The challenges we face can be difficult even to think about. Climate change, the depletion of oil, economic upheaval, and mass extinction together create a planetary emergency of overwhelming proportions. Active Hope shows us how to strengthen our capacity to face this crisis so that we can respond with unexpected resilience and creative power. Drawing on decades of teaching an empowerment approach known as the Work That Reconnects, the authors guide us through a transformational process informed by mythic journeys, modern psychology, spirituality, and holistic science. This process equips us with tools to face the mess we're in and play our role in the collective transition, or Great Turning, to a life-sustaining society.
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To the future beings of the twenty-second century, Active Hope might turn out to be the most important book written in the twenty-first.
Bill Plotkin, author of Soulcraft
About the Authors
Ecophilosopher Joanna Macy, PhD, is a scholar of Buddhism, general systems theory, and deep ecology. A respected voice in movements for peace, justice, and the environment, she interweaves her scholarship with five decades of activism.
Physician and coach Dr. Chris Johnstone is a specialist in the psychology of resilience, happiness, and positive change.
About C. S. E. Cooney
C. S. E. Cooney is a writer, actor, poet, and singer-songwriter. She narrates for Podcastle, the world’s first audio fantasy magazine; Uncanny Magazine, an online science fiction and fantasy magazine; and the poetry journals Goblin Fruit and Stone Telling.