Our politics need an infusion of enchantment now
"Enchanting Politics" , re-posted this month on Judy's Homegrown Blog, looks at local community involvement and an approach of service. Judy writes:
"The premiere expert in enchantment might be Thomas Moore, author of The Re-Enchantment of Everyday Life, among other books dealing with the soul. His definition of enchantment is: 'the transhuman voice or music rising from deep within nature or culture that seizes us with awe and spellbinding pleasure.' I have to admit; that’s about as far from how politics makes me feel most days.
Here is the problem: there is no soul in politics anymore. It is so devoid of anything real or essential, that it makes us cringe or recoil or even worse, it angers us."While exploring a preferred approach for politicians, she suggests, "All of us eventually need to become political, if we are to have a life of meaning. "