This week’s guest on Being Human is Darcia Narvaez, Professor of Psychology Emerita at the University of Notre Dame.
I love Darcia’s work because, unlike other psychologists, she doesn’t simply look at our society’s current pathologies and ask, how do we fix this?
She takes in the broad sweep of human societal evolution and notes how our current ways of being and relating haven’t always been so. She focuses especially on what we can learn from past and present indigenous cultures.

We talk:

  • How agriculture gave us hierarchy
  • Predatory individualism and the cycle competive detachment
  • Pre-competitive cultures
  • Feeling the trees scream
  • The power of the Gift Economy

Breaking The Cycle – The Film
Evolved Nest
Kindred Media
Darcia’s University of Notre Dame Website

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