(Meet Mago Contributor) Taffy (Robert) Seaborne

Taffy biopic2Taffy (Robert) Seaborne was born in 1944 and raised in Wales before emigrating to Australia in 1967. He has enjoyed a wide variety of life experience in mechanical engineering, and supervision of state forests, national parks and indigenous Aboriginal lands. From 1990 to 1995, he was District Supervisor and Manager of Uluru Kata-Tjuta National Park, Australia’s best known indigenous icon, and had further experience on the Pitjantjatjara lands in Central Australia, and at Broken Hill 1995-1998.

It was Taffy’s experience of living and working among the Anangu traditional owners of central Australia that formed his present world view and values and that eventually led him to studying Social Ecology at the University of Western Sydney UWS/NSW Australia. It was at UWS that Taffy studied for his Master of Applied Science degree (Social Ecology) and met his partner-to-be Glenys Livingstone while she was studying for her Doctoral degree.

Since 2000 Glenys and Taffy have built and now hold sacred space – PaGaian Moon-Court – at their home in Springwood NSW for the purpose of celebrating Planet Earth’s seasonal wheel of the year as an open community eco-spiritual practice.

In recent years Taffy has been able to find a plausible political story that is compatible with his PaGaian spiritual practice.  http://malpataffy.com/2013/12/

“As with our spiritual vision, so too with our ecological and social visions, they are planetary by nature and PaGaian by name.”

Southern Summer 2015

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