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The Space Between Stories

Documentary adventures that encourage you to take a closer listen.

Documentary adventures that encourage you to take a closer listen.

Inhabiting the ideas of author and speaker Charles Eisenstein, this edition of Lights Out explores our current historical moment in the West as a "space between stories", embracing the state of not-knowing and the ways in which certain kinds of questions can lead us towards the creation of a more beautiful world.

For thousands of years, for many people on earth, The Story of Separation has dominated our way of being. According to this story, we are separate individuals whose purpose is to maximise rational self-interest and conquer nature and death in a universe of atoms and void. At a time of social polarisation, ecological collapse and political crisis, this story is unravelling, and with it our sense of who we are in the world.

Propelled out of the old story, we enter the unknown, a space of bewilderment into which a new story, a new reality, can come.

Produced by Phil Smith
A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4

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28 minutes

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Thu 20 Aug 2020 23:30