Today I speak with award-winning author and speaker, Jeremy Lent. Described by Guardian journalist George Monbiot as “one of the greatest thinkers of our age,” Jeremy’s work investigates the underlying causes of our civilisation’s existential crisis, and explores pathways toward a life-affirming future.
A former internet company CEO, with a BA in English Literature from Cambridge University and an MBA from the University of Chicago, Jeremy’s life has followed an unexpected path, as we’ll come to hear, and he has gone on to write two highly acclaimed books.
The first, The Patterning Instinct: A Cultural History of Humanity’s Search for Meaning, explores the way humans have made meaning from the cosmos from hunter-gatherer times to the present day. His new book, The Web of Meaning: Integrating Science and Traditional Wisdom to Find Our Place in the Universe, draws upon science and philosophies to lay out a solid foundation for a worldview of deep interconnectedness.
Jeremy is the founder of the Deep Transformation Network, a global community exploring pathways to an ecological civilisation, and the nonprofit Liology Institute, dedicated to fostering an integrated worldview that could enable humanity to thrive sustainably on the Earth.
Recorded on 20th Oct 2022.