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A Pedagogy of Gaia, by Bart Everson: “Spring in the Subtropics, Spring in the Self”

How do we cultivate a “spring in the self,” a season of renewal and rebirth within. Spring and the equinox are experienced differently at different places. The body is, of course, the ultimate localization. All our dreams start here. Let’s aim to change the world, starting with ourselves.

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Starstuff, Contemplating by Jon Cleland Host: “Treasures Hidden in Plain Sight”

It’s so easy to take this for granted – we’re used to it as a normal part of life. But consider what it would be like to describe the “seasons” to an otherwise similar person who lived on an otherwise similar planet with little or no axial tilt. It might go something like this.

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Seasons and heartbeats, by Brock Haussamen

My heart pumps in, pumps out, pumps in, while the seasons pump the life of the planet, year in, year out. The globe’s temperature, moisture, and light pass by in a rotation that brings forth sprouting, blooming, fading, dormancy, sprouting—the cardiac coordination between the planet and its life.

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