Book Details

In Renewing the Balance, Dirk Dunbar shows how the balance worshipped in ancient Earth wisdom traditions is being integrated into Western culture’s dominantly masculine, rational value system. Filled with hope, revelations regarding cultural evolution, and scholarship of the highest order, Dunbar’s book passionately challenges all of us to recover the archaic reverence for the natural world, to reconsider the limits of growth, progress, and mechanistic thinking, and to join in the newly reclaimed celebration of life that fosters peace and the potential for a sustainable future. "Dirk Dunbar’s Renewing the Balance is a crucial and comprehensive account of how traditional cultures maintained a healthy balance that preserved our natural world and how our modern technocratic, economic ideology has produced a culture that is dangerously out of balance. It is at once a diagnosis of our dis-ease and a prescription for healing our collective psyche, polis, and environment. A truly fascinating philosophical adventure." ~Sam Keen (Author of 12 books, including The Passionate Life and Hymns to an Unknown God) "Renewing the Balance brings depth and breadth to our efforts to understand how Western culture evolved as it did and to appreciate the many streams that now flow into our efforts to manifest ecological wisdom in a hypermodern world." ~Charlene Spretnak (Author of 9 books, including States of Grace and The Resurgence of the Real)


About the Author

Dirk Dunbar

Dr. Dirk Dunbar is a humanities professor at Northwest Florida State College. A two-time grant recipient from the Center of Theology and Natural Sciences, Dunbar has published essays in ReVision, The Trumpeter, The Journal of Religion and Popular Culture, Quodlibet, Ashé Journal, and others. His books include A Matter of Perspective, The Balance of Nature’s Polarities in New-Paradigm Theory, and Confessions of a Basketball Junkie. A former professional basketball player in Europe, Dunbar married a German ballerina and has three children. Website:

Also by Dirk Dunbar

Confessions of a Basketball Junkie


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