Zoe Helene conducted a fantastic interview with Ken Jordan, co-founder of Reality Sandwich/Evolver, digital web pioneer, and the awesome individual that I get to work alongside every day.
"Frankly, a lot of the New Age was geared toward a self-help approach that tends to whitewash the more difficult parts of life and assert the sense that if you think good things, if you think the right things, then all the right things will happen to you. And now this new wave of consciousness culture that’s coming up is more youthful and much more comfortable looking at its own shadow. They’re interested in shamanism as a paradigm in which you can personally transmute your own experience by going through the dark, by going through the shadow to approach the light. This wasn’t there 10 years ago, as a scene.
What happened in the ’60s before the New Age stuff was a kind of breaking open of the possibilities of expanded consciousness without any sense of what kind of container you can create for yourself to hold that expanded space. That was extremely chaotic for a lot of people but also extraordinarily liberating. There was a lot of stuff going on that was very difficult, but that was a way that the new consciousness was pushing itself into the public awareness, and it changed the country and the world.
The challenge for us today is how to incorporate that expanded consciousness into the lives we lead and the jobs we have and our families and the children we raise so that we can have a stable society that reflects the values we strive for.”