So what happened on last week’s show? Lian was with Mahima Shrestha. With a background in media and crisis communications, Mahima is interested in bringing people together to find solutions to complex problems and facilitating long-term change in culture and communities. In this show we spoke about Mahima’s experience of the devastating earthquake in her home country of Nepal and from that experience what she’s seen about the way humans work – and how it applies everywhere in in life, and particularly in social change.
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And this week’s show is with Craig Richardson. This is the second time Craig has been on the show, the first episode we did is here and it’s about parenting. Craig joins many today who are engaged in asking the question, “What does it mean to be fully and authentically human?” As an advocate of the human rewilding movement he is interested in applying this question to all areas of life, including parenting, nutrition, education, lifestyle, and spirituality. He works both professionally and informally to help individuals to move towards authentic humanity and break free from the domestication model. He and his wife have unschooled their son since birth, and as a family they are interested in camping, hiking, natural family living, fire spinning, organic cooking, ancestral skills, and being as Earth-friendly as possible.
In this show we explored what ‘rewilding’ is, why we’d want to rewild and how we can go about moving in that direction!
I’d love to know what YOU think about this week’s show. Let’s carry on the conversation… please leave a comment below.
What you’ll learn from this episode:
- Craig describes rewilding as ‘The set of practices, skills, and philosophies which enable modern humans to reclaim the approach to self, community, and ecology that was once held by our pre-agricultural ancestors.’
- The 4 major shifts of the Neolithic Revolution that led to our domestication: Occupational, Social, Environmental, Spiritual.
- Connecting with the natural world – seeking out green spaces, connecting with groups in your area who are interested in nature, and experimenting with fermentation.
- How we’ve become specialists instead of generalists and why this has made us fragile.
- Why our understanding and connection with spirituality doesn’t have to be about something outside of ourselves or up there in the sky.
- Understanding why connection to others in a community is so vital and how we can create it in this modern world.
Resources and stuff that we spoke about:
- Craig’s facebook profile
- Craig’s email address
- The first episode we recorded on How to free your child from domestication
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