Ecology of Sanity
Each essay was designed to be a chapter in a book*.
1. Spiritual Sensibility within Social Ecology is an introduction which covers the fundamental ideas of two different schools, Social Ecology and Spiritual Ecology.
2. Biography of a Synthesis is the essay at the heart of this potential book.
3. Shaman on a House Call is a story in supports of ideas in chapter 2.
4. Emergence of Pseudo Shaman is a story in support of chapters 2, 5 & 6 .
5. & 6. are to be written about hierarchy and the origins of consciousness, etc.
Egocentric optimism seem to have precedence over intelligent solutions and climate change is not a hoax. We (meaning human beings) have become severely dysfunctional and we’re continuing on the path to self destruction. Recovery is possible if we need to pursuit clarity without pessimism or optimism.
This can’t be done by tightly holding on to one ideology or another, rather through developing a philosophy of life. A way of life that sees love more important than ideology. A way of life that personal ego takes the back seat to the good of the community. A community which is not large, global and/or cyber but small, physical and local.
Why have we let governments and corporation get larger and larger therefore the 1% get richer? When did this trend begin? Answer that comes to my mind at first is; When pseudo shamans emerged in human history and got rid of or killed the actual shaman and became the patriarch of his tribe (let’s not rule out that the practicing shaman could have been a woman and the pseudo shaman was also a woman.) When the man pseudo shaman became a warrior as well as the tribe’s leader and took over the neighboring tribes the ball started rolling faster and hierarchy began to take hold globally. Great civilizations began to flourish then they fell one by one.
The places and ecosystems that can help sanity flourish are small communities. They are physical and local communities that use consensus decision making process rather than the system of hierarchy and majority wins. It’s that simple.
*At the moment I have come to a point which I’ll either need a publisher to keep me going and take the time to see what kind of conclusion I’ll need to write and how much time I’d need to spend or an extraordinary inspiration that makes me want to continue writing this book.