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International Journal of Transpersonal Studies

Abstract

The current ecological, social, and personal crises spark the need for radical transformation

to shift from one world that is mechanistic, destructive, and egocentric to another that is

relational, life affirming, and embedded in the widest understandings of interconnected

selves. The author employed an organic research inquiry to depict the patterns of people

making this shift, identified six qualities, and found that embracing these crises provides

opportunity to enlarge individual and collective perspectives in a way that aligns with larger

systems of life opening one up to what has been called the multicultural self, the ecological

self, or the self-transforming self. These concepts demonstrate that, when one can navigate

more than one worldview, one is more resilient and responsive.

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