Wisdom and the Knowledge Code

Wisdom and the Knowledge Code

In “Wisdom and the Knowledge Code: The Map is Not the Territory,” the author delves into the intricate nuances of cultural understanding and the pursuit of wisdom. Through personal anecdotes and reflections, the narrative challenges readers to reevaluate the limitations of Western education and embrace the richness of diverse philosophies. Prepare to embark on a thought-provoking journey that explores the intersections of anthropology, Buddhist teachings, and the complexities of cultural exchange.

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Creating a Mycelium Network of Creative Praxis

Creating a Mycelium Network of Creative Praxis

The 2023 NENA Conference in Canberra, themed “Life After Capitalism,” convened a diverse array of voices to confront pressing global challenges. Led by Michelle Moloney of the Australian Earth Laws Alliance, the event sparked discussions on climate change, wealth inequality, and environmental degradation, offering inspiration and dialogue on holistic solutions. This preface captures the essence of the conference, highlighting the urgency of reimagining societal frameworks and offering hope for a more sustainable and equitable future.

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Glaring Cognitive Dissonance

Glaring Cognitive Dissonance

In Professor Holden’s recent address at the National Press Club, he sheds light on the stark contrast between mainstream economic discourse and the lived experiences of many Australians. This article explores Holden’s insights into key economic topics like productivity, education, climate change, and aging, while also critiquing prevailing narratives and examining alternative perspectives. As societies grapple with complex challenges, this discussion prompts readers to rethink traditional economic paradigms and consider pathways toward a more equitable and sustainable future.

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Reimagining Conservation in Australia

Reimagining Conservation in Australia

Reimagining Conservation in Australia: Recognising First Nations Knowledge Systems” presents insights from the Reimagining Conservation Forum, highlighting the urgent need to integrate Indigenous wisdom into conservation efforts. Through collaborative dialogue and practical examples like the Balpara approach, the article advocates for a transformative shift towards pluraversities as repositories of diverse knowledge. This preface invites readers to engage with the imperative of weaving together Indigenous and Western knowledge systems for the benefit of Australia’s natural heritage.

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HEARTS ALL A’TATTOO

HEARTS ALL A’TATTOO

Ruminations at the Car Boot Sale The too early Sunday morn dashing its chill upon us’s two wrapt in warm knee length coats with words of mist coming from our chatter, she and I at an open-air Car Boot Sale Market beside a pristine, glistening river way, way too early....

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Notes from ‘Hospicing Modernity’

Hospicing Modernity Facing Humanity’s Wrongs and the Implications for Social Activism (North Atlantic Books, 2021) There is a growing realisation that we may now be facing the cultural dying of the modern era as a set of beliefs, knowledges, and institutional...

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Two-Way Learning and The Voice

The 2023 Referendum on The Voice The purpose of the call for a constitutionally enshrined Voice in the forthcoming Referendum is to create a structure that will enable the diverse local Indigenous language and cultural groups across Australia to advise the Australian...

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iF Only and NOW

The Compassionate Mind To think that the compassionate mind, the fully compassionate mind can effect healing to all sentient beings in ceaseless space is an idea beyond intellect. To realise that by practising the fully compassionate nature of mind, that natural...

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Humans as Weapons of Mass Destruction

The Nuclear Atomic Age Born in 1946, I am a child of the Atomic Age whose birth was so vividly displayed in the film, Oppenheimer. Here we see the tragic consequences of the interplay between human ingenuity—the scientific quest; human greed and fear—war and conflict...

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Catchy Reflections in the Dappled Light

Argentina Mon Amour She had come in innocent curiosity, a description which suited her nature too. In Buenos Aires. I also captured by that land had discovered this one surprisingly in the sultry, old back waters of La Boca, in amongst the taverns and brothels of the...

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Relationism & the Circular NFP Economy

DeGrowth Week Webinars Yesterday 10 July, I tuned into the DeGrowth Week of webinars being offered by NENA (National Economy Network Australia) and caught up with Donnie Maclourcan, an Australian with links to UTS who is now based in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and who...

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Questions of Identity—Australian Indigeneity

Of the 250 recognised language groups in Australia, many do not live on their ancestral Country, with 37 percent living in our urban areas, especially our capital cities where they speak only the English language. The greatest number (34 per cent) of Indigenous...

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