corner of wooden dock, Bear Island Lake, northern Minnesota

We must go far beyond any transformation of contemporary culture. We must go back to the genetic imperative from which human cultures emerge originally and from which they can never be separated without losing their integrity and their survival capacity. None of our existing cultures can deal with this situation out of its own resources. We must invent, or reinvent, a sustainable human culture by a descent into our pre-rational, our instinctive resources. Our cultural resources have lost their integrity. They cannot be trusted. What is needed is not transcendence but “inscendence,” not the brain but the gene.

–Thomas Berry–

Photo: Corner of wooden dock on Bear Island Lake, Minnesota, July 31, 2014
Go to the Limits of Your Longing
The Forest Knows Where You Are

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