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The Great Turning by David C. Korten

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PART IVThe Great Turning

There can be no respect for our place in the environment and the environment’s place in us without a spirituality that teaches us reverence for the cosmos in which we find ourselves.1

Matthew Fox

We humans live by stories that embody the shared wisdom of our cultures about our possibilities, values, and the nature of the cosmos. Through these stories, most particularly the stories of our origin, we define ourselves, the meaning of our lives, and our relationship to the sacred. When the stories a society shares are out of tune with its circumstances, they can become self-limiting, even a threat to survival. That is our current situation.

It is now within our means to make an epic choice to put the sorrows of Empire behind ...

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