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Ever since I was a child, I have been very interested in nature and the environment. I have a B.S. degree in wildlife biology, and have worked as a zookeeper, wildlife biologist, and ecologist. I am conducting a brief survey of world leaders, government officials, religious leaders, corporate CEOs, environmental groups, wildlife experts, and others regarding nature and the environment. I am also very interested in religious views, customs, and beliefs from around the world, and the interactions between religion, culture, society, and the environment. This is something I am doing out of personal interest, and is not connected to any group or organization. I have been working on this project since the summer of 2006, and hope to eventually turn it into a book and/or documentary. I am hoping to make this into a global project, with responses from all segments of society. Feel free to contact me directly if you have any questions or comments. If you have not already done so, I hope that you will consider taking part in my project, and please spread the word to anyone you think might be interested! Thanks for stopping by!


December 07, 2006

Henri Roca, MD

Round Table Noble Order of Tara

Today’s Date: 12/6/2006

1. What interaction with an animal and/or nature in your life has had the biggest impact on you?

Receiving my medicine shield and then being visited by the animals who agreed to serve as medicine. All my life I have sought out nature as a mirror which can reflect life and its edges back into my awareness in ways that can easily be acknowledged

2. Did you have a favorite place in the great outdoors during your childhood?

Hot Springs, Arkansas - magical and healing

Now? The Spiritual centers of continents - Uluru, Mt Kailash, Grand Canyon, Amazon,...and of course Hot Springs, Northern California, the whole State of West Virginia

3. As a former zookeeper, I would love to know what your favorite animal is, and why?

Jaguar - my spirit teacher and dream guide - fast, stealthful, unseen and so can see all

4. What do you think is the greatest environmental challenge facing us now, and what do you think will be the greatest challenge in the future?

Global warming but as a manifestation of species-based arrogance and consumerism. Consumerism and technology will never fix the problem. Only by self-regulating ourselves as individuals and as a society can this rapid march to the brink be averted. Keep in mind that we will not destroy the planet - we will only destroy the ability for life as it currently exists to co-habitate the planet.

5. If you could give everyone one piece of advice regarding the environment and our natural resources, what would it be?

Consume less
Be mindful of resource utilization with every choice - where to work, what to buy, where the kids play soccer, etc
Respect the earth and the rock people as living entities
Ask for permission
Walk mindfully