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The Great Unraveling

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From Fear to Action: a Personal Journey through Art, Farming and Community Engagement

As we navigate the path ahead of us, there’s a long list of goals and tasks on our list to strengthen our community, support our friends and neighbors, and create a thriving space where our crops and the people around us can flourish and benefit from the resilience we are contributing.

January 25, 2024


Ideas for Living through the Great Unraveling

This year Post Carbon Institute has leaned into the “Great Unraveling” as a label for framing what’s happening in modern society and the natural world. In short, the Great Unraveling represents humanity’s comeuppance from overshoot, a time when debts are coming due and the promise of everlasting growth is fading.

December 21, 2023


Reporting a World-in-Crisis: The Axial Crisis of Perception and Beyond.  Part 2

For most of the time, voices seeking to raise the alarm and respond to immanent processes of unfolding world collapse, are unheard in the mainstream news media. 

October 18, 2023


Living in a World-in-Crisis: Thinking Beyond Catastrophism. Part 1

Resilience here, then, is not the naïve faith in riding the storm and putting the world back together more or less as it was, issue by issue, but recognising the necessity to fundamentally reorganise and reorient human society in ways that can allow human flourishing and ecological sustainability in symbiotic and mutually supportive relations of reciprocity and regeneration – and in a multiplicity of ways.

October 16, 2023

Holding the Fire podcast

Indigenous Wisdom During The Great Unraveling

As the Great Unraveling deepens, we need as many people as possible to wake from the false, destructive dream of infinite growth and techno-utopian progress and embrace a different, deeper way of knowing and being.

October 12, 2023

Bonus episode

Crazy Town Bonus Riff. Choose Your Own Adventure in the Great Unraveling

After hearing a story of woe on the streets of Portland, Oregon, Jason, Rob, and Asher cover the four critical ways of cultivating personal resilience to navigate the Great Unraveling. The report we reference several times is Welcome to the Great Unraveling: Navigating the Polycrisis of Environmental and Social Breakdown.

August 10, 2023

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Header image: Derivative of “The Great Unraveling” by Michele Guieu; licensed under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND.