Sacred Earth, Common Dreams 2019

Some reflections on the Conference  by Arjuna Ben-Zion Weiss PhD   This conference was a very inspiring and uplifting event. It was constellated around the recent work of the eco-theologian and activist Matthew Fox and the creation of his Order of the Sacred Earth (OSE), which he outlined in his new book, co-written with 2 young environmentalists, Skylar…

Beyond Science to Integral Consciousness

An Essay   by  Arjuna Wali Ben-Zion Weiss PhD When I was growing up in the 50s in Sydney, science was going to save the world. Well, that’s what I was being told. As a child, who was I to argue with this vision. My father was very keen on progress as he called it. It…

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…