The true power of water

Author: Florimond Krins

March 2, 2016

Made of 70% of it we all know that water is crucial to our own survival as we can’t live without it, literally.  It will only take a couple of days for our body to stop functioning properly without drinking water. But the importance that water plays in our bodies goes beyond the simply physiological, [...]

We need more activism and philosophy

Author: Sabine Leitner

February 26, 2016

It is often said that by changing ourselves, we can change the world, and I believe that is true. However, is individual change sufficient?  Is it enough to try to behave in a responsible and conscious way in order to bring about the collective change that is so urgently needed? Let’s look at some examples: [...]

Tuning to Nature

Author: Natalia Lema

February 8, 2016

In the ancient civilizations there was an approach to nature in which all beings were considered to be connected in a harmonious way. Stones, plants, animals, humans and divine beings were all part of Creation and the awareness of the thread that united them was more present in the minds of those who lived in [...]

The Eternal Sun

Author: Janki Shah

January 31, 2016

“All that exists was born from Surya, the God of Gods. Of what is and has been and is to be, and what moves or remains still – Surya alone is the source and the end.” -Rig Veda Almost every ancient culture thought it important to somehow preserve, communicate and transmit mythology related to this [...]

The Wisdom of Geese

Author: Istvan Orban

January 29, 2016

There is an old saying that goes: “What’s good for the goose is good for the gander”, meaning that what is good for one person is good for another. If we look a little closer at the behaviour of geese, we can find many more things we can learn from them. Particularly their amazing spirit [...]

Eostre and Easter

Author: Pinar Akhan

January 24, 2016

As we approach Easter, the representations of this festivity are increasingly appearing all around us; bunnies, painted eggs and rabbit icons which are all the traces of an ancient celebration dedicated to the Goddess Eostre. St. Bede –  a lifelong monk who studied history, theology, chronology and poetry and dedicated himself to understanding the Anglo [...]

The Genius of Nature

Author: Miha Kosir

December 29, 2015

“Nature does nothing in vain.” Aristotle Human beings have always observed, learned from and imitated nature. If we look at any process in nature we can see an engineering which has been developing for millions or billions of years. The more we understand its complexity the more we find an immense intelligence at work. One [...]

The Eco-Philosophy of Henryk Skolimowski

Author: Istvan Orban

December 27, 2015

The World is a Sanctuary – according to Henryk Skolimowski, a contemporary Polish philosopher regarded as the father of eco-philosophy – and not a Machine, as Newton proclaimed. Skolimowski studied at Oxford, where he received his PhD, then went on to teach philosophy for many years in the United States. Skolimowski’s eco-philosophy goes against the [...]

The Summer Solstice

Author: Matina Karastatira

December 27, 2015

The period between the 20th and the 22nd of June is the Summer Solstice. “Solstice” is Latin for “sun stands still”. In the Northern hemisphere the sun reaches its most northerly position and we experience the longest day and the shortest night. The summer solstice is often associated with change, nature and new beginnings, a [...]

The World of the Aztecs

Author: Elena Löber

October 10, 2015

The Aztecs – or rather the “people from Aztlan”, a translation from the Nahuatl word ‘aztecatl’ – are largely still a mystery for us. Their strong and determined character, their practical sense and the value they ascribed to the strength of will enabled this people to develop a highly advanced culture and conquer vast parts [...]

The Best Changes Start With Ourselves

Author: Delia Steinberg Guzmán

June 13, 2015

There is no point in compiling yet again a list of the situations afflicting everyone all over the world, because the media have already taken it upon themselves to broadcast them, and because, by repeating them, we only make the evils bigger without finding solutions. What is most striking is the general way of approaching [...]

Biomimicry: Human Creation Inspired By Nature

Author: By Flora Bittencourt Detanico

May 18, 2015

“Those who side with any flag other than nature – the master of all masters – labour in vain.”                – Da Vinci “The genius of man may make various inventions, encompassing with various instruments one and the same end; but it will never discover a more beautiful, more economical, [...]