Welcome to New Worldview
A Community Conversation about Discovery and Expansion
Returning this Summer June/July 2018
In our current Worldview, we tend to see the Earth as an object or thing, in service to us. We use it as our pantry, our lumber yard, and our waste dump, which has led to polluted air, depleted soil, and poisoned oceans. We need a vital, new Worldview. How is a Worldview developed? How can we change our Worldview? What will change if we develop a new Worldview? With these questions, be prepared to reflect, explore, and discover a generative New Worldview and more!
The photo of the Earth that changed everything - 1968
The photo above, taken from the Apollo mission in 1968, changed our view of home. Slowly at first, then deeper into our psyche, it penetrated the depth of our thinking. It caused a paradigm shift, a realization that Earth is the home of all life. The air belongs to everyone, the ocean's water, all life, and the sun is our source of energy. The space between the Earth and Moon is four degrees above Absolute Zero. We’re a warm orb in a very, very cold freezer.
Following is an overview of the first series of six, 90-minute sessions, starting Oct 5th at 9:00 am Pacific Time. Using the Zoom video conferencing platform, each session will be highly-participative conversations around the fundamental thinking underlying the many global crises facing humanity today. Topics will include climate change, population vs. resources, a self-regulating Earth, and how do we live to ensure our grandchildren’s future.
An Overview of Last Years Series 1
Session 1 – Climate Change, Truth to Power
Thursday, October 5th 9 - 10:30 am PDT Noon - 1:30 pm EDT
The Earth Today Gary White, volunteer for the Climate Reality Project will present slides showing the reality of the climate crises facing humanity today. His material is based on Al Gore's new movie “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power.”
Session 2 – What is a Worldview?
Tuesday, Nov 7 from 9 - 10:30 am PST Noon - 1:30 pm EST
- Describe the worldview of your parents.
- How has your worldview changed since you were a teenager?
- Describe the different ways of thinking you observe in the world today.
- What is beneath a person’s worldview?
- The charter of CEN
Session 3 – Earth’s Ancestors
Thursday, December 7th 9:00 - 10:30 am PST Noon to 1:30 pm EST 2
- Our parents
- Our great grandparents
- Early humans
- The Elements of Earth
- The Solar System
- The stuff of stars
- The age of the Universe.
Session 4 – Continued Growth Versus a Finite Planet
Thursday, January 4th 9:00 - 10:30 am PST Noon to 1:30 pm EST
- Over-shoot leads to extinction or change
- Growth re-defined
- Your global footprint
Session 5 – A Self-Regulating Earth
Thursday, February 1st 9:00 - 10:30 am PST Noon to 1:30 pm EST
- Gaia Theory – the self-regulating Earth
- Venus and Mars
- The role of Carbon Dioxide
Session 6 – How Must We Live to Ensure Our Grandchildren’s Future
Thursday, March 1st 9:00 - 10:30 am PST Noon to 1:30 pm EST
- The brightest optimism for the future
- Change is happening
- Living on the side of possibility: think of something that is impossible, but if it happened would change everything.
We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them. ~Albert Einstein
Let’s explore the new way of thinking!