For our next issue, in September 2022, we are seeking contributors from all over the world, particularly outside the US, to show how the Work That Reconnects or other related or more ancient deep ecology ritual and practices are helping people grapple with the many crises before us all, how to stay connected or reconnect with earth and each other, and how to prepare or refresh ourselves for our role in the healing of the world.
Deep Times Journal
The theme for our current issue of Deep Times, Unraveling Patriarchy and Shifting the Paradigm, is now available.
The response has been heart-warming. We are grateful for all the submissions, both the ones we used and the ones we had to turn away or set aside for a future issue. We’ve put together a rich array of articles, essays, poems and artwork that address the challenge of unraveling patriarchy and shifting the dominant paradigm to one of reverence and respect for all life, based on our radical interconnectedness with our fellow humans of all cultures, ancestry, and identities and with all beings of Earth.
This month we feature Molly Young Brown, whose contributions to the Work That Reconnects – including co-authoring Coming Back to Life – span decades. We join Molly in celebrating her 80th birthday, and with grateful hearts we honor her as she retires from her role as a Weaver of Work That Reconnects Network. Volunteer Kelsey Eaton interviewed Molly; this is what she learned.
As the Work That Reconnects Network continues to apply anti-oppression and decolonization frameworks to the Work That Reconnects, the Weaver’s team reflects on this season of gratitude and the opportunity to deepen our awareness and connection to the local Indigenous communities of the land we live with and Indigenous communities world wide. Read more…
In the next issue of Deep Times, we will examine patriarchy as one of the intersecting sub-systems of the “power-over” paradigm, which has deep and wide roots and branches in the idea of separation from the land and the superiority of humans.
We hope writers, poets, and artists steeped in the Work That Reconnects will be inspired to explore how the Work can help transform the patriarchal paradigm into one of respect and empowerment for all people, all genders, all skin colors, all cultures, all life.
In the most recent edition of Deep Times, “Sacred Wisdom, Sacred Earth,” we explore what might be called the “spiritual” roots of the Work That Reconnects. Our intention was to honor the wisdom traditions that have sustained so many people throughout history up to the present time as they have faced hardship, oppression, and collective trauma.
What is sacred to you? How does the sense of the sacred help us live in harmony or give us strength for activism? How are you grieving the loss of the sacred in today’s world? In what specific ways has the Work That Reconnects helped you connect to a sense of the sacred? Sacred Wisdom, […]
For the March 2021 issue, the editorial team invites explorations in essays, poetry, and images about building resilience out of personal and collective trauma, especially that experienced by BIPOC, women, LGBTQ2 people, people with limited income, and people with disabilities.
The state of the world today–climate disruption, racism, mass extinctions, politics and oppression of all kinds–is creating ongoing extreme stress and traumatizing millions of people. We, as WTR Facilitators, want to develop tools to work effectively with people living in a traumatized world. A group of WTR Facilitators is designing a webinar series for […]