01-13-17 “Is Doing Inner Work An Aspect Of Privilege?”
Carolyn discusses the difference between inner work as a distraction of privilege vs. a strategy of prevention. What IS inner work, and how does it support or conflict with our activism and other forms of work in the world? As always, with emphasis on practical tools for living resiliently, Carolyn offers powerful strategies for navigating the fomidible future of 2017 and beyond.
01-06-17 A Conversation with Philip Shepherd
Philip and Carolyn discuss his new book New Self, New World, what it means to be embodied, and why that matters in a time of global crisis.
12-30-16 Humanity’s Blind Spot Is Humanity’s Undoing; Grief As The Doorway To Acceptance And Even Joy In The Face Of Our Demise
Carolyn and consciousness researcher and author, Peter Russell, discuss humanity’s deadly trajectory of acceleration and singularity which guarantee our extinction as certainly as abrupt climate change does. So how do we accept what seems inevitable and the reality that “this is how it ends”? Grief is one doorway to acceptance and also a doorway to the joy at lives at our core.
12-16-16 WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF SOCIETAL BREAKDOWN
Carolyn and Dmitry Orlov discuss Piero San Giorgio’s book Women On The Verge Of Societal Breakdown published by Club Orlov Press. Dmitry states that the book illustrates the crucial role which women need to play, as traditional keepers of home and hearth, to keep the family together and doing well during treacherous, turbulent times. But the book also recognizes the great difficulties women will face as the societies they depend on decay and fall apart, and the precariousness of the major gains women have made over the past century, which Piero rightly calls the Century of Women. While recent social progress has made women independent and men somewhat superfluous, these trends tend to quickly reverse as society begins to regress. Piero calls on men to start acting like men once again, and to once again become strong, reliable defenders of women and of their families.