This episode of Living Myth begins with the announcement of Michael Meade’s new book “Awakening the Soul: A Deep Response to a Troubled World”. The new book explores the impact of cultural and environmental upheaval on the human soul. It also addresses the loss of truth and meaning and feelings of despair so easily experienced at this time.
In this podcast, Meade describes how the book began, and how it changed during the course of the writing due to inspirations appearing in the middle of the night. Using the key metaphor of awakening the inner eyes of the soul, Meade elucidates the meaning of “Awakening the Soul”, and uses that perspective to show how the crisis of truth and meaning must be solved before we can effectively deal with the humanitarian and environmental crises that affect the entire planet.
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Awakening the Soul addresses the issue of the loss of soul throughout the world and the loss of meaning and truth in modern life. Michael Meade shows how meaning is essential to the human soul and uses ancient stories and compelling insights to describe how soul can be recovered and people can learn to “live in truth.”
Drawing from dramatic episodes in his own life, Meade shows how the soul tries to awaken at critical times, and how an awakened soul is crucial for finding medicine to treat the ailments and alienation of modern life. What we need now is not a minor repair, but a major transformation of the world that can only start with the awakening of the individual soul.
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