Members’ Book Club Discussion
March 29 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Discussion: Online- March 29 at 5:30-6:30pm
March Book selection: A Reenchanted World by James William Gibson
“A fast-paced and highly rewarding account of the struggle to realize a deeper consciousness of the human relationship with nature–before it is too late.” ~James Gustave Speth
For more than two centuries, as Western cultures became ever more industrialized, the natural world was increasingly regarded as little more than a collection of useful raw resources. The folklore of powerful forest spirits was displaced by the practicalities of logging; the traditional rituals of hunting ceremonies gave way to indiscriminate butchering of animals for meat markets. In the famous lament of Max Weber, our surroundings became “disenchanted,” with nature’s magic swept away by secularization and rationalization. But as acclaimed sociologist James William Gibson reveals in this insightful study, the culture of enchantment is making an astonishing comeback.