ECO - Everyone's Common Origin
offers new perspectives on the big picture of eco issues and questions. the ultimate in polymathic joined up thinking concerning the survival of our species. illustrating ‘old-think’ habitual patterns which have got us where we are. 34 acronyms of eco allows each chapter an original start, then returns the reader to centre - the overall (w)holistic eco perspective. More
eco - everyone's common origin offers readers many new perspectives on the big picture of eco issues and questions. this polymathic appreciation is an ultimate in joined-up thinking concerning survival of our species and the habitual thinking-patterns which keep people trapped in 'oldthink'.
34 acronyms of eco is an organising principle which allows each chapter to start somewhere original and different, then returns the reader to centre - the overall eco perspective. this (w)holistic effect builds an extraordinarily powerful case, showing time and again that it is, indeed, everyone's common origin which is the root of this book.
prescriptive in parts for clarity, creative in others to empower, invitational at key points to encourage reader-participation and involvement, eco's breakthrough qualities are the panoramic overview which gives readers many new contexts in which to consider this issue which is destined to become increasingly important to our species over the next few decades.
written in an engaging style, eco's eclectic take on 'same old' is designed to refresh the mind with many new connections to this perennial question of our collective human future on planet earth.
eco is written by an author who has an across-the-genres publishing record, who worked for ten years as a journalist, who has developed her skills of creative thinking in her own teaching career and brings this perspective to her work. author Gaia Dance has an agenda to popularise the eco-movement throughout the world, so writes in an accessible reader-engaging style, using elements of story-technique where appropriate to enhance the text.
the result is a narrative non-fiction which not only joins up the many strands of eco-thinking but also reveals a substrata of deeper psychologically-based explanations of how we sabotage ourselves through over-identification with current culture.
the eco pathway guide - miracles 1, 2 & 3: the abc of life
we find ourselves alive on this amazing, astonishing, awe-inspiring planet and daily awake to this double miracle.
though babies, with all that means, if we ever choose to forget these facts of our existence we have abandoned the essence of childhood and bought into the culture.
this is the abc of life and the first two miracles.
alive, in a body, in childhood.
Now it's decision time. do we earthbond, claim the natural birthrite, choose to enrich and expand an experiential basis - empower ourselves and really grow ? or do we abandon childhood perceptions in adulthood? cut-off, enter denial?
expressed simply, this summation addresses stuff that's preoccupied philosophers down the ages. It's home to angst, existentialism, and the poetic agonies of wordsworth, keats and coleridge. romance is not the defining overarch to describe these three major poets, that's a restricted culture-tweaked categorisation. it's aliveness - (eckhart tollé's 'presence'). seen simply, this appreciation contacts the feeling and (w)holistic levels.
as we leave childhood abc behind, we encounter a brink of awareness. there's a chasm waiting for everyone - staring at childhood experience viz-a-viz culture allure. it's another decision.
eco or ego? follow cultural dictates, deviate into ego demands and meet discontent in its multifarious forms.
follow the call of eco and catch a dream to buoy you up eternally, so bright and constant are its energies. of course it's never presented in these terms, and we humans pay, collectively, heavily for that enforced blindness.
for this is connection to life, all life. this is the dream that leads to vision that culture-jumps. sees through surface appearances to the deep roots we all share, and now need to collectively nurture. miracle 3 of childhood is there's someone around to look after us until we get our heads round it sufficient to become progressively active.