Saturday, January 3, 2009


Carolyn Baker (Speaking Truth to Power) wrote a couple of weeks ago to advise that her long-awaited book on "the spirituality of collapse" is nearly ready to go to press, and to ask for an endorsement (she's invited fellow Transitioner Sarah Edwards to write the foreword). She sent along the Introduction, and promised the full manuscript soon.

The new title is SACRED DEMISE: Walking the Spiritual Path of Civilization's Collapse. Here's a quote:
"Collapse is a fact of our lives for as long as we reside on this planet. Our work is not to prevent it but to open to it, prepare for it, and do our best to survive and live it with conscious intention and presence in relation to ourselves and all other life forms on earth as we experience it... Our willingness to embark on the journey with openness and uncertainty offers an opportunity for experiencing the quantum evolutionary leap with which collapse may be presenting us."
Carolyn was here in Boulder early last year to participate in a three-day workshop with Tim Bennett and Sally Erickson, the producers of the extraordinarily sober-minded documentary, "What a Way to Go: Life at the End of Empire." Her presence was a powerful contribution to our collective experience. Since that time she has relocated from her home in New Mexico to Vermont, near Tim and Sally, and we've discussed the possibility of her coming back to Boulder to facilitate a workshop on the spirituality of collapse. Now, it makes sense to have her come here once her book is published. And I've asked her if she would consider writing for Transition Times (Sarah Edwards is another potential contributor).

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