Past Spore Themes

June 17, 2009: Spreading the Network
July 15, 2009: Beyond Money
August 19, 2009: Shamanic Panic
September 16, 2009: The Healing Journey
October 21, 2009 Thought for Food
November 18, 2009: 2012
December 16, 2009: Take Back the Power
January 20, 2010: Give It Up (Gift Economies)
February 17, 2010: A New Look at Love
March 17, 2010: The Future of Psychedelics
April 21, 2010: The Mystery of Dreams
May 19, 2010: The Resilience Revolution (Local Resilience)
June 16, 2010: Aliens Among Us
July 21, 2010: The Spirit of Water
August 18, 2010: Day of Action
September 15, 2010: Spiritual Activism
October 20, 2010 : White Light, White Magic
November 17, 2010: The Rise of Visionary Culture
January 11, 2011: War & Peace
February 16, 2011: Rites of Passage
March 16, 2011: Edge-u-cation
April 20, 2011: Biomimicry
May 18, 2011: Revolution 2.0
June 15, 2011: The Future Of Love
July 20, 2011: The Great Reskilling
August 17, 2011: Day of Action
September 21, 2011: The Technology Spore
October 19, 2011: Shamanic Panic
November 16, 2011: Occupy The Future
January 18, 2012: The Unified Field
February 15, 2012: 2012 & Beyond
March 21, 2012: Come Together
April 18, 2012: The Mystery of Dreams
May 16, 2012: Thought for Food
June 20, 2012: Psychedelic Renaissance
July 18, 2012: Consciousness & Climate Change
August 15, 2012: Day of Action
September 19, 2012: Transforming Politics
October 17, 2012:  Synchronicity/Magic
November 21, 2012:  The Healing Journey
Feb. 2013: Return of The Divine Masculine
March 2013:  Exploring the Edge Realms of Consciousness

April 2013: Food & Consciousness
May 2013:Evolver Interweave Dance Parties (Partnering with “The Bloom: A Journey through Transformational Festivals”) & “Electronic Awakening”)
June 2013: Communicating the Transformation
July 2013: Psi Spore
Aug. 2013: Flow: Synchronicity, Spontaneity, & Sacred Geometry
Sept. 2013:  Mediacology: How to Understand and Create Media from a Whole Systems Perspective
Oct. 2013: The 21st Century Occult Tradition
Nov. 2013:  Terence McKenna Birthday Party: Elves, Fairies, Aliens, Angels, & Other Worldly Visitors

 

2014 Themes

January:  Healing our Relationship with Money

February:  Sexual Politics in Transformational Culture

March:  Local Convergence: As part of our upcoming crowdfunding campaign and ongoing community building, this month many Spores will be hosting local Convergences- networking gatherings for Evolvers including organizations, people with projects, volunteers and participants! The intention is to build connections, look for ways we can mutually assist and celebrate each other! Check Events to find one near you.

April:  Community & Festival Unity: Festival season is fast approaching! This month, spores can reach out to local festivals and find ways to work together. Spores could produce workshops, perhaps based on one of this year’s themes, or coordinate a project to create lasting relationships amongst participants or improve the site, with lasting, post-festival impact. TEN is well known in transformative festival culture but participation in other communities’ festivals and conferences is encouraged – rock/folk festivals, wellness, environmental or economics events, etc.

May:  Envisioning the Future: Create Vision & Mission Statements For Your Spore

June:  Creating the Future: Build an Action Plan For Your Spore

July:  Expanding Meditation Beyond Community

August:  Holding Space for the Spaceholders, Healing our Healers

September:  Scaling the Change: Transformational Culture & Systemic Change: One of the criticisms of transformational culture is that it is a platform for personal change but rarely the place for larger scale societal and cultural shifting. While it may be true, we must change ourselves before we can change the world (and in fact “be the change”). However, despite our personal work, the injustices of the world continue. How can we address this to make our personal work meaningful for others?

October:  Non-Violent Communication IRL & Online: Our language, culture and violence are intricately linked. Even once we remove our most common concept of physical violence, there remains the psychological and emotional. Online we are often quick to share messages before we’ve considered of our words, and witness storms of blame and guilt in a physically dissociated arena. Last but not least, we are inundated through popular media with violence and negativity. Through Nonviolent Communication, one cultivates self-empathy, empathic listening, and honest self-expression. The Evolver Network encourages a continual NVC practice, to remain mindful and present in a society that promotes violence unchecked. Through exploring this theme, we consider how we as activists can defuse the cycle of violent language.

Overview and introduction to NVC: http://www.nonviolentcommunication.com/aboutnvc/4partprocess.htm

November:  Decolonization & Cultural Appropriation: We now stand at a time when settlers in colonized nations need to take responsibility and provide allyship to the frontlines of indigenous issues that affect all people, both indigenous and settlers. We need to confront still present acts of racism, stereotyping and cultural appropriation and assist in the recognition of indigenous rights – especially in transformational culture, where sacrament use, spiritual practices, and land and resource rights dialogs are often passed over. Why is this? Let’s deal with these shadowy discomforts, our own ignorance and blockages and be in service of a socially just culture.

You can see the video recording of our November 2014 Decolonize Consciousness roundtable here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6XxkryziA8U. About 70 people attended and several Sporeganizers and Indigenous activists shared their wisdom on the panel. Thanks to Evolver Vancouver Sporeganizer Sobey Wing for putting it together! This is just the beginning. You can join the dialogue on a new Facebook group we made. People have been sharing a wealth of resources on the topic there.

December:  Santa Consciousness: Exploring the Gift: This month’s theme was created by Evolver Calgary. You can watch Skye Dreamer’s transmission on gratitude here. Evolver Calgary has lots of videos up of past Spores, and Skye has a whole body of work around Gift Culture. How are you sharing your gifts?

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