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.
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.
Revisiting an old favorite: The Bodhisattva Check-in Anti-Oppression Resource Group members, aware that a European-colonizer mindset has informed much of the development of the WTR over the years, has been reviewing some classic WTR exercises. Most recently we reviewed and updated the Bodhisattva Check-in. This exercise helps us “See with New Eyes” as we reflect on […]
The books, Coming Back to Life, World as Lover, World as Self, and Thinking Like a Mountain, describe many forms of experiential group work relating to deep ecology, deep time, and despair and empowerment. The practices listed below are updated versions of the practices described in Coming Back to Life, by Joanna Macy and Molly Young Brown.
(Revised version by Molly Brown and Joanna Macy) (or Accepting the Challenges and Gifts of This Lifetime) (60 minutes) Using and growing our moral imagination, this process focuses on our own lives and helps us see how their basic features and conditions prepare us to take part in the healing of the world. Like climbing […]