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Permeating the Main Stream! Join Us @ The 2012 NW Permaculture Convergence

Permeating the Main Stream! Join Us @ The 2012 NW Permaculture Convergence The 2012 NW Permaculture Convergence is an inclusive annual event which unites communities for a weekend of intensive focus on a common goal: to design sustainable habitats in accordance with nature for all humans, plants, and animals. Practitioners across a wide spectrum of skill sets exchange ideas through concurrent workshops ranging from organic agriculture and wild crafting to natural building and appropriate technologies; from environmental remediation and disaster preparedness to community dynamics and global justice. In addition to the workshop … Continued

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Reckoning at the 2043 Cascadia Shaman’s Convergence – New Myth 28 by Willi Paul

Reckoning at the 2043 Cascadia Shaman’s Convergence – New Myth 28 by Willi Paul   http://wp.me/p14SHM-HR   One of the rituals in the Shaman’s Convergence is the sharing of new songs, poems or myths from their territories in Cascadia. Zephyr Canon took-up his turn by showing the group how to use a quartz crystal to refract and dance the fire light to help illustrate the times before the Chaos Era finally ended the founding fathers greed, global aggression, and in-sustainability joy ride.   “The year is 2021, people,” he called. … Continued

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“Mapping Future Myths for the Transition” – Workshop & Video – Willi Paul. The First Study of Myth Symposium, Pacifica Graduate Institute Santa Barbara, CA. 10/31 – 9/2 – 2012

“Mapping Future Myths for the Transition” – Workshop & Video – Willi Paul. The First Study of Myth Symposium, Pacifica Graduate Institute Santa Barbara, CA. 10/31 – 9/2 – 2012 Complete openmythsource.com post - http://wp.me/p14SHM-HD Video of Workshop - http://youtu.be/xQqDC9R7_M0     – Discussion Topics –   + Participant Introductions: Share One Global Concern + Connections to New Myths? + Are Classic Myths Working? + Impact from “Current Myths?” + Kid’s Mythology and Social Media + What are Mythic Elements? + Confusion and Chaos = Knowledge? + harold and the purple crayon + Creation … Continued

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Willi Paul’s Autumn 2012 Workshop Schedule: Santa Barbara, Oakland then the NW Convergence!

Willi Paul’s Autumn 2012 Workshop Schedule:   Santa Barbara, Oakland then the NW Convergence! New Mythic Maps for the Transition Building a Creative Tool Kit for PDC Teachers and Designers Transition Tales – Video Stories from Us September 1, 2012 Mapping Future Myths for the Transition The Study of Myth Symposium  Workshop 11:00 am (Fee) Pacifica Graduate Institute, Santa Barbara, CA September 8, 2012 Community Myth Building Workshop Food N’ Justice Workshop series 11:00 am Free North Oakland Farmers’ Market 942 Stanford St, Oakland RSVP: http://tinyurl.com/8x48c6o October 5 – 7, 2012 Building … Continued

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The Stolen Wind Tribe of Cascadia Pass. New Myth 27 by Willi Paul

The Stolen Wind Tribe of Cascadia Pass. New Myth 27 by Willi Paul Horizontal Axis Wind Turbines Windmills of yesterday are not the same as the horizontal axis wind turbines of today. Most large utility scale wind turbines such as the ones you’ll find on wind farms use a horizontal axis. Utility scale horizontal axis wind turbines typically use three blades although some are now being developed that use just two. Railed against by some environmentalists as “bird Cuisinarts”, the utility scale horizontal axis wind turbines today are being designed to move … Continued

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The Plastique Sea Barge Tribe. New Myth 26 by Willi Paul, openmythsource.com

The Plastique Sea Barge Tribe. New Myth 26 by Willi Paul, openmythsource.com http://wp.me/p14SHM-GC An ironic twist to the localization movement throughout Cascadia, the Plastique Sea is a moving permaculture experiment, a bobbing and rolling decentralized government with a flag and a rowdy group chant. SeaOccupy? The Plastique Sea Barge Tribe is another example of community initiation in the post-Transition era. “How do we make our share of Cascadian Barterbucks?” 38225

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“Our Own Bread” – Interview with rani Jayakumar, Transition Palo Alto, by Willi Paul, Permaculture Exchange

“Our Own Bread” – Interview with rani Jayakumar, Transition Palo Alto, by Willi Paul, Permaculture Exchange http://planetshifter.com/node/2042 “I adore anything craft-related, especially when it uses found materials and things that would otherwise end up in the landfill. I started with that very young – making little notebooks out of scraps of junk mail and stickers that had lost their glue and giving them as gifts to teachers. I think as I have grown, my interests have also diversified – I love cooking, preserving, knitting, appreciating nature. Last year we had … Continued

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“Shapeshift Threshold Reverie”. Interview with Maila T. Davenport PhD, AltarPlaces.org, Portland. By Willi Paul, openmythsource.com

“Shapeshift Threshold Reverie”. Interview with Maila T. Davenport PhD, AltarPlaces.org, Portland. By Willi Paul, openmythsource.com http://planetshifter.com/node/2040 – excerpt – “I am so pleased that people are bringing story and myth back into active culture – they have been stowed away on dusty library bookshelves for too long! We live in a world whirling in story, and most often anymore they are held in a solitary word – word as hologram, code, oral image. Who says we no longer use pictographs?” MD   37779

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The Cascadia Funnel and the Last 3 Eras on Earth.New Myth 25 by Willi Paul, openmythsource.com

The Cascadia Funnel and the Last 3 Eras on Earth.New Myth 25 by Willi Paul, openmythsource.com “To our ancient ancestors, the end of the great cycle was for all intents and purposes, the end of time. Astronomers and sages throughout history could only dream of being alive at this time….” — Scott Lampman, writing in New Global Mythology Group * * * * * * * Verg Han has a perplexed look on his face as he returns to his sleepy daughter and their home made yurt from his regular community elders meeting. … Continued

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Yes to Permaculture! The Vladislav Davidzon Interview, Founder and CEO of Common Circle Education. By Willi Paul, Planetshifter.com Magazine

Yes to Permaculture! The Vladislav Davidzon Interview, Founder and CEO of Common Circle Education. By Willi Paul, Planetshifter.com Magazine http://planetshifter.com/node/2037 – excerpt – “I think a lot (of the global warming debate) boils down to leadership and vision. I also find that real understanding of leadership is badly lacking in the permaculture community. There is a lot of irrelevant strife for control and authority, that seems to come from confusion of authority with power; and power isn’t something we need to “take” because we are fundamentally power. What we do … Continued

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