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About iyeshe

Woman returning to the wild. Cunning linguist, mother of twins, witch, host, harvester, spaceholder for the dawning Aquarian age, evolutionary wooden-spoon wielder, self-mitigating carbon footprint, wannabe holon in the forthcoming collective buddha...

Transition Open Space – patterns of the future, part 4

Here comes the final episode of insights from the Transition Open Space festival I attended in July. Presence of Spirit and Earth At no time was any explicit mention made of spirituality, and yet both Earth and Spirit were very … Continue reading

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Transition Open Space – patterns of the future, part 3

After a bit of a break, more insights from the Transition Open Space festival I attended in July. Intentionally spreading seeds of possibility As it happens, this place is where I learned the basics of permaculture myself (from Taco), and … Continue reading

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Transition Open Space – patterns of the future, part 1

As promised, here come some of my insights from the Transition Open Space festival I attended in July. Core teams The event was conceived and designed by a small group of friends with different skills and predilections. Their intention was … Continue reading

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Transition Open Space – patterns of the future, part 2

Here continue my musings on the Transition Open Space festival I attended in July… Alternative currency as a means to surface the shadow of money For four days we experimented with an alternative currency, named the ‘Trudo’ – after St … Continue reading

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Transition Open Space – the future will be together

At the beginning of July, I attended an eight-day Transition Open Space festival in Flanders. Here is an excerpt from the invitation that gives a flavour of what the gathering was about: “Many people find that we must do things … Continue reading

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The tale of the Green Witch

Every story holds within it the time, place and circumstances of its telling. My story, as I tell it here, arose out of a process of inquiry and sharing in a workshop called ‘Embody your Calling’ offered by Ria Baeck … Continue reading

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Apprenticing to the Earth – Working with disturbance

Towards the end of the recent Apprenticing to the Earth gathering, we came to the realisation that our community had not been whole. Throughout our gathering, energy had been leaking out. Repeatedly, individuals brought in discomfort and vulnerability, and for … Continue reading

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Apprenticing to the Earth – Nature Walk

On this day, we enter the invisible subterranean realms. Stepping out of our civilised sphere Into the wild dominion of this Land. What is the impact of my presence When I step off the path into the tall grass among … Continue reading

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Transforming relationships for the Aquarian age

A conversation with Maria and Kamyar while preparing breakfast one morning in Axladitsa’s open kitchen brought me to an insight about how to articulate what needs to shift in our relationships if we are to successfully navigate the transition into … Continue reading

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Real Democracy emerging – eyewitness account from Athens

During my time at the Apprenticing to the Earth gathering at Axladitsa, the Greek Real Democracy movement was taking embryonic shape in Syntagma Square in Athens. We were with them in spirit, holding the whole worldwide movement in our hearts … Continue reading

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