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La Terre Moons

The Moon of Little Brother Singing (September-October). “The true reality is absolutely unitary, unchanging, eternal, ‘the one.’” [Parmenides] “Everything flows and nothing abides . . . nothing stays fixed.” [Heraclitus] On a coolish fall morning I am sitting on a bed of leaves at a place of predilection, Wayá Sni, a nice camp spot on a bluff above the creek that forms one boundary of “my” land. My back rests against the black gum that supports my sleeping tarp. I gazed up at fish-scale clouds that occluded the southern and eastern skies. To the north and west, I noticed only partial occlusion. Concluding the possible approach of a frontal system, I sought a breeze with my face and found one, insistent and from the southeast, confirming in my mind an approaching cold front and probable rain in a day or two. Smiling, I gazed straight up and observed a cicada shell attached to the tree about five feet above. Abruptly, a gentle roaring burst into focus. In the Moon of Little Brother Singing such a …

Doing vs. Knowing

  Doing, what we do, arises out of a set of unconscious processes that comprise the mandala. Being is the way we are, the “core self.” Milieu is where we are, the all-inclusive nature of our unique, particular environment. Seeing isthe way we see the world, a largely unconscious process; what we see is the conscious component arising out of this process. Knowing isthe way we come to know, a largely unconscious process as well. What we know (and think) is its conscious component. Each aspect profoundly affects the others. Seeing affects knowing, which affects being. The way we “are” affects milieu which affects the way we are. What we do arises out of these, filtered somewhat by the threshold of consciousness. In seeking to fulfill its mission, La Terre Integral Center recognizes the affective aspects of the mandala. To change doing, to change what we do, requires changes in aspects of the mandala. Changes in the way we see and come to know the world can change doing, as can changes in the way …

Philosophy

The mission of La Terre Integral Center is to discover and utilize methods for discerning the nature of all human relationships: those between self and the human Other, those between self and the non-human Other, those between self and the godhead: the Wholly Other, and those between self and earth-as-resource, the source of all life. At this stage of Earth evolution, the good life for all beings seems to arise out of the nature of those relationships. Discerning relationships becomes enhancing and enriching them and through that process we ostensibly begin to become fully human and attain humanness. Through that process we might attain a profound sense of happiness in life-lived, from nadir-low to zenith-high. Through that process we might create and grow human niches-milieus within which humans and their non-human neighbors can thrive. Through that process we might begin to attain a viable, sustainable, and perhaps even peaceful human mode of life on Earth. It all begins, though, with the individual and a path with heart. That’s the starting point. What path could be …