The point of the spiritual search is to stop seeking. But not in the way it seems.
Working in Uganda raised new security issues, and our clinic was targeted. It's tricky to defend yourself in a society that turns to fire sorcery to settle scores.
Over time, even the slickest propaganda cannot hide murder, torture, or illegality, especially when a global society is increasingly transparent. But we often forget that propaganda makers are susceptible to their own deceptions.
Daniel Pinchbeck's animated short "Toward 2012" has led to "Post Modern Times," a series of 10 webisodes that promotes a new understanding of our world, highlighting practical tools and visionary techniques for a sustainable future. Think "The Simpsons" meets Buckminster Fuller and Aldous Huxley. A conversation with the filmmakers, Joao Amorim and Nikos Katsaounis.
Paolo Soleri's urban laboratory, Arcosanti, fuses visionary architecture and ecology.
When Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans, where I went to high school and where my parents still live, it was impossible to get a clear picture of what was happening from the news media. They depicted full societal breakdown, the war of all against all. But while mayhem and fear certainly existed, so did an amazing collective will towards cooperation. Whether guild or labor union, religious or ethnic society, producer or consumer cooperative, these are the people's bastions of power.