Living in an Age of Spiritual Crisis

Rupert Sheldrake and I have published the latest in our series of conversations, this time on Living in an Age of Spiritual Crisis.

The depth of the environmental crisis is becoming clearer. Social crises are around us, too. But do these realities stem from a deeper spiritual crisis? We discuss whether we’ve become uncoupled from the foundations of life, which are not just biological and social but spiritual. We ask how this loss shows itself in difficulties ranging from mental health to social cohesion. We explore how a society that doesn’t have a sense of the spiritual becomes unreal, as if our desires can be fulfilled solely in material ways. We discuss how a spiritual crisis distorts the sense of being human, but how it also offers a prime opportunity to recover and regain an energising sense of what it means to be alive.

The many previous discussions between myself and Rupert Sheldrake can be found on youtube, streamed, Spotify, iHeartRadio, as a playlist on SoundCloud, and on iTunes.