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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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 chares extreme – but in the wake of their collapse, we may find great opportunity to transition to huamnity more connected, ecological, and sustainable way of being. This refocusing away from impending catastrophe and our inevitable doom cultivates meaningful emotional and psychological connections and provides real, actionable steps to caring for the Earth.

In a time of social and ecological crisis, what can we as individuals do to make the world a better place?

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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: Stephen Jenkinson explores the great paradox of elderhood in North America: Our own unreconciled relationship with disenstein it means to be an elder has yielded a charlws nearly bereft of them. Taking on the sacred cow of the family, Jenkinson argues that elderhood is a function rather than an identity.

Recasting current problems as emergent opportunities, Terry Esienstein offers creative responses, practices, and conscious conversations for tackling the profound inner and outer work we must do to build an integral future. In practical and personal terms, he discusses how we can all become active agents of a transformation of human civilization and why that is necessary to our continued survival.

The Yoga of Eating is a practical and inspiring manual that offers original insights on the physical and spiritual functions of sugar, fat, meat, and other foods; fasting, hjmanity, processing, willpower, and the deeper principles of self-nurture. This book appeals to a higher authority – your own body – and shows how to access and trust the wisdom your body has to offer.

Die Wise does not offer seven steps for coping with death. It does not suggest ways to make dying easier. It pours no honey to make the medicine go down. Instead, with lyrical prose, deep wisdom, and stories from his two decades of working with dying people and their families, Stephen Jenkinson places death at the center of the discussion and asks us to behold it in all its painful beauty. Die Wise teaches the skills of dying, skills that have to be learned in the course of if deeply and well.

Sincedepth 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.

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He calls this work soulcraft. There’s a ot longing in all people to uncover charls 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.

The world has never been more connected, yet people are lonelier than ever. 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.

Most people think of belonging as a mythical place, and they spend a lifetime searching for it in vain. With her signature depth and eloquence, Toko-pa maps a path to belonging from the inside out. As the climate veers toward catastrophe, the innumerable losses cascading through the biosphere make vividly evident the need for a metamorphosis in our relation to the living land. For too long we’ve inured ourselves to the wild intelligence of our muscled flesh, taking our primary truths from technologies that hold the living world at a distance.


This audiobook subverts that distance, drawing listeners ever deeper into their animal senses in order to explore, from within, the elemental kinship between the body and the breathing Earth. 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.

In this classic book, Watts provides a lucid and simple presentation of an alternative view based on Hindu and Vedantic philosophy. Addressing the pervasive longing for meaning and fulfillment in this time of crisis, Nature and the Human Soul introduces a visionary ecopsychology of human development that reveals how fully and creatively we can mature when soul and wild nature guide us.

Depth psychologist and wilderness guide Bill Plotkin presents a model for a human life span rooted in the cycles and qualities of the natural world, a blueprint for individual development that ultimately yields a strategy for cultural transformation. All ancient and indigenous peoples insisted their knowledge of plant medicines came from the plants themselves and not through trial-and-error experimentation.

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Less well known is that many Western peoples made this same assertion. There are, in fact, two modes of cognition available to all human beings – the brain-based linear and the heart-based holistic. The heart-centered mode of perception can be exceptionally accurate and detailed Integrating recent insights from evolutionary biology, genetics, psychology, economics, and other fields, Boyer offers precise models of why humans engage in social behaviors such as forming families, tribes, and nations, or creating gender acsent.

For a thousand generations, human beings viewed themselves as part of the wider community of nature, and they carried on active relationships not only with other people but with other animals, plants, and natural objects including mountains, rivers, winds, and weather patterns that we have only lately come to think of as “inanimate”. How, then, did humans come to sever their ancient reciprocity with the natural world? Ascenh the child of refugees of World War II Europe and a renowned philosopher and scholar of propaganda, Jason Stanley has a deep understanding of how democratic societies can be vulnerable to fascism: 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.

As a botanist and professor of plant ecology, Robin Wall Kimmerer has spent a career learning how to ask questions of nature using the tools of science. As a Potawatomi woman, she learned from elders, family, and history that the Potawatomi, as well as a majority of other cultures indigenous to this land, consider plants and animals eisensteein be our oldest teachers.

When Michael Pollan set out to research how LSD and psilocybin the active ingredient in magic fo are being used to provide relief to people suffering from difficult-to-treat conditions such as depression, addiction, and anxiety, he did not intend to write what is undoubtedly his most personal book. But upon discovering how these remarkable substances are improving the ghe not only of the mentally ill but also of healthy people coming to grips with the challenges of everyday life, he decided to explore the landscape of the mind in the first person as well as the third.

Charles Eisenstein explores the history and potential future of civilization, tracing the converging crises of our age to the illusion of the separate self. 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.


It has fired our near-pathological pursuit of technological Utopias even as we push ourselves and our planet to the brink eisenshein collapse. Fortunately, an Age of Reunion is emerging out of the birth pangs of an earth in crisis. Our journey of separation hasn’t been a terrible mistake but an evolutionary process and an adventure in self-discovery. 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.

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. Breathtaking in its scope and intelligence, The Ascent of Humanity is a landmark book showing what it truly means to be human.

This is the best book I have read, ever! If you read one you will want to read them all. This author is tye important voice of our time.

This book will give you hope for the future as our civilization slides towards collapse and a new beginning. Start the Age of Reunion now in your heart. My thanks to Audible for making this title available.

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This book is amazing. My only warning is that it is packed full with information and eidenstein will want to pause the book to contemplate what has been said.

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Give as a gift. People who bought this also bought A New Story By: Stephen Jenkinson, Charles Eisenstein – foreword Narrated by: Terry Patten, Andrew Harvey – foreword Narrated by: The Yoga of Eating: Stephen Jenkinson Narrated by: Bill Plotkin PhD Narrated by: Remembering Ourselves Home By: Toko-pa Turner Narrated by: David Abram Narrated by: Alan Watts Narrated by: Stephen Harrod Buhner Narrated by: Stephen Bel Davies Length: Pascal Boyer Narrated by: Jason Stanley Narrated by: Robin Wall Kimmerer Narrated by: Robin Wall Kimmerer Length: Michael Pollan Narrated by: 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.

Critic Reviews “Yale graduate, professor, speaker, and author, remove the letters ‘se’ from his surname and you have an idea just how brilliant a thinker Eisenstein is considered to be. Eisenstein has put his finger on the core problem facing humanity – namely: All the crises that humanity now faces are grounded in the belief that we are separate – separate from each other, separate from the biosphere that sustains us, separate from the universe that has brought us forth.

This is a tour-de-force filled with astounding insight, wit, wisdom and heart.

Paths to a Sustainable Future. What members say Average Customer Ratings Overall. Most Helpful Most Recent. I love this author! 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. Destroy Erase Improve This book is amazing.