Entertaining the Depths of Myth and Wisdom
Thank you for this superb presentation and discussion. Can you say anything about the Warriors of the Rainbow myth and its relationship to environmentalism?
LOVED this lecture! Thank you, Tok! As the human population continues to grow exponentially, don't you think that encouraging space travel to advance as an option to decrease Earth's human population would be beneficial? Not the ONLY answer (we have to learn to care for this planet for those -- humans AND others -- left here, too), but wouldn't it serve us and the planet (all plants and animals remaining) to encourage as many options as possible for decreasing the HUMAN population here (without unthinkable routes like genocide and hoping there aren't "natural" massive declines in the population)?
How might we do our part to help accelerate this desired change in belief structures?
And as a writer, what messages or themes would you have me focus on in my work FIRST? What would be the steps you would have people follow in shifting the belief structures? Where do you focus first to begin the change and then where do we move forward?
@casey.ingraham Hi Casey! I think about this a lot a lot. There are so many things to say, but I think the most important thing I got from this conversation was that if we see nature and other as something soulless to be objectified, then we are bound to abuse it. So stories that present a postive relationship with nature that breaks the subject object divde between self and other, that brings us into participation, respect and love - those are the stories that can help model the relationship we need with the planet if we don't want to destroy our own homes.