If you have gone down the Rabbit Hole, even a little ways, you may be wondering where the hope is. We want to clearly suggest that TEOTWAWKI is here now. This means:THE END OF THE WORLD AS WE KNEW IT. Everything is changing and each of us must take responsibility for ourselves, our family and our community in the ways that feel right. Hope is very personal now as we each find our sacred work (perhaps building a "sacred" lifeboat).
There are some writers who have felt the feeling, and speak to us of the hope or healthy hopelessness they have found.
I especially suggest a wonderful article by Meg Wheatley whom I have admired for at least a decade, sharing her heart and ideas about the deep value of embracing our hopelessness as we create the new culture. Enjoy!
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Sacred Demise: Walking the Spiritual Path of Industrial Civilization’s Collapse, Carolyn Baker, 2009, iUniverse, $25.95Agenda for a New Economy: From Phantom Wealth to Real Wealth, David Korten, 2009, Berret-Koehler Publishers, $14.95
Culturequake: The End of Modern Culture and the Birth of a New World, Chuck Burr, 2008, Trafford Publishing, $19.95
Community: The Structure of Belonging, Peter Block, 2008, Berret-Koehler Publishers, $26.95
Plan “C”: Community Survival Strategies for Peak Oil and Climate Change, Pat Murphy, 2008, New Society Publishers, $19.95
The Ascent of Humanity: The Age of Separation, the Age of Reunion, and the convergence of crises that is birthing the transition, Charles Eisenstein, 2008, Panenthea Press, $25.00
The Long Descent: A Users Guide to the End of the Industrial Age, John Michael Greer, 2008, New Society Publishers, $18.95
Peak Everything: Waking Up to the Century of Declines, Richard Heinberg, 2007, New Society Publishers, $24.95
Thank God for Evolution: How the Marriage of Science and Religion Will Transform Your Life and Our World, Michael Dowd, 2007, Viking, $24.95
Creating Community Anywhere: Finding Support and Connection in a Fragmented World, Carolyn Shaffer & Kristen Anundsen,1993-2005, CCC Press, $20.00
Finding Community: How to Join an Ecovillage or Intentional Community, Diana Leafe Christian, (New Society Publishers, May, 2007), $24.95 (She was editor of Communities magazine for 15 years and lives at Earthaven Ecovillage in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina with several MKP brothers.)
Creating a Life Together: Practical Tools to Grow Ecovillages and Intentional Communities, Diana Leafe Christian, (New Society Publishers, 2003)
Slow is Beautiful: New Visions of Community, Leisure and Joie de Vivre by: Cecile Andrews, 2006, New Society Publishers, $16.95
The Great Turning: from Empire to Earth Community, By: David Korten, 2006, Berrett-Koehler Publishers & Kumarian Press, $27.95 Hardback
Waking the Global Heart: Humanity's Rite of Passage from the Love of Power to the Power of Love by: Anodea Judith, 2006, Elite Books, Santa Rosa, $17.95
The Translucent Revolution: How People Just Like You Are Waking Up and Changing the World by: Arjuna Ardagh, 2005. New World Library, $16.95
Powerdown: Options and Actions for a Post-carbon World, Richard Heinberg, 2004, $16.95, New Society Publishers, P.O. Box 189, Gabriola Island, BC, V0R 1X0, Canada, 1-800-567-6772, www.newsociety.com
Swami for Precedent, Swami Beyondananda, WakeUpLaughing Press, 2004, $14.95
Unholy Hungers: Encountering the Psychic Vampire in Ourselves and Others, Barbara Hort, Shambala Press, 1996, $16.00