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Robes reading group? read and act on Robes by Penny Kelly

 
Joshua Myrvaagnes
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This is about the most transformative book I ever read in my life, and I've had many book-that-changed-my-life experiences of great intensity. This one is so intense I've wanted to run away and bury my head in the sand sometimes, but more than that I've been inspired, validated, encouraged, renewed, reinvigorated, given strength to go on and to thrive and feast on beauty.

I'd love to connect with others who've read this book--but I'm assuming there aren't any, so I'd love to share my enthusiasm for it by getting together a reading rout by Skype or on a phone line (I can set up a free conference call), or for people who don't have access to a phone we could email / purpose moosage.

Anyone interested?
 
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Joshua - could you write us a review of the book so we know what it's all about?
 
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Thanks Burra. I'll try.

It's about everything--food, plants, religion, school, childbirth, education, medicine, government, the breakup of nations and the rise business, the fall of business and the rise of the global council, the role of the internet in the restructuring of the world, broadened abilities and perceptions in the human body-mind system, maturation of the human species, nature's intelligence and the intelligence in all form, sexuality (I should have put that first, I guess), population rebalancing, World War III, trade in a post-money world, the absolute end of the use of money as a tool for human development in its phase of development and the emergence of something that is much, much better. And the weather changes, instabilities, rebalancing, and unpredictable conditions which affect and will continue to affect all the development of infrastructure, pushing us toward localism.

There are things I've read in this book (I've read it 5 times now) that I know to be true to the core of me, things I've alays known, but had lost track of in the clutter of different opinions or had tried to turn away from, and this book puts them altogether in a really clear form that gives me hope for the hard times and an awareness of where all these changes are leading, as we'll as a prompt to get more honest with myself about what I have to let go of of the current world.
 
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Here's part of the book: http://www.hopedance.org/home/soul-news/1882-penny-kelly

 
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Thanks, Tyler! good to find out about that website. I like that chapter a lot, it gives a good overview of permanent culture on a broad scale.

Maybe if people aren't up for a reading group, you could just read it at your own pace and purple moosage me about it and we can discuss.
 
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Hi Joshua, I have read Robes and got some friends to do a little book discussion on it. I saw you posted about 2 yrs ago. Where are you at now with the concepts?

I am thinking how to help people to survive. I live in Sacramento, and growing food here works great, the growing season is year round. So it is quite possible to grow a lot of what one would need. I am thinking to help people establish backyard gardens.

When I first read Robes, I was desperate to find others to talk about it, it was so unsettling. After my second reading, I am a little more grounded with it.
 
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Anyone wanna do a book club of this now?

It's about transition to a post-money economy, post-government civilization, post-school education, post-agribusiness food sourcing, post-religion spirituality, post-globalization localization.  It rings truest as a vision of what I've always known was true.  Now more than ever.  Now more than ever.
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