The apocalyptic cultural transition that threatens our existence represent an opportunity for individual and collective transformation. To support us realising this opportunity, we created a passageway between disaster risk reduction, ancient and Indigenous cultures and transformative learning. Building upon our work and synergising the knowledges of Griffith (2014), Kingsley (2018) and Yunkaporta (2019), we propose that the crisis is spiritual in nature and the consequence of century long Western cultural domestication and colonisation that started with Plato promoting rationality and reductionism which disconnected us from our true, primordial nature, ancestors and ancient Laws and wisdom. We suggest that the antidote is remembering, cultivating and living according to our sacred nature and the ancestral Laws. Accomplishing this requires people in the Western culture expanding their current rational, reductionist physical worldview towards an extra-rational, holistic metaphysical worldview by engaging several interconnected extrarational transformative pathways, specifically individuation, nature and arts.
|Title of host publication||The Palgrave handbook of learning for transformation|
|Editors||Aliki Nicolaides, Saskia Eschenbacher, Petra T. Buergelt, Yabome Gilpin-Jackson, Marguerite Welch, Mitsunori Misawa|
|Place of Publication||United Kingdom|
|Number of pages||27|
|Publication status||Published - 2022|