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Illustrating the impact of humanity on the planet

We need philosophical and creative ways to illustrate and instil an understanding of the impact humanity is having on the planet and the consequences for all life on this planet we call home.

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What is The World of Glimpsibles?

Ellen Palestrant, is a South African-born writer, artist, filmmaker and creativity consultant, residing in Arizona. She is a game inventor, hydroponic farmer, special education teacher, television scriptwriter (adult documentary and children’s animation), film producer, college instructor (English, Humanities, Creative Writing) and co-publisher of a college press.

Read more about her books here.

Her book – The World of Glimpse – published by Amazon, gives us an idea of how we can creatively communicate the plight of all life on our planet as revealed through science.

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How does Ellen’s work synergize with Dr John Anderson’s work?

Ellen is also part of John Anderson’s class of 1955 (final year of junior school) and they are planning on teaming up to write a dialogue between an imaginary world (like Alice & Wonderland or Harry Potter) and the real world as revealed by Science.

“According to, The World of Glipmse is a book for ALL AGES – 4 to 104!  

This is the paperback version of Ellen Palestrant’s unique and beautiful coffee table book, The World of Glimpse where art, literature and theater combine.

THE WORLD OF GLIMPSE is a fantasy world of contagious rhythms and luminous color. Because Glimpse, the world of the Glimpsibles, is a realm of creativity, and Sooma Sooma, the world of the Dreaded Drooma, is one of destructivity, the two worlds collide. Glimpse needs a seventh Glimpsible Spark to complete its color-tight alliance and prevent the Drooma, those begrudging, color-sucking, spectroscopic parasites, from destroying their world. Will Spunktaneous become the seventh Spark of Glimpse?”

To order her book click here

Why Gondwana Alive supports The World of Glimpsibles?

We need to find innovative ways to create a voice for our biodiversity – John and Ellen’s “World of Glimpsibles Dialogue” is a lovely example of this innovation.

How does Gondwana Alive support this work?

Through promotion and celebration of this creative and educational work.

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