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“The great moments in life are existential crises—moments that challenge all aspects of society and all levels of human awareness. We have entered such an extended moment of radical change.”
On this episode, Michael Meade brings a mythological perspective and a soulful attention to the issues of power and abuse in modern culture. He reminds us that old ideas require that those who sit in judgement not simply claim to gather facts, but also must be vulnerable and open to genuine feelings and the deeper meanings that both underlie and transcend the facts. In this period of cultural crises, more acts of truth may be required to generate a “force of truth” to break through the gates of “dominance and denial”.
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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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