Cultivating Wisdom

Hathaway, M. D. (2017). Cultivating wisdom. In S. Mickey, S. Kelley, & A. Robbert [Eds.] The Variety of Integral Ecologies: Nature, Culture, and Knowledge in the Planetary Era (pp. 1331-150). Albany, NY: State University of New York Press.

Chapter excerpt: While bringing about the Great Turning calls for knowledge – including technical know- how and innovative new approaches to problems – it also requires deep transformations in the way we perceive reality and the way we relate to one another and the wider Earth community. Moreover, the Great Turning may call for a transformation in our very mode of consciousness. This may be understood in terms of the need to cultivate an integral, ecological wisdom. Over the course of this chapter, I will first explore the relationship between worldviews, cosmologies, and this kind of wisdom. In so doing, both the roots of our current crisis and the essence of this wisdom will become clearer. I will then consider ecological wisdom from the perspective of various integral ecologies to further clarify some of its key characteristics. Finally, I will seek insights from a variety of educational approaches and theories to seek out concrete ways to evoke, educe, and cultivate the kinds of wisdom that can enable humanity to move away from perceptions, ideas, habits, and systems that perpetuate injustice and destroy our planet’s capacity to sustain life while at the same time finding new ways of living that enable the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of all people to be equitably met in harmony with the needs and well-being of the greater Earth community.

Read the chapter: Hathaway, M. D. (2017). Cultivating wisdom. In S. Mickey, S. Kelley, & A. Robbert [Eds.] The Variety of Integral Ecologies: Nature, Culture, and Knowledge in the Planetary Era (pp. 1331-150). Albany, NY: State University of New York Press.



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