Wales Culture Change Manual
We are trying to find our way to respond better to the predicament that humans have brought upon ourselves and everyone else. In particular, the Culture Change Manual has evolved from the first half (10 years) of a behaviour change programme that I lead.
Earth Regenerators is an online learning community for evolutionary culture design, earth regeneration and the avoidance of human extinction.
Sociocracy 3.0 – free social technology for growing agile and resilient organizations, a practical guide.
Radically Remote: Facilitation Toolkit
John Seed, an Australian Deep Ecologist
If you haven’t met the work of Deep Ecology, I highly recommend it, and John Seed is one of its co-founders. Deep Ecology is a set of practices that help you experience your ‘ecological self’, and come into deeper union with the earth.
An introduction to Anthroposophy: ‘Human-Wrought Wisdom’
The spiritual path of Anthroposophy (’human-wrought wisdom’), born out of the work of Rudolf Steiner, is what helps me understand why we are at the crossroads that we are at in human existence, and gives the courage and know-how to move forward in love.
I find Loomio a very useful and well-designed piece of software, which focuses on facilitating decision-making in collaborative and consensus-focused groups. It was built by a small team of Kiwi developers from the Enspiral community, who were keen to encourage ways of organising and communicating they had been exploring during the Occupy movement. It is published under a free software license, and serves a clear social purpose.
Dark Mountain is a project dedicated to exploring the deep cultural roots of the ecological, social and cultural unravelling that is now underway. It is “a rooted and branching network of creative activity,” which places a special emphasis on the role of storytelling and art in planting the seeds of a new, “uncivilised” world. From this project, a beautiful series of books was born, bringing together essays, fiction, poetry, visual art and more – as well as a website, and local collaborations with organisers of festivals, gatherings, workshops, etc.
Transition Network International
Transition are all about local action in response to global questions and issues. Transition Network is the international hub of a global movement of really local neighbourhood communities reimagining and rebuilding the community structures in their street. Transition is about acting locally on projects that impact me and my neighbours specific to where I am. Their blog, full of ideas, and their resources for group creation and sustaining, are invaluable assets in this time.
Cultural Emergence with Looby McNamara
All Permaculture design training is fantastic background for any person doing Deep Adaptation, and for me the most useful has been inner, cultural, social, local neighbourhood aspects. I believe it is Key to how we design a functional future society. Looby has been leaning into the feminine, home, inner parts of how culture has formed, and how we can create a new richer more kind culture. The course is great, a lot of what you need is in the website, and the book is worth reading too.