Deep ecology and my initial awakening (pt 7) – New Acropolis and esoteric beginnings

After my University, circa the early 90s, I felt that I still wanted to pursue my Environmental Studies but couldn't get a technical degree as I wasn't a biologist, chemist, engineer, or scientist of any sort, and so I decided to pursue a masters level degree in Environmental studies. Some classes I had here were Risk Assessment, Urban Studies, and many other related disciplines, and thus it was the multi-disciplinarian aspect of the Diploma that attracted me to it.  The renowned Buckminster Fuller concludes that this is a major problem in today's modern society, over specialization:

Deep ecology and my initial awakening (pt 4)

Part 4 - The travel bug bites and my activist days – Late teens and Early twenties Just before going to CEGEP, which is Quebec’s trampoline school between high school and University, I went on my first school exchange. CEGEP usually lasts about 2 years if you plan on going to University or 3 years for …

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Deep ecology and my initial awakening (pt 3)

Cadets and survival training and my very first awakening In my early teens, I joined the Navy Cadets, as my father kind of ‘encouraged’ me to ‘enlist’, because he believed I needed more discipline in my life. I was very much a dreamer… I was also quite smart, just not that organized. He thought Cadets …

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Deep ecology and my initial awakening (pt 2)

So here is part 2 of my book project, I overlapped a little from part 1... Parents’ separation and divorce, circa early 80s, troubled waters My first major life crisis was in the early 80s when my parents finally separated. I remember this being one of the hardest periods of my life even up to …

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Deep ecology and my initial awakening (pt 1)

Growing up in a small town called Knowlton in the 1970s was an interesting experience, to say the least. With a population of about 1000 inhabitants at the time, I was an only child, quite the loner and was always very in tune with nature and the forest, spending much of my free time wandering the forests around my house. I would climb to the top of a 50-foot pine so I could have an unencumbered view of our beautiful Brome Lake less than half a mile away. The swaying of the treetops from the mild summer breezes would give me some exhilaration but so would the breathtaking view and the thrill and danger of being so high up. 

A little about Terence Mckenna

As a fledgling life/spiritual coach/consultant/mentor/teacher (put your favorite adjective here), I follow many spiritual prophets/gurus/scholars, philosophers, traditions, scientists (yep), sages and shamans, Terrence McKenna is one of my favorites, especially when we look at our modern world and what is happening to us at the moment. He was very on point describing modern Western Culture: …

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