In the early days of the pandemic, for a few months our world slowed down and almost stopped. In this space I was drawn to listen to a different rhythm, the silence and sounds of the natural world and the deeper pulse of the Earth. Those months soon passed, and the pandemic not only took us into fears for our health and an economic crisis, but soon afterwards into the fragmented, divisive dramas around masks and vaccines. But the memory of a quieter, clearer world remained, and the sense of how this nourishes the soul and the Earth. Over the next year as I walked the beaches and wetlands nearby, I became more and more immersed in this primal landscape, sensing it has a quality we need for a new human story. I wrote a series of articles exploring this “deep ecology of consciousness,” describing it as a seed for a living future. They are collected together here.
—Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee, December 2021
Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee describes the inspiration behind his new publication, “Seeding the Future,” a collection of essays exploring the need for a Deep Ecology of Consciousness.