The Sequitoria: The Synthesis of Nature and Culture
The relationship between humankind and the natural world has been fractured.
In some places, there is no relationship in evidence at all.
Every problem facing mankind*: from inter-personal conflict to international conflict; from economic
inequality to social justice issues to environmental challenges - all have been exacerbated by this growing bifurcation.
The earth and our relationship to it are all we have**.
We can choose to deepen and enhance that relationship, explore its great potential, improve ourselves and the planet in the
process, or continue to allow the forces of modern life to undo it.
The Sequitorian Society was founded to preserve, protect and enhance the relationship between
humankind and the natural world.
"I believe that the
horrifying deterioration in the ethical conduct of people today stems from the mechanization and dehumanization of our lives,
the disastrous byproduct of the scientific and technical mentality." - Albert Einstein
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society which scorns excellence in plumbing as a humble activity and tolerates shoddiness in philosophy because it is an exalted
activity will have neither good plumbing nor good philosophy ... neither its pipes nor its theories will hold water."
- John W. Gardner
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*Humankind, mankind and even (occasionally) man are used
interchangeably in these pages. This is done purposefully to dispel any notion that significant improvement in the human condition
can be enabled by simply re-structuring language.
**This does not preclude
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Society has no political, commercial, academic, or spiritual affiliations of any kind.:: :: ::
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