In a world wrecked by war, the turtle chose peace. They are the gentle giants and warriors of Mother Earth.
The haenyeo, the free divers of Jeju Island off the coast of South Korea, are a matrifocal society where women bring home the bacon–or should I say abalone.
Do we really think that the Earth–the Mother of all Life–is some damsel in distress who can’t take care of herself?
The staple food source in most of Southeast Asia is rice. It is a plant that acquires its nutrients from the water–and not the soil in which it grows.
In shaded corners of sultry groves across Kerala, you can find stone deities coated in turmeric nestled at the foot of a tree. These shrines mark a sacred space known as the sarpa kavu or snake forests.