Reflections on the increasing number of Cassandras who are seeing through the collective delusions of industrial civilization, with tributes to Matthew Simmons for uncovering the lies and illusions about energy depletion and the coming energy crisis, and reflections on the power of Nature to break through the cultural trance. Read the rest of this entry »
Dharmagaians come from many fields of learning and endeavor: science, philosophy, psychology, art, literature, spirituality, activism, and – yes, astrology. Astrology, one of my own symbolic systems of learning, offers some of the most fertile insights into our time in human history because it is the study of time – or, perhaps I should say, timing. There are several excellent astrologers writing about the process of paradigm change in relation to socio-political and ecological events in the world as they relate to archetypal astrological influences in the sky. (Paradigm change is a major theme among Dharmagaians and on, where it is also called The Great Turning.) Read the rest of this entry »
My intention with 'Discoveries of the Week' is not to cover all the news of the last week, but to share what caught my attention as relevant from a Dharmagaian Big Picture perspective. These are events and writings that relate to but are not covered in the website, but could be considered supplemental to it. Read the rest of this entry »
The Great Turning: For decades Dharmagaians have warned of the dangers to civilization and the possibility of human extinction. They also have analyzed the causes of these problems as being rooted in the Western worldview, and have proposed solutions based on love for the Earth and concern for future generations. But the fundamental solution that all Dharmagaians agree upon is that a change in consciousness – a deep paradigm change, which many call the Great Turning – is necessary if our species is going to survive. Read the rest of this entry »