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The Web of Meaning by Jeremy Lent | Book #103 Nov 2023

February 13, 2024

“Integrative intelligence - that is an intelligence that really leads from this realisation that we are actually integrated creatures, that we do connect with all of life on earth.- Jeremy Lent

In November we asked ourselves some big questions - who are we? what’s the big purpose of life? where are we going? - through the lens of our November book, The Web of Meaning.

Indigenous: Our 103rd book - The Web of Meaning:

About the book:

As our civilization careens towards a precipice of climate breakdown, ecological destruction and gaping inequality, people are losing their existential moorings. Our dominant worldview of disconnection, which tells us we are split between mind and body, separate from each other, and at odds with the natural world, has passed its expiration date. 

Yet another world is possible.

Jeremy Lent investigates humanity's age-old questions - who am I? why am I? how should I live? - from a fresh perspective, weaving together findings from modern systems thinking, evolutionary biology and cognitive neuroscience with insights from Buddhism, Taoism and indigenous wisdom.

Why we chose it:

The Web of Meaning is both a profound personal meditation on human existence and a tour-de-force weaving together of historic and contemporary world-wide secular and spiritual thought on the deepest question of all: why are we here?” - Gabor Maté M.D“

Exploring the interconnectedness of science and indigenous wisdom

Award-winning author Jeremy Lent joined us to give us his holistic view on how to “find our place in the universe”, integrating science and indigenous wisdom.

At our in-person events we spent an evening discovering, exploring and playing with the interconnectedness of Dharma, Animate Intelligence, Qi, Eudaimonia and Wu-wei....

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