Transformation of consciousness
Excerpt from the Worldview Dimension of Gaia Education’s online course in Design for Sustainability
Daniel Christian WahlMay 18
Educator, speaker, strategic advisor — PhD Design for Sustainability, MSc Holistic Science, BSc Biol. Sciences; author of ‘Designing Regenerative Cultures’
“The materialistic consciousness of our culture … is the root cause of the global crisis; it is not our business ethics, our politics or even our personal lifestyles.
These are symptoms of a deeper underlying problem.
Our whole civilization is unsustainable. And the reason that it is unsustainable is that our value system, the consciousness with which we approach the world, is an unsustainable mode of consciousness.”
— Peter Russell (Lazlo, Grof, & Russell, 1999, p.5)
Many people who have lived relatively conventional and successful lives within the Westernized industrial growth society, that has spread across the planet in the wake of economic globalization and the neoliberal “free”-market agenda, have recently woken…
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