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June 27, 2020  

Consilience, Reason and Emotion

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The virus is a lesson in the reconciliation of opposites and the shepherding of resources.

I've collected my pieces on COVID-19 into a book that follows the virus's public appearance, my experience with it, and its effect on science and government. Most of all, the book is a hypnotic learning tool to strengthen immunity and spirit.

Where does the virus fit in our ecology? What have we done to create this ecology, and what can we do about it?

This is the final chapter.

The rationalist in me would like to say that developing a sustainable ecology is a practical problem, but it's suspect not. It is a spiritual problem, as it certainly is for those who revere the earth. It certainly requires of people something more than a rational commitment. It is spiritual in the sense that spirit motivates action.

Salvation is not a reward for the righteous, its is a gift for the guilty..” Steve Lawson

 


To read and to print an illustrated version of this audio, please go to the text version HERE.

February 28, 2020  

Lessons That Can’t Be Taught

This piece connects voluntary and involuntary learning. The first is learning by consent and the second is learning under threat. I want to make the point that illness is a form of learning; it’s just at the far end of the spectrum.

You can learn the easy way or you can learn the hard way. Most of the big lessons are the hard lessons and we seem to avoid them at all costs. That's why we end up being forced to learn them and, to a large extent, illness is one of those lessons.


To read and to print an illustrated version of this audio, please go to the text version HERE.