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A Journey in Search of Wholeness and Meaning

Rupert Clive Collister

This book explores the concept that the reality which is created by the consciousness inherent in the Western worldview is exceptionally limiting and probably unsustainable. After describing the contexts within which the book was written the author documents his personal journey in search of wholeness and meaning. From his experience of this journey he suggests that the wisdom, insight, and praxis contained within – what he describes as the meta-narratives of – Holism, Indigenous cultures, and Eastern traditions are manifestations of a holistic consciousness. The author explores the concept that a shift to such a holistic consciousness is required in order to redress the imbalance that is evident in all humanity’s relationships, and he suggests that enabling such a shift in consciousness would have deep implications for the concepts and contexts of community, adult learning, meaningful work, and sustainability.

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Acknowledgements I would particularly like to acknowledge the support of the following people to this work: Sarah Collister, Sam Crowell, Mary Gyemi, Tobin Hart, Bob London, Jack Miller, Edmund O’Sullivan, and Ma- rina Quattrocchi. I could not have done it without your clarity of thinking and unceasing encouragement. Rupert Clive Collister, Toronto, 2010

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