This is useful, thanks Andrew. I’d love to know — the idea of Ecotopia, to what extent is Bard inspired by Aldous Huxley?

Not sure Shambhala is the best prototype, considering how authoritarian and abusive it turned out to be.

The Achilles Heel of the New Age /spiritual but not religious always seems to be community. That, and charitable works. I’m not sure it’s powerful enough to support us through the climate crisis (does Vervaeke talk about that?) but we’ll see.

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