Articles by: Sofia Batalha

Mammal, author, woman-mother, and question-weaver, one day at a time. Awkward prose-poet with no grammatical knowledge. Pilgrim through inner and outer landscapes, remembering ancient earth practices, in radical presence, active listening, eco-psychology, art, ecstasy, and writing. Author of eight books, editor of the free online magazine, Wind and Water, Re-member the Bones Podcast, and Beyond the Sea Conversations — all in Portuguese.

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I embrace eco-psychology, eco-philosophy and eco-spirituality, decolonisation, and multiple art forms. Speaking from mythological and philosophical post-activism. Activism drains, tires, and tends to make us too sad and heavy. There is a precipice that separates activist hyper-realism, from the mystery of things. Activists are depressed and anxious from too much news and constant tragic reporting. Always trying to find, plan and organise actions, solutions and act on responsibility. It is exhausting.

It is essential to recover both individual and communal medial management tools for bonding and connection, where we can recreate rituals, stories, and mystery. The three M’s: Mystery, Metaphors, and Myths recall our primal and complex wisdom of paradox.