Live event in NC, also Sacred Economics talk, other stuff to watch
I did an experiment, my very own Instagram Live. It was surprisingly fun. Here is the recording. I don’t remember much of what I talked about. I was just being me. Oh yeah, now I remember. One thing I explored was a kind of narcissism inherent in electronic media, because our senses tell us we are alone. My dog, Inka, is totally uninterested in my image and voice on a screen. She treats it as if I were not there. Which I am not. That biological instinct is active within humans too, even if we can override it with our minds that tell us we are talking to a real person over Zoom. Some part of us knows we are alone. I talked about that for a minute or two.
A couple weeks ago I spoke on Sacred Economics, a topic I’ve not directly engaged much after I wrote the book by that title, and it was good to apply those ideas to our current situation. You can watch that speech here.
I’m going to be holding two events in Black Mountain, NC. The first is an evening talk (with another activity worked into it) on Friday, May 18. It is called The Next Five Years, an evolution and refinement of the talk I gave in Boulder a few weeks ago, and part of the development of my new program (coming soon) called the Sanity Project. It was quite a special energy that gathered around the Boulder event. Information & registration here.
The second event is a 5-day retreat, originally for members of A New and Ancient Story (NAAS), an online community I hosted during Covid. Now that I’m turning my attention toward the Sanity Project, NAAS too is transitioning and we are opening up the retreat to 20-40 people from outside NAAS. The retreat is a 5-day learning and unlearning experience to move more deeply into the new and ancient story of interbeing. I hold the space for 3 hours each morning; the rest of the time is for participants to host and share their own offerings, workshops, music, improv, etc. It runs from May 17-21 — short notice, I know, but if it meets you at the right moment of life now, it is available.
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