Author Archives: PK Willey

PK Willey, Ph.D., is an American, a Gandhian scholar, author and entrepreneur, who has delved deeply into Gandhi's Earth Ethics. Willey seeks to enhance philosophical discourse around the world, particularly in the USA, and finds Gandhi's ideas, thoughts, and example, to be invaluable in this effort. Currently, besides numerous articles and book projects, Willey is developing a new framework for qualitative research that employs Earth Ethics, guided by Weibust's Transformative Paradigm.

Things we Forget as Americans

I had the chance today to cogitate on an article written in Transcend Media Services by Dr. Anthony Marsella, called: “Total War:” Weaponizing and Exporting USA Popular Culture”.  Those of you who have traveled a bit and seen the tremendous, powerful, good, and not always to the good, influence of our country’s popular culture abroad, will be interested in Dr. Marsella’s thoughtful research on the topic.  Having children, who grew up as impressionable teens Continue reading →

A Structural Theory of Aging

Wikipedia has much to offer under “aging”. Highly recommended are the 10 points by the world’s oldest living man, 114, Walter Breuning.    However, older persons, like me at 86, know their own aging best.  Less trouble with “oxidant stress” as a major cause, having used anti-oxidants based on blueberry skin–no chemicals–for decades. 20,000 blood stem cells renew my blood, but they are dying.  Problematic.

Rule no. 1: Keep mind and body active; maintain a good nutrition. Continue reading →

Four Waters System of Hanumantha Rao!

Gandhi was so concerned with sustainable water conservation management, that in his intentional communities he set an example by collecting the outhouse urine in the mornings to do the first rinse on the night-soil pots!  He also studied organic gardening in experiments going on in Indore, MP, that were to later inspire the Organic Gardening Magazine of the Rodale Press, here in the USA. Being a Gardener Continue reading →

A portrait photograph of Edith Hamilton as she works on her writing, glancing at the photographer.

Our Sanctuaries: Finding Edith Hamilton

“We have many silent sanctuaries in which we can find a breathing space to free ourselves from the personal, to rise above our harassed and perplexed minds and catch sight of values that are stable, which no selfish and timorous preoccupations can make waver, because they are the hard-won and permanent possession of humanity… Continue reading →

The Very Positive Side to Trump’s Victory: A Baker’s Dozen

This is a Guest Post by Rachel Olivia O’Connor (unedited, from the visceral heart)

I wish Joe Bageant were alive for many reasons, not the least of which is that it would have gladdened his heart to see the Rust Belt citizens and their counterparts down South feeling that Donald might be doing the right thing by them, giving them hope, a modicum of relief and respect. I interviewed Joe twice, and I know Continue reading →

A transgender God?

Transgender or No Gender? The Indian Ethos

A friend of mine recently sent me this article on the honouring of transgender people in India.

I am grateful that Indian philosophy has progressed in the ways that it has. It leaves a lot of room, as well as a lot to think about, in that inner ever meshing, threshing dialogue that we all engage in, some more consciously than not.  I find that the deep honouring of the differences between the genders in India has allowed each to blossom in ways that are not threatened by the other.   Here in the US,  gender debate does not even begin to encompass the natural and wonderful differences that our Creator has endowed us with, but seems a reaction to the valuing of men and women by an economic system that has no use for positive feminine qualities, as they are known. Continue reading →

A standing bulb of dried garlic, the loosening sheaths of the cloves in clear relief

Surprise Harvest

This is a guest post by Jeanne Allie.

This afternoon, I was preparing the bed to plant my garlic. I plant my garlic in the late fall; in late winter or early spring, before the snow has even finished melting, we’ll see the little green spears thrusting themselves through the soil…the first green of the season. So, my fall garlic planting is truly a treat I plan ahead for myself, to welcome all of us into spring after the long dreary winter. Today, God had another kind of surprise in store for me Continue reading →