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UUA history borrows heavily from The Gadfly Papers, by Dr. Rev. Todd F. Eklof, pp. 62-3.

When asked by my nephew for an essential reading list for PermaCultural Therapeutic Design, my Taoist thoughts went back to Unitarian-Universalist Yin/Yang pre-history, when Earth produced a theologian, Dr. Thomas Starr King (1824-1864) reaching out for non-violent dialogue across all global healing cultures. This 1800s Dr. King would-be global peacemaker noticed and reflected and reconsidered humanity both Universalist YangLeft Dominant and Unitarian YinRight Prominent, like EgoCreators noticing and appreciating EcoCreations to an Integral PermaCulturing Designer and Restorer of EarthJust Climates, WellTimed Nutrition Spaces, Secular/Sacred Health/Wealth BiLateral DiaLogical Places. To everyone's ecologically cooperative relief, this Dr. King had a sense of humor, sometimes dark and deep, more resonant with MoonLight seasons than SunBright reasons Speaking of power and energy and light, "The Universalists...believe that God is too good [healthy, wealthy, beautiful, trusting, radically democratic Lover] to damn us forever; And you Unitarians believe you are too good [wealthy beautiful resonantly trusting and healing Creation] to be damned. [to be pathologized, victim of toxic apartheid, degenerative monoculturing climates hellfire, global hurricanes, tsunamis, drought, pestilence, starvation, etc.] This Dr. King ecological theologian spoke with a polyculturally developed sense of irony, and died one year before the first National Conference of Unitarian Churches discussed merging YangLeft Universalists with YinRight Unitarians, Like liberal Yankees and confederated Rebels inviting creolizing multiculturing polycultural carpet-baggers of good faith ecological relationships redesigning theology, preaching non-violent good governance to those who would post-UnCivil War listen appreciate with positive attitude gratitude, active polyculturing co-passion. These EarthPassions percolated for another sixty-five years, until Frederick May Eliot presided convened mediated patriotic Unitarian Associates of these Uniting States for healthy democratic becoming one cooperatively co-invested health sanctuary Inviting a serious, and sometimes more light-hearted and footed and bicameral even-handed discussion dialogue discernment connecting uniting Universalist global wealth redeemers and healers with Unitarian interdependent web of secular/sacred human health/wealth pro-lifers. Eliot's Commission on Appraisal, covenant for global truth and reconciliation, reported "Unitarians should [could, might like to] free themselves from the sectarian spirit [of apartheid, bad faith, partisan, monoculturing nature] by cooperating more fully [actively win/win nonzero-sum, regeneratively] with other denominations, [good and healthy faith communities], by taking part in a growing [polycultural] movement of the Free Church Fellowship [for non-violent communing sanctuary design and cooperative development] And by entering whole heartedly into the worldwide [swelling/shrinking ecopolitical] fellowship of religious liberals [nature/spirit nonsectarian] in many lands." [protected by health conservational EarthTrust.] Since the 1930s, Free HealthSanctuary Democratic Communication has further responded to Buckminster Fuller's ecological/theological "Synergetics," to Marshall Rosenberg's "NonViolent Communication," to Joanna Macy's Work That Reconnects through "Active Hope," to Iain McGilchrist's "The Master[Mistress] and His[Her] Emissary," to Deb Dana and Stephen Porges' "The Polyvagal[cultural] Theory in Therapy: Engaging [Inviting] the Rhythm of [win/win cooperative] Regulation." To this Taoist GreenDemocrat, all these additional inside-voiced layers of group/systems attachment to non-violent human compassion theory are helpful significant important yet distract from healthy life's outdoor sense of mystical humor implied in LaoTse's Sonnets for Self/Other Ego/Eco GoldenRule co-governance, Earth BiHemispheric Democratic Health-Nutritional Integrity outside as inside climate therapy, above as below, future image as past memory, ecosystemic as ego-resilient green wealth as red-blooded health.

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