What has singing got to do with the climate and ecological crisis?
This is the question I have set myself in the writing of this digest. Writing it arose from a post I wrote for my newsletter “the Imaginal Ecologist” called “Sounds heard through an Imaginal Doorway: Ways to Deepen a song”.
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Long ago, as a small child, the wind lifted me and toppled me to the ground when the strong rains came. It was my first experience of natural power.
In Hummingbird Salamander (2021), award-winning American author Jeff VanderMeer tells the story of a security analyst, Jane Smith, who suddenly decides to give up her job and risk her and her family’s lives for environmental causes. One day, she receives an envelope,
Eco-Integration is the name of the model I have been developing for the last couple of years. As the word ‘integration’ suggests, this model does not present itself as a “different” way to dealing with the climate crisis, but as a creative synthesis of different influences combined. It feeds mostly from the work of CPA pioneers like Sally Weintrobe, Paul Hoggett and Caroline Hickman, Ro Randall and Rebecca Nestor, to name a few. In parallel, it is also influenced by Joanna Macy’s The Work that Reconnects, yet, so far, with no open emphasis on spirituality.