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6. Soul Search: Jane Goodall On Humanity and Hope - Radio National, ABC, Meredith Lake 2021

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1. Build the Nature-Human Relationship
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1.10 Spiritual Responses
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1.10.6

Jane Goodall is a fascinating person enough to make this podcast worth including, but I was particularly interested in her spiritual insights here and how they have arisen, though not exclusively, from and within Nature.

She is not, as far as I’m aware, a part of any established religious or spiritual group, so I think her responses can stand well for that of the modern individual in Nature.

https://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/soul-search/jane-goodall-on-humanity-and-hope/13494890

Listen for her perceptive comments on the gifts and limitations of language, the connection with Nature that opens through solitude, and the challenges of consciousness. She has also some extraordinary observations on nascent curiosity, consciousness and wonder amongst Chimps when they encounter a waterfall.

The last 15-20 minutes of the program are not directly on the topic of Nature and spiritual responses, but more on Jane Goodall’s foundation and institute – https://www.janegoodall.org/ – and the message of hope. I am less convinced by this structure (although this is no comment on such a fine organisation) as I have seen it much abused in the media where it has become a necessary formula for any environmental story and serves to, as often as not, trivialise the issue and displace concern and action because ‘everything is/will be alright’ (see Section 6.5).

 

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