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Cultural Addiction The Greenspirit Guide to Recovery

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ISBN-10: 1556436149

ISBN-13: 9781556436147

Edition: 2006

Authors: Albert J. LaChance, Thomas Berry

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Addiction, argues Albert LaChance in this insightful book, affects more than the individual who suffers from it.Cultural Addictionshows how contemporary lifestyles have become addictive, consuming the planet's resources–soil, air, water–in a destructive way that comprises earth's life systems and endangers the survival of both humankind and other species. This book presents a 12-step program for recovery from these dangerous lifestyles. Identifying such traits as egocentricity, materialism, overeating and drinking, and apathy as products of addiction, the author draws on the world's spiritual traditions–Hinduism, Buddhism, shamanism, Christianity, and others–to show individuals and…    
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Book details

List price: $16.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
Publication date: 5/15/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Albert LaChance speaks nationally on psychology and spirituality through Cross Country University. He has taught at numerous universities in the areas of psychology, spirituality, ecology, and cosmology. Featured in numerous magazine and newspaper articles, he has also appeared on television and radio programs. He lives in New Boston, NH.

Foreword
Preface
Notes for the Reader
Acknowledgments
The Twelve Steps of Ecological Spirituality
The Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous
Introduction
Ecological Reality Is for Those Who Can't Handle Consumerism!
Collective or Cultural Addiction-the Dilemma of the Western World
The "New Story"
Consciousness: The Cognitive Brain
The Personal Subconscious
The Collective Unconscious
The Dysfunctions of Excess
Cultural Fields and Cultural Addiction
The Four Forces
Personality, Community, Systems
The Five Addictions to Death
Breaking Our Fixation with the Five Addictions to Death
The Twelve Dysfunctions, All Together
Progress Toward the Ecological Age
The Global Spiritual Tradition of the Human
The Earth in the Ecological Age
Appendix
Greenspirit Preamble
Greenspirit Suggested Group Format
Notes
Index
About the Author