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TOTNES LIFE CAIRN ~ A MEMORIAL TO HONOUR and GRIEVE EXTINCT SPECIES DUE TO HUMAN ACTIVITIES Between 100 and 150 species of animals, plants, insects and other living organism go extinct each...day due to human activities. "Grief is not a form of negotiation with Death, it is a courageous, generous and beautiful Love letter to Life". Azul-Valerie Thome
On the 1st of December 2018, after 18 months of work&connections, 150 people - adults, children and babies - were gathered in Totnes to create together a Life Cairn on Sharpham Estate : a memorial for the community to honour and grieve species that have today gone extinct due to human activity. In a silent procession, each one carried a stone in their hands. On top of the hill, stones were placed one by one, with the name of the extinct being, and the sound of a bell. The community sang around a fire, men and women wept and grieved together, prayed together, sang together and recommitted to protecting, tending and being attentive to the species that are still living. The Life Cairn in Totnes was initiated by SOULand, as part of the vision of "Making the world of our Longing". The vision is now for a mycelium of Life Cairns to grow around the world, gifting spaces for our human community to welcome the grief of their loss, and the depth of their love for the natural living world and in that way mature a little in this gesture of making amend in sacred wild beauty for what we have done.
THANK YOU to: -Anima Mundi -SOULand.org -the Life Cairn -Remembrance Day for Lost Species -Sharpham estate -Totnes community of poets, singers , makers, artists and kind people -transition town totnes -Acorn school -Steiner school The film was created by Emilio Mula at www.nu-frame.co.uk
Azul Thome is the active visionary and a deep designer or ritual for SOULand: ´Making the World of our Longing one Maturing Soul at a Time ´ eARTh and the Grief Composting Circles http://www.souland.org/life-cairn-in-...
Other Links : www.souland.org/life-cairn-in-totnes.html www.medium.com/dark-mountain/the-life-cairn-1483610d05ab www.uncivilisation.co.uk/uncategorized/building-a-life-cairn-at-unciv-13/ www.facebook.com/Thelifecairn/ SOULAND LIFE CAIRN www.souland.org/life-cairn-in-totnes.html LIFE CAIRN FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/Thelifecairn/ The Last Recorded Song of an Extinct Bird (Kauaʻi ʻōʻō Bird ): www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_1NhJB_-IE REMEMBRANCE DAY FOR LOST SPECIE 30th NOV: www.lostspeciesday.org IUCN RED LIST OF ENDANGERED SPECIES: www.iucnredlist.org/search LIFE CAIRN in Mount Caburn East Sussex, UK: www.vimeo.com/24161259 PLEASE SHARE WILDLY AND WIDELY SOULand: ´Making the World of our Longing one Maturing Soul at a Time ´ www.souland.org
Sharpham Estate in Devon (UK) has accepted to open a site for our Totnes Community Life Cairn we will be creating on 1st Dec 2018.
LIFE CAIRN IN TOTNES FB EVENT: https://www.facebook.com/events/1773741646245298/