Feral Lunacy

BY AMANDA FIORINO WAKING WILD Feral Lunacy: A Call For Awakening BY AMANDA FIORINO FEBRUARY 11, 2019 Source: The Urban Howl BY AMANDA FIORINO Moonlight traces its way across the soft surface of clouds, wrapping around one side of the ponderosa and juniper rooted firmly into clay, mud, and rock, passing effortlessly through glass to land upon my motionless, yet restless, [...]

Feral Lunacy2019-02-19T18:45:02+00:00

The Journey

One day you finally knew what you had to do, and began, though the voices around you kept shouting their bad advice – though the whole house began to tremble and you felt the old tug at your ankles. “Mend my life!” each voice cried. But you didn’t stop. You knew what you had to do, though the wind [...]

The Journey2019-01-10T16:20:31+00:00


Stand still. The trees ahead and the bushes beside you Are not lost. Wherever you are is called Here, And you must treat it as a powerful stranger, Must ask permission to know it and be known. The forest breathes. Listen. It answers, I have made this place around you, If you leave it you may come back again, [...]


The Call

I have heard it all my life, A voice calling a name I recognized as my own. Sometimes it comes as a soft-bellied whisper. Sometimes it holds an edge of urgency. But always it says: Wake up my love. You are walking asleep. There's no safety in that! Remember what you are and let this knowing take you home [...]

The Call2019-01-10T16:21:36+00:00

Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing

“Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, there is a field. I’ll meet you there. When the soul lies down in that grass, the world is too full to talk about. Ideas, language, even the phrase “each other” doesn’t make any sense. The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you. Don’t go back to sleep. You must ask [...]

Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing2019-01-10T16:22:16+00:00


Sometimes if you move carefully through the forest, Breathing like the ones in the old stories, Who could cross a shimmering bed of leaves with out a sound, You come to a place whose only task is to trouble you with tiny but frightening requests, conceived out of nowhere but in this place lead everywhere. Requests to stop what [...]


Wild Geese

You do not have to be good. You do not have to walk on your knees For a hundred miles through the desert, repenting. You only have to let the soft animal of your body love what it loves. Tell me about your despair, yours, and I will tell you mine. Meanwhile the world goes on. Meanwhile the sun [...]

Wild Geese2019-01-10T16:24:59+00:00

Chumash Pow Wow

Chumash Pow Wow "Restoring land without restoring relationship is an empty exercise. It is relationship that will endure and relationship that will sustain the restored land..." Our belonging to each other might be forgotten, but never will it be lost. [...]

Chumash Pow Wow2019-01-10T16:27:11+00:00

All the True Vows

All the True Vows All the true vows are secret vows the ones we speak out loud are the ones we break. There is only one life you can call your own and a thousand others you can call by any name you want. Hold to the truth you make every day with your own body, don't turn your [...]

All the True Vows2019-01-08T03:50:33+00:00

Is the World a Better Place Because You Were Born?

http://www.derrickjensen.org/2017/04/world-better-because-you-were-born/ Is the World a Better Place Because You Were Born? April 1st, 2017 I was asked to speak about the state of the planet, and to do it in under five minutes. I can do it in three. The world is being murdered, flayed alive, poisoned, gutted, dismembered. Every biological indicator is going the wrong direction. And it’s [...]

Is the World a Better Place Because You Were Born?2019-01-04T20:58:12+00:00