Becoming Gaia, with Sean Kelly

Sam Mickey

This week’s episode of Spotlights features Sean Kelly, PhD, professor of Philosophy, Cosmology, and Consciousness at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco. He discusses his new book, Becoming Gaia: On the Threshold of Planetary Initiation (Integral Imprint, 2021). He describes the interlocking emergencies of climate change, mass extinction, and planetary apartheid in terms of a collective near-death experience (NDE) that humans are undergoing along with the living Earth. We talk about the ecological, philosophical, and spiritual implications of this critical moment in human and Earth evolution.

You can watch the episode below or listen to it here.

An archive of previous episodes can be found here, with audio versions available here.