“It was an early afternoon in May when I first looked down over the scene and saw the meadow. The field was covered with lilies rising above the thick grass. A magic moment, this experience gave to my life something, I know not what, that seems to explain my life at a more profound level than almost any other experience I can remember….This early experience, it seems, has become normative for me throughout the range of my thinking. Whatever preserves and enhances this meadow in the natural cycles of its transformation is good; what is opposed to this meadow or negates it is not good. My life orientation is that simple. It is also that pervasive. It applies in economics and political orientation as well as in education and religion and whatever….” (Thomas Berry, 1993)
The Deep Ecology Study Group met for the second time last week to continue discussion on the writings of insightful and evocative Thomas Berry, who was an influential American eco-theologian and nature lover. For the next meeting of the Study Group, group member Reiner will give us a short synopsis of Berry’s “The Universe Story” to get the discussion started. Everyone welcome! The Deep Ecology Study Group meets on the first Thursday of each month. For more info email Lisa at firstname.lastname@example.org.