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" Seek the truth and run from

those who claim to have found it "

after André Gide

Attending the Soul and the Soil

January 4th, 2017

Many thanks to Allen Howell for sharing the link to the films below. They both explore the ideas of Spiritual Ecology, an approach that is very much in keeping with Druid practice.

The first film is about The Spiritual Ecology Fellowship, scholarships for young Spiritual Ecologist from the US, funded by the Kalliopeia Foundation. On their website they sum up their aims in a way that holds great resonance for Druids:

Kalliopeia Foundation responds to the critical issues of our time by supporting ecological renewal informed by spiritual awareness, and by contributing to a culture that attends to the soul as well as the soil.

To accomplish our mission, we provide financial resources to US-based organizations and projects whose work is rooted in interconnectedness, empathy, stewardship, service, and reverence for nature, and who are implementing these foundational values into projects with the potential to create lasting change.

The Fellowship looks to support young people between the ages of 22-30 to develop and implement social and environmental projects:

We are seeking emerging young leaders and innovators who recognize the need to create a future that is not driven by materialism and greed, but rooted in the spiritual values of reverence for nature, interconnectedness, stewardship, compassion and service.  The fellowship is designed to offer an experience of deep study and practical application of the principles of spiritual ecology.  The central component of the fellowship will be the development and implementation of pilot projects that have the potential to be catalysts for change.

The second film is about Tibetan monks and nuns who are working to protect the Himalayas by putting into action their spiritual values of compassion and their sense of interdependence with all life, in order to bring about positive environmental change.