According to George Monbiot, Jeremy Lent is “One of the greatest thinkers of our age. His book “The Web of Meaning: Integrating Science and Traditional Wisdom to Find Our Place in the Universe” is awe-inspiring. His span of knowledge is huge.
As our civilization careers towards a precipice of climate breakdown, ecological destruction and gaping inequality, people are losing their existential moorings. Our dominant worldview of disconnection, which tells us we are split between mind and body, separate from each other, and at odds with the natural world, has passed its expiration date.
Yet another world is possible.
The author investigates humanity’s age-old questions – who am I? why am I? how should I live? – from a fresh perspective, weaving together findings from modern systems thinking, evolutionary biology and cognitive neuroscience with insights from Buddhism, Taoism and indigenous wisdom.
Jeremy has permitted me to provide a link to one of his pieces, which provides an insight into his words of wisdom.
A society based on natural ecology might seem like a far-off utopia—yet communities everywhere are already creating it.
In these troubled times, we need to think totally outside the box of our mindsets.