Spotlight: Trees: Our Loyal And Necessary Companions

POSTED August 4, 2021 IN


Jean Shinoda Bolen, M.D. tells us that trees are our essential partners in life on this planet and reminds us that not only are they indispensable to our well-being, they are sacred. Julia Butterfly Hill would agree as she lived in a Redwood tree for over two years. The late Mollison illuminates the complex and marvelous interactions among trees and rain, soil, plants, animals and humans, as he tells us how to bring health and sanity back to land-use practices. Each of these programs will highlight the delights and necessity of trees and the well-being of life on this planet. There is much to encourage us in these four conversations chosen specially from the New Dimensions archive of programs.

Standing By Trees, Women, And Girls
with Jean Shinoda Bolen, M.D.

Program 3395
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Trees are our essential partners in life on this planet. Not only are they indispensable to our well-being, they are sacred. Bolen’s thwarted efforts to save a magnificent Monterey Pine tree in her yard from those who wanted to have a better view moved her to look at the anatomy and physiology of trees as well as the archetypal and sacred symbols they represent.  Read more »

Julia Butterfly HillThe Power Of One: Making Choices For A Better World
with Julia Butterfly Hill

Program 2942
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Julia speaks about her heart wrenching experiences in sitting in a 180-foot-tall, roughly 1500-year-old California redwood tree for 738 days between December 10, 1997 and December 18, 1999, and the work she has been doing since she ended her tree sit.  Read more »

Miracles In Permaculture
with Bill Mollison

Program 2564
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We hate to be reminded of the dangerous degradation of our air, water and soil quality because it is so widespread and seems so hopeless. Mollison, one of the originators of permaculture, tells us how to make land and water healthy and supportive of human and countless other forms of life. Read more »  

 The Power Of Trees And Chanting To Heal
with Shannon Sullivan

Program 3704
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Here Sullivan talks about the power of trees in guiding us in understanding ourselves as well as our ancestral roots. She also shares the power of communal chanting that is a bridge of past and present that moves us deeply on a soul level as it connects us to Spirit. Read more »

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