David Trammel's blog

Summer Book Review

  • Posted on: 5 August 2018
  • By: David Trammel

Each season, I hope to post here a review of the books I've read recently that I think other Green Wizards may find useful and informative. For this Summer Review, I have two books to highlight, the first by ADR and Ecosophia regular Bill Hulet (aka Cloud Walking Owl) titled "Walking The Talk" and the second is "The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Healing Remedies" by C. Norman Shealy.

Elemental Offerings

  • Posted on: 20 July 2018
  • By: David Trammel

Last year I bought a fancy bird bath.

That was stupid. I knew as the sale's clerk was ringing the purchase up, that no bird in its right mind was gonna use the bird bath I was buying. For one thing it was deep. It was sort of two level, with a deeper part in the center. To make matters worse, it was plated in a slick blue coating. I can't imagine a bird with sense is going to walk around on some slick surface, and risk breaking those tiny legs.

Are The Oceans Dying?

  • Posted on: 5 July 2018
  • By: David Trammel

Like many of you, I am old enough to have seen the movie "Soylent Green" when it first cam out at the theater. I don't remember it was that scary to me. It was 1973 and I was a sophomore in high school. The idea that we could so ruin the planet that we would be forced to eat our dead wasn't something I took too seriously then.

I do now.

The "Mind Palace" - A First Step in Your GW Mental Skills

  • Posted on: 5 June 2018
  • By: David Trammel

Last month's post touched upon the practical matters of Green Wizardry, but there will also be a heavy measure of more eclectic subjects we will discuss. This is the first in a series on the mental and metaphysical disciplines of Green Wizardry, as "I" see them. Hopefully others will be willing to post their thoughts on the matters of the mind and spirit.

(Remember, we support any and all view points and I expect once I have opened this door, we will see quite a few post being introduced on this subject.)

We, as a civilization have seemed to have "lost" our touch to the spiritual. It wasn't that long ago that religion, faith and the mysteries of the spirit was central to everyone's idea of their selves. We knew there was much more to our World than the mere physical realm. We need to relearn that.

Stone Soup

  • Posted on: 5 May 2018
  • By: David Trammel

There once was a traveler who came to a small village, tired and weary from his long journey. The traveler did not have anything to eat and hoped that a friendly villager would be able to feed him.

The Green Wizard Curriculum

  • Posted on: 5 April 2018
  • By: David Trammel

We can't all know everything.That's a plain and simple fact.

What we hope to do over the next few years, is craft a course of study, a manual of knowledge, that people can read and at the end have a core set of skills that will help them in the Long Descent to come. Help them and help the people around them.

When Hope For The Future Dies

  • Posted on: 5 March 2018
  • By: David Trammel

While resource depletion, climate change, political instability and economic inequality are all top subjects when we discuss the causes of the coming collapse of our current global civilization, there is one cause that is often not mentioned because of its sensitive nature, and that is "Over Population".

In 2017 the World population stood at 7.6 Billion people. By 2050 that figure is expected to grow to 10 Billion.

About Green Wizardry

  • Posted on: 5 February 2018
  • By: David Trammel

Visitors new to this website no doubt ask yourself: "So what is up with this whole site? I mean "Wizards"? Are we serious about the Future or a collection of "wantabees" in their parent's basements?"

Its an honest question, deserving an honest answer.

Somewhere Safe To Sleep

  • Posted on: 5 January 2018
  • By: David Trammel

To think of the Homeless, is to think of poor people sleeping in abandoned cardboard boxes in an alley behind some downtown building. Or living among tents in some small patch of trees, among other people at the end of railroad tracks. We think of those unfortunates as drug addicts, runaways and sometimes the mentally ill BUT more and more the face of homelessness drives a car and works a job.

Is This The Face Of The Collapse?

  • Posted on: 5 December 2017
  • By: David Trammel

Recently the pictures of an emancipated polar bear has been making the rounds of the news sites and blogs.

Photographer Paul Nicklen and filmmakers from the conservation group Sea Legacy posted a video of the starving bear and stated that they believed its condition was a direct result of Climate Change. This has left many on both sides of the issue arguing whether that is the true reason for its condition.