Ancient Trickster Wisdom for Uncertain Times – Culture Collective

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***Ideas That Matter Series: Learning from the Past***

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           Seeing through different eyes, finding unexpected perspectives have never been so critical to our flagging spirits as they are today.Today’s post is a brilliant and illuminating essay on the lessons we can can learn from the ancient trickster traditions of the fool and clown. It repays more than a single reading and some thoughtful contemplation.

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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates the Wisdom of the Fool and the Clown!

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5 Principles of Creativity | The Creativity Post

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***Personal Development Series: Creativity***

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          The Creativity Post offers some useful guidelines for supporting our approaches to being creative in our lives and work. Think about and practice them.

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Source: 5 Principles of Creativity | The Creativity Post

 

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The Creative Apothecary Believes in the Possibilities in All of Us!

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The Creativity Centre Educational Trust – Creativity & Human Development

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***Creativity and Wellness Series: A Valuable UK Resource***

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            I recently discovered the existence of The Creativity Centre Educational Trust, a nonprofit in England dedicated to making information about the links between creativity and innovation in community and individual wellness available internationally. Today’s post will bring you to information about the organization. Explore the site  more fully and read some of the informative articles that may interest you. It offers a rich set of resources across the creativity-innovation spectrum.

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Source: The Creativity Centre Educational Trust – Creativity & Human Development

 

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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates the Work of  The Creativity Centre Educational Trust

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Advancing a new wave of urban competitiveness: The role of mayors in the rise of innovation districts | Brookings Institution

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***Transforming Communities Series: Mayors & Placemaking***

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           I am a great fan of placemaking in all its manifestations, including the urban innovation district.  The most exciting developments are happening in cities through the leadership of progressive mayors. Today’s post shares the new handbook on urban innovation districts developed through a partnership of the US Conference of Mayors, the Project for Public Spaces, and Brookings.

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Source: Advancing a new wave of urban competitiveness: The role of mayors in the rise of innovation districts | Brookings Institution

 

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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates Placemaking Everywhere!

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How Music Makes Children Smarter – Preschool Inspirations

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***Child Development Series: Music & Children***

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           Music is good for us at any stage of life. Today’s post is a wonderful blog from Miss Katie, a music therapist who shares ideas and practical links for parents and teachers of preschool children. Check out the possibilities!

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Source: How Music Makes Children Smarter – Preschool Inspirations

 

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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates Music for Young Children!

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The tree of knowledge is not an apple or an oak but a banyan | Aeon Ideas

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            Trees embody complex symbolism in all areas of the world and all traditions. We speak of the “Tree of Life,” and the “Tree of Knowledge.”  Sages and tired travelers rest under special trees. I love this particular essay because it offers a richer perception of the tree as the origin of knowledge than in western philosophy.  Jonardon Ganeri presents the multi-trunked banyan tree as the proper symbol of the Tree of Knowledge in this insightful essay.

           Photographers and artists are mesmerized by ancient trees; today’s featured images come from Buddha Doodles, for whose characters trees are a protection, a place of rest, and a fount of wisdom.

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Source: The tree of knowledge is not an apple or an oak but a banyan | Aeon Ideas

 

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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates the Wisdom of Trees Everywhere!

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The Secret Copenhagen Model for Regenerating Cities – Next City

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***Transforming Communities Series: The Copenhagen Model***

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           It is always useful to look at how a city in severe economic and social distress turns itself around. Understanding this transformation can teach valuable lessons to other communities. The story of Copenhagen’s renewal offers some lessons and some possible models that can be adapted for other settings.

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Source: The Secret Copenhagen Model for Regenerating Cities – Next City

 

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The Creative Apothecary Believes in Learning from Other Communities and Adapting to Meet Local Needs!

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Why the Renaissance man – and woman – is making a comeback

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***Personal Development Series: Developing Multiple Strengths***

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          The world that is emerging, whether we like it or not, requires the development of a broader range of interests and expertise. We need to go back and study the great figures of the Renaissance to understand this better. I have watched this movement toward crossing and melding the traditional disciplines and the emergence of new “interdisciplines” since my work in higher education in the 1970s. The future lies in depth plus breadth and a continual transformation of how we work and live in the world. This is a great essay to remind you to broaden your way in the world.

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Source: Why the Renaissance man – and woman – is making a comeback

 

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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates the Revival of the Renaissance Approach to Life!

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Casa Sula – Environments for Life

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           I recently discovered Casa Sula, a school in Costa Rica that draws on the lessons from a wide range of great schools models–Montessori, Waldorf, the forest school model, the unschooling movement, and certain aspects of Japanese primary education. It is the kind of primary/elementary school education I wish were available for all children. You may get some good ideas for your community from it.

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Source: Casa Sula – Environments for Life

 

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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates Creative Education for Young People Everywhere!

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Photo essay: Rural women light up villages in Liberia | UN Women – Headquarters

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***Transforming Communities: Women and Solar Energy***

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            Barefoot College in India has been transforming communities through educating illiterate women to become solar engineers for many years. It’s work spans almost five decades. In partnership with the United Nations, Barefoot College is bringing their expertise to the women of Liberia. Explore this inspiring photo essay on their work.

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Source: Photo essay: Rural women light up villages in Liberia | UN Women – Headquarters

 

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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates the Work of Barefoot College!

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