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---Application Deadline May 1 for July 5-15 Retreat Intensive, River's Bend, Philo, CA---

I am delighted to announce the creation of a new on-line journal for the Work That Reconnects community. Thank you Molly Brown and all those who contributed to the first issue, which is available here:


Coming Back To Life: The Updated Guide to the Work That Reconnects

Joanna Macy and Molly Young Brown
The original Coming Back to Life has helped people transform denial, despair and grief in the face of the social and ecological challenges of our time. This new, completely updated edition repositions the classic work within the context of deepening global crises and the cognitive, spiritual and perceptual revolutions occurring all around us.
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The most remarkable feature of this historical moment on Earth is not that we are on the way to destroying the world — we've actually been on the way for quite a while. It is that we are beginning to wake up, as from a millennia-long sleep, to a whole new relationship to our world, to ourselves and each other.
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For peace, justice, and life on Earth, fresh ways of seeing arise, and ancient ways return. This web site opens doors to the new bodies of thought, time-tested spiritual practices, and pioneering group methods, that I find to be powerful inspirations to understanding and action. I share these resources in service to the revolution of our time: the "Great Turning" from the industrial growth society to a life-sustaining civilization.

In these pages you'll find key aspects of my work:

Partake and use for the healing of our world!

Donations will be used to provide scholarships for people to attend Joanna's workshops.



Work That Reconnects Website Community

Have you seen the website,, dedicated to the Work That Reconnects? This online resource serves the expanding networks of people interested in the Work, participants and facilitators alike.

Features include:

Photo by Adam Shemper

Photo by Adam Shemper

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  • forums for questions, variations, and new approach discussions
  • theoretical foundations of the Work That Reconnects
  • the spiral of experiential exercises with guidelines
  • community-driven and flexible development
  • an application to be listed as a facilitator

Facilitators: If you are new to the facilitator networking system, please be sure to fill out and submit a new application. When it is approved, a one-time payment of $25 will be requested to help fund website management, which up till now has been provided as a gift.  You will then gain access to:

  • up-to-date listings of facilitators and mentors in the Work
  • separate discussion forums just for facilitators
  • ability to post calendar items for events, workshops, trainings

This website represents a major step in the Work That Reconnects. I am excited beyond words that it has come into being, and am deeply grateful to the team that has been working on it, which includes Molly Brown, Barbara Ford, Kari Stettler, Anne Symens Bucher, and Lydia Harutoonian as well as our web designer and webmaster, Werner Brandt.

We invite you to register for the WTR site, by going to and selecting New Registration beneath the login window. You will receive a confirmation email with a temporary password. Once you login, you can update your profile (set your password, add demographic info, photo) and will be able to access the community forum from the home page.


With Blessings and Happy New Year to You All,