Rose Rooted and
Foxfire, Wolfskin & Other Stories of Shapeshifting Women
Tererai Trent: The Awakened Woman – Remembering & Igniting Our Sacred Dreams
Llewllyn Vaughan-Lee: The Return of the Feminine and the World Soul
Jean Shinoda Bolen: Artemis – The Indomitable Spirit in Everywoman
Marion Woodman & Elinor Dickson: Dancing in the Flames – the Dark Goddess in the Transformation of Consciousness
Elizabeth Lesser: Cassandra Speaks: When Women Are the Storytellers, the Human Story Changes

 Feeling the Pain

Joanna Macy: Coming Back To Life
Kathleen Dean Moore – Earth’s Wild Music
Francis Weller: The Wild Edge of Sorrow
Martin Prechtel: The Smell of Rain on Dust – Grief & Praise
Dahr Jamail: The End of Ice
Carolyn Baker: Sacred Demise, Navigating the Coming Chaos, Collapsing Consciously, and Love in the Age of Ecological Collapse
Stephen Harrod Buhner – Earth Grief: The Journey Into & Through Ecological Loss

Opening the “Mind”

Dahr Jamail & Stan Rushworth – We Are in the Middle of Forever: Indigenous Voices From Turtle Island on the Changing Earth
Trebbe Johnson: Radical Joy For Hard Times
Sherri Mitchell: Sacred Instructions – Indigenous Wisdom For Living Spirit-Based Change
Robin Wall Kimmerer: Braiding Sweetgrass
Arkan Lushwala: The Time of the Black Jaguar and Deer & Thunder – Indigenous Ways of Restoring the World
John Hausdoerffer, Ed. – What Kind of Ancestor Do You Want To Be
Danielle Dulsky: The Holy Wild – A Heathen Bible For the Untamed Woman
Catriona MacGregor: Partnering With Nature – The Wild Path to Reconnecting With the Earth
Micah Mortali – Rewilding: Meditations, Practices & Skills For Awakening in Nature
Deena Metzger – La Vieja (a Novel)

Reweaving the Web

Joanna Macy: A Wild Love For the World, Active Hope, and many more
Kathleen Dean Moore: Moral Ground and Great Tide Rising
Bill Plotkin: Soulcraft, Nature & the Human Soul, and Wild Mind,  and The Journey of Soul Initiation
Deena Metzger: Entering the Ghost River, From Grief to Vision and many more.
Polly Higgins: Eradicating Ecocide

Bringing Forth Worlds

Joe Brewer – The Design Pathway For Regenerating Earth
Tom Atlee: Reflections on Evolutionary Activism – Essays, Poems and Prayers From an Emerging Field of Sacred Social Change
Robert Akinson, ed.: Our Moment of Choice – Evolutionary Visions and Hope For the Future
Nina Simons: Nature, Culture & the Sacred – A Woman Listens For Leadership
Kathe Schaaf et al, Eds.: Women, Spirituality, & Transformative Leadership
Gregg Levoy: Callings – Finding & Following an Authentic Life
Andrew Harvey: The Hope and Savage Grace (with Carolyn Baker)
Terry Patten: A New Republic of the Heart – An Ethos For Revolutionaries
Scilla Elworthy: Pioneering the Possible – Awakened Leadership For a World That Works
Jean Shinoda Bolen: Like a Tree – How Trees, Women, and Tree People Can Save the Planet
Heather Plett: The Art of Holding Space: A Practice of Love, Liberation, and Leadership
Andrew Harvey & Carolyn Baker: Radical Regeneration – Birthing the New Human in the Age of Extinction


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.

About Place Journal  A literary journal published by the Black Earth Institute dedicated to re-forging the links between art and spirit, earth and society.

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


Placing Climate and Other Catastrophic Events Within a Larger Story – An Evening with Carolyn Baker
A spot-on description of our present times as an initiation. How will we respond?

Becoming Midwives
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.
Click here for a discussion guide.

Prasad For Women – A series of three meditations by Debra Roberts
“Fifth World Women Walking Upright”
“Women On the Verge of Their Hearts Breaking…Open”
“Fear, The Treasured Guest”