MagicLunarPunk: What is lunarpunk?
Lunarpunk is associated with philosophy and religion and by extension art, music, plays, self care, astronomy, literature, etc. But what we tend to forget is that its also tradition, culture, history, lineages, mythologies, and languages. Its about preservation, creation, and exploration. Lunarpunk activities today could take a variety of paths… Learning about our cultures and traditions, cooking traditional meals, reviving dying languages, ethnobotany and biodiversity preservation, learning about and creating our own spiritual practices, volunteering online to discover new stars, hosting a star gazing meetup, volunteering at libraries or museums, learning an instrument or teaching someone one, hosting or forming philosophy schools, and learning how to find the truth or at least a closer version of it through analysis, lunarpunks break down barriers to inclusion, call for accessibility, and unveil a deeper way of thinking and living. Actions for living a more Lunarpunk life:
Take an art class; painting, pottery, jewelry making etc.
Learn a musical instrument.
Learn your family’s traditions & stories.
Create. Invent new clothing materials, new types of jewelry, a musical instrument, new constellations, write stories, etc.
Learn about your cultural heritage.
Learn a dying or minority language or help preserve one.
Study about biodiversity preservation and heirloom plants.
Build a bat house.
Build an herb spiral.
Build a rain garden.
Build a wild edible guild.
Learn or create your own spiritual practices.
Host a star gazing meetup.
Host a river or beach cleanup.
Help save aquatic species & plants.
Volunteer at a library or museum.
Donate to a library or museum.
Help fund a new school of philosophy for critical thinking. (https://www.schoolofthought.org/)
Take a course in literary analysis.
Become an activist.
Study the Humanities.
Never stop learning, take MOOCs.
Take a course on Language Revival. (https://www.edx.org/course/language-revival-securing-future-adelaidex-lang101x-1)
Lunarpunk Majors: Sociology, History, Literature, Museum Studies, Librarian Studies, Counseling, Anthropology, Linguistics, Music, Statistics, Anthropology, Religion, Veterinary Science, etc.
Learn about natural dyes.
Learn how to caption photos & make it a habit.
Learn sign language.
Build an insect house.
Learn how to navigate by the stars.
Learn how to make your own first aid supplies.
Architecture: Buildings that let in the soft moonlight, tea gardens, koi ponds, libraries, museums, buildings that emit soft light at night, bioluminescence: plants, pathways, disappearing murals, tattoos, etc. holidays devoted to light and darkness. Shadow puppetry, lantern festivals, hidden messages etc.
Indoor greenhouses, plants etc.
Promote and fight for academic freedom.
Work towards destroying paywalled academic journals. They should be accessible to all.
A college education should be free let’s make it so.
Breakdown the ideas that learning stops after college. Promote life-long learning.
Share designs & creations copyright free.
*If anyone has more ideas please share them!
Here’s some more ideas if anyone is interested.
Course: Indigenous Canada https://www.coursera.org/learn/indigenous-canada
Course: Know Thyself – The Value and Limits of Self-Knowledge: The Examined Life https://www.coursera.org/learn/know-thyself-the-examined-life
Course: Journey of the Universe: A Story for Our Times https://www.coursera.org/specializations/journey-of-the-universe
Course: Big History: Connecting Knowledge https://www.coursera.org/learn/big-history
Log plant and animal life in your area with the iNaturalist app.
Create a journal about your local flora and fauna. Add details such as pressed flowers, scientific names, blooming times, etc.
Learn about the moon, it’s cycles, names of prominent features etc.
Learn about nocturnal species.
Build a root cellar.
Preserve, dry, and can food.
Take a course in how to harvest mushrooms or grow your own.
Create edible landscapes.
Promote women in STEM fields.
Course: History of Women in Science and Engineering https://ocw.mit.edu/courses/womens-and-gender-studies/wgs-s10-history-of-women-in-science-and-engineering-fall-2017/
Create an evening ritual.
Host a book club.
Eat in season.
Visit a farmers market.
Make a terrarium.
Visit a planetarium.