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Jarvis, Jan

What We Are Obliged To Do: Thoughts on the Strivings

Man has broken the cycle. Although he partakes of the abundance provided by the cyclic transformation and in some instances, enhances it, through good husbandry, more often, he is a drag on the earth, taking more than he provides.

Developing Genuine Conscience

The aim of our practicum is to explore how we can work practically with the strivings to obtain genuine conscience. Even as we contemplate the intention and meaning of these strivings, we must learn how to practice them in our daily lives.

The Future of the Work

Our group has taken on the task this year of exploring what sort of group work, inner and outer, to manifest in the world. Not proselytizing, not doing public movements but some simple tasks, such as the above that have shared characteristics. They w