pacha - ‘the world’, and cuti - ‘upside down’. What a fantastic old-world word for the chaos of the current one – a civilisation in a spiral of decline that seems frighteningly terminal. Thankfully the word also means ‘restoring balance’ and ‘putting things right’ and these are the aims that drive Pachacuti.com. We share a rapidly growing view that humanity should be tackling the world's environmental and social issues by a strategy of footprint contraction and environmental submission. Check these links for a (just slightly) tongue-in-cheek look at our aspirational goals , methods and favourite tools.
Put simply, we’re concerned that the bus of global civilisation is accelerating towards environmental and social calamity and, like the majority of our fellow travellers, we’re finding it difficult to follow the road signs. Our energies are dedicated to reducing that confusion wherever possible.
We are wholly self-funded and all profits are turned back into promoting our operation. Our philosophical interest centres on long term sustainability of the human species. Our immediate aim is to provide information and to promote public debate on the complex issues confronting us in the 21st Century. By offering holistic perspectives based on physical evidence, pragmatic science, logic and reason, we hope to contribute to the necessary global change.
We have no political or religious affiliations; in fact we see many elements of both as major contributors to the current circumstances.
We target all levels of society, from the top-down and the bottom-up, and loosely categorise our subject issues as environmental, social and philosophical, though they are in reality all one and the same beast.
This Pachacuti.com website is the hub of our activities and includes a forum for discussion and reader contribution. It was launched in February, 2009. We are also developing activities in other media formats including literature, games and screen.
For those who find pleasure in artistic nuance and symbolism, the Pachacuti logo is derived from the ancient Mayan symbol of Hunab Ku, inferring, for us, the union of opposites, cyclic transition, and renewal from decay. The name, Pachacuti, is ancient Incan, taken from the language of the Quechuan people of Machu Picchu.
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