“The Great Turning” by Joanna Macy

I want to read this in-depth and really think about it. I think she’s got the right idea.

Naturalistic Paganism

We continue with our April theme, Nature, with words from Joanna Macy.  This was originally published in twoparts on Joanna Macy’s website, All Beings.

The Great Turning

The Great Turning is a name for the essential adventure of our time: the shift from the industrial growth society to a life-sustaining civilization.

The ecological and social crises we face are inflamed by an economic system dependent on accelerating growth. This self-destructing political economy sets its goals and measures its performance in terms of ever-increasing corporate profits–in other words by how fast materials can be extracted from Earth and turned into consumer products, weapons, and waste.

A revolution is underway because people are realizing that our needs can be met without destroying our world. We have the technical knowledge, the communication tools, and material resources to grow enough food, ensure clean air and water, and meet rational energy needs. Future generations…

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