Visionary Panel: Up-leveling the Spiritual Community: Social Activism and Global Politics
Cultivation of the spiritual self in no way means that material and political concerns are to be left aside, but this often appears to be the case. How can we re-configure the relationship between the realm of “spirit” and the “shadow realms” of the material world? How might we re-introduce questions of politics, economics, social inequality, and mental health into spiritual discourse and “up-level” the spiritual community so that we engage with larger forces at play in the world? Is there a future for the festival community in the struggle for social justice? If so, how can we break beyond the echo-chamber of festival exclusivity to live and model a “BS-free spiritual” existence?