Andree Cued's overview of what's been going on in Western experience is badly needed at this time in humanity's history. What she has created is an almost overwhelming compilation of the roots and potential healing points for the malaise (and ongoing distress) our culture has been suffering from for so many years. She's given us, t a piece of academic scholarship-she's very clear that her years working in academia were as a planner, t a scholar-but the results of her own heart-driven search for answers to the most important questions facing humanity today: Why are we in the mess we're in? What's really going on? How do we find a way out of it?