Systems 8 – Cailleach
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Ireland and the Ancestors
As this podcast uses the Celtic cycle as core pattern for releases of each batch of 8, this episode delves deeper into that pattern. ItContinue reading “From this land, Crioch Fuinidh3”
When exploring ancestors on this land the remnants in language of older cultures are like threads in a tapestry that has become unwoven and ifContinue reading “From this land 2, Crioch Fuinidh”
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As this meditation is being released at the Spring Equinox it using the theme of renewal and balance. From underneath things can come back toContinue reading “Meditation 3 Balance to re-energise”
In this interview with Steve Golemboski-Byrne of Lackan Cottage (recorded a few years ago), he shares his journey from the career and life he leftContinue reading “Interview 7 with Steve Golemboski-Byrne”
This interview seems particularly poignant to be publishing on AntiRacismDay 21st March, 2o21 given Denise’s strong desire to centre those who still suffer the worstContinue reading “Interview 3 Denise of Votive Illustration”
“Life is a process of becoming, a combination of states we have to go through. Where people fail is that they wish to elect aContinue reading “Identity Introduction Iteration 101”
After the Collapses (story)
I read the final chapters and bring the story to its conclusion. I then reflect on what I was trying to explore through the creation of this narrative when I wrote it, and what I would perhaps change today, and invite creative collaborators to get in touch if they think there’s merit in working togetherContinue reading “After the Collapses 8”
Jules begins her right of passage on her own, but when she joins the community of women, Rowan is witness to it all and hears a magical story.
As the two main characters spend time together, after their meeting at the river, their conversation explores their opposing worldviews of technotopia vs a nature spirit based culture. They arrive into the gathering of women as Jules prepares for her young women’s rite of passage. I look back at this story from my present vantageContinue reading “After the Collapses”
Continuing on the edges of real world magic, and how Jules can use ungated awareness to try to heal and connect to Rowen, the story continues.
We go back to the intuitive instincts of our young protagonist Jules as she senses something of Rowan’s journey towards her. I discuss my intention in the development of her character as representing real, rather than Harry Potter, magic in the world for young readers.
This episode explores how resources in the novel’s world are exchanged, and follows Rowan’s journey through new communities of the Isles.
“Another world is not only possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing.” Arundhati Roy I want to show you that the world I am imagining in the story in terms of solutions is already here. Like Jule’s mother, there are many folk and medical practitioners in IrelandContinue reading “After the collapses 2”
Musings and reading from an unpublished story I wrote in 2010 aimed at children on the cusp of adolescence. It is set a few generations after we make it through multiple systemic global collapses. Two young teens live in a changed Ireland which is now a land of many isles with pockets of regenerated wildContinue reading “After the collapses”
There are frameworks designed by systems thinkers that can help us understand where we are and navigate an ever-changing context. I discuss two that IContinue reading “The Thinking That Made Them – Sensemaking”
Continuing with an examination of how we could redesign systems for harmony in people and our planet, this episode continues with some of the PermacultureContinue reading “The thinking that made them 3 – Sociocracy”
What if we really learned from nature and didn’t work against her? What would that mean for our daily, weekly, monthly, annual and life rhythms.Continue reading “Permaculture principles: new/old thinking”
Well of Being
Understanding childhood development is a modern view that comes from psychology in a modern world. The theories come from the observation of many children. ThereContinue reading “Copy Cats: toddler needs and lessons for adults”