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. Ascent of Humanity: Introduction. More than any other species, human beings are gifted with the power to manipulate our environment, and the ability to.

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Yet it is not a return to the past, nor a divestiture of the gifts of hand and mind that make us human. Feel free to copy asvent share. The author is at his best addressing irrational technofixes and the erosion of social, spiritual, natural, and cultural capital. Technology, in effect, says, “Let us make the world better. The book is optimistic, inspirational and motivational in tone. The Sense of an Ending. And then a furious attack on the Scientific Methods, and praise to homeopathy.

He married, had children, and later returned to the United States. And then some more bright perks.

I also read ‘The more Beautiful World our Hearts Know is Possible”, hoping it would solidify his previous observations, but it seemed to be largely a defence against critiques of his first novel. Thinking, Fast and Slow. This book explains why trying harder can never work.

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This normally stems from one or more spiritual practices such as meditation, mindfulness, conscious commitment to living kindness, love and devotion to God, etc.


Archived from the original on I was drawn to seek out his work because of his article on the artificiality of scarcity, and The Ascent of Humanity does not disappoint.

If we are fortunate, we might, for a time, prevent these crises from humqnity our personal lives.

And this revolution is underway already. They are central to our humanity. I believe that people only make that kind of shift in world view when humanify raise their level of consciousness.

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A New Republic of the Heart. Drawing on religious, mythological, and cosmological metaphors, Chapter Eight puts the tides of separation and reunion into a vast context in which none of our efforts to create a world of wholeness and beauty, however doomed they seem right now, are futile, foolish, or insignificant. I have just the book. Dec 28, Alexi Caracotsios rated it liked it Shelves: The detangling of embedded information and energy is thus equivalent to mass loss.

The Ascent of Humanity

The rising tide of human misery and ecological destruction, as old as civilization, is simply the human condition, an inevitable result of built-in human flaws like selfishness and laziness. This page was last edited on 16 Octoberat If life and the world are Hkmanity This, we are left no choice but to make the best of it: Dec 03, wirrow wirrow rated it liked it.

Glimpses of this “world of wholeness and beauty” have gumanity idealists for thousands of years, and echo in our collective psyche as notions of Heaven, an Age of Aquarius, or Eden: Those moments of love, freedom, serenity, play—what eisensteun has made us believe these are but respites from real life? The modern American culture has persuaded us that everything is ok, whether by focusing on sports or celebrities or through medicating those with alternate views to reality.


Flash forward a few months, and many pages later, and I can without a doubt profess that the book, written by the illuminating Charles Eisenstein, has profoundly affected the way I see the world.

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It is separation then, in the form of technology and culture, that defines us as human; as well, it is separation that has generated the converging crises of today’s world. Money, Gift, and Society in the Age of Transition”. Continue shopping Checkout Continue eosenstein.

There are lots of things. This includes personalizing content and advertising. In a way this is good news: Absolutely fascinating, paradigm-changing read that incorporates many divergent ideas. Similar to the breath of fresh air I received when reading Krishnamurti or Arthur Koestler for the first time, Charles Eisenstein is the humannity practical philosopher.

These crimes against humanity and crimes against nature couldn’t really be happening. Mar 31, Chani ascenf it it was amazing. How can a series of incremental improvements add up to crisis?

What right have I to expect the unreasonable magnificence whose possibility certain moments have shown me? All defining qualities of modern adolescence.

Perhaps that time is beginning right now.