Author: Arjuna da Silva


Arjuna da Silva is an inveterate optimist, certified alchemical hypnotherapist, group facilitator, and visionary. She’ll be spending the next year settling into her gorgeous new home and landscape at Earthaven, while beginning several book-length projects about life in the 21st century.

Articles by Arjuna da Silva include:

  • The ZEGG Forum at Earthaven (Issue # 145)
  • Growing a Culture of Community Health and Well-Being at Earthaven Ecovillage (Issue # 145)
  • The Awesome Power of the Non-Consenting Voice (Issue # 148)
  • On Becoming Elders (Issue # 149)
  • A Surprise at Dancing Fields (Issue # 152)
  • How Permaculture Stole My Community! (Issue # 153)
  • Off the Grid and Out of the Trash Can (Issue # 156)
  • With Arms Spread Wide with Love (Issue # 158)

Eco-Building at the Ecovillage (I Have Built a Home)

Posted on June 22, 2018 by
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At Earthaven Ecovillage, the experience of planning, building, working with others, and living in the sensual, earthy “Leela”—part temple, part hideaway—proves to be a dream come true.


How Permaculture Stole My Community!

Posted on December 7, 2011 by
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After a painful period stranded in “permaculture heaven,” an Earthaven founder finds her community finally moving back towards balance with its eco-spiritual roots.


On Becoming Elders

Posted on December 7, 2010 by
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For many baby boomers, taking on the mantle of eldership means transforming the sometimes rambunctious, in-your-face, empowerment-obsessed energy they worked so hard to sustain.


Growing a Culture of Community Health and Well-Being at Earthaven Ecovillage

Posted on December 7, 2009 by
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At a permaculture-based ecovillage in North Carolina, care for the earth, care for people, and care for inner health all benefit from a dynamic culture based on local self-reliance, holism, and community.