F RO N T L I N E
COOKING UP A CHANGE
No.239 November/December 2006
A FAR CRY FROM CHRISTMAS SATISH KUMAR
THE FUTURE IS FORDHALL
EVERYWHERE AT HOME THOMAS MOORE
10 SACRED SKILLS
25 PERSPECTIVES 38 THE LONG
LESSONS FROM GREEK TRAGEDY HARRY EYRES
11 MONKEYING AROUND
K E Y N OT E S
12 WRITERS AND THE
WAR AGAINST NATURE
GARY SNYDER Those who love the world.
39 A SENSE OF
ARCTIC AWAKENING LAURENCE MEE
18 WORLD IN A FEW
TESSA STRICKLAND Poetry can transport us to new ways of experiencing life.
GOVERNESS JOHN MOAT
20 WILL GOD EVER LEAVE
DEEPAK CHOPRA God won’t leave us alone as long as we feel afraid.
RAINBOW FEAST DAPHNE LAMBERT
23 FRIENDLY FIRE
DAVID EHRENFELD Embracing new energy technologies whilst ignoring energy consumption.
42 LETTERS TO
26 FROM GLOBAL TO
CHRIS WRIGHT Questioning fair trade.
The Tree of Song, by Bhajju Shyam. From The Night Life of Trees, a handmade book featuring work by three Gond artists from India (Tara Publishing, Chennai, India). Coinciding with an exhibition, until 13th November 2006, at The Rebecca Hossack Gallery, 35 Windmill Street, Fitzrovia, London
A RT S & P O E T RY
PETER ABBS Four contemporary eco-poets.
28 WHITE POPPIES
ANDREW KLEISSNER Moving from a remembrance service to a peace service. FOR CONTACT INFORMATION FOR (PAGE 63).
34 SPIRIT AND PLACE
SIMON OLDING There is always one more way of looking at something.
PLEASE SEE THE INSIDE BACK COVER
RESURGENCE OFFICES AND AGENTS,
32 THE ROAD
PHIL WHITAKER The paddock looked like it had fallen victim to a monstrous mole.
JULES CASHFORD Jacob Lane’s works explore our relationship to an eternal source.
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45 THE BIG PICTURE
46 IN MY OWN WORDS
Bread Matters ANDREW WHITLEY
47 FROM EMPIRE TO EARTH
The Great Turning DAVID KORTEN
48 PUTTING LIFE IN
TUDOR HUMPHRIES reviews Bedrock
49 THE NATION’S VARIETY
PHILIP CONFORD reviews England in Particular
50 REFLECTIVE CHANGE
JOHN ELKINGTON reviews Presence
50 THE OTHER SIDE OF THE
FRANCES HOWARD-GORDON reviews Confessions of a Radical Traditionalist
52 TREE HOUSE
BARBARA TREMAIN-HOWARD reviews Diary of an Eco-Builder
53 BOOKS IN BRIEF
LORNA HOWARTH & SOPHIE POKLEWSKI KOZIELL
A DV E RT I S I N G
54 DISPLAY ADVERTS 56 CLASSIFIED ADVERTS
The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, starts his seven-day fast and prayer vigil for the Middle East, in St John Chapel,York Minster on 13th August 2006.The Archbishop gave up a planned family holiday in favour of a week sleeping rough in the Minster in order to raise awareness and lead prayers for the conflict between Israel and Lebanon. PHOTOGRAPH: GARETH COPLEY/PA
Editors’ Selection One of the regular features in Resurgence is Nicols Fox’s ‘Letter from America’. In her article ‘Signs of Optimism’ she documents changing attitudes in the USA to transport and global warming and concludes that things are getting better.
on CD and DVD, and they may be purchased via the website. Free 'taster' extracts are also online.
Resurgence No. 239 November/December 2006