The Ascent of Humanity

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.

The Ascent of Humanity

Charles Eisenstein explores the history and potential future of civilization, tracing the converging crises of our age to the illusion of the separate self. In this limited hardcover edition of Eisenstein's landmark book, 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 of 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 out 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. "A tour-de-force filled with astounding insight, wit, wisdom and heart." --Christopher Uhl, author of Developing Ecological Consciousness: Paths to a Sustainable Future "Quite marvelous, a hugely important work. This book is truly needed in this time of deepening crisis." --John Zerzan, author of Future Primitive and Elements of Refusal

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The Ascent of Humanity
Language: en
Pages: 576
Authors: Charles Eisenstein
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-02-05 - Publisher: North Atlantic Books

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The Ascent of Man
Language: en
Pages: 352
Authors: Jacob Bronowski
Categories: Civilization
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011 - Publisher: Random House

A new paperback edition of Dr. Bronowski's classic history of humankind, with a foreword by Richard Dawkins Dr. Jacob Bronowksi's classic traces the development of human society through our understanding of science. First published in 1973 to accompany the groundbreaking BBC television series, it is considered one of the first
The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know Is Possible
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: Charles Eisenstein
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-11-05 - Publisher: North Atlantic Books

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Language: en
Pages: 332
Authors: Henry Fitzgerald HEARD
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit
Type: BOOK - Published: 1929 - Publisher:

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Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Gerald Heard
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit
Type: BOOK - Published: 1929 - Publisher:

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