Category Archives: Preparing for Civilization’s End

When Our “Health Care” Systems Fall Apart

Screen capture of part of the interactive Information is Beautiful visualization “Snake Oil Supplements”. The static image above shows only the results for tests related to cardiovascular and respiratory diseases, pain and infections. The disease or condition for which the supplement was … Continue reading

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On Dissociation and Free Will — Part Two

In Part One of this two-part article, I laid out a hypothesis about dissociation being a major phenomenon of the 20th and 21st centuries (which I believe will be industrial civilization’s last), and about it being a means of coping with … Continue reading

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On Dissociation and Free Will — Part One

This is the Part One of a very ambitious and challenging two-part article. Today I will lay out a thesis about dissociation being a major phenomenon of the 20th and 21st centuries (which I believe will be industrial civilization’s last), and … Continue reading

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The Mushroom at the End of the World

Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing’s book The Mushroom at the End of the World is subtitled “On the possibility of life in capitalist ruins”. She’s not talking about the future, when the industrial economy has completely collapsed. She’s talking about the present, … Continue reading

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Reality Isn’t What We Think It Is

This is a repetition of the opening paragraphs of December’s Links of the Quarter. Several people have suggested that it’s substantial enough and important enough to merit its own post, so it doesn’t get lost. It’s also a useful set-up … Continue reading

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Links of the Quarter: December 2016

Ironic search result from the non-duality.one website. As they say “The paradox is that the ‘me’ cannot help but search, but what it’s looking for, a return to oneness, can never be found by the separate self. It will only … Continue reading

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Imagining the Unimaginable

image by Przemyslaw Puchalski at Behance.net; licence: Creative Commons CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 A few days ago I received a message from Transition Network co-founder Rob Hopkins saying he’d enjoyed my 2013 post about imagination. We’ve compared notes since then, and for the … Continue reading

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The Four Denials

Earlier this week I was interviewed by Carolyn Baker for her New Lifeboat Hour podcast. The 33-minute podcast is now edited and up here. This is the first time I’ve tried to weave in collapse and complexity theory with non-duality. It … Continue reading

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Links of the Quarter: September 2016

our civilization, it seems to me is like an old man with alzheimer’s; it has its good days and its bad days, but on the whole the progress of the disease seems slow but relentless and the prognosis doesn’t look … Continue reading

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What Would It Take to Live Sustainably?

a forest garden in Barbados, via buckettripper.com I‘m a believer in experiments. Try things out, learn from the mistakes. Prototype. Converse. Explore. Discover. That’s why, although I am convinced our civilization will collapse over the course of this century, I’m … Continue reading

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