New publication: Quaderns de Silene
Catalonia, Spain5 April 2020
In keeping with Silene’s collaborative will, for the first 14 years of the association’s life, all our publications have been made in collaboration with other NGOs or institutions with which we share goals. However, the exceptional situation we are experiencing – the pandemic that has stopped half the world – and the perspectives that are glimpsed afterwards, has made us see the convenience of promoting the Quaderns de Silene (Silene Notebook) series, a self-published digital publication that allow us to deal with the challenges we have to live, exposing freely how we see and interpret them.
We want to bring inspirational reflections, images and sounds to help us discover, not only our purest intuition, but also our brotherhood with Mother Earth and all the creatures who lovingly support us, with a deep appreciation for the privilege of enjoying human life now and here, in this crisis crumbling world. We will strive to practice discernment, reflect on the signs of time, ask questions that will help us get deeper into the problems, hear the voices of the most helpless and marginalized, and the voice of the Earth, so abused, their innumerable creatures – joyful or suffering – opening listening spaces to our own inner voice, with the intention of making a contribution – however modest – to the truth of life and justice in the world, to be able to live with more hope and coherence.
Today, after three weeks of mandatory confinement, the first Quadern de Silene has been released, where we have publicized our position on the pandemic, where we have collected and shed some light and fresh air in these unusual times. Please accept it as an invitation to reflection and introspection with the guidance of our mother and teacher Nature and the spiritual and wisdom traditions.