re: Korten : “The Great Turning”


Richard Moore

From: JFadiman
Date: Fri, 3 Feb 2006 16:35:25 EST
Subject: Re: Korten : "The Great Turning" - book announcement
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clearly, a fellow traveller.
good luck to you both.

Date: Fri, 3 Feb 2006 16:06:40 -0800 (PST)
From: natalie omara
Subject: Re: Korten : "The Great Turning" - book announcement
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Richard, I suppose you have read Korten's "When Corporations
Rule the World". Its quite good.  Natalie


Hi Natalie - yes, that and "Post Corporate World" are in my
bibliography. - rkm

Date: Fri, 3 Feb 2006 16:49:58 -0800 (PST)
From: Janet McFarland
Subject: Re: Korten : "The Great Turning" - book announcement
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Hi Richard,

This is so weird (100th monkey thing?).  I totally
embraced the poem that Tom Atlee made of a words by
Joanna Macy called "the Great turning" as the theme
for my 50th birthday year (2001), then in September
our world changed forever in ways I have not recovered
from personally, and whose effects will be felt for at
least 7 generations.  I felt the wheel turning and
whoops, we got armageddon instead of utopia.  Well,
maybe we do have to hit bottom in order to let go of
the old story and start creating something new that is
ours, not just what's left after the butchers and
robbers are finished.  and don't you think that if
books are being published (however cutting edge you
and David Korten are) that the movement is farther
along than we know consciously.

In peace and hope,


Hi Janet,

An interesting question: "How far along is the movement?"

As you suggest, the answer may be different than we assume.

Perhaps the phrase "how far along" is inappropriate, as it
refers to a linear process, moving along a line.  I think
rather in terms of the "right ingredients emerging". Once a
critical mass of ingredients come together, then things can
happen very quickly - as with the fall of the Soviet Union
and the East European regimes.


Date: Fri, 3 Feb 2006 17:37:20 -0500
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From: Thomas Schley <•••@••.•••>
Subject: Re: Korten

Dear Richard,

I have not written to you before this, but seeing your
announcement of Korten's new book reminded me of my
intention of doing so.  I have wanted to mention an article
which you may not have read.  It is by Nicanor Perlas from
the Center for Alternative Development in the Philippines.
The article is titled "Decoding the Bush Doctrine - the U.S.
as Empire.  You can access it at

If I recall correctly Perlas was involved in the downfall of
Marcos. At any rate he is an activist in the civil society
movement and I believe has had some dialogue with Korten.
The above article is a good read and perhaps will prove
useful to you.

Keep up the good work.

Tom Schley


Hi Tom,

Thanks for the article.  I recommend it to people's attention.


From: "Jim Macgregor" <•••@••.•••>
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Subject: RE: Korten : "The Great Turning" - book announcement
Date: Sat, 4 Feb 2006 11:49:04 -0000

G'day Richard,

Moore and Korten's comments here are possibly the most
profound I have ever come across!

     "...there is a path out there, and it seems only one: it's a
     matter of discovering it, not inventing it."

     "So true. It is about discovering what in some ways has
     always been right there in front of us, but remains
     obfuscated by the false stories by which we have come to
     live. ...Changing our future begins with changing our

While researching my book on WW1 I have been doing exactly
this; discovering what 'has always been right there in front
of us'.  The truly exciting thing for me is that in
stripping away the lies; the 'false stories' I am indeed
seeing very long stretches of the path you talk about.

Through piecing together and analyzing lots of different
accounts, I now have huge chunks of the real story of how
the Money Power set up the Boer War, the Great War, the
Federal Reserve System, the Russian Revolution, and WW2. It
can be very clearly shown how these events; together with
their League of Nations - followed by their United Nations -
are all steps in the elite clique's long term plan for
control of one world government; what Korten describes as
'the corporate consolidation of power.'

'Changing our future begins with changing our stories' is
what my book is dedicated to. I genuinely believe I am now
discovering what has always been right there in front of us.
We know that The Matrix has, for centuries, financed a large
number of 'Court Historians' to deliberately pour out these
'false stories'. The huge difficulty for honest historians
has been/is seeing through the dense fog and the many false,
dead-end, paths they create. Many honestly attempted
historical accounts I've been studying are unable to fathom
out how, where or why particular events happened because of
this fog. Thanks to you, I have a unique pair of magic
spectacles that allow me to see clearly through Matrix fog.
The truth is truly mind-boggling.

The theme in your email must definitely be developed
further, Richard. We the people are indeed held and kept
captive in their cultural trance by way of false stories.
The only hope of mankind awakening from that trance is to
get out there and actually prove their stories false.  I am
confident we are on the road to discovering 'what has always
been there right in front of us.' As you rightly say, there
is no need to invent it. Hopefully it's not too late.

Best wishes,


Greetings Jim,

Thanks for your message. Glad to see you're making good
progress on your book.

There are so many of those false stories, disempowering
stories, in our culture. One of these stories tells us that
we need to choose sides, to be a conservative or a liberal,
and that those who choose otherwise are our enemies, we
must struggle against them, and seek to outnumber them. This
is why harmonization is central to my book: we need to learn
how to work together and learn the stories of mutual
understanding and cooperation. If we wake up to our potential
as We the People, we will be unstoppable.




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