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    Charles Eisenstein(Author)
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In a time of social and ecological crisis, what can we as individuals do to make the world a better place? This inspirational and thought-provoking book serves as an empowering antidote to the cynicism, frustration, paralysis, and overwhelm so many of us are feeling, replacing it with a grounding reminder of what's true: we are all connected, and our small, personal choices bear unsuspected transformational power. By fully embracing and practicing this principle of interconnectedness--called interbeing--we become more effective agents of change and have a stronger positive influence on the world.

Throughout the book, Eisenstein relates real-life stories showing how small, individual acts of courage, kindness, and self-trust can change our culture's guiding narrative of separation, which, he shows, has generated the present planetary crisis. He brings to conscious awareness a deep wisdom we all innately know: until we get our selves in order, any action we take--no matter how good our intentions--will ultimately be wrongheaded and wronghearted. Above all, Eisenstein invites us to embrace a radically different understanding of cause and effect, sounding a clarion call to surrender our old worldview of separation, so that we can finally create the more beautiful world our hearts know is possible.

With chapters covering separation, interbeing, despair, hope, pain, pleasure, consciousness, and many more, the book invites us to let the old Story of Separation fall away so that we can stand firmly in a Story of Interbeing.

Praise for Charles Eisenstein "I consider Charles Eisenstein one of the up-and-coming great minds of our time. Rarely have I met a person who combines such philosophical and spiritual depth with such practical insights into the cultural and institutional origins of the potentially terminal dysfunctions of modern society--and the potential solutions."--David Korten, author of "The Great Turning" On "Sacred Economics""This brilliant and beautifully written book is a must-read for all those who believe our economic system is terminally sick and in need of radical, sacred rehaul. I hope this book begins a serious, worldwide conversation on how we can reinvent our attitude to money." --Andrew Harvey, author of "The Hope: A Guide to Sacred Activism"On "The Ascent of Humanity""Brilliant and original, with great depth of insight and understanding. The Ascent of Humanity easily ranks with the works of such giants of our age as David Bohm, Julian Jaynes, Jean Gebser, Alfred North Whitehead...." --Joseph Chilton Pearce, author of "The Crack in the Cosmic Egg""It is rare to find, in such digestible portions, so rich a feast for mind and heart." --Joanna Macy, author of "Active Hope: How to Face the Mess We're in without Going Crazy""When I read Charles Eisenstein I felt as if I had just put on an extraordinarily clear, lucid, morally honest set of glasses. I see my outer and inner worlds in penetrating detail. He isn't just describing a possible world. He is helping us find our way to it." --Vicki Robin, author of "Your Money or Your Life""Charles Eisenstein is a cultural investigative journalist, questioning the perpetually unexamined assumptions of both conventional and counter-cultural thinking. He is a cultural storyteller, a visionary who gives us a glimpse of what the new Story of the People may look like, how we might get there, and how close we are to it."--Mark Boyle, author of "The Moneyless Manifesto" "God damn this is good! This version of the big story by Charles Eisenstein is one of the best I have ever heard. Charles, you are speaking for millions of us and we so know what you are saying to be true. We will absolutely tell the whole fucking world about it."--Brad Blanton, author of "Radical Honesty""The more beautiful world I inhabit accords with Charles Eisenstein's vision: a world where we embrace the shadow and give it name so that the healing can begin. Take this book and let it seep into your very being."--Polly Higgins, author of "Eradicating Ecocide," barrister and earth lawyer"This book will change your world. It is beautiful because Charles Eisenstein has the courage to be vulnerable and it is in acknowledging our vulnerability that we will realize our greater humanity."--Revd Peter Owen-Jones, presenter of "Around the World in 80 Faiths," author, and priest "One does not 'read' this book, but rather interacts with it. And take heed, it will open your heart and mind, arouse ire and derision, and change the way you thin"This is a revolutionary and interactive book--in the sense that it inspires the reader to think out of the ordinary. Eisenstein will be noted in antiquity as one of the seminal and pioneering storytellers of this new world."--Publishers Weekly Starred Review

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  • PDF | 256 pages
  • Charles Eisenstein(Author)
  • North Atlantic Books,U.S. (5 Dec. 2013)
  • English
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  • By M. W. Nash on 19 February 2015

    Excellent read from a man who is way ahead of his time in every respect. His forward thinking and ability to provide solutions to many of man kinds biggest problems are without question something the whole world should take note of and apply.

  • By Lily Crawford on 12 October 2014

    Fantastic! This book is illuminated with wisdom, a depth of compassion and a sharp clarity of perception which makes it a world-changer. A must read for any who wish to be more aware of the processes affecting us and for those who wish to address the issues we are facing globally on a personal and actively engaged level.

  • By flower on 7 March 2015

    What a beautiful heartfelt book. One that rises out of the turbulent world and offers a way through with altered perception.

  • By Jens Hansen on 1 July 2014

    I really swallowed this book. It has helped me to be more self-secure and steady in actions and mind.This book or any other book endorsing Charles Eisensteins pleasant and inspiring world-view (including "Sacred Economics" and "The Ascent of Humanity") are critical to read to gain peace of mind and be happier.

  • By Harry Lyons on 25 February 2014

    This writer is the real deal and the way the world is going we need a lot of 'em!I came across the brilliant Sacred Economics and this book is a further clarification of our attitudes to ourselves and the works around us. Wonderfully written and thought provoking.

  • By George on 24 June 2014

    Should be required reading for the human species.Of course living the new story is a whole other kettle of fish...but having books like this to reaffirm the path is essential

  • By Brenda-the-Brit on 18 May 2014

    The subject matter of such a book is difficult for any author to put into words since it deals with deeply qualitative, rather than quantifiable issues. Eisenstein seems to have the quite remarkable gift of being able to tackle this effectively and even succinctly for the most part. The chapters by single subject (e.g. Pain, Pleasure, Judgement, etc.) being short, make the reading far less tedious than it might otherwise have been, and his choice of anecdotes and real life stories can be deeply resonant. Reading it alone, and now currently with my husband are quite different experiences, the latter being the more rewarding, giving credence to the theme of the book - our interconnectedness, even beyond our immediate relationships to all living things in and on and above the earth, and our deep need to awaken to this. That includes the waters and the rocks too! Next time you stub your toe on stone, it too may not like it either... I kid you not! The message here of course is that it really does matter how we treat ourselves, others and all other things on this planet we call home. If you can't accept that even rocks may have life, then I guarantee you are still in for a good read...and just maybe it could change your life, or at least lighten some of your negative feelings about the world today.

  • By F.M.Story on 12 June 2014

    This is a very clear and well thought-out exposition of what keeps us stuck in a world that doesn't work for us, for humanity, for the future, for all of life. The title is inspirational and does not automatically lead us to that more beautiful wold, but its direction is obvious. The problem is separation, of us from each other, and the solution connection. How to connect is not the aim of this book, but it opens the door to what Eisenstein terms "the Age of Re-union" which has already begun and the portals to enter are all around us. - Medicine Story

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