Are we living in a failed state? And if so, so what? Between the environment, pandemic, and everything else that 2020 has given us, it's probably high time that we look at ourselves in the mirror and decide what's really important.
If you're of a spiritual or metaprogrammatical bent, you could probably learn a thing or several from Antero Alli. His latest book, State of Emergence, covers his experiments in group ritual. It's one part Jerzy Grotowski, one part Carl Jung, and 100% mind-blowing.
Antero's website: https://www.verticalpool.com/
Antero's paratheater work: https://www.paratheatrical.com/