The topic of this dialogue with my (Marc’s) friend Andrew Cohen was:
What is Evolutionary Spirituality and why does it matter so much in response to the meta crisis?
Allow me to try and explain why this feels so beyond vital.
There can be no intelligent and transformative understanding of any crisis in the world, including the devastating targeted massacres of civilians that we just witnessed in Israel these days, without the articulation of a compelling Evolutionary Spirituality.
Evolutionary Spirituality brings together two distinct fields:
The first is that of spirituality.
The second is that of evolution or evolutionary studies.
The general assumption in culture has been, that these two fields are fundamentally distinct and even opposed to one another. Evolution as a theory was thought to replace spirituality. Evolution was the rejection of spirituality as an explanation of reality — replaced by an evolutionary explanation. Evolution was though to be about the emergent and the Avant Garde, while spirituality seems stuck in the moray of tired and discredited lineages.