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Burl Hall is a masters level therapist living in Sabattus, Maine. He is currently working as an in-home therapist with families containing children that are at risk for out-of-home placement due to being in trouble with the law.
Burl is also president of AMMA, a non-profit organization designed to help develop community in the Lewiston/Auburn area and to foster self-reliance in this day of peak oil, decreasing pay and benefits, and increasing turmoil in the social, political, familial and environmental domains. At present, Burl is working with a group of people regarding funding issues and is beginning to work with a team of people on a grant to help launch AMMA.
In addition, Burl is head of the Lewiston/Auburn Area Permaculture and Transition Town Meet-Up Group. This group is designed to organize people wanting to foster a sustainable living style through the utillization of gardening techniques coupled with the buying of local foods and the utilization of diverse economic methods (e.g., time dollars, barter). This group covers the Lewiston/Auburn area in Maine, which includes Sabattus, Leeds, Litchfield, Poland, Livermore Falls, and Wales.
Burl is also a poet and writer. His passion is spiritual understanding. Burl has written "Sophia's Web: Understanding the Unity and Diversity of Religion, Science and Ourselves." (For reviews, see the book's site on Amazon). Burl has since updated this book and is working on publishing it under the title of "Sophia's Web: Reclaiming Wholeness in a Divided World." He also has a couple of pieces of fiction in the works as well as a book of poetry.
Burl's writings reveal a web that unifies Burl's personal dreams and life experiences with sacred scriptures and myth throughout the world. Through his own life experiences, Burl encourages readers to understand a unifying pattern to all religions and mythology in relation to how we operate as human beings in Nature.
Burl also looks at the underlying theme to ancient writings and teachings and links them to modern scientific theories such as the holographic paradigm as put forth in the work of physicist David Bohm and the neurological research of Karl Pribram. Burl furthermore identifies the universality of female and male roles in the creative process by focusing on Sophia, or Wisdom, as the conceiver of all thought and, ultimately, the entire universe. In Bibical lore, this is known as "The Word Made Flesh."
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Rob Kall's 'Bottom Up' Revolution in Relation to the Plight of Bees
We often see life through a pyramid scheme in which the top 1-5% are at top, and in control, with the rest of us, and Nature, being at the bottom. What would happen if the base said, "no more?" This article discusses Rob Kall's "bottom up" philosophy in politics by focusing on how his work mirrors Nature's way by using bees as an example. Is bottom up the true way Nature functions? The author of the article thinks so.
Sunday, February 9, 2014 (656 views)
From Top-Down to Bottom Up: The Work of Les Robinson
I don't think any of us would debate that major change needs to happen. Our freedoms are being taken away, the environment is being destroyed, and we have entered an era of corporate feudalism. Australian author is a change agent who helps us to move into ways of creating change that is empowering. His is the work of the future, if we are to have one.
Monday, June 4, 2012 (519 views)
The Occupy Movement is as Bruce Toien states in his "Op Ed" piece, a critique of hierarchy. This article takes this insight further by contrasting leadership with the planet's and the bodily systems intereactions as a functioning whole.