For ten thousand
years of the agricultural revolution, humans continued to understand that
we were deeply embedded in and utterly dependent on nature because farmers
pay attention to weather and climate, winter snow and summer moisture,
beneficial insects and plants, etc. Over the past century, humanity
has undergone an astonishing transition from rural village inhabitants
to big city dwellers where we feel ourselves disconnected and isolated
from nature and ensconce the economy as our highest priority. The
way we see the world, shapes the way we treat it and if we no longer perceive
the planet as our sacred home, but instead, as an economic opportunity,
then we will continue to log, mine, dam and degrade the biosphere. In Failsafe,
Ian Prattis offers a way to a perceptual transformation that is absolutely
critical if we are to find a truly sustainable future.
so thoroughly researched, eloquently written and, most of all, so needed.
Itís a wonderful book. Frightening to read while observing the band-aids
and half measures being proposed in the US.
Ianís book respects and reflects Aboriginal Prophesies about the Eighth Fire and care of the Earth Mother. He investigates the spiritual lack in the modern world and proposes sound means to guide the course of humanity. For this he draws on the Wisdom of the Elders. This is a book for our times. It has in it his experience of Taming The Wild Mind, serving the Earth Mother and the cause of Peace.
Grandfather William Commanda, revered elder of the Algonquin Nation. He is 94, trilingual and lives in Quebec. A remarkable, internationally recognized man with a passionate interest in the environment, Canada and all its citizens.