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The Jupiter/Neptune conjunction of 2022

Jupiter chases Neptune around the comic racetrack, catching up with Neptune every 12 -13 years to form a conjunction. This conjunction is typically seen as an event, and it is an event that sparks a p...

Lets talk about time!

What is time? We’ve all hear the phrase “time heals all wounds”, but that doesn’t tell us what time is. We could say time past is a memory and time future is a dream, so the on...

What is a personal legend?

It is simply, what you always wanted to do from the time you were very young and wide open to dreaming! Everyone knows their personal legend when they are young, but it becomes distorted by society, p...

let’s talk about Narcissus!

We’ve all heard the story of Narcissus, a youth who knelt beside a lake daily to contemplate his own beauty, and was so fascinated with himself that he fell into the lake and drowned. This story...

The Great Conjunction

Astrology is pointing at December 21 being the one and only day of this conjunction, however.. It started on the 6th of December when they were 1 degree 40 minutes apart, and it has been steadily decr...

The Sun is in Ophiuchus

After 6 short days in the constellation of Scorpius, the Sun has orbited into the constellation of Ophiuchus today! This constellation was removed by the Babylonian astrologers, and to continue to fol...

The sun is in the constellation of Scorpius

As we are heading to the winter solstice, and the big Saturn Jupiter conjunction of a century, the sun has made its yearly voyage into the constellation of Scorpius. This constellation lies mostly nor...

Sun is in Libra, the realm of Creativity

wait, but no, the sun is in scorpio! That’s what a western/tropical astrologer will tell you. The simple fact is that Western/tropical astrology still counts on the sun rising in the constellati...

About… Climate Change

A touchy subject for sure, but one that is either ignored, or totally misunderstood. The current buzz, cliche’ is to be sustainable.. to be 1% for the earth. What does sustainability mean to you...

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Cohabitation Dehesas


Dehesa- The word comes from the old growth multifunctional agrosylvopastoral systems of Spain. The dehesas of Spain (Montados in Portugal) are examples of ecosystems where humans play a constructive role, maintaining and improving the landscape to benefit wilderness, all its inhabitants and humans equally. The area of land belongs to the village/cohabitors in common.

Forests seem permanent and natural. Few are. For at least 6,000 years men and women have shaped the woods. The forests as we know them are products of craft/art-ing.

Up until our time a forest was not a wilderness. From it might be harvested timber, firewood, tanbark, charcoal, fence and hurdle poles, splints for wattle, grass to pasture sheep, goats, cattle, horses, bison and more, acorns to fatten hogs, honey from beehives, ink from oak galls. In return, the users left the dung of the grazing animals.

A good dehesa looks like a park. The principal trees are oak, and under the trees are grasses and many more forage plants.

No one gets individually rich on a Dehesa, yet all live well. It requires a complex code of use allied to half a dozen crafts (or more) in a system of care and protection for all who come after. This has been going on since the bronze age and before. Since the Neolithic age crops have been planted among the trees.

 

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OWWL


Owl can see that which others cannot, which is the essence of true wisdom

Our body and wings

Our talons of self sustainment

Meet the Sensei

The Journey

 

 

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Arting/Crafting careers


 Working for a living= merely surviving

Career-ing= inspiring for a short time

Art-ing/crafting vocation-ing= awakened radiantly happy living a full filling life.

 

Since humans began to build and settle down, there have been two versions of the world; the world made with wood, and the world made with coal and oil. One lasted 12 to 15 millenia, the other has lasted about 250 years so far, and is crumbling into non being.

Humans arose through the exercise of memory, reason and skill in a world that was warming and blooming. Memory gave to reason its material and skill proved a thought to be true (or not). Skill suggested a turn of the wrist, memory preserved it, reason compared it.

The human attributes-courage, faithfulness, patience, fortitude, prudence and honor were forged where the faculties met, in the making of home in the world.

Human beings learned from the woods around them. The more the people worked with the oak, the more the oak taught them what it could do.

When we talk about prehistoric Britain we tend to think of Stonehenge. What we seldom realize is that Stonehenge is by no means unique. Most of the henges that have been excavated were largely or entirely made of oak posts.

The shapes and patterns of all the henges are called entropic because it is thought that they were created within the eyes itself.

The human mind grew through the knowledge born of Art, of Craft, and in order to make, our ancestors had to imagine. In order to imagine, they had to make. Between thinking/imagining and making (art-ing/crafting) the world we know emerged.

To imagine and to make (art, craft) are reinforcing pairs that awaken your spirit to life a big talented full-filling life.

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The journey

Crafting Dojo Opportunities

Service and volunteering dojo

Throw coins into the sacred pond

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Who is us


We are re-enchanting our world by honoring and celebrating everybody and everything while Art-ing a good life for all.

 

About aatl

Owl- wings and body

Our Renunciations

Our Animal Tribe

Our Human Tribe

Our heritage

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