Vita Sapien with Guy Lane
Join Guy Lane in a discussion with Dr. Peter Carter, Paul Beckwith and Regina Valdez about Vita Sapien, a spiritual philosophy that seeks to connect people spiritually to nature, intellectually to Earth system science, and through practice, to make the world a safer place for life.
Note that since this video was recorded, there has been some reframing of Vita Sapien and the language is now Vita Sapien is a Sustainable Life Philosophy
This video was recorded on January 11th, 2023, and published on April 16th, 2023.
Some of the topics discussed:
- Guy Lane, Founder of Vita Sapien, introduces himself and talks about how he came to develop Vita Sapien.
- How Guy’s journey towards Vita Sapien took root in his 20s spending a couple of years working in the oil industry, international offshore oil exploration, and how this experience led to a really clear insight that there was something fundamentally wrong in the relationship between humans and the planet.
- How later in his life he realized that it wasn’t really possible for mainstream religion to pivot fast enough to make a meaningful difference given their founding documents predated the scientific revolution.
- How this led Guy to write a 2000 word essay about the need to have a religion devoted to Gaia and how that then led to him doing an independent study of the scientific literature around spirituality.
- How, one way or another, we’re going to have to transform our society. Great changes are going to come, and how it is really up to us to fashion the future that’s ahead of us.
- How Vita Sapien is really meant to be a complement to other religious practices, religious beliefs or spiritual practices that people may have.
- And much more . . .
- Guy Lane - An environmental scientist, author and entrepreneur. He conceived in 2016 the idea of a non-theistic spiritual philosophy that was grounded in the science and needs of the age, and began to write down the ideas and build a team to advance the cause. Guy is Vita Founder, Chairman of Vitae-planeta Ltd (the corporate vehicle that underpins Vita) and a Vitan Minister.
- Paul Beckwith - Climate Systems Scientist. Professor at the University of Ottawa’s Paleoclimatology Laboratory as well as at Carleton University
Charles Gregoire - Climate Reality Leader, Electrical Engineer, Webmaster and IT prime for FacingFuture.Earth and the Climate Emergency Forum
Heidi Brault - Climate Reality Leader, BA(Psychology), Library & Information Technician Diploma - Video production and website assistant - Organizer and convener, Metadata technician, COP28 Team Lead for FacingFuture.Earth and the Climate Emergency Forum.
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