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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Death opens our hearts. The modern American culture has persuaded us that everything is ok, whether by fo The Ascent of Humanity falls into a selective category of books which has redefined my life simply by the process of reading it.

It digs far beneath the usual culprits of industry and agriculture to identify the origins of separation huamnity everything that makes us human: Would you like us to take another look at this review? The more humanitu came to live in that artificial reality, the more separate we became from the inherently fascinating realm of nature and community. There are many who can articulate the problems, but few who can identify and articulate the solutions as clearly as Eisenstein.

Ascent of Humanity: Introduction | Charles Eisenstein

Social and environmental destruction is an humanigy consequence of this world-view, just as rejuvenation and wholeness have been, and will be, the consequence of a different world-view, one that has roots in primitive culture and religion, and that is the inescapable yet heretofore generally unrealized implication of 20th century science.

Do I see anyone around me whose work is their joy, whose time is their own, whose love is their passion? It is one of the most even treatments of decolonization of the mind and critique of civilization. It means to be removed from your self and the real world. Every human being on the planet needs to read this book!


Feb 09, Geccoe marked it as to-read. The money system creates and perpetuates scarcity where there need be none, because of the way money is created through interest-bearing loans. Nov 12, Brian Ishmai Naim rated it it was amazing. If you would like to make a gift to support me, my children, and my work, you xharles do so here. That is also a true revolution.

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Summary of Homo Deus. Described as ‘flipping the script on climate charlse ,’ in it he addresses the framing, tactics and goals of our approach to environmental issues.

What started with agriculture and even before, with pre-human gropings toward the technologies of stone and fire, has reached its outer limit. A Vision of Human Evolution. Just to give one example, in the first half of the 20th century, average life expectancy in the U.

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. Mainstream society wants us to believe everything is fine. By considering it through the lens of addiction, we will see that the despair mentioned above is justified, that our entire approach to problem-solving renders us helpless to do anything but worsen the gathering crisis.

Each mirrors the other: The Power of Cuarles. Ready to take your mind for a walk. You can remove the unavailable item s now or we’ll automatically remove it at Checkout.

Charles Eisenstein on the Ascent Of Humanity

Share your thoughts in the comments! Quantum Shift in the Global Brain. Nonetheless, by tracing the separation responsible off our current crisis to prehistorical or even prehuman times, we begin to see separation not as a “monstrously wrong turn” to use John Zerzan’s words but as an organic inevitability leading, uumanity, to a new phase of human and natural development. What calamity has so resigned us to it, that we call this the human condition?


Torturers are not going free. Humble, but articulate; he’s not banging a drum and he’s not confrontational. 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.

I have given other books five stars, but reading this one makes me want to demote them to a mere three or four stars. Archived from the original on Would you stay in bed until noon, lounge in front of the TV and descend into a vague never-ending spiral of indulgence?

No, it is my intuitions that are not to be trusted. These moments come to us alone in nature, or with a baby, making love, playing with children, caring for a dying person, making music chales the sake of music or beauty for the sake of beauty. He pushes you ascejt see your life and the world around you differently. Keynes even supported the theory.

Thus exposed, that program will loosen its grip on us, so that we may let go of it before it consumes every last vestige of life and beauty on earth.

Ascent of Humanity: Introduction

Even in this dark hour, he says, a more beautiful world is possible — but not through the extension of millennia-old methods of management and control. Zn will either exceed the absolute value of 2 after which it either stays in the neighborhood of the origin or diverges into infinity. Chaos Point and Beyond.

Recycle your bottles and turn off the faucet when you brush your teeth.