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PART TWOThe Alchemy of Belonging

Certain properties of collective transformation create the conditions for greater belonging and stronger social fabric. Not that transformation can be reduced to a recipe or set of steps, but its properties can be seen as a combination of ingredients that give it a more concrete structure. Our attempt to convert lead into gold, as with the original alchemists, is part working with the right properties and part an act of faith and spirit.

Up to this point, we have said that transformation occurs when we shift context ...

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