In order to free our world from its present nightmare of materialism and exploitation, we need a new story—a story of oneness and interdependence, of cooperation rather than competition. But to make this transition we need a power, the magic that belongs to life itself. How can we find this magic to give birth to a new story of oneness, of the earth as a living, self-sustaining whole, full of beauty and wonder?
Music: “Light” by Kourosh Dini: kouroshdini.com.
Images: “Oil Sands Mining” and “Tailings Pond” by Peter Essick: peteressick.com/oilsands.html; Occupy Love - Key Photo by Tom Radenz - occupylove.org, special thanks to Velcrow Ripper and Ian MacKenzie; "City Movement" by Eden Watt: edenrwatt.com; "Lascaux painting" by Prof saxx - Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons; "XDSC 7441-musee-d-Aquitaine-grotte Lascaux" by Pline - Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons; "Spiral aloe" by J Brew - Aloe polyphylla Schönland ex Pillans. Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons; "Potw1422a" by Credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA Acknowledgement: Det58. Licensed under CC BY 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons; "Spiral of Helicidae, Santiago de Compostela" by Noel Feans - originally posted to Flickr as Spiral. Licensed under CC BY 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons; "Isfahan Lotfollah mosque ceiling" by Phillip Maiwald (Nikopol) - Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons; "Roof hafez tomb" by Pentocelo - Own work. Licensed under CC BY 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.
"The only way to change the world is to change the story."
The real stories that can change our lives come from the mythic, archetypal world of the soul. What are the stories that are needed at this time, to help awaken us to break the spell from the present story of consumerism, from our collective nightmare of materialism that is polluting our planet, destroying its sacred nature? How can we work to bring these transformative stories into our communities and our daily life? In this talk Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee addresses these important questions.
Recorded June 29th, 2013 at the Mercy Center, Burlingame, CA