More and more, people are turning from the emptiness of individualism to a rediscovery of the meaning of community, not only with other humans, but with communities of sentient and non-sentient beings within which we are embedded. We know now that our human fate is bound to the fate of the living systems of the planet. That is not just a fact, it is a discovery with deep ethical and spiritual dimensions. We want to take our part in building that community.
“The goal of our collective recovery is the tearing down of fences and the dismantling of the mechanistic ways that characterize the dissociated state. The objective is the reunion of our ‘tame’ conscious selves with our ‘wild’ unconscious knowings; the integration of the unforgettable fact of trauma that has overpowered our consciousness and defined our relationships with the world with our lost sense of belonging, integrity, and communion. It is the creation of a world in which we human beings can place our feet upon the Earth once again, lightly and with dignity, and return to the great web of life.”
~ Chellis Glendinning, from, My Name Is Chellis & I’m in Recovery from Western Civilization
What would it mean to create the world anew? Right now, our challenge is no less than this. Spirituality and Ecological Hope invites you to join us in the journey into that question. We don’t have the answers, what we have is a deep commitment to explore this moment of ecological crisis with passion, honesty, the urgency it requires, and an ethic rooted in compassion and solidarity with all living beings. We invite you to accompany us as we seek together our way through the crisis, or as the book says, through and beyond ‘the end of the world.’
October 31, 2011 radio interview with Ken Rose on his program, “What Now.” To listen, click here, then scroll down the right column to 10-31-11 where you will find the listing for Margaret Swedish
Why should the Laws of Thermodynamics matter to you!?!?!
Well, because they instruct us about ecological limits and what it means to go beyond them. To learn more, visit our online Zine for essays by Prof. Michael Swedish, Ph.D., an energy and thermodynamics expert at the Milwaukee School of Engineering. Yes, he’s my brother, and he keeps me honest on energy issues. Nothing like having an expert in the family. Don’t miss these essays!!
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