[Dialogue] Interested in being a part of a group studying CHOOSING EARTH over the next couple of months?

Lewis Pierce lhpiercedds at gmail.com
Fri May 14 15:21:19 PDT 2021

Hi Jim,
Thank you for the information and setting this up. Joyce and I would like
to join the group on  Monday, May 17. Will run of part of the PDF and  have
purchased the book.
Lewie and Joyce

On Thu, May 13, 2021 at 10:48 PM James Wiegel via Dialogue <
dialogue at lists.wedgeblade.net> wrote:

> David Rebstock and I are quite interested in looking at this.  See what
> you think.  Check out the website.  We hope to find a number of you who are
> interested -- as participants, session organizers, small group leaders, and
> technical producers.  JOIN US next Monday at 8:00 pm Chicago time to get
> ourselves organized!!
>   Home - Choosing Earth <https://choosingearth.org/>
> Home - Choosing Earth
> The goal of the Choosing Earth Project is to foster understanding of the
> magnitude, speed and depth of challenge...
> <https://choosingearth.org/>
> The book is available there as a downloadable pdf, or you can purchase it
> as an ebook at Amazon.  There is also a documentary video accessible and
> several other resources.  I have been in touch with the organizers and they
> have made available a 7 session outline and guide for studying the book.
> I am hopeful that this can open up a broader conversation, one that can
> include multiple generations.
> *Here is a 1 paragraph description that speaks.*
> *Choosing Earth *draws upon a lifetime of research by the author and
> looks a half-century into the future to explore how our world might evolve
> into a mature, planetary civilization that celebrates the miracle of life.
> Decade by decade, it describes stages of great transition that
> realistically could lie ahead. Where many see the single trend of growing
> climate disruption producing a catastrophic collapse, *Choosing Earth *sees
> a purposeful rite of passage for humanity where we move beyond our
> adolescent stage of development and into our early adulthood. With greater
> maturity, we can move from exploiting the Earth and each other to caring
> for all of life — and a sustainable and purposeful future can unfold.
> The next paragraph outlines the approach of the book.
> As further introduction, it is important to add that, to explore this
> great transition, Choosing Earth develops three perspectives often missing
> from the current discussion:
> 1. Look Wide: Look beyond single factors such as global warming and
> include a wide range of trends including climate disruption, social and
> economic inequities, resource depletion, species extinction, population
> growth, and much more.
> 2. Look Deep: Look beneath the outer trends such as climate change and
> species extinction to include the inner realities of evolving psychology,
> values, culture, consciousness, and paradigms.
> 3. Look Long: Look far into the future — much farther than the short run
> of the next five or ten years. Trends that are uncertain and ambiguous in
> the short run become much clearer when extrapolated to the longer run of
> the next 50 years.
> By looking wide, deep and long, Choosing Earth constructs a realistic
> story or scenario describing this great transition.
> Jim Wiegel <http://partnersinparticipation.com/?page_id=123>
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> everybody scurrying around chasing dreams, illusions, wars, peace, love,
> hate, all that.  Unknown is what is.  Accept that it's unknown, and it's
> plain sailing.    John Lennon
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