Consciousness & Spirituality, Story-Telling & Narrative
KINSHIP: An Online Course Talk with Jeremy Lent
Jeremy will offer a coherent foundation for an alternative worldview based on deep interconnectedness, showing how modern scientific knowledge echoes the ancient wisdom of earlier cultures. Weaving together findings from modern systems thinking, evolutionary biology, and cognitive neuroscience with insights from Buddhism, Taoism, and Indigenous wisdom, Jeremy offers a rigorous and integrated way of understanding our place in the cosmos that can serve as a philosophical foundation for a life-affirming future. With Jeremy we will explore why kinship is crucial, as opposed to relationship “writ large” - what is it about kinship that holds promise for our ailing civilisation?
This course is part of Week 1 of the KINSHIP Online Course. In Week 1, we ask Why Kinship?
The purpose of these sessions are to frame our collective predicament(s) through the lens of relationship. How have our ways of relating created destruction? Where have we been separated from reality and from each other? Why does the “crisis of relationship” matter?
We will focus on the on the loss of belonging which sits at the core of many of the crises we face. We want to understand why belonging is integral to life, to the way we relate, and to how we flourish as human (and more-than human) beings. We will explore how kinship as a form of relationship and belonging is crucial during these times of unravelling.
KINSHIP: An Online Course
Jeremy Lent #
Jeremy, described by George Monbiot as “one of the greatest thinkers of our age,” is an author & speaker whose work investigates the underlying causes of our civilisation’s existential crisis. His book, The Web of Meaning, offers a coherent & intellectually solid foundation for a worldview based on connectedness that could lead humanity to a sustainable, flourishing future. He is founder of the nonprofit Liology Institute, dedicated to fostering an integrated worldview that could enable humanity to thrive sustainably on the Earth.