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Climate change and human culture
Transcript of Climate change and human culture
the patrix (kyriatrix?) knot
'fess up -
get past denial
direct action at
if you are coming here to help - get lost!
If you understand that your liberation is intimately bound up with mine - welcome
bypassing/withdrawal into nature
1. The denial/awakening phase ...
Mary Daly - Gyn/Ecology ( early 80’s)*. (Alison and Sarah)
Alexander Technique (mid 80’s) (Jeanne and Axel Haar)
Permaculture Design (86 .... ) (Sego Jackson)
3. The deep inquiry phase
if humans are completely good at core where did the original distress come from?
Riane Eisler - The Chalice and the Blade - (early 90’s-Jane)*
Maria Gimbutas & the Kurgan Hypothesis. (reference)
Clare W. Graves (Beck and Cowan) - Spiral Dynamics (late 90’s)**. (Craig of Findhorn)
James De Meo - Saharasia (early 00’s)*** (Achim of Zegg)
The Long Summer - Brian Fagan (Ro Morrow - PC Teacher, Au)
... many others since then ...
2. Fessing up &'nothing quite so practical as a good theory' phase
Harvey Jackins - Re-evaluation Counseling** (Emma)
Conscious de-patrix processes, PC/RC/AT combo (87 .... neq)
causes "traumatic stress disorder" (aka distress & patterned behaviors )
which makes us cause more
of the same ( or worse )
which we (often)
seek to heal unconciously by recapitulation ...
The patrix is the
'invisible' architecture of
all human cultures (various intensities)
Bring it on
Abrupt Climate Change
- a new history (since 2002)
Post (coming after)
& intallation of distress
... The Patrix
unhealed this results in (at least)
compulsive behaviour (addictions),
separation & discrimination
150 mm rise per day/150 meters in 2 years
freshwater lake becomes saline sea
massive population disruption/refugees
carry agriculture out into Europe displacing hunter/gathers as Mediterranean spills in at Bosporos.
200 times Niagra Falls for 300 days.
Bill Mollison's big question : -
"How come human cultures
keep falling down holes of their own making?"
Andrew's big question : -
'If all humans are born good, loving, cooperative & zestful how come we keep doing wars, ecocide etc?"
My story -
typical (v.slow) phases of discovering The Patrix within
4. The aha (recapitulation) insight and lets get this on the front burner phase!
Re-evaluation Counseling Commnity in Gaia U - cascade ...
How to consciously de-patrix on mass scale inquiry ...
Build network of allies (esp. experimental design)
Find a transition community (or 3) for intensive experimentation (pc + rc + at + ...)
Peggy Reeves Sanday
Direct - recreating the dynamics of an earlier shock or trauma.
Avoidant - creating events that are directly opposite the dynamics of the earlier experience.
Identified - a person creates a situation where he/she can take on the role of the traumatizing person.
Generative - Generative recapitulation involves taking an "educational" or "social activist" approach - to help others avoid the trauma you know so well.
Abrupt climate change: inevitable surprises
By National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Abrupt Climate Change
Population - 60 million to 1000 breeding couples
'Toba Catastrophe Theory' - 'bottleneck'
size 8 on Volcanic Explosivity Scale (M.St Helens = 4)
Ultra-violet radiation issue
The patrix (kyriatrix?) foundation
Why the extinction of life is (probably) inevitable
Thru hopelessness to re-emergence
Thru despair to empowerment
Thru grief to reconnection
Emmanuele Saccarelli - Gramsci and Trotsky in the Shadow of Stalin
..human history as the mere reconfiguration of oppression
Anne Bishop - “On Becoming an Ally” 1994
Patricia Hill Collins - “Matrix of Oppression” - 1990
Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza, "But she said" 1992 - Kyriatrix