Join Me in Weaving a New Story of Meaning

Upcoming courses on Ecological Civilization and The Web of Meaning


Wildfires. Floods. Political polarization. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the onslaught of these harbingers of society’s unraveling. Sometimes, it might seem like there’s nothing we can do to help steer our civilization away from the precipice.

Yes—society needs to undergo deep transformation, much deeper than most people recognize. But it’s not necessarily too late, if enough of us can articulate and engage collectively in the changes we need.

I will soon be offering two series of online classes designed to lay out a foundation for the transformation in our worldview, culture, and society that’s needed to avert catastrophe. I invite you to sign up for one or both series, and join other engaged participants in exploring the pathways toward a flourishing future.

Beginning Tuesday, October 5, I’ll be offering a series of four online classes investigating an Ecological Civilization: what it means, why it’s necessary, and how we might get there:

  • Class 1 | Ecological Civilization in Historical Context
  • Class 2 | Ecological Civilization: Worldview and Values
  • Class 3 | An Ecological Civilization in Practice
  • Class 4 | Pathways to an Ecological Civilization

Each two-hour class will consist of presentations, breakout groups, and full group discussion. It will be a rare opportunity to explore deeply with others how to engage in helping transform our civilization to one that is life-affirming. It will meet every Tuesday in October (5, 12, 19 and 26) at 10:00 am Pacific time. (More information and registration here.)


Beginning Tuesday, November 2, I’ll be offering a Guided Exploration of The Web of Meaning in a series of six online classes. This course will cover the central themes of The Web of Meaning. Following the book’s design, it will be structured as six investigations into the existential questions asked at some point by every human being: Who Am I? Where Am I? What Am I? How Should I Live? Why Am I? and Where Are We Going?

We’ll meet every Tuesday at 10:00 am Pacific time, with the final class on Tuesday, December 7. Each ninety-minute class will consist of presentations, breakout groups, and full group discussions. Each week we’ll explore the rich and awe-inspiring pathways invited by an alternative worldview recognizing the intricate interrelationships that link our lives to those in our community, to all humanity, and to the entire living Earth. (More information and registration here.)

When we change the lens with which we see the world, another future becomes possible. Please join me this Fall in exploring what that future may look like.

3 thoughts on “Join Me in Weaving a New Story of Meaning

  1. “society needs to undergo deep transformation, much deeper than most people recognize. But it’s not necessarily too late, if enough of us can articulate and engage collectively in the changes we need.” That is the sticking point I fear.
    All around the globe there are individuals and groups, all of whom have THEIR idea of what should be done and how we should live – and they all have merit. But there is not and cannot ever be one pattern which all others – or even a majority – can be persuaded to follow. When one sets off down that road one meets with a plethora of arguments for and against this, that or the other.
    Through history there have been those who have sought to impose their ideals – and it has never been without rancour – and even bloodshed. As long as every person is an individual, with their own thoughts, ideas and aspiration; and as long as we see only that “others” are “different” and therefore to be either feared or denigrated, and as long as we have “nation” groups which beleive that THEY are right and everyone else is wrong, and that gives them the right to impose upon others, we are engaged in a losing battle.

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  2. Dear Jeremy I am so disappointed that I couldn’t make either of the series of online classes – I really wanted to. I do so hope you will be running more classes or perhaps will be able to share some content online afterwards?? Having read both your books (just completing the final chapter of The Web of Meaning), I’m so inspired by their content…. Thank you for doing what you do! best wishes Fran (UK)

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