James Hillman (1998: 101): “The anima mundi indicates the animated possibilities presented by each event as it is, its sensuous presentation as a face.”
On Thursday, May 9, two weeks after Earth Day, on the same day as the eclipse pictured, we hit 400ppm of CO2 in the atmosphere.
According Pieter Tans of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration as reported to AP, the last time we hit 400ppm was 2 million years ago, during the Pleistocene Era when “It was much warmer than it is today.” Back then, forests grew in Greenland, converting the carbon in the air into trees, and sea level was 33 to 66 feet higher than it is today. Other scientists say it may have been as long ago as 10 million years that we had this much carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.
And modern humans have only been around for 100,000 years.
In 1958, it was 315ppm. Before the Industrial Revolution, it was 280ppm, and following the Ice Age, it was 200ppm. These days, we are adding 2 ppm PER YEAR. Read more…
According to organizers, "Local wine industry folks in their respective regions -- including wineries, hotels, restaurants, and other wine-related businesses -- have created special events for people who love anything to do with wine, food, events, travel and fun!"
Today, May 4, is Star Wars Day!
May the Fourth Be With You today as you enjoy your Saturday--and get a laugh out of this series of Star Wars Parodies, "Wine Wars " from the AUS wine satire blog Red to Brown They're the ones who produced these Parker Hitler parodies.
Above is "Episode 1: A Vinous Hope" where in "a short time in the future, in a galaxy not that far away, two diametrically opposed wine making factions face off in a battle that will decide the future of wine consumption in the galaxy." Of course, the rebels are from the Natural and Biodynamic WIne collective...
I'm very excited to announce that I was chosen by the Wine Bloggers Scholarship Committee to attend the 2013 Wine Bloggers Conference in Penticton, British Columbia!
This will be my sixth Wine Bloggers Conference: I've been to three states so far--California in 2008 and 2009, Walla Walla WA in 2010, and Portland in 2012 and soon to be three countries--US, Portugal (as a guest of…
Be yourself your poem."
I have been working on creating myself and being my own poem for a long time but especially all summer, and more so since August 2011 when I didn't go back to the college where I usually teach.
Instead, I worked as a nanny at Burning Man, then I started a Yogic Philosphy class at the Ventura Yoga Studio with Bryan Legere, then I started a PhD in Depth Psychology at the Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara.
As we approach Earth Day 2013, I am working on a Ecopsychological paper for my Post Jungian Psychology class and reviewing the readings we've done looking for pertinent quotes and ideas to support my thesis. These quotations from a 2011 essay by S. Nouriani seemed pertinent not only to my paper but to the planet's Earth Day celebrations so I thought I would share them here.