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Recovering birth from the industrial biomedical complex (with permaculturist-midwife, Eleanor Young)

This week Patrick spoke with researcher, permaculturist and midwife Eleanor Young. Here at the School of Applied Neopeasantry, we are still brimming from sharing virtual space with this sensitive, thinking and wise scholar-practitioner advocating for women-centric birthing.

Make yourself a cuppa, turn off notifications, and settle in for a beautiful, generative and unfolding hour of yarning. We guarantee nourishment for those on a path back into the cosmology of Mother Country and Grandmother Gaia. Here is the audio only version:

 

You can watch the conversation here (and please let us know if you’re having troubles accessing our CommonsTube page, fingers crossed it streams for you):

The related reading/listening mentioned by Eleanor in this podcast is her mentor and friend, Dr Rachel Reed’s work and especially her book, ‘Reclaiming Childbirth as a Rite of Passage: Weaving ancient wisdom with modern knowledge.’

In the podcast, Eleanor mentions the School of Shamanic Womancraft, and the principles and ethics of permaculture.

If you’d like to get in touch with Eleanor, please let us know and we can hook you up.

Your stories of birth, underworlding or reclaiming your wild health are most welcome here, and all is welcome – the beautiful, the tragic, and the sublime.

Sending this with Mother Countrying love,
Magpie and Blue Wren

Towards a sacred politics (with permaculturist, health practitioner and AFP candidate, Kerryn Sedgman)

Kerryn Sedgman is standing in the forthcoming Australian federal election in the Ballarat electorate as an Australian Federation Party candidate. This week we caught up with her at her home in Wheatsheaf in southern Djaara country, heard why she is standing, and explored the possibility of reclaiming a sacred politics.

We offer this video as an alternative political perspective to help generate discussion for other ways we might perform politics.

You can listen to the audio only version here.

 

Please feel free to share this story and to comment below. Thank you to all the generous folk who have donated in the past week. We now have enough funds to make the next three videos. A big thanks again to Miles for his fine camerawork and collaboration. We so value all his inputs and generosity.

Here are the video references:

Kerryn Sedgman website
Australian Federation Party
Sacred Economics by Charles Eisenstein (teaser video)
Satish Kumar
Schumacher College
Small is Beautiful book
Soil, soul and society: Satish Kumar at TEDxExeter
Charles Eisenstein
Paul Kingsnorth
World Economic Forum’s “in plain sight” political-medical infiltration
Klaus Schwab’s “COVID-19: The Great Reset” book
The Great Reset at the WEF
Martín Prechtel’s book Long life, honey in the heart
Pfizer documents released – Dr John Campbell
Swedish peer-reviewed study alerting probable Pfizer vaccine harm to liver cells
Mobeen Syed MD’s interpretation of the Swedish study
Catherine King MP
Patrick asks Catherine King when will segregation end in Victoria? video