Nature, Faith, Fungi & Community
In this final week of the official Gratitude Lab, we turn our focus to faith and community. How ironic – and how perfect – that another of Louie’s inspirational muses – the underground world of mycelium network – just happens to parallel this sense of connection, wonder, and gratitude.
“Mother Trees” is the film trailer we showed to you last year, but seems increasingly relevant and vital to see and share today, so here it is for you.
If you know of anyone who feels disconnected, or who might need to be uplifted with some hope and beauty, please share this with them. It might just provide the very comfort they need right now.
Film Sneak Peek: Mother Trees
We are beyond thrilled to be progressing with the film production for Fantastic Fungi, the feature film. This will aim to be completed this year. We hope that you see the natural connection between nature, fungi’s role in protecting it, the power greater than ourselves which provides us with this magical mycelium, and arms the earth with exactly what it needs to protect itself and us, and the sense of community and connection to all things.
We’d love to hear from you. You can share anything you’d like related to these 4 intertwined topics: Nature, Fungi, Faith and Community.
If you’d like to dig deeper (Ha, dig… as in earth, as in fungi… sigh), we invite you to participate in our community of gratitude by participating in the final week of Gratitude Lab for Faith & Community.
We’ll be preparing a beautiful e-book for all participants.
Special Bonus: Connection, featuring Jason Silva (length: 2 minutes)
When we think of mycelium, we think of CONNECTION. From our Gratitude Revealed film series, here are 2 powerful minutes of word flow (poetry) from Jason Silva to spark your own connectivity!
If so inspired, we invite you to
Louie Schwartzberg loves fungi. He respects fungi even more. Through his lens he has witnessed the miraculous and healing nature of mycelium first hand, and this has lead him to connect with the greatest fungi scientists, explorers, doctors, artists, healers and fungi enthusiasts of the world. The result? Fantastic Fungi, the film, is heavily in production! Our community (YOU) rallied together in 2015 to raise the Kickstarter funds – over $130,000 – to warrant taking the project to the next step. As our thanks, and to celebrate our progress along the way, we wanted to share this sneak peek footage with you. This film is going to make you very proud to be a part of it!