Coming of Age: video, audio and slides

The audio, slides and edited video of our review Coming of Age: People, Organisations, Countries, The World are shared here. Please enjoy. The main talk begins after 13 minutes. Audio only:

Coming of Age

People, Organisations, Countries, the World. An exposition of progressive thinking for positive change.8 December 2020, 1600 GMT Astraea turns 21 on 8 December 2020. For many the 21st birthday is the threshold between childhood and adulthood, between innocence and maturity. Whatever age or ceremony marks “growing up”, people from all over the world follow a …
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Finding and Following the Red Thread of Fate

In conversation with Leiko Uchiyama, Master Felter Please enjoy the experience and perspectives of Leiko Uchimaya who has generously shared them in this conversation. Meeting Ms Uchiyama for the first time, we were welcomed in to her felt workshop, an old farm shed in the foothills of Mount Leinster, where we quickly set up the …
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Oisin’s Journey to Grand Design

Singer/songwriter Oisin O’Neill chats with astraea about how he came to create Grand Design, released on 25 May.Check out Grand Design on oisinoneill.bandcamp.com We observe the strange coincidence that Grand Design was released on 25 May, the day celebrated by some for “The Glorious Revolution” of truth – a fictional event, and now also to …
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We are mad as hell. Will we remain charred and broken or will we rise from the ashes?

The anger released by the nurder in broad daylight, on camera, of George Floyd has been held back for years. And it has been growing for years. Black people are right to voice their frustration and anger at the encouraging role of the government in oppressing minorities. Everyone is angry, everyone is afraid. When the …
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To be or not to be human …

Reality Bites: Corona, Capitalism, Life and Death

Planet of the Humans. Or cockroaches? Maybe.

Thoughts on the recently released film, both acclaimed and vilified, Planet of the Humans by Jeff Gibbs.Watch the film. www.planetofthehumans.comInform yourself.

Dry run in the tent: Corona, System Change and Humanity.

What in the world …?

Change is not new to the modern era.  Shocks have become commonplace.  The threat of war is dulled.  The nuclear threat is muted. We all like stability.  And we go about our daily lives in as normal a way as possible.  We might even ignore worsening crises, as does the proverbial frog in boiling water. …
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