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Jacob Devaney is Founder and Director of Culture Collective. As a creative activist, Jacob wears many hats including, web-designer, festival entertainer, pianist, media-maker, producer, and developer of interactive children's Ibooks. Chasing inspiration and participating in community service, working with youth, educators, and facilitating cultural exchanges have him continuously seeking balance in his many creative endeavors.
Jacob is a member of the Creative Activist community at Creative Visions Foundation.

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Lose Yourself Behind a Mask

(0) Comments | Posted October 30, 2014 | 3:52 PM

Every culture and tradition around the world has masks, costumes, dances, puppets and ceremonial characters that teach or bring meaning to the community. In native traditions these are not considered performances to be watched, they are considered sacred or ceremonial aspects of life that the whole community participates in the...

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Sustainable Solutions: Water in the Walls

(3) Comments | Posted October 15, 2014 | 5:26 PM

People who study ecological design and live sustainably off the grid understand the importance of thermal mass for keeping places cool in the summer and warm in the winter. This energy efficient thinking shouldn't be limited to off-the-grid living as sustainable solutions continue to find their way into urban landscapes as saving energy...

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Farmshare Model can End World Hunger

(2) Comments | Posted October 8, 2014 | 5:37 PM

If you took everything that the farmers are now throwing away because of market conditions or cosmetic imperfections and you took that food... kept it from the landfills, kept it from being plowed under and put it into the pipeline to the poor, we would solve world hunger. -Patricia Robbins,...
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Internet Mirrors Human Brain

(0) Comments | Posted October 2, 2014 | 12:00 AM

When technology enables a truly global connected intelligence, the kind of insights we're going to be able to have we cannot even imagine yet." -- Tiffany Shlain

You have probably heard of Connected the Film, or The Future Starts Here, or The Webby Awards by Tiffany Shlain by now -- and...

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Sex & Nature: Evocative Paintings by Mark Henson

(2) Comments | Posted September 30, 2014 | 5:37 PM

Sex arouses the body, nature enriches the soul, and art inspires the mind. Artist Mark Henson makes love visible with a paintbrush. It's not porn, and it's not exactly what you were thinking but it might just turn you on in ways that you have never imagined.

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Religions for the Earth Conference

(5) Comments | Posted September 19, 2014 | 12:34 PM

religionsThere are many lenses through which humans see the divine and interpret what is sacred. It is an act of courage to accept that all beings have their own unique connection to the sacred. It is a powerful way to...

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Heart Resonance and Global Coherence for Peace Day

(0) Comments | Posted September 19, 2014 | 8:10 AM

Most people would not dispute that inner peace is a prerequisite for world peace. Within each of us is a natural response for healing and maintaining homeostasis. Likewise, ecological systems in nature tend to seek balance and optimal health. When humans create a strong resonance with their internal well-being, is it possible...

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A Gathering of the Tribes, Unity in the Black Hills

(1) Comments | Posted September 11, 2014 | 10:46 AM

From the Cowboy Indian Alliance (CIA) to Neil Young touring with a message to Honor the Treaties we have witnessed an unprecedented wave of indigenous activism. With good reason, First Nations Peoples are building alliances with environmentalists, celebrities, and...

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Technology for World Peace, Not World Destruction

(1) Comments | Posted September 9, 2014 | 8:43 AM

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Fire is technology. We can use it to warm our food and our home or it can burn down our neighborhood. It's all a matter of how we choose to use technological resources, or abuse them. If you are reading this now then...

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Rewiring the Global Brain for Peace

(0) Comments | Posted August 29, 2014 | 11:10 AM

"The world is a reflection of who we are and if we don't like the reflection, it doesn't really help to break the mirror." -- Deepak Chopra at Global Meditation for Peace August 8, 2014
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White Buffalo Day: Unity in a World Divided

(0) Comments | Posted August 24, 2014 | 12:06 AM

"The squeaky wheel gets the grease" is a good way to convey why we see so much war and division in our news yet hear so little about the many quiet miracles of peace and unity that are happening all over the world.

White Buffalo Day is a fine example...

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America, Israel, Prophets and Profit

(0) Comments | Posted August 14, 2014 | 9:40 PM

The American dream, born of the high ideals of democracy and separation of church and state, has struggled to live up to its own principles. Israel, a prophesied "Return to the Holy Land" and democracy in the Middle East, is another dream that is currently struggling to live up to its...

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We Refuse to Be Enemies

(4) Comments | Posted July 30, 2014 | 12:42 AM

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It is a common theme throughout the world that governments like to create war and the people they govern would rather live in peace. Traditionally, the "theater of war" requires the state to create some sort of "justification"...

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Key to Freedom, World Forgiveness Day

(0) Comments | Posted July 29, 2014 | 12:42 PM

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Forgiving others does not fix their mistakes. We forgive them to release ourselves from the heavy burden of holding grudges and carrying bitterness in our heart. It accomplishes something even greater than that. It allows us each the space to...

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#MakePeace, a Practical Solution to a World in Turmoil

(3) Comments | Posted July 23, 2014 | 10:41 AM

Sometimes the simple wisdom of an elder can echo in your mind for many years. In 1998 I was at an international gathering of indigenous elders called Belonging to Mother Earth. Each morning we drove through Camp Pendleton National Guard Base at dawn to participate in a traditional sunrise ceremony on...

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Honoring Sacred Sites, World Peace and Prayer Day

(0) Comments | Posted June 18, 2014 | 12:19 PM

June 19, 20, 21, 22 2014 -- World Peace and Prayer Days will take place in The Hudson Valley, New York in conjunction with a globally synchronized meditation with communities around the planet.

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All nations around the world honor sacred sites as places holding unique...

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Unify, an Emergent Global Culture

(4) Comments | Posted June 15, 2014 | 11:30 AM

Humans share more in common than we usually realize but religious ideologies, cultural and national identities often cause us to be at odds with each other. In September 2012, I received a call from my friend Adil Kassam asking if I would write an article...

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A Moment Shared Around the World, the Collective Field

(3) Comments | Posted May 8, 2014 | 11:16 AM

... there exists a second psychic system of a collective, universal, and impersonal nature which is identical in all individuals. -- Carl Jung

Amanda SageJung used the term "Collective Unconscious," which infers that there must also be...

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Permaculture: Changing the Narrative

(2) Comments | Posted May 5, 2014 | 1:10 AM

In ancient times our worldview was shaped by our relationship with nature and stories told around council fires. Today our world is shaped by stories shared through film and social media. We still live within the natural laws of ecosystems, but many have forgotten our important relationship with nature. Permaculture has solutions but the story is yet to be told on a mass-media level.

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Permaculture solutions often threaten dirty energy and environmentally destructive practices which doesn't allow for these solutions to have a voice on corporate media in the mainstream. This is why social media networks are so important. Each time we share, like, and support permaculture or other "solutions-oriented" media we are participating in changing the stories that shape our world. The world is ready for stories of healing, for new solutions to nagging problems and we are the crowd that is changing the narrative that is shaping our future world. This is the best place to learn more and get involved!

This blog originally appeared on Culture...

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Making Waves Across Our Nation and the World

(1) Comments | Posted April 3, 2014 | 11:21 AM

Our Supreme Court has decided that money is free speech, yet money is not free. Our elected and appointed officials have decided to use their public office to represent private interests dishonoring the integrity of the seats they hold. Our Congress on both sides of the aisle have continued to...

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