Future Sacred

The Connected Creativity of Nature
 
 
Park Street Press
  • 1. Auflage
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  • erschienen am 12. Februar 2019
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  • 272 Seiten
 
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Reveals how our survival depends on embracing complexity consciousness and relating to nature and all life as sacred

• Rejects the "survival of the fittest" narrative in favor of sacred symbiosis, creative cooperation, interdependence and complex thinking

• Provides examples from complexity studies, cultural history, philosophy, indigenous spirituality, biomimicry, and ecology to show how nature's intelligence and creativity abound everywhere

• Documents how indigenous cultures lived in relative harmony with nature because they perceived themselves as part of the "ordered whole" of all life

In Future Sacred, Julie J. Morley offers a new perspective on the human connection to the cosmos by unveiling the connected creativity and sacred intelligence of nature. She rejects the "survival of the fittest" narrative--the idea that survival requires strife--and offers symbiosis and cooperation as nature's path forward. She shows how an increasingly complex world demands increasingly complex consciousness. Our survival depends upon embracing "complexity consciousness," understanding ourselves as part of nature, as well as relating to nature as sacred.

Morley begins by documenting how indigenous cultures lived in relative harmony with nature because they perceived themselves as part of the "ordered whole" of all life--until modernity introduced dualistic thinking, thus separating mind from matter, and humans from nature. The author deconstructs the fallacy behind social and neo-Darwinism and the materialist theories of "dead matter" versus those that offer a connection with the sentient mind of nature. She presents evidence from complexity studies, cultural history, philosophy, indigenous spirituality, biomimicry, and ecology, highlighting the idea that nature's intelligence and creativity abound everywhere--from cells to cetaceans, from hydrogen to humans, from sunflowers to solar panels--and that all sentient beings contribute to the evolution of life as a whole, working together in sacred symbiosis.

Morley concludes that our sacred future depends on compassionately understanding and integrating multiple intelligences, seeing relationships and interdependence as fundamental and sacred, as well as honoring the experiences of all sentient beings. Instead of "mastery over nature," we must shift toward synergy with nature--and with each other as diverse expressions of nature's creativity.
  • Englisch
  • New York
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  • USA
Simon + Schuster Inc.
  • 1,89 MB
978-1-62055-769-3 (9781620557693)
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Julie J. Morley is a writer, environmental educator, and futurist, who writes and lectures on topics such as complexity, consciousness, and ecology. She earned her B.A. in Classics at the University of Southern California and her M.A. in Transformative Leadership at the California Institute of Integral Studies, where she is completing her doctorate on interspecies intersubjectivity. She lives in Sebastopol, California.
Foreword by Glenn Aparicio Parry

Acknowledgments

Introduction

Part 1
Unity

1 Mind in Nature
Cosmic Creativity

2 Entelechy
Intrinsically Marvelous

3 Metapatterns
Nature's Creative Archetypes

4 Sentience
The Music of the Universe

Part 2
Multiplicity-in-Unity

5 Oppositional Duality
The Madness of Mastery

6 Symbiosis
The Gift of Kinship

7 Complexity Consciousness
Systemic Wisdom

Part 3
Comm-Unity

8 Creative Synergy
Connected Creativity

9 Sacred Futurism
Radical Enchantment

Notes

Bibliography

Index

About the Author

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