Climate Science and Jungian Analysis
On “why it is important to understand ways of thinking that are not purely rational, that are imagistic—based on a deeper understanding of the unconscious”, suggesting that “we are out of balance within our own psyches, within our relationship with nature” and that this imbalance is manifesting climate change. Includes a discussion of ‘cultural complexes’, “the power of the feminine perspective” and the “inevitability of new myths”.
A Humane Transition
A sober but warm reflection on where we are now, and what it might take to make the transition ahead “humane”: one that embraces both grief and joy, the chance for community solidarity in shared work, and the opportunity for people to prove that they are competent to run their own lives.
Tipping Point: Where are we going, really?
The final episode of the three part series ‘Tipping Point: The True Story of The Limits To Growth”’, rounds off the tragically foreshortened story of Donella Meadows’s efforts to veer us away from the systemic failures we are beginning to experience today. As the title suggests, Donella left us with big questions, which we are encouraged to retrieve now as we seek pathways together through polycrisis and collapse towards “material sufficiency, long-term security, sustainability, equity, and purpose.”
Harnessing Narrative Persuasion For Good
“Bridging the gap between academic study and impact storytelling for political and social change.” A thorough discussion of what it means to work with narratives in pursuit of pro-social change. It includes a consideration of the language we use in the field, and the need to consider broader audiences as we do. It also explores the role of ‘undernarration’ in harmful narratives and how to balance fact and emotion to promote healthy narratives – a topic in need of further study, so a timely opportunity for academics and practitioners to collaborate.
Old Thinking Will Break Your Brain
Thoughts on “worldview collapse” and “why updating the way we look at the world is so critical now, and so hard, and how we can get better at doing it.”
Navigating the mysteries
“Storyteller and mythologist Martin Shaw invites us to subvert today’s voices of certainty and do the hard work of opening to mystery...what if we reframed 'living with uncertainty' to 'navigating mystery'? There’s more energy in that phrase. The hum of imaginative voltage.”
The Great Simplification: Full Movie
The final chapters to this accessible and provocative animation series are now up, rounding off its effort to understand the roots of our current crises and map the road ahead.
The Failed Ideology of Davos
"The WEF’s vision certainly doesn’t look like the world ordinary people would hope for. Rather it is a vision of an economy separated from the Earth, managed by algorithms and fed by information from myriad surveillance devices."
Analysis: How UK newspapers changed their minds about climate change
A fascinating, thorough overview of how public opinion on climate is being shaped by our mainstream media, and the ideologies behind efforts to foster division, confusion and delay.