There is a profoundly wonderful magazine that comes out of England called Resurgence.
From the website:
“Welcome to Resurgence – a magazine for people who care about the environment, love reading, enjoy new ideas and are looking for inspiration on sustainable living.”
I used to subscribe to this magazine and just rediscovered some back issues from the mid to late 90’s in my home office. Satish Kumar is the editor and a saint of a man who was a Jain monk in his teens, and then left that spiritual group to walk 8000 miles across the planet with a friend delivering tea to political leaders as an offering and invitation to come to peace. I met Satish at a seminar in The Netherlands in 1994 (course was called Deep Ecology, Spirituality and Global Education) and he invited me to come to visit the small school that he helped start in England, in his rural village and closeby to Schumacher College that Satish also founded.
I’m excited that Resurgence is still being published and the Schumacher College is still offering such visionary courses on eco-spirituality and eco-psychology topics. Donella Meadows* used to write a great deal for Resurgence along with some of our other eco-luminaries, some of whom are still with us and some have passed. (I still really miss Donella’s brilliance and prolific and clear writing on sustainability and systems thinking. She passed in 2001 of meningitis, such a tragic quick death and loss to all of us.)
The last I saw of Satish in the mid-90’s, he was promoting his recently finished book, an autobiography called “No Destination” in the DC area.
One of the great recommendations in the hugely complex set of strategies to bring ourselves back into alignment and balance with the Earth in a positive way is… to live simply. And I started to live so much more simply in the 90’s that I could not justify paying for my Resurgence subscription (mailed from England every month and pre-internet perusing…).
Kudos to Satish Kumar and his continuing efforts to wake us up and help us rediscover the rightful reverence for the Earth that She so deserves… indeed.
*until I make the time to write a post about Donella Meadows, here is a link to her archives… some very profoundly wise and clear thinking there: http://www.sustainer.org/dhm_archive/search.php