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Throughout history, the great questions have been asked, and great research has been undertaken, always expanding the territory of the known by shining a light into the unknown. Where is that cutting edge today? And can a community of people from all over the world, each carrying their own unique journey of discovery, come together to inquire at the edge of purposeful evolution, through dialogue and interaction? We think it is possible, and we hope that you will choose to be a part of this exploration.
We’re exploring the green or rejuvenating impulse as it appeared throughout the epoch, and its influence in medieval times can be seen in the rise of chivalry – a code of conduct that embodied layers of behavior and courtesies, honors, virtue and respect. It emerged in the times of knighthood, the Arthurian legend and the Holy Grail as people celebrated the virtues of character that could protect something believed to be sacred.
The same is true where people developed throughout the ages the idea of an inner sanctum, where we place the most sacred things. But, we ask, does it have any place in the current postmodern, post everything, post-truth even, time? How can we contemporize these ideas in a time where we have sacrificed the sacred in the name of ultimate scientific knowledge?
In this conversation, Aviv Shahar and Jeff Vander Clute trace the appearance and major themes of this culminating epoch of planetary and human history, and the possibilities for humanity in evolution’s emerging and unfolding new wave.
When we start to intuit the more-than-human, or metaphysical, or causing dimensions of being, perhaps it is in fact bottomless. A good inquiry, and each of these questions feels like a great inquiry, perhaps cannot be exhausted. There's a practice, and it's a chivalrous practice, of making sure the space continues to feel open so that people can carry the inquiry with them into the rest of their lives.