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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Books by Charles Eisenstein. The biggest problem I have with his visio I read Sacred Economics first. The range and depth of Eisenstein’s thesis is breath-taking. To simply try to stop being so greedy will never be enough, because selfishness is built in at an impossibly deep level.

Ascent of Humanity: Introduction | Charles Eisenstein

But you point out: Saints and mystics have tried for thousands of years to teach us how we are trapped in a delusion about who we are. Nonetheless, the shift in our collective self-conception is intimately related to a parallel shift in our individual self-conception.

Either way, we set it apart from this world and this life, and thereby deny its practicality and its reality in the here-and-now. 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. Sick from separation from “nature”, the very representational nature of the word reveals our innate contempt for it.


On the other hand, technology and culture explicitly eusenstein to improve on nature: Listening to these voices, is it any wonder that for many years, I devoted most of my energy and vitality to the escapes from life?

Aecent call it entertainment.

The scientists are preparing the solutions as we speak! This appeals to his ideal of generosity and “living in the gift.

The Ascent of Humanity

Can we ever attain that human condition that we sense is possible in those moments of spiritual connection? Archived from the original on What has rendered us helpless to resist the ugliness, pollution, injustice, and downright horror that has risen to engulf the planet in the last few centuries?

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

As this planetary crisis invades our individual lives, unavoidably, neither the personal nor the collective misconception of who we are will remain tenable.

He’s young and fresh and informed from a very spiritual perspective. Disable Cookies I accept.

Charles Eisenstein – Wikipedia

Systems have emergent properties that will never reduce. 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.


Oct 06, James Chin rated it it was amazing. Here are a few of those ideas I wrote down while drinking in the wisdom espoused within these pages, We think of children as immature adults but we would be more accurate in thinking of adults as atrophied children Totalitarianism is the inevitable destination of a society completely obsessed of acheiveing complete control over reality The world of the rational is only one component of a functioning society. It is what musicians are referring to when they say, “The music played the band.

February 5, Imprint: Secrets of Power, Volume II. We become aware of it in moments, gaps in the rush and press of modern life. Extremely disappointed in the chapter attacking the scientific method and other ot attempting to lend credence to quack quantum physics, biodynamics, homeopathy and other empirically invalidated “alternatives.

Ascent of Humanity: Introduction

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Mar 05, Kristen Sabol rated it really liked it Shelves: He does this well Retrieved 5 December We intuit also that something similar is possible collectively.