I’m Kim, a writer, author, designer, artist, yoga and meditation instructor, trained as an architect, living near Montréal, Canada.

MY NEW BOOK:
The Modern House Bus is now available for order (published by The Countryman Press).

environment

  • Date
  • July 29, 2015

All Aboard a Sinking Ship

Changing course in the middle of a slowly unfolding disaster is no small feat. Our society is a great system of systems, all of which work against the self-realization of the individual toward freedom, true community and happiness. Even worse, it commodifies everything. Everything. Not just the air, water, land and animals, but is this mindset …

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  • Date
  • October 13, 2014

The woman who lived in a giant tree for two years

Our inculturation as “moderns” sometimes leads us to view unconventional people in a misguided light. Portrayed as a tree-hugging radical, Julia “Butterfly” Hill is a well-known environmental activist and writer, best-known for her two-year long “tree-sit” occupation of a 200-foot tall ancient redwood tree in Humboldt County, California, to save it from being cut down by loggers. …

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  • August 19, 2014

Mathemusician’s doodles demystifies the agony of numbers

Mathematics is a beautiful language that helps us describe nature and her inexorable laws. For the layman (or laywoman in my case) this means a garbled bunch of indecipherable symbols, Greekery and equations, but it need not be the case if you would like to comprehend some concepts intuitively. One person that I’ve come across …

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  • Date
  • November 5, 2013

We Are the Dreamed (Part 7)

Here follows Part 7 of a research paper that explores the connections between ecology, culture, science and the collective consciousness. Here are Part 1, Part 2, Part 3,  Part 4, Part 5 and Part 6. We Are The Dreamed Young Girl Playing Paper Game: Dream is destiny. – “Waking Life,” directed by Richard Linklater, 2001 A change of consciousness is the major …

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  • Date
  • October 25, 2013

Memetics, Culture Jamming and Waking Up To Our Own Collective Lucid Dream (Part 6)

Here follows Part 6 of a research paper that explores the connections between ecology, culture, science and the collective consciousness. Here are Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3,  Part 4 and Part 5. Memetics, Culture Jamming and Waking Up To Our Own Collective Lucid Dream Man on the Train: Hey, are you a dreamer? Wiley: Yeah. Man on the Train: …

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  • Date
  • June 8, 2013

Risk-free Social Mapping: Dreams In Hominid Evolution of Consciousness (Part 5)

Here follows Part 5 of a research paper that explores the connections between ecology, culture, science and the collective consciousness. Here are Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3 and Part 4. Risk-free Social Mapping: Dreams In Hominid Evolution of Consciousness Jung’s work is not without detractors – for some, his constant search for metaphor in clinical situations and attempting …

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  • May 21, 2013

Sprout Out Loud! ‘Zine Launch @ Drawn & Quarterly

Montréal artist-activist Emily Rose Michaud is launching the second edition of her ‘zine Pouvoir Aux Pousses! / Sprout Out Loud! tomorrow at local comics powerhouse Drawn & Quarterly. Emily established the Roerich Garden* in 2007, as part of the Sprout Out Loud! gardener’s collective. The Roerich Garden is located on a plot of land formerly …

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  • May 13, 2013

From Jung To an Ecology of The Collective Unconscious (Part 4)

  Here follows Part 4 of a research paper that explores the connections between ecology, culture, science and the collective consciousness. Here are Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3. From Jung To an Ecology of The Collective Unconscious The dream is a little hidden door in the innermost and most secret recesses of the soul, opening into …

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  • Date
  • April 18, 2013

The Dreaming, Dream Law and Ecological Ethics (Part 3)

Video: This incredible example of storytelling comes from the 2000 Sydney Olympics opening ceremony showing the unity of Australia’s 250 aboriginal tribes. Here follows Part 3 of a research paper that explores the connections between ecology, culture, science and the collective consciousness. Here are Part 1 and Part 2. The Dreaming, Dream Law and Ecological …

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  • March 12, 2013

The Cosmogenic Dream (Part 2)

Here follows Part 2 of a research paper of mine that explores the connections between ecology, culture, science and the collective consciousness. Part 1 can be found here. The Cosmogenic Dream – To Divine Visions – To The Awakened Dreamer Contrary to westernized cultures’ ambiguous approach to dreams, early cultures placed dreams squarely as a …

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  • Date
  • February 22, 2013

Ecology of the Collective Unconscious (Part 1)

The past few years have been a bit of an undocumented period for me. I used to write pretty prolifically on the personal level and now it’s dwindled to not even a trickle, except for the odd journalling jaunt. Recovering the process will probably take some time, but in the meanwhile, I’m going to post …

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  • Date
  • February 27, 2011

Treehouse At Finnriver Farm

In the summer of 2009, I attended a treehouse-building workshop held by Treehouse Workshop, a Seattle-based company that builds gorgeous treehouses, run by Peter Nelson and partners. The workshop was held at Finnriver Farm, where over the course of the weekend participants learned the basics of selecting trees, design and structural considerations, which tools to …

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