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How Do We Transform Society

In this moment of systemic chaos, how do we attract a new world into being?

In this conversation with writer and psycho-social therapist Indra Adnan we explore what we’re being called to in this evolutionary moment, soft and hard power, community development, how human needs shape society, alternatives to our broken systems, multiple forms of agency and how we transform society.

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In this podcast we talk about:

03:00 Indra’s story
08:45 Soft power and politics
11:00 Politics and media dysfunction
15:35 What’s the alternative
19:30 How human needs shape society
21:40 Meaning and belonging
26:00 Questioning our attention biases
29:00 Social manipulation
35:00 How do we transform society
39:00 Building community
47:00 Dreaming a new story
51:30 Tuning into desire
54:55 The role of connection
58:35 Unlearning constructs that obstruct love
1:04:15 Steps for creating change
1:08:40 An integrated life
1:17:10 Amplifying relation

Resources Mentioned:
Transition towns 
Steve March
Emerge network
Burning man network
The Politics of Waking Up, by Indra Adnan

About Indra

Indra Adnan
Indra Adnan

Indra Adnan is a writer, psycho-social therapist and political entrepreneur. She is Founder and Co-initiator of The Alternative UK political platform and is a global consultant on soft power. She has consulted to the World Economic Forum, Indian, Finnish and Danish governments, NATO, the Scottish Executive and the Institute of Contemporary Arts amongst others. Indra is currently Co-Lead in Bounce Beyond, a social enterprise network doing transformative work to cohere and connect the next global economies. She is the author of the book, The Politics of Waking Up: Power & Possibility In The Fractal Age.


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