It is time to confront the fact that our spiritual values, which are evolving toward oneness or interconnection, are at odds with our institutions, which embody separation.” – Charles Eisenstein
This video expresses the concept of Sacred Economics much more eloquently than I could. Charles Eisenstein’s saying exactly what we’ve all been thinking — but along with identifying the problems, he offers exciting solutions in his book, “Sacred Economics.”
Read the inspiring and insightful vision of the way to move forward into a healthier, happier world — as we co-create our new society. You can buy the book — or read the entire book online. Eisenstein has offered the entire book for free online in the spirit of the new (ancient) paradigm of the gift economy we’re creating. (There is a place to make a donation via PayPal).
Rather than simply rehashing our problems, this book offers viable solutions to the many huge (and self-created) challenges we face. Lots of us have discussed many of these problems: societal, ecological, and spiritual; but this book offers ideas that make sense. And the vision you’ll get as you read is inspiring and motivating. It’s not just another theoretical rehash.
One of the many things I love about this work is the idea that we are essentially a child species, and it’s time to grow up. I wrote an article several years ago that said the same thing, but I completely missed the idea of its application and relevance to building a new society within the global community In my article I compared humankind to a kid going through puberty. We have the pubescent blend of ‘just enough intelligence to be dangerous’, combined with the ignorance and arrogance to think we have our sh*t together. We’re trashing our home (as many of us did in our pubescent parties) and been reckless — with no idea of the consequences and no sense of responsibility.
And I completely missed the idea of applying this idea to our economic system. I loved how Eisenstein compared what we’ve been doing as “playing” with our ability to create societies and civilizations, developing skills that we can now use to create something much more conscious and vastly superior. That’s why I’m so excited about this book — it has taken many of the ideas that we’ve all been having, and added the missing bits that can turn our vision into a reality. Really.
Yay, Charles has expanded my consciousness! 🙂
Don’t you love when that happens?
Here are a few reviews:
Praise For Sacred Economics…
“This brilliant and beautifully written book is an indispensable must-read for all those who believe our economic system is terminally sick and in need of radical, sacred rehaul. Charles Eisenstein has the great gift of being able to make complex ideas both thrilling and inspiring. I hope this book begins a serious, worldwide conversation on how we can reinvent our attitude to money.”
—Andrew Harvey, author of The Hope: A Guide to Sacred Activism
“I consider Charles Eisenstein one of the up-and-coming great minds of our time. Rarely have I met a person who combines such philosophical and spiritual depth with such practical insights into the cultural and institutional origins of the potentially terminal dysfunctions of modern society—and the potential solutions.”
—David Korten, author of The Great Turning
“If you want a convincing account of just how deep the shift in our new axial age is and must be, look no further than this brilliant book by Charles Eisenstein, one of the deepest integrative thinkers active today.”
—Michel Bauwens, founder of the P2P Foundation
“With his breadth of knowledge, enthusiasm, commitment, diligence, and sensitivity, Charles has become a beacon of hope for others. Your heart and mind will be opened by this treasure of a book that shines with wisdom of crucial importance to our troubled world today.”
—Kamran Mofid, founder of the Globalisation for the Common Good Initiative
“[Sacred Economics] meticulously explains why our current system will inevitably give rise to cyclical and worsening economic crises. [Eisenstein] exposes the myths and lies that sustain power structure, the social and spiritual devastation in which we are all complicit, and lays the foundation for a way of thinking that can restore hope and help us emerge to a positive future. … Eisenstein’s book provides some of the most creative and hopeful ideas out there.”
—New Consciousness Review