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Tag Archives: Joanna Macy

The Work That Reconnects

The Contemplative Call to Nature The Work That Reconnects Friday, April 23, 2021 A few years ago, some members of our CAC community and I were blessed to be able to spend a week at Ghost Ranch with Joanna Macy. Joanna is a brilliant Buddhist teacher, a systems thinker, deep ecologist, and activist for peace,… Continue Reading The Work That Reconnects

Telling a New Story

A New Story Telling a New Story Friday, January 15, 2021 In their book Active Hope: How to Face the Mess We’re in without Going Crazy, Buddhist teacher Joanna Macy and her co-author Chris Johnstone talk about the “Three Stories of Our Time.” In the first of these [stories], Business as Usual, the defining assumption… Continue Reading Telling a New Story

The Great Turning

Science: Old and New The Great Turning Monday, November 4, 2019 I have set before you life and death . . . therefore choose life. —Deuteronomy 30:19 Eco-philosopher, Earth elder, friend, and spiritual activist Joanna Macy, now ninety years old, has been promoting a global transition from the Industrial Growth Society to a Life-Sustaining Society for… Continue Reading The Great Turning

Kinship with All Life

The Natural World: Week 2 Kinship with All Life Thursday, March 15, 2018 Joanna Macy vividly reconnects our seemingly separate selves with nature, both present and past: The conventional notion of the self with which we have been raised and to which we have been conditioned by mainstream culture is being undermined. What Alan Watts… Continue Reading Kinship with All Life

The Great Turning

The Natural World: Week 2 The Great Turning Wednesday, March 14, 2018 When we look down on the Earth from space, we see this amazing, indescribably beautiful planet. It looks like a living, breathing organism. But it also at the same time, looks extremely fragile. —Ron Garan, NASA Astronaut [1] I have set before you… Continue Reading The Great Turning

Science: Week 2 Summary

Science: Week 2 Summary: Sunday, November 8-Friday, November 13, 2015 “The resurrection recapitulates the whole evolutionary emergent creation as a forward movement to become something new, a new heaven and a new earth.” —Ilia Delio (Sunday) Science is finding that the world is an integrated whole rather than separated parts. (Monday) “Interconnectedness lies at the… Continue Reading Science: Week 2 Summary

The Great Turning

Science: Week 2 The Great Turning Monday, November 9, 2015 I have set before you life and death, therefore choose life. —Deuteronomy 30:19 Eco-philosopher, Earth elder, friend, and spiritual activist Joanna Macy, now in her eighties, has been promoting a transition from the Industrial Growth Society to a Life-sustaining Society for most of her life.… Continue Reading The Great Turning

Open to Resurrection

Science: Week 2 Open to Resurrection Sunday, November 8, 2015 According to Sister Ilia Delio, Sir Isaac Newton’s (1643-1727) mechanistic view of the then-known universe was based on law and order. There was certainty, predictability, and a hierarchy of control. God was separate and above the world. For centuries, we thought the world was what… Continue Reading Open to Resurrection

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