Erik Assadourian

Erik is the Director of the Gaian Way (, an ecospiritual philosophy, organization, and community.

Easter Island

To Boldly NOT Go into Space

Time to prioritize solving critical problems again, before destruction of the Earth systems we depend on triggers civilizational collapse, and humanity’s brief jaunts into space become a barely-remembered memory or even just a myth.

September 27, 2023

LAEV learning garden

The Beauty, Challenges, and Potential of Living in Ecocommunity

Perhaps finding ways to cultivate and nourish those future community members and leaders is the role that is most important to play for those who love their communities and want them to grow and flourish.

September 14, 2023


There are No Gaian Teachers, Only Gaia

Every sip of water, every breath of air, every morsel of food, and every time my heart beats. Gaia is within and around me. Who better to learn from than that?

August 21, 2023

La Brea tar pits

Tough Lessons from a Tar Pit

The proper solution to climate change is to steer clear of the fossil fuels pits—not by seeking out a new way to sustain our consumer economy but to shift cultural directions and consume dramatically less.

July 26, 2023

Earth gazing from space

Cultivating the Overview Effect

While surely a poor shadow of really being up on the ISS, it was still humbling and beautiful and a way for a far larger number of people to experience the Overview Effect.

July 11, 2023

community garden

What’s It Mean to Be Invasive?

Reintegrating humans into their ecosystems (so they are directly dependent on them and understand that dependence and thus actively steward them) is what will be required to help humans shift from their predominantly invasive form to a naturalized and even beneficial one. Like the common plantain.

June 28, 2023

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