"Our time is one of apocalypse, an archetype found in the lore and myth of many times and peoples. As we face crises of ecology, economy, religion, politics, finance, education, agriculture, housing, water, air, and soil, as Earth overheats..., species go extinct, and the air-giving oceans die on every side, we wonder how to make sense of it all, or indeed whether it's even possible to.
"'It's all a question of story,' wrote "geologian" Thomas Berry, priest and environmentalist, as things began to slide downhill. "We are in trouble just because we do not have a good story. We are between stories. The old story, the account of how we fit into it, is no longer effective. Yet we have not learned the new story.'
"But how are we to compose it if we cannot even imagine it?"
from PRACTICAL DREAMING IN THE HOPEFUL LIGHT OF EARTHRISE by Craig Chalquist, PhD., California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS)