Reunion with Reality

Tarawera Crater, New Zealand
Tarawera Crater, New Zealand

Reunion with Reality

My hope is that together we can change the trajectory of human experience. Modern humanity has progressed in some ways from its roots in prehistory, but in many ways it has lost touch with basic reality. We have improved our way of life in some respects and gained a scientific understanding of material processes, but at the same time, we have lost connection with our mother planet, with the divine and with each other.


This website is a forum for me to express my enthusiasm for New Story, a worldview based on timeless wisdom crafted for the the dire needs of the current era in order to preserve the possibility that there may be eras in future in which humans may thrive.

James Phoenix

Espanola, Gallapagos, Equador

Allerton Garden, National Tropical Botanical Garden, Kauai, Hawaii


These pages contain essays that I hope with contribute to the evolution of humanity from an old story of separation and materials consumption to a new story of unity and simplicity. Included are a set of essays on Headwaters Philanthropy, a  inquiry into the nature of so-called philanthropy as it could ideally be.


All the photos in the gallery above and most of the others have been taken by me. I have seen much of the world, and am enthralled by its mysteries. It is our collective responsibility to do our best to preserve it, which means that most of us must change the way we look at it, think about it and act in it.

Metta Center for Nonviolence

Nonviolence is the key to New Story


New Story is key to Nonviolence

spinning wheel

Headwaters Philanthropy

Headwaters is an inquiry into the real nature of humanity's problems within the context of philanthropy.