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What Is Your Integral Response to the Ecological Crisis?

Winter 2021 | Vol. 46 No. 3
American Ecology

2020 has seen the Australian continent and the American West torched by fire. It has witnessed protests bubble up en masse across the country, spilling out into a global movement. Within weeks, a pandemic ensnared the entire planet, further straining the interconnected nature of people, animals, and our shared ecological home. We are nature ourselves, after all, and part of this landscape, seething. Whether we choose to challenge “the old ways” inherently designed to exploit and oppress remains to be seen. Earth, as it goes, has gone through many transformations. How do we understand the current transformations taking place, and navigate them from an integral perspective?

In the Winter 2021 issue of Collaboration we will continue to focus on Time-Spirit and how it is moving in nature. What is progressing deeply behind the headlines and distractions on the surface? Can you speak to these issues from intuitive mind and surprise us with new understandings of Earth and us? In what ways might Integral Yoga help us process the loss of our home ecosystems as they smolder away? What is touching you to live more consciously and lovingly, to help heal both traumatized bodies and weaponized lands? Is there earth-based wisdom from our indigenous communities we can raise to help reconcile our separation from each other and our collective environment? We invite you to integrally engage with questions that tap the roots of our American ecology. 

Mission: Collaboration is the journal of Integral Yoga published in the United States. Our mission is to share articles, conversations, poetry, and art that deeply engage our transitional times with the beauty, joy, and hope of the vast wisdom and practice of this evolutionary tradition and its founders, Sri Aurobindo and the Mother. We explore and celebrate particularly the individual practice of yoga in this country as well as currents and expressions of the collective yoga of the American soul in our times.

Audience: Collaboration is a means of reflection, encouragement, and critical thinking for the Integral Yoga community here at home. We also want to highlight friends and allies in related areas of personal and social transformation. Including these fellow travelers requires sensitivity from our contributors, whom we ask refrain from using references and terms of Integral Yoga and the works of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother without explaining or clarifying them.

Content: We welcome many kinds of contributions, including community updates, interviews, reflective and educational and experiential essays, poetry, artwork, stories, humor, and reviews. The theme for Winter 2021 invites your works on the contemporary social and environmental currents of the Time-Spirit from a yogic perspective.

Deadline: August 1, 2021

Please contact our editorial team for the word count suitable for your contribution prior to submission at editor@collaboration.org. This will allow us to provide you with writer’s guidelines that reflect our editorial criteria.