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THE INTELLIGENCE of NATURE

Dreams are the passionate release of our souls, and in

them is the spirit contained  by which we should persevere

and fulfil our lives, so that in death we will have acquitted

our dues and not been envious of others.

 

ALL is in NATURE - WE are ALL a circumstance of NATURE

Leonardo da Vinci 

Charles Eisenstein shares his concerns about how pervasive the 'technology will fix itmentality has become, and proposes an entirely different approach to healing our current ecological and social crises. Environmentalists and concerned citizens are increasingly beginning to recognize the delusion of the 'technological fix' – the use of technology to remedy problems caused by previous technology. It is increasingly obvious that a new pesticide won’t finally eliminate the superweeds that evolved to resist the previous pesticide, that new and more powerful antibiotics won’t bring final victory over the superbugs that evolved to resist previous antibiotics, and that massive geoengineering projects like seeding the stratosphere with sulphuric acid or the oceans with iron (to combat climate change) will likely cause horrific unanticipated consequences

These converging crises – social, ecological, and intellectual – are expelling us from our old story. As that happens, none of our fixes, technological or otherwise, are working anymore to control the pain: the grief, the rage, the loneliness we feel as we gaze out upon what we have wrought. Thus begins the healing journey into a new narrative of co-creative participation in the unfolding destiny of our planet

YESTERDAY is history - TOMORROW is a mystery -
 
TODAY is a gift - that's why they call  IT the PRESENT

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Comment by Michael Grove on July 14, 2013 at 7:45

 

Technology in service to Earth includes things like regenerative agriculture and permaculture to heal the soil, replenish the aquifers, and sequester carbon. It includes green energy technologies, conservation technologies, bioremediation, wetlands restoration, zero-waste manufacturing, anything that contributes to the health of the planet and its ecosystems.

Today, painfully, we are becoming aware of the folly of the delusion that we can, with clever 
enough technological solutions, avoid the consequences of what we do to the world.

 

We are learning that we are not separate from nature, and that it bears a wholeness that we ignore at our peril. Our techno-utopian dreams and basic scientific paradigms are unraveling in tandem with many of our social institutions, because the underlying narrative of separation is unraveling as well.

 

                                                                                                                   - Charles Eisenstein

 

 

 

 

Comment by Michael Grove on July 14, 2013 at 8:31

 

Comment by Michael Grove on November 7, 2013 at 13:13

Does the concept of a living planet uplift and inspire you, or is it a disturbing example of woo-woo nonsense that distracts us from practical, science-based policies?

The scientifically-oriented nuts-and-bolts environmental or social activist will roll her eyes upon hearing phrases like “The planet is a living being.” From there it is a short step to sentiments like, “Love   will heal the world,” “What we need most is a shift in consciousness,” and “Let’s get in touch with our indigenous soul.”

What’s wrong with such ideas? The skeptics make a potent argument. Not only are these ideas delusional, they say, but to voice them is a strategic error that opens environmentalism to accusations of flakiness. By invoking unscientific concepts, by prattling on about the ‘heart’ or spirit or the sacred, we will be dismissed as naive, fuzzy-headed, irrational, hysterical, over-emotional hippies. What we need, they say, is more data, more logic, more numbers, better arguments, and more practical solutions framed in language acceptable to policy-makers and the public.

I think that argument is mistaken. By shying away from the idea of a living planet, we rob environmentalism of its authentic motive force, engender paralysis rather than action, and implicitly endorse the worldview that enables our destruction of the planet.

                               Charles Eisenstein - Fear of a Living Planet

 

Comment by Michael Grove on November 7, 2013 at 21:20
Comment by Michael Grove on May 20, 2020 at 17:18

Following my sowing of ...

the seed” of the potential of the Virtual [RE]ality of

Interactive Multimedia Communications, into the mindset

of the powers that aspired 2[BE] • during the one year

update of the launch of the BBC Microcomputer in support

of the BBC Computer Literacy Project, at the World Trade

Centre, Tower Bridge in London, in the January of 1982 •

I was honoured to have been subsequently chosen as

the stand manager of the Great British Micro Stand at

Didacta ’84 in Basle, Switzerland, and to have there

witnessed the European launch of Apple’s 128K

What You See Is What You Get WYSIWYG Macintosh on  

a small stand adjacent to ours and here we are today

all these decades later, still not having found a truly

common-sense, metaphysical, multi-dimensional

multimedia solution to ALL the issues and problems

that humanity [IS] NOW faced with, as we very rapidly 

approach the 2030 SPIKE.

Comment by Michael Grove on May 20, 2020 at 17:26

For most of my life, I have had the feeling that humanity was nearing a crossroads. Always, the crisis, the collapse, the break was imminent, just around the bend, but it didn’t come and it didn’t come. Imagine walking a road, and up ahead you see it, you see the crossroads. It’s just over the hill, around the bend, past the woods. Cresting the hill, you see you were mistaken, it was a mirage, it was farther away than you thought. You keep walking. Sometimes it comes into view, sometimes it disappears from sight and it seems like this road goes on forever. Maybe there isn’t a crossroads. No, there it is again! Always it is almost here. Never is it here. 

Now, all of a sudden, we go around a bend and here it is. We stop, hardly able to believe that now it is happening, hardly able to believe, after years of confinement to the road of our predecessors, that now we finally have a choice. We are right to stop, stunned at the newness of our situation. Because of the hundred paths that radiate out in front of us, some lead in the same direction we’ve already been headed. Some lead to hell on earth. And some lead to a world more healed and more beautiful than we ever dared believe to be possible. I write these words with the aim of standing here with you – bewildered, scared maybe, yet also with a sense of new possibility – at this point of diverging paths. Let us gaze down some of them and see where they lead.

 

The Coronation – an essay by Charles Eisenstein



 

Comment by Michael Grove on September 17, 2021 at 14:13

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