Drawing from deep ecology, systems theory and spiritual traditions, the Work That Reconnects (WTR) builds motivation, creativity, courage and solidarity for the transition to a sustainable human culture. First emerging in 1978, this pioneering, open-source body of work has its roots in the teachings and experiential methods of Joanna Macy. Read More
The original Coming Back to Life has helped people transform denial, despair and grief in the face of the social and ecological challenges of our time. This new, completely updated edition repositions the classic work within the context of deepening global crises and the cognitive, spiritual and perceptual revolutions occurring all around us.
Preface by Molly Young Brown available here.
Read the first chapter here.
Now Available at www.newsociety.com
Joanna Macy and Molly Brown have created a study guide to accompany the new edition of Coming Back to Life to help deepen your understanding of the Work That Reconnects and its underlying worldview and paradigms. Questions are designed for reflection , journaling, and study group explorations. We invite you to create small groups in your own community using Coming Back to Life to widen the circle of the Work That Reconnects.
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What Does the Great Turning Mean to You?
“This time we are in is to me an opportunity. I believe we are faced with an incredible challenge to take part in the Great Turning or the Great Unraveling. There is no guarantee either way but as Joanna Macy once said, it is in uncertainty that we are our truest selves. I think that we have to take action in every way we can to shift our consciousness and sense of community. It is critical that we take charge right now, and open our eyes to the true need of the Earth and the state we have put it in. I think that it is schools like Manzanita and communities like the one we have, that will thread the importance of earth connection and social connection back into our society, which I believe will eventually result in the Great Turning.”
Welcome from Joanna Macy
As the root teacher, still vigorous in my eighties and exhilarated with this life path, I am delighted to welcome you to the Work That Reconnects website. I have long desired a place for the … Read More
Support Young Activists!
Dear friend in the Work That Reconnects, With 2013 underway I am determined to make the Work That Reconnects more available to young activists. And I am writing you, who have … Read More