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10 QUANTUM ENTANGLEMENT Deepak Chopra
We are all entangled in consciousness, immersed in it like fish in water.
18 INDRA'S NET Thich Nhat Hanh
In Indra's Net, the one is present in the all, and the all is present in the one.
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20 GOD IS NOT DEAD Amit Goswami
Quantum possibilites are created with the interjection of consciousness into physics.
23 REMAKING THE WORLD Lynne McTaggart New scientific stories with which to reimagine our future.
Front cover: Infinity Dots H.R.T 2001 by Yayoi Kusama COURTESY: OTA FINE ARTS, TOKYO
FRONTLINE 6 PROJECT GREENHANDS 7 ELEPHANT ECOSYSTEMS 8 CRACKING THE NUT 9 A GARDEN TO GROW PEOPLE
CONSCIOUSNESS 14 EVOLUTIONARY HABITS Rachel Fleming
An interview with Rupert Sheldrake. 16 NATURAL MIND Peter Russell
Will humanity take a quantum leap in consciousness, to create a resilient future? 26 SHAMANS, YOGIS &
ALCHEMISTS Ralph Metzner
Ancient transformative teachings that can help us realise our potential.
28 AT DEATH'S DOOR Peter Fenwick
Death is a much more mysterious process than the mere switching-off of life. 30 THE MUSE Thomas Moore
Recognising the other forms of consciousness at work in the world. 31 DEAD OR ALIVE John Moat
The 'quantum' Occasional Didymus.
THE ARTS 32 ART AND CONSCIOUSNESS Sandy Brown
What does the current state of the art world say about our collective psyche? 34 WAVES OF JOY
Valentine Harding For the Bauls of Bengal the ecstatic path of music is their way of life. 36 MOUNTAIN AFFINITY
Rukmini Sekhar Reflections on the work of Russian painter, Vladimir Zaitsev. NEW ON THE WEBSITE Web exclusives Read our feature article, Migrating Stones by Alyson Hallett, plus an extended selection of book reviews. Music from Bengal Read the article Waves of Joy and listen to three tracks of ‘Baul’ music online: www.resurgence.org/magazine/extras/ CARBON CALCULATOR Reduce your carbon footprint using the updated online carbon calculator. www.resurgence.org/carboncalculators/
ILLUSTRATORS Tudor Humpries is a watercolour painter. Truda Lane is an ar tist living in North Devon. Axel Scheffler is a children’s book illustrator.
IN OUR TIME
US President Barack Obama extends the hand of peace and friendship
“I strongly reaffirm America’s commitment to seek a world in which no nations hold nuclear weapons” President Obama, Cairo University, June 2009 To hear President Obama’s inspiring speech given at Cairo University in June 2009, visit http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/newbeginning/
Thomas Bailey Mary Oliver's poetry celebrates the beauty of the ordinary world.
UNDERCURRENTS 40 BUSINESS FOR A BETTER
WORLD Chris Nichols & Chris Seeley
Recognising our ultimate interdependence with the natural world is key to creating successful businesses.
REGULARS 3 WELCOME Satish Kumar 42 SHORT STORY Shakti Maira 44 TRANSITION TALES Mark Boyle 45 WILD FOOD Jane Le Besque 46 LETTER FROM AMERICA Laird Townsend 48 A SENSE OF PLACE James Everett Kibler
50 IN SEASON Brigitte Norland 52 LETTERS TO THE EDITORS
Your views and comments.
REVIEWS 54 COSMIC MEMORY
Ervin László introduces his new book The Akashic Experience. 56 A SPUR TO ACTION Herbert Girardet introduces
A Renewable World. 58 A JOURNEY OF
AWAKENING Duane Elgin introduces his
new book The Living Universe. 59 GOODNESS OF THE EARTH Adam Thorpe reviews Essential
Agrarian and Environmental Writings. 60 A PERSONAL PAINTING
LANGUAGE Philip Vann reviews Ivon Hitchens. 61 THE ART OF ART Suzi Gablik reviews Seven Days in the
Art World and Art and Upheaval. 62 THE ANANDA
EXPERIENCE Shakti Maira reviews Beauty.
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63 GOD CONSCIOUSNESS Christopher McCoy reviews The Third Jesus. 64 DIGNIFIED
INDEPENDENCE Alwyn Marriage reviews Weeds and
Wild Flowers. 65 A VISTA OF SPIRITUAL
CONSCIOUSNESS Chellis Glendinning reviews Imagining Place. 66 GETTING A GRIP Paul Allen reviews The Transition Timeline. 67 NATURE AS TEACHER Caroline Walker reviews Sense and Sustainability. 68 AGAINST CIVILISATION Dan Grace reviews Time's Up! 69 UNRAVELLING THE GREAT WORK Peter Marshall reviews Mercurius.
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