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Exploring the intersection of consumerism and spirituality, Nathaniel characterizes the new and widespread orientation of encounter and how this orientation can lead to confusion and destruction when we don’t recognize where it is justified. This new sensitivity for the human being brings with it a destructive potential when comes to consumerism. He suggests by seeking self-expression through consumerism a misplaced spiritual orientation is at work, one connected with a wasteful economy, the lack of meaning and lack of connection with the natural world. At the same time through understanding the pictorial nature at work in this new culture we can develop a sensitivity for the inexhaustible dimension of culture, relationships and the spirit.
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