8 Things I Learned From My Shamanic Permaculture Course in Peru
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8 Things I Learned From My Shamanic Permaculture Course in Peru

It has been six months since I left Peru and the lessons are still sinking in. I vividly remember the journey to Paititi Institute, an impact center where I took my Shamanic Permaculture Design Course. A spine-chilling yet breathtaking drive through serpentine mountain roads with peaks of almost 5,000 meters.  Majestic valleys, mountain lakes, and […]

The Vision Council: An Ancient Way of Gathering in Modern Times
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The Vision Council: An Ancient Way of Gathering in Modern Times

Since the beginning of human history we have been gathering together as families, tribes and communities, to strengthen our relationship with each other, to council about important community matters, to exchange seeds, medicines, gifts and to simply celebrate life; to sit by the fire and hear the stories of our elders; to heal and honor […]

Visiting Permaculture and Plant Medicine Impact Centers in the Amazon – David Casey
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Visiting Permaculture and Plant Medicine Impact Centers in the Amazon – David Casey

Temple of the Way of Light & Chaikuni Institute are partner Impact Centers located deep in the Peruvian Amazon. The Temple is focused on inner healing.  We came by way of airplane into Iquitos, the largest city in the world that is not connected by road to the outside. Iquitos feels like the Wild West […]

Indigenous Permaculture in Mexico
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Indigenous Permaculture in Mexico

In October 2012, Gerardo Ruiz, attended the General Assembly in the Wixarika (Huichol) community of Tuapurie with Juan Negrin, Director of the Wixarika Resarch Center, were they were formally petitioned by the community to help them design and implement a regenerative forestry program integrated into the community’s autonomous high school, a challenge that was gladly […]

Build EcoVillages Through Modeling Evolutionary Living!
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Build EcoVillages Through Modeling Evolutionary Living!

This Gaia Education Certified Ecovillage Design Course explores and weaves together the four basic areas of sustainable community development, and is a participatory and experiential event. In addition to classroom time, discussions, media experiences, celebrations and rituals, we will take a practical hands-on approach to the curriculum, applying this course to help grow our eco-village. […]

Epic film of the Earth Odyssey eco-bus tour in Mexico
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Epic film of the Earth Odyssey eco-bus tour in Mexico

The journey begins. A mobile village comprised of 20 permaculture engineers, a media team and holistic practitioners travel by bus for 4-months from San Diego, California to Panama to build an on the ground network of impact centers. The individuals on the bus were hand selected for their skills in natural building, composting, human centered […]