The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know Is Possible

The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know Is Possible Author Charles Eisenstein
ISBN-10 9781583947258
Year 2013-11-05
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher North Atlantic Books
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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.

The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know Is Possible

The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know Is Possible Author Charles Eisenstein
ISBN-10 1525241346
Year 2017-02-15
Pages 530
Language en
Publisher
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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.

The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know Is Possible

The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know Is Possible Author Charles Eisenstein
ISBN-10 9781583947241
Year 2013
Pages 273
Language en
Publisher North Atlantic Books
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Argues that because human beings are all connected to each other and the planet, the key to creating a better world is to understand that our personal choices contain transformational power.

Sacred Economics

Sacred Economics Author Charles Eisenstein
ISBN-10 9781583943984
Year 2011-07-12
Pages 496
Language en
Publisher North Atlantic Books
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Sacred Economics traces the history of money from ancient gift economies to modern capitalism, revealing how the money system has contributed to alienation, competition, and scarcity, destroyed community, and necessitated endless growth. Today, these trends have reached their extreme—but in the wake of their collapse, we may find great opportunity to transition to a more connected, ecological, and sustainable way of being. This book is about how the money system will have to change—and is already changing—to embody this transition. A broadly integrated synthesis of theory, policy, and practice, Sacred Economics explores avant-garde concepts of the New Economics, including negative-interest currencies, local currencies, resource-based economics, gift economies, and the restoration of the commons. Author Charles Eisenstein also considers the personal dimensions of this transition, speaking to those concerned with "right livelihood" and how to live according to their ideals in a world seemingly ruled by money. Tapping into a rich lineage of conventional and unconventional economic thought, Sacred Economics presents a vision that is original yet commonsense, radical yet gentle, and increasingly relevant as the crises of our civilization deepen. Sacred Economics official website: http://sacred-economics.com/ About the Imprint: EVOLVER EDITIONS promotes a new counterculture that recognizes humanity's visionary potential and takes tangible, pragmatic steps to realize it. EVOLVER EDITIONS explores the dynamics of personal, collective, and global change from a wide range of perspectives. EVOLVER EDITIONS is an imprint of North Atlantic Books and is produced in collaboration with Evolver, LLC. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Ascent of Humanity

The Ascent of Humanity Author Charles Eisenstein
ISBN-10 9781583946367
Year 2013
Pages 547
Language en
Publisher North Atlantic Books
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"An exploration of the history and future of civilization, tracing the converging crises of our age to a common source: the ideology of the discrete and separate self"--Provided by publisher.

Sparks of Genius

Sparks of Genius Author Robert S. Root-Bernstein
ISBN-10 9780547525891
Year 2013-08-26
Pages 416
Language en
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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Exercise your imagination and set off sparks of genius. Explore the "thinking tools" of extraordinary people, from Albert Einstein and Jane Goodall to Amadeus Mozart and Virginia Woolf, and learn how you can practice the same imaginative skills to become your creative best. With engaging narratives and ample illustrations, Robert and Michele Root-Bernstein investigate cognitive tools as diverse as observing, imaging, recognizing patterns, modeling, playing, and more. SPARKS OF GENIUS is "a clever, detailed and demanding fitness program for the creative mind" (Kirkus Reviews) and a groundbreaking guidebook for anyone interested in imaginative thinking, lifelong learning, and transdisciplinary education.

The Hope

The Hope Author Andrew Harvey
ISBN-10 9781401926298
Year 2009-08
Pages 227
Language en
Publisher Hay House, Inc
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The Hope, a new book by acclaimed author Andrew Harvey, is a simple yet compelling guide to help people respond to current global challenges. This no nonsense work provides a succinct vision of today's world crisis and the need for sacred activism-the fusion of the deepest spiritual knowledge and passion with clear, wise, radical action. Harvey lays out seven laws for sacred activism, covering everything from the necessity of incorporating a spiritual practice into your life, to the transformation of anger into wise energy, to the importance of community. Through these laws he shows that neither the noble, pragmatic work of the activist nor the private spirituality of the individual is enough to change the world. These two must be fused to become an unstoppable force of transformational love. Just as Julia Cameron in The Artist's Way gave millions of people a precise and interactive handbook to help them discover and explore their creativity, The Hope will give the most practical possible help to all those who realize the urgent truth of the Dalai Lama's advice and want to act as effectively as possible from wisdom and compassion.

Collapsing Consciously

Collapsing Consciously Author Carolyn Baker, Ph.D.
ISBN-10 9781583947135
Year 2013-11-19
Pages 208
Language en
Publisher North Atlantic Books
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A collection of probing essays and weekly meditations, this book addresses how to prepare emotionally and spiritually for the impending collapse of industrial civilization. Author Carolyn Baker offers wisdom, inspiration, and a sense of spiritual purpose for anyone who is concerned about the daunting future humankind has created. The author's introduction to Collapsing Consciously articulates our current predicament of economic collapse, environmental degradation, and global conflict and expresses the confusion, anxiety, grief, anger, and despair we all experience when we take a hard look at the present-day global crisis and the likely future of the planet. But rather than showing us ways to prevent the collapse, Baker argues that the demise of our consumerist, corporate culture is inevitable, and that it is crucial to prepare emotionally and spiritually for the certain changes to come. Part 1 is a collection of seventeen essays which argue that while the collapse of industrial society cannot be prevented, its meaning extends far beyond tragedy and loss. These essays ask the reader to delve inward and discover the limitless treasures of the soul, as well as the gratification and exhilaration to be discovered in joining with community in preparing for the future. In part 2, Baker offers fifty-two weekly meditations comprised of spiritual wisdom, inspiration, paradox, comfort, humor, irony, and a persistent challenge to create and savor beauty in the world, regardless of how bleak the future may appear. Collapsing Consciously is a refreshing take on the perilous present and the grim prospects for our future. Instead of quoting discouraging statistics about our predicament, Baker offers a deeper perspective that makes sense of a world that most of the time appears psychotic or even surreal. Through inspiration and perennial wisdom she has created a manual for making meaning and generating joy, especially in situations that feel hopelessly devoid of both. An ebook containing additional meditations is also available: Collapsing Consciously Meditations: Further Reflections for Turbulent Times, ISBN 978-1-58394-758-6. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Soul of Money Transforming Your Relationship with Money and Life

The Soul of Money  Transforming Your Relationship with Money and Life Author Lynne Twist
ISBN-10 0393340317
Year 2010-10-04
Pages 336
Language en
Publisher W. W. Norton & Company
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"An inspired, utterly fascinating book….A book for everyone who would like to make the world a better place."—Jane Goodall This unique and fundamentally liberating book shows us that examining our attitudes toward money—earning it, spending it, and giving it away—can offer surprising insight into our lives, our values, and the essence of prosperity. Lynne Twist, a global activist and fundraiser, has raised more than $150 million for charitable causes. Through personal stories and practical advice, she demonstrates how we can replace feelings of scarcity, guilt, and burden with experiences of sufficiency, freedom, and purpose. In this Nautilus Award-winning book, Twist shares from her own life, a journey illuminated by remarkable encounters with the richest and poorest, from the famous (Mother Teresa and the Dalai Lama) to the anonymous but unforgettable heroes of everyday life.

Transformational Weight Loss

Transformational Weight Loss Author Charles Eisenstein
ISBN-10 0977622215
Year 2007-10
Pages 148
Language en
Publisher Panenthea Press
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Eisenstein presents a whole new way of eating and seeing food, exercise, and the body for anyone ready to transform the condition of obesity and all the mental, emotional, and spiritual conditions that go along with it.

Subtle Activism

Subtle Activism Author David Nicol
ISBN-10 9781438457512
Year 2015-08-24
Pages 246
Language en
Publisher SUNY Press
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Explores whether consciousness-based practices like meditation and prayer can contribute to social change. Can awakened consciousness contribute to social change and, if so, how? David Nicol introduces the concept of “subtle activism” to describe the use of consciousness-based practices like meditation and prayer to support collective transformation, such as global meditation directed toward peaceful resolution of a conflict. Subtle activism represents a bridge between the consciousness movement and the movements for peace, environmental sustainability, and social justice. It is not a substitute for physical action but rather a potentially crucial component of a more integrated approach to social change. Although ancient lore is rife with tales of shamans and adepts intervening on spiritual levels for the benefit of humanity, this book is the first comprehensive treatment of this topic. Nicol grounds his consideration in the available scientific research and in dialogue with a broad range of thinkers in the fields of consciousness studies, transpersonal theory, and New Paradigm thought. “Many good books are published each year but important books are harder to come by. One of the marks of a truly important book is that it challenges our deeply held convictions about what is real and what is possible in the world. It opens new intellectual horizons by showing us previously hidden connections. David Nicol’s Subtle Activism is an important book, a very important book.” — from the Foreword by Christopher M. Bache

Love in the Age of Ecological Apocalypse

Love in the Age of Ecological Apocalypse Author Carolyn Baker
ISBN-10 9781583948996
Year 2015-03-24
Pages 264
Language en
Publisher North Atlantic Books
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"In facing transition to a world of collapse and increasing scarcity of resources, this book focuses on the all-important need to cultivate relationships and community, offering inspiration and guidance for how to engage with ourselves, our fellow creatures, and our environment in potentially tumultuous times"--

The Wild Edge of Sorrow

The Wild Edge of Sorrow Author Francis Weller
ISBN-10 9781583949764
Year 2015
Pages 180
Language en
Publisher North Atlantic Books
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""Through story, poetry, and insightful reflections, reveals how ritual, community, and the sacred restore the original context of grief."--Provided by publisher"--

Soulcraft

Soulcraft Author Bill Plotkin
ISBN-10 1577313577
Year 2010-10-05
Pages 400
Language en
Publisher New World Library
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Since 1980, depth psychologist Bill Plotkin has been guiding women and men into the wilderness — the redrock canyons and snow-crested mountains of the American West — but also into the wilds of the soul. He calls this work soulcraft. 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. This journey to soul is a descent into layers of the self much deeper than personality, a journey meant for each one of us, not just for the heroes and heroines of mythology. A modern handbook for the journey, Soulcraft is not an imitation of indigenous ways, but a contemporary nature-based approach born from wilderness experience, the traditions of Western culture, and the cross-cultural heritage of all humanity. Filled with stories, poems, and guidelines, Soulcraft introduces over 40 practices that facilitate the descent to soul, including dreamwork, wilderness vision fasts, talking across the species boundaries, council, self-designed ceremony, nature-based shadow work, and the arts of romance, being lost, and storytelling.

Good Morning Beautiful Business

Good Morning  Beautiful Business Author Judy Wicks
ISBN-10 9781933392240
Year 2013
Pages 299
Language en
Publisher Chelsea Green Publishing
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It's not often that someone stumbles into entrepreneurship and ends up reviving a community and starting a national economic-reform movement. But that's what happened when, in 1983, Judy Wicks founded the White Dog Café on the first floor of her house on a row of Victorian brownstones in West Philadelphia. After helping to save her block from demolition, Judy grew what began as a tiny muffin shop into a 200-seat restaurant-one of the first to feature local, organic, and humane food. The restaurant blossomed into a regional hub for community, and a national powerhouse for modeling socially responsible business. Good Morning, Beautiful Business is a memoir about the evolution of an entrepreneur who would not only change her neighborhood, but would also change her world-helping communities far and wide create local living economies that value people and place as much as commerce and that make communities not just interesting and diverse and prosperous, but also resilient. Wicks recounts a girlhood coming of age in the sixties, a stint working in an Alaska Eskimo village in the seventies, her experience cofounding the first Free People store, her accidental entry into the world of restauranteering, the emergence of the celebrated White Dog Café, and her eventual role as an international leader and speaker in the local-living-economies movement. Her memoir traces the roots of her career - exploring what it takes to marry social change and commerce, and do business differently. Passionate, fun, and inspirational, Good Morning, Beautiful Business explores the way women, and men, can follow both mind and heart, do what's right, and do well by doing good.