As time goes on, more and more of my daily news feed consists of reports of ecological collapse: fires, hurricanes, floods, droughts. It’s increasingly easy to believe the earth is telling us to leave.
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Growing is Asking Different Questions
Maybe being a part of religious community means, not necessarily having the same answers, but having the same questions.
We won’t be the first civilization to collapse — but we may well be the last
“Our civilization’s collapse will be unique in size, magnified by the destructive force of our fossil fuel-driven industrial society. But it will replicate the familiar patterns of collapse that toppled civilizations of the past.”
Collapse and the Stages of Grief
For many people, finding out about the inevitable collapse of civilization is like getting diagnosed with a terminal illness.
Collapse 101, or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Kali Yuga
I’m sorry to say that I have some bad news for you: Civilization is collapsing.
5 Reasons Not to Predict the End of the World
So you want to talk about the end of the world without sounding like a crank? Rule #1 should be: Don’t predict when it will happen.
Confessions of a Recovering Progressive by Michael Dowd
“Those of us who hold liberal values or progressive values … it’s going to take intention and heartfelt energy to continue to shepherd them, because the environment’s not going to be selecting for that.”
Seeking a Community for the End of the World
The community I want to be a part of would agree on the following as a starting point …
Against the New Age (Margaret Wheatley)
Meg Wheatley criticizes the New Age belief that humans are reaching a “critical mass” or a “tipping point” in the evolution of human consciousness toward an awakening/enlightenment/transcendence/realization which will save us from civilizational collapse. She sees this belief as anthropocentric, ego-centric, and elitist, as well as seductive and dangerous in a time when we are facing inevitable collapse and we need to be fighting to defend each other and the planet.
How Everything Can Collapse Book Discussion Tomorrow @ 7:30pm(ET)/6:30pm(CT)
I hope you will join us (even if you haven’t read the books) tomorrow (Tues Oct. 6) at 7:30pm(ET)/6:30pm(CT) for an engaging conversation about collapse. Erik Assadourian’s Gaian book club will discuss two books that grapple with collapse, both the possibility of collapse and living through it as well as we can. One of theContinue reading “How Everything Can Collapse Book Discussion Tomorrow @ 7:30pm(ET)/6:30pm(CT)”