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March 2024

Raising Children in the Midst of Global Crisis by Jo delAmor

Book review by Molly Brown
Jo delAmor's book is an inspiring and practical vision of parenting as a form of activism and liberation.

Words that Reconnect and Leverage Shifts in Consciousness

Regarding Valia Papoutsaki’s on-going project collecting "words that reconnect."

September 2023

Wander with a Question

by Anna Switzer
A new practice to help a person gain insight into a meaningful question, with the natural environment providing guidance. 

A Song That Reconnects

by Allie Picketts
The story behind a song emerging from the Spiral of the Work That Reconnects.

Grief-related Poems on the Web

Review of three poems by Karina Lutz

March 2023

Luminous Darkness: Book Review

Book review by Valia Papoutsaki
Debora Eden Tull’s book aims to reinstate the “darkness” as part of the whole by bringing to our attention this basket of ancestral and emergent knowledge.

Our Editors are reading…

by Deep Times editorial team
Here are books and an online magazine that members of the Deep Times editorial team are currently reading and recommending.

September 2022

New Edition of Active Hope by Joanna Macy & Chris Johnstone

Announcing the new edition of Active Hope: How to Face the Mess We’re in with Unexpected Resilience and Power. by Joanna Macy and Chris Johnstone.

Book Review: Strands of Infinity by Looby Macnamara

Book review by Karina Lutz
Strands of Infinity: Poetry to Reconnect
by Looby Macnamara. Poems around the Spiral of the Work That Reconnects.

Book Review: Song Spirals by Gay’Wu Group of Women

Book review by Mariana (Ria) Jago
Songspirals: Sharing Women’s Wisdom of Country Through Songlines
by Gay’Wu Group of Women is a poetic, practical and reflective account of the practice of keening milkarri, or songspirals. 

March 2022

Resources on Patriarchy

Collected by Rebecca Selove from editorial team

Resources on Thich Nhat Hanh

Collected by Karina Lutz
Beloved Thầy (teacher) Thích Nhất Hạnh died Jan. 22, 2022, at the age of 95. Here are articles about his contributions as well as some of his teachings so relevant to the Work That Reconnects.

Collected Resources for Further Exploration on the Climate Crisis

Collected by Martha O'Hehir
Resources on the climate crisis gleaned from viewings of the film
Once You Know and beyond.

What We Editors Are Reading

The editorial team of Deep Times share their current reading lists.

September 2021

Joanna Macy: Climate Change as a Spiritual Path

Video with Joanna Macy
Joanna offers wise counsel on how to live our lives fully, with inner peace and courage (and even joy) as we confront a world that is rapidly destroying itself.

A MOOC in Active Hope

by Chris Johnstone
The purpose and design of the Active Hope "Massive Open Online Course" now available.

Love for the Sake of Life; Live for the Sake of Love

Book review by Martha O'Hehir
A review of Becoming Gaia: On the Threshold of Planetary Initiation by Sean Kelly.

Held in Love: Life Stories to Inspire Us through Times of Change

Book announcement by Carolyn Treadway and Molly Brown

March 2021

A White Body Elder Meets My Grandmother’s Hands by Resmaa Menakem

by Ellen Hoffenberg-Serfaty
A significant resource for facilitators of the Work That Reconnects

Healing Collective Trauma by Thomas Hübl

Book review by Karina Lutz
Thomas Hübl has been developing and facilitating group work internationally to address issues of societal level trauma, calling his method the Collective Trauma Integration Process.

New Book: Becoming Gaia

by Sean Kelly
Becoming Gaia: On the Threshold of Planetary Initiation is devoted to helping catalyze the shift in consciousness toward a life-sustaining culture

September 2020

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March 2020

A Guided Self-Practice Of The Work That Reconnects

created by Kathleen Rude
The Guided Self Practice is a 40-minute experience of the Work That Reconnects Spiral.

The Healing Work of Anti-Oppression: Two Book Reviews

reviews by Paula Hendrick
Reviews of Turn This World Inside Out: The Emergence of Nurturance Cultureby Nora Samaran and My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies by Resmaa Menakem

Dreamfruit Almanac

by Elizabeth Russell, reviewed by Martha O'Hehir
A review of an almanac/planning tool for radical being that is inspired by the Work That Reconnects

August 2019

Living in End Times: Beyond Hope and Despair

Abstract by Sean Kelly
Abstract of a 35 page essay "for those who, consciously or unconsciously, have already abandoned all hope that we will be able to prevent civilizational collapse and halt the accelerating Great Unraveling."

Raised in the Shadow of the Bomb by D. Leah Steinberg

Book review by Karina Lutz
Subtitle:Children of the Manhattan Project

Radical Gratitude Video Available

by Barbara Ford
Barbara reflects on the value of "Radical Gratitude" even in these challenging times, with a link to her recently released introductory video.

February 2019

Radical Joy for Hard Times by Trebbe Johnson

book review & excerpts
Finding Meaning and Making Beauty in Earth’s Broken Places

Yellow Lotus Flower by Jen Myzel

book review by Martha O'Hehir
A Children's Sing-along Book about Rising Up from the Muck

The End of Ice, by Dahr Jamail

book review by Carolyn Treadway
Bearing Witness and Finding Meaning in the Path of Climate Disruption

July 2018

Harvesting the Evolutionary Gifts of Our Ancestors

by Constance Washburn
A 40-60 minute “milling” practice for gathering the gifts of our ancestors of other species and our human ancestors.

Relational Intelligence for the Visionary Activist

by Deborah Eden Tull
Deborah describes "Relational Intelligence" as a resource we each have deep within, which helps us to remember that, “It’s not what we do, it’s how we do it.”

Identification and Disidentification: Self-care with Strong Emotions

by Molly Brown
Adapted from Growing Whole: Self-realization for the Great Turning, PsychosynthesisPress, 2004. In the Work That Reconnects,

February 2018

Hope Sings – An Interview with Sarah Pirtle

Interview by Aravinda Ananda
Hope Sings is a free web-based collection of songs for Work That Reconnects workshops and beyond. This interview took place on December 13, 2017 – the day Hope Sings was launched.

Ursula Le Guin’s Carrier Bag Theory of Fiction

In memory of Ursula Le Guin, here is a link to one of her essays.

Links to Resources related to the Work That Reconnects

The Science and Environmental Health Network & Radical Joy for Hard Times

May 2017

My Journey Through Singing in the Great Turning

by Gretchen Sleicher
One of the primary purposes of the Work That Reconnects is to help us turn toward each other rather than against each other as we navigate these times of great danger and opportunity we often call the Great Turning, and singing together is one very effective tool in the Work That Reconnects toolbox.

Book review: Positive Thinking in a Dark Age

by Jim Tull
Review by Carolyn Treadway
Even the title of Jim Tull's small book, "Positive Thinking in a Dark Age," is a welcome invitation to move beyond catastrophic thinking into “seeing with new eyes.” Goodness knows we need to find the opportunities within these dark times to claim and act upon!

Book Review: 101 Ways to Make Guerilla Beauty

by Trebbe Johnson
Review by Emily Ryan
This slim book is both a how-to manual and deep dive guide into the philosophy of Radical Joy for Hard Times and its signature practice, the Global Earth Exchange.

Announcement: Systems Thinking Seminar with Joanna Macy

This 5-day seminar is devoted to systems thinking, with emphasis on its generative relation to the Work That Reconnects. We will look at how Deep Ecology, the Buddha’s teachings, and Ubuntu as well as other indigenous traditions converge with systems thinking and dramatize its relevance to this global moment.

A Call to Life – Variations on a Theme of Extinction

A link to an amazing hour-long meditation of music and poetic prose by Kathleen Dean Moore, writer, and Rachelle McCabe, pianist--a powerful video to view as part of the Honoring Our Pain for the World stage of the Spiral.

Resources on the Doctrine of Discovery and U.S. History

compiled by Elder Activists for Social Justice, Conscious Elders Network
A list of resources to help Americans, especially those with settler ancestry, educate themselves about this tragic legacy of our nation’s history that lives on today.