Kosmos Journal | the Five Most-Read Articles of 2017
December 26, 2017 Kosmos Community News

New Approaches to Healing Collective Conflict and Trauma: Our Responsibility as Global Citizens

By William Ury, Thomas Hübl
Kosmos Journal, SPRING | SUMMER 2017

Hübl: Our actions, ethics, and way of living are inherently interwoven with our wellbeing, our health, and the health of the next generation. We have a responsibility to respond somehow to the stored information in the human body, ­in the tissue of life. How can we take care of what we actually produce as human beings, like how we harm the tissue of life and the scars that are in the big body of life?

Liminal Leadership

By Nora Bateson
Kosmos Journal, FALL | WINTER 2017

“Most of what matters now won’t matter later. Coming generations will shake their heads at the sacrifices their ancestors made for material wealth. They will not care how much prestige you gathered, how many bitcoins you bought, who considered you famous, or even what widget or vaccination you invented. If humanity makes it to the next level in the evolutionary game, it will be through recognition of our interdependency to each other and to the organisms of our biosphere.”

Unheard Invitations: Piercing the Veil Between Species

By Susan Eirich
Kosmos Journal, FALL | WINTER 2016

We can’t be reminded enough of how much beauty there is all around us—we who are so often too rushed or numbed or worried to see it and to feel the ease that it brings. In Beauty: The Invisible Embrace, John O’Donohue wrote, “Beauty is made to seem naïve and romantic (but) much of the stress and emptiness that haunts us can be traced back to our lack of attention to beauty. The Beautiful offers us an invitation to order, coherence and unity… we feel most alive in it’s presence for it meets the needs of our soul.”

Kali Takes the World: Dark Night of the World Soul

By Vera de Chalambert
Kosmos Journal, FALL | WINTER 2017

Stripped of our comforts and certainties and false assumptions about life, now faced with the vulnerability of existence, we come to feel more intimately the hollow of our bones. It is when things fall apart that we meet the un-ruined. To be planted, a seed must turn completely inside out, must break open, the old form utterly destroyed, in order to grow. To those unfamiliar with the cycles of growth, fertility might look like annihilation.

The Predicament of Knowledge: A Challenge for Culture Design

by Joe Brewer
Kosmos Journal, Fall | Winter 2016

All evidence points toward a convergence of systemic threats in the next few decades. Most people alive today (and all soon to be born) will have to navigate one crisis after another with all the grace and wisdom that can be mustered. Thankfully, we have a veritable sea of knowledge to work with that will help us do this to the best of our abilities.