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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Even in our darkest hour, Eisenstein sees the possibility of a more beautiful world – not through the extension of millennia-old methods of management and control but by fundamentally reimagining ourselves and our systems. Mar 31, Chani rated it it was amazing.

Death reminds us, with a clarity that trumps all logic, that only love is real. The artist was a servant of God.

It is appropriate to be anxious until you know what the wrongness is. And what is love, but a melting of the boundaries between self and other? From this basic sense-of-self arises deep paradigms of control, since the interests of these competing selves are fundamentally opposed.

Download the mobile app. Publisher’s Summary Charles Eisenstein explores the history and potential future of civilization, tracing the converging crises of our age to the illusion of the separate self.

This is a tour-de-force filled with astounding insight, wit, wisdom and heart. There are positive aspects to so-called primitive cultures like a stronger sense of community, connection with nature and innate spirituality, but I’m not about to trade in my moder 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.

Now we are discovering that at the very basis of life, no such “I” from the mind of Descartes, “I think therefore I am” does not exist! The convergence of crises is revealing the final bankruptcy of those methods. Jul 01, Nick Scott rated it liked it. The more we came to live in that artificial reality, the more separate we became from the inherently fascinating realm of nature and community.


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A personal brush with death, or even the passing of a loved one, connects us to a reality beyond the constructs of me and mine. True, none are viable on their own but neither are human beings. Cold hard science has its place, asscent not as the prevaling dogmata of society, merely a segment of a mind, heart, soul almagamation.

Then there is the internal reflection of this ideology — we seek to triumph over the evil in ourselves, by whatever name we call it: The money system creates and perpetuates scarcity where there need be none, because of the way money is created through interest-bearing loans. Gurdjieff’s primary perscription for recovering mindfulness was “intentional suffering”, meaning an unwaviering intention not to avoid or escape the consequences due.

Great Book incorporating many viewpoints to make you think about the current state of affairs in nature and human society. We must shift away from our Babelian efforts to build ever-higher towers to heaven and, instead, turn our attention to creating a new kind of civilization – one designed for beauty rather than height.

Perhaps those ideas will resolve themselves chadles the storyteller consciousness of the more beautiful world we know is possible from this author.

Whether we feel unworthy, alienated, or anxious about our place in the world, the absence of belonging is the great silent wound of our times. If you feel that you’re often chaeles 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.


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Encompassing science, religion, spirituality, technology, economics, medicine, education, and more, he details a vast paradigm shift reflecting a more fundamental shift in the human sense of self. If civilization is to collapse, Why? Trivia About The Ascent of Hum Apr 13, Cbphoenix rated it it was amazing Shelves: Once I asked my students, well, I had them read some horrifying things about dying forests, dying seas, and so forth, and asked them how they felt.

Quite often the purpose of our words is control rather than communciation. Zn will either exceed the absolute value of 2 after which it either stays in the neighborhood of the origin or diverges into infinity.

Breathtaking in its scope and intelligence, The Ascent of Humanity is a landmark book showing what it truly means to be human. The detangling of embedded information and energy is thus equivalent to mass loss.

The Ascent of Humanity by Charles Eisenstein

Fortunately, an Age of Reunion is emerging out of the birth pangs of an earth in crisis. Books by Charles Eisenstein. The Ascent of Humanity is about the history and future of civilization from a unique perspective: If you are going to read one of his books I’d still recommend Sacred Economics over this one.

Paperbackpages. This is one of those books that hte 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.

But ascent is written deeply into our psyche.

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