Read and follow the steps in Chapter “Disentangling from Industrialism.” Do each exercise and discuss thoroughly what arises within each person. What are the points of resistance? What are the “Ahas?” What are the points of personal connection?
Reflections, reactions, reticence, and relishing.
Wrap up the session by considering what each participant feels called to pursue.
Articles: These resources will help you to understand what is meant by Industrialism, and the various movements that aim to transform - not simply change - the way human beings relate to the Earth and all its creatures:
"The Great Turning or the Great Unraveling? Maddy Harland in conversation with Joanna Macy." Article to download.
"Community in the Great Turning." Article to download.
"Why the Animals Created Humans." A mythic story to download and discuss.
"What Is Deep Ecology?" Article to download and discuss. Deep Ecology approaches the environmental and climate crisis from an eco-centric and biocentric perspective.
"Review of Nature and Psyche." A review of David Kidner's book that introduces his critique of contemporary environmental movements as still being in the grips of Industrialism. Article to download.