C O N T E N T S No.255 July/August 2009
Front cover: cownose rays PHOTOGRAPH: SANDRA CRITELLI/ www.sandracritelli.com
A mass migration of golden rays, or cownose rays, photographed unexpectedly a few miles off the coast of Holbox Island in the Gulf of Mexico, whilst looking for whale sharks.
10 LIVING WITHIN OUR MEANS Jonathon Porritt Designing a sustainable
21 GUARDIANS OF THE OCEAN Sam Bleakley A passion for riding waves is
the perfect way to nurture an ecological conscience.
42 MUSIC AND PLACE Mark Kidel Has our eagerness to consume
‘world music’ led to the dislocation of the music from its context?
FRONTLINE 6 350.org 7 LANGUAGE NESTS 8 THE PLIGHT OF THE BUMBLEBEE
KEYNOTES 14 THE MOTHER OF BEAUTY John Daniel
We grow from the compost of those who have died.
BIOCULTURAL DIVERSITY 18 POTENT PLACES Liz Hosken
Sacred sites are like a network of acupuncture points across the Earth. We must protect them.
24 CREATION STORY Colin Campbell
Human beings can return to the places where the spirit keepers live.
26 LAWS OF ORIGIN Silvia Gomez & Nelson Ortiz
An interview with Macuna Indians from the Colombian Amazon.
28 THE KISS OF DEATH Christopher McLeod
Tourists to North American sacred sites are being educated to cultivate respect for local traditions.
30 THE EYE OF REVERENCE Josep-Maria Mallarach
The sacred landscapes and seascapes of ancient Europe can still be seen by those prepared to look beyond the usual tourist experience.
UNDERCURRENTS 32 FARM FREEDOM Peter Melchett Genetically modified plants and animals have fallen far short of scientists' predications.
34 ZERO WASTE Robin Murray Our waste is the shadow side of
our economy, not the mark of a civilised society.
37 RESILIENCE Brian Goodwin The bottom-up participatory process
that is the Transition Movement.
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