What would you do with your life if you didn’t have to worry about your source of income? Would you just sit around all day and do nothing with your life? Or would you spend your time following your dreams and doing something meaningful with your life? A 29 year old founder of a tech …
John Humphrey Noyes (1811-April 13, 1886) was an American preacher, radical religious philosopher, and utopian socialist. He founded the Putney, Oneida, and Wallingford Communities and is credited for having coined the term " free love". John Humphrey Noyes was born September 3, 1811 in Brattleboro, Vermont to John Noyes, who worked variously as a minister, teacher, businessman, and member of the U.S.
You are reading an article fromtheUnderstanding the sharing economy series, to read more about this you can visittheseries homepage. Where do you go when you feel hungry? Probably a restaurant or supermarket. What do you do when you need new clothes? Perhaps visit your favorite store. As the below i...
In 2006, while he was backpacking in Australia, the French photographer Antoine Bruysigned up with an international exchange program for volunteers who want to work on organic farms. The experience prompted a fascination with self-sufficient life styles, and, in particular, with people who have adopted them after having spent years in cities. From 2010 to 2013, Bruy travelled across a number of European mountain ranges, including the Carpathians and the Pyrenees, to document people who are trying to gain, in his words, “greater energy, food, economic, or social autonomy.” Next year, Bruy plans to continue his project, which he calls “Scrublands,” in the United States.
A few kilometers from the border of India, German photographer Karolin Klüppel discovered the tiny, isolated village of Mawlynnong where ‘girls rule the world’. Made up of only 92 dwellings in the East Khasi Hills, the town uniquely operates as a matrilinear society, each family’s lineage traced through the surname of the wife instead of …
The new Brooke Candy video is out—an epic piece of corporate artifice that depicts quite a lot about where we're at as a culture
Jerónimo M.M.'s insight:
"You can embrace the “light” and neuter yourself, but it’ll really just be an illusion. The shadow will come back—stronger this time, because it’s had to grow stronger to break free of its repression...."
All Kinds of Magic: A Quest for Meaning in a Material World, by Piers Moore Ede, Bloomsbury £16.99 288 pages, FT Bookshop price: £13.59 In his first book, Honey and Dust, travel writer Piers Moore Ede described ...
Naomi Klein's new book, This Changes Everything. The book is a wake-up call about the state of the environment. Ms. Klein argues that nothing else matters - war, pestilence, disease, economic collapse - if we don't have clean air to breathe and water to drink. But we seem to be sleep-walking en masse towards a point of no return.
Hacker elf Pavlik, 30, has been living moneyless and stateless for the past four years. But despite his choice to abstain from the money-driven rat race of the global economic system, he lives up to his nickname: "elf" works tirelessly.
I've altered my state of consciousness many times, and listened to a lot of talk about "ego death" and reaching the higher self. But many of us who take psychedelics regularly are altered-state addicts, and the ego is actually a beautiful thing.
"Owen clearly believed a new era in history was at hand. Would he be the chosen prophet to open the door to a socialistic Promised Land? In practical terms, how would the system work? How would free and equal privileges for all be translated into everyday reality? How would the common property be shared according to need? Owen had developed a proposal in England called Rules and Regulations of a Community, which he proposed to adapt to the specific set of circumstances in New Harmony...."
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Fascinating stories of early communal movements in the USA
The Shamanic View of Mental Illness In the shamanic view, mental illness signals “the birth of a healer,” explains Malidoma Patrice Somé. Thus, mental disorders are spiritual emergencies, spiritual crises, and need to be regarded as such to aid the healer in being born. What those in the West view as mental illness, the Dagara…
Brené Brown studies human connection -- our ability to empathize, belong, love. In a poignant, funny talk, she shares a deep insight from her research, one that sent her on a personal quest to know herself as well as to understand humanity. A talk to share. (Filmed at TEDxHouston.)
"The idea of back-to-the-country didn't work. But I think something deeper didn't work, and it haunts us today, even as it underlies a lot of what we do. The notion that you can build a community around shared style is a deeply bohemian notion. It runs through all sorts of bohemian worlds. The notion that if you just get the right technology you can then build a unified community is a notion that drove a lot of the rural communal efforts. They thought by changing technological regimes; by going to 19th century technologies; by making their own butter; sewing their own clothes — they would be able to build a new kind of community. What they discovered was that if you don't do politics — explicitly, directly, through parties, through organizations — if you don't pay attention to and articulate what's going on with real material power, communities fail."
Jerónimo M.M.'s insight:
"So I argue that there's a fantasy that haunts the internet, and it's haunted it for at least a decade. And it's the idea that if we just get the tools right and communicate effectively, we will be able to be intimate with one another and build the kinds of communities that don't exist outside, in the rest of our lives. And I think that's a deep failure and a fantasy."