The Ascent of Humanity is a radical exploration of the history and future of civilization from a unique perspective: the human sense of self. Eisenstein traces all of. Ascent The Ascent of Humanity is about the history and future of civilization from a unique perspective: the evolution of the human sense of self. This book. The Ascent of. Humanity. Charles Eisenstein. Panenthea Press provide a link to the book website, Cover Painting: Turmbau .

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I highly recommend it to anyone huumanity wants to see the world in a new way. Stop whatever you are reading now and find a copy. Will we then go back to the Stone Age, or hu,anity we be born into something entirely new? This is one of those books that truly gives you a deeper understanding of the world we live in today, leaving you sad for the state of nature and the human condition but also empowered and grounded.

Soon, he says, we will abandon the Babelian effort to build a tower to Heaven, as we realize that the eiwenstein is all around us already. That being said, I truly admire this author for taking on such a large endeavor. In Middle Earth, the elves create art as a way of life, while the orcs mass-produce ugliness and destruction. Alarmed by the pervasive rise of fascist tactics both at home and around the globe, Stanley focuses here on the structures that unite them, laying out and analyzing the ten pillars of fascist politics.

Tolkien, has just been replaced by Mr. David Abram Narrated by: All the crises that humanity now faces are grounded in the belief that we are separate – separate carles each other, separate from the biosphere that sustains us, separate from the universe that has brought us forth.

Without bacteria in their rumens, cows would be unable to digest cellulose and would quickly starve. It is the ideology of the discrete and separate self that has generated these crises; therefore, he argues, nothing less than a “revolution in human beingness” will be sufficient to transform our relationship to each other and the planet.


Unfortunately, his solutions don’t rise to the level of his observations. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Death opens our hearts. The money system creates and perpetuates scarcity where there need be none, because of the way money is created through interest-bearing loans. What members say Average Customer Ratings Overall. And this revolution is underway already.

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This is a tour-de-force filled with astounding insight, wit, wisdom and heart. Keynes even supported the theory. If you feel that you’re often acting against your better values or interests, and those of your family and friends also, but that you are powerless to change things, you should perhaps read this. I could never put it into words, all of this, so it’s just as well someone has!

Charles Eisenstein on the Ascent Of Humanity

The modern cell is an autocatalytic set where RNA, DNA, protiens and verious intermediate prodcuts all contribute ot each others success.

I don’t want even a hint of gender essentialism in my books, thanks. Paths to a Sustainable Future. Eisenstein’s clear-eyed perception of our problems and how we got here is heart-wrenching; it takes a brave soul to look so unflinchingly at the ugliness of humanity on planet earth. That takes a lot of pages to develop, but essentially it is that we are discrete and separate beings in a world of other.

A German printed edition is also available. And if you enjoy classic literature, as I do, charls may simply enjoy it as a quality read with real feeling and depth. A necessary book for our time This book will give you hope for the future as our civilization slides towards collapse and a new beginning.

The Yoga of Eating is a practical and inspiring manual that offers original insights on the physical and spiritual eisensetin of sugar, fat, meat, and other foods; fasting, dieting, processing, willpower, and the deeper principles of self-nurture.

He has this charlew available on his website to get more of an idea of what it is like. Our minds have gotten so used to virtual reality that we discount everything, we discount all words and images. I put my work online without a pay wall of any kind, and my events are generally by donation as well.


If you read one you will want to read them all.

Is food, clothing, shelter, entertainment, or anything else less available to you? Quite often the purpose of our words is control rather than communciation. Modern Western culture and technology is inextricably tied to the belief in the existence of a self as a separate ego, separated from and in conflict with the rest of the world.

For those disenfranchised with our destructive arc, they tend to believe humans are selfish ascejt greedy by nature. From this basic sense-of-self arises deep paradigms of control, since the interests ascwnt these competing selves are fundamentally opposed.

We use cookies to understand how you use our site and to improve your experience. Great Book incorporating many viewpoints to make you think about the current state of affairs in nature and human society.

True, none are viable on their own but neither are human beings. There’s a great longing in all people to uncover the secrets and mysteries of our individual lives, to find the unique gift we were born to bring to our communities, and to experience our full membership in the more-than-human world.

He argues that our disconnection from one another and the natural world has mislaid the foundations of science, religion, money, technology, economics, medicine, and education as we know them. However, I think the author glorifies primitive culture as a whole and doesn’t admit that some of our advances truly are advances.

The Ascent of Humanity by Charles Eisenstein

And then I decided to close it, and move to another book. It has fired our near-pathological pursuit of technological Utopias even eisehstein we push ourselves and our planet to the brink of collapse. I agree with some of the ideas about the cost of technological and scientific “progress” that have been downplayed by society, and separation from each other and nature causing problems.