Subtle Activism: The Inner Dimension of Social and Planetary Transformation
Can awakened consciousness contribute to social change and, if no, how? David Nicol introduces the concept of " subtle activism " to interpre the use of consciousness-based practices like meditation and prayer to support collective transformation, such as global meditation directed toward peaceful resolution of onflict. Subtle activism represents a bridge between the consciousness movement and the movements for peace, environmental sustainability, and social justice. It is always a substitute for physical action but rather a potentially crucial component of a more integrated approach to social change. Although ancient lore is rife with tales of shamans and adepts intervening on spiritual levels for the benefit of humanity, this ook is the first comprehensive treatment of his topic. Nicol grounds his consideration in the available scientific research and in dialogue with a road range of idea in the fields of consciousness studies, transpersonal theory, and New Paradigm thought.
Published September 1st 2015 by State University of New York Press (first published August 26th 2015