My latest book – SHATTERED EARTH: Approaching Extinction – will be published this fall, 2019, by Manor House. It has 13 chapters and 4 Parts.
Part One – Broken Glass
- A Candid Look at the Future of Planet Earth
- The Children and Extinction Rebellion (XR)
Part Two – Facing Extinction: Moving Mind and Heart
- Impermanence and Extinction
- Through Nine Year Old Eyes
- Transformation in India
Part Three – Hello Darkness
- Love Lost and Dark Shadows
- Solace of Winter
- The Ewe
Part Four – All My Relations: Ancient Wisdom
- Medicine Mentors
- Sacred Stalker
- The Transfer Particle
- The Forest
About The Author’s Works
Here is a description of the first part.
PART ONE – BROKEN GLASS
Broken Glass is a metaphor for the broken cycles of Climate Systems that place humanity in dire straits. Chapter One – A Candid Look at the Future of Planet Earth – is indeed candid, brutal and dark. It begins with a futuristic analysis of Climate Change and the inevitable fate provided by the suicide pact engineered by corrupt corporations for most of humanity.The futuristic view is sent back from the year 2080. It is not an uplifting account, even when it reverts to present time and reveals how unready humanity is to encounter Climate Emergency.
Chapter Two is about The Children and Extinction Rebellion (XR). The essay opens with the Children’s Strike for Climate instigated by Greta Thunberg. I admire this magnificent young Swedish woman as she impacts generations and many politicians. Yet, the corporate oligarchy will not budge from their greed and power. They have already bought and sold governments. They will certainly gut the possibility of restraint with respect to Climate Change, thereby dashing the bravery of children worldwide. The emergence of Extinction Rebellion, a global grassroots environmental organization that emulates Gandhi and Martin Luther King’s adherence to non-violent protest is a disruption I fully support. Their target is the existing political establishment at the beck and call of corporate cabals.
These global protest movements intend to motivate citizens, parliaments and industry to implement massive measures to ameliorate the impacts of Climate Emergency. However, powerful financial interests, the creators of Climate Change, will not allow their power and control to slip away. They are better organized than us; they control the media and have the wealth to usurp any coalition that threatens their power. This could escalate to the collapse of societies amidst violent revolution.