Come virtually join us for a series of online sex positive book club discussions. The book we will be exploring is “A Different Drum on Community Making and Peace” by M. Scott Peck, M.D. All are welcome, whether you’ve read the section or not, please join us for the discussion!
Each discussion will begin with a short review of the chapters.
About the book:
Although we have developed the technology to make communication more efficient and to bring people closer together, we have failed to use it to build a true global community. Dr M. Scott Peck believes that if we are to prevent civilization destroying itself, we must urgently rebuild on all levels, local, national and international and that is the first step to spiritual survival. In this radical and challenging book he describes how the communities work, how group action can be developed on the principles of tolerance and love, and how we can start to transform world society into a true community.
What we’ll do this week:
Thursdays this Winter we’ll have a two hour discussion each section over zoom. Please feel free to talk, share, or just listen!
January 6, 2022 Part 1: The Foundation Chapters 1 – 2 (Pg 1 – 58)
Stumbling Into Community
Individuals and the Fallacy of Rugged Individualism
January 20, 2022 Part 1: The Foundation Chapters 3 – 5 (Pg 59 – 106)
The True Meaning of Community
The Genesis of Community
Stages of Community-Making
February 3, 2022 Part 1: The Foundation Chapters 6 – 7 (Pg 107 – 168)
Further Dynamics of Community
February 17, 2022 Part 2: The Bridge Chapters 8 – 10 (Pg 169 – 225)
Patterns of Transformation
March 3, 2022 Part 2: The Bridge Chapters 11 – 12 (Pg 169 – 225)
Integration and Integrity
March 17, 2022 Part 3: The Solution Chapters 13 – 17 (Pg 257 – 331)
Community and Communication
Dimensions of the Arms Race
The Christian Church in the United States
The United States Government
5pm – Zoom room opens
5:05pm – Opening Circle and introductions
5:30pm – Open discussion (Jamie will moderate)
6:30pm – Closing remarks and announcements
6:45pm – End of book club
Do I need to read the book and show up *every* week to join?
NO! Jump in and out at your own pace! This is an OPEN GROUP, please just show up!
Will this group meet in person or offline?
This group will only meet online
Why this (not super sexy sounding) book?
Sex Positive World is a community, we like to connect in sexy ways, and that’s inherently vulnerable. So let’s learn how to create a community that creates a culture that welcomes vulnerability and therefore pleasure for everyone.
This book was also recommended to the board by our founder Gabriella Cordova upon her departure from leading this organization. It is full of wisdom relevant to anyone that’s looking for more healthy connection with this world and the creatures on it too.
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