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The Axis & the Sycamore

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The Axis & the Sycamore

And this, our life, exempt from public haunt, finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, sermons in stones, and good in everything.

- William Shakespeare -

The Axis & the Sycamore

Sitting in his newly built tree-house, Paul Kingsnorth muses about the situation the world is in. German philosopher Karl Jaspers coined a term, the Axial Age, referring to an historical period when five distinct civilizations, those of Greece, Palestine, Persia, India, and China, experienced profound transformations, led by spiritual pioneers such as the Buddha, Plato, Socrates, Zarathustra, Elijah, Jeremiah, Confucius, and Lao Tzu. It was a period of collapse, which led to "the foundations upon which humanity still subsists today." Are we living through a second Axial Age? { read more }

Be The Change

Since everything has two sides, you might try seeing the other side of whatever seems confused, chaotic, or in need of serious contemplation. Is there perhaps a new point of view from which it can be digested?

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