Should "Spirituality" get a Circle in Green Wizardry?
For long term readers of JMG and the ADR, who have read about his thoughts on Green Wizardry and those skill we all will need to relearn as our present day civilzation collapses, I hope you have been noticing the changes to the GW Circle Forum.
I and the other GW moderators, along with our members, have been slowly refining the kind of cirriclum a future green wizard might follow. What skills he or she would need to learn first, and what skills would come later.
We have recently added several new circles.
First, our new Third Circle: Money, will discuss the ways you can stretch your income. And as JMG has suggested, help you develop ways to get out of the "Moneyed Economy".
Second, our new Fifth Circle: Animal Husbandry, is in responce to several of our members wanting a place to discuss the animals in their lives, both pets and protection as well as livestock and food.
And Third, our new Eleventh Circle: Community Building is to recognize that a man with a plentiful garden, surrounded by five men who are starving, is a man with a serious problem. For better or worse, Green Wizards must become a force for their local community, in fostering sustainability or promoting green alternatives and smart legislation so people can learn to feed themselves.
Now this brings up my current question, should a course in "Green Wizardry" include discussion in spirituality and philosophy?
I don't consider myself a follower of an orginized religion yet consider myself very spiritual. JMG himself thought Buddism might see a resurgance in a collapsed society.
Do you think this is appropriate? And do you think we can have a discussion on this civilly and with respect?