A Quote by Daniel Pinchbeck on daniel pinchbeck, 2012, jose arguelles, positives, and solutions
At this juncture, there exist a plethora of reform movements and pragmatic initiatives aimed at different aspects of social, political, and biosperic crises that plague our world. There are ecological designers and environmental scientists who have developed organic techniques to repair and regenerate damaged ecosystems. There are economists who have invented alternative currencies that would institute different systems of value, creating a more equitable economic order. There are extragovernmental commissions that bring the victims of human rights violations and officially sanctioned torture face-to-face with their perpetrators to resolve abuses according to a global standard of ethics. There exist a vast network of nongovernmental organizations striving for environmental goals, women’s rights, conflict resolution, and civil reform, against the resistance of corrupt business and compromised institutions. There are efforts to use the internet to develop social networks supporting sustainable development. There is alternative healthcare integrating indigenous wisdom-traditions with modern knowledge. There are myriad methods for producing forms of energy that do not ruin the environment while encouraging local industries and initiatives. There is the long-suppressed therapeutic use of psychedelics to heal mental disorders, as well as the sacramental use of traditional medicines for elevating the spirit. All of these efforts are important. However, no treatment of symptoms can hope to succeed as long as the underlying cause goes unacknowledged and unaddressed.
[Pinchbeck says we may need to adopt anew moon based calendar such as the one proposed by José Argüelles. In any case our understanding and relationship to time needs to change.]
Source: 2012: The Return of Quetzalcoatl, Pages: 376
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