How Species Save Our Lives – NYT’s series

A friend sent me the link to this article recently and I find it fascinating. And also disturbing how little regard we do give naturalists and their work. Kudos to Sloane and his concocting milk chocolate after visiting Jamaica (though I’m much prefer the dark chocolate options).

This article reminds me of all the tropical rainforest talks that I gave while an activist/grad student in Ann Arbor. So many cures for cancer and most of our other ailments can be found in nature. The Madagascar Periwinkle is only one example. There is more value in leaving forests and other ecosystems as intact as we can, while harvesting them and collecting specimens sustainably. Can we learn this?

About Mare Cromwell

Referred to as “The Voice of Earth Mother” by a gifted Shoshone elder, Mare Cromwell is a multi-award-winning author, Medicine woman/Lightworker and healer. She has also been told by another gifted elder that her work with Earth Mother is in the prophecies. Her books include: "The Great Mother Bible"; "Messages from Mother.... Earth Mother"; and "If I gave you God’s phone number.... Searching for Spirituality in America". She has studied with Native American teachers for twenty-two years and sat on the World Council for Wisdom Gatherings for three years. Mare leads workshops on our Sacred Planet-Earth Mother, Womb Wisdom and Sacred Silliness and more. She is the visionary and producer of the 1000 Goddesses Gathering in Washington DC. Mare loves to be involved in Ceremony. She is also a former worm herder. She calls Western Maryland home.
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