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In this episode, Michael Meade discusses the core themes of his newly released book Awakening the Soul. Beginning with the question “How does a person respond to a troubled world,” Meade describes how the human soul harbors deep and creative resources that tend to awaken when we find ourselves in big trouble. Something deep and meaningful is trying to awaken at both the individual and cultural levels. When truth is missing in the public discourse it is waiting to be found as the “lived truth” of the awakening soul.
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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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