From Jonathan Woolley: Hedge-riding becomes as much a matter of crossing boundaries in defence of the commons, as it is a case of journeying along green roads into the Woods From Which We Come.
Identity politics cannot resist capitalism because it is a product of capitalism.
Capitalism alienates us from our body, so our liberation must begin with the body. An essay from Silvia Federici
"Anyone who doesn’t see the need for new collective action on the macroscopic plane vis-a-vis the potential of pandemics, nuclear dynamics, climate change and medical access/cost/quality — to name only four of four hundred crises plus — simply isn’t paying attention."
Crafted Recordings Podcast episode 7: The Deeper Magic of the Commons.
From Rhyd Wildermuth: "Time is not Money. Money is Not Time. And we will never be machines."
From Rhyd Wildermuth: "seeing how political forces have shaped our existence, seeing how there is nowhere sacred anymore, is the beginning of wisdom."
from Sean Donahue Like gods and people, plants exist for themselves -- and as part the complex ecologies from which they emerge. Many contemporary magical practitioners approach them simply as inert objects to be used in ritual or spellcraft-- a perspective and approach that both emerge from and reinforce capitalist materialist culture's denial of the living intelligences of the other than human world.