The Cultural Creatives: How People Are Changing the World
“We call them “consciousness movements” because of their common intention to throw open the windows and doors of the musty old mind-sets we live in, shake the dust out of the covers we wrap around our bodies, and in a thousand old and new ways, guide whoever is willing to show up and pay attention to a fresh experience of being human. Penetrate the mysteries … don’t go back to sleep. Our research shows that the more a person is engaged in social activism, ecology, and social justice, the more likely they are to be engaged also in developing their spiritual lives and in personal growth. The way we’ll invent the future is with each other, in conversations about what’s possible and what kind of world we want … reinventing practically every institution of society from the ground up. And that is not only possible, it is rather likely.”
In this landmark book, sociologist Paul H. Ray and phsychologst Sherry Ruth Anderson draw upon thirteen years of survey research studies. What makes the appearance of the Cultural Creatives especially timely is that our civilization is in the midst of an epochal change, caught between globalization, accelerating technologies, and a deteriorating planetary ecology. A creative minority can have enormous leverage to carry us into a new renaissance instead of a disastrous fall. “The Cultural Creatives” offers a more hopeful future and prepares us all for a transition to a new, saner, wiser, culture.
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