Whereas human beings on this planet have experienced a year of collective trauma;
Whereas our understanding of the nature of this trauma varies widely;
Whereas the elite have sought to pit us against one another as they consolidate power;
Whereas people are rightly confused, fearful, and anxious;
We therefore propose a summer of healing and mending, practicing peaceful engagement to begin to knit our communities back together. We will also be revoking all consent, given or implied, to participate in social impact investment markets that seek to transform life on earth into digital simulations and securitized debt instruments through the imposition of disruptive technologies.
Whereas the dandelion has naturalized across all continents, with the exception of Antarctica, and is a symbol of global solidarity;
Whereas the name dandelion comes from Latin dens leonis, or lion’s tooth, conveying the sacred power humans hold to face off against the imperial interests that seek to colonize our minds and bodies;
Whereas the dandelion represents the life force of the sun and the illuminated clarity of the moon;
Whereas the dandelion, also called earth nail, is deeply rooted drawing up minerals from deep within the soil;
Whereas dandelions are used as a cleansing agent, particularly of the liver, of bile and anger;
Whereas a tea of dandelion soothes the nerves;
Whereas the dandelion, in the winds of turmoil, scatters its seed far and wide;
Whereby those seeds lodging in the tiniest crevices, gradually transform their surroundings, cracking pavements and even cyber-physical worlds increasingly structured by code;
Whereas dandelions maintain a casual wildness, sprouting abundantly in lawns in defiance of soul-killing homogeneity;
Whereas Hecate fed dandelion greens to Theseus for thirty days before he successfully fought the Minotaur, represented today by the global financiers of Wall Street;
Whereas dandelions represent the masses of humanity, humble, common, yet powerful;
We therefore propose our summer intentions center the life-affirming properties of these joyful, tenacious plants. As beings connected to Mother Earth we seek to deepen our sacred commitment to natural, carbon-based, life and work to restore balance in ourselves and the world around us.
A group of us will be holding revocations of consent at various location in and around New York City over the coming months. The plan is to use dandelions in soups and teas and sachets and cleansing solutions, scrubbing the thresholds of those who are carrying out a profane, sensor-based, social impact agenda. Be assured, we will leave our energetic mark. We believe plant medicine will bring us together and like Theseus, strengthen us for important work ahead.
Follow this project as it unfolds at inspiredgroundproject.com (now under development). We invite you to join us! Soon, you’ll be able to submit audio or visual artefacts from your own gatherings to be shared there. Let us inspire one another as we use our unique gifts and creative militancy to subvert this patently anti-life agenda!
We’re also accepting donations of dried dandelion flowers and leaves from non-sprayed locations. In the tradition of the honorable harvest, we ask that you thank the plants and save the early flowers for our pollinator friends.
Donations can be directed to: Alison McDowell, 852 N 24th St, Philadelphia, PA 19130 USA