What vulnerabilities in our modern systems are being exposed by the global pandemic and how might we use this event to return to truths and become more resilient – and create a more resilient system and society on the other side. What happens when the economy is ground to a halt? Can we think beyond the fear to use this as an opportunity for reorganising? What is the individual and collective opportunity to be found in the global pandemic?
“We begin to analyse the economy as if it were a person, looking at what narratives are driving the economy and how these narratives live within us all. We discuss who the gatekeepers of the economy are and whether they are those who hold the financial wealth, or whether in fact, the gatekeepers are inside all of us. Berry also shares her own personal story to explain why the urgency to help create a new economic system is so alive in her.”
The alchemical term nigredo means black or blackening, and is associated with decomposition and putrefaction. As a psychological state, nigredo is “the great suffering and grief” which the detached forces of nature inflict on the soul.
In the Chinese language, the two characters representing crisis are danger and opportunity. Can that possibly be true of these days of pandemic crisis, with physical, economic, and psychological destabilization? Voices of experience and wisdom speak to us about finding potential in desperate situations.