Wed, 05/27/2015 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Susan Griffin discusses shifts in Western culture needed for addressing climate change
Since climate change threatens the survival of life on earth, as we know it, why have we been so slow to respond? Addressing this complex question, writer and visionary Susan Griffin
explores the false divisions our culture makes between body and soul, masculine and feminine, self and other that allow us to hide from our own knowledge. Invoking other traditions within both European and indigenous cultures that do not make the same divisions, she describes an alternate world view. This way of seeing is implicit in ecology and even within the physical structures of the human brain: the recognition that like a tree or a body of water, the soul does not exist in isolation.