THE INSTITUTE FOR A NEW POLITICAL COSMOLOGY
The Closest Face of the Divine:
Awakening, humbling, healing
Louis Herman filmed and interviewed in South Africa by Craig Foster and Pippa Erlich, creators of Academy Award-winning My Octopus Teacher. Here he discusses the primal ecstatic experience of the natural world as “the closest face of the divine.” He talks of how contact with the mystery of creation in places of natural beauty awakens, humbles, and heals people; how these experiences fill them with joy and make them more generous, compassionate, and considerate. All our current crises can be traced ultimately to the loss of such primal connections. Accordingly, the emerging cosmology places these experiences at the center of our lives as we search for meaning.
COVID-19 as a Consequence of Global Ecological Meltdown
A discussion of life in a post-pandemic world from ThinkTech Hawaiʻi. This episode's guest, Louis G. Herman, Director of the Institute for a New Political Cosmology, will help us understand the interaction of environment and coronavirus, leading to a permanent abnormal in the post-pandemic world. The host for this episode, recorded on April 27, 2020, is Jay Fidell.
The Role of Culture Repair in Repairing the Earth
Click on the image to watch a discussion of the role repairing culture can play in repairing the earth. Panelists: Jillian Hovey, Dan Nanamkin, Maya Elson, Tiffany Y'vonne, Louis G. Herman, and Ben Browner, moderator. The panel was part of the 2019 Global Earth Repair Conference in Port Townsend, Washington.