The Song Keepers

Some reflections by Arjuna 17/7/2018 Music, the word that we use in our language, is nothing less than the picture of the Beloved. But the question is, what is our Beloved and where is our Beloved? It is because music is the picture of our Beloved that we love music. Our Beloved is that which…

Desert Caravan in the Heart

My journey began in Alice. It was the 4thtime I’d been there and each time it’s been different. We stayed in the heart of town at the Diplomat Motel, which was just near the Todd Mall where all the action seems to be. The town is an interesting mix of locals, who are both Aboriginal…

Reflections on Summer Spiritfest 2018

    Some post Spiritfest Reflections   by Arjuna Ben-Zion Weiss 10 – 1 – 2018   It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was…

AN INCONVENIENT SEQUEL: TRUTH TO POWER

    A decade after An Inconvenient Truth brought climate change into the heart of popular culture comes the riveting and rousing follow-up that shows just how close we are to a real energy revolution. Vice President Al Gore continues his tireless fight, traveling around the world training an army of climate champions and influencing…

Reflections on the Bulwalwanga Ran Festival!

By Arjuna  Ben-Zion Weiss (15 – 3- 2017) Welcome to our inaugural Bulwalwanga Ran Festival! ‘Bulwalwanga Ran’ in Dhurga language of the Yuin Nation of the South Coast of NSW means ‘we are strong you all.’ Our festival is about celebrating indigenous and other world wisdom traditions that honour Mother Earth. It is about learning…

Connecting to People, Connecting to Country

Connecting to People, Connecting to Country By Ben-Zion Weiss (Arjuna) 4/12/2016 “The country don’t need us, but we need the country.”[1]   My first contact with Aboriginal people was at La Perouse where I sometimes went for picnics with friends or family or to see the Snake Man. There I saw Aboriginal people selling boomerangs…

Report from the Spring Renewal 2016

On the October long weekend we had our 22nd Sydney Spring Renewal Retreat, which was the 3rd on the beautiful land of Uncle Noel Butler and Trish Roberts, Jamanee Gunya. Each time we have returned to their land it feels like we’ve got deeper in our relationship to both the people and the land. While…

Being in Sedona

      Here we are in Sedona – one of the famous centres of the New Age culture on the planet. Not 2 weeks ago, at the Institute of Noetic Science (IONS), just north of San Francisco, where Ruhaniat Sufis had our Jamiat Khas I bought a book on Alchemical Divination by Ralph Metzner…