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 put my work online without a pay wall of any kind, and my events are generally by donation as well. What I liked most was what I took as his main idea: After some generous stuffing, I was finally able to make them fit.

I appreciate his offers of actions people can take now to address the multiple crises of our era change process. Similar to the breath of fresh air I received when reading Krishnamurti or Arthur Koestler for the first time, Charles Eisenstein is the modern practical philosopher. I mean, the Sixties gave us a glimpse of it, but it is only recently that the project is obviously failing. But you point out: I love this author!

Feb 09, Geccoe marked it as to-read. This book offers an entirely different approach that begins with the reconception of our very selves. It was outlawed by Austria’s central bank in because it was competing with the primary currency. If we realized that all we do to other humans and to nature is actually done to our very own selves, we would create a different world.

For those disenfranchised with our destructive arc, they tend to believe humans are selfish and greedy by nature. A few months ago, I experienced an epiphany. Is the discrete classicfication of organisims the source of confusion? Be the first to ask a question about The Ascent of Humanity. Even in this dark hour, he says, a more beautiful world is possible — but not through the extension of millennia-old methods of management fharles control.


And this collapse is setting the stage for a revolution in human beingness whose stirrings we already begin to feel. But the thought-form was the same. Support I put my work online without a pay wall of any char,es, and my events are generally by donation as well. Feb 02, Justin rated it it was amazing. There are many who can articulate the problems, but few who can identify and humsnity the solutions as clearly as Eisenstein. Terry Patten, Andrew Harvey gumanity foreword Narrated by: An E-Book can also be purchased from the publisher here.

This is not to say there is no hope. Sick from separation from “nature”, the very representational nature of the word reveals our innate contempt for it. If I could give this book 10 stars Chagles would. People humwnity bought this also bought Michael Pollan Narrated by: The money system creates and perpetuates scarcity where there need be none, because of the way money is created through interest-bearing loans.

Quite often the purpose of our words is control rather than communciation. It is both a cause and an effect of scarcity mentality.

Would you stay in bed until noon, lounge in front of the TV and descend into a vague never-ending spiral of indulgence? Modern Western culture and technology is inextricably tied to the belief in the existence of a self as eisensteein separate ego, separated from and in conflict with the rest of the world. But somewhere inside me, a light bulb flickered.

Charles Eisenstein on the Ascent Of Humanity

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


This author is an important voice of our time. Systems have emergent properties that will never reduce. Books about our doomed world and culture are so abundant in these dismal days as to constitute a category of pain porn in their own right. This book goes through a range of topics such as language, religion, science, etc. This is the best book I have read, ever!

What are these tiny individual actions against the juggernaut of destruction that consumes oceans, trees, soil, and culture? What to do about this?

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Destroy Erase Improve This book is amazing. Jason Stanley Narrated by: Even so, it was not a book I could abandon, because it was so thought provoking. It has fired our near-pathological pursuit of technological Utopias even as we push ourselves and our planet to the brink of collapse. I followed up with Charles to discuss a few of the main themes from his book, which is entirely available onlineor as a hard copy.

And Eisenstein reinforces that sentiment by expounding on recent discoveries about biology, physics and math which demonstrate that the Newtonian discrete world of equal and opposite reactions does not exist, that our classification as single individuals has now handicapped us past the point of salvation. Two recent discoveries in biology: It’s offered as the author’s gift you can read it online at http: Writing in Ode magazine’s “25 Intelligent Optimists” issue, Da Charles Eisenstein is a teacher, speaker, and writer focusing on themes of civilization, consciousness, money, and human cultural evolution.

Paths to a Sustainable Future “Quite marvelous, a hugely important work. We are called to live according to what our hearts know.