Weaving the Web of Life: An Introduction to Deep Ecology
“Grace happens when we act with others on behalf of our world.”
― Joanna Macy
What is Deep Ecology?
Deep ecology is a philosophy based on the recognition that all life is interconnected in mutual relationship, and that considers the earth as a living organism. Deep ecology is a growing international movement for social, cultural, economic and environmental change with roots in mystical traditions and science. Deep ecology promotes personal growth in the sense of being in relationship with all living things. It is a guide to our everyday action and practice to develop futureproof, regenerative culture.
Deep Ecology is unique in that it brings together, in respectful exchange and in holistic fashion, the conceptual, emotional, spiritual and practical socio-political work. Deep Ecology sees all life on Earth as a web – a great self-regulating system, which is characterised by the interdependence of all phenomena. This perspective leads us beyond the boundaries of the individual self and lets us discover what we call the ‘ecological self’.
To avert the social and environmental collapse, it is necessary that we guide and deal with changes simultaneously on many levels of our world – in our psyche and in our belief systems, in our communities and institutions, in our economy and in our politics.
Context and Aims of the Workshop
Humanity is currently swept into a current of accelerating environmental, social, economic and political change. We are living in times filled with suffering and uncertainty. Like living cells in a larger body, it is natural that we feel the trauma of our world. It is time to acknowledge our emotional responses as arising from the depth of our caring and the truth of our interconnectedness with all beings. This workshop neither provides recipes nor conveys ultimate truths, but uses specific tools to open new realms of experience. What is our personal place in the larger context of life? What power and love can we bring to this broken world? What might be our personal and collective responsibility witnessing this time of change?
Language: German OR English, depending on the participants’ needs
Dates: 26.11.2016 (Intro: 14:00-18:00) & 27.11.2016 (Deepening: 10:00-17:00)
Fee: €130/day early bird until 01.08.2016, thereafter €200/day) you may attend one or two days.
Yvonne Lanners – peaceworker, theologist, trained in family and addiction therapies, supervision, coaching, NLP and EFT
Katy Fox – anthropologist, radical educator, permaculture designer and writer
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