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Sacred Demise

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Barbara Ehrenreich on Why We Die And The Purpose Of Life,

Ehrenreich

But alas, as her book approaches its end, Ehrenreich departs from rational ways of understanding her own experiences, and begins to sketch a view to the effect that there is indeed Something — she calls it the Other. She says that this is what she had encountered in her dissociative experiences. Ehrenreich disavows thinking of it as a personal deity or as anything monotheistic. Instead, she describes it in pantheistic or animistic terms, like a Life Force or something such. She is retrospectively even inclined to attribute anomalous results in the experiments she performed for her undergraduate science thesis to the presence of “something else” in her lab.

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Why Activism Needs The Sacred, By Carolyn Baker

Occupy Spirituality

Cherishing the sacred in our activism and in our visions of revolutionized communities and cultures increases the likelihood that we will resist from our hearts and not simply from our heads. As a result, the new paradigms out of which our visions are realized will engender authentic transformations with more enduring resilience as opposed to reinventions of formerly oppressive systems. As we integrate the sacred with activism, we ally with all aspects of our being beyond merely the mental and physical, thereby opening to an expanse of possibilities that we had previously excluded. In sacred activism, the mystic, the artist, and the activist become one integral person who realizes that both great works of art and social change derive from a source within, yet also beyond the bounds, of their own skin, to embrace the body of the world.

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Contemplation And The Collapse Of Global Civilization, By Gary Stamper

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If you don’t already have a “spiritual” practice of some sort like I’ve mentioned above, you might want to consider developing one. I’m not necessarily talking about a belief in a formal religion or even God, although it may very well be that. I’m talking about an awareness of your place in the Universe.: how do you fit in? Who do you want to be in these changing times? What are you here to do? Is there a “big picture” for you, something larger than yourself? Maybe you’ll even find your sacred purpose and there’s something you can do that no one else can. . . . → Read More: Contemplation And The Collapse Of Global Civilization, By Gary Stamper

It’s Hard To Be Alone With The Truth…But You Don’t Need To Be

Alone

When you know the truth about our predicament and have no one to talk with about what you know, it can be painful. Sometimes when we are surrounded by people who prefer to remain oblivious, we begin feeling crazy and tend to doubt our own truth. Often, this makes it even more difficult to move ahead and prepare for an uncertain future, doing the things we know we need to do. If this describes your situation, consider life coaching. Ask me about Discount Life Coaching Packages. Email me at: carolyn@carolynbaker.net

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The Rumbling Of Distant Thunder: John Michael Greer Reviews The Age Of Limits Conference

John Michael Greer

I think most of my regular readers are aware that I spent last weekend at a peak oil event. There have been plenty of those over the last decade or so, but this one, The Age of Limits, was a bit unusual: it started from from the place where most other peak oil events stop, with the recognition that the decline and fall of industrial civilization is the defining fact of our time. . . . → Read More: The Rumbling Of Distant Thunder: John Michael Greer Reviews The Age Of Limits Conference

What Lies At The Core of Pattern Language, and Why Should We Care? By Carolyn Baker

Pattern Language

Many individuals involved with Transition, including Rob Hopkins (http://transitionwhatcom NULL.ning NULL.com/forum/topics/an-important-development-in), have become fascinated with the work of Christopher Alexander (http://www NULL.patternlanguage NULL.com/leveltwo/ca NULL.htm) and his development of pattern language. Long before there was a Transition model, Alexander was studying patterns and noticing that any built environment is like a language in that the . . . → Read More: What Lies At The Core of Pattern Language, and Why Should We Care? By Carolyn Baker