Sarita Doe is creating a Living Cosmology
18

patrons

$186
per month

Hola!! Hello!!!


I am a fifth-year DIY PhD student in Living Cosmologies, or Cosmologias Curativas, currently living as a settler in occupied Tongva Land (Los Angeles). I'm leaning into a cosmologia curativa; one that is healing connection to self, community, and ecosystem.

What is a Living Cosmology?
All over the world, people have practiced an intimate connection to their immediate habitat for survival, for spiritual awakening, for bliss and joy. As Olivia Chumacero, a mentor and elder of mine, often says: We All Come from Tribes. A Living Cosmology activates daily life practices with sustainable foods, plant-based medicine, ceremony with community and the earth as the only pathway towards sustainability and good health.

So much of the ancestral tribal knowledges still available are from First Nations communities specifically targeted, murdered, and forced into assimilation, relocation for their very belief systems, developed over hundreds to thousands of years by learning and living closely with their environment. Assuming access to cultural belief systems by people who risked their lives is another form of Western dominance and entitlement. What I'm learning and sharing is through my own Western and culturally-hybrid lens, and I am still learning how to be respectful. I am attempting to share that which I have permission to share from my Indignous teachers, from my research. 

My personal and academic exploration into Earth-Centered Cosmologies intends to undo some of the damage that Western Consciousness has done to my own bloodline and others', as my only hope for human beings' survival. The Earth is SACRED, the female body is KNOWLEDGABLE and practical theory from them resonates healing in me so deeply and so I look for clues on how to connect in many places, from many sources, and in many ways.

This work is possible because of the patrons who support me. I exchange Dissertation chispas to spark your own Living Cosmology; Ethnoecological research, knowledge from Indigenous Women, and all kinds of eco-feminist positions. I offer songs of incantation and inspiration, informal videos of the ways I am learning in seasonal habitats; Intimate views of the cyclical struggles, healings, and living systems that I am learning that might resonate with your own habitat. How-To guides for medicine-making, deep intuition-generating, and off-grid life hacks for sustainable habitats, for you to locate and map your own unique and beautiful Living Cosmology Map, and even a personalized Painted Tapestry of your Medicine to remind you of your learnings, of your unique patterns of growth and your ability to thrive. 

I am SO GRATEFUL to you and to your ancestors and to mine and to the the thousands of years of work Indigenous communities have done and continue to do in stewarding habitat, soil and water, and created education networks to keep their biodiversity and plant communities thriving. Thank you to the Tongva for the incredibly gorgeous and exceedingly endangered living systems we see today in Southern California


In solidarity and In love,
Sarita Dougherty
Tiers
Pollinators
$2 or more per month 10 patrons
Cross-Pollinating Our Dreams


 

  • BisBisBisBisAbuela Song Download
  • Dissertation Chispas: snippets from Living Cosmologies research, fieldwork, writing and paintings in the form of text and image shared through Patreon platform
Purple Sages
$7 or more per month 4 patrons
Fragrant Visions


  • BisBisBisBisAbuela Song Download
  • Dissertation Chispas: snippets from Living Cosmologies research, fieldwork, writing and paintings in the form of text and image shared through Patreon platform
  • Habitat Videos exclusively seen through Patreon site by Patrons at this level and higher
Mugwort Medicina
$12 or more per month 2 patrons
Growing Intuition

  

 

  • BisBisBisBisAbuela Song Download  
  • Dissertation Chispas: snippets from Living Cosmologies research, fieldwork, writing and paintings in the form of text and image shared through Patreon 
  • Habitat Videos exclusively seen through Patreon site
  • How-to Ephemera: drawing exercises, visioning techniques, DIY habitat creation instructions shared through Patreon at this level and higher
The Suns
$25 or more per month 1 patron
Igniting and Sustaining Growth

 

  • BisBisBisBisAbuela Song Download 
  • Dissertation Chispas: snippets from Living Cosmologies research, fieldwork, writing and paintings in the form of text and image shared through Patreon 
  • Habitat Videos exclusively seen through Patreon site
  • How-to Ephemera: drawing exercises, visioning techniques, DIY habitat creation instructions shared through Patreon 
  • Cosmology Mapping: A downloadable PDF Guide to map your own pathways and visions for personal, familial, communal and paradigm healing 
The Moons
$45 or more per month 0 patrons
Cycles of Learning:  

 

 

  • BisBisBisBisAbuela Song Download 
  • Dissertation Chispas: snippets from Living Cosmologies research, fieldwork, writing and paintings in the form of text and image shared through Patreon
  • Habitat Videos exclusively seen through Patreon site
  • How-to Ephemera: drawing exercises, visioning techniques, DIY habitat creation instructions shared through Patreon 
  • Cosmology Mapping: A downloadable PDF Guide to map your own pathways and visions for personal, familial, communal and paradigm healing 
  • A Monthly Guided Meditation available as an audio download through Patreon 
Ecosystem Stewards
$99 or more per month 1 patron
Tending to the Whole

   

 

  • BisBisBisBisAbuela Song Download
  • Dissertation Chispas: snippets from Living Cosmologies research, fieldwork, writing and paintings in the form of text and image shared through Patreon 
  • Habitat Videos exclusively seen through Patreon site 
  • How-to Ephemera: drawing exercises, visioning techniques, DIY habitat creation instructions shared through Patreon 
  • Cosmology Mapping: A downloadable PDF Guide to map your own pathways and visions for personal, familial, communal and paradigm healing 
  • A Monthly Guided Meditation available as an audio download through Patreon
  • Original Commissioned Painting, 6" x 6", of a plant, place or vision to guide you, painted and mailed exclusively to you within 2 months of your pledge
Goals
$186 of $250 per month
Music Video for BisBisBisBisAbuela!!!!!!!!!


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Hola!! Hello!!!


I am a fifth-year DIY PhD student in Living Cosmologies, or Cosmologias Curativas, currently living as a settler in occupied Tongva Land (Los Angeles). I'm leaning into a cosmologia curativa; one that is healing connection to self, community, and ecosystem.

What is a Living Cosmology?
All over the world, people have practiced an intimate connection to their immediate habitat for survival, for spiritual awakening, for bliss and joy. As Olivia Chumacero, a mentor and elder of mine, often says: We All Come from Tribes. A Living Cosmology activates daily life practices with sustainable foods, plant-based medicine, ceremony with community and the earth as the only pathway towards sustainability and good health.

So much of the ancestral tribal knowledges still available are from First Nations communities specifically targeted, murdered, and forced into assimilation, relocation for their very belief systems, developed over hundreds to thousands of years by learning and living closely with their environment. Assuming access to cultural belief systems by people who risked their lives is another form of Western dominance and entitlement. What I'm learning and sharing is through my own Western and culturally-hybrid lens, and I am still learning how to be respectful. I am attempting to share that which I have permission to share from my Indignous teachers, from my research. 

My personal and academic exploration into Earth-Centered Cosmologies intends to undo some of the damage that Western Consciousness has done to my own bloodline and others', as my only hope for human beings' survival. The Earth is SACRED, the female body is KNOWLEDGABLE and practical theory from them resonates healing in me so deeply and so I look for clues on how to connect in many places, from many sources, and in many ways.

This work is possible because of the patrons who support me. I exchange Dissertation chispas to spark your own Living Cosmology; Ethnoecological research, knowledge from Indigenous Women, and all kinds of eco-feminist positions. I offer songs of incantation and inspiration, informal videos of the ways I am learning in seasonal habitats; Intimate views of the cyclical struggles, healings, and living systems that I am learning that might resonate with your own habitat. How-To guides for medicine-making, deep intuition-generating, and off-grid life hacks for sustainable habitats, for you to locate and map your own unique and beautiful Living Cosmology Map, and even a personalized Painted Tapestry of your Medicine to remind you of your learnings, of your unique patterns of growth and your ability to thrive. 

I am SO GRATEFUL to you and to your ancestors and to mine and to the the thousands of years of work Indigenous communities have done and continue to do in stewarding habitat, soil and water, and created education networks to keep their biodiversity and plant communities thriving. Thank you to the Tongva for the incredibly gorgeous and exceedingly endangered living systems we see today in Southern California


In solidarity and In love,
Sarita Dougherty

Recent posts by Sarita Doe

Tiers
Pollinators
$2 or more per month 10 patrons
Cross-Pollinating Our Dreams


 

  • BisBisBisBisAbuela Song Download
  • Dissertation Chispas: snippets from Living Cosmologies research, fieldwork, writing and paintings in the form of text and image shared through Patreon platform
Purple Sages
$7 or more per month 4 patrons
Fragrant Visions


  • BisBisBisBisAbuela Song Download
  • Dissertation Chispas: snippets from Living Cosmologies research, fieldwork, writing and paintings in the form of text and image shared through Patreon platform
  • Habitat Videos exclusively seen through Patreon site by Patrons at this level and higher
Mugwort Medicina
$12 or more per month 2 patrons
Growing Intuition

  

 

  • BisBisBisBisAbuela Song Download  
  • Dissertation Chispas: snippets from Living Cosmologies research, fieldwork, writing and paintings in the form of text and image shared through Patreon 
  • Habitat Videos exclusively seen through Patreon site
  • How-to Ephemera: drawing exercises, visioning techniques, DIY habitat creation instructions shared through Patreon at this level and higher
The Suns
$25 or more per month 1 patron
Igniting and Sustaining Growth

 

  • BisBisBisBisAbuela Song Download 
  • Dissertation Chispas: snippets from Living Cosmologies research, fieldwork, writing and paintings in the form of text and image shared through Patreon 
  • Habitat Videos exclusively seen through Patreon site
  • How-to Ephemera: drawing exercises, visioning techniques, DIY habitat creation instructions shared through Patreon 
  • Cosmology Mapping: A downloadable PDF Guide to map your own pathways and visions for personal, familial, communal and paradigm healing 
The Moons
$45 or more per month 0 patrons
Cycles of Learning:  

 

 

  • BisBisBisBisAbuela Song Download 
  • Dissertation Chispas: snippets from Living Cosmologies research, fieldwork, writing and paintings in the form of text and image shared through Patreon
  • Habitat Videos exclusively seen through Patreon site
  • How-to Ephemera: drawing exercises, visioning techniques, DIY habitat creation instructions shared through Patreon 
  • Cosmology Mapping: A downloadable PDF Guide to map your own pathways and visions for personal, familial, communal and paradigm healing 
  • A Monthly Guided Meditation available as an audio download through Patreon 
Ecosystem Stewards
$99 or more per month 1 patron
Tending to the Whole

   

 

  • BisBisBisBisAbuela Song Download
  • Dissertation Chispas: snippets from Living Cosmologies research, fieldwork, writing and paintings in the form of text and image shared through Patreon 
  • Habitat Videos exclusively seen through Patreon site 
  • How-to Ephemera: drawing exercises, visioning techniques, DIY habitat creation instructions shared through Patreon 
  • Cosmology Mapping: A downloadable PDF Guide to map your own pathways and visions for personal, familial, communal and paradigm healing 
  • A Monthly Guided Meditation available as an audio download through Patreon
  • Original Commissioned Painting, 6" x 6", of a plant, place or vision to guide you, painted and mailed exclusively to you within 2 months of your pledge