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Who's coming to dinner? And what will they bring?

Once you've created an account for yourself, the next thing to do is create your plate...that is...let everyone know what you're planning to do in terms of participation in the 2009 Ethical Feast.

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Online Offerings

Here's a sampling of the Symposium offerings. When you Create a Plate (above), the information will show up in this list:

Titlesort icon Guest Teaser Type of Contribution
Dante's Feast Craig Sanroque

Dante's Feast is an Allegory by Craig San Roque.

Craig has studied many forms of knowing and being, including the formalisms of Jungian psychology where he is a repected practitioner.

Currently residing in Alice Springs with his equally amazing life partner Jude.

Parkinsons in My Person Graham Bird

[Editor's note: John Graham Bird lives with Parkinsons Syndrome. He is one of the founding pioneers of Social Ecology as a life long learning curriculum. He was able to produce these posters using a combination of assisted living technologies and his irrepressible passion for expression.]

Second Lives and the Fractal Determinism of "You are what you eat" ethical-sysop

Subtitle: The Terrible Elegance of Square Chickens for Square Bellies

Who would have thought that the best diet for tomorrow's urban dwellers is completely manufactured foods? In this presentaiton I will explore the implications of fulltime living in Second Life (the online world)  and the inevitability of a fundamental fork in the species.

sharing with people in Austin/ Texas wildwindsdancer

I will be working at the time of the feast, but would like to share on face book with friends opening a wellness center. Do you have a facebook link? Can we watch the entirety of it after the event?
I also have friends in india on face book that are interested.
Thanks Willow
( didn't quite know where to post this)

Traditional Feasts for Community strength Jude Fanton

Traditional feasts have always been used in Melanesia in time of trouble such as tsunami, cyclones and hard times such as drought.
This is a an ancient melanesian way to share food to feed the less lucky this time around but also a way to spead plant material to many farmers around the islands.
We would love to have you at our Powerpoint presentation. It will be happen either around our laptop, via a projector or more simply as a story.

Transitions and transpirations Norm Ballinger

[Ed note: Norm Ballinger provides this spoken/sung word transcript of his expeirence this year with Transition Towns and personal transformations.]

Wisdom of Water Willem Brugman


What is Water? Water is a conscious entity that thinks and feels. A stream is a baby, a river an adult, the ocean is the Great All-powerful One. The Earth is water's creation. The water within and around us came from somewhere out there in the Universe for some reason known only to itself. This same water has been circulating through the earth ever since – through every bird, animal, tree and rock. It has been everywhere, seen everything. The same stream of life that runs through our veins night and day runs through the world and dances in rhythmic measures, connecting us to all living things past and present.


Starter Plates

Here are some ideas that guests have already suggested...

  • pottery for peace
  • intensive cooking classes
  • dancing tutorials
  • voice lessons
  • carriage and tent making
  • incense-making
  • historical tours
  • activist volunteering
  • gypsy arts
  • open schooling
  • water treatment technologies
  • indigenous permaculture
  • healthy food systems for cities Gandhian philosophy
  • Pushkar Camel Fair

Here are the early adopters...they will be registering soon.

Tulsi dreaming: the Cuppa for Another World Christopher Dean Presentation
A presentation of the films "Der Tag Broten" and "One Man One Cow" house Film
A Food Bank in the Land of Plenty: Experiences and Insights from a Practitioner Lois Brisbin Remote Presentation
Second Lives and the Fractal Determinism of "You are what you eat" John Brisbin Workshop
Tribal healing and medicinal plant cultures Bhanwar Dhabai Presentation
Seed Saving around the world: stories and passions Michel and Jude Fanton Presentation
Groundwater contamination and analytical models for rural health Jagdish Purohit  Field Trip
Guni Mela: village wise people, demonstration and market Rashtriya Guni Mission Market
Air travel carbon offset investigation and options Richard Jones Ethical Logistics
tba Kathy Sokol  Presentation
Greening Mahila Mandal: Zero Waste Designs for Campus Environments, Human Development, and Social Evolution Prem Dixit Presentation / Field Trip
Replanting the Global Garden David Crow Workshop
Details in the Heart's Gaze Caroline Lieber Visual Documentation
Reclaiming the Lake: ethical development in Udaipur Jheel Sanrakshan Samiti Presentation
Alternative Economic Strategies for Evolutionary Communities Sergio Lub Workshop
Gandhian metaphysics in the globalised village Kishore Sant Lecture
Soundscapes for Psychic Nutrition Nishant Peralta Sound Track/Poetry
Sustainable food and education in Udaipur: learnings for a transitioning future Manish Jain Field Trip
Rajasthan performance arts & gypsy circus Sayari Performance/Mixed
Rebooting Evolution: memetic trigger points in the body politic David Kubiak Presentation
Performance/Presentation: "Feeding Minds - Food For All" Sandro Dernini  Performance/Mixed
Colour, Water: Abstract Channels and Poetic Actions Rita Dixit-Kubiak Performance/Mixed
Theatre laboratory: Wisdom of Water Guillaume Brugman Performance/Mixed
Transforming the public to the personal Graham Bird Remote Performance/Mixed
Food security and the practice of resilient communities ..tba.. Lecture
Buddhist economics and a radical regime of peace ..tba.. Lecture
Daily yoga sessions house workshop
Morning openings/evening closings house Performance/Mixed