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The Integral Landscape Café
Internal & External Landscapes:  Integral multiple Perspectives on Emergence, Transformation and new Mindsets in Sustainability
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21 Photos Of Nature Winning The Battle Against Civilization

21 Photos Of Nature Winning The Battle Against Civilization | The Integral Landscape Café | Scoop.it
As solid and unshakable as we think our civilization is, its grip on nature is tenuous at best. If any cracks appear in the faces of our buildings or our machines, nature is quick to move in and take over. With this in mind, here are 21 photos of places and things that nature is in the process of reclaiming.
Anne Caspari's insight:

I love this. As soon as we turn around, nature is instantly regenerating. 

 

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Ecopsychology 101: James Hillman and the pain of community loss

Ecopsychology 101: James Hillman and the pain of community loss | The Integral Landscape Café | Scoop.it

Ecopsychology, as propounded by James Hillman, a therapist based in northeast Connecticut, seeks to redefine the goals of psychology by paying heed to the health of one's environment just as one would the pathology of one's family. "Psychology, so dedicated to awakening human consciousness, needs to wake itself up to one of the most ancient human truths: we cannot be studied or cured apart from the planet."

 

"When a farm is subdeveloped, acres of trees go down or there's an oil spill in town, you feel it deeply and it goes on in you for so long, every time you walk past that place," said Hillman, who has successfully fought road extensions and subdevelopments in his town. "That never comes into consciousness. It is never talked about on the community level. People all know this inside their bodies. That's the horror. It hurts. When I see old healthy trees go down it hurts."

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Eva Rider's curator insight, August 25, 2014 3:36 PM

More and more relevant moment by moment in our time

 

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Andy Goldsworthy

One of Andy Goldsworthy's projects...

 

 

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again and again, deeply enchanting to watch the grand master play with nature elements and going subtle. 

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One Earth. One Voice.: Song, Symbol, Imagination and Life As Metaphor at a Time of Planetary Crisis

One Earth. One Voice.: Song, Symbol, Imagination and Life As Metaphor at a Time of Planetary Crisis | The Integral Landscape Café | Scoop.it
What we are experiencing is a crisis of imagination, struggling with immense fears to let go of the way we have done things on earth until now, to embrace the vast unknown of those new models of living that are the only sustainable ways forward.
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"Nature doesn't shout. She never will. Nature will, however -- and is -- heaving in her utter exhaustion and in an attempt to restore balance to her systems -- to her body. In the end, there is no negotiating with her law. We are either in alignment with it, or we are not. If we choose to stay misaligned, we do so at our own peril. That it is this same law which brought our species into being in the first place only adds to the agonizing poignance of this critical decision-point time in the history of the earth. In short, it is the most fragile time our earth has ever faced, and our species holds the key to its resolution, one way or another. We literally, and figuratively, hold this beautiful, fragile earth in our hands." 

 

...thanks to Paul Hawken for posting this.  

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Nature Mysticism: The Re-Enchantment of the World

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Many of us already know Susanne Cook-Greuter as one of the Integral movement's most beloved scholars and authorities on mature adult development. But it's not all developmental structures and tiers and fulcrums for Susanne.

 

As a spiritual teacher, you won't find anyone more indifferent, ruthless, and amoral than Mother Nature. Then again, you won't find anyone quite as vital, honest, or beautiful either. There is an undeniable neutrality running throughout Nature—it's easy to imagine Her quietly laughing to Herself as we try to project our own limited narratives of meaning and morality onto Her, or when we try to imagine ourselves as being somehow separate from the natural world.

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A Morning Prayer And The Call Of The Earth

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As Rumi says, "I never knew that God too desires us."

And now the earth is calling. I can sense it in the early morning, in the white flashing of the egret's wings, in the fragrance of the wild roses. The earth needs us to remember its divine nature: it needs our prayers. Something sacred in the world is dying and needs our attention

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21 Unforgettable Examples of Land Art - My Modern Metropolis

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Starting May 27 and continuing until September 3, 2012, the Museum of Contemporary Art (or MOCA) in Los Angeles will be presenting Ends of the Earth: Land Art… (21 Unforgettable Examples of Land Art - My Modern Metropolis
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Rivers and Tides 1.flv

The wonderful and beautiful video of the work of Andy Goldsworthy. This incredible video shows the genius life and process of Andy Goldsworthy and his remark...
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Beyond environment: falling back in love with Mother Earth

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Thich Nhat Hanh explains why mindfulness and a spiritual revolution rather than economics is needed to protect nature and limit climate change...
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Pavement | La Forza della Natura

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La Forza della Natura Nature, in the broadest sense, is equivalent to the natural world, physical world, or material world. "Nature" refers to the phenomena of the physical world, and also to life in general.
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Dengine - Land Art — Andy Goldsworthy

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Land Art — Andy Goldsworthy...
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Anne Caspari's comment, January 23, 2013 12:47 PM
love his work.
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Landscape-Blended Architecture

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liyuan library - The 'Liyuan Library' building, designed by Li Xiaodong, proves that simple materials create complex structures. The project, located in the village...
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Women Moving the Edge 10 – Poetic response from the world

Women Moving the Edge 10 – Poetic response from the world | The Integral Landscape Café | Scoop.it
Just as we were starting to prepare for the gathering, Ria came upon the work of Australian eco-philosopher Freya Mathews, in particular her work on ontopoetics, which she defines as the 'poetic st...
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George Monbiot: For more wonder, rewild the world | Video on TED.com

Wolves were once native to the US' Yellowstone National Park -- until hunting wiped them out.
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Anne Caspari's comment, September 10, 2013 2:55 PM
cool to hear about all the effect ripples in Yellostone; not so sure about the last bit, maybe he is referring to the Elephant in the room...:-)
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Andy Goldsworthy: a little tribute

just a few of my favourite pieces from my favourite artist (Land Art : Andy Goldsworthy: a little tribute: http://t.co/ftfBv8n42G via @youtube #Landart)...
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no words. 

 

and take some quality time to watch Rivers and Tides, if you haven't already done so. Just beautiful. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kGFOLChNOak&feature=youtu.be

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The conundrum at the heart of sustainability

The conundrum at the heart of sustainability | The Integral Landscape Café | Scoop.it
Feelings of disconnection from the planet and its problems are preventing people from investing in change
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Anne Caspari's curator insight, March 4, 2013 4:21 AM

right questions, not quite getting the answers together yet. What if the solution was not only in evolving world views, but at the same time in involutionary processes to solve deep rooted (different "direction"; all the way down) issues in our relationship to nature...? 

Kim Davis's comment, March 13, 2013 2:42 AM
Sustainability: the concept self-aware species invent as they eventually realize individualistic short-term aims of their members conflict with collective organizational long-term aspirations, once key resources get exhausted and their costs, as well as waste, rise above tipping points.

This is a normal stage of consciousness training in all species throughout the multiverse, as consciousness evolves from pre-conscious single organism to post-conscious multi-organism. The feedback mechanism is designed in such a way that as the challenge rises from deviations that are the fruit of individual egoism, the negative outcomes these deviations create act as forces to curb self-absorption, thus creating an awareness space in which solutions stemming from a collaborative system respectful of the web of life (including of its self-aware members) can eventually flourish.

Thus has a higher-level consciousness the ability to collectively form from - and beyond - its individualistic roots.
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Le Land Art de Cornelia Konrads | WALL magazine – Daily art news

Le Land Art de Cornelia Konrads | WALL magazine – Daily art news | The Integral Landscape Café | Scoop.it
Le Land Art de Cornelia Konrads http://t.co/mvX0CYLF
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Anne Caspari's comment, January 23, 2013 12:08 PM
I have always liked playing with the concept of gravity. Like gravitational anomalies, sideways gravity pockets etc. This is also nice.
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Interesting call for papers: Ecopoetics

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Call for Papers: Conference on Ecopoetics February 22-24, 2013 University of California, Berkeley (Berkeley, CA) Contact and submissions e-mail: ecopoetics.conference@gmail.com Deadline for panel a...
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The Arabian leopard - what grace, strength and beauty

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“The leopard has the grace of complete awareness, with all its tensions in its pointed eyes. The lion’s gaze is merely baleful; that of the leopard is malevolent, a distillation of the trapped fear that is true savagery… Under a whistling thorn the leopard lay, gold coat on fire in the sinking sun, as if imagining that so long as it lay still it was unseen.” P .Matthiessen 

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Erotic Evolution: Birds of Paradise

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One of the things I love about evolutionary theory is just how sexy or erotic it is. From evolutionary you learn just what sexy beasts there are out there in the world. It really ticks me off when ...
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Landscape Optimism: Chris Reed on Landscape Urbanism: Places: Design Observer

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Ingenious Land Art - wave avenue

Ingenious Land Art - wave avenue | The Integral Landscape Café | Scoop.it

Walter Mason, an artist based in Germany, does land art that's delicate and subtle. 

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Whitehead and Ecology (excerpt 1)

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The following essay is about re-visioning what ecology might mean for 21st century humans. In particular, its about thinking through what ecology means in the context of Alfred North Whitehead’s ...
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TEDxJacksonHole - Nona Yehia & Jefferson Ellinger - New Architectures: Nature and Phenomena | News | Archinect

TEDxJacksonHole - Nona Yehia & Jefferson Ellinger - New Architectures: Nature and Phenomena | News | Archinect | The Integral Landscape Café | Scoop.it
Nona Yehia and Jefferson Ellinger established the architectural firm, Ellinger/Yehia Design LLC in 2003 to investigate links between architecture, landscape and technology.
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Six Problems in Thinking Nature-Culture Interactions

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Here I am discussing Michael Carolan's paper Society, Biology, and Ecology: Bringing Nature Back Into Sociology's Disciplinary Narrative Through Critical Realism. 

 

#Heavy duty philosophical; epistemological and ontological essay; very interesting reading if applied not only to nature vs culture but on the manifestation of both: Landscapes. AC 

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