2013 May/June

There’s Something about Eckhart


The Value of Wildlife

Globalization and economic growth are causing an unprecedented surge in poaching activities worldwide. Can policy changes and grassroots efforts help save threatened species?



Indigenous leader—and 2013 Goldman Prize winner—“Mama Aleta” turned to a traditional practice to bring her people together and protect the Indonesian forest.

Tags: Indigenous Leadership



A Fierce Green Fire

Directed by Mark KitchellMark Kitchell’s documentary about the history of the environmental movement is both absorbing and surprisingly thorough, starting with the origins of the S…
Tags: Ecology

Q&A with Molly Melching

What has been your biggest challenge in organizing social change in Africa? When women started standing up to defend their rights in their communities, it often caused them more g…
Tags: Activism Women's Rights

Go with the Flow

Movement has the power to heal, to cultivate strength, and to nourish the mind–body connection. Try these DVDs to explore your own dynamic flow—all from the comfort of home. …
Tags: Yoga Tai Chi

Free China: The Courage to Believe

Directed by Michael PerlmanThe crackdown in China on practitioners of the spiritual discipline of Falun Gong has been widely documented in the West. Michael Perlman’s film puts a p…
Tags: Film Reviews


Directed by Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee and Gayatri RoshanElemental traces the stories of three very different eco-warriors. In India, the catastrophic pollution of the Ganges now affects…
Tags: Ecology Earth Film Reviews Documentaries

Love Never Comes Too Late

VinxDreamsiclePrimal Pop. That’s the way Vinx  De’Jon Parrette describes his music. Best known simply as Vinx, he combines a smooth, romantic vocal style of yesteryear with a …
Tags: Music

Liquid Mind X: Meditation

Chuck WildReal MusicChuck Wild’s music career has been a wild ride. Back in the 1980s, he played keyboards for the new wave rockers Missing Persons and later produced music for the…
Tags: Music

Healing Mantras

Mantras for Precarious Times; Tibetan Mantras for Turbulent Times (2-disc set)Deva PremalPrabhu MusicWhen Deva Premal was born in 1970, conditions were auspiciously in sync to cont…

Troubadours on the Rhine

Loreena McKennittQuinlan Road Limited Gently opening my eyes while listening to Loreena McKennitt’s silk-smooth voice, I expect to find myself sitting on an Irish hillside ove…

The Wild Medicine Solution

Healing with Aromatic, Bitter, and Tonic Plants By Guido Masé Healing Arts Press   The Wild Medicine Solution is a love letter to wild plants. From peppermint to dandelion…
Tags: Healing

Secrets of Your Cells

Discovering Your Body’s Inner Intelligence By Sondra Barrett, PhD Sounds True Imagine the universe constructed like a set of matryoshka nesting dolls: from massive galaxies to m…
Tags: Book Reviews Science

For a Song and a Hundred Songs

A Poet’s Journey through a Chinese PrisonBy Liao YiwuNew HarvestLong before he was imprisoned for writing and distributing a poem condemning the bloody government crackdown in Tian…
Tags: Poetry Social Issues

However Long the Night

However Long the Night: Molly Melching’s Journey to Help Millions of African Women and Girls TriumphBy Aimee MolloyHarperOneCan one person really make a difference? If that pe…