Resources

Post-doom Thinking and Living 101

These two videos are a “crash course” in post-doom and deeply adaptive thinking and living. They contain a distillation of humanity’s best and most up-to-date collective intelligence regarding Earth system science, ecology, abrupt climate change, environmental history, and collapsology — notably, the key differences between genuinely sustainable (pro-future) cultures and self-destructive & ecocidal (anti-future) civilizations. Special attention is given to how we can support each other in staying sane, sober, and inspired in chaotic and challenging times. Given the visually rich and multi-disciplinary nature of the information packed into these two programs, watching without multi-tasking (rather than skimming or merely listening) is advised.

Finding Meaning in the Dark: Sobering Inspiration for Hard Times
• Where are we?  • What lies ahead?  • How then shall we live?
1. The Big Picture — Understanding our predicament and our trajectory
2. What’s inevitable? futile? — Accepting reality, and avoiding frustration
3. Post-doom inspiration — Remember who you are and what matters most
4. What can we do? — Engaging in prophetic and redemptive Great Work 

Embracing Our Predicament: Trading Confusion for Clarity
• How did we get here?  • Why was it unavoidable?  • What now?
1. First Things First — Our name for primary reality is a life or death issue
2. Sustainable = Faithful — The evo-eco purpose of religion and of science
3. Progressing toward Ecocide?! – History’s verdict: human-centeredness
4. Problems vs. Predicaments — 5 stages of awareness / ‘post-doom’ living

Let’s Talk Collapse

A most helpful (and beautifully designed) single-page guide geared towards newcomers and those unfamiliar with collapse-awareness. It is a collection of the most relevant researchers, lectures, books, podcasts, and other resources as determined through an ongoing, collaborative sampling of the collapse community (r/collapse). It also serves as the wiki for the collapse subreddit community and others who are collapse literate.

Courses

Reality 101 – Video series (also easily accessible HERE) by Nate Hagens and The Institute for the Study of Energy and Our Future (4.5 hours) the fundamentals of the human predicament.

Documentaries

Lectures

Impermanence & Death Resources

A Scientific Understanding of Impermanence and Death as Sacred – Inspiring, evidence-based video, audio, and text resources and rituals related to impermanence, mortality, and death, created by Michael Dowd and Connie Barlow.

Videos

Michael Dowd’s 2014 TEDx Talk:

“Reality Reconciles Science & Religion”

Michael Dowd’s 2012 TEDx Talk: 

“Why We Struggle and Suffer”