Exploring Consciousness

Issue 256 • September/October 2009

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Quantum Leap

Consciousness is not merely a philosophical or scientific theory: it is a living reality.


Project Greenhands

Exploring the tree-based revolution of Tamil Nadu.

Elephant Ecosystems

Elephants once ranged throughout most of Asia, but now their habitat is reduced to isolated fragments.

Cracking the Nut

An indigenous tree that can reforest land and provide high-quality oil.

A Garden to Grow People

Transformational learning at Embercombe, Dartmoor.


Quantum Entanglement

We are all entangled in consciousness.

Evolutionary Habits

An interview with Rupert Sheldrake.

Natural Mind

Will humanity take a quantum leap in consciousness, to create a resilient future?

Indra's Net

In Indra's Net, the one is present in the all, and the all is present in the one.

God is not Dead

Quantum possibilities are created with the interjection of consciousness into physics.

Remaking the World

New scientific stories with which to reimagine our future.

Shamans, Yogis & Alchemists

Ancient tranformative teachings that can help us realise our potential.

At Death's Door

Death is a much more mysterious process than the mere switching-off of life.


Business for a Better World &

Recognising our ultimate interdependence with the natural world is a key to successful business.

The Arts

Art and Consciousness

The art we choose to make and buy represents the state of our collective psyche.

Waves of Joy

For Bauls of Bengal the ecstatic path of music is their way of life.

Mountain Affinity

Reflections on the work of Russian painter, Vladimir Zaitsev.


Deep Spirit - The Muse

Recognising the other forms of consciousness at work in the world.

The Occasional Didymus - Dead or Alive

The 'quantum' occassional Didymus.

Poetry - The Family of Things

Mary Oliver's poetry celebrates the utter and irreducible beauty of the ordinary world.

Short Story - Postponed Mangoes

Day after day the most delicious mangoes would be harvested, but none eaten.

Transition Time - Going Local

What do I miss from my old life? I miss out on bank statements, utility bills and traffic jams.

Recipes - Autumn Riches

Foraged foods and garden delights combine to create an unusual treat.

Letter from America - People of the Caribou

Stop what you are doing now, and do what your ancestors did.

A Sense of Place - Perpetual Salvage

Patience and slow observation are key to knowing a place well.

Gardening - Apples

Inspiring in blossom, nurturing in their yield, they are the very heart of our gardens.

Letters to the Editors

Members' Page - Are You an Earth Pilgrim?

Inspiration from Satish's new book, Earth Pilgrim.


The Matrix of Matter

The mind is the matrix of all matter.


Cosmic Memory

Review of The Akashic Experience: Science and the Cosmic Memory Field.

A Spur to Action

Review of A Renewable World: Policies, Practices and Technologies.

A Journey of Awakening

Review of The Living Universe: Where Are We? Who Are We? Where Are We Going?

Goodness of the Earth

Review of Essential Agrarian and Environmental Writings.

A Personal Painting Language

Review of Ivon Hitchens.

The Art of Art

Review of Seven Days in the Art World and Art and Upheaval: Artists on the World's Frontline.

The Ananda Experience

Review of Beauty.

God Consciousness

Review of The Third Jesus: How to Find Truth and Love in Today's World.

Dignified Independence

Review of Weeds and Wild Flowers.

A Vista of Spiritual Consciousness

Review of Imagining Place: Photographs of a Tall Grass Prairie.

Getting A Grip

Review of The Transition Timeline: For A Local Resilient Future.

Nature as Teacher

Review of Sense and Sustainability: Educating for a Low Carbon World.

Against Civilisation

Review of Time's Up! An Uncivilized Solution to a Global Crisis.

Unravelling The Great Work

Review of Mercurius: The Marriage of Heaven and Earth.

Web Exclusives

Article - Migrating Stones

Following your dreams can lead you on a journey of unexpected dimensions.

Review - Beyond Cultural Narrowness

Review of Betty Swanwick: Artist and Visionary.

Review - Evolution by Design

Review of The End of Money and the Future of Civilisation.

Review - Colour and Hope &

Review of Solsbury Hill: Chronicle of a Road Protest.

Review - Focused Minds

Review of Failsafe: Saving the Earth from Ourselves.

Review - Local Solutions

Review of Changing Course for Life: Local Solutions to Global Problems.

Review - Organic Money

Review of Inquiries Into the Nature of Slow Money: Investing As If Food, Farm, and Fertility Mattered.

Review - Solidarity Stories

Review of Dignity and Defiance: Stories from Bolivia’s Challenge to Globalization.

Review - The Art of Life

Review of Edward Carpenter: A Life of Liberty and Love.

Review - Transformation

Review of Out of Time: Poems 1998-2008.

Review - Troubled Waters

Review of Water Conflicts in India: A Million Revolts in the Making.

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