Due to the COVID-19 this will now be a virtual event held on Zoom.
Join local author Jeremy Lent for a discussion of his new book The Web of Meaning: Integrating Science and Traditional Wisdom to Find Our Place in the Universe with us on Tuesday, August 17th at 7PM!
This is a VIRTUAL EVENT. You must fill out this form to attend. We will follow up with the event info within 48 hours of receiving your request.
This is a free event. If you are able, a donation of $5 is suggested to help us cover costs. Donate here. You can also pre-order a copy of The Web of Meaning below. Release date: July 13, 2021.
ABOUT THE BOOK
A compelling foundation for a new story of interconnectedness, showing how, as our civilization unravels, another world is possible.
Award-winning author, 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.
The result is a breathtaking accomplishment: a rich, coherent worldview based on a deep recognition of connectedness within ourselves, between each other, and with the entire natural world.
As our civilization careens toward 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.
The Web of Meaning offers a compelling foundation for the new story that could enable humanity to thrive sustainably on a flourishing Earth. It's a book for everyone looking for deep and coherent answers to the crisis of civilization.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Jeremy Lent is an author whose writings investigate the patterns of thought that have led our civilization to its current crisis of sustainability. Born in London, England, Lent received a BA in English Literature from Cambridge University, an MBA from the University of Chicago, and was a former internet company CEO. His award-winning book, The Patterning Instinct: A Cultural History of Humanity's Search for Meaning, explores the way humans have made meaning from the cosmos from hunter-gatherer times to the present day. He is founder of the non-profit Liology Institute, dedicated to fostering an integrated, life-affirming worldview that could enable humanity to thrive sustainably on Earth. He lives with his partner in Berkeley, California.
"A profound personal meditation on human existence and a tour-de-force weaving together of historic and contemporary thought on the deepest question of all: why are we here?"
-- Gabor Mat M.D., author, In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts