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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That eisensteun why this book interweaves the story of humanity’s separation from nature with the story of our individual alienation from life, nature, spirit, and self. Stellar to no end! The world grows more competitive, more dangerous, less hospitable to easy living, and security comes with greater and greater effort.
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asceny No, I’m not going to blame it all on “capitalism”, for our economic system too is more a symptom than a cause of separation. He has this book available on his website to get more of an idea of what hujanity is like. Some of may have experienced it when we find ourselves cooperating naturally and effortlessly, instruments of a purpose greater than ourselves that, paradoxically, makes us individually more and not less when we abandon ourselves to it.
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Ascent of Humanity: Introduction
True, none are viable on their own but neither are human beings. But no worries they the leaders, experts and scientists say, science and technology will save us. On the collective level, the same attitude says that perhaps the next generation of material and social technologies—new medicines, eisensteein laws, faster computers, solar power, nanotechnology—will finally succeed in improving our lot.
Sure, life can be a drag, but at least I can afford to escape it sometimes. Eisenstein’s thorough and articulate work. Human beings are after all mammals, biological creatures no less natural than any other. We are witnessing in our time the intensification of separation to its breaking point—the convergence of crises mentioned above that is birthing a new era. It was read on the Iesenstein Guests radio show and the reading was later released as an audiobook.
This can be purchased or read as a e-book for free here. I have given other books five stars, but reading this one makes me want to demote them to a mere three or four stars.
The Ascent of Humanity by Charles Eisenstein
Return to Book Page. The master’s tools will never dismantle the master’s house.
Anxiety, like all emotions, has its proper function. There was also a lot of speculation that didn’t resonate with me, but the idea that we might let go of this insane economics that cannot keep growing–even that eventually we actually must let go it–made sense to me. Humble, but articulate; humanith not banging a drum and he’s not confrontational.
Charles Eisenstein has picked up on some great ideas throughout history and some fine ones of his own. This chwrles simply the most important book I have ever read. I was routinely cleaning my kitchen: As this planetary crisis invades our individual lives, unavoidably, neither the personal nor the collective misconception of who we are will remain tenable. Like an animal caught in quicksand, the harder we struggle the faster we sink.
Perhaps only eisrnstein crash of epic proportions must occur before we enter Eisenstein’s “Age of Reunion”, a time in which we once again integrate with our natural world and discover human existence full of meaning far from the modern myth of “survival only”.
Seven Char,es Lessons of Chaos. Please read this book with an humantiy, searching mind, and allow yourself to feel the pain that our current sense of self results in. Today, as both the destruction and the violence reach a feverish crescendo, few can deny that the world is humnaity a state of crisis. Paths to a Eisensyein Future “Quite marvelous, a hugely important work.
A Vision of Human Evolution. It is both a cause and an effect of scarcity mentality. 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.
Chaos Point and Beyond. Even though humans were more interdependent with the natural world, I don’t think that proves that they had the high level of consciousness needed to identify with unity at the fundamental level that we need to move into the new era today.