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Deep Adaptation | A Quartet of Videos

Mixed Media

Many people spend time processing the emotional implications of the coming collapse before looking outwards to find roles on the local and global levels. Others, in the wake of their grief, turn inward and learn to trust their own hearts and emotions, which can be an invitation to others to do the same. The following four films were curated by the Deep Adaptation Quarterly, Issue 12, November 2022.

‘Great Turning’ Visionaries | Part 2


I think if we’re going to make it, we’re going to have to step up consciously. We’re going to either choose it or we’re going to lose it. - Duane Elgin

‘Great Turning’ Visionaries | Part 1


What is the Great Turning? It's the turning away from our self-destruction toward a new era of human dignity, racial justice, environmental restoration, and peace within and peace without. - Craig Schindler

The Wisdom of Our Ancestors


The frontiers of science now give us an ever-deepening understanding of the interdependence of life. Quantum physics tells us that relationships, not particles, are the foundation of what we experience as material reality.

Realigning with Earth Wisdom


In this edition of Kosmos, you will find the wisdom of the elephant and the hummingbird, indigenous wisdom, the knowledge of the farmer, the mystic, the scientist. Tree wisdom. Ocean wisdom. Glacier wisdom.

The Ecozoans


Everyone who breathes air, drinks water, takes in nourishment from the land, marvels at the moon, sun, and stars, and is conscious of being energized by wondrous processes that evolved over billions of years is an Ecozoan.

Gravity and Allurement


What is the force that makes the moon want to be with the Earth, and the Earth want to be with the Sun? You could call it gravity, but that is such a grave term for allurement. We might as well call it Love.

Vision and Change | Fermentation as Metaphor


Fermentation is extremely versatile as a metaphor. Inside our minds, frequently, ideas ferment as we think about them and imagine how they might play out.

True Health | What if the Virus is the Medicine?


The emerging pandemic is already a watershed of the early 21st century: things won’t ever be the same. Yet for all that the havoc that the virus is wreaking, directly and indirectly, it may also be part of the bitter medicine the global body needs.

Economic Justice and Ecological Regeneration


Our crucial task is to incorporate these principles of traditional wisdom into an integrated system of values that can redirect humanity away from catastrophe, and toward a flourishing future. One where our shared identity expands beyond parochial boundaries to include, not just all humanity, but all sentient beings, and the vibrancy of the entire living Earth. Ultimately, it is our values that guide our actions—and will shape our future.