"The literature of the near future will probably ignore the country and seek inspiration from the town. . . and those who care for the earth with sincerity may wait long ere the pendulum swings back to her again." E.M. Forster, 1910

RELEVANT READING, GLORIOUS SOULS & BEAUTIFUL PLACES

This list grows like a good garden. It is well tended.

TRAININGS
(or who is alive and can help you right now.)

Charles Davies, Very Clear Ideas, Clearing the Way and Identity Yoga
Max StJohn, How to Fight Well, Working With Needs and The Needs Cards
Kashyapi Ando, The Way of the Poet
Louis Weinstock, Community of Radical Alchemists

TRADITIONS & MOVEMENTS
(or a list of long dead friends and allies.)

Vanessa Bell & Duncan Grant, Charleston House
Virginia Woolf & Leonard Woolf, The Hogarth Press
The Bloomsbury Group
The Blue Stockings
Shunryu Suzuki, Soto Zen
The Arts and Crafts Movement

INFLUENTIAL TEXTS

Mary C. Earle, The Desert Mothers: Spiritual Practices from the Women of the Wilderness
Wendell Berry, It All Turns on Affection
Cacilda Jethá & Christopher Ryan, 
Dougald Hine & Paul Kingsnorth, Uncivilisation: The Dark Mountain Manifesto
C.G. Jung, Aspects of the Feminine
Rebecca Solnit, The Mother of All Questions and Woolf’s Darkness: Embracing the Inexplicable
The Bahá’í Faith’s 1977 message Two Wings of a Bird
Sharon Blackie, If Women Rose Rooted
Charles DaviesI thought I was on the way to work, but I was on the way home

 

PODCASTS

Johnathan Martin, @theboyonthebikeSon of a Preacher Man

VIDEOS AND VR
Björk interviews Arvo Part, How strong is music?
Sanctuaries of Silence, Acoustic ecologist Gordon Hempton

LIVING EXAMPLES & PROJECTS

David and Kristin LaFever, wildhomeconomics 
Metamonastery
Blackout


SUPPORTIVE ORGANIZATIONS & FRIENDS

Anne, The Slow Coaches
Elle and Rupert, Living Alive
Bethan, Grow Your Own Gorgeousness
Georgina, Turns Lights On
Lawrence and Carlos, The Happy Startup School
Marcus, The Ministry of Change
Selvina, Supernanahouse, Paris