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  • Order the hard copy (http://www NULL.amazon NULL.com/Collapsing-Consciously-Transformative-Turbulent-Activism/dp/1583947124/ref=la_B002POHCPU_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1392342533&sr=1-1) which contains 17 essays and 52 reflections.
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Watch Carolyn and Andrew Harvey discuss Transition And Transformation: The Joy Of Preparation (http://vimeo NULL.com/33870113) on Vimeo.

Carolyn’s Latest Books

JUST RELEASED

Order now (http://www NULL.amazon NULL.com/Navigating-Coming-Chaos-Handbook-Transition/dp/1450270875/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1295907633&sr=1-1) Read the Introduction (http://carolynbaker NULL.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/Navigating_intro NULL.pdf)

Watch Navigating the Coming Chaos (part one) (http://vimeo NULL.com/21400927) on Vimeo.

Sacred Demise

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Purchase the book (http://www NULL.amazon NULL.com/Sacred-Demise-Spiritual-Industrial-Civilizations/dp/1440119724/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top?tag=533633855-20) Read the foreword (http://carolynbaker NULL.net/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/sacred_demise_foreword NULL.pdf)

If We Close Our Eyes, The Monster Will Go Away, By Charles Hugh Smith

King Kong

Refusing to face the need for radical change and adaptation only makes the eventual adjustment more traumatic and less likely to succeed. . . . → Read More: If We Close Our Eyes, The Monster Will Go Away, By Charles Hugh Smith

Sharon Astyk: 2011 Predictions–A Savage Place

2011 Calendar

ORIGINAL ARTICLE (http://scienceblogs NULL.com/casaubonsbook/2010/12/2011_predictions_ordinary_huma NULL.php)

This year I have a jump on my predictions – as part of my comparatively new role as Editor of the Peak Oil Review Commentary section, I had the fun of asking a whole lot of smart people what they think is going to happen, and thinking about their predictions . . . → Read More: Sharon Astyk: 2011 Predictions–A Savage Place

VIDEO: What Price Cheap Food?

Think you’re paying too much for local, organic food? Think again. . . . → Read More: VIDEO: What Price Cheap Food?

What Lies At The Core of Pattern Language, and Why Should We Care? By Carolyn Baker

Pattern Language

Many individuals involved with Transition, including Rob Hopkins (http://transitionwhatcom NULL.ning NULL.com/forum/topics/an-important-development-in), have become fascinated with the work of Christopher Alexander (http://www NULL.patternlanguage NULL.com/leveltwo/ca NULL.htm) and his development of pattern language. Long before there was a Transition model, Alexander was studying patterns and noticing that any built environment is like a language in that the . . . → Read More: What Lies At The Core of Pattern Language, and Why Should We Care? By Carolyn Baker

Is There An Ecological Unconscious? By Daniel B. Smith

Labyrinth 2

[Think the collapse of industrial civilization is nothing more than a physical phenomenon requiring only logistical preparation? This brilliant New York Times article from earlier this year argues otherwise. It is even more relevant than it was 11 months ago.--CB]

ORIGINAL ARTICLE (http://www NULL.nytimes NULL.com/2010/01/31/magazine/31ecopsych-t NULL.html)

About eight years ago, Glenn Albrecht began . . . → Read More: Is There An Ecological Unconscious? By Daniel B. Smith

Environmental Movement Beginning to Understand That All Solutions Are Local

Community Garden

ORIGINAL ARTICLE (http://www NULL.washingtonpost NULL.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/12/20/AR2010122004710 NULL.html?sid=ST2010122005701)

By Juliet Eilperin Washington Post Staff Writer Monday, December 20, 2010; 11:16 PM

As 2010 comes to a close, U.S. environmentalists are engaged in their most profound bout of soul-searching in more than a decade. Their top policy priority – imposing a nationwide cap on carbon emissions . . . → Read More: Environmental Movement Beginning to Understand That All Solutions Are Local

Automatic Earth: About That 90% Drop In Home Prices

Downhill Speed

Check Out A Related News Story: Homeless Squatting In Foreclosed Homes (http://www NULL.13wham NULL.com/news/local/story/Homeless-Squatting-In-Foreclosed-City-Homes/V2B0lHG9FEW6pPKR39pdSA NULL.cspx)

ORIGINAL ARTICLE (http://theautomaticearth NULL.blogspot NULL.com/2010/12/december-23-2010-about-that-90-drop-in NULL.html)

Ilargi: One of the few things that Stoneleigh and I occasionally disagree on -and there really are but a few- is the rate at which real estate prices will decline. I proudly and . . . → Read More: Automatic Earth: About That 90% Drop In Home Prices

Obama Is A Hostage, But Not To The GOP, By Paul Farrell

Barack Obama

ORIGINAL ARTICLE (http://www NULL.marketwatch NULL.com/story/obama-is-a-hostage-but-not-to-the-gop-2010-12-14)

New York Times columnist Frank Rich branded himself a new kind of wikileaker in his column, “All the President’s Captors.” Rich diagnosed Obama using “an article titled ‘Understanding Stockholm Syndrome’ in the online archives of The FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin. It explains that hostage takers are most successful at . . . → Read More: Obama Is A Hostage, But Not To The GOP, By Paul Farrell

Winter Solstice, Lunar Eclipse, and Full Moon Overlap, December 20-21

Lunar Eclipse

ORIGINAL ARTICLE (http://www NULL.huffingtonpost NULL.com/2010/12/20/lunar-eclipse-tonight-201_n_798912 NULL.html?view=print)

Multiple astronomical events are lining up for a rare display of synchronization tonight as a total lunar eclipse (http://eclipse NULL.gsfc NULL.nasa NULL.gov/eclipse NULL.html) overlaps with 2010’s winter solstice.

Depending on the location, late night December 20 or early morning December 21, the full moon will be darkened by . . . → Read More: Winter Solstice, Lunar Eclipse, and Full Moon Overlap, December 20-21

Automatic Earth: Kicking The Snowball Down The Road, By Stoneleigh and Ilargi

Debt Bomb

Debt Bomb

ORIGINAL ARTICLE (http://theautomaticearth NULL.blogspot NULL.com/2010/12/december-18-2010-kicking-snowball-down NULL.html)

All you can still do now is to try and get out of the way of that snowball that’s headed in your direction. Get out of debt. Think about your basic needs.

Ilargi: The saying of course says “kicking the can down the road”, and . . . → Read More: Automatic Earth: Kicking The Snowball Down The Road, By Stoneleigh and Ilargi