“It has always been a radical act to share stories during dark times. They are a regenerative space of creation and renewal. As we experience the desecration of our lands and waters, the extinguishing of species, and a loss of sacred connection to the earth, we look to emerging stories. In them we find the timeless connections between ecology, culture, and spirituality.”
Image & Words: Emergence Magazine
Prompt 1: What other forms of intelligence do you identify and work with? .
“Hawai’ian intelligence, Paul [Neves] says, is from the na’au, the stomach. Technology has its place, but there are other, more reliable ways of knowing and being; the mind is only a database. Na’au is felt, intuited, learned overtime through interaction with the surrounding world. It is about coming to understand the signs around you and aligning your practices and lifestyle accordingly. Development on Mauna Kea, for Paul, is symptomatic of placing too much emphasis on the intellect, forgetting to be in a felt, reciprocal relationship with what is around us. In this sense, astronomy is part of the same mindset that led to the overthrow of the monarchy in 1893.” - Born Was the Mountain, Words & Image, Chelsea Steinauer- Scudder