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It has always been a radical act to share stories during dark times. They are regenerative spaces of creation and renewal. As we experience a loss of sacred connection to the earth, we share stories that explore the timeless connections between ecology, culture, and spirituality.

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Our Annual Print Edition

Emergence Magazine, Vol. 3
Living with the Unknown

Our annual print edition is a collection of essays, poems, adapted multimedia stories, and photo essays. The stories in this edition offer what we hope can be a light in the darkness as we transition into the next chapter of our collective future and embrace the reality of living with the unknown.

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by Iva Radivojević Watch Film

As four researchers drill ice cores in the Arctic, their presence is witnessed by “Utuqaq”—ice that lasts year after year.

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Seeds of Radical Renewal: A Ten-Part Leadership Course (2023)

with Spiritual Ecology facilitators

February 19 – April 23, 2023 (iteration 1) & April 26 – June 28, 2023 (iteration 2)
Applications Open

Silent Crescendo

by Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee Watch Film

This short film follows artist Slobodan Dan Paich, an émigré of former Yugoslavia, in his daily ritual of creating simple drawings with tea and ink. These fluid works reflected Slobodan’s desire to slow down in his search for a wellspring of deep, internal intelligence.


When the Earth Started to Sing

by David G. Haskell Listen to Audio Story

This sonic journey written and narrated by David G. Haskell brings us to the beginning of sound and song on planet Earth.

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by Anní Ólafsdóttir and Andri Snær Magnason Watch Film

Set in an unprecedented moment of global stillness, this film follows artists and thinkers in Iceland as they interpret a world gripped by the pandemic and reflect on possibilities for transformation held within this great pause.

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