Midwiving a new worldview
As an old civilisation collapses, and a phoenix rises from the ashes, EastWest Interconnect community and webpage provide a gateway for the emergence of new ideas, practices and structures.
We invite contributors working in different areas, disciplines, contexts to share their views and help develop new ways of thinking, acting and being. We are seeking to incubate, innovate, create, and invite articles that are prepared either to reflect upon current institutions and practices at fundamental levels, or offer radical ideas in the evolution of consciousness. These may be poetic, scientific, reflective.
Until now, global and cultural connections have been made through trade and curiosity. The impact of new technology and the spread of consumer capitalism throughout the world, means that global connections are largely based on economic imperatives. These imperatives have become out of balance with the natural world, causing economic and environmental problems. EastWest Interconnect has been created to explore ways of connecting that go beyond economic factors. It honours the subtle vibrations of deeper connection based on a recognition of our common humanity. Such a recognition means that we need to find collective ways of evolution that are not based on material exchange, but on a deeper evolutionary path. This requires a dialogue across disciplines, cultures and nations. You are invited to contribute as part of this forum. As men and women working together, weaving different relationships, cutting through the old structures, we can build a deepening foundation of reflection to open up a gateway to a new worldview.
A worldview is not just an abstract idea: it reaches inward to the deepest recesses of the soul, and outward to the farthest extremes of the cosmos. It affects us at every level: somatic, intellectual, environmentally, socially, spiritually. The patterns of our knowing, sensing, beliefs, myths are flung into chaos as the old dies and the new emerges. The scale of change has not been witnessed since the Copernican Revolution. And the seeds of the new reside in the wounds of the past, so it is to there we journey to begin the growth.
This webpage, and our community are engaged in the evolution of what we are calling 'holonomic inquiry' – of finding pathways and gateways for the unfolding of a new worldview that is holistic and caring, reconnecting spirit with health and livelihood. It means we listen deeply and carefully to the calls of the world, of the cosmos, of our ancestors, of our friends, lovers and families, and to our own bodies.These exist in an interpenetrating, intangible field of connection. By deepening into this, we open to the mysteries of the universe, and flow with the unstoppable energies which are now arising. East West Interconnect offers a collective crucible for this transformation so that we can find different ways of articulating and resonating with the new.
'One need not be graced with prophetic insight to recognise that we are living in one of those rare ages, like the end of classical antiquity or the beginning of the modern era, that bring forth, through great stress and struggle, a genuinely fundamental transformation in the underlying assumptions and principles of the cultural world view….the outcome of this tremendous moment in our civilization’s history is deeply uncertain. Something is dying and something is being born. The stakes are high, for the future of humanity and the future of the Earth'. (Richard Tarnas,Cosmos and Psyche, 2006)
EastWest Interconnect is a Sister webpage to East West Sanctuary.