Power, Myth and Ecosystems
The focus of this blog is the intersection of power, myth and ecosystems. It is an exploration of the “human-nature-transcendent-other human” relationship, and the journey that humans have taken throughout history to uncover and establish identity, meaning and purpose in life as individuals, groups, communities, societies and civilizations to become and be fully human and fully alive.
The earth and its peoples are undergoing rapid changes, and the ways of thinking, behaving and organizing ourselves that served us well in the past seem to be broken. Fortunately, because of modern science, we know more about our earth and humans than at any other time in history. Knowledge can be power, but that power is not accessible to all. It is our stories that tell us how to use scientific knowledge for empowerment. It is our deep myths that tell us how to live well on the earth. But our stories and myths now fail us. We are a human people adrift, desperately seeking, desperately grasping, desperately pretending, and desperately hoping. We see and experience the goodness of life, but the brokenness, mediocrity and emptiness are also ever present. We need a new story, new myths, and a new empowerment to live in right relationship within each of us, with the cosmic divine, with the earth, and with the all others who depend on the earth for life. It is now about power, myth and ecosystems.