Special Preview | Kosmos Journal, Fall/Winter Edition 2017
October 17, 2017 Kosmos Community News

Editorial by Nancy Roof

In Kosmos Journal, FALL | WINTER 2017

“All living systems are born, blossom, die, and rise again reborn in a new form—this is nature’s way of evolving. We recognize these cycles in plants, but applying them to ourselves and to society has been a recent rediscovery to the Western mind. Our civilization has surpassed the limits of healthy growth and is in the process of collapse. At the same time a dynamic and new future is emerging.” – Nancy Roof

Excerpt | Who Do We Choose to Be?

By Margaret Wheatley
In Kosmos Journal, FALL | WINTER 2017

This needs to be stated clearly at the outset: we can no longer solve the global problems of this time at large-scale levels: poverty, economics, climate change, violence, dehumanization…These are not only the failings of our specific time in history; they occur in all civilizations at the end of their life cycle.

Excerpt | We Are Bio-Cosmic Beings Learning to Live in a Living Universe 

By Duane Elgin
In Kosmos Journal, FALL | WINTER 2017

“We are pilgrims together, wending through unknown country, home.”                                                  ~  Father Giovanni (1513)

“Because we are confronting the limits of the Earth’s ecosystem to carry the burden of humanity, we are also confronting our assumptions about the nature of the Universe and our evolutionary journey.”

Excerpt | Liminal Leadership

By Nora Bateson
In Kosmos Journal, FALL | WINTER 2017

Whatever leadership used to be—it used to be. Now, it has to be something different. Now, we all have to be more than we were.

Excerpt | The Soul of Education

by Rachael Kessler
In Kosmos Journal FALL | WINTER 2017

“In the United States, we have had a series of ‘prevention wars’ on drugs, teen pregnancy, youth suicide, and violence (Shriver & Weissberg, 1996). But the spiritual void—the emptiness, meaningless, and disconnection many students feel—is a root cause long left out of the analysis and the cure.

Excerpt | The Soul of Humanity and the New Civilization

by Nancy Seifer
In Kosmos Journal FALL | WINTER 2017

“The things we now esteem fixed shall, one by one, detach themselves like ripe fruit from our experience and fall… The soul looketh steadily forwards, creating a world before her, leaving worlds behind her. ”
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

In the Ageless Wisdom teachings, one of the names given to the soul is the Observer. It is the aspect of ourselves that allows us to step back from the turmoil of life on the material plane and see from a higher, broader perspective. What can be seen from the soul’s perspective at this time is a dual reality unfolding simultaneously on our planet: a process of death and a process of birth.