ABSTRACT

This final section traces my physical and intellectual journey in and out and around the United Kingdom, where I have now spent ten years of my academic and professional life. It takes me back to where I started my career – to 1992 when I had just graduated and completed my management traineeship in Kingston, Ontario. After leaving Canada, I went to the United Kingdom as part of a three-week tour of Britain, which included visiting the northern Scottish community experiment in Findhorn. By then, I had read Paul Hawken’s controversial book The Magic of Findhorn, so I was well aware of its reputation as a hippie-style community that, among other things, claimed to communicate and collaborate with nature spirits. I was more interested in how they were applying spiritual principles to commerce.