Joanna Macy Video on Nuclear Weapons
The Challenges of the Poison Fire

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Eco-philosopher Joanna Macy explores the spiritual challenges to humanity presented by nuclear weapons.  She is filmed by Cynthia Jurs, Director of the Earth Treasure Vase Project, a Tibetan spiritual practice of filling clay jars with prayer scripts and small objects of deep meaning to the givers, and then burying the vases at trouble spots around the world.  The Treasure Vase ritual asserts the power of consciousness and intention in a world imagined as full of only inert objects.  Several Treasure Vases have been buried at nuclear weapon sites.

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