The human story undergoes a dramatic plot twist a few thousand years ago. A nomadic lifestyle of Interbeing World Presence morphs into a sedentary lifestyle of a Separation Worldview.
The “agriculturalization” phase shift that William Irwin Thompson outlines in his model of cultural transformation eventually grows into Civilization, Industrialization, and where we are now.
Where we are now is inside the narrative depths of what Charles Eisenstein calls the Old Story.
“The world as we know it is built on a story. To be a change agent is, first, to disrupt the existing Story of the World, and second, to tell a new Story of the World so that those entering the space between stories have a place to go.”
For anyone interested in the “educational” system in the United States — what it teaches and what it fails to teach — the work of John Taylor Gatto is invaluable. The folks at Tragedy and Hope media have loads of great interviews with him.
There is a huge disparity in quality of education between your elite private school and your typical public school. Gatto outlined 14 traits he found in the former type of school that were sorely missing from the latter.
They provide a great foundation for anyone trying to pursue an enriching and useful education. They are: Continue reading →
Forced schooling was perfect for the times, but the times were not perfect.
During the 19th century the elitist hive mind was buzzing with such questionable memes like Social Darwinism and Scientific Management. The first one gave moral justification to overt racism by dressing it up in scientific garb. The second made factories incredibly efficient by making people incredibly inhuman. Both had an enormous impact on society. Continue reading →