Collapsing Consciously: Transformative Truths for Turbulent Times

Collapsing Consciously: Transformative Truths for Turbulent Times


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ISBN-13: 9781583947128
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
Publication date: 11/19/2013
Series: Sacred Activism Series
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 665,512
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

CAROLYN BAKER, PhD, was a professor of history and psychology for 11 years and a psychotherapist in private practice for 17 years; she currently offers life coaching. She manages the Speaking Truth to Power website at and is the author of six previous books, including Sacred Demise: Walking the Spiritual Path of Industrial Civilization's Collapse and Navigating the Coming Chaos: A Handbook for Inner Transition.

Table of Contents

Foreword: A Guide for the Journey John Michael Greer xi

Introduction xv

Part 1 Collapse, Transition, the Great Turning 1

The Joy of Mindful Preparation 3

A Light in Dark Times: Winter Solstice 7

Contagion: One of Many Collapse Scenarios 11

My Body, My Life 17

Emotional Resilience in Turbulent Times: Fukushima, March 2011 25

Hoping for Happiness or Metabolizing Meaning? 31

It's All about "Down" 37

Masculine, Feminine, Collapse, and the Next Culture 43

The Elephant in Every Collapsing Room 55

Collapse and the Wild Self 59

Collapsing Interdependently 65

What Myth Will Replace the American Dream? 71

The Deeper Meaning of Debt 79

Hospice Workers for the World 87

Getting Real about Our Predicament: A Climate Researcher on Collapsing Consciously 93

A Culture of Two-Year-Olds and the Gifts of Collapse: Part 1 99

A Culture of Two-Year-Olds and the Gifts of Collapse: Part 2 105

Part 2 Transformative Truths for Turbulent Times 111

Fifty-Two Weekly Meditations on the Collapse of Industrial Civilization 111

About the Author 175

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