Principles and Practices of Deep Transformation

A course developed by Jeremy Lent

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We need deep transformation!

Our civilisation is careening at an accelerating pace toward a precipice of climate breakdown, ecological destruction, and gaping inequality. Redirecting humanity’s trajectory will require a fundamental transformation of society encompassing virtually every aspect of the human experience: our values, our goals and our collective behaviour.

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"We need to transform our core human identity, our relationships with others, and with the non-human world."

Recognise the need and exciting potential for a deep transformation of our civilisation

Understand the flaws of our dominant worldview and why it is driving humanity to a precipice

Comprehend and articulate an alternative worldview based on deep interconnectedness

Appreciate how modern scientific insights echo the ancient wisdom of Indigenous knowledge, Taoism, and Buddhism.

Connect the dots between the different transformative and life-affirming movements blossoming around the world in economics, politics, technology, culture, spirituality, and science.

Be able to visualise and describe an Ecological Civilisation and identify the practical pathways that are leading to it.


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  • "For me, this course was life-transforming, as it changed forever how I see myself in this world."


  • "Inspirational, academic, and heart-centred—What an achievement! After more than 50 years of doing courses worldwide, I have never come across a more comprehensive, open-minded, creative, thought-provoking, and totally inspirational course."


  • "A shining example of what teaching and learning is all about… Left us with a valid reason to hope that it is not too late to do something!"


  • "An amazing learning journey. This course went very deep for me, creeping into my meditations and subtly shifting my internal patterns."


  • "This course was extraordinary for me. (It) enabled me to face horror and despair deeply AND at the same time to receive a beautiful vision of a ecological civilization and futureI have now new inspiration, impetus, strength and courage! My gratitude is endless!"


  • "This has been a wonderful, nourishing intellectual and emotional experience. Reading Jeremy's work and participating in this course has been life-changing for me. Thank you for showing me the path, Jeremy and thank you to the Gaia team for making it possible." 

  • "Thank you for providing the space for me to learn and flourish.
    “In our every deliberation, we must consider the impact of our decisions on the next seven generations.”
    These are words that we should think about every step of the way from here onwards."

  • "To make it short: This course is amazing! I studied the Gaia Education Design for Sustainability course at the same time, and this course was that perspective that was still missing to complete the whole picture.
    I don’t exaggerate if I tell you that this course is life-transforming, as it changes forever how we see ourselves in this world." 

  • "Wow... after more than 50 years of doing courses worldwide, online and in person I have never come across a more comprehensive, open-minded, creative, thought-provoking, and totally inspirational course. "

  • "Thank you so much Jeremy, Silvia, Jan and crew, I can honestly say that this is by far the most enriching space that I have learned in my 50-odd years.
    It has also been amazing to be a part of this big family of fellow students. I feel closer to you than I do many people that I have known all my life. This space has been refreshingly devoid of Ego.
    Big love to you all."

  • "Thank you also for your humble and so approachable attitude, listening to all of us!
    I have a whole new perspective on systems now. And systems is really the keyword. I think it’s systems thinking what we do here to understand the greater systems, the underlying motivations and values, and the drivers of system change."

  • "Thanks first to Jeremy, who is a total genius, able to bring together in a cohesive and understandable whole such diverse concepts; to the Gaia team who are brilliant; and also to the wonderfully diverse, friendly open participants, who have all contributed to making this course so life-changing."

  • "... the truths I have attempted to live by during my entire life, despite opposition from my nearest and dearest, have been verified and endorsed beyond doubt. Aged 75 this is the most reassuring and validating experience I have ever had. I cannot begin to express the depth of my love and appreciation to you all."


Jeremy Lent

Jeremy Lent, described by Guardian journalist George Monbiot as “one of the greatest thinkers of our age,” is an author and speaker whose work investigates the underlying causes of our civilisation’s existential crisis, and explores pathways toward a life-affirming future. His award-winning book, The Patterning Instinct: A Cultural History of Humanity’s Search for Meaning, examines the way humans have made meaning from the cosmos from hunter-gatherer times to the present day. His recent book, The Web of Meaning: Integrating Science and Traditional Wisdom to Find Our Place in the Universe, offers a solid foundation for an integrative worldview that could lead humanity to a sustainable, flourishing future. He is founder of the nonprofit Liology Institute and writes topical articles exploring the deeper patterns of political and cultural developments at Patterns of Meaning.

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